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Surjit Patar replaces Satinder Satti as Punjab arts council chief

Chandigarh, Aug. 22 -- Celebrated poet Surjit Patar (72) is likely to be the new chairperson of the Punjab arts council. He will replace television anchor Satinder Satti whose appointment by the erstwhile Akali government had been controversial. Several Punjabi writers and intellectuals had raised voices against it saying that it required a person of greater stature of head the state's premier cultural organised.

It is learned that Patar has bee... Read More


Surjit Patar set to replace Satinder Satti as Punjab arts council chief

Chandigarh, Aug. 22 -- Celebrated poet Surjit Patar (72) is likely to be the new chairperson of the Punjab arts council. He will replace television anchor Satinder Satti whose appointment by the erstwhile Akali government had been controversial. Several Punjabi writers and intellectuals had raised voices against it saying that it required a person of greater stature of head the state's premier cultural organised.

It is learned that Patar has bee... Read More


Amritsar to have museum dedicated to dying folk arts, food street

Chandigarh, Aug. 22 -- Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has announced that a museum will be set up in Amritsar to make people aware about the the dying arts of the state.

Besides this, an art gallery connected with Punjabi culture, dressing and Punjabi way of life and a food street with choicest delicacies of the state would be an added attraction," he said. During a meeting with the eminent personalities and inte... Read More


The abode of a visionary and reformer couple in Pune

India, Aug. 22 -- Mahatma Phule and Savitribai Phule are one of the visionary couples from an era that laid the foundation of present-day India. Their contribution began from home, when Savitribai went to school amid social backlash. The meek-looking structure of the house where it all began is now hidden in the middle of a maze of other houses.

The traditional structure has been named as a state-protected heritage site in 1972 under theMaharash... Read More


Ex-hockey player's murder: Woman hurt self after stabbing husband seven times to evade arrest

Mumbai, Aug. 22 -- After stabbing 52-year-old former hockey player Ayyappa Chenanda to death, his wife Amita allegedly hurt herself to evade arrest, said senior police officers.

"Medical reports confirmed that the injury on Amita's thigh was self-inflicted," said an officer. He added that police have ruled out the involvement of a third-party in the murder.

Amita, an executive at a private firm, was booked on charges of murder. She is Ayyappa's... Read More


Galle will become the greatest district for tourism - PM

Sri Lanka, Aug. 22 -- http://adaderana.lk/news_images/153347412PM-Galle-tourism.jpg-3.jpg

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that Galle would be converted into the greatest tourism hub.

He stated that the course of action to make the goal a reality had already been set in motion.

The Premier stated this upon attending an event in Elpitiya yesterday (21), where 4,000 deeds of lands were presented. Deeds had also been presented by the Pr... Read More


Australia hopes to attract Indian fans for CWG 2018

Mumbai, Aug. 22 -- Tourism Australia and Tourism & Events Queensland here on Monday jointly launched a programme to attract Indian sports fans for next year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, hoping to receive around 10,000 visitors from India.

With the games slated to be held from April 4-15 in Gold Coast in 2018, Tourism Australia is expecting around 1.5 million people to visit Down Under.

"We are hoping for around 10,000 visitors from India... Read More


Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Center of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Project

Cyprus, Aug. 22 -- Project Id: 55743

Description: Project ID: 763635

Funded under: H2020-EU.4.a. - Teaming of excellent research institutions and low performing RDI regions

From 2017-09-01 to 2018-08-31, Grant Agreement signed

Project details

Total cost:EUR 399 625

EU contribution:EUR 399 625

Coordinated in:Cyprus

Topic(s):WIDESPREAD-04-2017 - Teaming Phase 1

Call for proposal:H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1See other projects for ... Read More


Odisha Govt. is looking for private sector participation for development of infrastructure in tourism sector

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- http://orissadiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/DSC_0421.jpg

Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Ch. Panda invited the doyens of the tourism industry to participate in the first Odisha Travel Bazaar (OTB) on October 15-17, 2017 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, which is being organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

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Trade unions to strike against new Inland Revenue Draft Bill

Sri Lanka, Aug. 22 -- Trade Union Joint Committee of the Inland Revenue Service has decided to take trade union actions against the proposed Inland Revenue Draft Bill to be presented to parliament on Friday (25).

Its Secretary H. A. L. Udayasiri stated that they decided to resort to a trade union action as the new draft bill contains sections with powers to control tax.

He said they will launch their strike on Thursday (24).

Meanwhile, Ministe... Read More