New Year

Myanmar political prisoners not among 1,600 freed in new year amnesty

The country typically grants an annual amnesty to thousands of prisoners to mark the Buddhist New Year, usually a joyous holiday celebrated in many parts.

published on : 17th April 2022

Pilot recites Tamil poem on flight, clip viral

In the video, the pilot, identified as Priya Vignesh, can be  seen reciting a Tamil poem for the passengers. 

published on : 17th April 2022

11,000 MT of rice from India reaches Sri Lanka ahead of Sinhala New Year

The shipment of rice from India reached Colombo on board ship, ahead of the New Year celebration by the people of Sri Lanka.

published on : 12th April 2022

Puducherry beach festival to be held from April 13-16

According to Lakshminarayanan, Puducherry has been rated as a top weekend destination with tourists from Karnataka, TN and Andhra Pradesh thronging the UT on weekends.

published on : 6th April 2022

Sindhi women group lead Jhulelal Pheri on their New Year

In the early hours of a lazy Saturday morning, even as many were still sleeping in, the Sindhu Sadan on Tamil Salai in Egmore was abuzz with music and activity.

published on : 4th April 2022

Happy Ugadi 2022: Telugu states celebrate auspicious day; Governors, CMs greet people on occassion

Expressing happiness, CM K Chandrasekhar Rao said that with the blessings of God, Telangana was abuzz with plentiful water and green fields.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Kanaka Durga temple decked up for Ugadi  

He said devotees will be allowed to have darshanam of the presiding deity from 8 am onwards followed by Vasantha Navarathri Kalasa Sthapana.

published on : 2nd April 2022

A concoction called life

This Ugadi, I’m introspecting on what the global citizen’s behaviour is and I want people to be aware of how connected we are to nature because we ‘are’ nature.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Dieback disease may dampen the spirit of Ugadi

The neem trees appear devoid of inflorescence because of the twin attacks by a parasite called Loranthus or Honey Suckle Mistletoe and fungal attack which causes dieback disease.

published on : 30th March 2022

Telugu New Year: Off to a tasty start  

From snacks to the main course, we’ve got you covered for the big day. Here are some recipes from the top chefs in the city. Cook away to glory!

published on : 26th March 2022

Hong Kong limits private gatherings to fight COVID-19

The tightened measures come as the city grapples with a new wave of the coronavirus driven by the omicron variant.

published on : 8th February 2022

BEIJING SNAPSHOT: A scramble for scarce Olympics souvenirs

The Beijing Olympic Organising Committee asked the souvenir-making factories to make more Olympic mascot figures after shutting down for two weeks or more during the Lunar New Year holiday.

published on : 7th February 2022

Across Asia, spike in virus cases follows Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year, which is China’s biggest holiday, was celebrated across Asia on Feb. 1 even as pandemic restrictions in many countries kept crowds and family outings to a minimum.

published on : 7th February 2022

Tiny cakes, big surprises

Mini-cakes packed with flavours and served on auspicious occasions is a must-have this Chinese New Year.

published on : 5th February 2022

Beijing reports highest COVID cases since June 2020 ahead of Winter Olympics

China will hold the Games in a strict 'closed-loop' bubble as part of its zero-COVID strategy of targeted lockdowns, border restrictions and lengthy quarantines.

published on : 30th January 2022
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