Saturday, July 11, 2020

Special Stories

Military aggression not first by China, won't be last: Lobsang Sangay

DHARAMSALA: The ongoing military aggression across the Himalayas is not the first by China and it won't be the last. India never shared a border with China -- it is the Indo-Tibet border. Knowing its strategic significance, India should consider the geopolitical importance of Tibet as one of its core issues.

India's China Challenge

Yadong, on the southern edge of Tibet, is where China meets India. Getting there takes you right across the roof of the world, a day-long drive from Lhasa. As I leave Lhasa and head south, towards India, the long and winding road traverses pristine lakes, many of which are sacred for Tibetans, their banks dotted with dozens of worshippers lying prostrate, yaks in tow. Our journey ends in the Chumbi Valley town of Yadong, a small, muddy and underwhelming frontier outpost that, in a sense, presents a perfect snapshot of the India-China relationship.

Over 60% feel India hasn't given a 'befitting reply' to China

NEW DELHI: A majority of Indians don't think the government has given a "befitting reply" to China, in wake of the recent violent border clash that saw 20 Indian soldiers martyred, as per the IANS-CVoter Snap Poll on China.

'Amid widespread community transmission in India, hard choices have to be made'

NEW DELHI: Once there is widespread community transmission, as there is in India now, hard choices need to be made, said Babak Javid professor at the Tsinghua University School of Medicine in Beijing and a consultant in infectious diseases at Cambridge University hospitals.

Earning a livelihood by Sewing

NEW DELHI: Mahatma Gandhi wrote the story of Indian independence through introduction of Charkha loom.  The theory stands relevant today when India is working its way towards becoming “Atmanirbhar.”  National Sewing machine day is paving the way for specially-abled in tough times of COVID-19 and is showing them a way to contribute towards the idea of becoming Atmanirbhar.

Man held for posting nasty remark against ex-colleague

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police have arrested a man for allegedly posting obscene and derogatory remarks against a senior colleague on the company website suspecting that he was fired because of her.

Park transformed from a stinky pond in Alipur by Pargat Singh MLA

JALANDHAR: MLA from Jalandhar Cantt Pargat Singh today dedicated a park in village Alipur to the people after the village Panchayat constructed it over a stinky pond with the help Punjab government.

Khalsa Pride-DSGMC turban bank helps Sikhs hold their head high

DELHI: Marking the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak ji,Delhi Sikh  Gurdwara  Managment Committee has started an unique initiative  to motivate Sikh youngsters  to take pride in Turban  which represents Sikh faith and is  core piece of sikh  identity. 

Lucknow to celebrate 'Dev Deepawali'

Why women in this UP village never fast on Karva Chauth

MATHURA:On a day when almost all married Hindu women are fasting on the occasion of 'Karva Chauth', women in Vijau village in Mathura resist observing the fast lest they endanger the lives of their husbands.

Onion, tomatoes, garlic stolen in Lucknow

LUCKNOW:Bizarre though it may sound but a man in Lucknow has been robbed of onions, garlic and tomatoes. The soaring prices of these vegetables apparently have a lot to do with the theft.

Gandhi and Bose: Freedom fighters at odds with each other

NEW DELHI: It is the eternal riddle, one that for most remains in the realm of unsolved mysteries. Of course, Netaji is now part of myth. His exploits part of legend as he tried freeing India from the yoke of British tyranny. At odds with the Mahatma, he chose a perilous path for himself. Like the big four in the Indian Independence story - Mahatma Gandhi himself, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Mohd Ali Jinnah, he too was an Anglophile having studied in England. But from follower of Gandhi he turned into a rebel, one who built an Army to foil the British. Meeting Hitler and Tojo in the process.

Disabled Success Stories Showcased

HYDERABAD: An Exhibition of Products Produced by Disabled is organised at the 3Day National Summit of and for Divyangan currently underway at Sharadhamam Shikshana Kendra, Bandlagua Jagir, Hyderabad.

Last narrow gauge line in Central India to chug into history

NAGPUR: The old world magic and excitement of travelling leisurely by trains on narrow gauge railway lines, is fast becoming a thing of the past world over, including India.

A ‘Continental’ landmark now for Virasat-e-Khalsa; becomes the most visited museum in Asia

CHANDIGARH: Virasat-e-Khalsa, the pioneer museum built by State govt. at Sri Anandpur Sahib has scripted another chapter in its rising glory by becoming the most visited museum in the Asian sub-continent. Announcing this here Minister of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi said the ‘Asia Book of Records’ have confirmed the record of ‘maximum footfall in a museum in a day’ in the name of Virasat-e-Khalsa which will feature in the next edition of Asia Book of Records. The museum has witnessed a record footfall of 20569 visitors on 20th March 2019.

China hacks free trade route, chokes Punjab cycle industry

LUDHIANA:  Punjab's bicycle industry is huffing and puffing to survive as cheaper Chinese imports, allegedly entering India through a free trade agreement China is not even a part of, are putting them out of business.

Ranbaxy: Why cutting corners didn't work

NEW DELHI: American investigative journalist Katherine Eban pored over roughly 20,000 internal documents from the US FDA, including emails, memorandums, minutes of meetings and thousands of internal government records, as also replies under the Freedom of Information Act, to piece together a riveting and definitive account of how once storied Indian pharma major Ranbaxy blatantly cut corners - to improve its bottom line.

No Selfie, No Salary

BARABANKI(UP): Yes, you read the title correctly. Taking selfies for fun and sharing is common these days and people irrespective of gender indulge in it. However, in Barabanki (in Uttar Pradesh), selfie will determine the salaries of teachers.

Kidney swap unites Hindu, Muslim families

In a rare gesture, a kidney swap was successfully conducted between a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Kashmir at a private hospital near here.

Mom's act: Young TV actors don't fear being typecast (Mother's Day is on May 12)

Marriage is not on the cards in their real life, but these young TV actresses, some as young as 15, wear the 'mom' label with pride in their reel life even though they work in an industry where actors tend to get stereotyped.

Kerala's eldest man celebrates 102nd birthday

Philipose Mar Chrysostom, the senior most metropolitan of the Thiruvalla-headquartered Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church and also Kerala's oldest man, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Saturday.

JGU launches report on higher education in India

The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday.

Jaish chief stayed in Ashok & Janpath hotels in Delhi in 1994

Details emerging from Pulwama mastermind Maulana Masood Azhar's interrogation report -- when he was in Indian captivity for five years -- reveal that like 26/11 perpetrator David Coleman Headley, he too roamed around India without any fear. On exiting IGI, like Headley, he too was driven to the Ashok Hotel slapbang in the middle of LBZ and the heart of India's diplomatic community (Headley had stayed at the Mumbai Taj and got GPS coordinates for all the locations for 26/11).

This warrior struggles for tribal women to get a fair deal

The fair sex is not getting a fair deal in tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh - but Rattan Manjari will have none of this.

Snatam Kaur Performed Live at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony

NEW DELHI: Snatam Kaur performed at the 61st Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, at The Microsoft Theatre on Sunday, February 10th, 2019. Snatam, who is a world-renowned Sikh sacred chant singer, has received a Grammy nomination in the New Age category for her album Beloved in this year's competition.

The Early Life of Guru Gobind Singhji

High in the sacred mountains of the Himalayas, where the air is cold and clear, there is a secluded place known as Hemkunt Sahib.  In this holy place saints had meditated for millennia, and yogis and rishis here had accomplished great spiritual disciplines.  In ancient days, here the exalted Rishi Dushdaman sat in deep meditation, passing the ages in love of his Lord. 

'Jallianwala Bagh massacre was preceded by reign of terror by the British'

CHANDIGARH: As the country gears up to observe the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of innocent, unarmed Indians by ruthless British forces, the events before and after the April 13, 1919, killing of hundreds clearly indicate that the British rulers of that time were unnerved by the unrest in Punjab in general and Amritsar in particular, which led them to do something which could "teach a lesson" to the Indians.

Harchand Singh Bains Foundation donates four computers to school for poor children in Nangal

NANGAL TOWNSHIP: Harchand Singh Bains Foundation formed in the memory of late Sardar Harchand Singh former Principal of Government Senior Secondary School Nangal today donated four computers to the Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Public School run in Gurdwara Ghat Sahib Nangal for the poor children.

Nirmal : A landless Farmer Excels In Vegetable Growing

Nirmal Kumar, a landless farmer of Banga has emerged as a role model for the unemployed youth and distressed farmers. He has set worth emulating example by adopting occupation of cultivation of vegetables on a land procured on lease. 
Though he has to pay a hefty lease amount of Rs 40,000 per acre for doing cultivation on seven acre land at nearby village Jeendowal but he fetches handsome profit after paying the annual lease amount easily.

Kaffan Bol Peya’: A Father’s unique way to protest against Drug Menace

It is 8:30 in the morning and the early Sun is shining bright in this small and nondescript border town when a knock on the door disturbs the laying of breakfast in a normal middle income house. The door is opened and a man wearing black cloak which looks like a coffin is outside along with his aged wife. They introduce themselves as a beleaguered couple who lost their son to drugs two years back and they are going door to door now to make the people aware how drugs are ruining families and each one should protect their wards.

Overseas Indian sets up region's first Tech based Dairy Farm in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Fifty -four year-old Deepak Gupta, was till recently based in  Singapore, heading the commodities business in Asia for Agri-Major Cargill. He left the stable & comfortable environment of an international career to follow his dream of setting up a technology enabled modern dairy farm  in Punjab, despite friends & colleagues advising him against taking the step.

Kandhi Peach growers show the Way to distressed farming community of Punjab

NAWANSHAHR: Peach farmers in Kandhi part of Balachaur have shown the path to the distressed farming community in the area by presenting a diversified model of agriculture. These farmers have adopted fruit production as the area is rain-fed and irrigation facilities leave much to be required due to deep underground water-table. 

The artist who makes statues of common man

Art is limited by no boundaries, nor does it have any definition.Only the artist’s commitment makes him adept in his art. Yet when an artist moves away from the traditional art to develop a new art form, then his talent is observed from a freshpoint of view because his art has no parallel.

Researchers develop molecule, move step closer to treating common cold

LONDON: Moving closer to finding a cure for common cold, researchers have developed a molecule that may prevent the virus from attacking human cells.

Now Kerala is bringing literacy to tribals, migrant labourers

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It has been billed as a state with 100 per cent literacy. But people there know they had an unfinished task. Having actually reached an overall literacy rate of 93.94 per cent, Kerala has now embarked on a programme to bridge the small gap in its achievements by training illiterates among tribals, scheduled castes, transgenders and the migrant labour communities.

Skeletons found at 10th century Rajasthan excavation site sent for dating

JAIPUR: More than three human skeletons, without any ornaments or antiquarian remains, were found recently in the ongoing excavation site of Juna Khera at Nadol in Rajasthan. The site is expected to reveal details of life in the area in 10th-12th century.

Rich culture heritage of portable art lies under debries in Ghmariwin Museum in HP

BILASPUR (HP): Portable prehistoric art is rarely reported in rock art literature of India which focuses on graphic art of the caves or rock-shelters. It is not an art movement but a period of human’s artistic development and always of interest to anthropologists. But the founds which were buried under the debris of time are displayed in Palaeo Museum at Ghumariwin  set up by Dr Anek R Sankhyan pointed to how dis prehistoric man manage to leave behind such a rich culture heritage of portable art wherever he resided.

Sikh charity's work on rural education inspires scholars

NEW DELHI: A Sikh charity's mission to fight the ills of society by bringing value-based education to the doorsteps of India's rural children has now become a sough-after lesson in management, thanks to a case study on this charity by prominent scholars, including one from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

Alarming rise in deaths of people, elephants in human-animal conflict in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: The ever-increasing deaths of elephants as well as people in human-animal conflicts in Odisha has alarmed environmentalists and wildlife enthusiasts who blame the state Forest Department's "callous approach" for the problem and have sought an urgent action plan to prevent loss of lives.

Bamulian—An unique sub-Himalayan Palaeolithic of North India

CHANDIGARH: The paper published in the Global Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology, archaeologist A.R. Sankhayan says have found evidences that dawn of Bamulion—A unique sub-Himalayan Palaeolithic of North India. His evidences represent very root of existence of sub-Himalayan Palaeolithic in Bam village of Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh.