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Gully Boy selected as India’s official entry to Oscars 2020

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy has been announced India’s official entry to the Oscars. The movie is a musical drama that revolves around a young man from Mumbai who uses rap music to break free from his situations. It earned around 134 crore rupees in February alone. It was directed by Zoya Akhtar. About ..

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PM Modi, Mongolian President jointly Unveils statue of Lord Buddha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Mongolia H.E. Mr Khaltmaagiin Battulga, jointly unveiled a statue of Lord Buddha and his two disciples, installed at historic Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia’s Capital) via videoconferencing from Delhi. Key Highlights Prime Minister had offered prayers at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery during his visit to Mongolia in 2015. ..

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UK returns ‘stolen’ 12th century Buddha statue 57 years later

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman handed over antique 12th century Bronze Idol of Buddha that was stolen from Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) Nalanda site museum in 1961 to Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (IC) Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi. This ‘stolen’ 12th century Buddha was returned a month before (in ..

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5th International Ramayan Festival organized in New Delhi

The 5th International Ramayan Festival organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is being held from 17-19 September 2019 in New Delhi. The maiden day of festival was presided by Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah as Chief Guest. Key Highlights The year 2019 is 5th edition of International Ramayan Festival. The festival ..

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A Memorial pillar to Polish Refugees unveiled in Kolhapur

A commemorative pillar in memory of Polish families and individuals who had made India their home during World War II was unveiled at Valivade village in western Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Around 5,000 refugees from Poland lived in Kolhapur’s Valivade village between 1942 and 1948. The Memorial pillar was unveiled by Deputy Foreign Minister of ..

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