BIRTH

  • Raj Kapoor movies featured in Google doodle as it celebrates his 90th birth anniversary 6 days ago

    New Delhi: To commemorate iconic actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor's 90th birthday today, Google has posted a doodle. Born as Ranbir Raj Kapoor on December 14, 1924, Raj, the son of actor Prithvi Raj Kapoor, garnered huge recognition and respect for his contribution to Indian cinema. He started as a...
  • Don't play politics at an educational institution, AMU VC to Centre against BJP's proposed event November 28, 2014

    Aligarh: A fresh controversy is brewing in the Aligarh Muslim University where the varsity authorities and Bharatiya Janata Party have got into a war of words over a piece of land. BJP has asked the university to celebrate the birth anniversary of Raja Mahendra Pratap, a freedom fighter, who according to...
  • Anand Sharma refutes charges of senior Congress leaders not invited for Nehru's event November 21, 2014

    The rift within the Congress party seems to be wide open. According to sources, senior party leaders like former finance minister P Chidambaram and former Union minister Kamal Nath are upset with the Congress high command over not being invited for the event organised on the 125th birth anniversary of...
  • Chidambaram, Kamal Nath other Congress leaders upset at not being invited for Nehru's event: sources November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The rift within the Congress party seems to be wide open. According to sources, senior party leaders like former finance minister P Chidambaram and former Union minister Kamal Nath are upset with the Congress high command over not being invited for the event organised on the 125th birth...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru: A leader and his legacy November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The nation observes the birth anniversaries of two of the tallest leaders of post-Independence India - Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel - two weeks apart. This year, these celebrations have generated a controversy in view of the efforts being made by different political parties to 'appropriate' the legacy...
  • Watch: Sonia Gandhi's address at Nehru's 125th birth anniversary November 13, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressed the party's conclave saying, "Jawahar Lal Nehru's vision was liberal, democratic rooted for a united India. We need to fight for the people, we need to create a people's movement to fight for the ideals of Pandit Nehru." ...
  • Watch: Rahul Gandhi's speech at Nehru's birth anniversary November 13, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed the party's conclave at 125th birth anniversary of former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. He took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and said, "On one hand they are cleaning the road for photo opportunities and on other hand they...
  • At Nehru's 125th birth anniversary, Rahul calls PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' a photo opportunity November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Thursday began massive celebrations to mark the 125th birth anniversary of former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in the national capital. After a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections and Assembly polls, the party is hoping to motivate its workers and increase its cadre...
  • Congress celebrates Jawahar Lal Nehrui's 125th birth anniversary: As it happened November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The political war over commemorating national leaders continues. While the BJP government celebrated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary by calling it National Unity Day, the Congress has taken a cue and organised massive celebrations for Jawahar Lal Nehru's birth anniversary. The Congress has organised one of its biggest...
  • Congress to take Nehru's legacy to people in a bid to regain its foothold November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After being reduced to just 44 MPs in the Lok Sabha, the Congress is struggling to find its feet and in its hour of crisis, the party has decided to take former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru's legacy to the people and re-emphasise what it stood for. Congress offices...
  • Congress invites 55 international leaders for conference on Nehru's legacy but ignores Modi November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Keen to resurrect Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy at a trying time for the party and take the message to the masses, the Congress is organising an international conference from November 17-18 to mark the 125th birth anniversary of India's first prime minister. The party, however, has not invited Prime Minister...
  • Modi chairs meet on Nehru's 125th birth anniversary celebrations November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the 125th birth anniversary of late Jawaharlal Nehru should be celebrated in a manner so that the younger generation can be inspired by India's first Prime Minister. Modi, who chaired a meeting of the National Committee for Commemoration of the 125th birth...
  • Has history been unkind to Sardar Patel? October 31, 2014

    The Centre celebrated Sardar Patel's birth anniversary, which coincides with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's death anniversary, as National Unity Day with Modi flagging off the 'Run for Unity' campaign on Friday. ...
  • Congress says PM Modi's way of treating Indira Gandhi's death anniversary disgusting, petty-minded October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday termed as "disgusting" and "petty-minded" the way the Narendra Modi government marked the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi while the ruling BJP wondered if that party prefers to see history through the "perspective" of Nehru-Gandhi family. "It is petty-minded, it is partisan and disrespectful to...
  • Modi launches 'Run for Unity', remembers Sardar Patel's contribution towards nation's unity October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the 139th birth anniversary of former deputy prime minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In remembrance of the 'Iron Man', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the 'Run for Unity' marathon in which over 10,000 people participated. The central government declared October 31 as the National Unity...
  • Centre decides not to commemorate any anniversary apart from Gandhi and Sardar Patel's October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another sign of changing times with the Narendra Modi government in power, the Centre has decided not to commemorate any anniversaries except that of Mahatma Gandhi's and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's. The government will be celebrating Sardar Patel's birth anniversary on October 31 by calling it the...
  • Playlist: Best of Begum Akhtar on her 100th birth anniversary October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Begum Akhtar, born in Faizabad District, Uttar Pradesh, would have been 100, had she been alive today. Begum was just seven when she was captivated by the music of Chandra Bai, an artist who worked with a touring theatre group. On being insisted by her uncle, she was...
  • Woman with a new womb gives birth to baby October 4, 2014

    London: In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said on Friday. The 36-year-old mother received a uterus from a close family friend last year. Her baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last month, and...
  • Rs 20 crore allocated to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Culture on Friday said Rs 20 crore has been allocated for various projects to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru this year. "The plans are to release postal stamps, renovate Nehru memorial and publish books on Nehru to celebrate the day," Ravindra Singh, secretary,...
  • School students take oath to abstain from alcohol, drugs September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of school students on Wednesday took pledge to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and all types of drugs during a programme held in the Mehrauli area. The oathtaking programme, Anuvrat, was organised by Archarya Tulsi Birth Centenary Committee at Adhyatmik Sadhna Kendra. It saw participation of eminent personalities like...
  • Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The country on Wednesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and VicePresident Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi,...
  • Birthday playlist: 85 of Kishore Kumar's greatest hits of all time August 4, 2014

    There were very few things that singeractor Kishore Kumar couldn't do. The actor was a direct0r, actor, singer, screenplay writer, composer and what not. Interestingly he was never trained in music and his first stint in films was as a chorus singer in 'Bombay Talkies' which had his elder brother...
  • Birth control implant for students headed to India July 29, 2014

    Durban: A group of South African students to be flown to India for training at an Indian university are to be given contraceptive implants to prevent them becoming pregnant, media reported on Tuesday. "We will be injecting them with Implanon (matchsticksized contraceptive implant) so they don't fall pregnant," Sibongiseni Dhlomo, member...
  • Narendra Modi pays homage to Nelson Mandela on his birth anniversary July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: On Friday, the birthday of late South African antiapartheid icon Nelson Mandela, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the late South African icon, saying it is an occasion to reaffirm commitment to work towards world peace. "The beloved Madiba's work, ideals and principles continue to inspire us. He...
  • Narendra Modi remembers Syama Prasad Mookerjee July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on his birth anniversary. He tweeted: "Tributes to our inspiration, Dr.Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. His contribution to our nation is...
  • Hospitals to give birth, death certificates in NDMC area June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now avail the first free copy of birth and death certificates from a hospital itself under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council immediately after such events. According to a direction issued by the civic agency, all hospitals in the NDMC areas will now issue the...
  • Delhi: Hospitals to give first free copy of birth, death certificates June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon you can get the first free copy of birth and death certificate from the hospitals itself, as the Delhi government launched the facility at the Lok Nayak Hospital. Delhi Chief Secretary, SK Srivastava handed over the first free birth certificate to one Ranjana Gupta, mother of the new...
  • Negligence during surgery: 2 doctors, nursing home to pay Rs 10 lakh May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A nursing home and its two doctors have been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to a woman for leaving a piece of sponge in her abdomen during an operation in 2012 resulting in formation of 1.5 litre pus in her body. East...
  • 125 years of Charlie Chaplin: These are 10, full length Chaplin movies on YouTube you need to watch to celebrate his genius April 16, 2014

    They foiled plots and cracked Nazi codes, but Britain's spies were unable to solve the mystery of Charlie Chaplin's birth. Although the entertainer is celebrated as one of London's most famous sons, declassified files reveal that Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence service found no records to back up Chaplin's claim that...
  • President, PM pays tribute to BR Ambedkar April 14, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday paid tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary. With several other leaders present, the dignitaries paid floral tributes to the principal architect of the Indian Constitution at his statue in the precincts of Parliament House...