07 Dec 2012
A Pakistani court has sought a reply from the Punjab government to a petition seeking permission for celebrating the "Basant" festival and flying kites as the activities have been barred by provincial authorities.
11 Apr 2013
Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab Province in Pakistan, Najam Sethi has dropped the idea of celebrating ‘Basant’ festival and kite flying amid threat of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), which has described it as anti-Islamic.
24 Jan 2015
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Basant Panchami.
17 Dec 2013
Lahore: Eight years after a ban was imposed on Basant or the kite-flying festival in Pakistan's most populous province of Punjab, the event is likely to be revived in February.
02 Feb 2016
New Delhi: Non-issuance of a visa by the Pakistani government has led to the cancellation of actor Anupam Kher's participation in the Karachi literary festival starting February 5.
14 Jan 2016
Bhubaneswar: Legislator Basant Panda was today elected unopposed as the president of Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
22 Jan 2015
Jaipur: Interrelations of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan on Thursday took centre stage at the Jaipur Literature Festival where panelists discussed the upswing in talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan besides India's ties with its neighbour.
14 Jan 2016
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Basant Kumar Panda was today elected unopposed as the party's Odishaunit chief.
30 Nov 2015
Patna: The newly elected legislators of Bihar Legislative Assembly today could not take oath on the opening day of the new House due to death of a RLSP MLA Basant Kumar.
03 Feb 2016
Mumbai: A day after Anupam Kher claimed he was denied a visa to visit Pakistan for the Karachi Literature Festival, he said today that he has now been offered one.