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  • Bhopal: Artists learn nitty-gritty of Kuchipudi in workshop

    BHOPAL: A two-day workshop on Kuchipudi dance is underway at Pratibhalaya Arts Academy, Bhopal. As many as 68 participants are learning in the workshop. Artists from Andhra Pradesh, Durga Rao and Sheikh Karimullah are imparting training to the participants.

  • Bhopal: Kolkata Kathak dancer enthrals

    BHOPAL: In a programme, Kathak dancer Kankana Bhattacharya from Kolkatta gave a dance performance. People’s University, director, Samir Sharma and Indian Council for Cultural Relations director Manoj Kumar inaugurated the programme.

  • Indian Railways: Modernisation, safety may take a hit, as bankruptcy looms

    With the Indian Railways (IR) in dire need of urgent upgradation, a retired Railway Board official underlined the need for relaying the tracks of the country’s gigantic transportation system. Being literally the lifeline, IR needs to accord highest priority to safety in the wake of major accidents taking place resulting in the death of a large number of 25,000 people annually.  This is no laughing matter and raises the basic question – “do we

  • ABS now to be standard on Volkswagen Polo range

    Good news for all Volkswagen Polo fans out there. We all know that the Polo has an international NCAP 4 Star safety rating and is one of the safest cars in its segment in the country. In 2014, Volkswagen India made dual airbags standard across the range in Polo, however, the base variant of Polo, Baseline, missed out on ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). To increase safety across its portfolio, the German automaker will now

  • Bhopal: ‘Paanse’ is about genesis of the Mahabharata

    BHOPAL: Scripted by city-based eminent Hindi poet and playwright Rajesh Joshi and directed by Mukesh Verma, a play ‘Paanse’ was staged for the first time in Hindi at the Antarang Hall of Bharat Bhawan on Monday.

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift launching tomorrow

    Continuing its aggressive marketing strategy, Mercedes-Benz is heading for yet another launch in India – of the facelifted CLA – on November 30. The compact executive car was unveiled earlier this year and features a host of intelligent tweaks. The car gets subtle changes at both the front and the rear. On the front façade, it boasts a diamond pin radiator grille and a new front bumper having a range of trim strip

  • E-money: Blessing in disguise for the cashless

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch for a less-cash economy with the ultimate goal of  a ‘cashless’ economy is a pragmatic approach in these post-demonetisation times when cash withdrawals from banks are proving to be an ordeal. It is also in keeping with the times in the western world where cash substitutes like credit/debit cards and digital wallets are fast replacing cash transactions.

  • Bhopal: A former IAS officer and an artist

    Padamvir Singh, 62 is an unlikely painter. The former IAS officer, who now heads the Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance, has showcased forty years of his artistic journey in the Rangdarshani Gallery of Bharat Bhawan. The six-day exhibition, inaugurated by retired IPS officer and his close friend K.S. Dhillon, includes his sketches, paintings and photographs.

  • Bhopal: One dies, another hurt as bike skids

    UMARIA: A 20-year-old youth died under Kotwali police station area near village Tamnnara. His friend Ajay Yadav said that he and his friend went to village Dongargawa to see the programme of the artist Ramasjiwan Tandiya Chhatisgarhi. When they were returning to their village Khera, Dipak Yadav drove the bike but he was not able to control the bike at the turning both fell down and became unconscious.

  • Bhopal: Banks sitting on loan applications

    NARSINGHPUR: The youth of the district wants to be self-employed and want to launch their own businesses but the complicated procedures of the banks are becoming a hurdle for them. When their applications reach the banks from district industries centre for loans, the banks demand entire information regarding the applicants. If the documents are incomplete then the application is not considered.

  • Bhopal: National Vedic maths quiz, three win prizes

    REWA: Akhil Bharatiya Vidya Bharati Shikshan Sansthan organised 15th National Vedic Mathematics quiz contest from 19 to 22 November at Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The students of Saraswati Shishu Mandir Dindayaldham, Priya Tiwari, Chanchal Mishra and Ansi Pathak got the first place in teens category and brought laurels to the district as well as to the state. Shivanshu Tripathi got the second place in Maths models. The chief guest in the inauguration of the

  • Bhopal: Poor arrangements for national competition

    SAGAR: National school Judo and Football competition is being organised at Sagar but due to lack of adequate facilities, players are not being able to show their talent. 28 teams are participating in the contest, since this is an important event and it would decide the future of the players in international competitions.

  • horoscope

    Your day by Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You have to specify your needs if you want to have change in your position or work at work place to seniors. There are possibilities that you may gain good profit from land deals today.

  • Ohio Campus attack

    Ohio attack: Time ripe to make US campuses safer

    It is borne out by events time and again that American society is a troubled one with materialism writ large in the systems and way of life. Mental derangement and psychiatric imbalance are an unhappy consequence for many as the violence on student campuses gets triggered off by what seem to be minor incidents.

  • Bhopal: ABVP remembers Mumbai terror attack victims

    NASRULLAGANJ: Local ABVP unit paid homage to those who died in the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai, in which 18 security personnel and 166 civilians were killed. Tributes were paid to martyrs at Shaheed Memorial situated at Durga temple square by lighting candles and observing silence for two minutes. On this occasion, Tehsil convener of ABVP Govind Singh Rajput said those who lost their lives in defence of the country cannot be

  • Bhopal: Low-floor bus crushes pedestrian

    BHOPAL: A pedestrian died on the spot after he was crushed under the wheels of a low-floor bus at C-21 Mall on Tuesday. As per police sources, the deceased identified as Vinod Patel, 28, a resident of Raisen, was crossing the road. In the meantime, the speeding low-floor star city bus bearing registration number MP 04 PA 1022 hit him. Patel died on the spot.

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