Art and Culture

Wednesday, December 12, 2018Kaiga Set World Record For Non-Stop Production On December 10

KARWAR December 12 : The indigenously developed Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) set a new world record on December 10, with one of its units operating uninterrupted for more than 940 days. The reactor will set the record among all kinds of nuclear power-generating units, including advanced gas-based reactors (AGR) in the world.

The record was earlier held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United


Monday, December 10, 2018Historic Jamia masjid closed to prevent demonstration on HR day

Srinagar, Dec 10: The historic Jamia Masjid in the down town, Srinagar, has been closed as a precautionary measure on Monday to prevent any demonstrations following strike called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against alleged Human Rights (HR) violation.

All gates of historic Jamia Masjid have been locked and nobody was being allowed to enter the historic Masjid, stronghold of moderate H


Sunday, December 9, 2018Proposal To Rename Allahabad University As Prayagraj University

Prayagraj (Allahabad), Dec 9: Authorities of Allahabad University, a central varsity, have sent a proposal to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, to rename the University as Prayagraj.

According to reports here on Sunday, the Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University has sent a proposal in this regard to the state government for its approval, following which it will be sent to the state's Governo


Sunday, December 9, 2018111-Year-Old Karnataka Priest Recovers From Emergency Liver Operation

The pontiff was flown to Chennai from Bengaluru on Friday in an air ambulance for the operation to treat his liver and bile duct infection. Tumakuru is located about 70 km west of Bengaluru.

BENGALURU Dec 09: Karnataka's 111-year-old revered pontiff Shivakumar Swami of Siddaganga Mutt at Tumakuru recovered from a liver operation he underwent at a hospital in Chennai, an official said on Saturd


Thursday, December 6, 2018Governor congratulates Sahitya Akademi Award winners

Jammu, December 6: Governor Satya Pal Malik has congratulated Sh. Inderjeet Kesar and Sh. Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq on being conferred with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Annual Awards for 2018.

Sh. Kesar has received the Award for his Dogri novel “ Bhagirath” while Sh. Mushtaq has got the Award for his collection of short stories “Aakh” in Kashmiri language.

Governor has greeted


Friday, November 23, 2018Week-long Jhiri Festival begins in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 23: A week-long Jhiri Festival on Friday started in city outskirts here.

Hundreds of devotees from different parts of the neighbouring states paid tributes to Baba Jitto, who fought against the archaic system of exploitation and for the cause of marginalized farmers.

The Jhiri Mela is held every year in memory of Baba Jitto and his daughter Bua Kaury which is attended by nearly 8


Friday, November 23, 2018Gurupurab celebrated with religious fervour, gaiety in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 23: “Gurupurab”, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was on Friday celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in the Kashmir valley, where devotees throng Gurdwaras since early this morning despite sub zero temperature and dense fog.

Meanwhile, Governor Satya Pal Malik, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh and All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) gre


Friday, November 23, 2018Thousands join night-long prayers on Friday following Eid-e-Milad

Srinagar, Nov 23: Thousands of people joined night-long prayers on the occasion of Friday following Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region.

Despite chilly weather due to sub zero temperature, people joined the prayers in mosques, shrines, Jamia Masjids and other worship places in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region.

The main congregati


Wednesday, November 21, 2018Kashmir celebrates Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi with full Reverence

Srinagar: Milad-un-Nabi (The birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad) is being observed across Kashmir valley today with religious fervor.

Thousands began gathering at famous shrine Hazratbal since early morning to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. Special prayers were held at night in different mosques.

The biggest congregation was held at Hazratbal, Srinagar where devot


Saturday, November 10, 2018Sisters celebrate bond of relationship on 'Bhai Dooj' in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal Central Jail

Jammu, Nov 10: It was festivity like atmosphere within closed walls of Central Jail Kot Bhalwal here on city outskirts.

Earlier the inmates of Kot Bhalwal Central Jail remained occupied in making handmade 'Roshni' candles on the occassion of Diwali but on Friday they had different reason to celebrate and smile with moist eyes.

The scene inside the premises got emotional on Friday when siste


Thursday, November 8, 2018Varanasi decked up for another Diwali during PM's visit on Nov 12

Varanasi, Nov 8: the temple city of Varanasi is being decked up for another Deepawali to be held on November 12, when the local MP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a day long visit.

The PM will be visiting for the 15th time and will lay the foundations and inaugurate projects worth over Rs 2400 crore for Varanasi and its adjoining area during his visit on Monday next Inauguration will


Tuesday, November 6, 2018Ayodhya deepostava : Korean first lady to participate in the functions

Ayodhya, Nov 6 : The three days Deepostava programme to welcome Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman to Ayodhya would culminate here on Tuesday with lightning of over 3.35 lakh diyas ( earthen lamps) and laying the foundation of a Memorial on the name of Korean Queen.
Though Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is also slated to lay the foundation stone for a over 150 meter tall Lord Ram statue, but there is no


Monday, November 5, 2018PM to visit his parliamentary constituency on Nov 12

Varanasi, Nov 5 : Prime minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi for a day on November 12.

The Special Protection Group(SPG) team will visit the places for assessing the security arrangement on Monday where the PM would be visiting.

The PM is slated to visit Harhua and Ramnagar during his visit, district officials here confirmed.

Officials said


Monday, November 5, 2018Not a single cracker burst as Vrindavan widows show the way to celebrating green Diwali

Vrindavan, Nov 5: Amid a chorus of popular songs, hand-clapping and lots of flowers, widows of this Hindu holy city celebrated Diwali on Sunday evening by lighting only earthen lamps and candles in keeping with the Supreme Court directives for ensuring a pollution-free celebration.

This assumes significance as the bursting of crackers during Diwali adversely affects the environment and the ape


Monday, November 5, 2018No Karvan-e-Aman bus between Srinagar-POK

Srinagar, Nov 5 : The weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) has been suspended on Monday, official sources said here.

They said a message was received from POK authorities that the cross-Line of Control (LoC) will not operate.

All the passengers, including POK returnees, who were scheduled to travel in the bus have


Monday, November 5, 2018Tourists mesmerised with folk culture at Surinsar

Jammu: Surinsar Mansar Development Authority on Sunday organised Folk festival to boost tourism.
Bhajan Sandhya dedicated to devotional songs was the highlight of the folk festival.

Local cultural group of Ram Ditta and party presented tourists with a range of devotional songs in praise of Mansar devta who is regarded as a incarnation of Sheshnag.

Rumalo Ram and party showcased the rich


Saturday, November 3, 2018Tips to go green this Diwali

New Delhi, Nov 3: In between all the shopping frenzy that comes along with Diwali, people often forget how the products they purchase can affect the environment. Being a little mindful will help.

Rajesh Aggarwal, Founder, Zedpack and Shreya Jain, Founder of Shreya Jain Couture, have listed down a few tips which can help people with an eco-conscious mind to save nature this Diwali:

* Use non


Saturday, November 3, 2018UP govt to hold grand Diwali celebrations at Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Nov 3: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Uttar Pradesh government has planned a number of programmes to make Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya grand.

Among various programmes, the biggest highlight is expected to be the laying foundation stone for grand statues of Lord Ram and Hanuman in the holy city.

The celebration would commence from Sunday and will end on November 6 and an e


Friday, November 2, 2018Explore the art of fusion this Diwali

New Delhi, Nov 2: With the number of trends increasing by the day and everyone following them, it has become necessary to bring a twist. Try fusion wear this Diwali and steal the show.

Tanvi Malik- Co-founder of FabAlley and Indya lists some options.

*A statement making trend of the season is tunic and crop top with voluminous and dramatic sleeves.

*Dhoti pant paired with gorgeous pepl


Friday, November 2, 2018Gulmarg, Pahalgam, other higher reaches experience snow, rain in plains

Srinagar, Nov 2: The world famous tourist destinations of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and other higher reaches in the Kashmir valley experienced fresh snow since Thursday evening while plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, were lashed by rain resulting in drop in the day mercury while minimum temperature was above normal.

Due to strong winds last night followed by rain, majority areas in Srinagar


Friday, November 2, 2018Korea's first lady to attend Diwali function at Ayodhya

Lucknow,Nov 2: Republic Of Korea's first lady Kim Jung-Sook would be on a three days visit to Uttar Pradesh from November 5 where she will attend the Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya and lay the foundation of a memorial of Korean Queen Hur Hwanq-ok.

In Ayodhya , UP government is holding a three days Deepotsava programme from November 4 to be attend by UP governor Ram Naik, chief minister Yogi A


Saturday, October 27, 2018Saffron buses during Kumbh Mela in UP

Prayagraj (Allahabad), Oct 27: The shuttle buses engaged during the Kumbh Mela here from January 15, will be seen donning a saffron colour.

Around 500 in number, the buses to be plied from every corner of the state, would be formally launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath next week in Lucknow.

Sources said here on Saturday that the UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) would run


Monday, October 22, 2018Governor to inaugurate Kashmir Autumn FAM Tour on Oct 25

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 22: Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik will inaugurate Kashmir Autumn FAM (Familiarization) Tour-2018 at SKICC which will commence from October 25 to 27, in which 100 visitors from across the country will visit tourist places in Srinagar, Pahalgam and Gulmarg.

The tour programme is being organized by Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir.

In order to chalk-out the modalities for Kas


Friday, October 19, 2018Prez, PM greet people on Dussehra

New Delhi, Oct 19: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Vijayadashami.

'On the occasion of Durga Puja and Vijayadashami, Dusshera greetings and Shubho Bijoya to fellow citizens. This is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. May the day bring happiness to our families and our shared soci


Thursday, October 18, 2018Durga Puja marquee decorated with 4,000 kg turmeric

Kolkata, Oct 18: In a first-of-its-kind, a Durga Puja marquee here was decorated with 4,000 kg of turmeric or 'haldi'.

Santoshpur Lake Pally Committee, in collaboration with a leading spice manufacturer, has directed its creative efforts in presenting a novel concept and unique design sensibilities to the Pandal's decor.

Turmeric (haldi in Hindi and holud in Bengali) is considered to be ver


Wednesday, October 17, 2018Thousands of devotees gather at Belur Math to watch 'Kumari Puja'

Belur, Oct 17: Following the age-old tradition, this year also thousands of devotees from across the country and abroad watched 'Kumari Puja' or the worship of a prepubescent girl at Belur Math -- the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, as Durga Puja fervour peaked on Maha Ashtami today.

Maha Ashtami, also known as Durga Ashtami, was marked by significant ritua


Monday, October 15, 2018Durga puja begins in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 15: Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world.

'Sasthi' or 'Bodhan' -- the welcoming of the Durga idols -- signalled the commencement of the five-day puja as the eastern metropolis welcomed its patron goddess to beats of dhaak (drums) and aroma of incense


Saturday, October 13, 2018AMU serves notice to nine students for holding funeral prayer for slain terrorist

Aligarh, Oct 13: After suspending 3 Kashmiri students, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has issued notices to nine other students after they tried to hold a funeral prayer for Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Manan Bashir Wani, who was killed in a gun battle with security forces in north Kashmir.

The Human Resources Development Ministry too has sought a report from the university while the state


Saturday, October 13, 2018Touched to see how daughters brought 'garba' spirit to life: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he was "touched" to see how the visually impaired girls from Ahmedabad's Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh performed the "garba" on a song penned by him and its spirit has been brought to life.

"Touched to see this. The spirit of this garba has been brought to life by these daughters! Hope everyone's having a blessed Navratri," Modi s


Saturday, October 13, 2018Train service remains suspended in south, resumes in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 13: Train service remained suspended for the second day on Saturday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where a militant was killed in an encounter in Pulwama district this morning.

However, train service resumed in north Kashmir after remaining suspended on Friday, when separatists had called for a general strike against the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants in