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US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

29 Aug 2014

Washington: Two US lawmakers, including the lone Indian-American Congressman, have joined Sikh community groups in protesting the world basketball body FIBA's delay in reviewing the discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans.

United States,   Indian-American Congressman,   Sikh community,   FIBA,   International Basketball Federation,   Sikh players,   Sikh turban,   Basketball World Cup,   Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund,  
Modi’s Japan visit to mark commencement of new chapter between two Asian giants

Modi’s Japan visit to mark commencement of new chapter between two Asian giants

29 Aug 2014

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark upon his first foreign visit outside the Indian subcontinent to Japan on August 30.  During his trip, there are towering hopes that the strategic ties between the two Asian giants would be strengthened and a new chapter of cooperation would be set in motion.

Narendra Modi,   Shizo Abe,   Japan visit,   Indian Prime Minister,   strategic ties,   bilateral relations,   Renkōji Temple,   Kyoto,  
Hyderabad dipped in fervor of Ganesh Chaturthi

Hyderabad dipped in fervor of Ganesh Chaturthi

29 Aug 2014

Hyderabad: A festive spirit envelopes the city and other parts of Telangana as Ganesh Chaturthi began on Friday with religious fervour. Hundreds of devotees performed 'puja' in Ganesh temples and to idols installed at specially decorated 'pandals' or makeshift platforms erected by various neighbourhood and traders' associations.

Hyderabad,   Ganesh Chaturthi,   Indian festival,   Lord Ganesha,   10-day festival,  
Mangalyaan: India’s Mars Orbiter to reach its orbit soon

Mangalyaan: India’s Mars Orbiter to reach its orbit soon

29 Aug 2014

New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced in a press conference that India’s Mars Orbiter or Mangalyaan has completed 90 percent of its journey towards Mars and is close to reach its orbit.

Mangalyaan,   Mars Orbiter,   Indian Space Research Organization,   ISRO,   MOM,   Mars Orbiter Mission,  
Railways eyeing private <strong>players</strong> & foreign funding: Sadananda Gowda

Railways eyeing private players & foreign funding: Sadananda Gowda

28 Aug 2014

Kochi: Railways is eyeing private players and foreign funding to mobilise more funds for its various projects, including bullet trains and speed trains, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, said here on Thursday.

Railways,   private players,   foreign funding,   Sadananda Gowda,   railways minister,   indian railways,  
World's longest garland honours <strong>Indian</strong> spiritual guru in US

World's longest garland honours Indian spiritual guru in US

29 Aug 2014

New York: Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set a new Guinness world record for the World's longest fresh flower garland to honour the Indian spiritual leader.

World longest garland,   Indian spiritual guru,   US,   record,   garland,  
Suspension lifted but Gujarat won't participate in BI polls

Suspension lifted but Gujarat won't participate in BI polls

28 Aug 2014

New Delhi: The suspension on Gujarat's participation in the upcoming Boxing India elections might have been revoked following directives from the international body but the state association has decided not to participate in the polls, saying that the process is "illegal" and "manipulated".

Gujarat Boxing association,   Boxing India elections ,  
<strong>Indian</strong> marriages are now made in Mauritius

Indian marriages are now made in Mauritius

29 Aug 2014

Chennai: With destination weddings catching up amongst rich Indian families, which in turn rakes in good money for hotels and others, Mauritius, the Indian Ocean Island that is home to a sizable Indian diasporas, is targeting this segment in a serious manner, a senior official said.

Indian weddings,   Destination weddings,   Mauritius,   Mauritius Tourism Development Authority,   Air Mauritius,   Celebrity wedding destination,   Knack Marketing,   Airbus A-330,  
IRCTC launches app for BlackBerry 10 smartphone to book train tickets

IRCTC launches app for BlackBerry 10 smartphone to book train tickets

29 Aug 2014

New Delhi: With an eye on the growing usage of mobile applications, IRCTC has launched a new application to book tickets for BlackBerry smartphone users.

IRCTC,   BlackBerry smartphoneS,   BlackBerry 10,   rail tickets,   Indian rail,  
GoAir to give Andaman people 30 percent concession

GoAir to give Andaman people 30 percent concession

29 Aug 2014

Port Blair: Private airline GoAir on Friday announced 30 percent concession on base fare of its flights operating to and from Port Blair throughout the year for residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

GoAir,   Andaman & Nicobar,   Private airlines,   Tourist traffic increase,   Indian Islands Flight concession,  

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