01/04/2015 9:02 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Ayodhya Ghost Returns; Lord Ganesha 'Reincarnates' In Aligarh

Hindu God,Lord Ganesha against green background.
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Hindu God,Lord Ganesha against green background.

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People are flocking to worship a baby girl in Aligarh, who they believe to be 'an incarnation' of elephant-god Lord Ganesha. The child was born on Thursday with a protuberance between her two eyes that, to worshippers, resembles the trunk of Ganesha.

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Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has advised nurses, part of a protest in the state, that they should not stage hunger strikes in the sun because it will make them 'dark' and 'ruin their marital prospects'.


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