Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Special Stories

Prabhas donates Rs 1 crore to Andhra CM Relief Fund for flood victims

HYDERABAD:Actor Prabhas has donated a huge amount of Rs 1 crore to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's Relief Fund. After the recent floods which caused devastation in some areas of the state, the 'Baahubali' actor has donated the money.

Weather improves in J&K, Ladakh

SRINAGAR:After a day of rain/snow, weather started improving in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Monday.

New US Defence Posturing

In the last week of November, the administration of US President Joe Biden released a Global Posture Review (GPR), to ensure the footprint of American service members worldwide is correctly sized and supports strategy. The Pentagon says that the review will help it "best allocate military forces in pursuit of our national interests" and it has sought to focus efforts on moving away from the Middle East and focusing on countering China.

Kufri, Narkanda in Himachal experience season's first snowfall

Kufri, Narkanda in Himachal experience season's first snowfall

'I'm fine', says Kamal Haasan on return from hospital, thanks everyone for wishes

CHANNAI: Announcing that his stay at the hospital was over, actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Monday announced that he had returned to work and that he was doing fine.

Clashes with China: Indian warships were deployed at forward positions, says Navy Chief

NEW DELHI: Indian warships were deployed at forward positions during the border clashes with China at the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh, said Indian Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar on Friday, pointing out that the security situation at the northern borders has added to the challenges India faces.

Mumbai medico B. K. Misra is first Indian chairman of WFNS Foundation

MUMBAI:Mumbai medico, Dr. B. K. Misra of P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC has been elected Chairman of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Foundation, an official said here on Friday.

UN Biodiversity Convention postpones in-person sessions

MONTREAL: Due to the uncertainties posed by the emergence of the Omicron variant, and the resulting travel measures and restrictions imposed in certain countries, the resumed sessions of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) scientific and implementation bodies, as well as the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3) have been postponed.

Cambodia allows entertainment venues in capital to reopen

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia on Tuesday allowed all karaoke parlors, nightclubs, and bars in capital city Phnom Penh to reopen after a long halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Devotional Day in MRA

CHANDIGARH: Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary Model School, Sector- 27 A, Chandigarh held an auspicious 'Yajna ceremony' in the school campus in commemoration of the 25th death anniversary of Shri Hardayal Mahajan Ji, President J.B. Charitable trust (1957- 1996) and to pay tribute and remember him along with Chief Patron Mrs. Shakuntala Mahajan, they both worked hard to built this renowned institution. He left a legacy for the students and the society.


Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's vegetable recommendations for winter

NEW DELHI: Winters in India have always beckoned for that hot, steaming bowl of tomato and pepper rasam or the mellow, millet based Raab. Certain dishes like sarson ka saag, undhiyu, nimona pulao are winter specialites in the country.

'The lives of Sikh gurus, Granth Sahib represent a remarkable unity of thought'

NEW DELHI: Growing up in Sikkim, he had never learned to read Gurumukhi as a young man. The coming of age happened when he was pursuing graduate studies in the US and a series of "fortuitous encounters" with Sikhs inspired him to learn about his faith. And proof that faith can move mountains is evident from his book "The Story of the Sikhs - 1469-1708", a comprehensive account of the ten Gurus that intricately weaves in accounts from the Guru Granth Sahib, the Dasam Granth and epic Braj poetry.

Humanitarian crisis in Gilgit-Baltistan

Canadian coalition of leading aid agencies, The Humanitarian Coalition, describes a humanitarian crisis as a "singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well-being of a community or large group of people". Well, that is exactly what the people of Pakistan occupied Gilgit-Baltistan are faced with: a humanitarian crisis.

Truth behind government's approach to Sikh religious affairs in Pak

Pakistan always tries to wash away its stigma of being a pro-terrorist country in the world community. The idea of opening the Kartarpur Corridor was also hatched to improve its image and mislead Sikhs around the world. But in reality, Pakistan holds a guileful attitude towards minorities. Despite its best efforts for progress and economic prosperity, the oppressive system/mindset has never been lenient for minorities. Hindus and Sikhs are infidels and persecution of infidels is like 'charity' for Islamic fundamentalists.

Ditch dairy to save male calves, urges PETA India

CHENNAI: Calling urgent attention to the pitiable condition of male calves in the dairy sector, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has urged people across India to shun dairy and dairy products.

BIG FM forays into social commerce space with BIG Living

MUMBAI:BIG FM, one of the country's leading radio networks, has ventured into the social commerce space with its latest offering -- BIG Living (https://bigliving.shop), a platform for those who abide by the Buy Good, Do Good, Feel Good way of life.

Acclaimed historian, author Babasaheb Purandare passes away at 100

PUNE:Renowned historian, authority on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, celebrated writer and theatre personality Balwant Moreshwar 'Babasaheb Purandare' passed away in a private hospital following a brief illness early on Monday, his family sources said.

Katrina, Vicky to tie the knot at Six Senses Fort in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are all set to tie the knot at the Six Senses Fort Hotel in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district.

3,000-yr-old Indian poetry translated into Arabic

SHARJAH: The Arabic version of a book containing 3,000-year-old Indian poetry was launched at a private ceremony on the sidelines of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).

Ornithologist Salim Ali's forgotten radio-casts now come 'alive' in book

MUMBAI: In a unique initiative, the forgotten radio broadcasts of legendary ornithologist, the late Dr. Salim Ali have been compiled and brought 'alive' in a book form, which will be released on November 12, marking the 125th birth anniversary of the 'Birdman of India'.

Diwali Gifting: Your last minute guide

NEW DELHI:  It's almost Diwali and if you still haven't managed to sort your gifts out, you're running out of time. You can't go wrong with something for the home or the hostess and even some tech related products which are always appreciated. We've curated a list of items you can't go wrong with:

Leander Paes joins Trinamool Congress

PANAJI: Indian tennis ace and Olympic medal winner Leander Paes joined the Trinamool Congress in a formal induction ceremony in Goa in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Oxford Bookstore opens entries for Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize 2022

NEW DELHI:  The Oxford Bookstore has announced the seventh edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize with jury members Shashi Tharoor, Kunal Basu, Shobhaa De, Priti Paul and Alka Pande

Ranveer lauds NCERT's move to introduce school texts in sign language

MUMBAI: Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who has been lobbying with authorities to declare Indian Sign Language (ISL) as the country 23rd official language, and signed a petition in support of the cause, has lauded the steps taken by India to make textbooks and other educational material accessible for deaf children in sign language.

41% of Indians unaware of examinations related to women's health

NEW DELHI:  Over the last one-and-a-half-year, people have been vocal about both mental and physical health in relationships. Even while miles away from one another, people kept checking on the health and well-being of their loved ones. However, one issue, i.e., breast cancer has been affecting women throughout the world, and it still needs much more focus and attention.

Indians rarely make time for arts and culture, says survey

NEW DELHI:  One of India's leading private museums, the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) Bengaluru, has released new primary research conducted by the ReReeti Foundation, on audience behaviour in India's cultural sector.

Delayed justice is no justice at all—feels Joginder Singh, 92-year-old

CHANDIGARH: A lecture delivered against racism in Kenia has changed the course of Joginder Singh’s life and his case is of the extreme dedication of 92-year-0ld man and failure of justice system. Ever since his petitions were filed at various forum and remained for continuously 40 years. He went back to memory lane and said that time the UK authority cracked down on political activists.

Celebrating Devi, the Mother Goddess

NEW DELHI:  'Stories from the Womb', will unravel mythical stories of the Mother Goddess by ace storyteller and eminent dancer Anita Ratnam. The virtual story telling session hosted by National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) will be followed by a Garba Raas workshop by renowned Bharatanatyam and Kathak dancer Avani Shah.

First report of fossils from Leh

CHANDIGARH: Lakes of present and past in Ladakh have fascinated the humansince time immemorial and these lake played important role for thetraders on the old silk route. If we say Leh and surrounding areas was a city of Lakesthousand years ago which were more beautiful and extravagant thenthe present lakes of Pangong and Tsomo-riri ,there will be noexaggeration .

Scolded by parents, UP girl shoots self

SITAPUR: An 18-year-old teen who was initially believed to have been killed in an attack, has now been found to have shot herself with the licensed rifle of her father, after she was scolded by her parents for neglecting studies.

Two Historic Volumes of Guru Granth Sahib in Kashmir

During the course of third Udasi from 1515-1517 C.E., Guru Nanak Sahib visited Kashmir. From Baltal, following a dangerous snow covered mountainous route through Pahalgam, Amarnath and Ashu Muqam, Guru Sahib reached the city of Mattan. Mattan has been very famous for the ancient ruins of Martand and connected springs. It is here that Guru Nanak had a meeting with Pandit Brahm Dass and Kamal Faqir.

Big B launches NFT with Rhiti Entertainment's platform BeyondLife.club

NEW DELHI:  The BlockChain Phenomena NFT (Non-Fungible Token), which has recorded around $2.5 billion in NFT sales globally is poised to take a leap forward with the launch of BeyondLife.club, an NFT platform with A-Listed of Brands, Celebrities and Athletes from South East Asia. BeyondLife.club marks a ground-breaking partnership between Rhiti Entertainment, one of India's fastest-growing conglomerates and the World's leading Decentralized No Code NFT Exchange Platform - GuardianLink.io.

Historic Sikh shrines in Afghanistan

According to Sikh chronicles, Kabul was a major center of Sikhism. Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan. Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana came from Baghdad and stayed at Kabul in 1520-21. Historic in Panchak, Jatha (Kabul). In memory of Guru Nanak Sahib, a Gurdwara was built by Sikhs but after 1947, the government of Afghanistan demolished it and built a road.

Panjab University dental institute stands tall amongst dental colleges in India

CHANDIGARH: The Week, in association with Hansa Research and the India Today conducted the prestigious best colleges survey 2021 to rank the top Dental Colleges in India. Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Panjab University, Chandigarh ranked 17th Best amongst the Dental Colleges in the country and 10th Best amongst Government Dental Colleges all over India, by The Week survey. In the India Today Ranking of best Dental Colleges the institute ranked 23rd.

3.5 year old Kunwarpartap bags records for extraordinary memory

LUDHIANA: A living testimony to the famous saying that age is just a number, Kunwarpratap Singh who is just 3 and half year old has secured his names in India Book of Records, International Book of Records and selected in Child Prodigy Magazine for his sharpest memory.

Heritage-rich village Chakmoh cries for adoption- says renowned heritage consultant Dr PC Sharma

PARKASHPUR (HP): Next year India will be celebrating 75thcommemoration of Independence but still a number of villages in Himachal Pradesh are wallowing in poverty, ignorance, illiteracy, negligence and lack of essential civic amenities.

Fewer news bulletins hurting our External Broadcasting

One day I listened to the entire Des Punjab Service of All India Jalandhar on FM 103.6 relayed by All India Radio Amritsar. To my utter dismay, there was not even one news bulletin during the ninety minute long service beamed to Pakistan, especially Lahore. Prior to it was the half an hour long Saraiki Service, there was no news bulletin in that one too. At least half of Pakistan’s population speaks Punjabi and it deserves at least one news bulletin in Punjabi.

Believed to be Indian, 17 still languishing in Pak Jails

NEW DELHI: Believed to be Indian nationals, Gullo Jan, Naqaya, Hasina and Ajmeera are among 17 "mentally unsound persons" who are still lodged in Pakistani jails as they have not been able to give any other particulars about themselves except their names.

Modi hails Karnataka woman for piloting Oxygen Express

BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed woman loco pilot Sireesha Gajini of the South Western Railway (SWR) for also steering the Oxygen Express ferrying the life-saving gas from Jharkhand's Jamshedpur to Bengaluru on May 21.

Characteristics of Punjab’s leading airports

Punjab has only two well meaning airports, Amritsar and Chandigarh. The others are merely military bases improvised to handle limited commercial flights. The traffic patterns and characteristics of Punjab’s two major airports are marked different. Amritsar is decidedly the oldest airport in Punjab.