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UNESCO recognises Kumbh Mela as cultural heritage of humanity

AMN India’s Kumbh Mela has been recognised by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. In a tweet, the international organisation said, Kumbh Mela was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at its 12th session in South Korea. India’s Culture Minister … Continue reading UNESCO recognises Kumbh Mela as cultural heritage of humanity

Nagaland gears up for Hornbill Festival 2017

KOHIMA The people of Nagaland are gearing up for the upcoming Hornbill Festival 2017 to be held from first of December till 10 December. It is the coming together of all the elements that make up the total Nagaland. The Hornbill Festival is a collaborative celebration of all Naga tribes at one venue and has … Continue reading Nagaland gears up for Hornbill Festival 2017

Rosogolla Belongs To Bengal, Not Odisha

AMN  It was sweet victory for West Bengal after a bitter battle over one of India’s most celebrated SWEET.  On Tuesday, the Geographical Indications (GI) registry announced that the Rosogolla (also known as rasgulla) originated in the West Bengal and not in Odisha. “This has been settled under the GI Act that authenticates products to either … Continue reading Rosogolla Belongs To Bengal, Not Odisha

Chakhesang Naga Shawl gets Geographical Indication tag

PHOTO-Manou Utpal Borpujari /New Delhi After the famed Assamese Muga silk, Naga King chilly and Tripura’s Queen Pineapple, among others, the intricately-designed shawl of the Chakhesang Naga tribe has become the latest product from the Northeast to get the Geographical Indication (GI) Registration, thereby ensuring that its purity and authenticity remains unadulterated. It’s the third product … Continue reading Chakhesang Naga Shawl gets Geographical Indication tag

Parents in Germany can’t name their child whatever they want

  Parents in Germany can’t just name their child whatever they like. Godsgift is ok, devilish monikers are not. Elsewhere in the world, the rules for name approval are even stricter. In one country, Harriet is a no-go. What the hell? That’s probably what a civic registry office employee thought when he saw the request … Continue reading Parents in Germany can’t name their child whatever they want

Taj Mahal is core of India’s tourism industry: Govt

A Akhter /New Delhi India’s minister for Tourism Alphonse Kannanthanam today put to rest all the controversy regarding to the alleged plan by Uttar Pradesh government’s to exclude Taj Mahal from its tourism plan, saying “Taj Mahal is the core of country’s tourism Industry.” He said that UP Tourism Minister has clarified the whole issue. … Continue reading Taj Mahal is core of India’s tourism industry: Govt

Govt asks Google, Fb, Whatsapp and others to remove Blue Whale links

AMN Government has directed internet majors – Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo – to immediately remove the links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to suicide of children in India and other countries. Mumbai and West Midnapore district have reported deaths linked to this game. Ministry of Electronics and … Continue reading Govt asks Google, Fb, Whatsapp and others to remove Blue Whale links

Govt to reduce weight of school bags

AMN Appreciating the demands for reducing the weight of school bags, the government said it has taken several initiatives in this regard. Replying to supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has taken up a number of steps to promote digital learning in its schools. He said … Continue reading Govt to reduce weight of school bags

Govt mulls jammers in schools to prevent porn websites

Blocked 3500 pornography websites: Centre tells SC Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI Government of India on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was exploring the option of installing jammers in school premises to block access to pornographic websites to students, it however ruled out the possibility of putting the machines in school buses as … Continue reading Govt mulls jammers in schools to prevent porn websites

Spring on Everest

This spring climbing season on Everest had its mix of triumphs and tragedies. But controversies and high drama on the summit has also brought to the limelight lax regulations and lack of oversight over expeditions being mounted says journalist- SANGAM PRASAIN Sixty years since it was first scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay … Continue reading Spring on Everest

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...