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BES EXPO 2019 begins in New Delhi

Nearly 300 companies from 25 countries are displaying their products in the Expo. On the occasion, an exhibitor’s directory was released by the dignitaries and BES awards were presented to the winners. Addressing the gathering, the I&B Secretary said that the Information and Broadcasting ministry is considering bringing a new Integrated Broadcast Policy for the growing broadcasting sector in India. Read More »

Kumbh Mela begins with Shahi Snan in Prayagraj

The first bathing was taken by saints and seers of different Akharas. According to Kumbh Mela administration around one crore 25 lakh devotees area expected on this Royal bathing Makar Sankranti. Twenty-one Snan Ghats have been set up for bathing. Special arrangements have been made for women devotees and for the first time three women police units have been pressed ... Read More »

Two-day BJP National Convention begins in New Delhi

BJP workers from every Lok Sabha constituency are attending the meeting. MPs, MLAs, Parishad members, District In Charge, District Mahamantris and vistaraks will participate in the 2-day event. The emphasis will be on strengthening the presence of the party right from the grassroots level, and on taking the achievements of the Modi government to the people. BJP President Amit Shah ... Read More »

BJP National Council meet begins in New Delhi

BJP President Amit Shah will inaugurate the convention. Briefing media in New Delhi, party’s youth wing president Poonam Mahajan said, around 12 thousand delegates from all parts of the country will attend the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session.  The national council assumes significance in view of the upcoming general elections this year and the meeting will ... Read More »

BJP National Councill meet begins in New Delhi

BJP President Amit Shah will inaugurate the convention. Briefing media in New Delhi, party’s youth wing president Poonam Mahajan said, around 12 thousand delegates from all parts of the country will attend the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session.  The national council assumes significance in view of the upcoming general elections this year and the meeting will ... Read More »

World Book Fair begins in Delhi

Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the 9-day annual event. The theme of this year is ‘Readers with Special Needs’. All India Radio is the radio partner for the fair. To mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, there will be special book exhibition of books on and by Mahatma Gandhi. More than 600 publishers will display books at more than ... Read More »

World Book Fair begins in Delhi today

Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 9-day annual event. The theme of this year is ‘Readers with Special Needs’. All India Radio is the radio partner for the fair. To mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, there will be special book exhibition of books on and by Mahatma Gandhi. More than 600 publishers will display books at ... Read More »

49th India International Film Festival begins today

The 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India will open on Tuesday with the gala opening ceremony at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Goa. The 9-day event will showcase 212 films from 68 countries. While The Aspern Papers is the opening film, Sealed Lips will be the closing movie.  Festival Director Chaitanya Prasad said that the opening ... Read More »

Tata Steel begins phase-II expansion of Kalinganagar plant

Tata Steel has begun the phase-II expansion of Kalinganagar plant to 8 million tons per annum (mtpa) capacity from 3 mtpa. The expansion will incur a cost of Rs 23,500 crore and take 48 months to complete. The project configuration and costs include investments in raw material capacity expansion, upstream and mid-stream facilities, and infrastructure and downstream facilities. Tata Steel, ... Read More »

Filing of nominations in Rajasthan and Telangana begins

The last date for filing of nominations is 19th of this month in both the states. Scrutiny of nominations will take place on the 20th, while the last date for withdrawal of nominations is 22nd of this month. Both the states will go to polls on the 7th of next month to elect of new Assemblies. The counting of votes ... Read More »

BJP’s 6-day Sabarimala Protection Rath Yatra begins

The 6-day march from Muttur to Sabarimala is in protest against the CPM-led LDF governments to implement the Supreme Court order on Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. Yeddyurappa flagged off the Rath Yatra along with Kerala BJP chief P S Sreedharan Pillai. The yatra will culminate at Pathanamthitta with a massive rally on November 13. Read More »

Five day long ‘Diwali’ festival begins across the country

Revellers thronged markets for purchases for Diwali.   From decorating homes to shopping for earthern lamps..people are in the thick of festivities.   People also bought gold, silver jewellery and utensils yesterday.   Chhoti diwali or Narak Chaturdashi is being celebrated today in traditional and festive flavour. According to Hindu mythology , Narakasura was killed on this day by Krishna, ... Read More »

Five day long festival of ‘Diwali’ begins across the country

Revellers thronged markets for purchases for Diwali.   From decorating homes to shopping for earthern lamps..people are in the thick of festivities.   People also bought gold, silver jewellery and utensils yesterday.     Chhoti diwali or Narak Chaturdashi is being celebrated today in traditional and festive flavour. According to Hindu mythology , Narakasura was killed on this day by ... Read More »

Nepal begins 8-day long Indra Jatra celebrations with zeal

The eight day long annual festival is observed to worship the god Devraj Indra, the lord of rain and good harvest. It also marks end of monsoon and beginning of harvest season and festivity.  The chariot procession and mask dances are the main attraction of Indra Jatra. On fourth day of festival the chariot procession of living Goddess Kumari, Lord Ganesha ... Read More »

Kathmandu: Bodhgaya bus service begins

The first ever Bus Service between Nepal and Bihar was flagged off by the Nepal’s Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Raghubir Mahaseth and Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri from Kathmandu this evening. The 45 seater air conditioned delux bus will complete 660 KM journey between Kathmandu and Bodhgaya in 16 hours. The bus will leave Kathmandu daily at 7 PM and reach Bodhgaya next day at around 11 AM. The bus fare ... Read More »

2-day BJP National Executive Meet begins 

Upcoming assembly and next year’s general elections are likely to be the focus of deliberations at this meet.  All senior leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers of BJP ruled states are participating in the national executive meeting.  Besides, party is discussing ways as how the benefits of central schemes reach the common man. Organizational issues are ... Read More »

3-day World Hindu Congress begins in Chicago

Over 2000 delegates from across the globe are participating in this mega event. The theme of World Hindu Congress is ‘think collectively, achieve valiantly’. In his address, RSS Cheif Mohan Bhagwat said that the co-existence of individuals, society and healthy environment is necessary to achieve the goal of ultimate truth. He said the duty of Hindu society across the globe ... Read More »

2-Day BJP national executive meet begins tomorrow

The party will discuss ways to ensure how the work done by the Modi government can be taken to the people in the most effective manner apart from ways to strengthen the organisation. The two day national executive meet of BJP  will held on Saturday &  SUNDAY in new Delhi at the Ambedkar international Centre. Before the executive meet, BJP ... Read More »

Cambodia’s longtime leader Hun Sen begins another term

The National Assembly approved the appointment with all 125 members voting in favor without any debate. Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party won a July 29 general election by a landslide, but critics consider the polls unfree and unfair because the only credible opposition grouping, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was dissolved by court order last year in an action seen ... Read More »

4th BIMSTEC Summit begins in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Prime Minister Modi will address the inaugural session this evening. The theme of the 4th Summit is ‘Towards Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders of BIMSTEC jointly called on President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari in Kathmandu today. They also attended luncheon hosted by the President Bhandari. Later, on ... Read More »

Jakarta Palembang 2018 begins; Hopeful India eye Asiad glory

A total of 572 Indian athletes will be participating in the event in 36 different sports categories. The contingent will be led by Chef de Mission Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The games in Jakarta will be held at the Bung Karno sports complex, which contains 20 venues and nine training grounds, as well as Jakarta International Expo, including 21 venues ... Read More »

Asian Games 2018 begins; Hopeful India eye Asiad glory

A total of 572 Indian athletes will be participating in the event in 36 different sports categories. The contingent will be led by Chef de Mission Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The games in Jakarta will be held at the Bung Karno sports complex, which contains 20 venues and nine training grounds, as well as Jakarta International Expo, including 21 venues ... Read More »

World Hindi Conference begins with homage to late Atal Bihari Vajpayee

In the beginning of the conference a two-minute silence was observed to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Inaugurating the conference Prime Minister of Mauritius Praveen Kumar Jagannath said that with the passing away of Vajpayee ji a great son of India and a dear friend to Mauritius has been lost. He said that Mr. Vajpayee will ... Read More »

1st session of Pak’s newly-elected Parliament begins; 329 members take oath

Ayaz Sadiq, speaker of the previous National Assembly, presided over the 15th Parliament’s session and administered oath to the new leaders in the 342-member lower house. The new members signed their presence in a register. President Mamnoon Hussain had summoned the maiden session of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, at 10 AM in parliament house today, 19 ... Read More »

Nepal-India Literature Festival 2018 begins in Birgunj

He said that both countries have age old religious, cultural and social relations and literary exchange will further boost it. On this occasion eminent writers from both the countries were also felicitated. Around 250 participants from India and Nepal attending the two day festival. The event is organised by Nepal India Co-operation Forum. Read More »

ASEAN Foreign Ministers meet begins in Singapore

Lee emphasised the need for ASEAN countries to be united to avoid repercussions amid trade tensions between the United States and its long-time trading partners, including China, the EU and Canada. “Trade tensions between the U.S. and our other dialogue partners including China, the EU and Canada have escalated. The rules-based multilateral trading system which has underpinned ASEAN’s growth and ... Read More »

India, England first Test match begins today

A crucial challenge will be on the cards for both the sides. India captain Virat Kohli has exuded confidence of good performance ahead of the test. England will want to give a better account of themselves after recent disappointments.India and England have battled each other on 17 occasions across the United Kingdom but the unfortunately for the visitors, victory has been hard to ... Read More »

First Nepal-India Think Tank Summit begins in Kathmandu

The summit is being jointly organized by the Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs and Nehru Memorial Museum Library.Former Prime Minister of Nepal and Co-chairman of ruling Communist Party of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda is scheduled to inaugurate the summit. General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) , Ram Madhav delivered the keynote address. The main objective of the ... Read More »

FIFA 2018: Phoney war won, real test begins for England’s Southgate

However, the real test of Southgate’s abilities to lead his country on the biggest stage will come when England face Tunisia in their World Cup opener in Volgograd on Monday. When Southgate was promoted from his role as under-21 manager in the wake of a scandal that saw Sam Allardyce sacked after just 67 days and one match in charge ... Read More »

Russia dazzles as FIFA World Cup 2018 begins today

They are eager to show their breathtakingly beautiful city to the world, befittingly enough, through the ‘Beautiful Game’s’ quadrennial showpiece. For some, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starting Thursday, is President Vladimir Putin’s equivalent of China’s 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. And the hosts are waiting for their guests as they seek to present their motherland in a different light, without ... Read More »

Venezuela begins releasing 39 jailed opposition activists

Opposition critics and rights groups say Maduro’s government is still holding hundreds of political prisoners who were jailed for leading anti-government street demonstrations, primarily in 2014 and 2017. About 170 people died during the protests. A group of 39 opposition activists will be released from prison including Daniel Ceballos, former mayor of the restive western city of San Cristobal, according ... Read More »

PM Modi begins Indonesia visit with homage ay military cemetery

Prime Minister Modi, who is on his first-ever official visit to Indonesia, will meet President Joko Widodo and discuss bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas, including maritime, trade and investment. Kalibata Heroes’ Cemetery in South Jakarta is a military cemetery in Indonesia. It was built in 1953 and opened in November 1954 when the first burial took place. External ... Read More »

IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria’s capital

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used a combination of military pressure and evacuation deals in recent months to recapture territory around the capital from his armed opponents. Last month, troops and allied Palestinian militia launched a fierce offensive to oust IS from a cluster of districts in southern Damascus, including the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk. After weeks of combat and ... Read More »

Holy month of Ramzan begins

The holy month of Ramzan began on Thursday after moon was sighted in parts of the country on Wednesday. Ramzan is a time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one’s inner self. Muslims commemorate this month-long period by observing Roza or fast. Fasting for the 30 days includes sehri and iftar. Sehri is a pre-dawn meal that is ... Read More »

Karnataka election results: Counting of votes begins

Except for candidates, agents who have authorised passes from respective political parties and media persons, the counting centres will be out of bounds for the public. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has expressed confidence that Congress will get absolute majority and he will win from both the constituencies, he contested from. Reacting to the talk about Dalit Chief Minister for Karnataka, he ... Read More »

Polling for Karnataka assembly elections begins

Election Commission has deferred polling in Rajarajeswari Nagar Assembly Constituency after various complaints regarding the distribution of money, gifts and other materials including seizure of thousands of genuine voter ID cards from an apartment in the constituency recently. Voting will now take place on 28th of this month. Polling for the Jayanagar seat has also been postponed after the demise of ... Read More »

15th Asia Media Summit begins in New Delhi

Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani on Thursday delivered the inaugural address at 15th Asia Media Summit in New Delhi. The theme of the two-day Summit is  ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More.’ Represenatives from 29 countries are participating in the Summit. An array of issues including media business models in new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting will ... Read More »

15th Asia Media Summit begins in Delhi

The theme of the two-day Summit is  ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More.’ Represenatives from 29 countries are participating in the Summit. An array of issues including media business models in new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting will be discussed during the two-day long summit. At the occasion, the union minister underlined the need to dehyphenate the need ... Read More »

Asia Media Summit begins in Delhi

The two-day summit will discuss an array of issues including media business models in new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting. The theme of the Summit is ‘Telling our Stories – Asia and More’, represenatives from 40 countries are participating in the Summit. The AMS 2018, an annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) Kuala Lumpur, is ... Read More »

Cholera vaccination campaign begins in Yemen after a year-long delay: WHO

The oral vaccination campaign has begun in four districts in Aden on Sunday, targeting 350,000 people, just a portion of 4.6 million vaccine doses allocated for the campaign. The U.N. health organization however said that they were still negotiating with health authorities in Yemeni capital Sanaa to extend the vaccination campaign to all at-risk areas. There have been more than one million suspected cases ... Read More »

Army recruitment drive 2018: 10-day recruitment rally in Ranchi begins Monday

The Indian Army is slated to conduct a recruitment drive in Jharkhand capital Ranchi starting Monday, April 9, 2018. A recruitment rally will be organised for the purpose at Morabadi Army ground and all preparations have been done for the same. A team of Army has reached Ranchi from Katihar to carry out the recruitment process. Aspirants from four districts ... Read More »

Board examinations for 10th and 12th under CBSE begins

The board examinations for 10th and 12th under CBSE have finally begun. About 28 lakh students will appear for the examinations that will test their knowledge and preparation both.16,38,428 students of class 10th and 11, 86,306 students of class 12th will appear for the board examinations. After a gap of 7 long years, class 10th students will appear for these ... Read More »

Second leg of budget session begins

Opposition members and those from several other parties raised various issues like Banking Frauds, ‘Special Category Status’ to Andhra Pradesh among others. As the ruckus continued and Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day, while the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2pm. The second part of the session would primarily see the passage of the Union budget for 2018-19 and discussions ... Read More »

CBSE Class 10th 12th Board exams 2018 begins

The Board has made appropriate arrangements to ensure trouble-free examinations throughout the country. Candidates suffering from diabetes are allowed to carry eatables inside the examination centres. From this year, CBSE is also allowing candidates with special needs to write their exams using laptops but their device will have to undergo an inspection by the computer teacher at the exam centre ... Read More »