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Tripura to build science village


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 10 (IANS) A science village is set to come up in Tripura to popularise scientific concepts in rural areas of the northeastern region.The project at Nimbark village, 10 ... Read more...

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Try flute yoga to beat stress


July 21st, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The humble flute, which in Hindu mythology was played by Lord Krishna to charm the maidens, birds and animals of Vrindavan and Mathura, is leading ... Read more...

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India to bring home Gandhi-Kallenbach archives


July 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India has signed an agreement with British auction house Sotheby's and Isa Sarid, the grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi's aide Herman Kallenbach, to acquire the ... Read more...

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Kashyap retrospective in Hamburg


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Bollywood fans in Hamburg will be treated to five movies by acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap as part of a retrospective July 11-16.The retrospective will open ... Read more...

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UAE Heritage Festival inaugurated


April 24th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS/WAM) Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, one of the sovereign emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) inaugurated the UAE Heritage Festival on the weekend.On ... Read more...

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Turkey woos Indians with mouthwatering kebaps, shorba


April 20th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Turkey, which attracted around 65,000 Indian tourists last year, is hoping to woo more travellers from India with its food and culture. And it has ... Read more...

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Snapshots of 19th century Bengal in paintings of Kalighat (With Images)


April 19th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The 19th century paintings of Kalighat in West Bengal mirrored a phase of socio-political transition when the feudal Bengali gentry was opening up to European ... Read more...

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NGMA gets a new parallel address on Google Art Project


April 10th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has officially moved to a new parallel address in cyberspace from where visitors can walk through its new-age ... Read more...

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China’s online game market hits $7 bn mark


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 2 (IANS) After suffering a slump in 2010, China's online game market recovered last year, with total sales of computer and mobile online games reaching 46.9 billion yuan ... Read more...

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33 young artists honoured with Akademi award


March 7th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Thirty-three young artists were honoured with the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2010, the Ministry of Culture ... Read more...

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Sangita Gairola is new culture secretary


February 29th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Sangita Gairola, an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer, has been appointed as secretary in the ministry of culture, an official statement said Wednesday.Gairola, presently special ... Read more...

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Government’s attitude on Netaji condemnable: Forward Bloc


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) Saturday condemned the "negative attitude" of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in not observing Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth ... Read more...

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Actress banned from Iran over nude photo


January 19th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani has been banned from returning to her homeland after appearing naked in a photoshoot.Government officials have reportedly told Farahani she is ... Read more...

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Pranab launches web-based Tagore bibliography


January 9th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) A web-based bibliography of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's works was launched by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the capital Monday to commemorate the ... Read more...

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Retrospective of modern pioneer K.K. Hebbar opens


November 22nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A retrospective of the works by Indian contemporary pioneer K.K. Hebbar is being held at the National Gallery of Modern Art.The exhibition, eighth in a ... Read more...

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NSD reaches out to northeast for unearthing talent


November 18th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 18 (IANS) India's premier theatre school, the National School of Drama (NSD) is reaching out to young people in the northeast to search for hidden talent, its director ... Read more...

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Global study soon on impact of gizmos on entertainment space


November 12th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) In a world where new gizmos are being married to the Internet and culture has emerged as an important showcase of soft power, what will ... Read more...

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Two mega Tagore film projects approved: Selja


November 11th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) A screening committee under filmmaker Shyam Benegal has selected two film projects on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore which will be made with financial assistance ... Read more...

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China to set up special fund for arts, culture


November 7th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 7 (IANS) China is planning to set up a special fund worth 200 million yuan (around $31 million) to finance arts and cultural performances in a bid to ... Read more...

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Manuscripts mission compiles 3 mn documents


September 30th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 30 (IANS) The National Mission for Manuscripts has documented and prepared a digital database of three million manuscripts, an official said here Friday."In the past five years, we ... Read more...

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Spain sees 35 percent growth in Indian tourists


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Spain has recorded a 35 percent growth in tourist arrivals over 2010 in the first seven months of 2011, a Spanish official said, adding that it ... Read more...

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Library commission put in cold storage


August 30th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government Tuesday said the constitution of the National Commission on Libraries as recommended by the National Knowledge Commission is not necessary at this stage.Replying ... Read more...

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The lost art of Tibetan knife-making


August 29th, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) A 62-year-old man from Tibet's Xigaze prefecture is perhaps one of the last exponents of a lost art - that of making knives the Tibetan way.Tsedan ... Read more...

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Independent panel to examine Lalit Kala Akademi affairs


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The ministry of culture has set up an independent committee to look into various matters pertaining to the Lalit Kala Akademi's constitution, including an amendment ... Read more...

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Government spotlight on northeastern performing arts


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Various autonomous organisations under the ministry of culture are engaged in the study and documentation of theatre in the northeastern states, Union Minister of Culture ... Read more...

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Taj Mahal rakes in Rs.19 crore revenue from ticket sales


July 28th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The seventh wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal, is the top draw in terms of tourism revenue, logging a gate entry income of Rs.19,89,49,560 ... Read more...

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Gupta empire era sites restored in Madhya Pradesh


July 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Many monuments of the Gupta dynasty era in the ancient archaeological site of Eran in Madhya Pradesh have been restored by the government, the ministry ... Read more...

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Pact to boost India-South Korea entertainment partnership


July 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) Wednesday signed a pact to boost media and entertainment ... Read more...

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Financial aid announced for old artistes


June 21st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday announced a monthly assistance of Rs.4,000 for old artistes under a new scheme.The aid scheme is for persons distinguished in letters, ... Read more...

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National School of Drama gets expansion funds


June 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The National School of Drama (NSD), which is expanding its activities with five new regional centres, has been allocated Rs.26 crore funds, a statement by ... Read more...

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China art market up over 40 percent in 2010


May 29th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) China's art sales reached 169.4 billion yuan ($26 billion) last year, up 41 percent from 2009, according to an annual report on the art market. The ... Read more...

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ASI urged to launch heritage awareness campaign


May 27th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The government has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to launch a massive public awareness campaign to sensitise people about the law on ... Read more...

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Delhi celebrates International Museum Day


May 18th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The national capital celebrated the International Museum Day Wednesday with several programmes dedicated to promoting the institutionalised conservation of traditional arts and culture of the ... Read more...

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Tagore cultural complexes scheme announced


May 18th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The government has announced the details of the new Tagore cultural complexes to be built in connection with the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate ... Read more...

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‘Films on Tagore Stories’ put together for 150th birth anniversary


May 4th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) "Khudito Pashan", "Teen Kanya" and "Kabuliwala" -- these films are packed together in a commemorative DVD of classic films based on stories written by Rabindranath ... Read more...

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