Inauguration

  • First medical college in Palakkad under the Scheduled Caste department inaugurated 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    Palakkad: Kerela Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the first Medical College, started under the scheduled caste department, with majority of seats reserved for the backward classes. Speaking on the occasion, Chandy said, by starting a Medical College under SC department, Kerala has become a model for the country. The objective...
  • 11 ft tall statue of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu inaugurated June 14, 2014

    Malda: West Bengal Food Processing and Horticulture minister Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury on Saturday inaugurated a 11 ft tall statue of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Ramkeli near Gaur in Malda district. The statue was inaugurated to commemorate the visit of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Ramkeli around 500 years ago. A fair is also...
  • AirAsia India's maiden flight takes off from Bangalore June 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Latest airline to join India's budget carrier bandwagon, AirAsia India, started its operation on Thursday evening with an inaugural flight from Bangalore to Goa. AirAsia India's inaugural flight takes off from Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport for Goa at around 3 pm. AirAsia India, the Indian arm of the Malaysian no-frills airline...
  • Justice Lokur inaugurates ADR centre in Jamshedpur court May 3, 2014

    Supreme Court Justice Madan B Lokur on Saturday inaugurated the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) centre, first in Jharkhand, in a local court premises here. Accompanied by Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court R Banumati, Justice Lokur, who is on a three-day tour to the state, attended the inaugural function of the...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India- after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • PM inaugurates T2 terminal at Mumbai airport January 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the newly built international terminal (T2) at Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji airport and said it marks the beginning of a fresh chapter in development of civil aviation industry. "This shows our ability to build world class infrastructure. The T2 is truly first class terminal,"...
  • Air rivalry intensifies as Airbus A350 makes first flight June 15, 2013

    Europe's latest passenger jet, the Airbus A350, made its maiden flight on Friday and its chief salesman, opening a new front in a battle with US rival Boeing Co, declared it so quiet that airport residents won't even notice it. The lightweight carbon-plastic jet flew over the Airbus plant in Toulouse...
  • Kurien to head Indian delegation to Vatican March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien will lead the Indian delegation to the inaugural pontifical mass of Pope Francis I in Vatican City on Tuesday, official sources said on Sunday. According to the sources, besides Kurien, the four-member delegation includes his wife Susan, his secretary PJ Antony and Kerala...
  • Iran, Pakistan to launch gas pipeline project March 11, 2013

    Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on Monday will officially inaugurate the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, Press TV reported on Sunday. The $7.5-billion project will be inaugurated at a ceremony in the border city of Chahbahar. Iran has constructed 900 km of the 1,600-km pipeline on...
  • Did Beyonce lip-sync the US national anthem? January 23, 2013

    Washington: Never mind President Barack Obama's inauguration address or what Michelle Obama was wearing at the ball. Was Beyonce lip-synching the US national anthem on Monday, or wasn't she? The Grammy-winning singer remained silent on Tuesday amid a media storm over whether she was lip-synching, singing over her own pre-recorded...
  • Sasha Obama's mighty yawn goes viral January 22, 2013

    New York: While millions of eyes were trained on her father as he delivered his inauguration speech, the young Sasha Obama was briefly caught on the wrong foot - giving out a big yawn in the middle of the address - a video that has now gone viral on social...
  • Snapshot: Awww! Sasha clicks photos of Michelle and Barack Obama kissing January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle sportingly indulged in a bit of PDA on the behest of daughters Sasha and Malia during the Inauguration Day Parade in Washington. The couple kissed while their daughter Sasha captured the moment on her cell phone. Sweet, isn't it? ...
  • Inauguration ball: Michelle Obama rocks in red Jason Wu gown January 22, 2013

    Michelle Obama chose the same designer who had created her Inaugural Ball dress four years ago. ...
  • Live blog: Barack Obama's 2nd presidential inauguration January 21, 2013

    US President Barack Obama will take the oath of office on Monday, January 21, to be sworn in for a second term as the 44th president of the United States. Follow this live blog to experience the pageantry behind one of America's most time-honoured traditions. Between the hours of 7:30 PM...
  • US: Obama to celebrate second term with oaths, parade January 20, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama will take the oath of office for the third, fourth and final time this weekend during an inauguration celebration that kicks off his second term in a more muted tone than his historic swearing-in four years ago. High unemployment and partisan fights over fiscal policies have drained...
  • Venezuela postpones Chavez's inauguration January 9, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuela will postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez for a new term due to health problems, the government said on Tuesday, another sign the socialist leader's cancer may be bringing an end to his 14 years in power. The 58-year-old former soldier who has dominated the South American...
  • Kochi: India's first Biennale to open on Wednesday December 11, 2012

    Kochi: The curtains will go up on the three month long extravaganza of international contemporary visual Art -- Kochi-Muzeris Biennale -- here on Wednesday when Chief Minister Ooomen Chandy will formally inaugurate the festival, organised in the country for the first time. Over 80 artists from India and abroad, including...
  • Kerala: Dalai Lama to inaugurate Sivagiri pilgrimage November 19, 2012

    Kochi: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will inaugurate the Sivagiri Mutt's 80th annual pilgrimage at Varkala on November 24 and attend a host of functions during his two day visit to Kerala. The Nobel laureate will be chief guest in the Catholicate Centenary celebrations and the anniversary function of the...
  • PM to inaugurate Kochi Metro project on Thursday September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lay the foundation stone of the Kochi Metro Rail project on Thursday, kickstarting the much-awaited project. The Rs 5181.79 crore project, covering a length of 25.612 kms, is being funded jointly by the Centre and Kerala government and is targeted to be completed in...
  • School gives students a feel of Olympics opening July 28, 2012

    Chennai: Even as the Olympic torch relay was on the last leg of its 70-day journey along River Thames in London on Friday, a Chennai school held a special programme for its students to highlight the extravagance of the historic games that is held once every 4 years. MSB Matriculation...
  • PM to inaugurate 'Emerging Kerala 2012' July 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A host of invitees from India and abroad have confirmed about participating in the Emerging Kerala 2012 scheduled to be held in September at Kochi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the three-day summit which will be held from September 12 to 14. Besides Ministers from Kerala who are...
  • National Games chairman snubs Kalmadi February 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Sacked Commonwealth Games Organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was snubbed by the chairman of the National Games R K Anand on Tuesday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Anand said it's better if Kalmadi doesn't come for the National Games inauguration on February 12, adding that it's up to the IOA chairman...
  • Watch: Tough Day 1 for Noida-Delhi Metro. November 12, 2009

    Hundreds of passers-by thronged the Noida City Centre Metro station on Thursday afternoon and even moved on to Metro tracks posing serious doubts on security issues, barely an hour after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati flagged off the Metro's Noida link. ...
  • Rowdies, revelers take over Noida Metro on Day 1 November 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Hundreds of passers-by thronged the Noida City Centre Metro station on Thursday afternoon and even moved on to Metro tracks posing serious doubts on security issues, barely an hour after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati flagged off the Metro's Noida link. Looking jubilant and waving at the TV cameras,...
  • Sonia gets a chance to bunks political classes September 15, 2009

    Mysore: Overwhelmed by the sprawling, state-of-the-art campus of IT bellwether Infosys, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday repeatedly said it gave her an opportunity to "bunk political classes" for a little while. Sonia Gandhi visited the Infosys Technologies Ltd campus to inaugurate the Global Education Centre (GEC-II), the latest infrastructural addition...
  • Indian holds key to Obama's exclusive suits June 6, 2009

    London: US President Barack Obama's hopes of continuing to wear exclusive suits stitched by his favourite Chicago tailors rest on the business skills of a London-based Indian entrepreneur. Ajay Khaitan, a turnaround expert, has emerged as potential saviour for the men responsible for guaranteeing Obama's sartorial elegance after the Chicago fashion...
  • Tech2: Obama 'resignation' e-mail sends trojan malware February 2, 2009

    Criminals wasted no time in integrating US President Barack Obama's inauguration into the latest wave of spam mail seeking to lure hapless surfers. ...
  • Ex-envoy to UN is new US envoy to Pak-Afghanistan January 22, 2009

    Washington: Richard Holbrook, the former US Ambassador to UN is likely to be appointed envoy to Pakistan, Afghanistan and related matters by the new Obama administration after Hillary Clinton was sworn in as the Secretary of State earlier on Thursday. The former Senate Majority Leader, George Mitchell, is likely to be...
  • A hectic first day for President Obama January 22, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's first day in office has been a day of hectic activities. A slew of dramatic news already coming out of the White House. ...
  • Folks smitten with seeing the Obamas in love January 22, 2009

    New York: Pictures of the first couple's dances at the inaugural balls have been splashed all across newspapers. The lovey-dovey Obamas are melting hearts with their public displays of affection. ...