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  • Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for fourth time 5 days ago

    Patna: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth time on Sunday, capping a fortnight-long political drama which ended in an anti-climax with rebel party leader Jitan Ram Manjhi resigning as chief minister shortly before the floor test on Friday sensing imminent...
  • All roads lead to Saifai for Mulayam Singh Yadav, kin's 'tilak' 1 week ago

    Saifai: Hectic last minute touches are being given to spruce up the native village of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to make it picture perfect for the grand tilak ceremony of his grandnephew and Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Yadav in Saifai on Saturday. A grand pandal bearing a festive look...
  • Pakistan repatriates 173 Indian prisoners February 17, 2015

    Attari: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan government on Monday repatriated 172 Indian fishermen and one civil prisoner after the beating Retreat Ceremony followed by Flag lowering ceremony held at Indo-Pak international border. All the fishermen crossed over to India on the basis of 'Emergency Travel Certificate' issued by the Islamabad-based...
  • From 'mismanaged' janata durbar to a 'well managed' Kejriwal swearing-in, AAP comes a long way February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal during his first tenure as Delhi's CM faced huge criticism after the failure of his much publicised 'janata durbar' in January 2014 which saw uncontrollable crowds. Following the chaos, mismanagement and the near-stampede like situation during the darbar, the then Aam Aadmi Party-government decided to take...
  • Watch: New Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sings Manna Dey song February 14, 2015

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal capped his speech at his oath-taking ceremony here on Saturday by singing a few lines of a song of brotherhood - the same Manna Dey song which the AAP leader sang at the Ramlila Maidan in 2013. ...
  • We paid for our arrogance in the Lok Sabha polls, says Delhi CM Kejriwal February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi at the historic Ramlila Maidan on Saturday. Kejriwal thanked the people for attending the swearing-in ceremony and for giving AAP such a huge mandate. "Exactly one year ago on this day I had resigned. Now once again AAP is...
  • Snapshot: Arvind Kejriwal seeks his mother's blessings before leaving for swearing-in February 14, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal will become the seventh person to be sworn in as the Delhi chief minister on Saturday at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital. He will took oath as chief minister along with six other party leaders appointed as Cabinet ministers. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal sworn in as Delhi CM: As it happened February 14, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn in as Delhi chief minister on Saturday at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital. He is set to take oath as chief minister along with six other party leaders appointed as Cabinet ministers. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony February 12, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Melbourne and Christchurch are all decked up to host the opening ceremony for the eleventh ICC World Cup 2015, which will see India defending the crown they re-claimed in 2011 on home soil. The Melbourne celebration at Sidney Myer Music...
  • Drum roll! Cricket World Cup 2015 set to be declared open February 12, 2015

    Melbourne and Christchurch are all decked up to host the opening ceremony for the eleventh ICC World Cup 2015, which will see India defending the crown they re-claimed in 2011 on home soil. At The G in Melbourne The Melbourne celebration at Sidney Myer Music Bowl will involve World Cup players and...
  • Arvind Kejriwal thanks Delhi for AAP's massive win; invites Modi, 'aam aadmi' for his swearing-in February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after the Aam Aadmi Party swept to power winning 96% of the seats in Delhi Assembly elections, party chief Arvind Kejriwal sent a message of thanks to the voters on radio. Kejriwal also invited Delhi residents for his oath-taking ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan on Saturday,...
  • Watch: Beating The Retreat ceremony January 29, 2015

    The Army, Navy and Air Force bands performed at the Beating The Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. President Pranab Mukherjee revived a presidential tradition by riding a 6-horse buggy. ...
  • CM-designate Raghubar Das all set to take Jharkhand on development path December 26, 2014

    Ranchi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Jharkhand CM-designate Raghubar Das is confident that he will be able to take the state towards development with its first stable government. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Das said, "We could have led this state towards development but could not due to the political scenario. We can...
  • Special Assam tea to be served at the grand Nobel Prize banquet on Wednesday December 10, 2014

    Stockholm: There is an Assam connection to this year's Nobel Prize ceremony here with a special tea served at the grand banquet coming from the northeastern state of India. For the first time, the Nobel Museum Tea Blend, created in honour of the scientist and Nobel creator Alfred Nobel, formed a...
  • I thought I was here to receive the award, not to give a speech: Rajinikanth at IFFI 2014 November 20, 2014

    Goa: If Rajnikanth is revered down south for his unique style, Amitabh Bachchan continues to be lauded for his acting prowess, the ability to experiment with roles and giving young actors a run for their money. And when both veteran actors come down to Goa to attend the...
  • IFFI 2014: Have no words to say; dedicate Centenary Award to my producers, directors and fans, says Rajinikanth November 20, 2014

    Goa: In Indian showbiz industry, possibly the most inspirational story of rags-to-riches is of Rajinikanth - a bus conductor named Shivaji Gaekwad who went on to become a phenomenon called Thalaivar. Agreed, Rajinikanth is the undisputed superstar today, but it took him close to four decades to be one of...
  • IFFI 2014: Life-size cutouts of megastar Rajinikanth welcome tourists in Goa November 20, 2014

    Panaji: It feels awesome as you spot huge cut-outs of Rajinikanth dotting alongside the Mandovi river. Before you start interpreting this as a strategy to promote his upcoming films, allow us to explain you the reason. Since the megastar is hosting annual International Film Festival of India on November 20,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to open IFFI 2014, Rajinikanth to receive centenary award November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two legends of Indian cinema - megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth - will share the dais at the opening ceremony of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa Nov 20-30. Newly-inducted Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Tuesday announced...
  • From Army and shooting ranges, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore now joins government November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Having excelled in shooting ranges, ace marksman Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has now hit target in the political arena as well, getting a berth in the Narendra Modi government on Sunday as a Minister of State in his maiden stint as an MP. 43-year-old Rathore, who rose to fame when...
  • Shiv Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn-in as minister: sources November 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena will continue to be part of the National Democratic Alliance as Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn in as minister on Sunday, said sources. Even though Sena nominee has skipped the tea party hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for new Union Ministry inductees at...
  • Narendra Modi ministry expansion: As it happened November 9, 2014

    Several new faces will join the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The Union Council of Ministers will be expanded around 1:30 pm with over 15 being inducted into his team of 45 ministers. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath on May 26 with his...
  • Devendra Fadnavis to be sworn in as Maharashtra CM today, Sena to boycott ceremony October 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister on Friday at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. A thick security blanket has been thrown in and around Wankhede Stadium as the mega ceremony is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several...
  • Election Cartoons: As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony October 31, 2014

    As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Snapshot: Bride-to-be Dia Mirza looks gorgeous as she shows off her mehendi October 18, 2014

    Actress Dia Mirza, all set to wed Sahil Sangha, opted for a private engagement ceremony in Chattarpur Farm in the Capital. The ceremony, as expected, saw the presence of her family members and close friends. For her engagement, Dia opted for blue and golden Anita Dongre lehenga with matching jewellery...
  • Indian Super League: India's biggest football event kicks off with a glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    The inaugural season of the Indian Super League got off to a grand opening on Sunday at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium with a blend of music, dance, entertainment, Bollywood and cricket. It was an evening to remember for the people of Kolkata as the much awaited Indian Super League did everything...
  • As it happened: Indian Super League 2014 opening glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With an amalgamation of Bollywood, cricket, slick promotion and branding and big sponsors, the Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off at the Mecca of Indian football, the Salt Lake Stadium, here on Sunday, aiming to revolutionise football in the...