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Roerich estate has 37 rare paintings of Russian painter


September 18th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) The International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), which manages Russian painter and philosopher Nicholas Roerich's estate in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, has over 8,000 artefacts, including ... Read more...

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Roerich museum curator quits


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) Alena Adamkova has relinquished her charge as curator of Russian artist Nicholas Roerich's museum in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu valley, an official said Sunday. She headed the ... Read more...

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Now Dutch designers join hands with Indian fashion industry (With Images)


August 10th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) After Japan, now the Dutch fashion industry collaborates with Indian designers for a collection that will debut on the opening day of WIFW Spring Summer ... Read more...

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Anupam plans theatre fest in Shimla, says it is payback time


August 6th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Noted Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is in his hometown to mentor budding talents in the city. He says that it is payback time and that ... Read more...

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Looking for Birsa Munda-112 years after his death (With Images)


June 8th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 8 (IANS) He is 'bhagwan' (god) to his people. But the jail cell in Ranchi where young tribal revolutionary Birsa Munda, who rose up against British rule, breathed ... Read more...

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Turkey sees huge potential in ties with India


March 24th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Stressing the strong relations between India and Turkey, Turkish ambassador to India Burak Akcapar Saturday said there was huge potential in the ties between the ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama honoured


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Dalai Lama was Friday awarded with the Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education for 2011 for his contribution towards universal peace, ... Read more...

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Sonu, Sunidhi to sing at Qutub Festival


October 29th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Popular Bollywood singers Sunidhi Chauhan, Sonu Niigaam, Shreya Ghoshal, Sukhwinder and KK will sing at the Qutub Festival 2011 to be held here Nov 4-8.The ... Read more...

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Hyderabad to host seminar on Islamic art, culture


October 24th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) A three-day international seminar on Islamic art and culture will be inaugurated by Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari here from Nov 25, organizing secretary Khalid Saeed ... Read more...

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Fusion of Eastern European art, Euro-Asian essence at LFW


August 20th, 2011 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Oneness of the world - that's the idea behind designer Pallavi Goenka's latest collection, Meler, that was showcased at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) and ... Read more...

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Nandita Das to receive French honour


April 15th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Actor-director Nandita Das will be conferred with the French honour Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters Friday for her contribution to the ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar floats 99 lamps to kickstart Bihar Divas


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) The much-awaited Bihar Divas celebrations were inaugurated Tuesday with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar floating 99 lamps in the presence of hundreds of people at the historic ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja welcomes exemption of customs duty for antiquities


February 28th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Welcoming the exemption of customs duty for antiquities and works of art, Culture Minister Kumari Selja on Monday said that this will encourage more and more private, ... Read more...

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Kashmiri folk culture comes alive at R-Day


January 26th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The replica of a Sufi shrine, a hut carved in wood, a Chinar tree, folk artists... a typical Kashmiri village came alive on Delhi's famous Rajpath boulevard ... Read more...

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Dalrymple spat reminds us why we may still be mentally colonised


January 20th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.20 (ANI):"The colonial hangover afflicts not us, but them." So says Will Heaven of the UK Telegraph, http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/willheaven/100072376/a-fuming-william-dalrymple-declares-war-on-a-piece-of-blatantly-racist-indian-journalism/reflecting on the spat between Hartosh Singh Bal and William Dalrymple.For a ... Read more...

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Dr. Karan Singh receives ‘Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture and Education’


November 24th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented the 'Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture and Education' to MP Dr. Karan Singh at a function here on Wednesday.Expressing ... Read more...

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Karan Singh to get award on art, culture


November 13th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Former ambassador to the US and MP Karan Singh will be conferred the Dayawati Modi Art, Culture and Education Award Nov 24, a statement said Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Qutub festival to coincide with CWG


September 26th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Delhi's much treasured 'Qutub Festival' of dance and music will be "much bigger and better" this time around as it coincides with the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, ... Read more...

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India to spend Rs.275 crore to attract tourists


August 6th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) India will spend over Rs.275 crore to promote its destinations, art, culture and tradition to attract more tourists from abroad, Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed ... Read more...

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Tight security measures ahead of World Classical Tamil Conference


June 21st, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, June 21 (ANI): Ahead of the World Classical Tamil Conference, 2010, security has been beefed up here to prevent any untoward incident.Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu, Lathika Saran has ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah releases book on Ladakh


April 27th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, April 27 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday released a book on 'Ladakh' by S. D. Singh Jamwal, IPS, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Poonch-Rajouri range, ... Read more...

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CIC upset at Delhi government’s inaction on graft


April 14th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Central Information Commission (CIC) has expressed its "distress at the extraordinary slow methods" of the Delhi government in acting on a probe into a decades-old embezzlement ... Read more...

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Court slams back-door entry into Uttar Pradesh upper house


April 12th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for an apparent attempt to circumvent the constitution while arranging a "back-door entry" for nine ... Read more...

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Preparations to celebrate Bihar Day in full swing


March 16th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 16 (IANS) Preparations are in full swing here to observe the first-ever Bihar Divas (Day) on March 22, an official said. The British colonial rulers had carved Bihar out ... Read more...

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India sets up cultural centre in Malaysia


February 12th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has set up a full-fledged Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), complete with a dance studio, music and yoga rooms, in Kuala ... Read more...

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Sort out issues with me, spare my film: Shah Rukh Khan (Second Lead, Interview)


February 4th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Bollywood's Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, in the cross hairs of the right-wing Shiv Sena, says his comments on Pakistani cricketers should not reflect on his ... Read more...

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If there is an issue, sort it out with me: Shah Rukh Khan (Lead, Interview)


February 4th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) What is wrong in saying that everyone is welcome to India, wonders Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, in the cross hairs of the Shiv Sena ... Read more...

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World’s first “gastronomic university” to open in Spain


January 18th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Spain is set to have the world's first "gastronomic university", where students will have the opportunity to explore the science of taste in a state-of-the-art laboratory.Spain's most famous ... Read more...

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Sangai festival 2009 kicks off in Imphal


December 20th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Dec 20 (ANI): Manipur tourism received a major boost with state capital Imphal host to the ever popular Sangai Festival 2009.The 10-day-long festival is being held at Hafta Kangjeibung in Imphal.Organized ... Read more...

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ONGC to fund projects on protection of national heritage


December 19th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 19 (IANS) State-owned exploration major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will provide funds for conservation, renovation and restoration of the monuments of Ahom kings in Sibsagar in eastern Assam, ... Read more...

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Culture ministry fellowships for Indian, foreign scholars


November 25th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The culture ministry will award fellowships to Indian and foreign scholars for research projects in the fields of art, culture and heritage, Minister of State for Planning ... Read more...

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International Film Festival kicks off in Kashmir


November 14th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 14 (ANI): The three-day International Film Festival, showcasing 15 international documentary flicks by distinguished filmmakers across the globe, began here on Friday (November 13).The event, which ... Read more...

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Tribal University in Manipur


September 21st, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Sep.21 (ANI): The recent setting up of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University in Manipur has come as a major encouragement for tribal students of the State to excel in academics. ... Read more...

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Art Calligraphy on revival in Jammu and Kashmir


May 14th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, May 14 (ANI): The art of calligraphy is on a revival mode in Jammu andKashmir, after the State's Academy of Art, Culture and Languages started running courses to facilitate the ... Read more...

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Development of Gojri language demanded


March 29th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 29 (IANS) Gujjars, a nomadic tribe in Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday asked the central government to take measures for the development of Gojri, their mother tongue spoken by nearly two-and-a-half-million ... Read more...

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