Festival

  • Mathura all set to celebrate Janmastami 2 days ago

    Brindavan in Mathura is all set to celebrate the Krishna Janmastami on Monday. ...
  • Devotees celebrated the traditional 'Bagwal' festival by throwing fruits at each other August 10, 2014

    Thousands of devotees from Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand on Sunday threw apples, pears and flowers at each other as they celebrated traditional 'Bagwal' festival at Devidhura in Champawat district. "We had arranged 10 quintals of pear and apple fruits and four basket full of flowers for the purpose to...
  • NYC music festival to require anti-drug video August 10, 2014

    New York: Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year. The final day of last year's Electric Zoo festival was called off after two people died of what the city medical examiner said...
  • Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season August 7, 2014

    The district administration banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory and objectionable...
  • India celebrates Eid, politicians cut across party lines to offer prayers July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As the holy month of Ramzan comes to an end, the Muslim community in India and across the world celebrates Eid on Tuesday. The moon was sighted on Monday evening and people greeted each other after offering their evening prayers. At Jama Masjid in Delhi, there are tourists...
  • 'The Judge', featuring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, to open Toronto International Film Festival July 26, 2014

    Toronto: 'The Judge', starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, will open the annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4, the festival said on Friday. The film, by 'Wedding Crashers' director David Dobkin, follows a lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, who is also a...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' to have world premiere at Toronto Film Festival July 23, 2014

    Toronto: Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom', based on boxer M.C Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the organizers announced Tuesday. The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will take place between Sep 4 and 14. "Glamorous Indian star Priyanka Chopra completely transforms herself to play Mary...
  • Nana Patekar to attend London Indian Film Festival July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, known for his brilliant performances in 'The Pool', 'Parinda' and 'Ab Tak Chappan', is all set to be a part of the ongoing London Indian Film Festival. Patekar, 63, will be one of the main guests at the World Premiere of director Samruddhi Porey's 'Hemalkasa' on...
  • Chandrababu Naidu, KC Rao visit temple to mark Bonalu festival July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao and several other leaders offered prayers at a famous temple in Secunderabad here on the occasion of Bonalu festival. The leaders visited the Sri Ujjaini Mahankali temple which is frequented by thousands of devotees during the festival. Rao...
  • Rajasthan gears up for season of fairs and festivals July 13, 2014

    It's that time of the year again, and Rajasthan is gearing up for a series of annual fairs and festivals that draw a large number of visitors from across the state as well as the country and abroad. From last week of this month till the year end, Rajasthan will play...
  • Over 1.5 lakh pilgrims make Amarnath Yatra July 10, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 1.5 lakh pilgrims have finished the Amarnath Yatra that started here June 28. An official statement on Wednesday said: "As many as 12,345 devotees paid their obeisance before the ice lingam on Wednesday amid chanting of prayers. With this, a total of 155,855 pilgrims have paid obeisance at...
  • 4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving July 6, 2014

    Houston: A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting. Several thousand people had gathered at the arena for a Fourth of July party at the...
  • Ladakh International Film Festival 2014: 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' sweeps awards; Anurag Kashyap, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra skip the closing ceremony July 2, 2014

    Leh: With Iranian, Korean and several competent Indian films being pitted against each other at Ladakh International Film Festival, which concluded recently, one was both surprised and happy to watch 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' by young Mumbai-based Bhargav Saikai and Sharma sweep top awards. Directed by Ram Ramesh Sharma, 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz...
  • Ladakh International Film Festival 2014: The complete list of winners July 1, 2014

    Leh: The third edition of the recently-concluded Ladakh International Film Festival screened over 50 films, including Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told', Deepti Naval's 'Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish', and several Iranian and Korean films, and also included Asia premiere of Anurag Kashyap's...
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's film 'Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' gets huge applause at LIFF June 28, 2014

    Ladakh: The third edition of Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) kicked off on June 27. The ongoing film festival not only offers an interesting mix of international and Indian films, but also saw the participation of several Bollywood stars on Day 1. Besides Govind Nihalani, who heads the jury of the...
  • Tourism ministry should seek Church's view on exposition: NCP June 24, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's tourism ministry should take the Church into confidence before designing its multi-crore publicity campaign for the decennial exposition of St Francis Xavier's relics scheduled later this year, the NCP said on tuesday. "It is only the authorities of the Church who would be able to discern how best...
  • Dog meat festival celebrated in China June 22, 2014

    Beijing: People in southern China celebrated the annual dog meat festival on Saturday despite mounting protests from animal welfare groups and pet owners from across the world. The festival to mark the summer solstice in Yulin City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, slated for June 21, witnesses around 2,000 dogs being...
  • Telangana to officially celebrate Bonalu June 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government today decided to officially celebrate Bonalu and Bathukamma, the Hindu folk festivals of the region. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao with senior officials and public representatives belonging to various political parties. Excise Minister Padma Rao told reporters that the...
  • Mani Ratnam: Film festivals should not only celebrate cinema, but also encourage cross-cultural interaction June 16, 2014

    Chennai: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, a regular at film festivals across the globe, attends the movie extravaganzas as a movie buff because he feels every film teaches something worthwhile. "Every film you see at a festival teaches you something. Any good film you see gives you enough motivation and adrenaline rush...
  • Odisha: Devotees can't climb Lord Jagannath's chariot on Rath Yatra Day June 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a significant decision, Odisha government on Wednesday said that devotees would not be allowed to climb the chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on Rath Yatra Day. "The devotees will not be allowed to climb the chariots. The Daitapati priests of the 12th century shrine...
  • Snapshot: Mallika Sherawat can't get over her experience at Oxford University, Cannes 2014 June 8, 2014

    Actress Mallika Sherawat, who is quite adept at making headlines, amazed her fans when she shared the news of being invited to Oxford University to a debate on gender issues. "At the historic Oxford university, what a journey, Haryana to Oxford", the actress had posted on Twitter to confirm the...
  • LIFF 2014: 'Ugly' to premiere, a special retrospective on director Akiro Kurosawa June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The third edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) to be held in Leh June 27-29, will have multiple highlights - while Anurag Kashyap's "Ugly" will have a green carpet premiere, there will be a special retrospective on the globally acclaimed filmmaker Akiro Kurosawa. The focus country for the...
  • Festive atmosphere in Lok Sabha as members take oath June 5, 2014

    Festive atmosphere and bonhomie prevailed in Lok Sabha on Thursday with members donning traditional dress and head gears and many taking oath in their mother tongue. Three Delhi MPs -- Maheish Giri, Meenakshi Lekhi and Parvesh Saheb Singh Verma -- took oath in Sanskrit, others did so in Maithili, Konkani, Assamese,...
  • Bhojpuri film 'Deswa' going places, wows viewers in Toronto May 29, 2014

    Can you imagine a Bhojpuri film engrossing and entertaining audiences at an international film fest? Debutant Nitin Chandra's "Deswa" has done just that, giving the Bhojpuri film industry, reeling under distasteful content and lack of creativity, a much-needed facelift on the global platform. Screened at the recently concluded International Film Festival...
  • Here are the best quotes from the Cannes Film Festival 2014 May 24, 2014

    Cannes: Some of the movie world's best known and most influential actors, writers and directors have been on the French Riviera for the past 10 days for the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Here is a selection of some of the most memorable quotes from the film fest which awards its top...
  • Day 10: Behind the scenes at Cannes Film Festival May 23, 2014

    Cannes: Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev earned rave reviews for his Palme d'Or contender "Leviathan", but one person didn't enjoy it at all. Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky told official news agency RIA Novosti that the film was not to his liking. The movie tells the story of a man who owns property...
  • Hirst art, DiCaprio space trip help raise record AIDS funds May 23, 2014

    Antibes: A Damien Hirst work of art and a trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio helped AIDS foundation amfAR raise a record $35 million (28 million euros) on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. The Foundation for AIDS Research holds an exclusive bash annually during the festival, attracting a galaxy...
  • Cannes glitterati step up for AIDS charity gala May 23, 2014

    Reuters: Sharon Stone showed up in a daring dress, John Travolta flew in on his plane, and even Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst made an appearance to support the Cannes film festival's largest charity ball to raise money for AIDS research. At the 21st annual event organized by amfAR, the Foundation for...
  • Huge pack of stray dogs in Hungarian film wows Cannes May 22, 2014

    Reuters: Anyone with a fear of dogs is not going to get over it by seeing the Hungarian movie "Feher Isten" (White God) which has made a stir at the Cannes film festival with a scene that is all the more remarkable because it is filmed with real animals. The film...
  • Cannes autograph-hunters brave sun, rain, long hours for 'dream' May 22, 2014

    Reuters: Packed behind security barriers, scorched by the sun and pelted by rain, they are the real stars of the Cannes film festival - the intrepid autograph hunters. The fans on the front line of the world's largest cinema showcase, perched on stepladders across from the famous red carpet steps, are...