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Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival returns for its 14th edition

Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival returns for its 14th edition in Hyderabad.  The festival that will end on 24 November will bring a host of eight plays, two puppetry shows and three workshops with classic and contemporary coverage. The theme of the festival is on relationship. The festival will have the debut of an Argentinian ..

Upper House passes Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust Bill

On 19 Nov,  Rajya Sabha  passed  the Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment), Bill, 2019 in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. The session  marks  the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha .  The Bill  replaced the Congress president as a member of the trust with the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, ..

World Students’ Day (WSD)

The World Students’ Day (WSD)  is celebrated every year on October 15 to observe the birthday of India’s former President and great scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He was the 11th President of India, who served from 2002 to 2007, and was widely referred to as the people’s President besides being credited for India’s civilian ..

Farooq Abdullah detained under the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act

Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah was detained under the State’s Public Safety Act in the Jammu and Kashmir. How the law came into being? The Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act was introduced by Sheikh Abdullah (Farooq Abdullah’s father) in 1978. It was introduced to prevent timber smuggling, and keep the smugglers ..

Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, veteran music composer, passes away

Mohammed Zahur Hashmi (92), the veteran music composer, has passed away in Mumbai on August 20, 2019. Popularly known as Khayyam, he was best known for his music in classic films such as ‘Umrao Jaan’ and ‘Kabhi Kabhie’. He was a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan. In 2016, the veteran composer ..

Shah Rukh Khan to be chief guest at 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be the chief guest at the 10th edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), which is scheduled to be held between 8th to 17th August 2019. Every year, one of the leading film celebrities head to Australia to attend the fest held during the month of August. During ..

Najma Akhtar appointed as first-ever woman Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI)

Professor Najma Akhtar has become the first-ever woman Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) for a period of five years or until she attains the age of 70 years, She is also the first lady vice chancellor of any central university in Delhi. Ms. Akhtar has four decades of academic scholarship in educational leadership. ..

Shah Rukh Khan conferred with Honorary Doctorate from University of Law, London

Eminent Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was conferred with an honorary doctorate in Philanthropy by the University of Law, London. He was awarded this for his efforts to give back to society. He has received the merit during a graduation ceremony which had more than 350 students in attendance. Earlier, the actor was also conferred ..