VARIETY/ TRAVEL

Odisha women lead the way

Sudarshan Chhotray /TIA
BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has lauded efforts of Community Conservation groups SAMUDRAM. The Chief Minister also thanked UNDP for referring and recognizing an Odisha women’s group, which was the lone representative from India.

‘Rail Bandhu’ magazine released

VINIT WAHI / TIA

The Minister of Railways, Ms  Mamata Banerjee, released ‘Rail Bandhu’ – an onboard magazine of Indian Railways here recently.  Also present on the occasion were Chairman, Railway Board, Mr  Vivek Sahai and other senior officers of the Ministry of Railways.

Maha Children Project gets PM Award

VINIT WAHI /TIA

NEW DELHI-The Education and Training Centre (ETC) for Children with Different Abilities, a unique project started by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation in 2007, was one of the five projects from across the country which received the Prime Minister’s award for excellence in public administration at a function here Thursday.

Nandita Das becomes French Knight

NEW DELHI:  Actress-director Nandita Das has been conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, France’s highest cultural award for her contribution to the development of Indo-French cooperation in the field of cinema.

Aurangabad to be Maha Tourism Capital

VINIT WAHI / TIA
Adorned with two historical world–fame heritage sites, the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra is now being developed as the Tourism Capital of the state.  After Ajanta and Elora caves, a crater made by a meteor after striking with the earth in Buldana and the famous Daulatabad Fort are two more sites being considered by the UNESCO for being declared as world heritage.

India-B’desh to celebrate Tagore anniversary

TIA correspondent
NEW DELHI: Officials of India and Bangladesh are expected to finalize the joint celebrations of Poet Rabindranath Tagore’s  150th birth  anniversary.

Visually challenged get PhD at AMU

ALIGARH: (AMU) For the first time the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has awarded doctorate to a visually challenged. Ms. Rahila Khatoon has been conferred upon the doctorate in Urdu.

Urdu Ki Kamna

There could be a Kamna or desire in many hearts to keep the candle of Urdu alight in India, but there are few who take actual task of spreading the message of the language across the country. Noted socialite Kamna Prasad is among the few Urdu lovers who is not only associated with this beautiful..

Eunuchs in Delhi to get pension

NEW DELHI: The Municipal Corporation Of Delhi (MCD) has brought some good news for third gender of the human being. It has announced a monthly pension scheme for eunuchs livening in its area . According to a notification by the MCD, the agency will pay Rs 1,000 as pension to eunuchs all ..

Naga girls caught in trafficking racket

KOHIMA: Church leaders in Nagaland fear an organized racket is operating in northeastern India to lure young women into prostitution in other parts of the country.

Police in Goa, western India, recently rescued six Nagaland women and four from Mizoram from a local beauty parlor. They also ..

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

UP CM Yogi seeks support of religious leaders in fight against COVID-19

AMN Chief Minister of Uttar Prdaesh Yogi Adityanath today had meetings with religious heads and members of ...

No evidence of airborne transmission of COVID-19; 505 fresh cases reported

Spitting at public places should be avoided to contain spread of Coronavirus: ICMR Staff Reporter / New ...