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20 April, 2018 8:16 PM Auspicious day gets many nominations

As per the Hindu calendar, Friday – April 20 – marked Vaishakha Shuddha Panchami. The day was considered to be auspicious by several politicians and saw a large number of nominations being filed across the district. As many as 33 candidates, Independents and party representatives filed nominations before returning officers. Among those who filed nominations 24

13 April, 2018 7:36 AM Insurance Ombudsman offices go headless, complaints pile up

All insurance ombudsman offices need a chief who passes a judgement related to consumer complaints Next time you go to the Insurance Ombudsman office in your region, don’t be surprised if you are required to wait for months to get a reply. Insurance Ombudsman offices across 17 regions have remained headless for almost four months and despite several 74

11 April, 2018 2:41 PM Battle for voice assistant supremacy: Is Amazon Echo a better bet than Google Home?

Amazon has reduced the price of its smart speaker series Amazon Echo in India. The move comes following the launch of Google’s smart speaker series Google Home here. The move has not only resulted in a war between two of the world’s leading global technology companies but also in consumers but it has also left consumers left wondering which of the two is better 36

11 April, 2018 12:43 PM Bihu 2018: Date, Significance, History, Celebration And Feast!

The festival of Bohag Bihu marks the traditional Assamese New Year and is known to be one of the most important among all the three Bihus. It is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu solar calendar. It will observed on 15th April, 2018. Like any other harvest festivals in India, Bihu involves the farmer community thanking the almighty for the successful 57

4 April, 2018 7:45 PM Edakka expert, aged 113, dead

Padmanabha Marar, veteran edakka exponent at the Sreeramaswamy temple at Ramapuram, is no more. Marar is said to be 113 years old, though there are no official records to prove the claim. He was in the news in 2015 when his family members succeeded in corroborating his birthday day, celebrated on the basis of his moon sign, date, day and year in the Malayalam 39

31 March, 2018 6:30 AM Hanuman Jayanti: Images, Wishes, Facebook and WhatsApp Status, Messages

New Delhi: Hanuman Jayanti is a celebration of the birth of Lord Hanuman. Every year, this day is celebrated on full moon day of Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar. This year, the festival is celebrated on March 31. Hanuman, son of wind-god Pawan, is described to have superhuman-like qualities in the scriptures. On Hanuman Jayanti, people recite the Hanuman 59

29 March, 2018 12:29 PM Now, for the first time, leave travel concession for railway employees

The railway employees on deputation to any other organisation, including railway PSUs, would also continue to be eligible for optional LTC in lieu of Privilege Pass entitlement. New Delhi: Railway employees, for the first time, can now avail Leave Travel Concession (LTC), the government has said. In a circular issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public 75

28 March, 2018 8:23 AM Release Date Drama; John Abraham's Film Pushed to May

And what Padmaavat has to do with it A minor chaos prevails in the release calendar of Bollywood in 2018, all thanks to the delay in the release of Padmaavat and the ensuing bottleneck in the release traffic. We now hear that the new John Abraham starrer Parmanu The Story Of Pokhran has again been postponed, this time from April 6 to May 4 when it will clash 55

23 March, 2018 7:35 PM Ram Navmi 2018: Why Is Ram Navmi Celebrated? What Is Its Importance?

Ram Navami 2018: It is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha (or bright phase of the lunar fortnight) in the month of Chaitra (mid-march) of the Hindu or Lunar calendar. New Delhi: Ram Navami is a Hindu or Vedic festival that is celebrated every year on the last day of Chaitra Navaratri (sometimes spelt Chaitra Navratri). The festival of Ram Navami 80

19 March, 2018 7:07 PM Hindu Mahasabha calendar claims Qutub Minar is Vishnu Stambh, Taj Mahal is Tejo Mahalay

New Delhi: A recently released calendar by Hindu Mahasabha does not just have photos of iconic monuments from across India but also goes several steps forward in renaming them. So while Qutub Minar is apparently Vishnu Stambh, Taj Mahal has been named Tejo Mahalay Shiv Mandir and Kashi's Gyanvyapi mosque is 'Vishwanath temple'. The calendar, released 36