Daily Archive: Saturday, November 19, 2016

19 Nov 2016

India and Cyprus ink Revised double taxation (DTAA) agreement

India on Friday signed a revised double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) with Cyprus, an official statement said here. “A revised agreement between India and Cyprus for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion
19 Nov 2016

Priyanka nominated for People’s Choice Awards for 2nd time

After winning favourite actress award for ‘Quantico’ last year, actress Priyanka Chopra has won the second consecutive nomination at People’s Choice Awards 2017. Last year, the ‘Barfi’ actress won the ‘Favourite Actress in a new TV Series’
19 Nov 2016

The 17th Latin Grammy Awards 2016 filled with political drama

For two years running, the Latin Grammy Awards has offered high moments of political drama. In 2014, the telecast was delayed by 20 minutes to show President Obama delivering a speech on immigration. Once the show got
19 Nov 2016

Ami Bera re-elected to US Congress for third consecutive term

Ami Bera has been re-elected to the US House of Representatives for a third consecutive term in a close election with his win taking the total number of Indian-Americans elected to the Congress to a record five.
19 Nov 2016

Tamil Nadu gets world’s first salt-tolerant plant garden

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib Fakim today inaugurated a genetic garden of naturally occurring salt-tolerant plants called halophytes at the coastal town of Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu. She inaugurated the garden set up by the M S Swaminathan
19 Nov 2016

Sachin Tendulkar to adopt another village in Andhra Pradesh

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday inaugurated projects worth Rs 6 crore at his adopted village of Puttamrajuvari Kandriga near Gudur, 110 km from Tirupati, as people thronged the area to accord a grand welcome to him.
19 Nov 2016

Pt Hari Prasad Chourasia gets lifetime achievement : Classical Music

Legendary flutist Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia was awarded the 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of Indian classical music at Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra here. “I am part of this Kendra from
19 Nov 2016

World’s largest LEGO store opens in Leicester Square

The world’s biggest Lego store opens in London on Thursday marked by the unveiling of a six-metre high 200,000-brick Big Ben. The structure dominates the two-storey 914 square metre store in Leicester Square after taking 2,280 hours
19 Nov 2016

Donald Trump picks Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor

Of all the disturbing scenes in the presidential campaign, the Republican Convention speech by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn stood out. During a fiery address in which he lamented the decline of American exceptionalism and lambasted the
19 Nov 2016

World Toilet Day is a United Nation’s observance on November 19

World Toilet Day is a United Nation’s observance on November 19. The day is celebrated to raise awareness and to take action to reach the 2.4 billion people who are living with lack of sanitation. This year
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