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'Freedom is a celebration, independence is a challenge'

On Thursday, President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the nation on the eve of India's 68th Independence Day.  Here are the highlights of his speech:  1. The nation has to be placed before......

Celebrations galore as Modi sits on PM chair

Celebrations erupted in the national capital and other parts of the country as Narendra Modi was sworn in as prime minister on Monday evening with BJP workers and supporters distributing sweets and......

PHOTOS: BJP readies for victory lap in New Delhi, Cong sulks

It’s celebration time for the Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi, as the National Democratic Alliance crosses the half way mark. The atmosphere was gloomy in the Congress headquarters, which......

Republic Day QUIZ: Whose tableau is it anyway?

India will be celebrating its 65th Republic Day on Sunday. Like every year, the Republic Day parade will highlight the nation’s achievements in various fields and its military prowess, put up......

Prez Pranab to be chief guest at Mauritius national day

President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest at the national day celebrations of Mauritius on March 12 as part of his second state visit abroad. India and Mauritius will also sign several......

New govt should focus on its promises: Industry

Corporate India tempered its victory celebrations for the supposedly business-friendly Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance's landslide electoral victory by highlighting the need for......

America should listen harder to India

Narendra Modi's bold leadership, at the WTO and in the neighbourhood, says, loudly: 'Take India seriously’, points out Ron Somers. Savvy investors should discount naysayers who have blasted......

The secret behind building brands

Faces are important in India, because people connect with people, not concepts, says Madhukar Sabnavis. Nearly four decades ago, the late Tony Greig released his first book, Cricket: The Men and......

Sony takes the small town route via KBC

It is that time of the year when Amitabh Bachchan dons the hat of a quiz-master for Indias version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. But there will be a difference this time. Instead of operating......

UK seeks to capitalise on 'achhe din'

Seeking to give a fresh thrust to bilateral trade and diplomatic ties with New Delhi under the new government, two of Britain's senior-most ministers on Monday kicked off their India visit,......

Sridevi, Rahman pay tribute to Balu Mahendra

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Several celebrities turned to Twitter to pay tribute to National Award winning director Balu Mahendra, who passed away on February......

Alok Nath: I have played father to people older than me

Alok Nath suddenly became a social media phenomenon last fortnight, restoring his national celebrity of the 1980s when he dominated the small screen in Ramesh Sippy's Buniyaad. 'I came to Bombay......

Konkona Sen Sharma turns 34!

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. National Award-winning actress Konkona Sen Sharma celebrated her 34th birthday today, December 3, and her colleagues turned......

PIX: Kangna, Imran felicitate National Awards women winners

A host of celebrities, including Kangna Ranaut and Imran Khan, felicitated National Award women winners on May 9, at a suburban five star hotel in Mumbai. The event was organised by WIFT......

PIX: Aamir, Juhi celebrate 25 years of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak took the nation by storm when it released 25 years ago on April 29, 1988, and made its lead actors -- Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla -- overnight stars. To celebrate the......

PHOTOS: German players 'gaucho' dance, 'disrespectful'or 'spontaneous'

The head of Germany's national soccer association said on Wednesday that German players celebrating their World Cup triumph did not intend to be disrespectful when they performed a dance that poked......

'The whole of Costa Rica is going to the streets'

From the beaches to the capital, Costa Ricans poured into the streets to celebrate the national team's historic World Cup victory over Greece that put the team in the quarter finals for the......

PHOTOS: Costa Ricans celebrate, mock 'poor Uruguay'

Costa Ricans celebrated their World Cup victory over Uruguay as the greatest in their nation's soccer history and warned other teams at the tournament to take them seriously from now on.......

Afghans celebrate football win over India with dancing, gunfire

President Hamid Karzai embraced Afghanistan's victorious football team on Thursday, hours after they united the nation in a rare moment of shared joy, but officials also told jubilant Afghans to......

Narang's mother expected him to return with gold medal

The Olympic bronze he scooped from shooting, the first for India in the London Games, was celebrated across the nation but Gagan Narang's mother was disappointed as she was expecting a gold medal,......
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Farhaan
Q. According to you is getting awards in small functions like Filmfare, Screen, Lux IFFA is more prestigious or is getting National Award is more honorable as I feel all awards are bought behind back doors to get rich and famous???
Farhaan:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/according-to-you-is-getting-awards-in-small-functions-like-f/27365840/answers/

CHANDRASEKAR RAMAN
Q. Why Industrial safety day is celebrated in India only on march 4th of every year? is there any particular reason to celebrate on that day? Is it nationally or internationally observed
CHANDRASEKAR RAMAN:  A. No......every celebrity wants to get National Award in his/her life...........as this is difficult to manage more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-industrial-safety-day-is-celebrated-in-india-only-on-mar/27172859/answers/27365863

Ramesh Agarwal
Q. JAI SHRI RAM IN ONE COLLEGE AT MEEUT(UP) THERE ARE MANY STUDENTS FROM KASHMIR AND AFTER PAKISTAN WON THEY STARTED CELEBRATION AND SHOTING PAKISTAN ZINDABAD SLOGANS WHICH WERE OPPOSED BY INDIAN STUDENTS AFTER WHICH AUTHORITIES SUSPENDED KASHMIRI STUDENTS, IS IT NOT HEIGHT OF ANTI NATIONALISM BY THESE STUDENTS TO LIVE IN INDIA AND HAVE SYMPATHY FOR PAKISTAN?IS IT COMMON TO MANY OTHER MUSLIMS LIVING IN OTHER PARTS OF COUNTRY?
Ramesh Agarwal:  A. I think it is celebrated in India .It is the birth day of our former president V V Giri.As he was a leader of the laborers ,we have been observing industrial safety day on his birth day. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/jai-shri-ram-in-one-college-at-meeutup-there-are-many-studen/27172676/answers/27172913

  Web results for National Celebrations
Festivals in Northeast send message of peace and unity

People of the Northeast region celebrate festivals to spread messages of peace and unity in the nation.While in Assam, the Deodhana Dance Festival... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/festivals-in-northeast-send-message-of-peace-and-unity-114082200806_1.html
Writer UR Ananthamurthy admitted in hospital

3.15 pm: Noted contemporary writer and critic UR Ananthamurthy admitted in hospital U R Ananthamurthy was admitted to Manipal hospital today... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/live-writer-ur-ananthamurthy-admitted-in-hospital-news-national-oiwa02bhchaej.html
Tracing a city’s transformation as Chennai turns 375

The city of Chennai has a lot of reasons to celebrate on August 22, which marks its 375th anniversary. The Madras Presidency under the British rule... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-madras-day-tracing-a-city-s-transformation-as-chennai-turns-375-2012781
AI flight forced to land in Jaipur after engine trouble

1.15 pm: AI flight forced to land in Jaipur after engine trouble An Air India flight fromDelhi to Ahmedabad carrying 104 passengers made an... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/live-ai-flight-forced-to-land-in-jaipur-after-engine-trouble-news-national-oiwa02bhchaej.html
Measures to ensure Yamuna not polluted

Even religious sentiments are not going to deter the city government from keeping the Yamuna river free from pollutants in the national capital.... ...

http://dc.asianage.com/delhi/measures-ensure-yamuna-not-polluted-075

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