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Gandhi and Bose: Freedom fighters at odds with each other

NEW DELHI: It is the eternal riddle, one that for most remains in the realm of unsolved mysteries. Of course, Netaji is now part of myth. His exploits part of legend as he tried freeing India from the yoke of British tyranny. At odds with the Mahatma, he chose a perilous path for himself. Like the big four in the Indian Independence story - Mahatma Gandhi himself, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Mohd Ali Jinnah, he too was an Anglophile having studied in England. But from follower of Gandhi he turned into a rebel, one who built an Army to foil the British. Meeting Hitler and Tojo in the process.

Disabled Success Stories Showcased

HYDERABAD: An Exhibition of Products Produced by Disabled is organised at the 3Day National Summit of and for Divyangan currently underway at Sharadhamam Shikshana Kendra, Bandlagua Jagir, Hyderabad.

Last narrow gauge line in Central India to chug into history

NAGPUR: The old world magic and excitement of travelling leisurely by trains on narrow gauge railway lines, is fast becoming a thing of the past world over, including India.

A ‘Continental’ landmark now for Virasat-e-Khalsa; becomes the most visited museum in Asia

CHANDIGARH: Virasat-e-Khalsa, the pioneer museum built by State govt. at Sri Anandpur Sahib has scripted another chapter in its rising glory by becoming the most visited museum in the Asian sub-continent. Announcing this here Minister of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi said the ‘Asia Book of Records’ have confirmed the record of ‘maximum footfall in a museum in a day’ in the name of Virasat-e-Khalsa which will feature in the next edition of Asia Book of Records. The museum has witnessed a record footfall of 20569 visitors on 20th March 2019.

China hacks free trade route, chokes Punjab cycle industry

LUDHIANA:  Punjab's bicycle industry is huffing and puffing to survive as cheaper Chinese imports, allegedly entering India through a free trade agreement China is not even a part of, are putting them out of business.

Ranbaxy: Why cutting corners didn't work

NEW DELHI: American investigative journalist Katherine Eban pored over roughly 20,000 internal documents from the US FDA, including emails, memorandums, minutes of meetings and thousands of internal government records, as also replies under the Freedom of Information Act, to piece together a riveting and definitive account of how once storied Indian pharma major Ranbaxy blatantly cut corners - to improve its bottom line.

No Selfie, No Salary

BARABANKI(UP): Yes, you read the title correctly. Taking selfies for fun and sharing is common these days and people irrespective of gender indulge in it. However, in Barabanki (in Uttar Pradesh), selfie will determine the salaries of teachers.

Kidney swap unites Hindu, Muslim families

In a rare gesture, a kidney swap was successfully conducted between a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Kashmir at a private hospital near here.

Mom's act: Young TV actors don't fear being typecast (Mother's Day is on May 12)

Marriage is not on the cards in their real life, but these young TV actresses, some as young as 15, wear the 'mom' label with pride in their reel life even though they work in an industry where actors tend to get stereotyped.

Kerala's eldest man celebrates 102nd birthday

Philipose Mar Chrysostom, the senior most metropolitan of the Thiruvalla-headquartered Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church and also Kerala's oldest man, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Saturday.

JGU launches report on higher education in India

The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday.

Jaish chief stayed in Ashok & Janpath hotels in Delhi in 1994

Details emerging from Pulwama mastermind Maulana Masood Azhar's interrogation report -- when he was in Indian captivity for five years -- reveal that like 26/11 perpetrator David Coleman Headley, he too roamed around India without any fear. On exiting IGI, like Headley, he too was driven to the Ashok Hotel slapbang in the middle of LBZ and the heart of India's diplomatic community (Headley had stayed at the Mumbai Taj and got GPS coordinates for all the locations for 26/11).

This warrior struggles for tribal women to get a fair deal

The fair sex is not getting a fair deal in tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh - but Rattan Manjari will have none of this.

Snatam Kaur Performed Live at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony

NEW DELHI: Snatam Kaur performed at the 61st Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, at The Microsoft Theatre on Sunday, February 10th, 2019. Snatam, who is a world-renowned Sikh sacred chant singer, has received a Grammy nomination in the New Age category for her album Beloved in this year's competition.

The Early Life of Guru Gobind Singhji

High in the sacred mountains of the Himalayas, where the air is cold and clear, there is a secluded place known as Hemkunt Sahib.  In this holy place saints had meditated for millennia, and yogis and rishis here had accomplished great spiritual disciplines.  In ancient days, here the exalted Rishi Dushdaman sat in deep meditation, passing the ages in love of his Lord. 

'Jallianwala Bagh massacre was preceded by reign of terror by the British'

CHANDIGARH: As the country gears up to observe the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of innocent, unarmed Indians by ruthless British forces, the events before and after the April 13, 1919, killing of hundreds clearly indicate that the British rulers of that time were unnerved by the unrest in Punjab in general and Amritsar in particular, which led them to do something which could "teach a lesson" to the Indians.

Harchand Singh Bains Foundation donates four computers to school for poor children in Nangal

NANGAL TOWNSHIP: Harchand Singh Bains Foundation formed in the memory of late Sardar Harchand Singh former Principal of Government Senior Secondary School Nangal today donated four computers to the Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Public School run in Gurdwara Ghat Sahib Nangal for the poor children.

Nirmal : A landless Farmer Excels In Vegetable Growing

Nirmal Kumar, a landless farmer of Banga has emerged as a role model for the unemployed youth and distressed farmers. He has set worth emulating example by adopting occupation of cultivation of vegetables on a land procured on lease. 
Though he has to pay a hefty lease amount of Rs 40,000 per acre for doing cultivation on seven acre land at nearby village Jeendowal but he fetches handsome profit after paying the annual lease amount easily.

Kaffan Bol Peya’: A Father’s unique way to protest against Drug Menace

It is 8:30 in the morning and the early Sun is shining bright in this small and nondescript border town when a knock on the door disturbs the laying of breakfast in a normal middle income house. The door is opened and a man wearing black cloak which looks like a coffin is outside along with his aged wife. They introduce themselves as a beleaguered couple who lost their son to drugs two years back and they are going door to door now to make the people aware how drugs are ruining families and each one should protect their wards.

Overseas Indian sets up region's first Tech based Dairy Farm in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Fifty -four year-old Deepak Gupta, was till recently based in  Singapore, heading the commodities business in Asia for Agri-Major Cargill. He left the stable & comfortable environment of an international career to follow his dream of setting up a technology enabled modern dairy farm  in Punjab, despite friends & colleagues advising him against taking the step.

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