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  • 09-Mar-2017
  • 'India by Nile' fest to begin in Egypt

    India has organized the fifth edition of the mega cultural festival 'India by the Nile' in Egypt on 8th March to showcase the diversity of the country's culture, arts and cuisine for building enduring partnership between the two ancient civilizations.

  • 07-Mar-2017
  • Tribal festival 'Bhagoria' begins in MP

    Bhagoria Festival, also known as Bhagoria Haat Festival, celebrated by the tribal people of the Indian state Madhya Pradesh began on March 6, 2017 in Jhabua district.

  • 16-Feb-2017
  • Indian Panorama Film Festival begins in Port Blair 

    The Indian Panorama Film Festival being organised jointly by Andaman and Nicobar administration and Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India, began in Port Blair today on a colourful note.

  • 07-Feb-2017
  • Slovakian Curators have discovered world's earliest emoji 

    Peter Brindza, head of the archive in the Slovakian town of Trencin, claims curators discovered the world's oldest known emoji, a symbol used as a part of the signature of a lawyer who lived and worked in 1635.According to Brindza, the circle and three dots symbol is a direct ancestor of the smiley face we use today.

  • 03-Feb-2017
  • Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurated the 3-day Visakha Utsav in Visakhapatnam

    The three-day Visakha utsav (fete) begins on Friday to showcase the potential of the city and to promote tourism, especially after the havoc wrought by Hudhud cyclone last year, according to State HRD Minister G. Srinivasa Rao.

  • 02-Feb-2017
  • 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav begins in New Delhi 

    ‘Whose theatre is it anyway’ -- that’s the theme of this year’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the annual theatre festival of National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi.

  • 28-Jan-2017
  • Karnataka set to celebrate Kambala festival 

    With the decks getting cleared for the bull taming festival of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, there is a growing chorus for organising Kambala, a traditional annual buffalo race in marshy fields, held in the coastal districts of Karnataka.Kambala — the rural sporting festival of Karnataka — was once a pastime for the royal family.

  • 23-Jan-2017
  • PVR Cinemas launches its 'theatre on demand' service VKAAO

    Multiplex chain operator PVR today launched theatre on demand service ‘Vkaao’ and plans to add 100 screens by end of next fiscal across the country.

  • 06-Jan-2017
  • Veteran actor Om Puri passed away 

    Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away, he was found dead at his Mumbai house on Friday morning. He was 66. The recipient of two National awards and two Filmfare Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award, Om Puri had an illustrious film career , spanning over four decades.The actor also received an honorary OBE in 2004 for his contribution to British cinema.

    The Padma Shri awardee, studied at the Film and Television Institute of India and at the National School of Drama, where Naseeruddin Shah was his classmate. Born on October 18, 1950, hailing from Ambala in Haryana, Om Puri made his film debut in 1976 with the Marathi film 'Ghashiram Kotwal'.

  • Eminent British economist Tony Atkinson died.

    • Sir Anthony Barnes “Tony” Atkinson September 4, 1944, and died on January 1, 2017.
    • He was a British economist.

    • He was a Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.

    • Sir Atkinson student of James Meade, Atkinson virtually single-handedly established the modern British field of inequality and poverty studies.

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