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India Celebrates 68th Republic Day 2017 Amid Colourful Displays, Performances

India’s military prowess and achievements depicted in a variety of tableux were on a grand show before the public at the historic Rajpath when the country celebrated its 68th Republic Day today. The highlights of this year’s Parade were a 149-member UAE Presidential Guard, the Air Force, the Navy and Army contingent led by a UAE band marching on Rajpath ...

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Prime Minister Recalls his 2001 Visit to Russia Ahead of State Visit Tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commence his official state visit to Russia from Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 and the welcome ceremony is slated to be a cultural extravganza with twin cultural programs, Abhinandan & Abhivyakti. Both events envisage performance of Indian art forms (classical and folk dances) by Russian artists reflecting the importance of Inter-cultural understanding. ‘Abhinandan’ seeks to portray ...

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History of North East included in NCERT Books, UGC Curriculum: Minister

  Following the Central Board of Secondary Education’s decision to insert the history of India’s north-east region in its textbooks, the University Grant Commission (UGC) too has advised the universities to incorporate the following topics in the university curriculum: Among the suggestions mad e by the uGC include novels and short stories from the North East, which will get into ...

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New Culture Method May Lead to Personalised Cancer Treatment

Two Indian-origin researchers have developed a way to grow cancer cells in the laboratory that mimics the environment inside the body. This is expected to lead to the personalised treatment for people who are suffering from cancer. The researchers said that the new capture and culture method provides a reliable way to get usable numbers of circulating tumour cells from ...

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Chatta-Mundu: Traditional Syrian Christian women’s attire slips into oblivion

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS): With even the saree becoming a rarity in Kerala, the traditional Syrian Christian women’s attire referred to as ‘chatta and mundu’ has virtually disappeared into oblivion. The feature of this sartorial product is that it’s stitched in spotlessly white cotton cloth and, unlike the saree, there is not a single visible portion of ...

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Secretary Culture Launches Logo, Posters and Webpage for Festival of India in South Africa

Secretary, Ministry of Culture Shri Ravindra Singh here today launched the logo, posters and webpage for the Festival of India in South Africa which will be celebrated from 18th July 2014 to 31st August 2014. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravindra Singh said that India enjoys close and cordial relations with South Africa and that India’s links with the struggle for ...

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