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6 hours ago
'Miniatures, traditional character makeups used once more in movies'

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Lord of the Rings and Avatar associated physical/special effects wizard Gareth McGhie said the move towards computer graphics and full digital shots has been the biggest challenge facing the physical effects industry but there seems to be a turnaround now. The biggest challenge facing physical effects industry has been the move towards CG, Full Digital shots. This ...

2 days ago
Wayne McGregor and company in India for multi-city tour

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Furthering its commitment towards democratising creative arts in the country and offering Indians exposure to acclaimed international artists, the British Council has collaborated with Studio Wayne McGregor to give Indian audiences a chance to experience contemporary dance choreography. As part of the collaboration, multi-award winning choreographer Wayne McGrego...

6 days ago
Over 60% urban Indian women at risk of diabetes: Survey

Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Over 60 per cent of urban Indian women do not follow a regular exercise regime, putting them at increased risk of diabetes, show results of a new survey. Released on the occasion of World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, the survey conducted by diabetes care company Novo Nordisk India also showed that 73 per cent of urban women in the country are unaware of gestational ...

8 days ago
Thompson sets course record at Indian Open golf

Gurugram, Nov 11 (IANS) Michele Thomson opened up a handy three-shot lead with a course record on the second day of the 11th Hero Womens Indian Open at the DLF Golf and Country Club here on Saturday. Thomson smashed the existing record of five-under set by Thai Kongkraphan Patchrajutar in 2015 and by Marianne Skarpnord on Friday, by three shots. Even as the focus was Thomson, Ind...

9 days ago
NIT Agartala to set up rubber, bamboo research centres

Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Institute of Technology, Agartala, (NITA) has initiated to set up rubber and bamboo research centres to boost industries and employment in the northeastern region, a top official said here on Saturday. As Tripura is the second largest rubber producer in India, after Kerala, a viable rubber research centre can be set up in the NITA to boost the rubber ...

15 days ago
Railways imposes 'superfast' levy on 48 more trains, but will that help?

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Cash-starved Indian Railways has increased the fare of 48 mail and express trains by upgrading them to superfast and raising their designated average speed by mere five kilometres per hour from 50 kmph, according to the new timetable released November 1. However, upgradation is no guarantee that these trains would run on time. Also, the new levy has been brought in just ah...

16 days ago
Army Chief calls for Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal Cariappa

Gonikoppal (Karnataka), Nov 4 (IANS) Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat on Saturday spoke in favour of Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa's name being recommended for the Bharat Ratna. We stand proud because of his leadership and I think very aptly brought out, the time has also come to recommend Field Marshal Cariappa for Bharat Ratna, the Army Chief said as he unveiled statues of his pred...

16 days ago
Army Chief calls for Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal Cariappa

Gonikoppal (Karnataka), Nov 4 (IANS) Indian Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat on Saturday here said it was time to recommend Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa's name for the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. We stand proud because of his leadership and I think very aptly brought out the time has also come to recommend Field Marshal Cariappa for Bharat Ratna, the Army Chief said as he unveiled s...

16 days ago
Time to recommend Field Marshal Cariappa for Bharat Ratna: Army Chief

Gonikoppal (Karnataka), Nov 4 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday here said it was time to recommend Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa's name for the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. Time has come to recommend Field Marshal Cariappa for Bharat Ratna, the Army Chief said as he unveiled statues of Field Marshal Cariappa and General K.S. Thimayya at this hilly town in ...

17 days ago
SriLankan Airlines looks to boost travellers to India, Australia via Colombo

Melbourne, Nov 3 (IANS) Eyeing the growth in passenger traffic between India and Australia, SriLankan Airlines has launched a direct flight service to Melbourne from its Colombo hub. Launched on October 29, 2017, the service is aimed at attracting Indian passenger traffic to Melbourne, says Dimuthu Tennakoon, Head of Worldwide Sales and Distribution, SriLankan Airlines. Given the...

21 days ago
Delhi Walk Festival: 170 walks led by experts in 11 days

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Aim to generate curiosity for the lesser known, appreciation for the unfamiliar, nostalgia for the outgoing and new possibilities for the national capital's future, the third edition of the Delhi Walk Festival is all set to help people take a tour of the city. To be organized by Salt Experiential Marketing, the festival will run from November 2 to November 12.

23 days ago
Twinkle Khanna bags Popular Choice Award at Bangalore Lit Fest

Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Writer, film producer and former actress Twinkle Khanna feels honoured to get the Popular Choice Award at the sixth edition of Bangalore Literature Festival for her book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. Twinkle tweeted the news on Saturday. A great honour to win an award with such wonderful writers -- See you at the Bangalore Literature Festival tomorrow (Sunda...

25 days ago
Asia-Pacific-Japan's first SAP Leonardo centre launched in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Oct 26 (IANS) Enterprise solutions provider SAP on Thursday announced the launch of SAP Leonardo Centre here -- a first in the Asia-Pacific-Japan region -- to enable customers and partners to accelerate their digital innovation journey. The new state-of-the-art facility, the fourth in the world, will showcase key elements of digital transformation like IoT, Blockchain, Analyti...

1 month ago
Will a India-EU trade breakthrough happen?

It was a summit based on huge expectations on both sides, the first between the leaders of India and the European Union since Brexit. The meeting was rich in symbolism, marking 55 years of diplomatic relations between the world's two largest democracies. Political goodwill and determination to overcome road blocks were evident in the body language and statements emanating from the leaders, with ...

3 months ago
LFW W/F'17: Shraddha Kapoor becomes designer Rahul Mishra's muse

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Rahul Mishra has maintained distance from calling a Bollywood face as a showstopper. But for his show at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017, actress Shraddha Kapoor turned his muse and walked the runway. The designer says that as a brand they are evolving and it won't be nice to remain rigid to certain things. It's just about being the right fi...

3 months ago
India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 12%

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 per cent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday. On a sequential basis, total domestic air passenger traffic had risen by 19.98 per cent to 95.68 lakh in June. According to data furnished by the civil aviation regulator Directorate...

3 months ago
Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been able to eliminate the sugar and yet keep the taste and the science involved in preparation intact. The Sweet BreakUp, a five-part web series, went live on YouTube on Friday. We all l...

3 months ago
JUH takes out peace march to counter intolerance

New Delhi/Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Prominent Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulema Hind (JUH) on Sunday took out a peace march to counter the rising religious hate crimes and intolerance as well as to spread the message of peace and love. JUH claimed that the march was taken out simultaneously in more than 800 cities and towns across India, including major cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, C...

3 months ago
JUH takes out peace march to counter intolerance

New Delhi/Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Prominent Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulema Hind (JUH) on Sunday took out a peace march to counter the rising religious hate crimes and intolerance as well as to spread the message of peace and love. JUH claimed that the march was taken out simultaneously in more than 800 cities and towns across India, including major cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, C...

3 months ago
JUH takes out peace march to counter intolerance

New Delhi/Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Prominent Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulema Hind (JUH) on Sunday took out a peace march to counter the rising religious hate crimes and intolerance as well as to spread the message of peace and love. JUH claimed that the march was taken out simultaneously in more than 800 cities and towns across India, including major cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, C...

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