Ceremony

  • CWG 2014: India lead players' parade at glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow July 24, 2014

    London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tri-colour 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 swearing-in cost Rs 17.60 lakh July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in 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 14, 2014

    (Scroll down for the Blog) Goetze scored a stunning goal in the extra-time as Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 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 five-year 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 kicks-off 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 football-style Carnival Thursday before thousands of dancing yellow-clad 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 13, 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 pre-wedding 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 CNN-IBN 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 swearing-in of his Telangana counterpart was...
  • TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu to take oath as new Andhra CM on Sunday June 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu will be sworn in as the first chief minister of new Andhra Pradesh at a grand function on Sunday. Governor ESL Narasimhan will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Chandrababu at a public function to be held at Nagarjuna Nagar...
  • Najma Heptullah- the only Muslim face in Narendra Modi Cabinet June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Grand-niece of eminent freedom fighter Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Najma Heptullah is the lone Muslim face in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Once a prominent Congress member in the Rajya Sabha, she left the party in 2004 due to a strain in relationship with top party leaders for her close...
  • PMO website relaunched within seconds of Modi's swearing-in June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Within seconds of Narendra Modi taking oath as tehe 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday, the PMO website was relaunched carrying his picture and profile. "As we devote ourselves to take India's development journey to newer heights, we seek your support, blessings and active participation," Modi said...
  • PM Narendra Modi's first message to the country after assuming office June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi- the man who led the NDA to a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday. After assuming office as the PM, he reached out to the country with a message he posted on...
  • Narendra Modi takes oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi- the man who led the NDA to a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday. With the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan in the background, President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office and secrecy in...
  • Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: While Rajinikanth has decided to give Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony a miss in Delhi today, there is a host of Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Salim Khan, Sohail Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Anupam Kher and Vivek Oberoi who will be attending the function. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata...
  • Nawaz Sharif, Mahinda Rajapaksa arrive for Modi's swearing-in June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are among a slew of foreign dignitaries who arrived on Monday to attend Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. 63-year-old Modi, who led BJP to an astounding victory in the Lok Sabha polls, had last week extended an...
  • List of leaders attending, missing Narendra Modi's swearing-in June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime-Minister designate Narendra Modi will sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister on Monday at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM. The mega event will be attended by around 4,000 Indian and foreign dignitaries, including key leaders from all the seven SAARC nations. Even though there is...
  • Delhi: MDMK's Vaiko protests against Rajapaksa, detained for defying prohibitory orders May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: MDMK chief Vaiko along with around 100 supporters have been detained for defying prohibitory orders after he held a protest against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Vaiko along with his supporters broke a barricade and tried to move out of Jantar...
  • Akhilesh, Mulayam Singh to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony June 14, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi, an official said. Akhilesh Yadav, his wife and MP from Kannauj Dimple Yadav, nephews Akshay Pratap (MP from Firozabad) and Dharmendra Yadav (MP from Badaun), have left for...
  • Modi's swearing-in: Roads to Rashtrapati Bhawan shut from 2PM to 8PM June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: All roads leading to Rashtrapati Bhawan will be closed for general traffic from 2 PM to 8 PM on Monday in view of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Delhi Police said in a traffic advisory that it has decided to close down Rajpath (from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati...
  • Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Rajinikanth to skip, but wife Latha to attend June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, who had been invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi today, will not attend the function, sources close to the actor said. CNN-IBN reports that the star's wife Latha will attend the ceremony. They said the actor was not in town and, therefore, would not...
  • Here is what people expect from new PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi, a 63-year-old man who is behind the BJP's astonishing victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, will take oath as the 15th Prime Minister of world's largest democracy on Monday. The much awaited swearing-in ceremony, administered by President Pranab Mukherjee, is scheduled to take place at 6:00 pm...
  • Snapshot: Scenes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in day June 14, 2014

    The swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India will be the biggest event so far to have been staged at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the guest list, which includes key leaders from SAARC countries, set to cross the 4,000 mark. ...
  • Narendra Modi: The man who scripted his dream run to Delhi himself June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Damodardas Modi's dream run to Delhi has been scripted by the man himself. With extensive campaigning, use of technology to development plank, Modi did not leave any stone unturned. During an election rally, Modi had said, "In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, India will...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Lata Mangeshkar likely to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Film industry stalwarts Amitabh Bachchan, veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, Rekha and Sachin Tendulkar are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, BJP sources said. Invites were also sent out to actors Rajinikanth and Salman Khan for the esteemed event. Lata Mangeshkar had in January...