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Surya Prakash, well-known artist from Telangana passes away

Surya Prakash (79), a well-known artist from Telangana, has passed away in Hyderabad on May 21, 2019. Born on 23rd March 1940 in Madhira of Khammam district, the artist known for his abstract landscapes drew heavily on his love for nature. His works were mainly in oils and acrylic, and he was inspired by French ..

In Madhya Pradesh, women to handle entire work of counting votes in Harda district

In Madhya Pradesh, women will handle the entire work of counting votes in Harda district of the state. As per reports, the initiative is probably the first of its kind. Harda district is a part of Betul parliamentary seat and the counting of votes of Timarni and Harda assembly segments will take place at Harda ..

2019 Brahmakalashothsava festival started Karnataka

The 6-day Brahmakalashothsava festival is celebrated in the ancient Chandkuru Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple annually in Polali, Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. The presiding deity of the temple, which has a history of nearly 1,700 years, is Shri Rajarajeshwari. The highlight of this temple is its mud idols and this is probably the only idol ..

Karnataka launchs an all-women police patrol unit ‘Rani Abbakka Force’

Mangaluru City Police has launched an all-women police patrol unit ‘Rani Abbakka Force’ for the protection of women and children. The force will cover the malls, beaches, educational institutions, places of religious importance, and public transport system in the city. It will handle issues related to eve-teasing and chain-snatching, among others. The all-women police patrol ..

71st Foundation Day: Himachal Pradesh

15th April of every year in the state is celebrated as the foundation day for Himachal Pradesh. It may be recalled that the hill state came into existence after the merger of 30 odd princely states in 1948. Overview of the State Himachal Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India. Situated in ..

Paripooranand Painuli, Former Congress MP and freedom fighter passed away

Eminent Paripooranand Painuli, former Congress MP and freedom fighter passed away on 13th April, 2019,  at his residence in the Vasant Vihar, Delhi. He was 94. Painuli was known for his participation in the Quit India Movement at 17 age and also led a non-violent movement against the Tehri-Garhwal state in 1949. He was born ..

Jallianwala Bagh massacre’s 100 years

On 13th April 2019, the nation paid homage to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the centenary of the incident. On this day in 1919, hundreds of innocent Indians were killed by troops under British Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, during a peaceful meeting on Baisakhi at the park in Amritsar, Punjab. Here, the civilians ..

Phayeng Village tagged as India’s first carbon-positive settlement

Phayeng Village of Manipur has been tagged as the India’s first carbon-positive settlement. As part of the carbon-positive village project, Phayeng will receive a grant of Rs10 crore in phases to facilitate afforestation in the catchment of river Maklang that flows along the village. The fund will also be utilised for creation of water bodies, ..