Friday, May 20, 2022

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ITBP deployed at Kedarnath after huge influx of pilgrims

NEW DELHI: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been deployed on Kedarnath temple premises for security and crowd management following heavy influx of pilgrims.

Has India's Dharmachakra inspired the Roma people's movement for identity and rights?

NEW DELHI: It is not well-known, but the Roma people, who are scattered across the globe, and Indians share deep commonalities of lifestyles, beliefs, values, customs and habits. Throughout history, the Romani people have practiced and preserved their ethnic culture, tradition and language, in spite of constant marginalization, discrimination, and persecution. Roma is internally segmented as a community and dispersed throughout the world with different social and political milieus.

Videography of Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi to begin on Friday

VARANASI: Videography survey and inspection of the Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal at the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi complex in Varanasi is all set to begin on Friday.

Nominations for Padma Awards 2023 open till Sep 15: MHA

NEW DELHI: The online nominations or recommendations for the Padma Awards 2023 to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day next year opened on May 1 and the last date for nominations is September 15, 2022.

US private sector adds 247,000 jobs in April

WASHINGTON: Private companies in the US added 247,000 jobs in April, indicating a slower growth in a tight labour market, payroll data company Automatic Data Processing (ADP) reported.

Sharif leverages personal relations with Saudi Arabia, resets ties soured by Imran Khan

NEW DELHI: In Shehbaz Sharif -- the Pakistani Prime Minister, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reposed massive confidence. Within a fortnight of taking over as the Prime Minister, Sharif made his first foreign visit to Riyadh to reset ties with the kingdom which had been strained by his predecessor Imran Khan.

France rejects far-right

French President Emmanuel Macron clinched another five-year term in the Elysee Palace, becoming the third politician to achieve this feat. His victory also bought sighs of relief, from Brussels to Washington. Macron beat out far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in the presidential elections, a contest that risked shattering the Western alliance against Russia, and jeopardising the very survival of the European Union (EU).

I've witnessed a phenomenal change at Yorkshire CCC post racism scandal: Lord Kamlesh Patel

MUMBAI: Lord Kamlesh Patel took over the reins of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club at a time when the organisation was at its lowest, battling allegations of institutional racism levelled by Asian-origin cricketer Azeem Rafiq.

Buddha Dharma: The perennial wealth

NEW DELHI: The rise of the great civilisations of the world witnessed the development of literature, art and sophisticated philosophical systems from the Greeks to the Indian system.

Lemon, petrol being offered free with mobile accessories

VARANASI: Lemons are now being offered free with mobile accessories.

'Legislation in Modi era has brought economic & social justice'

NEW DELHI: Pro-active legislative action since 2015 has brought fair play and social justice in the Indian economy and the returns surpass the economic reforms of 1991, says Vivek Sood, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, whose new book, 'Progress Of The Indian Economy' was released by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday evening.

Fresh engineering graduates from rural Nashik cash in on IT job demand

NASHIK: Santosh Kangane from Gulwanch village in Nashik was in his final year of engineering when the lockdown was imposed. Like scores of others, he feared he would drown in the pool of the growing unemployment figure in the country, amid the pandemic.

Destress curly tresses

NEW DELHI: Curls have made a comeback with every curly hair girl adoring her coils, twists, and turns that occur naturally. The journey from stress to loving your tress is a process of knowing and understanding your curly hair.

It's all happening in Kerala -- Good Friday, Vishu and Ramadan

Thiruvananthapuram: It is after several years that the festival of harvest Vishu in Kerala has fallen on a day when the Christians are observing Good Friday, while the Muslims are in the midst of their Ramadan fast.

Rajasthan govt to organise Sundarkand Path on Hanuman Jayanti in Jaipur

JAIPUR: Rajasthan government will organise Sunkarkand path on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti on Saturday.

Back to office breakfast ideas by a celebrity chef

NEW DELHI: Working from the office alongside your colleagues and friend has resumed. While most of us secretly wished for offices to open, going back to the office routine still feels hard. The two most challenging issues in the office routine are waking up early and preparing a healthy breakfast. A meal that does not consume much time and is easy to prepare so you can reach the office on time.

Vaishno Devi to get 1,281-metre ropeway from Katra to Adhkuwari

JAMMU: To facilitate the pilgrimage in the 700-year-old Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu, the shrine board on Tuesday gave approval to the much awaited proposal to construct a 1,281-metre long ropeway between Katra and Adhkuwari.

Joining the dots between Partition and the present day

NEW DELHI: Publishing in the 75th year of Indias Independence and Partition, Aanchal Malhotras "In The Language of Remembering - The Inheritance of Partition" serves as a reminder of the price this land once paid for not guarding against communal strife, and what could happen once again should we ever choose division over inclusion.

What is Bio Nuclear War?

Bio nuclear war (BNW) is going on on our earth at the moment. Like there was a nuclear war in Japan. That’s how bio nuclear war happens. This fighting style is invisible, unknown, untold, unheard, unsolved, amazing, unimaginable, impossible (for humans).

Author-journalist A.S. Panneerselvan heads jury for 2022 JCB Prize for Literature

NEW DELHI: Journalist and editor A.S. Panneerselvan is the jury chair for the fifth edition of the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature, India's richest literary award. Jury members are -- Author Amitabha Bagchi, author and academician Rakhee Balaram, historian and academician Dr J Devika and, author Janice Pariat.

Yogi govt to build rainwater harvesting pits in villages

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to form water committees and ensure conservation of water leaking from pipelines by construction of rainwater harvesting pits on a war footing.

Weather to remain dry & hot in J&K, Ladakh during next 24 hours

SRINAGAR: Weather remained dry in J&K and Ladakh on Friday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast dry and hot weather in the two union territories during the next 24 hours.

Coca-Cola to set up Rs 1,000 Cr plant in Telangana

HYDERABAD: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) on Thursday announced that it will set up a second factory in Telangana with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore.

Clear weather forecast in J&K, Ladakh during next 24 hours

SRINAGAR: Weather remained dry in J&K and Ladakh on Thursday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast clear weather in the two UTs during the next 24 hours.

Indigo co-founder gifts Rs 100 crore to IIT-Kanpur

KANPUR: Rakesh Gangwal, co-founder of budget carrier IndiGo and an IIT Kanpur alumnus, has made a personal donation of Rs 100 crore to support the School of Medical Sciences and Technology at his alma mater.

Ghaziabad engineering students win Uber hackathon

NEW DELHI: Uber announced on Monday the winners of the Uber HackTag 2.0, for creating the next big innovation prototype that will reimagine the way the world moves for the better.

Must read books written by Indian authors

NEW DELHI: India is known for its art, literature, and writing. There are many amazing Indian authors to pick from when it comes to Indian literature, thus here is a list of some excellent Indian author books you can read.

India charting its own path

The last one-month has shown the tenacity and astuteness of the Indian foreign policy, and the "correctional change" which the current polity is trying to achieve through it.

Lord Nataraja idol recovered from TN sculptor's workshed

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Police's Idol Wing has recovered a 5-ft-high Lord Nataraja statue from the workshed of a sculptor in Thanjavur district.

5 reasons to choose Seychelles for the summer

NEW DELHI: Summer is synonymous with beach fun, and Seychelles is every beach lover's dream vacation destination. Summer activities for visitors include lounging on pristine beaches, participating in outdoor adventures such as hikes and treks, island excursions, and sailing. Travellers who would rather avoid the sun than bask in it can indulge in world-class wellness at spas and luxurious hotels that provide relaxation with a breathtaking view.

Organise more A tours; bring back longer format for women's domestic cricket: Mamatha Maben

NEW DELHI: Former India skipper Mamatha Maben thinks that organising more A tours for the India women's team and reintroducing the longer format of the game at the domestic level will benefit the national side in the longer run.

'Depressive disorders among adults estimated to be 2.7% in India'

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Health Bharati Pawar on Tuesday said as per the National Mental Health Survey 2016, conducted by National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru in 12 states of the country, the prevalence of depressive disorders among adults of 18+ years population in India is estimated to be 2.7 per cent,

Amazon Glow is now available to all in the US

SAN FRANCISCO: After a few months of invite-only sales, tech giant Amazon on Tuesday announced that Amazon Glow is now available for all customers in the US and it will come with a library of Amazon Kids+ games, visual arts activities, books and other features.

Bihar legislators watch 'The Kashmir Files' in Patna

PATNA: Several NDA legislators and some Opposition leaders in Bihar watched 'The Kashmir Files' movie in a multiplex in Patna on Monday evening.

Disney vows to help repeal Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill

LOS ANGELSE: As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the 'Don't Say Gay' bill into law, The Walt Disney Company issued a statement vowing to help repeal the controversial legislation.

Malayalam book on 'Kashmir Files' earns rave reviews

Thiruvananthapuram: A new book against the backdrop of the much discussed blockbuster film by Vivek Agnihotri "The Kashmir Files" in Malayalam has generated a great response.

Drinking coffee could benefit heart, help you live longer: Study

NEW YORK: Contrary to worries among some doctors and the public, drinking coffee may protect your heart instead of causing or worsening heart problems, find a new study.

Granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi inaugurates 'Modi Story'

NEW DELHI: Sumitra Gandhi Kulkarni, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, on Saturday announced the launch of 'Modi Story', a volunteer-driven initiative to bring together inspiring moments from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's life.

Clear weather to continue in J&K, Ladakh during next 24 hours

SRINAGAR: Weather remained mainly clear and partly cloudy in J&K and Ladakh on Saturday as Meteorological Department (MeT) has forecast mainly clear weather to continue during the next 24 hours.

Shadow of new Covid variant on Oscar celebrations

LOS ANGELSE: Organisers are taking precautions to prevent the 2022 Academy Awards from being a super-spreader, as other awards shows and film festivals have proven to be in the pandemic era.