In a bid to popularise the new Mumbai icon,Chief Minister Ashok Chavan declared on Tuesday that the Bandra-Worli Sea Link,which was inaugurated by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi,will be toll-free till July 5.
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday inaugurated the third elevated corridor between Mangolpuri and Madhuban Chowk, claiming that Rs. 121 crore have been saved in this project. Kejriwal said that before his government was formed in Delhi, the estimated cost of the project was Rs. 421 crore, which has now been completed in Rs. 300 crore. He added that the money saved would be used to provide free medical tests and medicines to the people at all government hospitals in Delhi.
Jaipur, Jan 22 (ANI): Asia's largest literary festival kicked off in Jaipur, in a testament to the growing global influence of Indian literature and its appeal to both publishers and authors. Regional language novelists and poets will rub shoulders with Nobel laureates and Booker Prize winners at the annual Jaipur Literary Festival where organisers will showcase works from different states and dialects to thousands of book lovers. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, inaugurated the event which began with the playing of Rajasthani traditional folk music. Hundreds of thousands of writers, critics, publishers and fans are expected to pack Jaipur's streets for the five-day event from January 21. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Raje emphasized on the habit of reading books. Access to all the events is free, and with no VIP treatment for the best-selling writers and poets, fans can get unique access to their favourite authors. In addition to die-hard bookworms, the festival's music and dancing events attract students, tourists, and even India's celebrity glitterati.
Jaipur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Jaipur Literature Festival kick started on Thursday morning with the performance of local award-winning Rajasthani musicians Nathoo Solanki and Chugge Khan. The annual event is being held at the Diggi Palace. The event is slated to run from 21-25 January. The festival is completely free and open to all, attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate the event in a ceremony, which will include a keynote address from award-winning author Margaret Atwood.
Ahmedabad, Jan 10 (ANI): The skyline of Ahmedabad wore a vibrant look on Sunday as the 27th International Kite Festival kicked off with fliers from over 30 countries joining the riot of colours. Kite festivals were held across the state of Gujarat during the last week, which culminated to the one organised at the Sabarmati riverfront, which was officially inaugurated by state chief Anandiben Patel and Governor O.P. Kohli. As kites of various shapes and colours dotted the horizon, international participants expressed their enthusiasm about the festival. Another flier from Italy, who had taken part in the festival before, was all in praise for the festival. The International Kite Festival is being celebrated in Gujarat since 1989.