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Buddhist monks sow seeds of harmony between India and Myanmar

Yangon (Myanmar), Jan 29 (IANS) Indian Buddhist monks are sowing the seeds of peace and harmony between the two immediate neighbours that are linked by age-old ties of religion and culture. As Myanmar moves towards forming a new government, the monks of India and Myanmar have taken upon themselves the task for smooth transition of the powers to the democratically elected government - but...

5 days ago
Delhi under impregnable cover of 50,000 securitymen on R-Day

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A day ahead of Republic Day, all security apparatus were put in place to provide ground-to-air security cover to the capital, where 50,000 armed officers of Delhi Police, NSG and paramilitary forces will maintain hawk-eye vigil to ensure a safe visit of the chief guest, French President Francois Hollande. All entry points to in the city, which has already been pu...

6 days ago
Delhi turns into fortress for R-Day with 50,000 securitymen

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Keeping in mind the Pathankot airbase attack and the arrest of a dozen terror suspects, 1,000 snipers along with 49,000 paramilitary personnel under the close watch of 15,000 CCTV cameras will guard the capital on the Republic Day to ensure a safe visit of the chief guest, French President Francois Hollande. The National Security Guard snipers will maintain hawk-...

11 days ago
All the world's a stage - for Shakespeare

Title: Worlds Elsewhere - Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe; Author: Andrew Dickson; Publisher: Random House Penguin; Pages: 513; Price: Rs.699 Generations of schoolchildren saddled with his plays in a quaint English are unlikely to view him with much appreciation or affection but no other writer, or any cultural figure, can beat William Shakespeare for inspiration, influence and impac...

16 days ago
Plague persisted in Europe for longer than thought

London, Jan 14 (IANS) The bacteria that causes plague, Yersinia pestis, may have persisted long-term in Europe from the 14th to 17th century in an unknown reservoir, according to a study. Some researchers suggest that it may have been a result of a viral disease. However, the most recent research on ancient plague reveals that the deadly disease existed thousands of years earlier than pr...

1 month ago
The world's most popular festival - and the writers who revived it

It is the world's most well-known religious and cultural festival, celebrated worldwide - including even by those who are not adherents of the faith. Many sentiments and customs attached to it have become common worldwide - even where there is no snow, evergreen conifers to hang lights and decorations on, or a chimney for a nocturnal gift-giver to enter. But Christmas celebrations, as we know the...

1 month ago
Investigating murder and other adventures of a Mughal nobleman

Title: Crimson City: A Muzaffar Jang Mystery; Author: Madhulika Liddle; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs.395 Human life was likely to be nasty, brutish, and short, said 17th century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, in the absence of a political community, but his words might have well described conditions for the less fortunate in the contemporary Mughal world. There, r...

1 month ago
First 10 minutes of 'Urumeen' unmissable: Director

Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Debut director Sakthivel Perumalsamy says the first ten minutes of forthcoming Tamil revenge drama Urumeen, which releases on Friday, cannot be missed at any cost. We've used motion capture technology briefly in our film. This part comes in the beginning for about 10 minutes and I don't want audiences to miss it as it is interconnected with the rest of the story. If...

2 months ago
Ancient dance-drama gives respite to Nepal quake victims

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Patan Durbar Square, one of Nepal's major tourist destinations, was severely damaged by the April earthquake that killed some 9,000 people. Last week, the compound of the temple Kartik Dabali became the site for staging the ancient Nepali dance-drama Kartik Nach. Historical monuments and artistic structures at the Patan Darbar Square, including the Char Narayan T...

2 months ago
Shanghai Disney announces plans for pirate-theme park

Shanghai, Nov 16 (IANS) Shanghai Disney Resort has announced plans for the construction of its first pirate-themed park with two giant ships, the media reported on Monday. According to authorities, The Treasure Cove will narrate piracy stories dating back to the 17th century in the Caribbean. Visitors will get to explore the Shipwreck Shore, Fort Snobbish, Landlubber Landing and the Vill...

2 months ago
Shanghai Disney announces plans for pirate-theme park

Shanghai, Nov 16 (IANS) Shanghai Disney Resort has announced plans for the construction of its first pirate-themed park with two giant ships, the media reported on Monday. According to authorities, The Treasure Cove will narrate piracy stories dating back to the 17th century in the Caribbean. Visitors will get to explore the Shipwreck Shore, Fort Snobbish, Landlubber Landing and the Vill...

2 months ago
Shanghai Disney announces plans for pirate-theme park

Shanghai, Nov 16 (IANS) Shanghai Disney Resort has announced plans for the construction of its first pirate-themed park with two giant ships, the media reported on Monday. According to authorities, The Treasure Cove will narrate piracy stories dating back to the 17th century in the Caribbean. Visitors will get to explore the Shipwreck Shore, Fort Snobbish, Landlubber Landing and the Vill...

2 months ago
Shanghai Disney announces plans for pirate-theme park

Shanghai, Nov 16 (IANS) Shanghai Disney Resort has announced plans for the construction of its first pirate-themed park with two giant ships, the media reported on Monday. According to authorities, The Treasure Cove will narrate piracy stories dating back to the 17th century in the Caribbean. Visitors will get to explore the Shipwreck Shore, Fort Snobbish, Landlubber Landing and the Vill...

2 months ago
Shanghai Disney announces plans for pirate-theme park

Shanghai, Nov 16 (IANS) Shanghai Disney Resort has announced plans for the construction of its first pirate-themed park with two giant ships, the media reported on Monday. According to authorities, The Treasure Cove will narrate piracy stories dating back to the 17th century in the Caribbean. Visitors will get to explore the Shipwreck Shore, Fort Snobbish, Landlubber Landing and the Vill...

3 months ago
Clouds prevent clear view of Taj Mahal on full moon night

Agra, Oct 28 (IANS) The clouds played hide and seek and prevented a clear view of the Taj Mahal as a record 399 tourists lined up to see the 17th century white marble marvel on Tuesday's full moon night. A large crowd enjoyed the full moon view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh at the rear of the monument. Its reflection was also clearly visible in the murky Yamuna water. Tourist...

3 months ago
Kejriwal cycles on Delhi's first Car Free Day

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Delhi hosted its first Car Free Day on Thursday, but it was not as if no car plied on the 6.5-km stretch between the 17th century Red Fort in Old Delhi and India Gate where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a cycle rally. The government also announced Dwarka in west Delhi as the next venue for the Car Free Day which it has decided to organise on the 22nd of ever...

3 months ago
Kejriwal rides bicycle on car-free day

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a cycle rally here on the capital's first car-free day on Thursday and said safety while travelling on the city roads needs to be ensured. Travelling on Delhi's roads needs to be made safe. A diabetic like me benefits from cycling but there is too much congestion and pollution, Kejriwal said at 17th century Red Fort, short...

3 months ago
Kejriwal leads cycle rally on Car Free Day

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a cycle rally here on the capital's first Car Free Day on Thursday, and said travelling needs to be made safe. Over 100 cyclists joined Kejriwal in the rally held between the 17th century Red Fort in Old Delhi and India Gate, a World War I monument. He was accompanied by his ministers and other bureaucrats. He said...

3 months ago
Delhi set for Car Free Day

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Delhi will host its first Car Free Day on Thursday in what the AAP government says is a symbolic move in the battle against pollution. No car will ply on the 6.5-km stretch between the 17th century Red Fort in Old Delhi and India Gate, a World War I monument, in the heart of the capital on Thursday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will lead the bicycle ral...

4 months ago
Sorry state of Yamuna mulled on World Rivers Day

Agra/Mathura, Sep 27 (IANS) The problems of the Yamuna and other Indian rivers were again in focus on the annual World Rivers Day on Sunday, as the people of Braj Mandal joined millions around the world to highlight environmental degradation and pollution in rivers which have sustained life and culture in many societies. World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways. It hig...

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