The Durbar Hall ground, which was in a state of disrepair, is expected to be opened to public after renovation by November 1, official sources said. Cochin Smart Mission Limited (CSML) is renovating the space and the walkway-cum-parking area around it as part of its ongoing project to improve open spaces in the city. Renovation work and improvement of lighting were overdue in the ground that is owned by the Ernakulam District Tourism Promotion Council. Fresh paver blocks are being laid in the parking space-cum-walkway, while the stage will be renovated and paintings done on either side. Lights too will be added, they said. … [Read more...] about Durbar Hall ground may be opened to public by November 1
Vice President Kamala Harris attended the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Tuesday as dignitaries gathered for a controversial state event to honor Abe. Abe was assassinated on July 8 while delivering a campaign speech in the city of Nara in western Japan and the decision to hold a state funeral for him has proven divisive and led to protests. U.S. vice presidents often attend the funerals of foreign leaders on behalf of the president and Harris was sitting behind Japanese officials and others at the funeral on Tuesday. While mourners came out onto the streets to mark Abe's passing on Tuesday, there were also widespread protests in the country with thousands marching through Tokyo toward the Budokan martial arts hall where the funeral was taking place. Many protesters had banners or signs opposing the state funeral, which was boycotted by Japan's main opposition parties. Critics have argued the funeral is a reminder of pre-World War II Japan … [Read more...] about Where Kamala Harris was seated at Shinzo Abe’s funeral
The Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC) will organise various programmes in three districts of the State to take the message of Poshan Abhiyan, a Union government project to reduce malnutrition, to the people. The programmes are being organised in the wake of the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation’s directive to organise food fairs, recipe contests, and sensitisation drives on nutrition in the State’s panchayats where minorities are concentrated. The directive is part of the fifth Poshan Maah (nutrition month) observance in the country. Awareness classes On Monday, the KSWDC will organise an awareness class in Kozhikode for anganwadi workers, adolescent girls, and pregnant women. The programme, being organised in association with the Kozhikode district panchayat at the Kozhikode District Planning Hall at 2 p.m., will see experts lead classes on the availability of nutritious food and problems caused by its lack. In Thiruvananthapuram, an … [Read more...] about Nutrition project: programmes to be held in three districts
The Telangana government has denied that some students of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge and Technology (RGUKT) Basara were locked up and not allowed to meet state minister K.T. Rama Rao during his visit to the institute on Monday. An official said some vested interests seem to be spreading rumours about the minister’s interaction with the students. Minister for industry and information technology K.T. Rama Rao along with minister for education P. Sabitha Indra Reddy and two other ministers A. Indrakaran Reddy and V. Srinivas Goud visited the campus of RGUKT, also known as IIIT at Basara in Nirmal district. The campus recently witnessed a series of protests by students demanding an improvement in basic facilities. KTR, as Rama Rao is popularly known, interacted with students to know their problems and promised to address them. He also had lunch with students and assured them that the facilities at the campus would improve soon. Director, digital media, government … [Read more...] about Students not Locked up During KTR’s Visit to RGUKT, Says Telangana Government
For an inspiring holiday experience, Abu Dhabi offers a diverse range of leading cultural attractions and sites to soak up fascinating culture and art. From the tranquility of Al Ain to the wonder of Louvre Abu Dhabi, this World Tourism Day, explore a world beyond malls and shopping. In the UAE capital, you can shape your own journey of personal discovery by visiting these six places. Louvre Abu Dhabi Step inside the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first universal museum in the Arab World, translating and fostering the spirit of openness between cultures. As one of the premier cultural institutions in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District on Saadiyat Island, this art lovers’ dream displays works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from ancient times to the contemporary era. There are 9,200 square metres of galleries to explore, including a permanent gallery and a temporary gallery enriched by loans from notable French museums, including Musee du Louvre, … [Read more...] about World Tourism Day 2022: Six Places To Visit For Cultural Immersion In Abu Dhabi
This article includes spoilers for the first six episodes of “House of the Dragon.” Larys Strong, you now have our full attention. You’ll recall that Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), the master meddler of “Game of Thrones,” took several seasons to reveal his schemes — it wasn’t until Season 4 that it became clear that he helped incite the War of the Five Kings. Now his possible counterpart in the prequel “House of the Dragon” — the fast-advancing fan favorite Larys Strong (played by Matthew Needham) — is already tipping his hand by burning down his own House. Just halfway through Season 1, he has already engaged in deft manipulations and shocking murders that set the stage for the coming war known as the Dance of the Dragons. But the man remains an enigma. Is he trying to crown a ruler … or kill one? It might be too soon to say where Larys’s true loyalty lies — it remains a mystery in George R.R. Martin ’s “Fire & Blood,” the imaginary history upon which “House of the … [Read more...] about ‘House of the Dragon’: Is Larys Strong the New Littlefinger?
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . On a balmy October day in 2017, Ana Belén Pintado decided to clear out some space in her garage. Her father, Manuel, died in 2010, followed by her mother, Petra, four years later. Their belongings sat gathering dust at her home in Campo de Criptana, a small town in the countryside south of Madrid. As she carefully opened the boxes, she marveled at the objects inside — her childhood dresses, a doll, an old dictionary — each so familiar, reminding her of a life the three of them once shared. But then she came across some papers she had never seen: medical records from decades ago, including a note from her mother’s doctor. Petra Torres, the note said, had been married for eight years. She was 31 years old and had been trying to have a family. But a set of X-rays indicated that she had a uterine anomaly and obstructed fallopian tubes. In other words, Pintado’s mother … [Read more...] about She Was One of Spain’s ‘Stolen Babies.’ Can She Find Justice?
See the article in its original context from November 9, 1983 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. GIVEN four hours of stage time at Radio City Music Hall and the resources of the Black Music Association, one could imagine a stunning tribute to Miles Davis's impact on music. It would trace his career from be-bop to electric jazz, with music by Mr. Davis's colleagues over the years plus informed, historical commentary. Instead, the ''Miles Ahead'' concert on Sunday was a hodgepodge … [Read more...] about CONCERT: DAVIS TRIBUTE
See the article in its original context from October 6, 1999 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. Art Farmer, one of the more important second-generation be-bop musicians, an improviser who could say a great deal in a few notes on the trumpet and fluegelhorn and later on his own hybrid instrument, the ''flumpet,'' died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 71 and lived in Manhattan and Vienna. The cause was cardiac arrest, said his manager and companion, Lynne Mueller. Mr. Farmer was considered a master of ballad playing. His tone was soft and even and sure, with no vibrato and with canny silences built into his improvisations. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and when he was 4 his family moved to Phoenix. He studied piano and violin in grade school there. As a teen-ager he joined a dance band playing big-band arrangements, and he often invited members of whatever swing … [Read more...] about Art Farmer, 71, Be-Bop Master Of the Trumpet and Fluegelhorn
Butlin's holiday park has been slammed by a coroner after a toddler choked to death on a sausage while eating breakfast with his family. James Manning, two, choked on the sausage during a holiday with his family at Butlin's in Bognor Regis, West Sussex in June 2018. As his family battled to save little James, Butlin's staff failed to intervene. James, from Battle, East Sussex, was to the hospital by ambulance where he was placed on life support but he died two weeks later. His death was ruled "accidental" and intervention by staff may not have saved him, an inquest heard last year. However, Karen Harrold, assistant coroner for West Sussex, has condemned the holiday park firm for its first aid provision. James Manning died when he was two years old ( Image: Brighton Pictures) Natalie Reeves tried to save her son before the was rushed to hospital, an inquest heard ( Image: David McHugh/Brighton Pictures) She said she was "deeply concerned" that … [Read more...] about Butlin’s slammed after toddler, 2 chokes to death on sausage on family holiday