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Plastic-waste Ravana effigy burnt in Ramlila grounds

New Delhi, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) In a first for the iconic Ramlila Maidan, a Ravana effigy made of discarded plastic was lowered into an incinerator here, as a symbolic gesture of utilising plastic for making cement. The 35-feet effigy stood along with the traditional effigies used in ‘Ravana Dahan’ ... Read More »

Modi attends Dussehra event, calls for saving water, energy

New Delhi, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Dussehra on Tuesday, called for saving energy and water and asked the people to take a pledge to do the same. “On Vijaya Dashami, at a time when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, ... Read More »

Federer changes social media profile picture on fans’ request

Basel, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Tennis legend Roger Federer changed his social media profile picture after fans urged him to, replacing his old one with a photo of his childhood. #NewProfilePic,” tweeted the 38-year-old with a photograph of him smiling as a kid. The post on his Twitter handle was ... Read More »

Steyn to play for Melbourne Stars in BBL 2019/20

Melbourne, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Veteran South African pacer Dale Steyn will represent Melbourne Stars in this year’s Big Bash League. Steyn, who retired from Test cricket in August, will be playing six matches in what will be his debut season in the Australian T20 league. According to ESPNCricinfo, Cricket ... Read More »

Social media fumes as official buys burqas for school girls

Peshawar, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Pakistanis expressed their anger on social media as pictures of an official distributing burqas to girl students of a secondary government school went viral, Pakistani media reports said. A district counsellor in Cheena village purchased burqas worth Rs 90,000 from the government fund and distributed ... Read More »

Rajasthan’s new BJP chief takes charge, Vasundhara absent

Jaipur, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) The newly appointed BJP state president Satish Poonia on Tuesday officially took charge at a grand programme organised at the BJP state headquarters here, attended by union ministers Prakash Javadekar, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Kailash Chaoudhary, BJP vice-president Om Mathur, leader of opposition Gulabchand Kataria, MP ... Read More »

Afghanistan says AQIS leader Asim Omar killed in raid

New Delhi, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Afghan intelligence on Tuesday confirmed the death of Asim Omar, leader of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), in a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taliban compound last month. “NDS can now confirm the death of Asim Omar, leader of Al Qaeda in ... Read More »

Quash sedition case for letter to PM, urges Kamal Haasan

Chennai, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, here on Tuesday, urged courts to quash the sedition case filed against 49 prominent personalities in Bihar. “I request as a citizen that our higher courts move in to uphold justice with democracy and quash the case eminating from Bihar,” he tweeted. ... Read More »

Pak minister Fawad Chaudhary wishes Dussehra to Hindus

New Delhi, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Pakistani Minister Fawad Chaudhary took to the Twitter on Tuesday to congratulate people celebrating the festival of Dussehra to all Hindus living in Pakistan, India and other parts of the world. “Happy #Dusehra to all Hindu brethren in Pakistan, India and beyond….,” his tweet ... Read More »

India’s tallest Ravana effigy in Chandigarh goes in flames

Chandigarh, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) India’s tallest Ravana effigy with a height of 221 feet, constructed here at an outlay of Rs 50 lakh, went up in flames on Tuesday to mark the Dussehra festival. It was erected on city’s outskirts in Dhanas. Effigy maker Tejinder Chauhan said eco friendly ... Read More »

Had goosebumps seeing Abhinandan leading flying parade: Sachin (Lead)

Ghaziabad, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Cricket legend and honorary Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar, who on Tuesday attended the 87th anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Hindon Air Force Station here shared his feelings after having watched Abhinandan Varthaman, who flew a MiG-21 at an air show during ... Read More »

Was worried ‘The Zoya Factor’ role would be cut: Gandharv Dewan

Mumbai, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) If you have seen “The Zoya Factor”, you couldn’t have missed the spirited performance of rising actor Gandharv Dewan as the fast bowler Harry. Although the film disappointed many, and despite the fact that Gandarv’s wasn’t a fullfledged role, he is garnering praise for his ... Read More »

No ‘Fifty Shades’ films for Don Johnson

Los Angeles, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Actor Don Johnson says he will not watch his daughter Dakota Johnson’s hit erotic “Fifty Shades” movies. Dakota became a household name after starring as Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades” series, which is based on the novels by EL James. It also stars Jamie ... Read More »

Week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities begin

Kullu, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Over 200 Gods and Goddesses assembled in this Himachal Pradesh town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Tuesday amidst religious fervour. The centuries-old Kullu Dussehra celebrations began on ‘Vijaya Dashami’, the day they ended in the rest of the country. “More than ... Read More »

Rajnath hails Chirac, Vajpayee at Rafale handover

New Delhi, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Defence Minster Rajnath Singh paid tributes to former French President Jacques Chirac and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a speech ahead of India receiving the first of the Rafale fighter aircraft in France on Tuesday. Singh said October 8 is a milestone ... Read More »

Loved the competition against Wenger: Alex Ferguson

Manchester, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said he loved the competition with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger. “I loved the competition against you. We had some great times and it’s wonderful you’re getting this award tonight. So good luck, my blessing with you,” ... Read More »

India receives first Rafale fighter in France on Dussehra

New Delhi, Oct 8 (udaipur kiran) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh formally received the first of the 36 Rafale fighter jets in France on the occasion of Dussehra which is being celebrated across India on Tuesday. The fighter jet was handed over at Merignac at a facility of Dassault Aviation, the ... Read More »