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    Holika Dahan 2018: Significance, legend, tithi and all you need to know

    India is all set to celebrate Holi on March 2 and Choti Holi on March 1, 2018. Choti Holi is also known as Holika Dahan or Holika Deepak and is celebrated by burning Holika pyre a night before Holi. The fire burnt on the eve of Holi signifies the victory of good over evil, happiness over grief and end of the Winter season. The festival falls on a night prior to the

  • Sridevi and Syria: How Indian media ‘killed’ news

    The TV media’s frantic reporting on veteran actress Sridevi’s death has angered many people in the country. While the veteran actress passed away late Saturday night, the sudden death of Sridevi Kapoor was in itself a shocking but what was insensitive of the TV media the coverage veered into a gossip.

  • Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi quits NDA

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha head, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Manjhi made the announcement after meeting Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav.

  • Sridevi funeral: Anushka Sharma cancels ‘Pari’ screening in the wake of actress’ untimely demise

    Veteran actress Sridevi’s untimely demise has left the nation in shock. The actress, who was in Dubai last week, passed away on Saturday night. The autopsy revealed drowning in bathtub due to unconsciousness as the cause of death. The actress’ mortal remains were brought last night to Mumbai amid heavy security. Boney Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor flew her back in private jet.

  • South Africa vs Australia Durban Test: Australia’s fearsome attack creates dilemma for SA

    Durban: Some of the world’s best fast bowlers will square up when the first Test between South Africa and Australia starts at Kingsmead tomorrow. They may find, however, that some of their sting might drawn from them by pitch conditions. Kingsmead has lost the reputation it once had as a fast bowler’s paradise. It has been many years since wicketkeepers had to leap around as balls soared and sped off the playing

  • White House to get two new Air Force Ones

    Washington: The US administration has reached a $3.9 billion deal with Boeing for two new Air Force One planes for the President, the White House said. President Donald Trump has reached the informal deal with Boeing on a “fixed-price contract” for the new Air Force One Program, Xinhua quoted a White House spokesperson as saying on Tuesday.  The contract would save taxpayers more than $1.4 billion, the White House said. The amount, however,


    Madhya Pradesh bypolls: BJP leads in Mungaoli, Congress ahead in Kolaras

    Bhopal: The counting of votes for the bypolls to two Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh was underway today, with the BJP leading in Mungaoli and the Congress in Kolaras after the completion of first round, an official said. BJP’s Baisahab Yadav was leading by 265 votes in Mungaoli while in Kolaras, the Congress candidate, Mahendra Singh Yadav, was ahead of his rivals by a margin of 514 ballots, the official said. The

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    Ujjain: Seminar on science for peace and development held to mark Science Day at GDC

    Ujjain: A celebration function was organised by the science committee of the Government Girls Post-graduate College (GDC) on Tuesday, to mark the occasion of Science Day. Centre Director of CSR Indore Dr V Ganesan was chief guest and keynote speaker. He said “instead of depending on one subject, inter-disciplinary subjects are the need of hour and students should follow it.” He emphasised on many practicals in different fields of science. He advised

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    Holi Dahan 2018: How to perform Holi puja

    Every festival in India is celebrated with pomp and fervour; one of the most popular festivals celebrated with equal enthusiasm by youth and elders alike is the festival of colours – Holi. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and is celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. It falls in the Hindu month of Phalguna, which is February or March according to Gregorian calendar. The first evening is

  • Ujjain: MPISSR’s seminar on food security begins today

    Ujjain: A two day seminar on ‘Food Security and Rainfed Agriculture in India: Issues, Challenges and Prospects’ will be organised by Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Reasearch (MPISSR) on Wednesday and Thursday. The programme is sponsored by Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology Bhopal. The chief guest and the key note speaker of the inaugural session will be Prof Pramod Kumar of Agriculture Development and Rural Transformation Centre, Institute for

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    Ujjain: Ojha pulls up divisional officers on prime issues at review meeting

    Ujjain: Divisional commissioner MB Ojha held a weekly review meeting of divisional officers on Tuesday. At the meeting, the municipal officer was asked to initiate a cleanliness drive to clear up the Kshipra river. Recounting his experience during his visit to Siddhvat and Mangalnath, Ojha said that the river was full of waste and dirt due to which he had doubts about the success of the Swachh Bharat campaign. He made urgent