Hospital staff transformed the room by bringing in traditional Hindu decorations, food and music for the occasion.
The state barred schools from teaching the practice in 1993.
Along with revealing graves on the riverbanks, the rains have caused bodies to wash up on shore.
The controversy centres on British-made series, "A Suitable Boy," which follows the story of university student, Lata, in her search for a husband in North India in 1951.
Indian right-wing group, Hindu Sena, has reportedly been holding prayers for Donald Trump across India.
It was previously thought a single, catastrophic event had killed the group of people.
In the modern era, the festival includes a bonfire and the throwing of bright powders. But critics warn it has a dark side.
The woman is believed to have died of smoke inhalation from a fire she lit to stay warm.
Ganesha is one of Hinduism's most beloved deities and the story of his birthday reveals the reason for his unique appearance and demeanour.
The Hindu American Foundation called it "highly inappropriate."
Both sides of the debate about combining yoga with cannabis claim there's ancient proof. But each practitioner's decision is his or her own.
An Orthodox Christian activist and his followers have been accused of systematically harassing Hindus in Russia.
Experts believe that the statue was stolen before it was buried.
Militant groups and separatists leaders denied responsibility for the attack, which has already led to right-wing protests in the restive region of Kashmir.
Gunmen attacked a cafe in the country's capital a year ago.
Cows are considered holy in India, and vigilante groups are murdering beef-eaters to protect bovines.
Eating and killing cattle is a source of political and religious tensions across India.
The new law on the slaughter of cows and buffalos is not so much an animal welfare as a religious issue.
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The BJP governor of Uttar Pradesh said that for every Hindu man killed, 100 Muslim men should be killed.
India's human rights delegate Nabanita Chakrabarti blasted Pakistan for allegedly sponsoring terror and mistreating minorities.
The gunmen shot 66-year-old Kunio Hoshi dead on a dirt road in 2015.
The social media 'warning' said "inappropriately dressed" women would be attacked with aerosol cans.
Officers raid property in Bangladeshi capital after attack that left 18 foreign hostages dead.