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Hotels in Delhi-NCR have found innovative ways to continue the tradition of cake-mixing including live streaming for guests and sanitisation of kitchens.

Cake mixing ceremonies 2020: Sanitised kitchens, virtual streaming, mask on

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:58 PM IST
As most hotels in Delhi-NCR chose not to conduct cake-mixing ceremonies this year, a select few have come up with innovative solutions to maintain social distancing.
A school student waves the tricolour during Independence Day celebrations, at Bandra's Carter Road in Mumbai.(Pratham Gokhale/HT photo)
A school student waves the tricolour during Independence Day celebrations, at Bandra's Carter Road in Mumbai.(Pratham Gokhale/HT photo)

Live webcast of I-Day ceremony in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh’s flag hoisting and other programmes will be held at the Shaheed Major Harminderpal Singh (Shaurya Chakra) Government College in Phase-6
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Kobe Bryant and daughter buried in private ceremony

Los Angeles | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 11:24 AM IST
A memorial service for Bryant and Gianna is planned February 24 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles which can hold 20,000 people.
File photo of IPL Champions Mumbai Indians lifting trophy.(PTI)
File photo of IPL Champions Mumbai Indians lifting trophy.(PTI)

IPL 2020: BCCI scraps opening ceremony, calls it ‘waste of money’ - Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 02:50 PM IST
As per a report by Indian Express, a BCCI official said: “The opening ceremonies are a waste of money. The cricket fans don’t seem to be interested, and the performers have to be paid a lot.”
Haryana governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administers the oath of office and secrecy to Raghuvir Singh Kadian as the acting speaker of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh, Monday.(PTI)
Haryana governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administers the oath of office and secrecy to Raghuvir Singh Kadian as the acting speaker of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh, Monday.(PTI)

Sidelights: Haryana MLAs’ oath-taking ceremony

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 10:47 PM IST
Haryana governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administered the oath of office and secrecy to Raghuvir Singh Kadian as the pro-tem Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha at Haryana Raj Bhawan, following which the latter administered oath to all members of the House.
Deepa Malik received the Khel Ratna award.(ANI)
Deepa Malik received the Khel Ratna award.(ANI)

Deepa Malik basks in Khel Ratna glory, Bajrang Punia misses ceremony

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 05:49 PM IST
Malik, who won a silver medal in the shot put F53 category in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, was joint winner of the top honour along with Commonwealth Games champion Bajrang Punia.
New Horizon Scholars School, Thane, recently held its investiture ceremony.(HT PHOTO)
New Horizon Scholars School, Thane, recently held its investiture ceremony.(HT PHOTO)

Thane school holds investiture ceremony

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 11:29 AM IST
The elected students were honoured with scarves and badges by the heads of the school.
Aiming to give a push to chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s one trillion dollar economy goal for Uttar Pradesh, the state government is likely to organise the third ground breaking ceremony by the year-end. (ANI Photo)
Aiming to give a push to chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s one trillion dollar economy goal for Uttar Pradesh, the state government is likely to organise the third ground breaking ceremony by the year-end. (ANI Photo)

UP to host 3rd ground breaking ceremony by year-end, global investors’ summit next year

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 11:24 PM IST
According to the industrial development ministry, the state government aims to set up some industrial units in 50 out of 75 districts across the state.
Bruna Abdullah and her husband Allan Fraser
Bruna Abdullah and her husband Allan Fraser

Bruna Abdullah reveals that she married fiancé Allan Fraser in a low-key ceremony in May

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 04:36 PM IST
The 8-month pregnant actor made the announcement, as “it was the right time”
The Allahabad high court’s Lucknow bench on Thursday cancelled a full court reference for outgoing judge Justice Rang Nath Pandey.(PTI)
The Allahabad high court’s Lucknow bench on Thursday cancelled a full court reference for outgoing judge Justice Rang Nath Pandey.(PTI)

HC cancels ceremony for retiring judge in UP, OBA gives farewell

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 10:37 AM IST
However, the Oudh Bar Association (OBA) of the Lucknow bench, an apex body of practicing lawyers, organised a farewell ceremony for Justice Pandey in the high court.
High tea will be served to the guests attending the event on the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan following the ceremony followed by a dinner to be hosted by President Ramnath Kovind for around 40 people(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
High tea will be served to the guests attending the event on the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan following the ceremony followed by a dinner to be hosted by President Ramnath Kovind for around 40 people(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Roganjosh, biryani and tikka on Rashtrapati Bhavan feast for oath ceremony

Hindustan Times,New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 03:14 PM IST
Samosas, rajbhog, lemon and fruit tart, paneer dishes, tea and coffee will be on the menu at the high tea, which will be open to all the 6,000 people present at the oath-taking ceremony.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Sushma Swaraj after being formally elected as the leader of the NDA, in a parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo/R Raveendran)(ANI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Sushma Swaraj after being formally elected as the leader of the NDA, in a parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo/R Raveendran)(ANI file photo)

Narendra Modi Swearing-in Highlights: Sushma Swaraj dropped from PM Modi’s new team, tweets ‘Thank you’ note

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 10:55 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath for a second term today at 7 pm. The ceremony was attended by 6,000 invitees, including foreign dignitaries, allies and adversaries.Also read: PM Modi begins day at Rajghat, Vajpayee’s memorial before taking oathUnited Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh attended the ceremony which took place at Rashtrapati Bhavan.Also read: NDA II takes oath today, all eyes on Modi’s new teamFollow updates here:

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday designated Modi as the next Prime Minister and asked him to form the new government.(HT)
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday designated Modi as the next Prime Minister and asked him to form the new government.(HT)

Bimstec leaders invited to PM Modi’s oath-taking ceremony on May 30

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 07:42 AM IST
The BIMSTEC member states are: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan and India.
A photo of the trophy during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.(Twitter)
A photo of the trophy during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.(Twitter)

IPL 2019: Opening ceremony to be scrapped in favour of donation for Pulwama martyrs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baidurjo Bhose
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 04:07 PM IST
IPL 2019: Sources in the know of developments said that the idea was floated to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) by a senior IPL official during their meeting on Friday.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh cabinet swearing in ceremony highlights: 28 MLAs sworn in as cabinet ministers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 08:39 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath would induct 20 ministers into his cabinet on Tuesday. The names of the ministers have been finalised keeping in view regional and caste equations as well as national polls due next year, Congress leaders said. They were cleared after Nath met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over the weekend. The Congress’ chief whip in Lok Sabha, Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh and ex-state Congress chief, Arun Yadav, also attended the meeting.Congress managed to win 114 seats in 231-member state assembly. Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza said the oath-taking ceremony would be held at the Raj Bhavan, where Governor Anandiben Patel will administer the oath to the ministers.Highlights:

Bhupesh Baghel was sworn in with two other senior Congress leaders — TS Singhdeo and Tamrdhawaj Sahu — last Monday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Bhupesh Baghel was sworn in with two other senior Congress leaders — TS Singhdeo and Tamrdhawaj Sahu — last Monday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Chhattisgarh cabinet swearing in ceremony highlights: CM Bhupesh Baghels’s cabinet sworn in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 12:56 PM IST

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday expanded his Cabinet with nine MLAs being sworn in as ministers.Baghel was sworn in with two other senior Congress leaders — TS Singhdeo and Tamrdhawaj Sahu — last Monday.Congress has registered a landslide victory in Chhattisgarh polls, winning 68 seats in 90 member assembly. The BJP, which was in power in the state since 2003, was reduced to 15 seats while former chief minister Ajit Jogi-led Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) managed to win five seats. Jogi’s ally Bahujan Samaj Party has won two seats.Here are the highlights:

Eoin Morgan recently lead England to a 3-1 series win over Sri Lanka.(Twitter (@Eoin16))
Eoin Morgan recently lead England to a 3-1 series win over Sri Lanka.(Twitter (@Eoin16))

England ODI Captain Eoin Morgan gets married, Brendon McCullum master of ceremonies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Brendon McCullum, former New Zealand captain and a close friend of Eoin Morgan was the master of ceremonies at the event which was also attended by England cricketers Jason Roy, Steve Finn and recently retired Alastair Cook.
Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: The opening ceremony of Asian Games 2018 took place in Jakarta. The Games were declared open amid much fanfare.(AFP)
Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: The opening ceremony of Asian Games 2018 took place in Jakarta. The Games were declared open amid much fanfare.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony at Jakarta, highlights - as it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 07:58 PM IST

Highlights : The Asian Games 2018 is here and nations from all around the continent will be vying for top honours in 40 sports and 462 gold medal events. Following their Commonwealth Games success in 2010, India grabbed their best medal haul at the continental games the same year in Guangzhou, China, winning 14 gold medals, 17 silver and 37 bronze. Neeraj Chopra lead the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) hands over the Asian Games torch to head of the Indonesian Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee Erick Thohir (C) as Indonesian badminton hero Rudy Hartono (L) stands, at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia(REUTERS)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) hands over the Asian Games torch to head of the Indonesian Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee Erick Thohir (C) as Indonesian badminton hero Rudy Hartono (L) stands, at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018, opening ceremony: Jakarta all decked up for sporting extravaganza

Hindustan Times, Jakarta | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 12:16 PM IST
Among the competing countries, India has one of the biggest contingents and they should not look beyond the dedication and devotion of the host country to draw inspiration to try and take their performance to the next level.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will take place in Moscow on Thursday.(Bloomberg)
The FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will take place in Moscow on Thursday.(Bloomberg)

FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony: Live streaming, when and where to watch it online

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 07:23 PM IST
The FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will take place on Thursday in Moscow and the star-studded occasion will feature performances from Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina.
Flagbearer PV Sindhu leads the Indian contingent at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, on Wednesday.(PTI)
Flagbearer PV Sindhu leads the Indian contingent at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, on Wednesday.(PTI)

Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast opens with spectacular ceremony

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 08:45 PM IST
Unseasonal showers couldn’t dampen the mood as a brilliant ceremony showcasing Australia’s distinctive culture marked the opening of the Commonwealth Games 2018 on Wednesday
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