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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.

Punjab finally waking up to decibel danger

CHANDIGARH: Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance.

Setting an example: Temple, mosque, gurdwara join hands in this small UP town

MAHOLI (Uttar Pradesh): With inter-community violence reported from many parts of India in a society increasingly polarised on religious and caste lines, a small town in Uttar Pradesh is setting an extraordinary example where a temple, a mosque, and even a gurdwara, have joined hands to clean a polluted river while bringing their communities together.

Opioids in plenty for addicts in Punjab, not for cancer patients

NAWANSHAHR: Drugs, especially opioids, may be available in plenty in the state and the country for the addicts but it is very hard to get them if you genuinely need them in cases of severe illnesses like cancer. Even being an elected representative like Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) is not going to help you either.

Haunted Trails in India

The mysteries of the unknown have always fascinated the human mind. Experts have always commented that India is a beautiful country with a lot of history, mysterious stories of palaces, their kings, their treasures and those who dies a painful death. Lot of forts and palaces in India remain today with their history, twist of mystery attached to them.

Discovering India's little known African tribe

JUNAGADH(Gujarat): It was a much-awaited trip to the Gir National Park, abode of the majestic Asiatic Lions. At the end of the two-day visit, not only did I come back enthralled at having spotted a pride of lions feasting on their kill in the wild but also fascinated at learning more about India's little known African-origin tribe, the Siddis, living right outside its periphery.


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