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World Culture Festival – Art of Living Foundation: Day 1

World Culture Festival - Art of Living Foundation: Day 1

The seven-acre stage created by the Art of Living Foundation for its World Culture Festival on the Yamuna flood plain here caused a bit of public inconvenience as most of them faced difficulties in having a point of focus. With evening rain showers affecting TV screens, people could not see Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Art of Living Founder Sri …

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Coming Up – Jaspal Bhatti Humour Festival

Coming Up - Jaspal Bhatti Humour Festival

Chandigarh is ready to host Jaspal Bhatti Humour Festival, a tribute to the gem of the city who addressed issues big and small in his trademark style—humour. Expect big names like AIB, Jaswinder Bhalla-Bal Mukund Sharma, Surinder Sharma, Rana Ranbir, Amit Tandon, Rupesh Tillu, Deepak Raja and Sumedh Shinde to give rib-tickling performances. Spread across two evenings, this fest, painstakingly …

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‘The Revenant’ Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar win breaks Twitter record

'The Revenant' Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar win breaks Twitter record

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar for his lead role in “The Revenant” generated a whopping 440,000 tweets per minute, making it the most-tweeted moment of an Oscars telecast ever. DiCaprio’s first-ever Academy Award, for which he received a standing ovation, shattered the previous Oscar record of 255,000 tweets per minute, set by host Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded selfie back in 2014, according …

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Urdu poet and Bollywood lyricist Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli Dead

Urdu poet and Bollywood lyricist Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli Dead

Renowned Urdu poet and Bollywood lyricist Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli, died here on Monday after suffering a bout of breathlessness followed by a massive heart attack, a family source said. Political leaders and film celebrities condoled his death. He was 78 and is survived by his wife and a daughter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Fazli’s verses and his contribution …

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Telangana bans Chinese manja to save birds

Telangana bans Chinese manja to save birds

The Telangana government has banned sale and use of Chinese manja (nylon thread) and glass-coated manja for kite-flying in its bid to save birds as well as for the safety of humans. The environment, forests, science and technology department on Wednesday issued orders imposing ban on procuring, stocking, sale and use of Chinese manja and glass-coated manja. The ban comes …

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Banning Jallikattu would kill Indian breed

Banning Jallikattu would kill Indian breed

The blanket ban on Jallikattu, the bull taming/vaulting sport, will result in the vanishing of Indian breeds of bulls and cows and would lead to import of foreign animals, says an expert at a cattle research foundation. “The banning of Jallikattu and the demand for ban on other rural sports like ‘rekhla’ race will ultimately result in the vanishing of …

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Bollywood actress Sadhana passed away

Bollywood actress Sadhana passed away

Veteran Bollywood actresss Sadhana Shivdasani passed away here on Friday morning in Mumbai after a long battle with cancer, a family friend said here. She was 74 and a widow, and is survived by her foster daughter. “Sadhana breathed her last at her home this morning,” a close friend and BJP city spokesperson Shaina N.C. told. She also denied that …

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Crows are smart enough to use tools!

Crows are smart enough to use tools!

If you thought only humans or primates can forge and use tools, you are wrong. Crows can make, use, and even store for re-use certain tools while foraging for food, a new study shows. Scientists have captured video recordings showing how wild New Caledonian crows make and use “hooked stick tools” to hunt for insect prey. Video recordings by Jolyon …

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Dilip Kumar honoured with Padma Vibhushan

Dilip Kumar honoured with Padma Vibhushan

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was on Sunday honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian award, by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The 93-year-old cine icon was bestowed with the honour at his residence here just two days after his birthday. His close friend Udaya Tara Nayar and compiler of the actor’s autobiography, “The Substance and the Shadow”, told that …

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International bird festival at Agra

International bird festival at Agra

In a bid to promote Uttar Pradesh as an international bird watching destination, the state forest department, in collaboration with FICCI, will hold a three-day international festival on birds at the National Chambal Sanctuary (NCS) in Agra, an official said. The festival starts on December 4 and will end on December 6. As many as 25 top international bird experts …

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