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Punjab celebrates 350th years of foundation of Sri Anandpur Sahib

Punjab state is celebrating the 350th years of foundation of holy city Sri Anandpur Sahib. The celebrations began after Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal dedicated the 81 feet high ‘Khanda’, installed at Sri Anandpur Sahib to the humanity. The installed Khanda symbolizes the glorious legacy and rich cultural heritage of this holy city of bliss Read More…

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Trios of 3800-year-old statuettes found in Vichama, Peru

Researchers in Peru have discovered trios of statuettes which belong to some 3,800 years ago. They were discovered by research team led by archaeologist Ruth Shady. The final discovery announcement was made by the Peruvian Cultural Ministry in Lima. The mud statuettes were found inside a reed basket in a building at the ancient city Read More…

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President Pranab Mukherjee confers Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil for the years 2011-12 and 2012-13. It was bestowed on scholars who have made outstanding contribution to the development of Classical Tamil language and literature. Tolkappiyar Award for lifetime achievement in Classical Tamil was given to SV Shanmugam for year 2011-12 and R Krishnamurthi for Read More…

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Artist Bharti Kher awarded with France’s Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters

Indian contemporary artist Bharti Kher was awarded with France’s highest cultural award Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). She was bestowed the prestigious honour for her contribution to contemporary art landscape by French ambassador to India Francois Richier in New Delhi. Bharti Kher’s artworks span Read More…

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Bard of Maharashtra Shahir Krishnarao Sable passes away

Bard and Marathi folk legend Krishnarao Ganpatrao Sable passed away on 20 March 2015 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was 92. He had brought Maharashtra’s folk singing and theatre traditions to the centre stage and his songs enriched Maharashtra’s culture. About Krishnarao Ganpatrao Sable He was popularly known as Shahir Sable and was born in a Read More…

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Tamu Lhochhar festival being observed in Nepal on 30th December

Tamu Lhochhar festival is being observed on 30th December with gaiety and full fervor in Nepal which marks new year among different communities. It is the biggest cultural festival of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism and generally being observed by the Gurungs at different places in Nepal including in the Kathmandu Valley. The people of Read More…

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Central Government to launch scheme for conservation of heritage and development of 12 cities

Central government is planning to launch scheme for conservation of heritage and development of 12 cities across the country.  It was announced by Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. For this scheme government had allocated Rs. 500 crore in the Union Budget 2014 and it will be rolled out in January 2015. Under this Read More…

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