Thursday, Dec 5 2019 | Time 21:15 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Karnataka bypoll: estimated 66 25 percent of voting recorded
  • MIM leader arrested from Malda for posting a derogatory comment on Mamata in social media
  • MHA sanctions Rs 100 Cr for women Help Desk in all police stations
  • NIA files charge sheet against 12 accused in Gadchiroli naxal case
  • BJP to win Delhi Assembly election next year: party vice-president
  • Wardha’s Mahatma Gandhi varsity bans non-veg food on campus
  • About 60 per cent polling reported in by-elections for 15 Karnataka Assembly seats
  • India: step up reform efforts to increase quality jobs and incomes, says OECD
  • Metro Railway-Kolkata, the ride becomes costlier from today
  • Protein antibiotics offer new hope for fighting common crop diseases
  • In name of child theft and cow smuggling BJP making two communities fight: Hemant
  • Pradhan calls for focus on Bio Energy to mitigate air pollution
  • Sri Lanka appoint Mickey Arthur as head coach
  • Exercise INDRA 2019 to be conducted from Dec 10-19
  • Salaries of 7 officers stopped for failing to provide UCs
India


Australia's Aboriginal & Torres Strait dance group to visit Bengal, Mizoram and Bhopal

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will embark on a multi-city tour of India in October this year as part of Australia Fest.

Australia’s High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu, said- “We are proud to present one of Australia’s greatest cultural ambassadors, Bangarra Dance Theatre, as the centerpiece of Australia Fest. Bangarra’s visit to India is a great opportunity to share our Indigenous culture and history with Indian audiences".
Bangarra are internationally acclaimed for combining more than 65,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with powerful contemporary dance, immersive soundscapes, music and design.
The company’s dancers are dynamic artists, each of whom has a proud Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander background, a release said here.
In India, the company will stage Spirit 2018 - a powerful collection of dance stories by Artistic Director Stephen Page, drawn from the company’s 29-year history. Spirit 2018 is a true celebration of Australia’s rich culture and history, fused with outstanding dance technique.
The company’s India tour will take off with a spectacular dance performance set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Qutb Minar in New Delhi on October 25 in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India.
The team will then head off to captivate audiences with their performances in Bengaluru and Mumbai.
Complementing Bangarra’s multi-city tour will be a series of community engagement workshops with Indigenous groups across the country. Bangarra will travel to Purulia, home of the Chhau mask dance in West Bengal; Bhopal, the site of the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Humankind), and Aizawl in Mizoram "to learn and experience a variety of traditional dances" in a series of artistic collaborations with these communities.
“International touring is an essential part of our role as ambassadors for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and we are excited to be embarking on this significant tour," the release said.
"Cultural exchange enables us to share, learn and grow as a company, and we are deliberately increasing the number of community engagement activities we undertake to set a new benchmark for the future. We are proud to share the resilience and strength of Australia’s First Nation people with other Indigenous communities and groups, and are looking forward to exploring cultural exchange in these remote regions and continuing our tradition in sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture globally,” said Bangarra’s Executive Director Philippe Magid.

“I am delighted that the dancers are also able to undertake a series of community engagement opportunities with Indigenous groups in India, which will not only help inspire the next generation of performers and storytellers, but also promote meaningful cultural exchange,” added Ms Sidhu.
UNI DEVN
More News

MHA sanctions Rs 100 Cr for women Help Desk in all police stations

05 Dec 2019 | 8:42 PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) Union Home Ministry has sanctioned Rs 100 crore from the Nirbhaya fund to set up Women Help Desk in all police station across the country with the help of State and Union Territories Governments.

see more..

NIA files charge sheet against 12 accused in Gadchiroli naxal case

05 Dec 2019 | 8:40 PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday filed charge sheet against 12 accused in Gadchiroli naxal case at NIA special court in Mumbai, an official statement said here on Thursday.

see more..

Protein antibiotics offer new hope for fighting common crop diseases

05 Dec 2019 | 8:19 PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) Scientists have tested a new way to protect crops from a widespread and devastating bacterial disease, without using environmentally damaging chemical sprays.

see more..
Kejriwal announces Delhi Cabinet's decision to extend Ashram Flyover up to DND Flyway

Kejriwal announces Delhi Cabinet's decision to extend Ashram Flyover up to DND Flyway

05 Dec 2019 | 8:07 PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced the Delhi Cabinet's decision to extend the Ashram flyover up to the DND flyway, to provide relief to the daily commuters from the traffic congestion on the bottleneck between the two destinations.

see more..
'Short essay' competition launched for 3rd edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha

'Short essay' competition launched for 3rd edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha

05 Dec 2019 | 7:57 PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) The Human Resource Development Ministry in partnership with MyGov has launched a ‘short essay’ competition for students of classes 9 to 12 for the third edition of Prime Minister’s Interaction Programme with school students "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020” proposed to be held next month, a statement here said on Thursday.

see more..
image