CEREMONY

  • Snapshot: Bride-to-be Dia Mirza looks gorgeous as she shows off her mehendi 4 days ago

    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...
  • ISL aims to develop Indian football at grassroot level: Nita Ambani October 12, 2014

    The tournament's founding chairperson said that the franchises are also focusing more on the development of football at the grassroot level. ...
  • Asian Games 2014 end with enthralling cultural extravaganza October 4, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games drew to a close with an enthralling cultural extravaganza on Saturday after 15 days of high-voltage action at the end of which India managed to stay inside top 10 even as China extended its supremacy at the top for the ninth successive edition. The formal closing...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Closing Ceremony October 4, 2014

    (For Live updates from the Closing Ceremony, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Asian Games wrapped up on Saturday with China dominating the gold-medal count and North Korea stealing the limelight. As the final events played out ahead of the closing ceremony, China had won 151 gold medals -...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony September 19, 2014

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim SeongJu and KBS emcee Yun Suyeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Indian national flag hoisted at Asian Games Village September 18, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian tricolour was on Thursday hoisted at the Asian Games Village in the presence of the ChefdeMission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza at the main stadium is scheduled to take place. Former sprinter Sumariwala, IOA vicepresident Tarlochan Singh and more than 50...
  • India bids adieu to Ganesha September 8, 2014

    The 10 day long Ganesh chaturthi festival comes to an end on Monday. The immersion ceremony has started in many cities across the country and is set to continue late into the night. ...
  • World Kabaddi League kicks off with a glittering ceremony August 9, 2014

    London: A Bollywood song and dance routine to kick off the proceedings, a live DJ to entertain the steady trickle of expats filled with nostalgia and some oldfashioned beat of the dhol reverberated at the famous O2 arena as the Wave World Kabaddi League kicked off on Saturday. The megastructure which...
  • CWG 2014: Glasgow Games hailed best ever in a rousing closing ceremony August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Hailed as the best ever Commonwealth Games by Federation president Prince Tunku Imran, Glasgow 2014 celebrated the end of a memorable 20th edition with a colourful closing ceremony on Sunday. In a sporting festival recognised for the warmth of its welcome, the ceremony at Hampden Park fittingly celebrated the event...
  • CWG 2014: Seema Punia named India's flagbearer August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Woman discus thrower Seema Punia, who won a silver for India at the 20th Commonwealth Games, will be the flagbearer for the country during their closing ceremony. Seema had on Friday won a silver medal in the women's discus throw competition. All members of the Indian contingent who will take part...
  • CWG 2014: India lead players' parade at glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow July 24, 2014

    London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tricolour as India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, led the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park here Wednesday night. India's female athletes were dressed in green sarees and sported the team blazer, the males proudly flaunted...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened July 24, 2014

    Catch all the updates from the Commonwealth Games 2014 glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow. The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony is expected to attract...
  • Narendra Modi's swearingin cost Rs 17.60 lakh July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony cost Rs 17.60 lakh, RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal said on Sunday. Agrawal said he was told by the Central Public Works Department that the money was spent "on arrangements related to tent, stage, furniture and other related items ... at Rashtrapati Bhawan". Agrawal...
  • As it happened: Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final July 13, 2014

    (Scroll down for the Blog) Goetze scored a stunning goal in the extratime as Germany defeated Argentina 10 in the final to win their fourth World Cup title. Germany battle to become the first European side to win a World Cup on Latin American soil in Sunday's final against Argentina whose...
  • Incumbent Lithuanian president takes oath for second term July 12, 2014

    Vilnius: Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday took oath of office for a second fiveyear term as president of Lithuania. Grybauskaite, who successfully defended her presidency during the election in May, attended the solemn ceremony held in the Seimas, Lithuania's parliament, Xinhua reported. "By placing a special focus on transparency in civil service and...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group on July 11 July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of several major global airlines are expected to arrive in New Delhi later this week to attend a ceremony to formally induct Air India as the 27th member of the Star Alliance. The ceremony at the IGI Airport on July 11 would see Air India unveiling a...
  • Aziz Qureshi takes oath as UP Governor June 23, 2014

    Uttrakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi was today administered oath of office as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh following the resignation of BL Joshi. Qureshi has been given additional charge of UP. Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud administered the oath to Qureshi at a function organised at Raj Bhawan...
  • Man injured in celebratory firing during marriage function June 21, 2014

    One person was injured allegedly in a celebratory firing at a marriage function in Tugalpur village of Gautam Budh Nagar district. A case against unknown persons has been registered after a bullet hit Ravinder's leg Friday night, said Pravin Singh, SHO Kasna. Ravinder was taken to a nearby hospital where his condition was...
  • A glittering opening ceremony kicksoff FIFA World Cup 2014 June 13, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Itaquerao Stadium shined under blue skies as Brazil kicked off its home World Cup with a footballstyle Carnival Thursday before thousands of dancing yellowclad fans, who seemed eager to put construction delays and protests behind them. Jennifer Lopez, rapper Pitbull and pop star Claudia Leitte bounced around a giant...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened June 12, 2014

    Fans from around the world can finally stop counting down the minutes as the 2014 World Cup is actually upon us, set to begin with an exciting opening ceremony. While fans expect to be entertained by the ceremony, it really just signifies the start of the biggest sporting event in the...
  • Chhatarpur: Dalit groom pulled down from horse, thrashed June 9, 2014

    A dalit groom was allegedly beaten and forced to get down from the horse he was riding as part of a prewedding ritual, by upper caste men at Sadwa village in the district, the police said in Chhatarpur on Sunday. The incident took place two days ago, when as part of...
  • N Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu, who led his party to a thumping victory in the Assembly elections, took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh along with his ministers in a grand function on Sunday evening. Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy...
  • Live blog: TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as CM of Andhra Pradesh June 8, 2014

    Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as the first chief minister of the new Andhra Pradesh. Sources told CNNIBN that the new Andhra Pradesh Cabinet will have 20 ministers....
  • Chandrababu Naidu to take oath as Andhra Pradesh CM today June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu who led his party to a thumping victory in the Assembly elections is all set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh along with his ministers in a grand function on Sunday evening. While the swearingin of his Telangana counterpart was...