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Indian tourism to boom in next 2-3 years 26.9.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The tourism industry in India will not see a downturn for the next 20-30 years, making it a very
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Mumbai festival: On the Durga Puja food trail across pandals in the city 26.9.2017 mid-day.com
Juhu For a royal luncheon A must-visit on every pandal hopper's list is the air-conditioned venue of the high-profile North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja, which turns 70 this year. That's because of its variety of stalls, offering everything from Kosha Mangsho (mutton gravy) to Moghlai Porota and the popular Nolen Gurer Ice Cream made with date palm jaggery. "This year, we've put up 37 stalls, which offer Bengali, Chinese and Moghlai fare," says Debu Mukherjee, one of the organisers. The puja is also famous for its bhog, curated by Pratap Caterers and savoured by over 5,000 guests every day. "The seating is comfortable. Plus, you get to spot celebrities either enjoying the meal or serving it to you," says media professional Nimisha Naresh, who was offered sweets by Kajol and Rani Mukerji last year. "You have to wait in a queue for 30 to 45 minutes for your turn, but it's worth it." TILL: September 30 (bhog timing: 12 pm to 5 pm) AT: Tulip Star, VM Road, Juhu. Bandra West For comforting khichuri and ...
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Govt plans 3-day Namami Barak fest in November 26.9.2017 Guwahati - City - The Times of India
The first ever river festival in the state, Namami Brahmaputra, held in spring, is all set to be replicated in the Barak Valley in November this year.
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Work apace to open tiger interpretation centre at STR 26.9.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
A butterfly park will also be established in the complex
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Cops told not to trouble tribals: Tummala 26.9.2017 thehansindia3900
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PGGCG-11 wins PU zonal fest 26.9.2017 The Tribune

Chandigarh, September 25 

The Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, has won the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival for the fifth consecutive year today.  “Our students brought laurels to the college by winning prizes in all the categories. This became possible due to the consistent hard work of the student .” said Dr Anita Kaushal, principal, PGGCG-11.—TNS

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Amravati will be the best city in the world: Chandrababu Naidu 26.9.2017 thehansindia3899
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Govt will promote rural artists: Sidhu 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 24 The state government has launched a programme with the help of Punjab Kala Parishad (Arts Council) to promote culture and heritage in villages. This was stated by Tourism and Culture Affairs Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu here today. As per the plan of his ministry, the council will involve various district administrations, which will reach out to tehsils, followed by villages for the creation of platforms and empowerment of local artists. Sidhu also announced a grant of Rs 1 crore to the council for an effective implementation of the plan during a programme held to commemorate the 141st birth anniversary of legendary poet Dhani Ram Chatrik at Government Senior Secondary School, Lopoke. Sidhu said, “The aim is to reach out to young minds at the grass-roots level at an earlier age. We aim to empower the existing cultural clubs, artists in every nook and corner through the arts council. We are bringing the Punjab Arts Council, Chandigarh, out of the capital to ...
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Four lakh wells to be recharged 26.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Under District Panchayat’s Jalashree project
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Wildlife Week fete from Oct 2 to 8 26.9.2017 Hindu: Home
The Forests and Wildlife Department is gearing up to organise various programmes to mark the National Wildlife Week that will be observed across the country from October 2 to 8.According to Chief Wild...
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Residents of Naduvankarai face eviction despite holding land titles 26.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Drive is part of the Cooum River Eco-Restoration Project
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CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi talk over seven plans 26.9.2017
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his cabinet colleagues met  UAE Supreme Council member and Sharjah ruler Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi at Raj Bhavan here on Monday and presented seven major projects seeking close cooperation between the two sides in crucial sectors, including IT, infrastructure, health and tourism. The proposal for implementing a housing scheme "Sharjah Family City" for Malayalis  residing in Sharjah was discussed at the meeting. The plan is to have 10 apartment towers for which 10 acres of land would be required. It will be implemented jointly by Sharjah and Kerala government. The Sharjah Family City will provide the best of modern health facilities for the residents. In the event of further expansion, the health care services could be extended to Sharjah citizens. A world class medical centre was proposed near Kannur international airport which is expected to be operational in the second half of 2018 with investment from ...
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Now, guided tours of heritage monuments on Trin Trin 26.9.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Unlike the heritage walk, the cycling expedition covers many more monuments
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Theatrics at play on second day 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Doraha, September 25 On the second day of the Panjab University Youth and Heritage Festival Zone-A, theatrical items such as drama and histrionics were the main attraction on the main stage of Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, while music items such as percussion and non-percussion were performed on the open stage side by side. The chief guest for the morning session SP (Headquarters) Khanna, Balvinder Singh Bhikhi, exhorted the youth to be up and doing rather than waiting for an opportunity to strike at their doorstep. The chief guest for the evening session was former minister Ishar Singh Mehrabaan, who asked students to make the best use of their time lest they should have to repent afterwards. Guest of honour DSP (Special Branch) Sarabjit Kaur Bajwa, too, exhorted students to realise their potential to the best and be charged enough to handle every responsibility. Classical music vocal Dean, cultural activities Prof Gursharan Kaur said in ...
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Cleaning campaign a hit among crowd at PAU 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 25 Under the aegis of Deputy Commissioner, Team Ludhiana, continued its awareness campaign and IEC (information, education, communication) activities for fourth consecutive day, regarding ‘Swachh and Swasth Punjab’ at massive scale in Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) Ludhiana. While giving information, Deputy Commissioner, Pardeep Kumar Agrwal, said more than 250 officials and officers of District Water Supply and Sanitation (DWSS) Department, Ludhiana, including field staff, office staff and social staff, took part in this mammoth exercise. Tata Trust (NGO) also joined the DWSS, which further strengthen the campaign. Activities such as ‘Swachhta Pledge’ and ‘Signature Campaign’ were signed by thousands of persons. Similarly, many people joined ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ march, small groups interactions and communication by social and other staff, Swachh Bharat Mission and water conservation skits ...
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Ashoorkhana named after Nizam's mom awaits fund 26.9.2017
Hyderabad: The Aza Khana-e-Zohra is all set for a facelift soon. The ashoorkhana was built by the seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan in memory of his mother Zehra Begum in 1930. Also known as "Madre-e-Deccan (Mother of Deccan), the ashoorkhana located near the Salar Jung Museum is constructed in the Osmanian style.  "The main roof is a tin slab and due to wear and tear has sustained damage. It was repaired six years ago. Still there are many problems," said Mr Saleem. It is a listed heritage monument. Mr Altaf Hyder Razvi, former MIM MLC, said that since Aza Khana Zohra is a heritage structure and important for the Shia community, he had taken up the matter of repairs with Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali. "He assured us of help. But we got nothing so far," he said. Mr Saleem said the ashoorkhana was looked after by the Nizam Trust. "There is a separate trust for Aza Khana-e-Zohra, headed by Prince Mufak-kam Jah Bahadur. Any decision on outside funds is ...
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Book Thomas Chandy, Ramesh Chennithala tells min 26.9.2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala has  asked revenue minister E. Chandrasekharan to book transport minister Thomas Chandy under the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2008. Mr Chennithala said in a letter  that the car- parking area of Lake Palace resort was  constructed by reclaiming the  paddy land as reported by  Alappuzha district collector T. V. Anupama.   Mr Chennithala said such an act by a minister in the LDF ministry could not be justified.   According to section 23 of Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2008,  Mr  Chandy should be  punished by law. "Despite the collector giving a report against Thomas Chandy, the authorities are keeping mum on his encroachment. The documents related to the issue also reveal that Thomas Chandy had resorted to encroachment. But still no action has been  taken by the LDF government,"  he said.  He demanded the ...
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Exhibition of traditional weaves from Oct 1 25.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Browse through the textile history of the country, at 'Vastrabharana', the annual exhibition which showcases traditional weaves such as Uppada from Andhra Pradesh, Kotpad from Odisha and Kota Doria from Rajasthan. The exhibition is organised by the Crafts Council of Karnataka, a non-profit which aims to create awareness about the country's textile heritage and empower rural craftspersons. "We held our very first exhibition in the year 1992 and it was inaugurated by Dr Vyjayanthimala Bali, the renowned Bharatnatyam dancer. Since this is our special silver year, we have invited her again to inaugurate the 25th exhibition," said Bharati Govindraj, chairperson of the Council. This year, there will be stalls from close to 60 different weavers and designers. Shripal Shah, who owns an organic goods store called 'Asal' in Ahmedabad, will be bringing 'Takli' weaves to the exhibition. For those who love Ilkal sarees, this year will be a feast, Bharati said. The traditional weave of cotton and silk which takes its ...
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Staff shortage puts spanner in lake authority's works 25.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The government's promise to protect water bodies appears to be all talk and no action. For the fourth time in a year, it has not responded to the request of Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) to provide adequate and qualified staff. KLCDA is the watchdog of all water bodies in the state with a vision to restore lakes and wetlands "in quality and importance to their pristine status as reflected in the pages of history.'' Its mission is "to establish a strong system of well-linked lakes and tanks free from organic and chemical pollutants, and intensify official concern and motivate community vigilance to the extent where pollution and encroachment of lake lands would become impossible.'' A fresh request to increase staff strength comes in the wake of the ongoing hearing of the case pertaining to the development of the Bellandur lake before the NGT. "We have requested the government many times, but there has been no reply. We do not have a single officer in revenue and enforcement ...
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A perfect getaway: Jibhi 25.9.2017 thehansindia3917
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