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Pune director’s film ‘Avyakta’ makes it to Cannes

Apr 4, 2017
The film, based on a father and son relationship, underlines Modgi’s own unexpressed relationship with his father.

World Autism Awareness Day 2017 observed across the world

Apr 2, 2017
World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world.

India declares its Association status with International Energy Agency

Apr 1, 2017
India as an Association member of IEA will serve as a bridge and platform for deeper cooperation and collaboration between IEA Member and Association countries.

Bihar to pay power bill subsidy to consumers

Apr 1, 2017
Bihar CM announced that the state would be providing subsidy on power bill to consumers.

Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Namami Brahmaputra Festival

Apr 1, 2017
The Namami Brahmaputra is being organised to pay fitting tribute to the river’s life-giving prosperity and countless blessings to the people of Assam.

BHEL commissioned 800 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant in Karnataka

Mar 31, 2017
It is the second unit of the 2x800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station, which is located in Raichur District of Karnataka.

Amazon acquires Souq.com, the Middle East's biggest online retailer

Mar 31, 2017
Ronaldo Mouchawar, the Chief Executive and Co-founder of the Souq.com, called the agreement “a critical next step in growing e-commerce presence on behalf of customers across the region.”

Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Mar 31, 2017
The President of India conferred Padma awards to 89 dignitaries, which included 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri awards.

Kanha Tiger Reserve becomes first in India to get official mascot

Mar 31, 2017
The step was taken to present the hard ground swamp deer as the spirit of the reserve. It will also spread awareness to save the species from possible extinction.

Indian Railway-The weaving of a National Tapestry released

Mar 31, 2017
The last chapter of the book commences from the beginning of the twentieth century onwards provides valuable nuggets of information on diverse topics.

World Theatre Day celebrated on 27 March 2017

Mar 31, 2017
To mark the occasion, special shows and events were organised by the theatre community across the world.

Union Minister inaugurates new Child Care Centre for child cancer patients

Mar 31, 2017
Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a new child care centre in central Mumbai, which will provide housing and protection to children suffering from cancer.

India signs loan agreement with NDB for development of roads project in Madhya Pradesh

Mar 31, 2017
Madhya Pradesh Government and the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation (MPRDC) are the implementing agencies of the project.

Ali Javed becomes first Muslim to join NYPD's Emergency Services Unit

Mar 31, 2017
With this, Sergeant Javed has also become the first Pakistani American to join the elite services.

Pakistani cricketer banned for one year for failing to report approach

Mar 31, 2017
Pakistani pacer, Mohammad Irfan has been banned from playing cricket for a year for failing to report a spot-fixing approach by the bookies.

Union Government releases Postage Stamp on Cub Scouts

Mar 31, 2017
The aim of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people through a value system based on the 'Scout Promise and Law'.

Indian forward SV Sunil named Player of the Year in Asian Hockey Awards

Mar 31, 2017
While Harmanpreet won the award in the junior men's category, Sunil has been honoured in the senior men's section.

Supreme Court verdict on BS-IV norms: What & Why

Mar 30, 2017
By invoking its authority as the “Guardian of the Constitution”, the Supreme Court, in a case related to the implementation of BS-IV norms, made it clear that Public Health concerns are far more important than the Commercial Interests of manufacturers.

SC bans sale and registration of Non-BS-IV Compliant Vehicles

Mar 30, 2017
The court noted that vehicles, that do not meet the Bharat Stage-IV emission standards, take primacy over the health hazard of millions of countrymen.

Tamil Nadu beat India 'B' to win Deodhar Trophy

Mar 30, 2017
Tamil Nadu’s Dinesh Karthik shared a 136-run stand with Narayan Jagadeesan (55) for the fourth wicket which drove Tamil Nadu to 303/9 in 50 overs.

Delhi’s 85-year-old Cinema Theatre bids adieu with Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker

Mar 30, 2017
Delhi’s 85-year-old Regal cinema hall brings its curtain down with the screening of Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker and Sangam on the special request of fans.

India became net exporter of electricity for first time

Mar 30, 2017
Export to Nepal and Bangladesh increased by 2.5 and 2.8 times respectively in last three years.

Delhi LG orders recovery of Rs 97 crore from AAP for violating SC guidelines on advertisement

Mar 30, 2017
The money to be collected was allegedly used by the AAP government on advertisements which was a violation of guidelines issued by the Supreme Court.

Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse stripped of Olympic medals

Mar 30, 2017
Abeylegesse tested positive on 25 August 2007 after winning silver at the 2007 World Athletics Championships in Osaka.

Australian University invites stargazers to join their search for Planet 9

Mar 30, 2017
The Australian National University has invited everyday stargazers to join their search for ‘Planet 9’. The university is confident that the planet’s discovery would help make Pluto’s weird orbit more sense.

3rd G20 Framework Working Group meet concluded in Varanasi

Mar 30, 2017
The 3rd G20 Framework Working Group meet was held in Varanasi to help the holy city build a new image for itself.

Lok Sabha passes four GST Bills

Mar 30, 2017
It empowers the centre to impose an additional tax of up to 1 per cent on the inter-state supply of goods for two years or more.

British PM Theresa May signs letter to trigger Brexit from EU

Mar 30, 2017
The countdown to Britain's exit from the European Union began on 30 March 2017 after the UK's ambassador to the economic bloc delivered Theresa May's letter to the European Council in Brussels.

Argentina approves medicinal use of marijuana

Mar 30, 2017
With the approval, Argentina joins other Latin American nations such as Uruguay, Chile and Colombia, which have already approved measures regulating the therapeutic use of cannabis.

FIFA suspended Lionel Messi for four matches

Mar 29, 2017
As a result of this ban, Messi has become ineligible for the next four competitive internationals starting with the World Cup's qualifier in Bolivia.

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