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Palestinians expel Israeli journalists from Bethlehem on
Palestinians expel Israeli journalists f...

Palestinians expel Israeli journalists from Bethlehem on Christmas eve

Jerusalem – The Palestinian Authority has expelled Israeli journalists who came to the historic biblical town of Bethlehem to cover Christmas celebrations, a step lauded by their Palestinian counterparts who protested to stop them from entering Palestinian-controlled territories. The PA... read more »

Anoushka Shankar to perform solo at Kolk...

Anoushka Shankar to perform solo at Kolkata first time

Kolkata – Five years after she performed with her father Pandit Ravi Shankar at the prestigious Dover Lane Music Conference here, sitarist Anoushka Shankar will be back in the city with her maiden solo act at the 62nd edition of the event. The four-day event, to be held Jan 22-25, will have... read more »

Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and traditions
Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to prom...

Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and traditions

Guwahati –  The eleventh edition of the Assam Mahotsav, a two week long annual fair, was organized in Jorhat recently, and provided a window to the culture of the state. More than 100 stalls were set up at the fair by participants from different parts of the country. The stalls displayed a... read more »

People in poorer nations `understand` li...

People in poorer nations `understand` life better than richer counterparts

Washington – A new study has shown that people residing in poorer countries find greater meaning in life, whereas residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction. The findings suggest that meaning in life may be higher in poorer nations as a result of greater religiosity.... read more »

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Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park

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Lucknow – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will lay the foundation stone of multi-crore project in Kushinagar Dec 13 that includes const! ruction of a 200-feet bronze... read more »

Labourers dig up 19th century silver coins in Tripura

Labourers dig up 19th century silver coins in Tripura

Agartala – Labourers at work in southern Tripura found a cache of 76 silver coins dating to the early 19th century recently. They were later handed over to a state minister, officials... read more »

Kerala's ancient drama, dance and rhythm in Dubai

Kerala’s ancient drama, dance and rhythm in Dubai

By Malavika Vettath Dubai – The staging of an unabridged Malayalam classic in the colours and drama of Kathakali; the rich repertoire of Koodiyattam, a 2,000-year-old Sanskrit... read more »

Britain's top art prize awarded to Laure Prouvost

Britain’s top art prize awarded to Laure Prouvost

London – The annual Turner Prize for art, the most prestigious contemporary art prize in Britain, has gone to French artist Laure Prouvost. For the first time in the history of the Turner... read more »