Art and Culture

Saturday, April 21, 2018 In Conservation with the Maansi Rattan Gupta

In Conservation with the Maansi Rattan Gupta, owner of Studio MG and Director of JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Jammu center. about "NAVYAA" an exclusive exhibition of Designer products and Garment organised today at JP Institute.



Saturday, April 21, 2018Indiana Governor declares April as National Sikh Heritage Month

Indianapolis, Apr 21: Indiana Governor Eric J Holcomb celebrated the 319th anniversary of “Creation of Khalsa Day” and on this occasion he also declared the month of April as National Sikh Heritage Month by the executive order of Proclamation.

Sikh community leaders were invited at the Governor’s office and welcomed by the honorable Governor for the celebrations. At the end of the ceremony, t


Wednesday, April 18, 2018Parshuram jayanti celebrated with full enthusiasm and religious fervour at Rajouri.

Rajouri, Apr 18: Parshuram jayanti was celebrated with great enthusiasm and religious fervour in Rajouri town in which large no.of devotees participated from surrounding areas.This is for the third time in Rajouri that the Parshuram jayanti was celebrated in this way in which a huge rally of Bikes and Cars were taken out by members of Brahmin community.Near about 200 to 250 bikes were participate


Sunday, April 15, 2018When India meets Asia in Myanmarese cuisine

New Delhi, April 15: Myanmar boasts of an interesting melange of great traditional cuisines -- ranging from Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Cambodian and even Western influences. It's time to explore this very fascinating combination at an ongoing food festival here.

The "Myanmar Food Festival" is on at Honk, Pullman Hotel, Aerocity, till April 22. The menu has been set by Myanmarese Chef Htun


Saturday, April 14, 2018Odisha celebrates 'Maha Bisuba Sankranti'

Bhubaneswar, April 14: Odia New Year, also known as Maha Bisuba Sankranti or Pana Sankranti, is being celebrated on Saturday across the state. The new Odia almanac comes into effect on this day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greeted the people on the occasion.

"To all my Odia friends across the world, greetings on Maha Vishuba Sankranti! Have a wonder


Saturday, April 14, 2018Shab-i-Miraj celebrated with religious fervor, gaiety in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 14: Thousands of people joined the special night-long prayers on the occasion of Shab-i-Meraj across the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region, despite chilly winds and blow normal mercury.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid and GoC 15 Corps Lt General A K Bhatt besides National Conference president Dr Faro


Thursday, April 12, 2018Civilians thronging encounter sites responsible for their deaths: JK DGP

Jammu, April 12: Civilians thronging encounter sites are responsible for their deaths as bullets don't distinguish between a stone pelter and a militant, Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said today as he again urged the youth to stay away from such places as they were not marriage venues.

Nobody wants civilian deaths and the police and security forces are pained at such incidents, he em


Thursday, April 12, 2018New Era Public School celebrates Bhaisaki with full enthusiasm at Rajouri.

Rajouri, Apr 12: The kids of New Era Public School celebrated Bhaisaki, also known as festival of harvest,with full enthusiasm and colorful programmes at school premises here today. Special assembly was conducted to mark the importance of this festival. A cultural Baisakhi dance was performed by the kids in different dance numbers.

The celebration started with the speech of Principal, Palvi Ba


Sunday, April 8, 2018US Sikhs celebrate 'Turban Day'

New York, April 8: Thousands of turbans were on the heads of people from different races, religions and nationalities in the city's Times Square as Sikhs launched the annual series of Turban Day events to promote understanding of their faith and dispel stereotypes about the piece of attire.

On Saturday, volunteers from Sikhs of New York organisation tied turbans on the heads of visitors while


Saturday, April 7, 2018Assam's Spring Festival begins in Manas National Park

Guwahati, April 7: The two-day Assam Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park on Saturday where visitors will get to experience the state's local food, music, handloom and handicrafts.

"The aim of the event is to promote the local food and culture of the fringe villagers. It is an attempt to create a model of alternative livelihood through food, handloom and culture," Mitali from Food


Thursday, April 5, 2018Daughter of Jammu, Pragnya wins Best Folk fusion award at the Radio City Freedom awards

New Delhi: New Delhi-based Kashmiri folk-fusion artist Pragnya Wakhlu went on to win the popular choice award for Best Folk Fusion artist at the Radio City Freedom Awards held in March at Worli, Mumbai. She secured the win for her Kashmiri-English folk fusion album Kahwa Speaks. The Radio City Freedom awards are one of the biggest independent artist recognition platforms in the country, receiving


Sunday, April 1, 2018Kerala Christians celebrate Easter

Thiruvananthapuram, April 1: Christians across Kerala celebrated Easter on Sunday to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after he was crucified.

The people attended the Easter mass where they drank wine and ate a slice of cake marking the end of Lent.

A traditional Easter breakfast was prepared in Christian households which has dishes like 'appam', chicken stew, beef roa


Sunday, April 1, 2018Odisha celebrates Utkal Divas

Bhubaneswar, April 1: People across Odisha celebrated Utkal Divas on Sunday to commemorate the formation of the state in 1936.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the people on Twitter, saying: "The entire country is proud of leaders who contributed immensely for the development of state and country."

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also extended his greetings and paid tribute to those who sa


Sunday, April 1, 2018Kovind, Modi extend Easter greetings

New Delhi, April 1: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended Easter greetings to people at home and abroad, and hoped that the festival would motivate for bringing in a positive difference to the society.

"Greetings to fellow citizens, especially to the Christian community in India and abroad, on Easter. The sacred day of the resurrection of Lord Jesus, bri


Friday, March 30, 2018Distribution of forms for Ruposhree scheme begins

Kolkata, Mar 30 : The distribution of forms for West Bengal Government’s dream 'Ruposhree' Scheme, which came into effect after immense success in the 'Kanyashree' scheme, started on March 28.

Under the scheme, families whose annual income is Rs 1.5 lakh or less would receive financial assistance of Rs 25,000 from the State Government for the wedding of their daughters.

Close to six lakh


Friday, March 30, 2018Tourism opportunities positive in Tripura: Swapan Bhatacharjee

Udaipur(Tripura), Mar 29 : Tripura, a state of North-East, where opportunities of tourism are huge and could become a source of economic development of the state, said Swapan Kumar Bhatacharjee.

Bhattacharjee is one of the most successful and popular journalists of Tripura and awarded “Friends of Liberation War Honour” by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution in the Liberation war


Friday, March 30, 2018Good Friday observed in Pondy

Puducherry, Mar 30: ”Good Friday”, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was observed by the Christians in the Union Territory of Puducherry on Friday.

Early morning mass was held in all churches here to mark the occasion.

A procession was taken out, symbolizing the sufferings of Jesus Christ bearing the cross, from the palace of Pilate to the Golgotha where he was crucified.



Thursday, March 29, 2018Musical Evening with The News Now | Nandini Kapoor

We are in conversation between very melodious singer of #Jammu, Nandini Kapoor. Nandini is just 19 years old and is popularly known as Nightingale of Jammu. She dreams of wants to pursue her career in playback singing. Watch as She shares her journey, dreams and present some soulful performances to light up your day a little more.



Wednesday, March 28, 2018Badnore greets people on Mahavir Jayanti

Chandigarh, Mar 28 : The Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh VP Singh Badnore has extended his greetings to the people of Punjab and Chandigarh on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti the birthday of Lord Mahavir.

Mr Badnore said that Lord Mahavir was an apostle of ahimsa peace and harmony and epitomised the spirit of non-violence, universal brotherhood, compassion and sacri


Tuesday, March 27, 2018Indians understand French food because they travel: French chef

New Delhi, March 27: Baguette lobster thermidor, chicken roulade, escargots de bourgogne and croissants. Indians are no strangers to these French delights and more, says French chef Chez Jerome Cousin who, encouraged by the evolving tastes of well-travelled "desi" foodies, has opened an "authentic" bistro here.

Born in a family of restaurateurs, Cousin has been living in India for the past 15


Tuesday, March 27, 2018Urdu Academy demands govt advts to sustain media's growth

Kolkata, Mar 27 : The Urdu Academy has demanded more government advertisements to sustain and nurture Urdu journalism.

'Urdu is accepted as a language of class and should be treated as such. If the government wants that the language should grow Urdu newspapers should be given maximum advertising,' Academy Chairman S Haider said at a function here yesterday which marked the completion of 200 ye


Friday, March 23, 2018Discover the forgotten, delectable Rampur cuisine (Foodie Trail-Delhi)

New Delhi, March 23 : A mention of Rampur may remind you of the famous Rampuri chhuri -- the switchblade Bollywood villains of a certain vintage proudly flaunted. But a taste of this Uttar Pradesh town's cuisine will leave millennials quite surprised.

Of late, many hotels have started to showcase this delectable cuisine and one such ongoing fiesta is "Dine Like Royals" at K3, JW Marriott New D


Thursday, March 22, 2018Sahitya Akademi celebrates World Poetry Day

New Delhi, March 22 : Eminent poets representing 24 Inddian languages participated in an All India Poetry Festival was organised by the Sahitya Akademi here to commemorate World Poetry Day.

In the inaugural session on Wednesday, Sahitya Akademi Secretary K. Sreenivasarao welcomed the participants and audience and talked about the uniqueness of poetry in all languages, Indian poetic traditions,


Wednesday, March 21, 2018In conversation with Sargam Sharma

The News Now celebrating Fourth Navratra with a melodious devotional performance by 13 years old singer and winner of Devotional Song Competition 2017 in Katra, Sargam Sharma.



Sunday, March 18, 2018Marathwada celebrates Gudipadwa

Aurangabad, Maharahstra, Mar 18 : ‘Gudi Padwa’ the very first day of Chaitra month of Marathi new year was celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety across the Marathwada region on Sunday.

This day is also celebrated as 'Hindu New Year'.

On this auspicious day, Gudi was installed, with the help of Kalash on the top of Bamboo stick wrapping with new clothes, Nim trees leaves and garlanded wi


Sunday, March 18, 2018Modi wishes people on Navaratri

New Delhi, March 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Navaratri and the beginning of the "new year".

"Several people across the nation are celebrating the start of the New Year. I convey my greetings to all those celebrating. May the year ahead be a wonderful one," the Prime Minister tweeted.

"On Gudi Padwa, greetings to my sis


Saturday, March 17, 2018Head to Head and Heart to Heart Conversation | DJ Vasu

In this interview, truly talented DJ Vasu Gandhi shares his experiences right from the first gig he ever played, gives invaluable insights and advice for all aspiring DJ’s.



Saturday, March 17, 201824-hour power supply at 100 prominent temples during 'Navratri'

Lucknow, March 17 : The Uttar Pradesh government has directed the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all the 'shakti peeths' and 100 other prominent temples in the state during 'Navratri' beginning Sunday, an official said on Saturday. 'Navratri' is a nine-day festival of the Hindus and 'shakti peeths' are seats of Goddess Durga.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018Spring cleaning for your home - literally!

New Delhi, March 17 : Get rid of clutter at home and make it spring-ready with a burst of bright colours, floral accents, and energetic patterns. Bid goodbye to the thick curtains and welcome bright airy curtains and airy spring sheets, say experts.

Sunil Gupta, Founder and Director, and Apurva Muralidhar, HomeLane Design Partner, have suggested tips:

* Make use of empty


Friday, March 16, 2018Amid tight security ,Navratras to begin in Jammu, Katra from Mar 18

Jammu, Mar 16 : A week-long Navratras to commence with fanfare in this winter capital of the state and holy Katra town in Reasi district amid tight security arrangements from March 18.

Security forces have stepped up vigil in Jammu and Katyra ahead of Navratras, sources here said.

“Security has been beefed up at several vital points including popular market places for smooth and incident f