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Nine-day long Jagannath Rath Yatra begins with religious fervour

Devotees pull the three colourfully decorated chariots, which carry the three idols of the deities. Lakhs of devotees congregate in the pilgrim town to witness the nine-day chariot festival. The rath yatra of Lord Jagannath also began in Ahmedabad. Lakhs of devotees are attending the yatra. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani ... Read More »

2-day plenary meeting of NEC begins in Shillong

NEC is a regional planning body of eight Northeastern states.DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh, Governors and Chief Ministers of all the Northeastern states will also take part in the meeting, being held for the first time after the Union Cabinet brought NEC under direct control of the Home Ministry. Presentations and ... Read More »

Russia dazzles as FIFA World Cup 2018 begins today

They are eager to show their breathtakingly beautiful city to the world, befittingly enough, through the ‘Beautiful Game’s’ quadrennial showpiece. For some, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starting Thursday, is President Vladimir Putin’s equivalent of China’s 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. And the hosts are waiting for their guests as they ... Read More »

Venezuela begins releasing 39 jailed opposition activists

Opposition critics and rights groups say Maduro’s government is still holding hundreds of political prisoners who were jailed for leading anti-government street demonstrations, primarily in 2014 and 2017. About 170 people died during the protests. A group of 39 opposition activists will be released from prison including Daniel Ceballos, former ... Read More »

PM Modi begins Indonesia visit with homage ay military cemetery

Prime Minister Modi, who is on his first-ever official visit to Indonesia, will meet President Joko Widodo and discuss bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas, including maritime, trade and investment. Kalibata Heroes’ Cemetery in South Jakarta is a military cemetery in Indonesia. It was built in 1953 and opened ... Read More »

IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria’s capital

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used a combination of military pressure and evacuation deals in recent months to recapture territory around the capital from his armed opponents. Last month, troops and allied Palestinian militia launched a fierce offensive to oust IS from a cluster of districts in southern Damascus, including ... Read More »

Holy month of Ramzan begins

The holy month of Ramzan began on Thursday after moon was sighted in parts of the country on Wednesday. Ramzan is a time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one’s inner self. Muslims commemorate this month-long period by observing Roza or fast. Fasting for the 30 days includes ... Read More »

Karnataka election results: Counting of votes begins

Except for candidates, agents who have authorised passes from respective political parties and media persons, the counting centres will be out of bounds for the public. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has expressed confidence that Congress will get absolute majority and he will win from both the constituencies, he contested from. Reacting ... Read More »

Polling for Karnataka assembly elections begins

Election Commission has deferred polling in Rajarajeswari Nagar Assembly Constituency after various complaints regarding the distribution of money, gifts and other materials including seizure of thousands of genuine voter ID cards from an apartment in the constituency recently. Voting will now take place on 28th of this month. Polling for the ... Read More »

15th Asia Media Summit begins in New Delhi

Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani on Thursday delivered the inaugural address at 15th Asia Media Summit in New Delhi. The theme of the two-day Summit is  ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More.’ Represenatives from 29 countries are participating in the Summit. An array of issues including media business ... Read More »

15th Asia Media Summit begins in Delhi

The theme of the two-day Summit is  ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More.’ Represenatives from 29 countries are participating in the Summit. An array of issues including media business models in new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting will be discussed during the two-day long summit. At the occasion, ... Read More »

Asia Media Summit begins in Delhi

The two-day summit will discuss an array of issues including media business models in new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting. The theme of the Summit is ‘Telling our Stories – Asia and More’, represenatives from 40 countries are participating in the Summit. The AMS 2018, an annual summit of ... Read More »

Cholera vaccination campaign begins in Yemen after a year-long delay: WHO

The oral vaccination campaign has begun in four districts in Aden on Sunday, targeting 350,000 people, just a portion of 4.6 million vaccine doses allocated for the campaign. The U.N. health organization however said that they were still negotiating with health authorities in Yemeni capital Sanaa to extend the vaccination campaign to all at-risk ... Read More »

WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out App Aimed at Small Businesses

Many of WhatsApp’s more than 1 billion users already employ the mobile messaging application to communicate with small businesses, but entrepreneurs around the world will soon have a separate, dedicated app for chatting with their customers. Yesterday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp said it had begun rolling out WhatsApp Business for Android users ... Read More »