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New barcoded tickets for entry to Taj Mahal to cost Rs 50

AMN / New Delhi As part of efforts to preserve the iconic Taj Mahal for generations to come, the Government on Tuesday announced a hike in price of entry tickets to the Taj Mahal to Rs 50 , from the existing Rs 40. Addressing a press conference, Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma announced the … Continue reading New barcoded tickets for entry to Taj Mahal to cost Rs 50

SC directs UP govt to file vision document for protection of Taj Mahal

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file within four weeks a vision document for protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal. The apex court also directed the state government to explain why there was a sudden flurry of activities in and around the Taj Mahal and the … Continue reading SC directs UP govt to file vision document for protection of Taj Mahal

‘Abducted marriage’ on rise in Bihar

3,405 grooms abducted in 2017 for ‘Pakadua Vivah’ in Bihar Our Correspondent / Patna Despite spread of all round modernity and police vigil in the state, the age old practice of ‘Abducted marriage’, popularly known as ‘Pakadua Vivah’, continue to rise in Bihar. IN 2017 More than 3,405 youths were kidnapped for such forced marriage … Continue reading ‘Abducted marriage’ on rise in Bihar

Tourists throng in Kashmir for new year celebrations

AMN / SRINAGAR A large number of tourists have thronged in valley to celebrate new year here. Tourism players in Kashmir are haapy as hotels in Gulmarg are jam-packed, as tourists from across the country are rushing towards this famous ski resort in north Kashmir on the New Year’s Eve. People associated with travel trade … Continue reading Tourists throng in Kashmir for new year celebrations

Singing in groups boosts mental health: study

Singing in groups could not only make you happier, but also help improve mental health conditions including anxiety and depression, according to a study. Researchers from the University of East Anglia in the UK found that people who took part in a community singing group maintained or improved their mental health. According to the study … Continue reading Singing in groups boosts mental health: study

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

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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 ...