Workshop

  • BJP hails 'honest soul-searching' by Antony on Congress secularism June 29, 2014

    Surajkund: BJP on Sunday welcomed the public admission by senior Congress leader AK Antony that his party's secularism was slanted in favour of minorities and said that it now stands vindicated regarding its position on the issue. Addressing first-time BJP MPs on the concluding day of an orientation workshop, party veteran...
  • Advani all praise for Modi at BJP's Surajkund workshop June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party veteran LK Advani was all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who led the party to a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections. On Day 2 of the BJP MPs' workshop being held at Surajkund, Advani Ji called Modi Ji the captain of the...
  • India's health sector dismal: Amartya Sen February 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Stating that India's health sector is in a "dismal condition", Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Thursday said over reliance on private health sector without the availability of basic public health services would lead to exploitation of vulnerable and under-informed patients. "The state of health care is dismal," Sen said while...
  • SMS hospital doctor pays kids to imbibe Gandhian philosophy February 10, 2014

    A doctor in Rajasthan is spreading the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi among small children in a unique way. Dr Virendra Singh, superintendent of Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital, regularly organises workshops in Jaipur to spread the message of honesty and compassion among kids. Influenced by life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Singh...
  • CBI to have specialised unit to probe sports fraud January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of the growing menace of corruption in sports, CBI will soon set-up a specialised unit to handle cases related to sports fraud, fixing and illegal betting. Making the announcement at the FIFA-Interpol national workshop on Wednesday, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha highlighted lack of a legal framework...
  • Vijesh's workshops help students perform in a Malayalam film December 31, 2013

    Chennai: Theatre artiste Vijesh, whose workshops helped the school students in shedding their apprehensions about facing the camera in Malayalam film 'Philips and the Monkey Pen', says its imperative to unlock the uncluttered mind of the children. "Children have varied emotions. Their minds are uncluttered; the challenge is to unlock them,...
  • IPL salary cap fixed at a whopping Rs 60 crore: report November 30, 2013

    The franchise workshop for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) got underway in Singapore on Friday, and according to Mumbai Mirror the Governing Council of the IPL has proposed a salary cap of Rs 60 crore for the IPL 7 auction. A fresh auction is due before the...
  • After Bollywood dancing, Michelle Obama hosts workshop on film careers November 10, 2013

    Washington: Days after doing a bit of Bollywood dancing to celebrate Diwali, US First Lady Michelle Obama hosted White House's first ever 'Careers in Film Symposium' for high school students from Washington, New York, and Boston. "Just a few days ago, we were doing some Bollywood dancing in the State Dining...
  • Protiva Gupta's latest is a carefully researched book November 1, 2013

    The Venetian merchant Niccolò de' Conti who travelled to India in the 15th century refers to the Andamans as the `islands of gold'. Conti, whose travels accounts influenced Genoese map makers and explorers, tells the story of a lake in an island of the Andamans whose waters could turn iron...
  • Buenos Aires: Argentine woman sells 11-year-old daughter for freezer September 3, 2013

    In a shocking incident, an Argentine mother allegedly sold her 11-year-old daughter in exchange for a freezer. Thirty-year-old Pabla Cesarina Monzon Aldana reportedly swapped her daughter to a neighbour for the kitchen appliance and several other household items, police said. The girl, who is now in protective custody, was then forced to...
  • Modi likely to speak on social media at BJP's media workshop in Delhi August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party poll panel chief Narendra Modi will be holding a workshop in New Delhi for its party spokespersons on the use of social media and modern technology to reach out to the young and first-time voters. The move can be seen as the party's preparation for...
  • Modi to hold BJP's media management workshop in Delhi on August 17 August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign committee chief Narendra Modi is stepping up preparations for the coming Lok Sabha elections. He will hold a media management workshop in the national capital on August 17. Modi is expected to devise a strategy to handle media ahead of the polls. Apart from Modi,...
  • Rahul Gandhi to chair Congress workshop on social media August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress is organising a workshop dedicated to the social media on August 23, which is expected to be addressed by Rahul Gandhi. The workshop follows a two-day media session organised by the party on July 22-23 to tone up the party s communication strategy and to institutionalise a...
  • Tamil Nadu: Explosion in fireworks unit kills one January 3, 2013

    Pudukottai: A 42-year-old worker was killed and two others were seriously injured in a blast at a firework factory near Alangudi here, police said on Thursday. The victims were packing chemicals when the blast, caused by friction, ripped through the godown of the factory at Annanagar near Alangudi here Wednesday...
  • Anurag Kashyap holds workshop on coal mafia for journalists June 13, 2012

    Anurag Kashyap's workshop was in tune with his upcoming film 'Gangs of Wasseypur' which focuses on the coal mafia. ...
  • US ends funding for Pakistan's Sesame Street June 6, 2012

    Kabul: The US has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of "Sesame Street" in response to alleged corruption by the local puppet theater working on the initiative, US officials said on Tuesday. The organisation in question is the Rafi Peer Theater Workshop, a group based...
  • Sex worker tries to escape client's wife, dies April 21, 2012

    Mumbai: If a person's wife is knocking on the door when he's in bed with a call girl, chances of his getting out of the situation unscathed are rather remote. After stalling for an hour, 54-year-old Surendra Harischandra Chauhan thought he saw a window, or rather, a balcony of opportunity....
  • Fewer Test draws down to pitches: Atkinson April 10, 2012

    Dubai: A recent reduction in Test draws is due to pitches around the world offering a better balance between the bat and ball, International Cricket Council (ICC) pitches consultant Andy Atkinson said on Tuesday. The ICC, the game's governing body, said in a news release on Tuesday that the number...
  • Frankfurt Book Fair launches training campaigns August 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair is reaching out to new segment of Indian readers at the grassroots to enhance literacy and reading competence. 'Jumpstart', a programme under the 'Litcam - Competence for Life' programme, is part of the fair's three-pronged outreach programme to tap into the exploding readers' and...
  • Aspiring priests attend workshops to invoke Goddess September 22, 2011

    Started 9 years ago, the nine-day workshop in Kolkata teaches aspiring priests how to minimise errors in the mantras during worship. ...
  • Nagathihalli to conduct screenwriting workshop July 21, 2010

    Bangalore: Abhivyakti Cultural Forum, which is celebrating its silver jubilee, is conducting a state-level screenwriting workshop at Mysore from August 11–15, 2010 under the aegis of renowned writer - director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar. Other leading writers and directors from various languages are expected to share their experience with the participants. Basics, Elements,...
  • Kamal Haasan's scripting workshop, a success May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The best names in Indian filmmaking including the likes of Vishal Bhardwaj, Shekhar Kapur, Rajiv Menon and Gulzar are teaming up for a one of a kind screenwriting workshop. Kamal Haasan, Hariharan, Atul Tiwari and Anjum Rajabali teamed up with the Indian Institute of Technology to announce a...
  • US workshop educates on Iran beyond nukes July 14, 2008

    Washington: A work-shop in washington is giving teachers a view of Iran that goes far beyond the row over its nuclear program. ...
  • Taking oppressed on 'rights' track October 22, 2006

    Kolkata: What happens when 42 theatre persons from 14 different countries get together in a quaint village in Bengal? They make a heady cultural cocktail for sure, but that's not all. The clapping in tandem might remind one of your school days. The people participating in a workshop being hosted...
  • Cops beat the stress with coin tests October 13, 2006

    Jammu and Kashmir: Stress related problems are a major concern for security forces in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). To beat the stress, personnel are now being trained through specialised workshops. Officers go through coin tests - an exercise through which senior officials try and figure out their own risk-taking abilities....
  • Kerala gives tips on NRI marriages August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: Concerned over the increasing number of complaints of fraudulent non-resident Indian marriages, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) will hold a workshop in Kerala in September to address the issue. The MOIA, which has already held such a workshop in Chandigarh in collaboration with the National Commission...