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

Glendora fire – Colby fire above Glendora burns homes, spews smoke over LA Basin

A wildfire burns in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif. on Thursday, Jan 16. Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. A fast-moving wildfire in the hills above … Read more

Cold wave conditions continue to sweep North India

Piercing cold wave conditions continued to sweep North India as temperature plummeted at several places in the region. In Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius. The Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, has been opened for one-way traffic. In Himachal Pradesh, mercury fell … Read more

Armaan Kohli – Bigg Boss Season 7 participant – arrested for alleged physical abuse

Actor Armaan Kohli, a participant on reality show Bigg Boss Season 7, arrested from the set of “Bigg Boss Saath-7” following a complaint filed by British singer-actress Sofia Hayat for allegedly assaulting her during their stay in the reality show. “Armaan is in the police station and the investigation is going on. He was taken … Read more

Conservation Work of Shri Kedarnath Temple

After the flashfloods of 16 – 17 June, 2013, that destroyed much of Sri Kedarnath Dham, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was requested to undertake the restoration of Sri Kedarnath temple and its immediate environs. Accordingly, conservation work of Shri Kedarnath Temple has been taken up by ASI for structural conservation as well as chemical … Read more

Fresh snowfall in Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti Himachal Pradesh India

In Himachal Pradesh, the higher reaches of tribal districts Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur received fresh snowfall on Thursday, resulting severe cold throughout state. The met department has predicted more snowfall on higher reaches during next two days. The tribal district Lahaul-Spiti has been cut off by road connectivity with rest of the country as the gateway … Read more

Library of Birmingham – largest public library in UK

The Library of Birmingham – the largest municipal public library in the United Kingdom, opens. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe. The Library of Birmingham is a public library in the city centre of … Read more

India and Pakistan should resolve situation peacefully, says Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked both India and Pakistan to resolve their differences peacefully, his spokesperson said on Tuesday. Ban is travelling to Pakistan this week, where he will also attend the country’s Independence Day celebration along with meeting the top leadership. “The Secretary-General continues to ask both parties, to resolve … Read more

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