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21-Jun-2017 United Nations

Stamps release, water puja, meditation mark Yoga celebrations at UN

The UN began the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations with the release of stamps, a water puja and meditations for peace in the world's most diverse gathering of nationalities, religions and races.More than 1,000 people, including permanent representatives...

21-Jun-2017 Jammu

3rd International Yoga Day observed across JK

The 3rd edition of International Yoga day was celebrated across Jammu province with great vigor and enthusiasm. At Udhampur, a large number of people participated in special yoga classes organized by district administration in collaboration with different...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

How the author saved herself with ten-minute yoga routine

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing yoga on the global stage, the ages-old vedic practice is now gaining international recognition. However, there are many who want to practice yoga but aren't sure how to go about it."The 10 Minute Yoga Solution" (HarperCollins/...

04-Jun-2017 Keylong

Brown bear sightings in Himachal have conservationists smiling

The frequency of sightings of the Himalayan brown bears in Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh is increasing, warming the hearts of conservationists and naturalists since it indicates the species is thriving at elevations ranging from 15,000 to 20,000 feet...

04-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Disposable sanitary napkins mess up health and hygiene

Long-lasting, comfortable, stain-free and affordable are the thoughts that come to every woman's mind when she picks up a disposable sanitary napkin.What doesn't occur to most women is that over a billion of these non-compostable sanitary pads are making their way...

27-May-2017

Remembering John F. Kennedy and his legacy

On May 29, the United States and the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth.Tragically, President Kennedy, or JFK as he was known universally, did not live to see the ripe old age of 100 or even get close to it. He was assassinated...

26-May-2017

The world's scariest actor, but not always

This tall, imposing and deep-voiced actor's achievement lay not only in the over 300 onscreen appearances in a more-than-six-decade-long acting career, with a role almost every year, but that these usually included the characters deemed the epitome of evil,...

21-May-2017 New Delhi

'Travel responsibly, respect indigenous communities'

Conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable tourism by working with local communities needs to be the focus of the tourism industry, say researchers.In the Hindu Kush Himalayas alone, nearly 71.5 million tourists visit every year, say researchers of an international...

20-May-2017 New Delhi

When a wine maker forays into the whiskey space

Why would a wine maker foray into the whisky space? To give it a twist!"We've always wanted to offer something new to our consumers and therefore Eclipse is crafted with a twist, with the addition of a matured Grape Spirit and blended with peated malt and...

19-May-2017 New Delhi

Rusty and his timeless tales : A life less ordinary

E-books and digital media are on the rise today but one writer we would always love to read in print is Ruskin Bond. Even in an age of popular fiction, his works transcend the barriers of time.His novels and short-stories hold enough juice to move readers, but...

18-May-2017 Srinagar

International Museum Day observed in Srinagar

Department of Culture today observed International Museum Day by organizing a special exhibition of various artifacts at SPS Museum.The exhibition was inaugurated by Secretary Department of Culture Dilshada Khan. Artifacts including Kushan Gold Coins, Satanaite...

18-May-2017 New Delhi

Alert granny spots eye cancer of baby brave heart

A vigilant grandmother noticed a white cat's eye in her 15-day-old granddaughter Sampada and brought her to Delhi from Nepal for treatment.Sampada, whose mother had eye cancer which was detected late, leading to loss of vision, is now being treated at...

18-May-2017 New Delhi

Daddy Dearest : Ruskin Bond's memories of his father

It is almost customary for Ruskin Bond to surprise his readers with a subtle reference to his childhood. The readers on the other hand -- having devoured much of his works -- prefer to assume that they know all about the life and times of this timeless...

17-May-2017

Hypertension can affect children too, not just adults

If you thought hypertension is a condition that affects only the adults and the elderly, you are otallyt mistaken. Paediatric hypertension is well on the rise.Primary hypertension is predominantly associated with a positive family history of hypertension,...

17-May-2017 New Delhi

Hypertension can put you at increased risk of stroke

Ignorance, people say, is bliss. Not so with hypertension though. For, uncontrolled high blood pressure, if left untreated over a prolonged period, can cause a stroke by damaging the blood vessels in the brain, health experts have warned.What amplifies the problem...

13-May-2017

The author who dreamt of Manderley, reinvented a genre

Even if she had written just one or two of her over dozen novels, she would have easily figured among the world's greatest writers with her brand of 'Gothic romances', but Daphne du Maurier went on to leave a wider literary impact -- not the least with an...

12-May-2017

Finding the course of a dreaded disease - for eight annas

Affecting humans across all continents for centuries, this debilitating disease was long believed to be caused by unhealthy vapours, which gave its name - malaria (from Latin for bad air). While several scientists in the 19th century began zeroing in on its actual...

12-May-2017 Srinagar

Nurses are at the front line of health JK

The Department of Nursing Administration of SKIMS today celebrated the International Nurses Day in the SKIMS Auditorium. The practicing Nurses and Nursing Administrators, Faculty of Bibi Haleema College of Nursing Technological Science and College of Nursing,...

12-May-2017 New Delhi

It's never too late to be a mom

"Thirty, flirty and thriving" -- that's what the younger version of actress Jennifer Garner's character wished for in the 2004 film "13 Going on 30". If one wishes similarly, marriage and children will take a back seat at 30. Though there are risks attached to...

11-May-2017

An emancipated, fiesty woman on and off the screen

If acting prowess is to be assessed by awards, Katharine Hepburn wins hands down with four Oscars for acting -- the most ever -- right from her third film to her third-last in an over six decade career as a leading lady. But famous for portraying feisty,...

11-May-2017 New Delhi

New-age moms ditch early maternity leave, doctors approve

"I would continue to do normal things as everybody else because that's what it is," actress Kareena Kapoor Khan had said during her pregnancy. Like her, several new-age mothers now continue to work during their last trimester of pregnancy and medical experts...

03-May-2017

The girl for whom Wonderland was created

In Depression-era America, a prominent feature in many newspapers in April-May 1932 was not about the dire economic situation but local engagements of an 80-year-old British woman, who happened to be a most famous literary figure. However Alice Pleasance...

30-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Far from Maharashtra, Marathi flourishes Down Under

A group of migrant Maharashtrians, separated by some 10,000 km of oceans and nations, have joined hands to keep Marathi language, culture and traditions alive in far away Australia.The brainchild of the Marathi Association of Sydney Incorporated (MASI),...

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...

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