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23 hours ago
Aurangzeb Road named A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi's Aurangzeb Road has become A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday. The tree-lined Aurangzeb Road is located in the heart of Delhi and has several billionaires living there. Congrats! NDMC just now decided to rename Aurangzeb Road (as) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Kejriwal tweeted, referring to the New Delhi Municipa...

1 day ago
Aurangazeb Road named A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi's Aurangazeb Road has become A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday. Congrats! NDMC just now decided to rename Aurangzeb Road (as) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Kejriwal tweeted, referring to the New Delhi Municipal Council, the smallest civic agency in the national capital. The tree-lined Aurangazeb Road is located i...

13 days ago
Agra shutdown against poor law and order

Agra, Aug 16 (IANS) Traders here have called a shutdown in the Taj city on Monday to protest against deteriorating law and order situation. A grouping of traders associations and bazar committees on Sunday announced the 'bandh' over police failure to crack major crimes including murders and banditry. Agra Vyapar Mandal leader T.N. Agarwal said: Already 25,000 traders and industri...

14 days ago
I-Day: Swachh Bharat ambassadors? Not quite

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the nation even as an overcast sky threatened to open up and play spoilsport. However, the rain held up long enough to allow the event to get over, but Delhi was swamped with steady showers later. No Swacch Bharat here In what could be seen as contradictory to Modi's assertion that children were his brand...

14 days ago
Modi exhorts India to 'start up, stand up', vows to end corruption

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday vowed to end corruption, exhorted India to start up, stand up, didn't announce the eagerly-awaited One Rank One Pension scheme and gave a complete miss to foreign policy. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the 17th century Red Fort, Modi said in his second Independence Day address that his government was determined...

14 days ago
Now Taj Mahal on Twitter

Agra, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav marked Independence Day on Saturday by launching the official Twitter account of the 17th century Taj Mahal. The Uttar Pradesh Tourism said the Taj had become the first historical monument in the world to have its own Twitter account. Tourism industry sources here said the Twitter handle will help have a better inter...

14 days ago
Islanders coming for Jaipur summit to be taken for Taj tour

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The meeting of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) was first planned to be held in a coastal state in India, as mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address at the first FIPIC summit in Suva, Fiji last year. But the delegates from 14 nations which are surrounded by ocean did not necessarily want to be near the water. They have...

14 days ago
Modi vows to end corruption, take nation to 'new heights'

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pledged to end the termite of corruption and tackle black money issue, and said Team India -- a team of 125 crore Indians -- will take the nation to new heights. Addressing the nation from the 17th century Red Fort, Modi also said in his second Independence Day address that his government was determined to build a new Indi...

15 days ago
Delhi gears up to celebrate I-Day with multilayer security

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Over 6,000 gun-toting security personnel, including Delhi police sleuths and paramilitary forces, are ready to keep a hawk-eye vigil in Delhi to pre-empt any possible terrorist strike during the Independence Day celebrations on Saturday. An impregnable ground-to-air security apparatus has been put in place in the capital, especially around the 17th century Mughal...

16 days ago
Delhi turns into fortress ahead of I-Day

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The national capital has turned into a virtual fortress two days ahead of Independence Day with over 6,000 security personnel on duty to pre-empt any terrorist strike in the city. Considering central intelligence inputs that terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba may attempt to attack markets or places of strategic importance, an impregnable ground-to-air security apparatu...

17 days ago
Home ministry justifies bail in Mecca Masjid blast

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The home ministry on Tuesday justified the bail granted to two accused in the Mecca Masjid blast of May 2007. The government did not find it fit to challenge the order dated March 21, 2014, whereby bail was granted to the two accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case of May 2007, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in a written rep...

18 days ago
Manchurian Sojourn: Life in the other, unseen China

Title: In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and The Transformation of Rural China; Author: Michael Meyer; Publisher: Bloomsbury Press ; Pages: 366; Price:Rs.499 Industry and technology are pitched as the only way forward for sprawling countries - especially where much of the huge population is yet to emerge from poverty's vicious embrace. With rampant urbanisation that is a natural c...

21 days ago
US sponsors excavation project at Qutub Shahi Tombs

Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) The US is sponsoring an excavation project at the famous Qutub Shahi Tombs here with a grant of $101,612, it was announced here on Friday. Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which is undertaking restoration and conservation project of the royal necropolis, received the grant from US Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The excavation began i...

26 days ago
Taj city gets a facelift

Agra, Aug 3 (IANS) With a thousand odd illegal structures demolished in a fortnight, the city of the Taj Mahal is truly getting a facelift. A new bridge over the Yamuna awaits a formal opening. Work on the 305-km Agra-Lucknow Expressway has picked up momentum. Work is set to finish before the deadline next year. Work on an inner city Ring Road that will link the Yamuna Expresswa...

29 days ago
Tibet adopts statute to protect Potala Palace

Lhasa, July 31 (IANS) A regulation for protecting the 1,300-year-old Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was adopted by the legislature of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The statute has clear articles on the planning, administration, research and protection of the structure to preserve its integrity and surroundings, Xinhua news agency reported. It was passed...

1 month ago
Varun Gandhi calls for involvement in societal affairs

Noida, July 23 (IANS) An elected representative may or may not be capable enough to take care of all the people in a constituency, so people should come forward and get involved in societal affairs, BJP's Lok Sabha member Varun Gandhi said on Thursday. India is straddling between two times zones -- 17th century and 21st century. And there is no socio-economic bridge between the two, whic...

1 month ago
Odisha's tiger dance to wow Kolkata on International Tiger Day

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The vibrant choreography of Odisha's traditional tiger dance and insights shared by noted woman elephant trainer Parbati Barua from Assam will headline International Tiger Day events here on July 29 at the Indian Museum. Wildlife enthusiasts will be in for a treat with three key events themed on the magnificent animal -- an exhibition from Indian Museum's prestigi...

1 month ago
Boost to heritage under Modi: French envoy

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After Narendra Modi became the prime minister, there has been a lot of emphasis on celebration of heritage by the government, Francois Richier, the ambassador of France to India, said on Friday. It is important that both India and France, identify and preserve their common cultures. Sculptures, paintings and lifestyle have cross-inspirations between Punjab and F...

1 month ago
Hope relations will improve: Pakistan envoy

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing tension over border skirmishes and diplomatic visa rows, Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit on Saturday stressed his country's commitment to improve bilateral ties with India to ensure development and better health for people of both countries. We hope relations between the two countries will improve and if both sides have the will, then...

1 month ago
Delhi markets abuzz with shoppers ahead of Eid

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The decked-up markets around the 17th century Jama Masjid were bustling with revellers on Friday as many thronged the shops in the narrow bylanes of the Walled City for last-minute shopping ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday. Marking the end of the dawn-to-dusk period of fasting during the month of Ramadan when not a morsel of food or a drop of liquid passes the l...

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