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A First: Syedna’sMuharram sermons all Live Streamed on YouTube

Udaipur : It is the new year for Muslims in which Muharram marks ten days of sermons and the remembrance of Imam Husain’s martyrdom for the Dawoodi Bohra community. The Syedna (head of the community) has traditionally given sermons in Muharram in mosques in front of thousands of followers. This year …

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Barcelona sack coach Setien; Koeman favourite to take charge

“The new coach will be announced in the coming days as part of a wide ranging restructuring of the first team,” Barca said on Twitter. Setien was only appointed in January but has paid the price for Barca surrendering the La Liga title to Real Madrid and then being humiliated …

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Music legend Pandit Jasraj passes away

He was 90 years of age and was living in New Jersey state of US.  Born in Haryana, Jasraj was a recipient of various prestigious awards including Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. His musical career has spanned more than 80 years and led to numerous major awards. His …

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MS Dhoni announces retirement from International Cricket

“Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,” MS Dhoni wrote along with an Instagram post of a montage capturing his career with the national team. MS Dhoni, who had announced his retirement from Tests in 2014, has played 350 One-day Internationals …

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Renowned lyricist & poet Rahat Indori passes away

The 70-year-old poet was undergoing treatment at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences in Indore. Rahat Indori had been admitted to the hospital yesterday after he tested positive for the COVID-19. In the morning, the lyricist-poet tweeted about his confirmed COVID-19 report and said he will keep everyone d through …

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support

A team of doctors is keeping a close watch on his condition. Hours before the surgery, Mukherjee, said he had also tested positive for the novel COVID-19.  “On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID 19 today. I request the people who …

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Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn-in as Prime Minister

He was administered oath by his younger brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at a ceremony held at Kelaniya Mahaviharaya near Colombo. Other cabinet members will be sworn in next week at a ceremony in Kandy. Mahinda Rajapaksa has served as country’s President from 2006 to 2015 and his party has …

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PM condoles the passing away of theatre legend Ebrahim Alkazi

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of theatre legend Ebrahim Alkazi. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “ Ebrahim Alkazi will be remembered for his efforts to make theatre more popular and accessible across India. His contributions to the world of art and culture are …

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PM condoles the passing away of theatre legend Ebrahim Alkazi

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “ Ebrahim Alkazi will be remembered for his efforts to make theatre more popular and accessible across India. His contributions to the world of art and culture are noteworthy too. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and friends. May …

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PM remembers Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “India bows to Lokmanya Tilak on his 100th Punya Tithi. His intellect, courage, sense of justice and idea of Swaraj continue to inspire.”  Popularly called Lokamanya, Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born on July 23, 1856 in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra and passed away on August …

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President Kovind gifts sports cycle to budding cyclist Riyaz

The President also wished Riyaz to realise his dream through hard work and become an international cycling champion.         The bicycle delivered to Riyaz today, a day before Eid-al-Adha, comes as Eidi in the true spirit of the festival that is marked by gifts given by elders …

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Folk musician Sonam Tshering Lepcha passes away

He is survived by two wives and several children. Lepcha was born in Kalimpong in 1928 and started his career as a soldier. He travelled to various parts of Sikkim and complied a wide range of Indian folk and traditional Lepcha songs and played folk music on All India Radio …

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