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Another Indian Film at Locarno’s prestigious cinema festival

Another Indian Film at Locarno’s prestigious cin...

July 19, 2016

Lagan-famed director Asutosh Gowarikar is all set to travel with his recent film ‘Mohenjo Daro’ to Switzerland for the 69th Locarno international film festival (3 – 13 August).

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Stolen traffic lights batteries lead to increased accidents and jams in New Delhi

Stolen traffic lights batteries lead to increased ...

July 18, 2016

The increased traffic jams and road accidents in the Indian capital New Delhi can also be blamed on the traffic signals batteries theft, according to the local police.

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40th Edition of UNESCO World Heritage Session

40th Edition of UNESCO World Heritage Session

July 18, 2016

India celebrates three new UNESCO World Heritage Sites in its list - Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara in Bihar, Complexe du Capitole in Chandigarh, a group nomination of Le Corbusier’s work and Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim

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Elite clubs of Kolkata

Elite clubs of Kolkata

July 18, 2016

Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, an eastern state in India, once known as Calcutta, has a lively club culture that traces its roots to the colonial era. Raj era (what the colonial era is  referred to as locally) clubs in Kolkata remain as preferred spaces for leisure, import...

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Tepantar’s tribal theatre village in West Bengal

Tepantar’s tribal theatre village in West Bengal

July 18, 2016

While the tribal campus theatre Tepantar in the small village Satkahania in West Bengal (East India) have literally turned the world into a stage, there is a lot more to learn from them apart from the exceptional display of rural tradition and folk art.

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Pellet Guns: A lethal way to control protesters in Kashmir

Pellet Guns: A lethal way to control protesters in...

July 16, 2016

People in India’s Himalayan region of Kashmir turned to streets protesting against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen (a militant organisation in Kashmir) commander Burhan Wani along with his two associates, in a joint operation by Indian army and State police. The encounter took...

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Nalanda University in Bihar

Nalanda University in Bihar

July 16, 2016

In the 40th edition of World Heritage Session in Istanbul, from July 10-20, India celebrates its 34th UNESCO world heritage site with the inscription of Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda in Bihar.

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Government seeks to revamp the Ladli Scheme for girl child

Government seeks to revamp the Ladli Scheme for gi...

July 16, 2016

Ladli scheme was launched in India in 2008 for the upliftment of the girl child and the Aam Aadmi Party government (AAP) in New Delhi, the Indian capital, now seeks to revamp the scheme with some liberalisations for the beneficiaries.

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It’s Shark Awareness Day!

It’s Shark Awareness Day!

July 14, 2016

India ranks second, after Indonesia, on the global list of shark fishing nations as the fishing of the species in the country has gone from being ‘incidental’ to ‘targeted’.

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New Aviation Policy reduces cancellation charges in India

New Aviation Policy reduces cancellation charges i...

July 14, 2016

The air passengers in India have something to cheer up, as the new civil aviation policy is coming into force from August 1. The revised policy caps the cancellation charges and bar airlines to levy additional changes.

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