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Obama lights diya in Oval office, celebrates last Diwali as US President

Washington: US President Barack Obama celebrated Diwali by lighting the first-ever diya in his Oval office at the White House. It was his last Diwali as US President and he hoped his successors would continue the tradition. “This year, I was honoured to kindle the first-ever diya in the Oval Office — a lamp that

Lights, colours and music wrap up Rio Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro: The closing ceremony of Rio Paralympic Games 2016 turned into a feast of light, colour and music in the Maracana stadium with the theme “Biodiversity: Our Inspiration”. The ceremony began here on Sunday with a dance by a group of 16 wheelchair users and an epic guitar duet by Andreas Kisser of

Da Silva lights up Olympic Stadium with stunning pole vault gold

Rio de Janeiro:  Brazil’s Thiago Braz da Silva helped turn a bleak, wintry night into an unforgettable one at the Olympic Stadium here, claiming an improbable gold medal in the men’s pole vault. On a cool winter evening that was interrupted by a 25-minute rain delay, Da Silva lit up the home fans’ spirits by

Lalita lights up day before India stumble in tennis

Rio de Janeiro: India were left to rue amissed opportunity in tennis with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna’s mixed doubles semifinal loss after Lalita Babar became the first woman in three decades to enter the final of a track event at an Olympic Games, here today. A historic Olympic silver medal was well within reach

Yoga posture lights up UN building ahead of Intl Yoga Day

United Nations: The image of a yoga posturewas projected onto the UN headquarters here as the world body geared up to host the second International Day of Yoga tomorrow. “Yoga set to light up UN. Sneak peek of Yoga posture projections on iconic UN Headquarters building in New York on IDY 2016,” India’s Ambassador to