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Indo-Kenyan Chef Kiran Jethwa takes TV viewers on spirited journey through India

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) He's quite a citizen of the world, what with being born in Kenya to an English mother and Indian father, whose roots are in Gujarat, and whose grandmother was from Daman and Diu. Just the right genes for Chef Kiran Jethwa to transport television viewers across the country with his Spirited Traveller show that highlights Indian culture through its local drinks and food. ...

9 days ago
Not making Sikkimese film to uplift North-East, says Madhu Chopra

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra's mother Madhu says the decision to make Sikkimese film Pahuna comes with a motive to assimilate knowledge about the state, not essentially to uplift the North-East region. Pahuna is being made under the Chopras' home banner Purple Pebble Pictures. Asked if producing the film helps in bringing limelight towards the North-East r...

10 days ago
UP victory to help BJP in presidential polls, Rajya Sabha numbers

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The BJP's massive victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will help the party in the upcoming presidential election and also increase its strength in the Rajya Sabha. While the BJP won 312 of 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh, in Uttarakhand it won 57 of 70 seats. The presidential election, likely to take place in July this year, involves complex mathematic...

10 days ago
BJP continues to march on in North-East region

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to consolidate its position in the northeastern part of India by winning as many as 21 seats in the Manipur assembly elections from none in the last 15 years. With sizable increase in its vote percentage -- 36.3 per cent, the BJP remained in the second position after the Congress, which won 28 seats, though with lower ...

12 days ago
EC announces dates for various Lok Sabha, assembly by-polls

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday announced the dates for by-polls to two Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir and one in Kerala, and assembly seats in 10 states. In Jammu and Kashmir, by-polls to the parliamentary constituency of Srinagar will be held on April 9 while for the parliamentary constituency of Anantnag will be held on April 12. The votes would be ...

12 days ago
Sikkim tourism comes on board for Priyanka Chopra's 'Pahuna'

Gangtok, March 9 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra's mother Madhu on Thursday launched their home banner Purple Pebble Pictures's first Sikkimese film Pahuna here in association with the Ministry of Tourism Sikkim. The news was announced through a statement, which read that the association of PPP and Ministry of Tourism Sikkim was possible due to the unwavering support of the local governme...

14 days ago
18 months on, Bihar awaits PM's Rs 125,000 cr bounty: RTI reply

Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) It's official -- 18 months after the October 2015 assembly elections, Bihar still awaits the bounty of Rs 1.25 lakh-crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the poll campaign, an RTI query has revealed. Mumbai RTI activist Anil Galgali filed the query with the Union Finance Ministry in December 2016 seeking details of Modi's assurances on massive fina...

17 days ago
GST on track, to be implemented from July 1: Jaitley

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Giving a clear roadmap for its implementation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was on track and July 1 was going to be the likely rollout date of the new indirect tax regime. It (GST) looks on track. Subject to Parliament approval, it looks like the possible date of implementation of GST is July 1, Jaitley sai...

21 days ago
Direction more fulfilling than acting: Rahul Bose

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose, who has returned to direction with Poorna 16 years after he helmed Everybody Says I'm Fine, finds it more fulfilling to go behind the camera than face one. Excerpts from the interview: Q. What prompted you to return to direction? After I directed Everybody Says I Am Fine (ESIF), I knew I would return to direction one day. I said the...

22 days ago
Former Union Minister Shiv Shankar dead

Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passed away here on Monday after prolonged illness. He was 88. The judge-turned-politician and former Governor of Sikkim and Kerala is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. According to his family members, he breathed his last at his residence in Jubilee Hills. Born on August ...

22 days ago
Shiv Shankar's death great loss to nation: Sonia

Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday condoled the death of veteran leader and former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar, describing it as a great loss for the party and the nation. The judge-turned-politician and a former Governor of Sikkim and Kerala died here Monday at the age of 88. In a letter to Shiv Shankar's son P. Vinay Kumar, Gandhi said he was ...

22 days ago
Former Union Minister Shiv Shankar dead

Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passed away here on Monday after prolonged illness. He was 88. The judge-turned-politician and former Governor of Sikkim and Kerala is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. According to his family members, he breathed his last at his residence in Jubilee Hills. Born on August ...

24 days ago
Tripura to take lessons from Sikkim in organic farming

Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) Tripura has initiated organic farming in the state and would take lessons from Sikkim on this, Agriculture Minister Aghore Debbarma said here on Saturday. To expand the organic farming of vegetables in Tripura we would take help and knowledge from Sikkim, the minister told IANS. He said that the agriculture department has earmarked 2,000 hectares of land f...

26 days ago
Sikkim joins Uday discom debt restructuring scheme

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Sikkim on Thursday became the 22nd state to join the central governments Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (Uday) debt restructuring scheme for electricity distribution companies, an official statement here said. Sikkim would derive an overall net benefit of approximately Rs 481 crore through UDAY by way of cheaper funds, reduction in AT&C (aggregate technical and...

27 days ago
Mizoram set to become power surplus -- third state in the northeast

Aizawl, Feb 22 (IANS) Two decades after it got Union cabinet approval, a 60 MW project in Mizoram will see the light of day in June making the hilly state the third power-surplus state in northeast India after Sikkim and Tripura. Farmers' agitations and administrative hurdles delayed the commissioning of the power plant, the biggest in Mizoram, which shares a border with Myanmar (510 km)...

28 days ago
India wins 'Best Country Award' at London Fashion Week

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) It was yet another benchmark for Indian fashion and design industry when India was declared the winner of Best Country Award for exhibit curated by IMG Reliance at the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) during London Fashion Week. The British Council, British Fashion Council (BFC) and Mercedes-Benz announced India as the winner of International Fashion Showcase Co...

1 month ago
Handicrafts exports from northeast poised for quantum jump

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's north-eastern states, one of the richest in terms of eco-friendly crafts, exported handicrafts and handloom products to the tune of Rs 1,121.75 crore during the year 2015-16. The eight north-eastern states - Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura - are home to a large number of tribes and sub-tribes who bring i...

1 month ago
Foreign nationals defy visa rules while visiting northeast

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) A large number of foreigners are being black-listed from visiting northeastern states by the Union Home Ministry for violation of visa rules, a top official said here on Thursday. A top central intelligence official told IANS on condition of anonymity that some foreign nationals become involved in local law and order and negative issues, including spreading of rel...

1 month ago
65% Indian women literate, 5% have sole control over choosing their husband

How much control do Indian women have over different aspects of their lives? Not much, according to the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS), conducted by the University of Maryland and the National Council of Applied Economic Research in 2004-2005 and 2011-2012. Only 4.99 per cent of women in India had sole control over choosing their husbands, while 79.8 per cent of women nee...

1 month ago
Difficult to sustain Himalayas' ecology, says Rijiju

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Speaking of the disasters and rapid development reaching the mountain states and the upper Himalayan region, Union Minister Kiran Rijiju on Friday said it is becoming difficult to sustain the ecological balance. Comparing India's resource and population ratio to that of the US, Rijiju said that the biggest question was how to survive as a nation. Human ne...

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