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AYODHYA, A CITY OF PARAMOUNT BELIEF

It is unfortunate that Ayodhya has come to occupy space in public discourse only with the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi conflict. Historically, the city of Ayodhya, literally meaning, ‘to fight’, goes much deeper than many of the more celebrated cities of India. Often respected as a sacred city for Hindus, the …

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INDIA BAGS OSCAR NOMINATIONS FOR ORIGINAL SONG AND 2 DOCUMENTARIES

Naatu Naatu, the hit dance track from S.S. Rajamouli’s blockbuster RRR, continued its winning march on Tuesday with a coveted nomination for the original song at the Oscars 2023 where Indian documentaries All That Breathes and Elephant Whisperers also got nods in the documentary feature and documentary short categories. Surreal sci-fi film Everything Everywhere All At …

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PARAM VIR CHAKRA AWARDS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday named the 21 largest unnamed islands in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago after 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees. Modi participated in the ceremony through videoconferencing and unveiled a model of the national memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose that is to be built …

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PRADHAN MANTRI RASHTRIYA BAL PURASKAR

The  President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu will confer the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2023 to 11 exceptional children in an  award ceremony which will take place at Vigyan Bhawan tomorrow i.e. on 23rd January, 2023. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar …

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LAND SINKING IN JOSHIMATH

Cracks first appeared in a few houses in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath town in October 2021. Over a year later, by January 11, 2023, 723 houses in all of the nine wards in the town had developed major or minor cracks on the floors, ceilings and walls. In response, 145 families have …

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BEYPORE BOAT FOR SWADESH DARSHAN PROJECT

The Kerala Tourism Department is likely to highlight Beypore ‘Uru’, the wooden dhows handcrafted by artisans and carpenters, and the water sports there in the detailed project report (DPR) to be submitted to the Centre for the Swadesh Darshan project. Beypore and Kumarakom are the only two tourism destinations from …

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NORTHEAST MONSOON

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the northeast monsoon is likely to withdraw from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Thursday. Nippy weather may set in, especially over the interior parts of the State, where the minimum temperature is likely to drop by two or three degrees Celsius. On Wednesday, …

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THE BEGINNING OF INDIA’S CULTURAL RENAISSANCE

The month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam, which showcased Tamil culture, heralded a new era where ancient Indian traditions intermingle with one another and are revitalised with the help of modern practices so that they contribute to cultural and economic growth. It gave a rich cultural context to India’s mission to become …

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JALLIKATTU-CULTURAL PRACTICE OR CRUELTY

With the Supreme Court recommencing its work after the winter vacation, all eyes in Tamil Nadu are on the verdict of a five-member Constitution Bench of the Court on a batch of petitions seeking to strike down a 2017 Tamil Nadu law that protects jallikattu, a traditional event involving bulls. …

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VIRAASAT

The second phase of the Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India will begin from 3rd to 17th January 2023 at Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi. The Ministry of Textiles is organizing the festival, the timing of which are 11AM to 8 PM. The second phase, having 90 participants from different parts …

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