Phulkari is an embroidery craft from the state of Punjab in India. Apart from being an art it also represents the values, the culture, the radiance and artistic philosophy of Punjab.

The Embassy of India in Egypt, presents “Crafts Mela” from 8th of March 2017 to 14th March 2017, as a part of the “India by the Nile 2017” cultural festival -a celebration of Indian culture in...
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Loktak Lake #Manipur

Watch how the lake serves as a source of water for hydropower generation, irrigation & drinking water supply
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Damdama Lake

Located near Aravalli Hills in #Haryana, it is a favourite destination for adventure sports enthusiasts

As it is located in a hilly region, the topography of this area is not even. Damdama Lake is spread in the shape of an amoeba and has many branches. Dream Island adventure resort being right in the middle of the lake has a moderate climate and is good for a visit any time of...
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Chilika Lake
Located in #Odisha, it is largest wintering ground for migratory birds on Indian sub-continent

It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the world

The lake is an ecosystem with large fishery resources. It sustains more than 150,000 fisher–folk living in 132 villages on the shore and islands

In 1981, Chilika Lake was designated the first Indian...
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The Lake is a major source of drinking water for residents of #Bhopal & also home to variety of flora & fauna

It is a major source of drinking water for the residents of the city, serving around 40% of the residents with nearly 30 million imperial gallons of water per day

The fishing rights to Bhojtal have been given on long lease by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation to a co-operative...
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Nal Sarovar
The largest wetland bird sanctuary in #Gujarat & The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands site, it is home to migratory birds in winters

The lake attracts over 210 species of birds in the winter, and harbors a variety of plants and animals.

The shallow area and ponds on the outer fringes of the lake attract the wading birds that feed in the shallow waters. Millions of birds visit the...
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Bengal To Get 4 New Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

With a view to provide passport services to the public through the Post Offices across the country, Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with Department of Posts has decided to open Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK).

This is a joint project of MEA and DOP. In West Bengal, four Post Office Passport Seva Kendras will be...
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Bengal To Get 4 New Post Office Passport Seva Kendras


To mark the International Day of Mother Languages, an event was organised in FES (Faculty of Higher Education), UNAM, Aragon in which Ambassadors & diplomats from various countries participated and spoke in their languages.

Preparations for International Yoga Day 2017 were kickstarted with organization of Yoga Festival as part of Festival of India in Ghana-Maitri.

Port of Antwerp, in collaboration with Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised "India Day" Program at its Headquarters in Antwerp on February 23, 2017. H.E. Ambassador of India to Belgium, Luxembourg and the E.U. delivered the keynote address at the event. Several Business leaders of Belgium having a significant presence in India spoke on the theme of "Engaging...
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High Commissioner Dr. Ausaf Sayeed called on Mrs. Mitcy Larue , Minister of Home Affairs this morning to review ongoing bilateral cooperation and to find ways for furthering strengthening and expanding this relationship. Mr Regnald Elisabeth, Commissioner of Police and Mr Glenn Pillay, Attache to the Minister, Mr. Kurtis Lespoir, Desk Officer for India in the Department of...
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India-Ethiopia Business Seminar
India’s leading business chamber, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) organised a 17-member Business Delegation to Ethiopia from 2 to 4 February 2017. The delegation led by Mr. Ajit Gupte, Joint Secretary (Development Partnership Administration), Ministry of External Affairs of India included businessmen and investors from key sectors...
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Sambhar Salt Lake
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands sites, it produces most of #Rajasthan's salt & is home to migratory birds in winters

It produces 196,000 tonnes of clean salt every year, which equates to around 9% of India's salt production.

Salt is produced by evaporation process of brine and is mostly managed by Shambar Salts Ltd.(SSL), a joint venture of the Hindustan Salts Ltd. and...
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Vembanad Lake #Kerala

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands site, the green algae-rich lake is an enchanting backwater tourism destination & has Kumarakom bird sanctuary

Vembanad Lake is at the heart of Kerala Backwaters tourism with hundreds of kettuvallams plied on it and numerous resorts on its banks. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the east coast of the lake. The lake has become a...
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Tsomgo Lake #Sikkim
Surrounded by steep mountains, the surface of this glacial lake reflects different colours with different seasons

The lake is the venue for the Guru Purnima festival which is also the Raksha Bandhan festival when the faith healers known as Jhakris of Sikkim assemble at the lake area to derive benefits from the healing qualities of the lake waters.

Tourist attractions at...
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Loktak Lake #Manipur
Home to large varieties of aquatic plants, birds & animals, it has Keibul Lamjao National Park, world's only floating park.

A rich biodiversity with habitat heterogeneity has been recorded during a scientific survey carried out between January 2000 and December 2002 in different habitat patches of the lake.

The lake’s rich biological diversity comprises 233 species of...
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Dal Lake, J&K
'Srinagar's Jewel', it is lined with gardens & has 3 islands on it and also floating gardens that blossom with lotus flowers

The fishing industry on Dal is the second largest industry in the region and is central to many of the people's livelihoods who reside on the lake's periphery.

The lake is popular as a visitor attraction and a summer resort. Fisheries and the harvesting...
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India, Germany ratify 2011 pact on social security investment

India and Germany on Friday ratified a comprehensive Social Security Agreement (SSA) to improve investment flows between the two countries. The agreement that was signed on October 12, 2011 is expected to reduce the operational costs of Indian and German companies active in either of the countries.

“The agreement establishes the...
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India, Germany ratify 2011 pact on social security investment


Chairman of People’s Committee of Binh Phuoc, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Vam Tram and his delegation, met officials from the Consulate General of India for a business interaction. The delegation from Binh Phuoc will be attending India- CLMV business conclave,being held in Jaipur on 27th and 28th of February, 2017.

High Commissioner M. Sevala Naik made a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and presented his credentials to Governor General at Government House on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.