A unique four-day celebration of Doul Mahotsav, integral to Holi in Assam, is happening with great fervour and devotion Barpeta's monastery founded by Vaishnav saint Sankardeva's disciple Madhavdeva. For four days the place will resonate with sounds of cymbals and Holi songs dedicated to Lord Krishna.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement for International Women's Day (IWD) to be observed on March 8 said that to be truly transformative, the post-2015 development agenda must prioritize gender equality and women's empowerment.
The screening the BBC's documentary film on Nirbhaya's gang rape has been prohibited in India through a court's restraining order. The film was to be telecast on March 8 to mark the International Women's Day (IWD) by a TV channel.