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A voter is a voter only if he/she casts vote. And to prove that the person has exercised his right he has to show his left hand index finger marked with indelible ink or voting ink. It is a proud moment to show that 'I have voted'. This special ink is being manufactured by a Karnataka Government owned company Mysore Paints and Varnish Limited (MPVL).

Punjab Election Commission has provided a single window solution for all the basic needs of state based voters. The state is going to poll on April 30th.
This first of its kind application in the country will help in downloading details right from knowing the constituency, candidate, getting voting slip and finding the polling booth.

The exhumation of over 280 skeletons of Indian soldiers from a well in Ajnala in Amritsar district on March 2 has unearthed another brutality of British Government.

As the nation observes the anniversary of martyrdom of the father of the nation, his message of truth, peace and non-violence reverberates across the world. The Swiss city of Geneva has a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the United Nations building. This statue of Mahatma Gandhi is a gift from the Government of India to the city of Geneva.

Neuroscientists say they have used an inkjet printer to print cells from the eye, making a practical step in the quest to grow replenishment tissue for damaged or diseased organs.

The Cricket Legend Sachin Ramesh Tandulkar whose game will become a part of the history in this month when he will play his 200th Test Match has hammered unparalled number of Centuries and Half Centuries with the bat-power from Punjab.

For a growing and dynamic economy like India, capital markets play an important role in not just attracting domestic and foreign investment but also mirror the state of affairs in our country. In order to present the Indian dream most favourably among investors, it is important that our capital markets have a strong and non-manipulative infrastructure and to ensure this, India has its capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India – SEBI.

Veteran Bollywood Actor Pran Krishan Sikand better known as Pran was born on February 12th in 1920 in old Delhi. He made an unforgettable place in the hearts of his audiences with his remarkable acting prowess. The veteran actor did more than 350 movies in a career spanning over six decades and played a vast range of roles - from a hero to a villain to a character artist. With his dashing mannerisms and intensity, Pran came to be known as the most fearsome villain that Hindi cinema ever had.

The sprawling government residence of Indian Ambassador to Japan, situated in Tokyo, has a historical background which very few people are aware of.
Its history goes back to 1927 when it was constructed to provide residence for Morioka Nanbu (Nambu) Clan (Nanbu-Ke)

In what is an accidental discovery, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, have found that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture. The finding suggests that vitamin C added to existing TB drugs could shorten TB therapy, and it highlights a new area for drug design

In a historic first, Europe will impose a continent-wide ban on pesticides alleged to harm bees. Across the globe, hives of honeybees are dying off in a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder

Scientists in Kolkata have developed a new high-precision technique to detect arsenic in water, a toxic substance widespread in the groundwater of India and Bangladesh that on long-term exposure is capable of causing skin cancer. According to the WHO, natural arsenic contamination is a cause for concern in many countries, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, India, Mexico, Thailand and the US.

A veritable 'tusser revolution' is in the making in Madhya Pradesh these days. The area under tusser silk production in the state has increased from a mere 3000 hectares to about 24 thousand hectares during the last three years.
As a result, Madhya Pradesh has now moved to 5th place from 7th in the country in tusser silk production

With world number one Deepika Kumari spearheading the campaign, the in-form Indian archers would aim for a perfect 10 when they pick up their bows and arrows to seek Olympic glory in London.

Stars of sport and screen gathered in London to honour legendary heavyweight boxer and Olympic champion Muhammad Ali as the countdown to the 2012 Games neared its finale.

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal who was part of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army, died following a brief illness.

Bollywood's original superstar and charismatic actor Rajesh Khanna, whose fan following was unprecedented in the annals of filmdom with his mannerisms and head tilt that left female fans in a frenzy

The University of Michigan researchers Scientists claim to have discovered the gene that encourages the spread of breast cancer, paving way for new treatments for the deadly disease.ells that fuel spread of tumours .

For the human brain, learning a new task when rules change can be a surprisingly difficult process marred by repeated mistakes, a new study has claimed. Researchers from Michigan State University found that when participants in a task were given a set of rules which were later reversed, they repeatedly erred and had to work harder than when they were given the first set of rules.

Doing an encore in London is not something that Sushil Kumar wants to lose his sleep over, but the Beijing Olympics bronze medallist has assured to put in the hard yards to ensure a podium finish in the upcoming Olympics.

A permanent art gallery displaying the works of famous artist and painter Stefan Norblin, the paintings of whom are a cherished treasure at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, is being set up to exhibit the culture of that country.

If you are struggling to get to sleep at night, you may be in danger of diabetes and obesity, scientists say. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that people who slept for less than five hours a day had drastic change in their resting metabolic rates that can add 4.5 to 5.5 kg to their weight in a year.

The never say die agent 007, James Bond is to return shaken and not stirred! Famous British novelist William Boyd will step into the shoes of Ian Fleming, to pen the new Bond-classic that will hit the stands in 2013.

People suffering from Huntington's disease, a debilitating brain condition, appear to have a "protection" from cancer, according to a new study. A team from the Lund University in Sweden analysed nearly 40 years of medical records and found that patients with Huntington's diseases had half the normal expected risk of developing tumours.

Scientists claim to have moved a step closer to developing a new blood test that could detect whether a person is already suffering from depression. A team at Northwestern University in the US identified 11 new chemicals, or markers, in the blood that are linked to the psychiatric disorder.

Coming soon: A cure for baldness, say scientists who claim to have for the first time grown hair on hairless rodents in the laboratory.

Researchers have finally shed light on why gum disease can become more common with old age - the deterioration in gum health which often occurs with increasing age is associated with a drop in the level of chemical Del-1.

Imagine generating electricity in your footsteps. Sounds utopian. But, this could soon be a reality, say scientists who have developed a paper-thin generator that harnesses the mechanical energy of one's steps.

A new research in Britain has claimed that Man's relationship with his best friend, dog, has wiped out the dogs' history so much that it is impossible to tease out the details of their domestication.

Try to find something common between Cricket and Body Building and you will end up with nothing except the already known fact that both are sports. Hahahahaha!!!!!!! Stop Laughing.

When Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian Cinema, released his epochal feature film Raja Harishchandra on 3rd May 1913, it is unlikely that either the exhibitors or the pioneer film maker realized they were unleashing a mass entertainment medium that would hold millions in sway for the next hundred years.

'Ab ke hum bichhade to shaayad kabhii khwabon mein milen' (If we part now, we may meet in dreams).The world of ghazal will no longer be same without legendary singer Mehdi Hassan who leaves behind an unmatched legacy and treasure of soulful melodies.

Scientists have identified a genetic link between Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, a finding they say could open new doors for treating and preventing the disease.

Few people know that R D Burman's hit song "Yeh Naina Yaad Hai Piya" from the 1984 Hindi movie "Manzil Manzil" was inspired by shepherds in Maharashtra.

A pair of amateur metal detectors have unearthed what experts believe is the biggest known hoard of Iron Age coins that could worth over 10 million pounds

With world number one Deepika Kumari spearheading the campaign, the in-form Indian archers would aim for a perfect 10 when they pick up their bows and arrows to seek Olympic glory in London.

Standing tall with rippling muscles, wrestler-actor Dara Singh was a name to reckon with in the world of wrestling who ventured into an unusual territory -- films.

Does the sight of a needle raise your anxiety level? Don't worry, scientists

Recent research has found Ashwagandha, a traditional Indian herb as having anti-cancerous properties.

The 42nd International Film Festival of India with its inherent theme of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' meaning 'The Whole World is One Family' is successfully moving forward.

Kabaddi is one such sport in which players can present their muscular bodies in an artistic manner also.

Doctors led by an Indian-origin specialist in Britain have claimed that they have cured a baby boy of a life-threatening liver disease using a world first technique that involved injecting cells into his abdomen.

Madhya Pradesh state forest department has translocated a tigress from Kanha National Park to Panna National Park on Saturday. The tigress has been sent through road route under the supervision of wildlife doctors, Veterinarians and officials of Kanha National Park management.

The festival of Navaratri is celebrated with devotion by the people of Himachal Pradesh as in other parts of the country.

Ghazal king JagjitSingh

Pataudi played for the country between 1961 and 1975. He was arguably India's greatest captain. He scored 2793 runs for an average of 34.91. Pataudi led India in 40 of the 46 Test matches he played. An unbeaten 203 was his highest score. In all, he smashed six centuries and 16 fifties in his career.

Ganesh Utsav is a spectacular festival, honoring Lord Ganesha. The elephant-headed god is worshiped for 10 days from Bhadrapada Shudha Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi.

Several areas in our country face the wrath of nature. Floods, cloudburst, landslide and earthquakes are to name a few which are beyond human control.

The World Wildlife Fund, WWF has called for an urgent action to protect the critically endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin population in the Mekong River

The country's first International Container Transhipment Terminal was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at Vallarpadom in Kochi on Feb 11, 2011.

As vibrant as the city is, the college festivals of Mumbai too are vibrant, where highly energetic students toil to win appreciation for their talents. College festivals are the most effective way of bringing youth under the same platform..

Independence Day

Veteran actor Dev Anand and melody queen Lata Mangeshkar went down the memory lane on Kishore Kumar's 81st birth anniversary on Thursday, Aug 04, to pay tribute to the legendary singer.

According to Plato, democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. 75 years ago, the people of Maharashtra had a taste of democracy.

Come monsoon and everyone's heart is filled with a range of emotions, nostalgia, poetry, romance and expectations.

Chants of "Jai Hari Vitthala" and "Gyanba Tukaram" filled the temple town of Pandharpur with culmination of the 23-day "wari" pilgrimage undertaken by lakhs of pilgrims from across Maharashtra on July 11th on the occasion of Ashadi Ekadashi.

After 19 years, Manas National Park is declared again as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The decision was taken in the 35th session of the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee meeting held in Paris.

Peter Falk, the American actor most famous for his role as TV's scruffy detective, Columbo, has died at the age of 83.

The Ethiopian National Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is located close to the University of Addis Ababa Graduate School.

Manali is the gateway to Rohtang pass beyond which lie the twin valley of Lahaul and Spiti.

Tourism plays an important part in the economy. keeping this in mind, Jammu and Kashmir Government is keen on exploring the tourism potential of the State and bringing more and more areas on the tourist map of the State and the Country.

The annual Kailash Mansarover Yatra, said to be one of the most difficult pilgrimages, is underway in Uttarakhand these days. The first batch of this Yatra is on the way to the famous Kailash mansarovar lake.

Chanderi is a town of historical importance in Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh.

The Navsari Agriculture University (NAU) in Gujarat has standardised a process of manufacturing high value paper from Banana fiber, which it claims has the property of making currency notes lasting for about a century.

It is spiritualism, intellect, poetry and portrayal of feelings all packed in one. The Sanskriti Express, a thematic train on Noble laureate Gurudev Ravindra Nath Tagore is touring the country to make people aware of the life and philosophy of the great man.

Highlights of Kavi Sammelan,organized by NSD at New Delhi Studios on the occassion of World Book Day and Copyright Day

Both India and Kazakhstan share common perceptions about the need to have friendship and mutually advantageous bilateral relations

Beautiful Sanya

Closer business, booming bilateral trade and government cooperation between China and India have helped to boost tourism between the two countries in recent years.

Situated at the south of the eastern Himalaya, Assam is known to the world for numerous reasons.

Cricket mania has touched to a feverish pitch in Mohali as it gears up to stage the eagerly-awaited World Cup semifinal clash between India and Pakistan and even the ruckus over ticket sales has failed to dampen the fans' enthusiasm.

The history of exploitation and destruction of forests in India goes back to the British period when the forests wealth were consumed for commercial gains.

Legendary Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor, died on 23rd March at age of 79. The heart-throb, whose purple eyes, turbulent romantic life, electrifying screen presence and passion for diamonds epitomized Hollywood glamour, was being treated for congestive heart failure.

The quarterfinal between Indian and Australia will be played at Motera stadium, Ahmedabad on Thursday. It is virtual a final between two cricket giants- defending world champions Australia and 2011 world cup favourite India.

Shivratri festival is most scrupulously observed by the Kashmiri Pandits, the ancient and original inhabitants of Kashmir.

Come January every year, the semi-arid and backward Zaheerabad region in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh hogs limelight for promoting a cause for which the marginal farmers here are proud of.

Odisha is considered as the land of colourful fairs and festivals. There are 13 festivals in 12 months of a year. In this plethora of festivals, Dhanu Yatra of Bargarh in Odisha is remarkably distinguished from rest in sense, style, grace and grandeur.

'Tejas' is the smallest, light weight, single engine, single seat, supersonic, multirole, combat aircraft, best in its class in the world.

The oldest town of the Arunachal Pradesh, Pasighat is celebrating centenary year of its foundation. It is the gateway of Arunachal Pradesh, which was established in 1911 by Britishers.


Organized by News Services Division at New Delhi Studio.On 14th January 2011, on ocassion of MakarSakranti, Pongal, Lohri, Bhogali Bihu.

Department of Art and culture, Government of Goa and west zone cultural centre,Udaipur jointly has organised the 10-day Lokotsava-2011 at Panaji . The festival which has commenced on January 4th will conclude on Jan. 14th.

ammu and Kashmir is a hill state having varied topography and great diversity in cultural, social and economic practices of its different regions.

31 Squadron AF and 9 Base Repair Depot of Indian Air Force based at Pune were accorded Presidential Standard and Colors at the hands of Honorable President Pratibha Devisingh Patil in Pune on 8th January, 2011.

Gulzar: this name has become a legend not only in the field of films, but also in the field of literature.

Spreading over an area of about 4x6 kms, the site in Sirpur has really proved to be a veritable gold mine for historians, archeologists and the common man alike.

The Rashtrapati Nilayam at Bollaram on the outskirts of Hyderabad is the Presidential retreat in Southern India

Coinciding with the Golden Jubilee year of its liberation , Goa - the world tourist destination is all poised to enter the new year 2011.

The Medak Cathedral, the largest in South-Asia is located in the Medak Town about 90kms from Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The Medak diocese, under the Church of South India (CSI) is the single largest diocese in Asia and the second in the world after Vatican.

Varanasi or Kashi is known as the ancient city for devout Hindus and also as the city of Lord Shiva. But it is also known for its unique cultural harmony and coexistence which is often referred to as the "Ganga Jamuni tehzib.

The recently concluded 41st International Film Festival of India has further enhanced the image of Goa as a world class film destination. The eleven day long carnival of acclaimed movies from all continents was of course a virtual treat for thousands of film buffs.

The 3rd,three day SAARC Folklore and Heritage Festival was held in Chandigarh from 3rd December.

From around 1,00,000 a century ago the number of tigers in the wild has been reduced to just about 3200 in 2010.

In Jammu and Kashmir an annual fair is held at Jhiri in the name of Baba Jitu, a simple and honest farmer who preferred to kill himself rather than submit to the unjust demands of the local landlord to part with his crop. He killed himself in the village of Jhiri, 15km from Jammu. Jitto sat on the heap of grain and stabbed himself with a dagger and all the grains were smeared with his blood.

Seoul was the host city to 1998 Olympics and 2002 FIFA world cup soccer. It was for the first time that Seoul organized G-20 summit, the first mega political event that was held in the Republic of Korea's capital city. It was the city where the leading and emerging economies controlling about 85% of the world's wealth converged to discuss ways and means of coping with the world-spread economic downturn, to facilitate trade and to discuss sustainable and balanced growth.

Jammu and Kashmir State is all set to get some respite from power crisis with the commissioning and generation of electricity by the 120-MW hydro power project Sewa-II of National Hydro Projects Corporation (NHPC) in the Basholi belt of Jammu and Kashmir.

The 20th Indian Carpet Expo currently going on in the campus of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Varanasi comes to an end on November 01.

Mother Express is running across the country carrying the message of compassion and service to the poor and deprived sections of the society

The ambitious scheme of providing unique identity number to the citizens of the country, Aadhaar, has been launched at the hands of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at a special function at Shahada in the tribal district of Nandurbar in Maharashtra.

After the whole country winds up the celebration of Dussehra by burning the effigies of Ravana, then the Dussehra at Kullu begins. The festival commences on the tenth day of the rising moon, i.e. on 'Vijay Dashmi' day itself and continues in seven days.

The BATHUKAMMA festival or Panduga is one of the most unique festivals of Andhra Pradesh especially of Telangana region celebrated mainly by the women. Celebrated during Navarathris it honours goddess Gouri on the name of Bathukamma.

Durga Puja : A Report

The festival of Navratri (nav = nine and ratri = nights) lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to worship of Maa Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge.

Mysore in Karnataka still retains that vintage old world charm, endowed with distinct culture, tradition and heritage.

Finally, elephant lovers of India have reasons to rejoice! In a recent announcement, Environment Minister Jayaram Ramesh has disclosed the happy news that the Center will be providing heritage animal status to elephants soon.

President on state visit to Laos and Cambodia

Ganesh Chaturthi is a spectacular festival, honoring the birth of Lord Ganesha. It is celebrated all over India, but the maximum grandeur is witnessed in Mumbai and across Maharashtra

The paradisiacal land of Himachal Pradesh is home to many historical and religious sites.

Haryana ia an agrarian state and Governement give special emphasis on development of horticulture along with sericulture and dairy farming besides agriculture.

Held during the monsoons, July-August Teej is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and married women who pray for a happy and long married life.

Krishna Janmashtami or the birth of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu on earth, is observed on the eighth day of the dark half (Krishna Paksha) of the month of Bhadrapada according to the Hindu calendar.

The Hindi cinema is celebrating the 50 glorious years of ‘MUGHAL-E-AZAM’, a magical, masterful classic whose grandeur remains unmatched even today.

Gaining ground world over, the famous retreat ceremony at the Indo-Pak Joint Check Post of the Attari border may soon see female constables of the Border Security force becoming permanent feature in the parade held every evening.

The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. 'Raksha Bandhan' or 'Rakhi' celebration is the festival to express this immaculate love by tying a holy thread around the wrist which pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is a noted Islamic spiritual scholar from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh has been honoured with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award this year.

The Indian rupee will now have a symbol. A decision to this effect was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

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