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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...

19-Nov-2016 Belsand/Parsouni (Bihar)

Community participation changing open defecation scenario in Bihar

Till October, Sitwa Devi, Munia Devi and their daughters were defecating in open fields near their villages, like millions in Bihar. Not any more. They were sensitised, motivated and persuaded to live with honour, dignity, self-respect and lead a healthy...

14-Nov-2016 Pune (Maharashtra)

Children's Day Google doodle is by Pune schoolgirl

An 11-year-old schoolgirl from Pune has designed Monday's Google doodle, celebrating Children's Day that also marks the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.The student, Anvita Prashant Telang, studies in Vibgyor High School...

13-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Keep a check on diabetes to avoid visual impairments

Diabetes, if not checked in time, may lead to serious eye problems that may even lead to blindness in later life, health experts have warned.High blood sugar from diabetes is associated with damage to the tiny blood vessels in the retina, which leads to diabetic...

13-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Headache after lunch can indicate reactive hypoglycemia

Twenty-three-year-old Rahul (name changed) faced an unusual problem. He used to suffer dizziness, anxiety and regular headaches every time after having a meal. When the problem persisted, he decided to see a doctor and on investigation it was found that the root of the problem...

02-Nov-2016

Acting violently: Charles Bronson and his 'tough guy' film career

He was an unlikely movie hero, with an average height and build, a rough-hewn appearance instead of good looks, a voice low and gravelly than pleasant, and a languid, laid-back air that however couldn't conceal an unmistakable toughness. These attributes...

21-Oct-2016 Sydney

Sydney Opera House to turn gold for Diwali

Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House is about to turn gold to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, for a night.New South Wales Premier Mike Baird will visit the Opera House next Friday night to witness its colour change, Xinhua news agency reported.Before...

20-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Men can also get osteoporosis

Long thought to be a "women's disease", osteoporosis can affect men too because apart from the hormonal changes around menopause, factors such as low testosterone levels, sedentary lifestyle choices, excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking or tobacco-use...

15-Oct-2016 Hyderabad

Biofortified pearl millet varieties to reduce iron, zinc deficiency

Micronutrient malnutrition because of iron and zinc deficiencies is a serious public health problem in low- and middle-economy countries worldwide.In India alone, about 80 percent of pregnant women, 52 percent of non-pregnant women, and 74 percent of children in the...

11-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan turns 74, gets jukebox from fans

On his 74th birthday on Tuesday, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan unveiled a jukebox gifted to him by his fans. He said it is "precious and memorable" for him."A few years back, someone for Amsterdam had come and told me, 'We make such things and we...

10-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Obesity may hamper your sexual and social life : Experts

Obesity is a major health challenge worldwide. Apart from known health hazards such as heart disease and diabetes, it can also prevent sexual intimacy and may ruin your social life, experts say.India is home to the third-highest number of obese and overweight...

09-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Celebrating 67th Raising Day by Territorial Army

The Territorial Army celebrated it’s 67th Raising Day on 09 October 2016. To mark the occasion, an impressive parade was held at the Army Parade Ground in New Delhi. In a befitting ceremony, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Army Staff reviewed the parade...

09-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Territorial Army celebrates 67th Raising Day

The Territorial Army celebrated its 67th Raising Day on Sunday with an impressive parade here in the presence of army chief General Dalbir Singh.General Singh reviewed the parade at the Army Parade Ground and complimented the Territorial Army (TA) fraternity...

04-Oct-2016

A truly Bohemian intellectual and his abiding relevance

In an era when populist rhetoric and rituals trump achievements and genuine belief, democracy exists, but with its key principles of dissent and non-conformity not only ignored but threatened, and totalitarianism no longer only a feature of dictatorships,...

01-Oct-2016

Follow the Gandhian path to overcome intolerance

A whole book can be written on how Mahatma Gandhi's ideas are relevant today. He was a visionary and possessed a very powerful mind and hence thought deeply and wrote on basic human issues and problems facing India in those times. Those issues are as relevant...

29-Sep-2016 Udhampur

DDC joins Walkathon on ‘World Heart Day’

The district administration Udhampur in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-specialty Hospital, Katra today organized a “Walkathon” to mark World Heart Day.District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Niraj Kumar, flagged off the Walkathon...

29-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Heart disease fast catching up with young Indians : Experts

Heart disease has affected the young Indian population 10 years ahead of their Western counterparts -- particularly over the last three decades -- owing to sedentary lifestyles and lack of exercise, the nations top cardiologists have warned.Heart disease or...

27-Sep-2016 Srinagar

Tourism Dept celebrates World Tourism Day

The Department of Tourism organized a function in connection with World Tourism Day here today. The aim of celebrating the day was to foster awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.The event was chaired...

26-Sep-2016 Srinagar

Governor greets people on WTD

Governor N.N. Vohra has greeted the people on the occasion of the World Tourism Day on 27 September.In his message, the Governor observed that the World Tourism Day is celebrated for generating worldwide awareness about the social, cultural, political and economic...

24-Sep-2016 Agra

World Rivers Day to focus on plight of Yamuna

As hundreds of voluntary groups across 70 countries prepare to celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, river activists in Vrindavan and Agra have drawn up plans to highlight the sad state of the river Yamuna, the life-line of Krishna's Braj mandal.In Vrindavan,...

24-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Asha Parekh's one birthday wish

Veteran actress Asha Parekh, who will turn 74 in October, recently had a health scare which landed her in the hospital. She says her birthday wish is to remain healthy."I was at home watching television when I suddenly felt an acute pain in my stomach and started...

21-Sep-2016 Leh

Militants should get fair share of hearing: Buddhist monk

Buddhist spiritual leader and active globetrotting environmentalist the Gyalwang Drukpa wants militants to get a fair share of hearing to present their side of the picture.Even as terrorism has attained alarming proportions globally, the Gyalwang Drukpa told...

15-Sep-2016 Jammu

49th Engineers’ Day celebration

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary, today said that “Engineers are backbone of nation’s development and their contribution is essential for success of campaigns like Make in India, Smart City and Digital India”.The Minister was...

15-Sep-2016 Jammu

GCET celebrates Engineer’s Day

Government College of Engineering & Technology celebrated 49th Engineers’ Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of legendry Sir, Mokshagundan Vasvesvaraya.On the occasion, a symposium on the topic “Emerging and Innovative Trends in Engineering & Technology”...

13-Sep-2016 Dehradun/Dharamshala

Wild Life Institute Of India Celebrated 7th Himalaya Day

To teach the importance of the mighty Himalyas and to create awareness to save the snow ranges , The ‘Himalayan Day’ is celebrated on 9th September  by the National Institute of Wild Life ,which is situated at Dehradun ,since 2010 . The is being organized...

10-Sep-2016

Had 9/11 not happened, would Daesh not have been spawned?

"Never forget" is the oft repeated refrain used when talking about the attacks of September 11, 2001. Yet, it often seems an empty phrase brought out yearly for memorial services and invoked by politicians seeking to justify the latest round of new counter-terrorism...

07-Sep-2016

Bhupen Hazarika: Cultural colossus from India's northeast

How does one analyse the genius of a multi-faceted icon like Bhupen Hazarika? The biggest danger lies in ending up highlighting one aspect, at the cost of missing out on the overall persona. However, it can safely be said Hazarika was one of the colossal...

05-Sep-2016

The foremost Indian teacher's diplomatic and political successes

Soon after he became India's second President, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday began to be celebrated as "Teachers' Day", given his belief that "teachers should be the best minds in the country" and his impeccable career as an educationist. But along...

05-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Celebs get nostalgic about school on Teachers' Day

Bollywood celebrities like Vidya Balan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sajid Khan were in a nostalgic mode and thinking about their school days on the occasion of Teachers' Day on Monday.Here's what they tweeted:Vidya Balan: Happy Teachers' Day to all my teachers at St.Anthony's...

04-Sep-2016 Shillong

Catholics, others in Meghalaya overjoyed as Mother Teresa becomes Saint

Catholic across Meghalaya erupted with joy as Pope Francis pronounced Mother Teresa of Calcutta a Saint of the Catholic Church even as thousands were glued to television sets to witness the canonisation at St. Peter Square in Vatican City.There were special prayers...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Mother Teresa finally becomes Saint Teresa

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, revered for her work among the poor in India, a Saint of the Catholic Church."We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said to a roar from the thousands...

04-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Maharashtra's Mother Teresa church renamed after her sainthood

Thousands of Christians, many with tears of joy in their eyes, witnessed a solemn ceremony in which the Blessed Mother Teresa Church in Virar was rechristened as 'Saint Mother Teresa Church' here on Sunday evening.The special mass was celebrated by the Archbishop...

04-Sep-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Catholics celebrate as Mother Teresa becomes Saint

Catholics in Kerala celebrated on Sunday as Mother Teresa was elevated as a Saint of the Catholic Church.Currently Catholics here have three native saints Kuriakose Elias Chavara, popularly known as Chavara Achen, and Sister Euphrasia, popularly known as Evuprasiamma...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Mother Teresa finally becomes Saint Teresa

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, revered for her work among the poor in India, a Saint of the Catholic Church."We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said to a roar from the thousands...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Pakistani heaps praise on Mother Teresa

A leading Muslim philanthropist in Pakistan has described Mother Teresa as "a great social worker who dedicated her whole life to the service of humanity".Teresa did her work without any distinction of caste or religion, said Faisal Edhi, in a message...

04-Sep-2016 Mumbai

A reluctant assignment fetches memorable blessing from Mother Teresa

It was in the early 1990s when Mother Teresa visited Mumbai to attend a private NGO's function at the Y.B. Chavan Auditorium.My boss then, Indian Express Chief Reporter D.K. Raikar looked around the department, espied me lolling around and pounced on me...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Nun to Saint: Mother Teresa timeline

Landmark events in the life of Mother Teresa who was declared a saint by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday:* 1910: Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, present-day Macedonia, on August 26; Baptised on August 27* 1922-1923: At age 12, feels first call...

04-Sep-2016 Bhubaneswar

Road in Odisha named after Saint Teresa

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik named a road here after Saint Teresa, coinciding with her canonisation at the Vatican on Sunday.The Chief Minister dedicated the fly-over road linking Satya Nagar and Cuttack-Puri road in her memory. The road is named as...

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