Everything you need to know about Kumari Kachari: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kumari Kachari: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Shillong, May 18 (IANS) CMJ University Saturday decided to file a writ appeal after the Meghalaya High Court directed the controversial private varsity to stop admissions while throwing out its appeal to allow it to continue admissions.
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) From long flowing silhouettes beautifully embellished with zardozi and Swarovski to elegant saris and multi-coloured anarkalis accompanied with stylish accessories, designer Charu Parashar's collection at the Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW) 2013 was a tribute to the state's royal heritage and culture.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A total of 13 short films, based on of litterateur, composer and artist Rabindranath Tagore's poems, were released here Thursday to commemorate his 152nd birth anniversary.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) As the Indian Cinema celebrates 100 years of its existence Bollywood actresses and fashionista Sonam Kapoor shared her love for classic look and said she copied legendary Madhubala's sari from a song for an event.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A disabled rights group Friday said it would protest the non-start of the country's first sign language training and research centre for the hearing-impaired even two years after it was launched.
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Five goals by Sonu helped Rajasthan beat Bengal 9-2 in a Pool B match of the Women's National Hockey Championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Offering an informed glimpse into India's rich heritage, spanning the pre-historical to modern era, the National Museum would be starting free guided tours of from Tuesday, it was announced here.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The National Museum is starting a free conducted tour of over 90 minutes with 30 halts from April 23 to give visitors an informed glimpse into India's rich heritage, spanning pre-history to modern works, in its labyrinthine galleries.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Child rights activists Friday welcomed the government's National Policy for Children launched Thursday, guaranteeing every child in India a right to life, development, education and protection.
New Delhi, Apr. 17 (ANI): Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja on Wednesday said that the state channelising agencies have a larger role to play towards furthering the cause of improving the socio-economic condition of weaker sections.
Jodhpur, April 16 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development M.M. Pallam Raju laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-J's campus in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city Tuesday, almost five years after the premium institute started academic operations here.
Patna, April 15 (IANS) The family of Renu Kumari, excise department superintendent of Jehanabad district in Bihar, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances, Monday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into her death.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today stated that in order to provide the best education facilities to the SC,ST,OBC and Minorities and orphan children the city government is setting up a residential school to provide free education, boarding and lodging facilities. This is going to be the best tribute to the
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Foreign couples hiring Indian surrogates is an unregulated industry that is completely dependent on vulnerable women, a report has said.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Union Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch has said that in the age of internet, cinema and television, museums must keep pace with these exciting forms of communication, learning and entertainment.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A five-member heritage delegation from Australia has arrived in Jaipur to collaborate with the Maharaj Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust on heritage conservation and cultural tourism. The delegation, which reached April 8, will tour the Pink City and "assess the condition of the museum and the artifacts".
New Delhi, Apr. 8 (ANI): Crusader for women's rights, Ranjana Kumari, on Monday questioned the status of women entrepreneurs in Gujarat as Chief Minister Narendra Modi pitched for women empowerment and also to encourage enterprising quality in women for nation building.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who is leader of house in Lok Sabha, and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj Friday paid floral tributes to Jagjivan Ram on his 105th birth anniversary.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The battle for the women's wrestling continental crown will witness some of the top contenders take to the mats of the K.D. Jadhav Wrestling Stadium at the Asian Wrestling Championship to be held here April 18-22.
New Delhi/Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Two days after realtor and former BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj was killed at his Delhi farmhouse, Delhi Police picked up three persons and recovered a car from Haryana's Jind, police sources said Thursday.
Gurgaon, March 28 (IANS) Angry villagers near here locked up the teachers of a government senior secondary school Thursday after a girl student committed suicide at her home four days ago. The girl had failed to pass class 11, police said.
Shillong, March 25 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir Monday said the opening of a high court in Meghalaya will help integrate the different traditional laws and customs of the state together with the legal system of mainstream India.
Shimla, March 19 (IANS) The issue of allowing private universities to set up campuses in Himachal Pradesh came up in the state assembly Tuesday with members raising questions about the credentials of some of these institutions.
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): To enhance cultural exchanges between India and the United States of America, the Union Ministry of Culture and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (MMA) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) here.
New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): In an effort to give a renewed thrust to ensure and safe guard our heritage for the future generations of our country, the National Culture Fund (NCF) is organizing a meeting here today to generate awareness about its role and the responsibility of the public and private sector in this regard.
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will inaugurate a two-day seminar on "Gender Justice and Responsive Governance" here Friday, a statement from her office said.
Patna, March 6 (IANS) Here a little story of women's defiance of tradition and "changing the mindset of men" from a Bihar village ahead of International Women's Day.
New Delhi, Mar. 2 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who has expressed her shock over the Mangolpuri rape case, on Saturday said the MCD and the Delhi Police have taken up the probe in right earnest.
New Delhi, Mar 1 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday landed himself in yet another controversy as in Rajya Sabha he named the three minor girls who were raped and murdered in Maharashtra's Bhandara district, attracting the ire of the BJP and women activists. The names were later expunged from the records.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistani actress Meera, who made her Bollywood debut in Mahesh Bhatt's "Nazar", will step into the shoes of legendary Meena Kumari for the "Pakeezah" remake.
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Chinese opera singer Bowang surprised one and all when she belted out a hit Bollyowod number from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Mohabbatein" at the Chinese Spring Festival 2013.
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) A Bihar woman constable was arrested for sending vulgar SMSes and regularly calling on the mobile phone of a trainee IAS officer, police Tuesday said.
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Moscow Kremlin Museum may exhibit jewellery from the priceless collection of Nizam of Hyderabad at an exhibition of Indian jewellery in the Russian capital.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) Malayalam is all set to get the status of a classical Indian language, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Saturday.
New Delhi, Feb. 20 (ANI): Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Kumari Selja on Wednesday said the government has always attached a very high priority to the effective implementation of the Prevention of Atrocities (PoA) against Schedule Castes (SCs) and Schedule Tribes (STs) Act to check atrocities against them.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) There is an urgent need to amend the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act to protect Dalits and tribals, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja said here Wednesday.
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Legendary music composer Khayyam, who turned 86 recently, recalled how he was scared while composing music for one of his biggest hits "Umrao Jaan" after the super success of film "Pakeezah".
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The government Tuesday decided to set up an expert committee to draw up a national register of the country's intangible cultural heritage.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation will organize a two-day international conference on "Inclusive Urban Planning" from February 18-19 here at Vigyan Bhavan.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) People with disabilities must be given equal opportunities to contribute to society and treated more sensitively, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja said here Thursday.
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh governor Wednesday gave his approval to the appointment of four information commissioners after the state government sent back the file rejected by him earlier following a row over appointment of people with political background.
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) A timely tip-off from a retired police officer averted what could have possibly been a murderous attack on Kamal Haasan. Apparently, this benefactor, an old Kamal Haasan fan, advised the actor not to travel alone under any circumstance, as his life was in danger.
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) A digital version of the National Archives of India (NAI) catalogue of publications till June 2010 was jointly launched here Wednesday by Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch and former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Women's right activists Tuesday came down heavily on the government for not allocating enough money for implementing the law against domestic violence.
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) As the chorus grows stronger for reducing the upper age limit for juveniles under the criminal justice system from 18 years to 16, lawyers and activists have rejected the proposal saying that the move, driven by emotions, would do more harm than good.
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Urban street protests, which shook the government and brought issues like corruption and crimes against women to the centre stage of public consciousness, represent a new kind of politics driven by an assertive middle class and 24x7 TV news but have many a flip side, experts feel.
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Friday said she was in favour of capital punishment for the Delhi gang-rape accused.
New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): A conference of Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of various states will be held here today to discuss issues regarding crime against women and atrocities on Scheduled Castes (SCs) / Scheduled Tribes (STs).
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will Friday address a meeting of chief secretaries and director generals of police to discuss strategies to eliminate violence against women.
Patna, Dec 29 (IANS) Hundreds of people, many of them young students, hit the streets here Saturday to mourn the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim.
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has sung for almost every leading Bollywood actress since she entered the industry in 1942, says her favourites were Meena Kumari and Nargis.
New Delhi/Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Women who were protesting against the gang-rape of a 23-year-old in the national capital were "highly dented-painted", President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress MP Abhijit Mukherjee said disparagingly Thursday, pulling India's first family into an embarrassing whirlpool of apologies and denials.
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Over 2,500 rapes reported in five years in the national capital and only 190 people convicted: behind the low conviction rate of 7.6 percent is the sorry tale of lengthy trials, desensitised courts and witnesses turning hostile.
Patna, Dec 27 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl was gang-raped by three youths in a village here, police said Thursday. The crime took place two days ago and an FIR was lodged after intervention by senior officials.
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) With more than 20,000 supporters cheering him on, Congress veteran Virbhadra Singh was sworn in Tuesday as Himachal Pradesh chief minister for a record sixth term. Nine cabinet ministers were also sworn in.
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) With more than 20,000 supporters cheering him on, Congress veteran Virbhadra Singh was sworn in Tuesday as Himachal Pradesh chief minister for a record sixth term with nine cabinet ministers.
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) The Coast Guard Sunday apprehended two fishing boats involved in smuggling of liquor and cigarettes and bartering of goods with other ships 30 km off Mumbai shores, an official statement said.
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Top seeds and title favourites Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa, both from Tamil Nadu, led the men's and women's singles fields into the quarter-finals of the 60th senior National squash championships with comfortable victories, here Thursday.
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Games, swings, dance competitions and Christmas gifts from Santa Claus. Over 500 children from Delhi's slums and orphanages had a gala time as they celebrated an early Christmas here Saturday.
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Two brothers and their associate were arrested for cheating over a hundred investors through a multi-crore rupee scam, police said Friday.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The culture ministry has put archiving of heritage high on its list of priorities by sanctioning five new museums, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it was committed to promoting the culture of northeastern India with financial aid under various development schemes that provide money to professional groups and private exponents of culture.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A state-of-the-art cultural complex will be set up in the national capital, which will showcase India's best known art productions through the year.
London, Dec 2 (IANS) The manuscript of a 212-year-old dictionary written by a British polymath employed by the East India Company in the late 18th century has been traced in the British Library, shedding new light on the history of words in Indian languages.
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A 13?year?old Class 8 girl was injured when she attempted suicide by jumping off the fifth floor of a building here Thursday, police said. Her family members alleged that she took the step after being scolded by her teacher.
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says he and filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker got to spend a great evening with Hollywood star Robert De Niro in Doha during the ongoing Doha Tribeca Film Festival.
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee underlined the importance of culture, which alone meets the inner yearnings of individuals, even as the nation makes strides in technological and economic development.
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday requested the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to remove objectionable references to the Nadar community in the Class IX social studies textbook of the NCERT.
Agra, Nov 9 (IANS) The first international congress for the rehabilitation of the disabled will be held in Agra from Nov 26 to 28, according to District Magistrate Ajay Chauhan.
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) He is an accomplished writer, poet and lyricist, but Javed Akhtar says his childhood aspiration, just like every kid, was to become an actor.
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) What is wrong if an actor uses his popularity to do some good to society, an irate Javed Akhtar hit back when a journalist asked him if celebrities use social work to hide their black money.
Jaipur, Nov. 8 (ANI): Italian troopers showcased their talent with an aim to reintroduce the medieval art of waving flags of Europe in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The gender bias against the female foetus is behind the declining trend of the child sex ratio in the country, several women and child organisations said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, Nov. 6 (ANI): Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJ and E), Kumari Selja on Tuesday expressed an urgent need to review the National Policy on Older Persons (NPOO) at a seminar 'National Conference on Ageing', held by MSJ and E.
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Chandresh Kumari Katoch took over as the new minister of culture Monday following the recent cabinet reshuffle.
New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Egypt and India have forged a new cultural connection with a showcase of Indian crafts and heritage, 'Treasures of Rajasthan' which was opened by Tourism Minister of Rajasthan Bina Kak at the Egyptian embassy in Chanakyapuri here today.
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Egypt and India have forged a new cultural connect with a showcase of Indian crafts and heritage, "Treasures of Rajasthan" which will open Monday at the Egyptian embassy in the capital.
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new look team got down to work Monday with new ministers taking charge and old ones relinquishing responsibilities after a mega revamp of the council of ministers that saw 17 new faces and many key ministries changing hands.
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new team got down to work Monday with new ministers taking charge and old ones relinquishing responsibilities after a mega revamp of the council of ministers that saw 15 new faces and many key ministries changing hands.
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Celtic Connection, one of the Scotland's biggest roots music and arts festival supported by the government Scottish Arts Council has inked an agreement with the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) Sunday to promote exchanges between roots musicians of Rajasthan and the Celtic regions of Britain.
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): Congress party general secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said that he was 'a bit disappointed' with the outcome of the latest reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, as no leader from Madhya Pradesh had been included in the exercise.
Greater Noida, Oct 28 (IANS) A bevy of celebrities, including film stars, cricketers, olympians and politicians, Sunday thronged the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here to witness the second edition of the Indian Grand Prix.
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) There are marginally more women in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's team now, with four new women members joining the council of ministers Sunday.
Shimla, Oct 28 (IANS) Chandresh Kumari Katoch, one of the seven new ministers sworn in with cabinet rank Sunday, had earlier expressed keenness to return to Himachal Pradesh politics.
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): Telugu actor-turned politician K Chiranjeevi on Sunday expressed happiness over being inducted into the Union Cabinet, saying that he was confident that this latest reshuffle by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, would help the UPA to win the 2014 general elections hands down.
New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the rejig of the Union Cabinet was nothing new, and showed that the pickings were from the "scrapyard".
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) List of portfolios of new minister and changes in portfolios of existing ministers
New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday appointed and administered the Oaths of Office and Secrecy to the following members of the Union Council of Ministers as advised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) List of changes in portfolios of existing ministers and portfolios of new ministers:
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Congress MP from Jodhpur Chandresh Kumari Katoch was among the two new faces inducted into the Manmohan Singh cabinet Sunday.
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Of the seven new ministers sworn in with cabinet rank Sunday, only two are new faces, while the rest, including Ajay Maken and M.M. Pallam Raju, have been elevated from minister of state rank.
Gaya (Bihar), Oct. 23 (ANI): Police in Bihar's Gaya District recently raided a village of dacoits to stop them from committing heinous crimes on a frequent basis.
Amritsar, Oct.23 (ANI): Pakistani rights activist and former minister for human rights Ansar Burney performed the Kumari Puja here.
Bhopal, Oct 19 (IANS) Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab completed the quarter-final line-up with emphatic victories in the concluding league matches of Hockey India Senior Women's National Championship here Friday.
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) A week after the central government signed a peace accord with the two factions of the Dimasa militant outfit, Dima Halam Daogah (DHD), a new militant outfit has surfaced in the troubled Dima Hasao district of Assam.
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) A pooja was performed for Snopa Alex's upcoming women-oriented film "Vilappilsala" that shows how city-waste is being dumped in villages and spreading diseases.
Thiruvananthapuram/Villapinsalla, Oct 13 (IANS) As people of Villapinsalla village in Kerala slept, authorities moved new equipment to treat garbage at a treatment plant which the villagers had forcibly closed down last year.
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) India has much to celebrate with over one million elected women representatives in local self-governments, but the number of women in parliament is lower than the global average, a UN official said.
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The UNDP Friday called for formation of a caucus of women political leaders across party lines to enhance women's participation within political parties and advocate for the Women's Reservation Bill as a collective voice.