Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw has pledged government assistance to renovate and preserve the ancient stupas and pagodas damaged by the earthquake on Wednesday, a report said on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the most followed Indian on micro-blogging site Twitter with 22.1 million followers when he surpassed Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan who has 22 million followers, as on Thursday evening.
Attired in their very best, people thronged the attractively decorated temples to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami across Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.
Learn to read balance sheets and deploy funds smartly, flick through the mysterious story of a murder, read the interesting story of Ramayana told from Sita's perspective and gain ancient wisdom for modern-day living. There's varied fare on the IANS bookshelf this weekend.
Janmashtami, marking the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated on Thursday with gaitey and religious fervour across West Bengal.
Different genres that represent harmony within the diverse culture of India will all come together in an upcoming art exhibition that will showcase tribal forms like Gond, Kalamkari and Madhubani.
Title: Amma; Jayalalithaa's journey from Movie Star to Political Queen; Author: Vaasanthi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 175; Price: Rs 299