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28-Apr-2017 Gujarat

Gujarat has one of India's worst immunisation records

Among larger Indian states, Gujarat has the least number of vaccinated children: 50.4 per cent (2015-16 data). The immunisation rate of the fourth-richest state (2013-14) is now worse than that of some of the most backward states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh,...

24-Apr-2017

Drawing ancient history : The co-creator and preserver of Asterix

The world's most famous French warrior nearly had his career cut short when his writer died midway through one of his adventures but fans of Asterix the Gaul have much to thank the artist for ensuring the popular series (111 translations and 11 films of...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Earth Day-2017: Nature's warning - mend ways now or be doomed

Even as the world celebrated the 48th Earth Day on Saturday, over a hundred farmers from drought-hit Tamil Nadu were seen protesting in the national capital along with the skulls of their kin, who chose to kill themselves as deficit rains for the fourth year...

22-Apr-2017

Of Oppenheimer and the Bhagwat Gita

In the midst of heightened posturing by North Korea over a potential thermonuclear war Saturday April 21 is the 113th birth anniversary of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a father of the first atomic bomb in 1945.While an actual thermonuclear war may not come...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Do your bit, save the planet : Google's Earth Day Doodle

Do your bit and make a huge difference to saving Earth, the only known object in the universe known to harbour life, suggests Google's Earth Day Doodle on Saturday.Do small things like eating less meat, opting for carpooling, and unplugging unused electronic...

12-Apr-2017

Naturally portraying the quintessential Englishman onscreen

Indians may know him best playing one of the biggest villains of their recent history. But the cameo as Gen Dyer, the "Butcher of Amritsar", in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi" was a rare break from the routine for Edward Fox, who in his over 100 onscreen appearances,...

11-Apr-2017

India's record-setting but forgotten all-rounder

No other Indian cricketer has set so many long-enduring Test records as him, including the highest first-wicket partnership and the fastest 1,000 runs and 100 wickets. Vinoo Mankad is also one of the four who batted at all spots and the only Indian to have...

09-Apr-2017

The versatile Arab : Omar Sharif and his varied roles

The most famous Arab actor in Hollywood, Omar Sharif, won global renown with his intense performance in David Lean's epic "Lawrence of Arabia" but then went on to essay roles as diverse as of iconic Soviet and Latin American revolutionaries, a German army...

04-Apr-2017

A Soviet filmmaker who blazed a new, pensive trail

He made only seven films in an over two-decade career, where he also had to contend with his homeland's authoritarian regime (which had resources beyond pliant censor boards to squelch 'undesirable' content), but still Soviet Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky...

03-Apr-2017

'Que Sera, Sera...': Doris Day and her lively life

Her famous Oscar-winning song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" could well describe the life of this prolific and popular Hollywood actress. Entering showbiz as a singer after an accident cut short her dancing career, Doris Day, who turned 95...

27-Mar-2017 Jammu

JKACL celebrates World Theatre Day

J&K Academy of Art Culture and languages (JKACL) today celebrated the World Theatre Day by organizing a panel discussion on the present scenario of theatre in Jammu and new trends and styles evolving in contemporary theatre with regards to the Indian and...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Undernutrition makes children susceptible to TB : Experts

With malnutrition or undernutrition accounting for nearly one third of all childhood deaths in India, it is also a major risk factor in children, especially those below the age of five, for developing tuberculosis (TB), experts have said.Tuberculosis is one...

22-Mar-2017 Jammu

World Water Day : ‘Save Water’ campaign from April 6

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is going to launch ‘Save Water’ campaign in Jammu and Kashmir from next month.Being part of nationwide movement, during the campaign NABARD would hold awareness campaigns to educate the people about...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

World Water Day celebrated in Srinagar

To highlight the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and to draw attention towards sustainable management of freshwater resources, a function was held here to celebrate ‘World Water Day’ in which Deputy Commissioner...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

From water consumers to conservers

Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalayas, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in, says a woman...

21-Mar-2017 Srinagar

ICSC observes World Arbor Day

To generate awareness on the importance of plantation and to encourage more and more people to plant trees, a function was held here at Islamia College of Science & Commerce (ICSC) to observe World Arbor Day.As many as 160 saplings of different varieties...

13-Mar-2017 Bangalore

ABB YuMi Wishes everyone a very Happy Holi

YuMi® is the world’s first truly collaborative robot, able to work side-by-side on the same tasks as humans while still ensuring the safety of those around it. Capable of handling anything from a watch to a tablet PC and with the level of accuracy that could...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

DCW honours 30 on International Women's Day

A fiesty Indian Police Service officer, a Bollywood actress and three Delhi UNiversity students were among 30 women honoured by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday on the International Women's Day -- apart from men who helped women in distress."In...

08-Mar-2017 Jammu

Women's day celebrated across Jammu

The International Women’s Day was celebrated here today across Jammu region with great enthusiasm and fervor.At Kathua, District Development Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar, today chaired a workshop for women organized by district administration to mark International...

08-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Functions held to mark International Women’s Day

To celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to pledge support to help forge gender parity, many functions were held today to mark International Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s Women’s Day is “Be Bold For Change”....

08-Mar-2017 Srinagar

International Women’s Day :15 die in 3 years in domestic violence

Though Jammu and Kashmir is perceived to be safe for women. However, the incidence of heinous crimes against women reflects a different story. In last 3 years due to dowry and other related cases, 15 women lost their lives in Valley while police booked 41 persons...

08-Mar-2017 Gurugram

Women need to be celebrated every day : Phogat sisters

Women deserve to be celebrated every day, not just on the International Women's Day, star Indian women wrestlers Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat said at an event here on Wednesday."No single day should be reserved for celebrating Women's day, rather we should...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Be shameless, selfish : Swara Bhaskar's advice to women

Actress Swara Bhaskar, on International Women's Day on Wednesday, advised women to be shameless and selfish."In a developing society, why isn't the traditional mindset sparing us? Be shameless and free of the burden of these values. Be selfish now onwards,"...

08-Mar-2017

Krishnaveni's story and the era of women panchayat presidents

Thalaiyuthu panchayat, Tirunelveli district (Tamil Nadu) : P. Krishnaveni remembers the night of 13 June, 2011, clear as day. Barely 200 m from her home of 15 years, in front of a local temple, she lay in a pool of her blood.It was 10 pm, when her husband and two...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Mothers help mothers fight their children's cancer

Nineteen years ago, Sonal Sharma's two-year-old daughter Gungun was diagnosed with blood cancer and treated for over two years at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).After the ordeal, Sharma's husband Anurag told her that at that stage they could...

08-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Cloak of culture' veils women's sexual desires in Hindi cinema

Rewind to 2000 - "Astitva" saw Tabu questioning Sachin Khedekar if a woman's desires are any different from a man's desire. Cut to 2017 -- progressive minds in the Indian film industry have the same question for the countrys censor board, which has refused...

08-Mar-2017

Giving girls their due : A sarpanch shows the way

It was during one of my recent visits to a village in East Delhi that I realised how a Sarpanch can help bring about changes in the mindset of the residents -- even with regard to the deep-seated bias against girl children in India. My work in a medical...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi salutes 'Nari Shakti' on International Women's Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday marked International Women's Day by "saluting" the "spirit of Nari Shakti"."Saluting the indomitable spirit, determination and dedication of Nari Shakti on International Women's Day," Modi said in a statement. He mentioned...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Google doodle celebrates International Women's Day

The search engine giant Google on Wednesday dedicated the International Women's Day in a creative manner through its doodle.Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8.With eight slide shows, the doodle reminded of the female pioneers and their...

08-Mar-2017 Kolkata

‘Don't need favours, skills enough for women'

Notwithstanding the notion that society is still discomfited by the progress of women, a clutch of female technopreneurs and faculty at Indias oldest IIT, the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, have called for inculcating gender equity in young minds and providing...

07-Mar-2017 Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)

Once all-male, now women Kuchipudi dancers outnumber men

It was only in the early 1900s that women were allowed to perform Kuchipudi, the medieval classical dance form that originated in the eponymous village in Andhra Pradesh. Now, women outnumber men both in teaching and learning, and have taken up the task...

07-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Robotic surgery a better solution for gynae problems

With a surge in gynaecological issues, robotic surgery done through a minimally invasive method can offer women a better outcome to various problems -- from fibroids to cancer -- than traditional methods, experts suggest.Any kind of open surgery gives rise...

07-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Creativity gives women wings to fly

Three years ago, Malini Arora, 29, left a busy corporate job to satiate her itch to explore her creative instincts as a designer of contemporary ethnic wear.It's a bumpy ride, but then you get to drive, she says -- a sentiment that resonates with several such...

07-Mar-2017 New Delhi

How robotic surgery can better treat gynae problems

At a time when gynaecological issues are on the rise, robotic surgery done through a minimally invasive method can offer women a better outcome to various problems -- from fibroids to cancer -- than traditional methods, experts suggest.Any kind of open...

28-Feb-2017 Kolkata

S&T in northeast plagued by poor infra, lack of good governance

Delay in receiving lab equipment due to remoteness, corruption in fund management, dearth of jobs for returnee scientists and inadequate infrastructure are some of the major hurdles faced by researchers in India's northeast region (NER) who demand good governance...

03-Feb-2017 New Delhi

70% cancer patients in India consult doctor at terminal stage

India continues to remain the largest contributor to cancer deaths at 2.2 million every year, of the global figure of 8.8 million, mainly due to 70 per cent of cancer patients consulting the doctor at the terminal stage, say doctors.As the disease initially...

02-Feb-2017 New Delhi

People see wetlands as a wasteland

While wetlands are naturally programmed to help with disaster control, and are also a source of water, food, and even medicinal plants, they are only seen as a wasteland and continue facing apathy, feel experts on World Wetlands Day.World Wetlands Day is observed...

30-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Anti Leprosy day observed across Kashmir

In connection with World Leprosy Day, aimed to increase public awareness that leprosy can be easily prevented and cured, several functions were held across Kashmir division to disseminate the anti leprosy consciousness among the people so that they are...

28-Jan-2017 Jammu

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam celebrates Republic Day

Vasudhaiava Kutumbakm Welfare Society (VKWS), a social organization today organized a function to celebrate Republic Day in which Principal Secretary School Education, Shaleen Kabra, was the chief guest.Director School Education Jammu, Babila Rakwal, Chief Education...

26-Jan-2017 New Delhi

68th Republic Day celebrated across India with pomp, pageantry

The 68th Republic Day was celebrated on Thursday across the nation, from Jammu and Kashmir to Tamil Nadu and Gujarat to the northeastern states, with pomp and pageantry, with the grand function in the national capital being the cynosure of all eyes. Seven...

26-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Snowy Kashmir resort on display at R-Day parade

A tableau clad in white, depicting the popular winter sports destination of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, was one of the highlights of the Republic Day parade here on Thursday.The tableau sjpwed the snowy beauty of the Gulmarg, complete with skiing slopes...

26-Jan-2017 SPECIAL DAY

Indians across the world mark 68th Republic Day

The Indian diaspora across the world celebrated the country's 68th Republic Day with zeal and fervour by hoisting the national flag and organising cultural events.The Indian community in Sri Lanka gathered in large numbers to celebrate Republic Day. The...

26-Jan-2017 New Delhi

India displays military might, cultural diversity

India's military might, its cultural diversity and achievements in various areas were showcased at a grand parade here on Thursday as the nation celebrated its 68th Republic Day with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Chief...

26-Jan-2017 Abu Dhabi

Indian expats in UAE celebrate 68th Republic Day

Indian expatriates celebrated the country's 68th Republic Day at the Indian Embassy here on Thursday morning.The embassy's Charge d' Affaires, Pavan Kumar Rai, hoisted the Indian national flag and read out President Pranab Mukherjee's message to the nation,...

25-Jan-2017 Jammu

National Voters Day celebrated across Jammu Division

The 7th National Voters Day with the theme “Empowering young and Future Voters" was celebrated across the Jammu Division.AT RAJOURI the main function was chaired by Advisory Board for the Development of Pahari Speaking People Kuldeep Raj Gupta.District Election...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

'Pop' goes the gourmet popcorn

Hot and fresh popcorns from hawkers has been a simple joy that people of all demographics have enjoyed for years altogether. In cinema halls, the butter-salt variety became a staple. But the popularity of gourmet popcorns -- picture Sweet ‘n Spicy Golden...

11-Dec-2016 Shimla

'Native wisdom of hill folk can reduce adverse climate impact'

The knowledge of street-smart folk who live in the mountains, combined with research, can work together to develop effective responses to climate change and its impact on ecosystems and livelihoods, experts say.There is potential to mobilise traditional...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Around 68% surveyed believe corruption will reduce in 5 years

Around 68 per cent of Indians surveyed expect that corruption in India will drastically reduce in the next five years, according to citizens connect platform LocalCircles.According to the survey, in which 8,681 people participated, 16 per cent said that the...

03-Dec-2016 Srinagar

International day of specially-abled persons observed in Valley

In connection with international day of differently-abled persons various functions were held across the valley today to mark the day with an aim to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being...

30-Nov-2016 New Delhi

'Handle with care', they are humans too

In December 2003, when Chinmay Dharmesh Modi was 9, his parents discovered that they were suffering from AIDS. It was like a bolt from the blue. The situation became turbulent for Chinmay's family, whereas he was too young to realise the implications of...

25-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Tips to keep in mind while handling, storing milk

It is important to pay close attention to how milk is handled and stored at home in order to safeguard against spoilage and disease, say experts.Before National Milk Day, which falls on November 26, Ashwini K. Bajaj, Managing Director, Amrit Corp. Ltd....

20-Nov-2016 New Delhi

When will children become a political priority : Kailash Satyarthi

Notwithstanding the suffering of the common people, Kailash Satyarthi supports the governments demonetisation move as it will help curb trafficking, but the Nobel laureate and child-rights crusader asserts that unless and until children become a political priority,...

19-Nov-2016 Kolkata

Kolkata celebrates International Men's Day

To celebrate significant contributions of the male population to society, a car rally was organised in Kolkata on Saturday on the occasion of 'International Men's Day'.A state based non-government organisation marshalled a colourful rally with 10 cars from...

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