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Yes guitarist Peter Banks dies aged 65

Peter Banks, a founding member of the British progressive rock band Yes and its original guitarist, has died at his home in London. He was 65. Widely considered a pioneer of progressive rock guitar, his loss was mourned in a statement by fellow band members from Yes, which was formed in 1968.


Noted environmentalist Veer Bhadra Mishra passes away

Noted environmentalist and TIME Magazine's Hero of the Planet' in 1999 for his work related to cleaning of Ganga Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra passed away at Sir Sundarlal Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. He was 75. Mishra was recognized on the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Global 500 Roll of Honour' in 1992. He was also one of the expert members of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).


Painter Ganesh Pyne dies in Kolkata

Pyne was born in Kolkata in 1937 and in his long career of five decades his paintings were exhibited round the world - Paris, London, Washington and Germany. He was known for his small tempera paintings, rich in imagery and symbols and acknowledged the influence of great painters like Abanindranath Tagore, Hals Rembrandt and Paul Klee. Last year Pyne was conferred the lifetime achievement award by Indian Chamber of Commerce.


Ashwani Kumar, Jamir new Governors of Nagaland, Odisha

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday appointed former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ashwani Kumar and senior Congress leader S.C. Jamir as Governors of Nagaland and Odisha respectively.


Former West Bengal Governor Viren J Shah passes away

Former West Bengal Governor and industrialist Viren J Shah died in Jordan today following a heart attack. He was 86.


Sahir Ludhianvi stamp released

President Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative postage stamp in honour of the late Sahir Ludhianvi on his birth anniversary on Friday. Ludhianvi was widely acclaimed as a people’s poet. He also fought for recognition for lyric writers through the Film Writers’ Association.


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies of cancer at 58

Venezuelan President dies of cancer. Hugo Rafael Chávez


Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM

Neiphiu Rio sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland for the third consecutive term on March 5 at the Raj Bhavan. Rio is the only leader to have led the regional party to victory in the Assembly elections for the third time in the 50-year history of Nagaland statehood.


Mukul Sangma sworn-in as Meghalaya chief minister

Mukul Manda Sangma was Tuesday sworn-in as the Meghalaya chief minister for the second time in a row.


Veteran journalist passes away

Mr. Varma started his career during the Quit India Movement when he joined Mohammed Yunus’s paper, Patna Times


Gerda Lerner, a woman historian passes away


Italian musician and composer Armando Trovajoli died aged 95

He composed the soundtracks for Italian classics such as Two Women, starring Sophia Loren, Scent of a Woman and Bitter Rice.


Vice President of India Released Walking With Lions: Tales from a Diplomatic Past


Mukesh Gadhvi, the Congress MP from Banaskantha Passed Away


Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal is the New Director General of Indian Coast Guard

He is the successor of the outgoing Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan.


B Surender Mohan Conferred With the 'CEO with HR Orientation' Award

World HRD Congress is the largest meeting of the HR professionals from the world which brings together global personalities.


Rajeev Shahare Appointed As the New High Commissioner of India to Maldives

At present, Shahare is a Joint Secretary in the West Asia North Africa division of Ministry of External Affairs


Hari Shankar Singhania, leading industrialist, passes away at 79

Hari Shankar Singhania of JK Organization passed away in his sleep at his New Delhi residence late Friday night. He was 79. In 2003, he was awarded Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour.


At 101, marathon runner Fauja Singh calls it a day

The 101-year-old Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest marathon runner of Indian-origin, retired from competitive events as a “very happy” man as he finished his last race on Sunday.


Vijayan takes over as IRDA chief

Former LIC chief T. S. Vijayan, on Thursday, took over as the Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA). IRDA chairperson’s tenure is for five years or till the age of 65 years.