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17-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Rashtriya Poshan Maah celebrated at CCRAS

Ministry of AYUSH and Central Council of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), all 25 Clinical Research Institutes of CCRAS are conducting various health care activities during the Rashtriya Poshan Maah being observed in the month of September, 2018. Three...

10-Aug-2018

Doctor’s Day celebration in a generous way

Environment protection has become a big issue in this age of global warming. Environment specialist as well as government are also worried and are shifting towards protecting and preserving our environment. The only solution of this problem is to plant the maximum...

07-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Indian handloom is finally getting the recognition it deserves

Gone are the days when handlooms were restricted to ethnic wear. Young designers are giving fresh perspective to this age-old textile and craft in the form of dresses, maxi-gowns and jumpsuits -- making it, in the process, more meaningful for today's generation."I...

21-Jul-2018

'Yeh mera diwanapan hai'.. Mukesh's melodious musical career

Still one of Bollywoods best-known singers whose smooth and sonorous voice rendered a gamut of iconic songs, his admirers spanned from spin  wizard B. Chandrashekhar - who was listening to him before bowling India to victory against England at Lord's...

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"...

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,...

05-Jun-2018 New Delhi

How successful is green cremation in Delhi?

Many in the capital may not know that there are four ghats here which offer environment-friendly substitutes to the conventional manner of cremating a dead.At the city's oldest cremation ground -- Nigambodh Ghat -- where more than 20,000 bodies are cremated...

05-Jun-2018 Kapurthala

Plastic Wastes is harmful for human being

India is projected to be the largest consumer market for plastic goods with a consumption of 12 million tones  per annum, behind U.S and China. The generation of plastic waste in India is estimated to be 15342.6 tones per day. This was expressed by Prof....

21-May-2018 Ludhiana

NABARD Holds Seminar On World Honey Day

To create awareness about beekeeping and uses of its products including honey, NABARD Punjab Regional Office celebratedWorld Honey Bee Day (WHBD) in Seminar hall at Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute, (PAMETI) Ludhiana. The...

18-May-2018 Chennai/New Delhi

Lovers of malted grain can raise their glass to Indianised cocktails

Innovative cocktails like the one made with chilli and rasam powder, as also discounts and freebies would mark this years World Whisky Day falling on May 19, senior hotel industry officials in three metros said.World Whisky Day is celebrated on the third Saturday...

18-May-2018 Udhampur

World Museum Day celebrated at Udhampur

The District Administration, Udhampur in collaboration with Department of Achieves, Archaeology, INTACH (Jammu Chapter), and other line departments and stakeholders organized an impressive function hereat Bhartiya College of Education to mark the International...

17-May-2018 New Delhi

Prenatal hypertension can affect foetus growth, warn experts

Preeclampsia -- a high-blood pressure condition during gestation -- can potentially restrict the growth of the foetus and affect pregnancy outcomes, say city-based health experts.Preeclampsia usually gets triggered around 20 weeks of pregnancy and can be potentially...

13-May-2018

Banning lead shot: Good for birds & people

World Migratory Bird Day this year breaks new ground with the campaign being a joint exercise between UN Environment's Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) on the one hand,...

21-Apr-2018

Shun plastics, plant more trees, create behavioural changes

Earth -- our home -- is a truly magnificent place. Around 8.7 million species have lived and evolved on this planet over and across time immemorial. It is a purely vibrant place we inhabit -- and it is in grave danger.The environment is the core for any country...

07-Apr-2018 Budgam

Multi-specialty camps held in Budgam on World Health Day

On World Health Day, daylong multi-specialty camps were held at various Primary Health Centers across the district.One such camp was inaugurated by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Budgam Dr GM Dar in presence of BMO Soibugh Dr Mehmooda at PHC Wadwan of Block...

06-Apr-2018

Palliative care a silent, slow-evolving revolution in India

Recently, I spent an hour with a group of resident doctors and public health graduates. With World Health Day (April 7) approaching, our discussion naturally centred around health.The conclusion: The world's healthcare system does not provide true healthcare....

01-Apr-2018

The importance of children's books

Language development is very important in the early years -- from communicating using facial expressions, movement of the body and crying, to the use of verbal and sign language.The minds of young children are like sponges, they have the ability to absorb a lot...

24-Mar-2018 Budgam

World TB Day observed across Kashmir Division

To raise public awareness about the health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis, various awareness programmes were held across the division to mark the World Tuberculosis Day-2018.The theme for observing the Day worldwide was ‘Wanted Leaders...

24-Mar-2018 Jammu

World TB Day observed at Jammu

A  function was held at Chest Disease Hospital Bakshi Nagar Jammu to observe the World Tuberculosis Day.Dr. Chander Parkash, Deputy Director (HQ) Dr. JP Singh, State Epidemiologist, Dr. Sanjay Turki, Chief Medical Officer, Jammu, Dr Yash Karsyal, Assistant...

23-Mar-2018 New Delhi

How a phone call is saving lives of TB patients in India

In a world flooded with technological advancements, can a phone call save lives? This is happening as part of a project developed by software giant Microsoft in India.The project, named "99DOTS", which began in 2013 helps patients with Tuberculosis in India...

22-Mar-2018 Bengaluru

'Bengaluru's taps may run dry if authorities don't act'

Water taps in India's Silicon Valley may soon turn dry if authorities don't revive Bengaluru's water bodies and conserve scarce water resources, ecological experts stressed on Thursday."The city is sitting on a ticking time bomb. Considering the rate at which...

21-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Google celebrates Ustad Bismillah Khan's 102nd birthday

Search engine Google on Wednesday paid tribute to Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, one of India's most beloved musicians, on his 102nd birth anniversary with a special doodle.The doodle, designed by Chennai-based illustrator Vijay Krish, celebrates Khan...

15-Mar-2018 Hyderabad

Meditate to overcome insomnia, sleep disorders

In good news for chronic insomniacs, an ongoing study at the WellSpan York Hospital in the US to assess the impact of "Heartfulness Meditation" on insomnia has shown promising results.Twenty-eight participants diagnosed with chronic insomnia completed an...

08-Mar-2018 Srinagar

International Women’s Day celebrated across Kashmir division

To commemorate social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women, various functions were held across the Kashmir division to mark the International Women’s Day with a pledge to make concerted efforts to transform women’s lives and ensure their...

08-Mar-2018 New Delhi

'Relatable role models' help women thrive : Google India

There is an urgent need to highlight "women role models" who are relatable, so that more women get inspired and come forward to utilise economic opportunity, grow and succeed in their businesses, which can ultimately help bridge the gender gap in our society,...

08-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Equal pay for equal work still a distant dream for Indian women

There is an increasing focus on women's empowerment and gender equality in our public discourse and every year it reaches its peak on the occasion of International Women's Day. But how much of equality actually exists when it comes to wages or pay scale in...

08-Mar-2018 New Delhi

These women are breaking the glass ceiling behind the lens

"Females are strong as hell." That's just a line from the theme song of the sitcom "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", but it's true. Women are strong and powerful enough to run shows, push the creative boundaries and call the shots as directors, producers and writers...

03-Mar-2018

Big Cats: Predators under threat

It is a startling statistic which beggars belief, but the truth is there are more tigers living in captivity in the US than survive in the wild in their natural habitat in Asia -- several sub-species are already extinct, and those that remain cling on in...

02-Mar-2018 New Delhi

India celebrates festival of colours to welcome spring

Millions of young and old across the country on Friday celebrated Holi, smearing vibrant colours on each other and exchanging sweets to spread joy and welcome the beginning of spring in India.Amid shouts of "Holi Hai" and roadside dances to the beat of drums,...

13-Feb-2018

Love profane and sacred - the message of romance from Urdu poetry

Another Valentines Day is on us, and will be enthusiastically observed by those who want against the backdrop of usual noises about it being a "western custom", "against Indian traditions" and the efforts of the 'moral' vigilantes. But the opposition seems perplexing...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Dump the heartbreak the trendy way

Bollywoood is giving a fillip to the idea of dealing with a heartbreak innovatively and is romanticising it by dumping sad songs for peppy breakup numbers, and giving out fun ways to move on.From burning your ex's photograph to calling up one's former lover to...

04-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Is heart a casualty after cancer survival?

While cancer has almost become one among the lifestyle diseases today, advances in treatment have ensured a growing number of survivors. But, are these survivors living a healthy life going ahead? The answer seems to be no. Instead, they are more likely to...

02-Feb-2018 Shimla

Himachal's Pong wetlands nest 1.10 lakh birds

Over 110,000 feathered guests of 107 species were recorded in a census in Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, officials said on Friday. Among them the bar-headed goose, the common coot and the northern pintails are the prominent species.During the two-day...

14-Jan-2018

Nasser : Forgotten colossus of the Arab world

An abiding image of much of the Arab world now would be members of an indiscriminate and unconscionable violent Islamist terror group, but it was not always like that. A few decades ago, the model was a hugely charismatic and genuinely popular ruler (despite...

03-Jan-2018 Kishtwar

Republic Day arrangements reviewed in Kishtwar

To review the arrangements for Republic Day celebration, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana , here today.While constituting different committees for smooth conduct of the national event, DC took a detailed...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Lok Sabha condemns Pakistan treatment of Kulbhushan Jadhav kin

Cutting across party lines, members in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday condemned Pakistan's treatment of the mother and wife of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, after which External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said she will make a statement on the issue on...

03-Dec-2017

At 70, Indian Navy is self-reliant, shipshape (Dec 4 is Navy Day)

Navy Day this year is a good occasion to reflect on its journey and evaluate its progress over the last 70 years. The Indian Navy was an exceedingly small force at the dawn of independence and, while being a product of both its British inheritance and the...

25-Nov-2017

The man behind 'Peanuts' and his inspired imagination

He can be hailed as creator of the longest-running, most popular comic strip ever, which saw its characters used from selling insurance (Metlife) to nickname an Indian Air Force chief (NAK Browne). But Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" was not only a cartoon series...

19-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Zeenat Aman turns 66, speaks of lessons learnt in life

Veteran actress Zeenat Aman turned 66 on Sunday and spoke about a ritual that remains unchanged.How did the diva ring in her birthday this year? "With my two sons," she said."That ritual remains unchanged. When I was younger and a daughter rather than a mother,...

19-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Entrepreneurship is a lonely path for women

Being a woman entrepreneur may be aspirational for many, but is it easy being one? As people celebrate women entrepreneurship day on Sunday, many of them say entrepreneurship is not for the faint-hearted and it's important to have self-belief in a path strewn...

18-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Antibiotic resistance: 'Bad bugs, no drugs' turning into reality

With the growth of antibiotic resistance already complicating treatments for several diseases in India including common urinary tract infections, the country appears to be in an advanced position to immerse itself in the ignominy of the fast-arriving post-antibiotic...

18-Nov-2017

Indira Gandhi's fearlessness brought out the best in her

No past Prime Minister of India evokes as much passion as Indira Gandhi. Her admirers believe she could do no wrong and was the messianic leader India needed in her time; her detractors hold her responsible for creating a personality cult, encouraging dynastic...

17-Nov-2017

These modified postures are safe, beneficial for expecting moms

This Prematurity Day, lets bring everyone's attention to how crucial the issue of premature birth is. Its been a leading cause of death in children below the age of five. Babies born too early are more prone to have long-term health issues.One out of seven...

14-Nov-2017 Madurai

On Children's Day, film celebs hope for better future for kids

On the occasion of Children's Day on Tuesday, Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Priyanka Chopra wished for better education and care for children.Here's what they tweeted:Amitabh Bachchan: Happy Children's Day....

10-Nov-2017

Those magnificent Indian air warriors of WW1

World War I finally came to a blood-soaked end on November 11, 1918. As we mark the 99th anniversary of the Armistice, there is increasing recognition of the roles played by Indians in that war.Books by Shrabani Basu, Gordon Corrigan, Vedica Kant, and others...

01-Nov-2017

In praise of veganism: From fad to growing food habit

Veganism as a concept comes from a sense of responsibility towards animals and animal products and towards the need for a healthier lifestyle. In a world where people are looking to turn to healthier foods and lifestyles, veganism could just be the need of the...

31-Oct-2017 Jammu

National Unity Day observed across Jammu Division

To commemorate the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel being celebrated as the National Unity Day various programmes were today held across Jammu Division. At Rajouri District Development Commissioner, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, flagged...

30-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'1984 riots shut our doors to a better life'

Located in a dingy and dirty lane, there's hardly any scope for the sun's rays to penetrate into Surjeet Singh's 50 sq yard home. The two room set is the only shelter for him, his wife, four children and widowed mother, to whom the house was alloted after his...

13-Oct-2017

'Babu Samjho Ishare': Kishore Kumar's onscreen talent

A complete entertainment package in Bollywood -- a playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter, he was also its biggest eccentric. And that is why while Kishore Kumar's mellifluous, versatile voice still permeates some...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Maintain healthy weight to curb risk of cancer

The problem of weight gain is not to taken lightly, even though the unending and often too-good-to-be-true solutions coming from the ever burgeoning weight management industry seem to suggest so. Be warned -- for a few extra kilos today can multiply tomorrow,...

10-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Stigma barring Indian workers from seeking mental health care

Chronic stress stemming from the workplace can lead to mental health disorders, but they often stay untreated because of the social stigma attached to it, causing damage to an individual's health and career, health experts have warned.The National Mental Health...

10-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Watch your waistline as you binge-watch

On-demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are leaving no stone unturned to increase their Indian subscriber base. Their library of movies and shows forces you to binge-watch. So do TV channels with their marathons, but don't let watching shows or...

01-Oct-2017

Gandhi -- a never-ending inspiration in the world of literature

Creativity and inspiration are the two defining factors for most writers and their craft. But while creativity is largely the process of generating original ideas, inspiration is random. Sometimes it comes from the simplest of things. Like the life of Mahatma Gandhi....

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