Everything you need to know about Raksha: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Raksha: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday granted interim bail, on health grounds, to six people convicted in the 2000 Haryana teachers appointment scam.
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) With beef in Goa in acute short supply following a high court ban, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government assured the state assembly Thursday that it would request the court to allow slaughter of bulls and male buffaloes at the state-run meat complex.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Kolkata's Gurbani Singh played the best round of the week with a back nine that had four birdies as she rose from tied seventh to the very top of the leaderboard at the end of second rounds of the Usha Army Ladies and Junior golf championship here Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 7 (ANI): The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) in association with the National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) has said pursuing good corporate governance practices is indispensable for sustaining any business which is generating long term value for all of its stakeholders.
Washington, March 8 (IANS) South Asian organizations have welcomed a new US law that offers expanded protections for immigrants and other victims of domestic violence, gay rights advocates and Native Americans.
Gurgaon, Jan.11 (ANI): Expressing grave concern over the ceasefire violation and firing from the Pakistani side, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday assured that enough troops have been deployed at the Line of Control (LoC) and the government is taking all steps to protect the nation's interests.
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Golfer Aditi Ashok set up an interesting duel with her arch-rival Gurbani Singh in the semi-final as she won her quarter-final easily in the Usha All India Ladies Matchplay Championships at the Tollygunge Club here Friday.
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) The top seeded stars, including defending champion Aditi Ashok and Gurbani Singh, took their expected places in the quarter-finals of the Usha All India Ladies Matchplay Championships here Thursday.
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Aditi Ashok will be hoping to round off the season on a winning note as she gears up to tee off at the Usha All India Ladies Amateur Championships golf from Dec 10.
Gurgaon, Nov 30 (IANS) Even as amateur golfer Aditi Ashok stole the limelight by sharing the lead with Welsh golfer Becky Brewerton and Italian Stefania Croce, two other Indian professionals carded one-over 73 each to be tied 25th after the first round which was a mixed bag for the Indian contingent here at the Hero Women's Indian Open.
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Bank drafts of over Rs.19 crore and an ill?gotten property in Maharashtra were detected during the on?going probe into the Rs.493 crore fraud by investment company Stock Guru India, police said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) A married couple has been arrested in Maharashtra in connection with what is believed to be one of the biggest frauds in the country after they cheated over two lakh people of a total of Rs.493 crore through an oraganised racket across India, police said here Monday.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) A married couple has been arrested in Maharashtra in connection with what is believed to be one of the biggest frauds in the country after they cheated two lakh people of Rs.500 crore, police said here Monday.
New Delhi, Nov.5 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony today asked top brass of the Indian Air Force to complete all pending Court of Inquiry (CoI) proceedings into air accidents as early as possible and take appropriate remedial measures so that the possibility of future accidents are minimized.
Pune, Nov 1 (IANS) Mille Saroha could even afford a double bogey on the 18th hole as she held on for a comfortable win at the Usha Western India Ladies golf tournament here Thursday.
Pune, Oct 31 (IANS) Ridhima Dilawari maintained her commanding lead at the end of the second round of the Usha Maharashtra Ladies Golf here Wednesday.
Jamshedpur, Oct 6 (IANS) Aditi Ashok turned in a brilliant even par 71 that carried her to the top of the leaderboard at the end of the second round of the Usha Eastern India Ladies Golf Championships Saturday.
Jamshedpur, Oct 5 (IANS) Chandigarh's Amandeep Drall took the first round lead at the Usha Eastern India Ladies Golf Championships here Friday.
Jamshedpur, Oct 3 (IANS) Aditi Ashok will lead a strong field for the Usha Eastern India Ladies amateur golf tournament starting here Thursday.
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) It is not a conventional subject, it is without the typical box- office success formula and the protagonist has no dialogues -- still Ranbir Kapoor as happy-go-lucky deaf and mute guy "Barfi!" has touched the heartstrings of the viewers and they are thronging the cinema halls giving it an overwhelming opening.
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha's "Joker" is coming out Friday and a week later her cousin Bhavna Ruparel's debut project "Chal Pichchur Banate Hain" will hit the screens. The latter asserts they might be in the same profession but there is no competition between them.
Jalandhar, Aug 16 (IANS) A young woman from Jammu committed suicide in her college's hostel room here after two boys allegedly posted obscene comments on her Facebook page, police said Thursday.
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the central government extend the time limit for the Amarnath Yatra and improve the facilities provided to the pilgrims, amidst reports of a large number of deaths during the pilgrimage.
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New Delhi, Aug.3 (ANI): It is a secular festival we are told, practiced by Indians of all faiths, celebrating the bond between brother and sister.
New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday celebrated 'Raksha Bandhan', the sibling festival, with school students and specially-abled children here.
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 2 (ANI): Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in Sarayu River on the occasion of Shravana Poornima (full moon) here on Thursday.
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) It was an uncomfortable Raksha Bandhan for Delhi residents Thursday with the maximum temperature three notches above average at 36.9 degrees Celsius, high humidity levels and no rains. But some showers are likely Friday.
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As the country celebrated the Raksha Bandhan festival, Pranab Mukherjee Thursday urged people to re-double their efforts to protect women.
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) The month-and-a-half annual Amarnath Yatra ended peacefully Thursday after Shravan Purnima prayers at the 13,500 feet high Himalayan cave shrine in south Kashmir.
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Celebrating and reaffirming the sibling bond where sisters tie a decorated thread or Rakhi on their brothers' wrist, Raksha Bandhan was celebrated Thursday with much fervour and colour in the capital.
New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Raksha Bandhan, the festival of love between brothers and sisters, is being celebrated across the country today with full enthusiasm.
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) It was a cloudy, pleasant morning in the capital Thursday, a day when Raksha Bandhan festival was celebrated.
New Delhi, Aug.1 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today stated that women would be able to travel free in DTC buses on Thursday, Raksha Bandhan Day.
New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted the nation ahead of Raksha Bandhan, which will be celebrated tomorrow.
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui generally does not like Raksha Bandhan so much but appreciates Rakhi-based promotional strategy of "Gangs Of Wasseypur 2" (GOW).
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi Metro will run 160 extra trips to avoid over-crowding Thursday in view of the Raksha Bandhan festival, an official said.
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Women in the capital will enjoy free rides in public buses Thursday on Raksha Bandhan day, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced Wednesday.
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, which will be celebrated across north India Thursday.
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Women and children will be allowed free travel in state Roadways buses in Haryana Thursday (Aug 2) in view of the Raksha Bandhan festival, an official said here Tuesday.
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), July 28 (ANI): Three decades of violent naxal activities in this non descript Maharashtra district that borders Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh has claimed 418 civilian lives till date, most of them being murdered by the outlaws.
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A plain, simple, red-coloured thread was once enough to symbolise a brother's pledge on Raksha Bandhan to protect his sister. But girls today are on the lookout for a variety of threads studded with beads, crystals and even cartoon characters, as well as expensive threads with gold and silver motifs for the occasion.
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Aamir Khan, who was scheduled to leave for Chicago for the shooting of "Dhoom 3" Aug 3, will now leave a day later. He doesn't want to miss out being a part of his sister Nikhat's 50th birthday celebrations.
Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) In a first, the postal department here will launch water proof envelopes, costing Rs.7, for the Raksha Bandhan festival.
Singur (West Bengal), July 1 (IANS) Advocating Singur farmers' "right to snatch back their land", the Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist (SUCI-C) Sunday urged political parties to join peasants of this rural belt of West Bengal in their fight for justice.
Secunderabad, June 20 (IANS) Aditi Ashok overcame a terrible start of three bogeys in the first five holes, before steadying herself to a series of pars and birdies to win the Usha Army Ladies golf crown here Wednesday.
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Gurbani Singh shot a steady one-under 71 to grab the Usha Southern India Ladies golf event at the KGA here Thursday. Gurbani, the overnight leader kept her nose ahead with two birdies and one bogey, as she romped home a winner by three-shots over a fast-charging Gauri Monga, who carded the day's best score of two-under 70 to finish second.
Jammu, June 14 (ANI): The demilitarisation of the Siachen should not be treated separately from the Kashmir dispute, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah advised the Governments of India and Pakistan here on Thursday.
Ranchi, June 14 (ANI): Five persons, including a woman and two children died while three were injured when lightning struck them at different places in Dumka, Jharkhand.
Chandanwari (J-K), June 10 (ANI): Workers are toiling to clear snow off the tracks leading up to the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, despite facing freezing temperatures, an unpredictable weather and hilly terrain.
New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): Lt. Gen. (retired) Tejinder Singh, who has been accused of attempting to bribe Army Chief General V. K. Singh, has rubbished the allegations leveled against him.
Mumbai, Apr 30 (ANI): Defending the letter written by him to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in which he warned that the country's security is at stake, Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, on Monday said giving details of the preparedness to the Defence Minister and all those concerned is an ongoing process.
Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) For the first time, 100 post offices accross the country will register pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Monday as authorities battled massive damage to the Baltal base camp due to snowfall just a month ahead of the 2012 tour.
Singapore, April 28 (IANS) India slipped down on the final day of the Queen Sirikit Cup golf here Saturday as all three players succumbed under pressure.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted a week's more time to the central government to respond to the plea of Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh seeking directions to the army headquarters for withdrawing a March 5 press release containing serious allegations against him.
Singapore, April 26 (IANS) The Indian women's team at the 34th Queen Sirikit Cup moved up one place Thursday and gave themselves a realistic chance of contending for a podium place at the Tanah Merah Country Club (Garden). India are now lying fifth at the end of the second day of the competition.
Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Aditi Ashok, Gurbani Singh and Raksha Phadke will represent India at the 34th Queen Sirikit Cup at the Tanah Merah Country Club here April 25-27.
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Saturday announced that the registration for the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine devoted to Lord Shiva will start May 7.
Jammu, April 15 (IANS) Countering the criticism of some Hindu groups, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Sunday said its schedule for the Himalayan pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir was according to religious traditions and it cannot have a fixed duration.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of India emerging as the world's largest importer of arms, an industry lobby and a global consultancy Monday recommended the setting up of a National Defence Manufacturing Commission (NDMC) under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to focus on building a domestic industrial base to make the nation self-reliant in the sector.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of India emerging as the world's largest importer of arms, an industry lobby and a global consultancy have recommended the setting up of a National Defence Manufacturing Commission (NDMC) under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to focus on building a domestic industrial base to make the nation self-reliant in the sector.
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday asked the government to clarify whether the press release issued on March 5 containing allegations against Lt. Gen. (retired) Tejinder Singh, was issued by the government or by army officers, including the army chief, in their individual capacity.
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The row between the government and the army chief got nastier with Defence Minister A.K. Antony calling as 'anti-national' leakage of V.K. Singh's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over gaps in the force's war-fighting capabilities and noting that an Intelligence Bureau (IB) probe had been ordered into the matter.
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Rejecting allegations that he had leaked his letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, an 'outraged' army chief General V.K. Singh Thursday said the leak should be treated as 'high treason'.
Kolkata, Mar 13 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the release of forty convicts serving life sentences in the state.
New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will on Tuesday inaugurate the "99th Indian Science Congress" to be held at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University in Bhubaneswar.
New Delhi, Nov. 15 (ANI): India today successfully test fired the most advanced long-range missile system Agni-4 from an island off the Odisha coast.
New Delhi, Nov. 14 (ANI): Asserting that discussions on the issue of undertaking a partial withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) would continue, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said his effort would be to narrow differences between the armed forces and his government.
New Delhi, Nov. 14 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said a discussion on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) remains inconclusive.
New Delhi, Nov. 6 (ANI): A day after the civil society activists alleged that their phones were being tapped at the behest of the government, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare is surrounded by some very ambitious and smart people, who do not allow him to understand the nuances of the issue of corruption.
New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday slammed yoga guru Baba Ramdev for calling him a 'monster son'
Chatra (Jharkhand), Oct 23 (ANI): The thick forests in the tranquil village of Jirwa in Simariya Tehsil of Jharkhand's Chatra District belie a gloomy past. With bare land where a lush forest cover stood, the forests had been felled over the years by indifferent and greedy hands.
New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): India and Canada have proposed to cover development of futuristic technologies for Defence and Internal Security to prepare both the countries for evolving futuristic threats.
Nevada (US), August 17 (ANI): Young Hindu girls tied rakhis on the wrists of police officers in London (Ontario) town of Canada while celebrating the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan, according to reports.
New Delhi, Aug.13 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh celebrated Rakshabandhan the festival that marks the bond between brothers and sisters, with school students and specially-abled children here on Saturday.
Jammu, Aug.13 (ANI): Security men guarding India's borders were reminded of their families and their homes as local girls tied Rakhis (sacred thread) on their wrists on Raksha Bandhan, the Hindu festival celebrated to mark the bond between siblings.
New Delhi, Aug.13 (ANI): Senior leader of India's main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) L.K.Advani and the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit celebrated Raksha Bandhan, the Hindu festival that marks the bond between siblings, on Sunday with children here.
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has greeted the people of the country ahead of the auspicious occasion of Rakshabandhan.
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has greeted the nation on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, which is being celebrated tomorrow.
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the people of the country ahead of the auspicious occasion of Rakshabandhan.
New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Distinguished scientist and chief Controller of Aero Programmes, DRDO, Delhi, Dr. Prahlada, has taken over as the Vice Chancellor of DIAT (Defence Institute of Advanced Technology), Pune.
Pune, Aug 9 (ANI): The visually impaired girls in Maharashtra's Pune city on Tuesday made sacred thread commonly known as 'rakhis' for soldiers in the Indian Army ahead of the Hindu festival of 'Raksha Bandhan', which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters.
Nevada (US), August 2 (ANI): Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has sent early greetings to Hindu communities world over on upcoming Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) festival, which falls on August 13 this year.
Srinagar, July 30 (ANI): Pilgrims bound for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir performed a traditional ritual of carrying 'Charri Mubarak' (the holy mace of Lord Shiva) from here on Saturday.
Nevada (US), June 18 (ANI): A magnificent 3-million dollar Hindu Temple in The Woodlands (Texas, USA), which reportedly took about six years to complete, is celebrating Prathishta Mahotsavam and Kumbhabishekham from June 17-19.
Nevada (US), May 05 (ANI): Grand opening of Hindu Heritage Centre, whose mission is to promote Hindu culture and civilization, will be held on May eight in Mississauga (Ontario, Canada).
Ranchi, Apr 17 (ANI): Much is at stake for the Adivasis in Jharkhand. Inhabitants of a region heavily forested for hundreds of years and rich in mineral and ore deposits, they have lived in close contact with nature, turning to the forest for many of their needs.
Nevada (US), Feb 11 (ANI): Hindus have urged Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in USA to add 10 more Hindu festivals, including Durgapuja, to its "Calendar of Commemorative Dates and Observances" (CCDO).
Bangalore, Jan 29 (ANI): The eighth Aero India 2011 - International Seminar conducted will held at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Convention Centre here from February 7 to 9, as a prelude to the 'Aero India 2011 Exposition'.
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday assured that there would be no funds constraint for the modernization of 'Armed Forces Hospitals'.
Chennai, Jan.2 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will participate in the "Pride of India - Science Expo - 2011" organized during January 3 to 7 as part of 98th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2011) at SRM University in Chennai.
New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday said the Government is committed to provide all assistance including necessary funds for the modernisation of defence public sector undertakings.
New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday said India has a rich cultural canvas that forms an important part of the global cultural heritage.
On board Air India One, Sep.18 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil said on Saturday that Cambodia views oil and natural gas, mineral extraction, agriculture and tourism as areas for bilateral cooperation with India in future.
New Delhi, Sep. 9 (ANI): Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Dr. M.S. Gill launched the song 'Shera' at a glittering ceremony here on Thursday.
Surat, Aug.24 (ANI): A group of visiting foreign students, who are volunteers of AIESEC, celebrated the sibling festival Raksha Bandhan in the Surat city of Gujarat on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 24 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil met a number of children at Rashtrapati Bhavan today on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today announced that women can enjoy free travel in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses on the occasion of Rakshabandhan on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari today, greeted the people ahead of Raksha Bandhan , which is being celebrated across the nation on Tuesday.