Ceremony

  • Snapshot: SRK pulls an all-nighter in Abu Dhabi; posts a photo on Twitter 15-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, has been very busy these days. Slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, Khan has been burning the midnight oil, rehearsing for the show. He posted a photo of himself...
  • IPL 7: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit to light up gala opening? 08-04-2014 03:07 PM

    The ICC World Twenty20 gripped Bangladesh for three weeks and now it's the turn of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that awaits the Indian Premier League's (IPL) debut in the gulf, with reports of Bollywood stars joining the gala opening. The Gulf News has reported that Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri...
  • IIM-Indore sets up panel to probe dais collapse incident during convocation ceremony 01-04-2014 05:33 PM

    Indian Institute of Management-Indore has constituted a two-member committee to probe the dais collapse incident during its convocation ceremony. The committee members are former Director General of Police (DGP) SK Das and Chhattisgarh's retired Engineering-in-Chief G M Kripalani, IIM-I spokesperson said. The panel will probe the cause of the mishap...
  • Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony cost Rs 13.41 lakhs 09-03-2014 02:42 PM

    The Delhi government spent Rs 13.41 lakh on the oath-taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister at Ramlila Maidan and on the publicity of the mammoth function. In response to a RTI, the Delhi government's General Administration Department said it had spent Rs 6.33 lakh on the Ramlila...
  • UP Berozgaar Sangh members clash with police over wanting to meet CM 11-02-2014 07:49 AM

    A scuffle took place between police and members of an organisation of unemployed people outside the Chandra Shekhar Azad AgricultureUniversity in Kanpur, just before the arrival of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the convocation ceremony of the university. Nearly 40 members of 'Uttar Pradesh Berozgaar Sangh' led by its president...
  • Infosys Science Awards: Three of the seven awardees are women 09-02-2014 04:53 PM

    Seven of the country's brightest minds gathered together at the 2013 Infosys Prize ceremony - given every year to research in the basic sciences to recognize path breaking, independent work. The prize comprising a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 55 Lakh is a big boost for Indian scientists....
  • Snapshot: Narendra Modi attends Ahana Deol-Vaibhav Vora's wedding reception 04-02-2014 08:03 AM

    As expected, Ahana Deol-Vaibhav Vora's wedding ceremony was a starry affair with popular Bollywood stars and entrepreneurs in attendance. In addition to high profile guests including Rekha, Sonakshi Sinha, an injured Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was also spotted. Yes,...
  • Angry Nitish cools down, to attend AMU's foundation-stone laying ceremony 30-01-2014 06:10 PM

    After an angry outburst over not being invited, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will finally attend a foundation-stone laying ceremony by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. The foundation stone of off-campus branch of the Aligarh Muslim University will be laid in Kishanganj district. "Nitish Kumar has left for Kishanganj...
  • Delhi: Two metro stations to remain close for Beating Retreat ceremony 29-01-2014 12:12 PM

    Two Delhi Metro stations will be closed between 3 pm and 6.30 pm on Wednesday due to the Beating Retreat ceremony. A metro spokesman identified the stations as Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan. But interchange facilities will be available in the former. ...
  • Snapshot: Pooja Bedi attends singer Raageshwari Loomba's sangeet ceremony with son Omar 26-01-2014 12:03 PM

    Actress Pooja Bedi was accompanied by her son Omar and choreographer Hanif Hilal to the sangeet ceremony of singer Raageshwari Loomba. As reports suggest, the singer, who is marrying barrister Sudhanshu Swaroop on January 27, will be moving to London. Pooja took to Twitter to share her pictures from the...
  • Racism and rage: The new age Indian customs & manners

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    We will celebrate India's 65th Republic Day on Sunday, here in a foreign land. The flag-hoisting ceremony will be held in the morning, hopefully with...

  • Indian Army's investiture ceremony in Jodhpur on Jan 15 10-01-2014 08:14 PM

    Indian Army's Southern Command will this year celebrate its Investiture Ceremony in Jodhpur, wherethe command's one formation is based, a defense spokesperson said here on Friday. The units which have achieved overall excellence in the largest command of the Army will also be felicitated in the ceremony slated on January...
  • Delhi Police constable suspended for shouting slogans at Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony 31-12-2013 01:36 PM

    A Delhi Police constable's over enthusiasm landed him in soup as he was suspended for climbing a barricade and shouting slogans during the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet ministers. The constable, identified as Rajesh Kumar, was posted with the fourth battalion of the Delhi Armed...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to pay homage at Rajghat before starting work 27-12-2013 05:48 PM

    Ghaziabad: Soon after taking oath as Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will visit Rajgath before leaving for his first Cabinet meeting. The Cabinet meeting is scheduled to take place at 2 PM. "After taking oath as Delhi's CM, I will call cabinet meeting at 2 PM...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony coincides with Congress's foundation day 26-12-2013 03:48 PM

    In a quirk of fate, the date of the swearing-in ceremony of Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal will coincide with the 128th anniversary of the foundation of Congress on Saturday. Activist-turned-politician Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi's seventh Chief Minister at the historic Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi. The new...
  • Shivraj Singh's cabinet swearing-in over, 23 ministers inducted 21-12-2013 04:55 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday expanded his ministry with the induction of 19 cabinet ministers and four ministers of state. Chouhan took oath as the Chief Minister for the third time on December 14, following BJP's thumping victory in the assembly elections. The cabinet ministers who...
  • RGPV cancels its exam papers scheduled today in the wake of Shivraj's swearing-in 14-12-2013 12:57 PM

    The Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), a government technical university hascancelled all its exam papers scheduled for Saturday in view of Chief Minister's oath taking ceremony to be held in the city. All the engineering examinations, including the third and eighth semester papers, have been cancelled in view of the...
  • LIVE: Guests start pouring in as Vasundhara Raje to take oath as Rajasthan CM shortly 13-12-2013 09:52 AM

    Vasundhara Raje will take oath as Rajasthan Chief Minister on December 13. She met Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday and staked claim to form the government in the state. This would be second time that BJP leader Raje is to be the chief minister of the state. Her first chief...
  • Vasundhara Raje to sworn-in as Rajasthan chief minister today 13-12-2013 09:15 AM

    Jaipur: Vasundhara Raje, who led the Bharatiya Janata Party to a historic win in Rajasthan, will on Friday be sworn-in as the Chief Minister in Jaipur. Raje will take the oath of office inside the premises of Assembly building at a ceremony which will be attended by BJP's prime ministerial...
  • Chandrababu Naidu to attend Vasundhara Raje's swearing-in on Friday 12-12-2013 06:12 PM

    In an indication that he is cozying up to the BJP, Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu will be visiting Jaipur on Friday to attend the swearing-in of Vasundhara Raje as Chief Minister of Rajasthan. The BJP extended an invitation to Chandrababu Naidu to attend the swearing-in ceremony, which...
  • Dr Raman Singh takes oath as third-time CM of Chhattisgarh 12-12-2013 09:50 AM

    One day after he arrived in his constituency Rajnandgaon to thank his supporters for reposing faith in him and lifting his party to a third successive victory in the assembly elections, 61-year-old Raman Singh will be sworn in for his third term as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh at a...
  • Raman Singh to take oath as Chhattisgarh CM on Dec 12 10-12-2013 12:15 AM

    Raman Singh, who steered BJP to a record third straight victory in the recently-concludedAssembly elections, will take oath of office on December 12. It was on the same day in 2008 that the suave BJP leader had taken oath as the Chief Minister of the state after the then assembly...
  • Raman Singh to take oath as Chhattisgarh CM for third time on Dec 12 09-12-2013 11:58 PM

    Raipur: Raman Singh, who steered BJP to a record third straight victory in the recently-concluded Assembly elections, will take oath of office on December 12. It was on the same day in 2008 that the suave BJP leader had taken oath as the Chief Minister of the state after the...
  • World War I 'sacred soil' ceremony honours Indian soldiers 01-12-2013 05:05 PM

    The sacrifice made by thousands of Indian soldiers fighting for the British Army during World War I has been recognised as part of a ceremony London. "Sacred soil" from 70 WWI battlefields in Belgium, which arrived by warship to the UK, was laid at a memorial garden marking the 100th...
  • 'IFFI 2013' begins in Goa, Czech director Jiri Menzel gets the Lifetime Achievement Award 20-11-2013 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood bigwigs Rekha, Kamal Haasan, Asha Bhonsle and world cinema stalwarts like Susan Sarandon, Iranian director Majid Majidi, Czech helmer Jiri Menzel are attending the opening ceremony of the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will be conferred with the first Centenary Award...
  • Wagah: More people can witness retreat ceremony 21-10-2013 06:42 PM

    India is set to expand the showcase military retreat ceremony along its frontier with Pakistan at Wagah as the government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 24 crore to usher better civic facilities at the location. The Home Ministry has approved a proposal of the Border Security Force (BSF) to...
  • Alice Munro declines invite to Nobel Prize ceremony 18-10-2013 06:07 PM

    Stockholm: The Swedish Academy says Nobel literature prize winner Alice Munro won't travel to Stockholm to collect her award because of poor health. Academy secretary Peter Englund said in an email Friday that the 82-year-old Canadian writer had declined the invitation, and that it's not yet clear who will represent...
  • Kate Middleton to attend first public event since royal birth 16-08-2013 12:06 AM

    London: Prince William's wife Kate Middleton will make her first public appearance at a glittering awards ceremony in September 2013 since giving birth. William is a royal patron of the wildlife conservation charity Tusk Trust and the couple are expected to attend its awards ceremony on September 12, a Kensington...
  • Junior women hockey team felicitated after historic win 08-08-2013 11:42 AM

    Following their success at the Junior Hockey World Cup, a victorious Indian women's hockey team was facilitated here in Delhi on Wednesday for creating history and winning a medal after 38 years. Cladded in spanking yellow off-field tees, the victorious Indian women's team arrived for their felicitation ceremony at the...
  • Dalit priests train youngsters to perform religious ceremonies 05-08-2013 03:41 PM

    Upset over priests refusing to perform rituals at their ceremonies, a group of Dalits have trained themselves in the rituals and are now teaching them to Dalit youths in Kota and Bundi districts of Rajasthan. The Dalit priests belonging to Valmiki community are conducting all religious rituals from births, weddings...