Modi-Obama’s Mann ki Baat – save girl child

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his joint address with the United States President Barack Obama in programme ‘Man Ki Baat’ on All India Radio, last night expressed concern over the skewed sex ratio in the country. Prime Minister asked the people of the country to save the girl child and educate them, while taking it … Read more

Basant Panchami greetings by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people on Basant Panchami, the first day of spring. “Greetings on Basant Panchami. May this festival bring immense happiness and prosperity in everyone’s lives,”, the prime minister said in a statement. On Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja is celebrated with traditional fervour as people worship idols of the goddess. … Read more

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas – Birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

The birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister is being observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas across the nation today. The main function was organized at Vijay Chowk in the national capital where Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Run for Unity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also administered … Read more

New Delhi’s AIIMS to serve as model before new centres planned in country

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, said here that doctors must bear the burden of responsibility of strengthening the doctor-patient relationship. On the second day of his sanitation drive which is seeing him inspect facilities at the capital’s hospitals (the Health Minister visited Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital yesterday), the Minister was clearly on a … Read more

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Awarded National Tourism Award for Best State

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been jointly given the award for the First Prize in the category of “Best State/UT: Comprehensive Development of Tourism.” The second and third prizes in this category have gone to Kerala and Gujarat respectively. The National Tourism Awards were given by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human … Read more

Preservation & promotion of folk culture

The Minister of Culture Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch has said that the Government has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs) having their headquarters at Patiala, Udaipur, Allahabad, Kolkata, Dimapur, Nagpur and Thanjavur. The main objectives of the ZCCs are the preservation, promotion and dissemination of the traditional folk arts and culture of the various … Read more

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand – 2013 flash floods

The Kedarnath valley, along with and other parts of the state of Uttarakhand, was hit with unprecedented flash floods on 16 and 17June 2013 almost after 80 years. The temple itself suffered some damage but was still standing. However a portion of the temple complex was washed away, and the Kedarnath town was nearly destroyed … Read more

UNWTO Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development to be Held at Hyderabad

United Nations World Tourism Organisation ( UNWTO) Commission’s Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development and 25th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia, Pacific and South Asia will be held at Hyderabad from 12th to 14th of this month. Announcing this in New Delhi today Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi said the need … Read more

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