Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met President Pratibha Patil Monday and sought Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj’s removal, with veteran L.K.
Three new cabinet ministers, all three elevated from minister of state rank, and three new ministers of state were Wednesday inducted in the 19-month-old United Progressive Alliance (UPA) II government as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began an exercise to shore up the image of his ministry buffeted by corruption scandals and charges of non-performance. President Pratibha Patil administered the oaths of office and secrecy to the new ministers at the Ashoka Hall in Rastrapati Bhavan. Salman Khursheed, Praful Patel and Shriprakash Jaiswal have been promoted as cabinet ministers
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday sought to assuage an angry Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, saying that he respected him and would regularly brief him to prevent any misunderstanding.
About 2,800 Kuchipudi artistes performed the centuries old dance form here Sunday to earn a place in the Guinness World Records, an official said. Hailing from 16 countries, including India, the dancers held the audience spellbound at a colourful programme at Gacchibowli Stadium. An official of Guinness World Records, who was present on the occasion, handed over a certificate to the organisers.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday pitched for taking friendship between India and China to a higher level and hoped that his visit would lead to “strategic consensus” over important issues.
The 57th National Film Awards-2009 ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan received his first ever national award for “Paa”, his debut production, here Friday evening. Sporting a black suit, Abhishek, 34, received the award from President Pratibha Patil. Made at a budget of Rs.15 crore, the critically acclaimed “Paa” was produced by AB Corp and distributed by Reliance Big Pictures.
India on Wednesday donated USD 246,000 to a primary school in Khampong Chan province in Cambodia, which was named India-Cambodia Friendship School a few years ago as a mark of growing cordial ties between the two nations.
Indian President Pratibha Patil, who is on a state visit to this South-East Asian country, handed over a cheque for the upgradation of infrastructure of the school at a function held in Combodia. The school, which has 239 students including 110 girls, was opened in 1981 under the name Trey Say School at Khmar Sar Commune ...
Country's rich cultural diversity was in full display, in 21 tableaux,13 from states and eight from ministries, on Tuesday as the country celebrated the 61st Republic Day. Following the country's armed and police forces came the country's rich cultural diversity in full display in 21 tableaux -- 13 from states and eight from ministries. Rajasthan came out ...
The Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the longest-serving head of state of the island nation, has met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and lobbied for Indian investment in the renewable energy sector. Grimsson, accompanied by his wife Dorrit Moussaieff and a 20-member business delegation, reached Mumbai Jan 11 to begin his seven-day state visit to India. He ...