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18-Jul-2018

Mandela: Beyond a revolutionary, statesman and moral symbol

Sentenced in 1964 to a life term for rebellion, he spent three decades in jail, mostly in a damp concrete cell on an island prison, physically and verbally harassed by wardens and made to break stones and then quarry lime, he sustained himself with the poem "Invictus"...

17-Jul-2018

'Sanjay Gandhi was made of sterner stuff'

I cant claim that I was close to the entire Gandhi family, but there was a time when Sanjay, Indira Gandhis younger son, was a good friend. In fact, he even tried to teach me to fly a plane, without success but with considerable daredevilry.I first got...

17-Jul-2018 Jammu

CVPP organizes blood donation camp

Chenab Valley Power Projects (CVPP) today organized a Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Blood Transfusion Department, GMC, Jammu and Indian Red Cross Society.The Camp was inaugurated by General Manager, D.K. Razdan, where around 20 officers/staff members...

16-Jul-2018 Bhubaneswar

Successful Test Firing of Brahmos to Validate Service Life Extension

BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired at 1017 hrs today, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha. The test-firing conducted from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher was part of service life extension programme for Indian...

13-Jul-2018 New Delhi

DGNCC Flags-in NCC Boys Expedition team to Mt Saifee

DGNCC Lt Gen PP Malhotra flagged-in the NCC Boys Expedition to Mt Saifee on 11 July 2018, here. He congratulated the boy cadets and the support  staff for their splendid effort and demonstration of grit and courage to overcome the challenges of rugged...

13-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Shwet Ashwa Drass Expedition

1.     Shwet Ashwa, the elite motorcycle display team of the Corps of Military Police, commenced a motor cycle expedition from Bengaluru to Drass on  2nd July 2018 as a tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives during the Kargil war....

13-Jul-2018 Srinagar

Niti Aayog Conclave: Rohit Kansal reviews preparations

Principal Secretary, Planning, Development& Monitoring, Rohit Kansal, today reviewed the preparations for upcoming Niti Aayog conference to be convened at SKICC here for fast-tracking implementation of Centrally-Sponsored Schemes.Speaking at a meeting convened...

11-Jul-2018

A crash course in fundamentals of true knowledge

The biggest fallacy in our high-tech world is believing that the stunning advances in knowledge -- now accessible anytime and everywhere through flashy devices -- have left everyone, especially the millennials, well-learned. But could any one of them, just...

10-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Niti Aayog to implement Governor's Agri model

Niti Aayog has urged all the states to work towards giving practical shape to the Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) on the lines of Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, for which the Aayog will provide all assistance. According to the NITI Aayog, ZBNF will...

10-Jul-2018 Srinagar

Northern Army Commander meets Governor N N Vohra

Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan today. The Army Commander, who has undertaken extensive tour of areas in the Valley in the past four days, shared his views and experiences with the Governor.Raj...

03-Jul-2018 Srinagar

VC KU releases Prof Tareen's 'Rise of Barefoot Boy'

A book titled "Rise of Barefoot Boy” written by former Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Prof J A K Tareen was today released by Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University, Prof. Khursheed Andrabi at Gandhi Bawan auditorium, Kashmir University.The function was...

02-Jul-2018 Srinagar

Former Army Commander meets Governor

Lt. Gen T.K. Sapru, former Army Commander Western Command, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.Governor and Lt. Gen (Retd.) Sapru discussed issues relating to national security management....

02-Jul-2018 France

Golden Globe Race 2018

Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy is all set to head off on a unique voyage. The officer is the only invitee from Asia to participate in the prestigious Golden Globe Race (GGR) that commences from Les Sables d’Olonne...

01-Jul-2018 New Delhi

THE GST EXPERIENCE - ArunJaitley

It has been one year since the country’s switchover to a new indirect taxation system - the Good and Services Tax. One single tax replaced seventeen taxes and multiple cesses imposed by the Central and the State Governments. This had obviously necessitated...

01-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Government celebrates 1st Goods & Services Tax Day

Government of India celebrated the 1st GST Day here today. The event saw an address on the eventful 1st year journey of GST over a live video link by Union Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley. Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush...

01-Jul-2018 Ferozepur

Golden Arrow Division Celebrates 56th Raising Day

The Golden Arrow Division of Indian Army celebrated its 56th Raising Day on 01 Jul 2018. In line with tradition, Maj Gen JS Sandhu, General Officer Commanding, Golden Arrow division, Officers and Troops paid homage to martyrs by laying wreaths at the Barki...

29-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Google Doodle honours P.C. Mahalanobis

Google on Friday dedicated a Doodle in honour of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, regarded as the chief architect of Indian statistical system as well as father of statistical science in India.Mahalanobis set up the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in 1931 in...

29-Jun-2018 Mumbai

Six fresh faces to walk at Lakme Fashion Week W/F 2018

It will be a dream come true for six aspring models when they walk for the first time at Winter/Festive 2018 edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) 2018 August 22-26 at the St. Regis hotel here.LFW held the model hunt for the upcoming season on Thursday and...

29-Jun-2018 New Delhi

NITI Aayog releases First Delta Ranking of Aspirational Districts

The NITI Aayog today launched the first Delta ranking (incremental progress) for the Aspirational Districts, based on self-reported data of districts between March 31, 2018 to May 31, 2018, across five developmental areas of Health and Nutrition, Education,...

29-Jun-2018 New Delhi

J&K Students Meet COAS

A group of 25 students comprising of 20 boys & 05 Girls, accompanied by 05 teachers from Jammu and Kashmir on National Integration Tour, visited Delhi and interacted with General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) on 29 June 2018. The COAS...

29-Jun-2018 Srinagar

Logistic support for militants in Srinagar a concern : GoC

Stating that the killing of senior Journalist Shujhat Bukhari indicated that there are some safe houses for militants and Over Ground Workers in Kashmir capital Srinagar, General Officer Commanding 15 Core, Lieutenant General Anil Kumar Bhatt Friday said his...

24-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff Visits Bangladesh

Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff will be proceeding on a goodwill visit to Bangladesh from 24 to 29 Jun 18. The visit is aimed at consolidating bilateral defence relations between India and Bangladesh and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.During...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Present-age guides to yog and its health benefits

Is yoga just about being twisted into different positions like a pretzel or sitting cross-legged on a mat with closed eyes?One might think of it as a class where you learn to twist your body but multiple gurus from Paramahansa Yogananda to Baba Ramdev,...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Being raised by single mother has been inspiring : Anukreethy Vas

The newly crowned Miss India World Anukreethy Vas -- who works for the education of transgenders -- feels a smile keeps everyone going, something she has learnt from her mother, who rose her single-handedly. The 19-year-old feels that being raised by a single...

20-Jun-2018 Jaipur

Rajasthan No.1 in water conservation : NITI Ayog

NITI Aayog has ranked Rajasthan at No.1 among the states in water conversation as it registered a significant increase in the level of ground water.Shriram Vedire, President, Rajasthan River basin and Water Resources Planning Authority, said on Tuesday the...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Airbridge for Mansarovar Yatra : An IAF Effort

For three months, starting 18 Jun 2018, the Indian Air Force would create an airbridge between Pithoragarh and Gunji, in an effort to airlift 1080 registered passengers to Gunji to enable them to continue their journey for the coveted annual Kailash Mansarovar...

20-Jun-2018 Srinagar

Northern Army Commander meets Governor

Lt Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan today.Governor and the Army Commander discussed certain issues about the need for very close coordination in security management in the Valley, particularly keeping...

17-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Challenge to turn India's growth rate to double digits : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Indian economy grew at a healthy 7.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 and the challenge now is to turn this to "double digits"."The challenge now is to take this growth rate to double digits, for which...

17-Jun-2018 San Francisco

'Satire' often being used as cover for fake news : Facebook

While admitting limitations of fact-checkers in fighting fake news, Facebook has said the problem is often compounded by some publishers who spread false news on the social media platform in the garb of being satirical."Sometimes people try to call their sites...

17-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Jai Ram Thakur attends Governing Council Meeting of Niti Aayog

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur attended the Governing Council Meeting of Niti Aayog held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi today.Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister about the progress made under various schemes and programmes...

16-Jun-2018

Gritty tale set in Mumbai's famous dance bars

A number of Bollywood films have been set in the famous -- and now defunct -- dance bars of Mumbai, with many filmmakers focussing on their seedy side while others have touched upon the human aspect of the dancers who, after all, are beings with their...

15-Jun-2018

The mean, tough war machine and its complex course

Their looming profile and bristling armaments make them the most easily identifiable piece of military hardware. But tanks, which represent a watershed in the age-old military technology contest between offensive and defensive capacities and mobile and static...

14-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Fully responsible for securing customers' data : Google

With regulators around the world now keeping a closer watch on data security than ever before, Google on Thursday owned up complete responsibility for the security of customers' data on its Cloud platform."Our businesses cease to exist if we violate customers'...

14-Jun-2018 New Delhi

All that is yogurt! (Foodie Trail - Delhi)

Loaded with nutritional zing, yogurt, a simple summer joy, can be a fantastic ingredient in foods to cool down in the current heat wave sweeping northern India. An ongoing festival here endorses the health benefits of the traditionally fermented dairy product...

14-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Naval Women Mountaineers Summit Mount Deotibba

An all women Naval mountaineering team led by Lt Cdr Kokila Sajwan  summited Mount Deotibba an 10 Jun 2018. The exp[edition was flagged off by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Chief Of Personnel on 28 May 18 from New Delhi laying foundation for...

09-Jun-2018 Mumbai

Anthony Bourdain was my hero : Vikas Khanna

Anthony Bourdain developed an affinity for Indian vegetarian food and was curious about recipes, says Indian chef Vikas Khanna, for whom the late American star chef was a hero.Bourdain was found dead in Paris on Friday.Recounting his memories, Khanna said: "We...

09-Jun-2018

New book on environment shows the way forward

Mridula Ramesh's new book "The Climate Solution" presents a plethora of information, facts, figures and data on climate change in the context of India and provides a roadmap for the way forward.However, for anybody who has keenly observed the increasing environmental...

08-Jun-2018 Srinagar

Northern Army Commander meets Governor

Lt Gen. Ranbir Singh, who took over as Army Commander, Northern Command, last week met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan today.Lt. General Singh briefed Governor about the situation obtaining along the frontiers of J&K and about issues relating to security...

05-Jun-2018 Mumbai

RBI's policy review, macro-data depress equity indices

Caution ahead of the RBI's monetary policy review, along with negative macro-economic data point, depressed the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday.According to market observers, heavy selling pressure was witnessed in the capital goods, consumer durables and...

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