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Month: September 2015

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  • Rs.46.74 lakh unaccounted cash seized in Bihar

    Rs.46.74 lakh unaccounted cash seized in Bihar

    Carrying out a sustained drive to prevent use of money power in the forthcoming Assembly polls in Bihar, the authorities have seized Rs 46.70 lakh accounted cash from various districts in the past 24 hours, according to a release issued by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Wednesday. While Rs 23.15 lakh unaccounted cash was …

    September 30, 2015
  • Lalu lying on quotas: Amit Shah

    Lalu lying on quotas: Amit Shah

    Lalu lying on quotas: Amit Shah

    September 30, 2015
  • Cultivating awareness

    Cultivating awareness

    West Bengal Heart Foundation and Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission took a noble initiative by organising a life saving workshop for students to help people encountering heart attacks on 19 September. The workshop was on Basic Life Support and symptom recognition of heart disease and heart attack. West Bengal Heart Foundation is a non-government organisation that is …

    September 30, 2015
  • No room for diktat in Indian society: RSS Gen Secy

    No room for diktat in Indian society: RSS Gen Secy

    RSS General Secretary Suresh ‘bhaiyya ji’ Joshi on Wednesday said that unlike other societies where work is done through ‘fatwas’ or ‘commandments’, good traditions in India developed over time and there is no mention of any diktat. Speaking at an event organised by Delhi unit of Sewa Bharati, the RSS body engaged in social work, …

    September 30, 2015
  • Setting global goals

    Setting global goals

    The year 2015 marks a historic moment as the global community is gearing up to make the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) towards the adoption of the new set of developments goals, termed as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   Leaders from 193 countries are attending the United Nations General Assembly during 20th to …

    September 30, 2015
  • Gender bender

    Gender bender

    The last decade has brought around plenty of changes and the most pronounced of them all is the massive presence of women in the corporate sector. And a dipstick into the work mode of men and women has revealed a strange tale, unheard of in India. Women, not men, are raring to go, reveals a …

    September 30, 2015
  • Delhi roads that lead to history

    Delhi roads that lead to history

    Mir Dard Road, behind Maulana Azad Medical College, leads to Mehndian, where are situated the graves of the two great poets and a religious reformer. Khwaja Mir Dard flourished during the reigns of Mohd Shah and Shah Alam (1719-89). He lived near the Barafkhana, west of paharganj, and did not leave his home even during …

    September 30, 2015
  • Glamping in Ladakh

    Glamping in Ladakh

    Glamping" or glamorous camping is the buzzword in vacationing these days…Outdoorsy locations, proximity to nature and a sensory experience, which engages the mind and body and panders to the adventurous soul… What’s not to like? Enter Camp Chamba Thiksey in Ladakh, the great Himalayan desert. A spectrum of vibrant colours, centuries-old monasteries, cobalt blue lakes, …

    September 30, 2015
  • Irreplacable additions to Bollywood diaries

    Irreplacable additions to Bollywood diaries

    This supplement had, a few months back, carried a comprehensive story on the titles penned on Bollywood stars and musicians, some of which, like And Then One Day by Naseeruddin Shah were autobiographies of the celebrities while the likes of Ten Years With Guru Dutt by Sathya Saran and Rajesh Khanna, The Untold Story of …

    September 30, 2015
  • Library unplugged

    Library unplugged

    Encyclopedia Britannica India has launched Library Unplugged on 18 September at the Noida, U.P. Specially designed for school librarians, this event witnessed the assembly of renowned principals and librarians from over 50 prestigious schools of the region and luminaries in the education space.  Library Unplugged is an e-library solution offering innumerable reference titles to assist …

    September 30, 2015
  • Felicitations galore

    Felicitations galore

    Vrihattar Kolkata Pradeshik Maheshwari Sabha organized "Pratibha Samman Samaroh 2015" at Kala Mandir Auditorium on 19 September 2015 where 225 meritorious students were felicitated who have proven their excellence in educational fields which included Class X and XII Boards (85%) and 90 % for other boards also CA, CS,ICMAI, MBA,MBBS, IPS and IAS to further …

    September 30, 2015
  • Looking beyond

    Looking beyond

    Winds of change are blowing over the villages of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan. Whether it is an online school education system in Dunlod town, e-waste management at Nawalgarh or skill development centre for women and a water ATM at Baseewa village, the residents are happy beneficiaries of these changes brought about by MR Morarka- GDC …

    September 30, 2015
  • Experimental learning

    Experimental learning

    Haryana Department of School Education has launched a massive Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP), part of Quality Improvement Program (QIP) in about 3,200 primary schools under its statewide part funded by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) which has committed US$ 2.7 million over three years to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to provide QIP management support …

    September 30, 2015
  • Pain of Partition

    Pain of Partition

    A bygone era came alive in the Capital last week when letters written during the colonial era from and to Lucknow revealed life in the regal city from the 1850’s to the present times. Right from the uprising to the subsequent rebuilding of Lucknow, the plague of the 1903 to 1936 floods, the freedom movement …

    September 30, 2015
  • Women empowerment

    Women empowerment

    In the 21st century women are equal to men in most of the fields and why won’t they be. It’s high time that they get back their honour. But are they really free? Since childhood small girls are taught to be disciplined, soft-spoken understanding and adjustable whereas boys are always taught to be rough and …

    September 30, 2015
  • Catching up with the maestro

    Catching up with the maestro

    Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri is one of the finest tabla players of the Lucknow gharana India has ever produced. He has been the accompanist to Swarasamrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan for over almost four decades and is now the Head of the Department of Percussion of Ali Akbar College of Music. He is also the Chairman …

    September 30, 2015
  • Personal laws need urgent reform

    Personal laws need urgent reform

    The Supreme Court (SC) has reminded the Union Government thrice in this year of its obligation to enact a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) as enshrined in Article 44 of the Constitution. This Article being one of the directive principles of State Policy directs, non-bindingly of course, that the “State shall endeavour to secure for the …

    September 30, 2015