Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners: Watchdog

Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners: Watchdog

A presidential pardon published this morning said 83 people would be freed, but it did not specify how many were political prisoners.

Ugadi 2016: Welcome the New Year with full fervour!

Ugadi 2016: Welcome the New Year with full fervour!

As per the Hindu calendar, today i.e April 8, 2016 happens to be the New Year in parts of the country. The festival is known by the name of Ugadi in Telugu and Kannada regions. The day falls on a different day every year as per the Hindu calendar, which is lunisolar calendar.

PM Narendra Modi greets nation on occasion of Hindu calendar New Year

The Hindu calendar New Year is being celebrated across the country today, marking the first day of spring season and New Year's Day of the traditional Hindu calendar based on the beginning of new moon.

Watch: Dalai Lama, undergoing treatment at US hospital, greets people on Tibetan New Year

Watch: Dalai Lama, undergoing treatment at US hospital, greets people on Tibetan New Year

The Dalai Lama, who is undergoing treatment at a US hospital, has greeted Tibetans on New Year.

Pongal celebrated; Jallikatu ban plays spoilsport

Folk arts, including village dances like Karakattam, marked the occasion, with people taking part with gay abandon. 

Tiger Shroff flaunts robust body as 2016 kicks in!

Tiger Shroff flaunts robust body as 2016 kicks in!

Fitness freak Tiger Shroff has stunned all and sundry with his shirt less picture on Twitter.

New Year`s in Rio: 2 million revelers, 315 tonnes of trash

The two million revelers who ushered in 2016 on Rio de Janeiro`s famed Copacabana Beach left behind a calling card Friday: 315 tonnes of trash for the Olympic host city to cart away.

Germany lifts alert of imminent attack in Munich

German police on Friday lifted an alert of an imminent attack in Munich, hours after evacuating two key train stations over fears jihadists were planning a New Year suicide bomb assault.

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-Adnan Sami gets the certificate of Indian Nationality.
-Only the flag of India will be hosted on the government buildings of J&K.
To know more watch the full video.

India welcomes New Year with pomp, gaiety

People welcomed the New Year with pomp and gaiety across India.

Happy New Year: World welcomes 2016 with grand celebrations

Check out the new year celebrations of the different part of the world in this segment.

WhatsApp nearly crashed on New Year`s Eve

WhatsApp nearly crashed on New Year`s Eve

You are not the only one, who is unable to send messages through messaging service WhatsApp, everyone around the world is facing the same problem.

Germany hunts suspects linked to New Year `Islamic State terror plot`

Germany hunts suspects linked to New Year `Islamic State terror plot`

The German police were on high alert on Friday as they hunted for up to seven people suspected of plotting a New Year`s Eve suicide attack in Munich in the name of the Islamic State group.

Spirituality: Chant this mantra for 'new beginnings'!

Spirituality: Chant this mantra for 'new beginnings'!

On the first day of a new year 2016, it is imperative that we pray to the lord for everyone's happiness and prosperity. Therefore, today we tell you which mantra can be chanted for 'new beginnings'. Pray to the lord that this New Year gives you mental peace and makes you feel stronger.

PM Modi, President Mukherjee greet people on New Year

PM Modi, President Mukherjee greet people on New Year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of New Year.

Happy New Year from Google! A colourful doodle of birds awaits users

Happy New Year from Google! A colourful doodle of birds awaits users

Check out the latest google doodle on the ocassion of New Year 2016.

Flights grounded as snow blankets Istanbul on last day of the year

Hundreds of flights were cancelled from Istanbul's two main airports after the city was hit by a picturesque but troublesome snowfall on the last day of the year.

World prepares to welcome New Year despite terror fears

World prepares to welcome New Year despite terror fears

Australia`s biggest city, Sydney, traditionally the first to host a major event to ring in the New Year, held its 9:00pm (1000 GMT) family fireworks, with pyrotechnics exploding over the harbour ahead of the main show at midnight.

FULL COVERAGE: The biggest news stories of 2015

FULL COVERAGE: The biggest news stories of 2015

The year 2015 has been a newsy one! From intolerance row in India to terror attacks by Islamic State in various parts of the world, the year witnessed several incidents which will certainly go into the history books. Here are some of the major events of 2015 in terms of their respective domains:-