Daily Archive: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

29 Mar 2017

‘Dangal’ voted 2016’s Best Film by Indian film critics’ poll

Aamir Khan’s sports drama Dangal is not only having a good run at the box office, but is also getting critical acclaim for its content. Leading film critics have voted it as the Best Film of 2016.
29 Mar 2017

Rana Kanwar Pal Singh elected as Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly

Rana Kanwar Pal Singh was on 27 March 2017 elected as the Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. His name was proposed for the office by the Leader of the House and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
29 Mar 2017

Satwiksairaj & Chirag won Vietnam Open International Challenger Badminton Doubles title

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India on 27 March 2017 won the USD 20,000 Vietnam Open International Challenger badminton title. To win the title, the sixth seeded Indian pair defeated the fifth seeded Thai duo of
29 Mar 2017

Below Poverty line households in UP to get free power connection

The below poverty line households in the urban and rural areas of Uttar Pradesh will henceforth get free power connection and those above the poverty line will get the 100 per cent financing option with easy EMIs.
29 Mar 2017

Bhubaneswar to host Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Government of Odisha on 27 March 2017 announced that the Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 will be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium
29 Mar 2017

Former Punjab minister Gurdev Singh Badal passes away

Gurdev Singh Badal, former Punjab minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader passed away at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on March 28, 2017, following prolonged illness. He was 85. According to cardiologist Vishwmohan,
29 Mar 2017

Union Government launches Online Film Certification System E-Cinepramaan

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu on 27 March 2017 launched Online Film Certification System E-Cinepramaan of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with an aim to promote transparency and ensure Clean Cinema Clean
29 Mar 2017

Uttarakhand High Court banned river mining across the state for four months

The Uttarakhand High Court on 28 March 2017 ordered ‘complete’ ban on river mining activities in the State for four months. The order was passed by a division bench comprising Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia
29 Mar 2017

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada passes away

Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada passed away on 28 March 2017 after complications following a brain surgery in Johannesburg. Settled in South Africa, Kathrada was one of Nelson Mandela’s closest aides in his struggle to end the
29 Mar 2017

Book on Rashtriya Rifles ‘Home of the Brave’ released by Bipin Rawaton

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawaton on 27 March 2017 released a book titled Home of the Brave at the South Block in New Delhi. The book is authored by Nitin A Gokhale,
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