CEREMONY

  • Watch: PM Modi receives ceremonial welcome by at Les Invalides in Paris April 10, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a ceremonial welcome by the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at Les Invalides in Paris. Modi will meet French President Francois Hollande and the two are expected to sign major civil nuclear energy, trade and defence agreements. ...
  • IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony: Saif Ali Khan fumbles, Shahid Kapoor breaks the stage; why the event was one big flop show April 8, 2015

    Agreed, it's a hard job to host the opening ceremony of an event which is as crucial as the Indian Premiere League. And it only gets harder when it comes to convincing the audiences about the selection of actor Saif Ali Khan as the host. Saif, who made his debut...
  • IPL 8: Twitterati lauds Hrithik Roshan's flawless dance moves the only saving grace of the opening ceremony April 7, 2015

    The consensus about IPL 2015 opening ceremony seemed to be boring, disappointing and way too messy. But amidst all the chaos that we witnessed - Saif Ali Khan fumbling, Shahid Kapoor tripping - Hrithik Roshan quite clearly had a good time and that's the most important thing about the star-studded...
  • Bollywood stars dazzle at IPL 8 Opening Ceremony April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirit of 'City of Joy' as a dazzling Bollywood-style opening ceremony kick started the eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket after a one and a half hour delay at the decked-up Salt Lake stadium here on Tuesday. The event was a little...
  • IPL 2015 opening ceremony updates: Playing Milkha Singh was the most memorable experience for me, says Farhan Akhtar April 7, 2015

    The opening ceremony of IPL 8 will open in a few moments from now. From the celebrities performing at the event to the teams they will be rooting for, we get you all the updates from the star-studded affair. ...
  • As it happened: IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony April 7, 2015

    (For Live Updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is all set for a frenzy evening with top Bollywood stars set to perform at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium. Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Anushka Sharma arrived on Monday in Kolkata. Hrithik, Anushka...
  • IPL 8: An after-party at the end of World Cup April 7, 2015

    The best cricketers on one grand stage, going faster, higher, stronger, bigger. The finest batsmen and the wiliest of bowlers, mano a mano. Where no ball can be hit hard enough and no fielder can try hard enough. And all that, not once, but twice this year. The confetti has barely...
  • IPL 2015 opening ceremony: Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli arrive together in Kolkata April 7, 2015

    Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma may not have been hitting the headlines for the right reasons. But that hardly affects them. The couple arrived in Kolkata together to attend the grand ceremony of IPL 8. A dazzling line-up of Bollywood stars, including Farhan Akhtar, music director Pritam along with Hrithik...
  • Pritam, Ash King in Kolkata for IPL-8 opening ceremony April 6, 2015

    Kolkata: Music composer Pritam who landed in the city on Monday to perform at the star-studded Indian Premier League (IPL-8) inaugural, said it felt good to be back home. "Landed in Kolkata. Performing in @IPL opening ceremony. Always feels good to come back home," Pritam wrote on social networking site Twitter. Bollywood...
  • Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma to perform at IPL opening ceremony April 5, 2015

    Kolkata: Bollywood stars Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Pritam and Hrithik Roshan are all set to light up the stage at the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) Opening Ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Tuesday. According to a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release, the...
  • IPL opening ceremony to be held in Kolkata on April 7 April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: The opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on April 7, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said on Wednesday. The ceremony will start at 7.30 pm in the evening and will feature some of...
  • Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for fourth time February 22, 2015

    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' February 20, 2015

    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...