Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Special Stories

Chasing auroras

NEW DELHI: As winter blankets the Northern Hemisphere, a celestial dance unfolds across the night sky – the enchanting display of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. Under the Arctic night sky, witness the ethereal glow of the Aurora Borealis, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Reconciliation is what the Partition Museum hopes to achieve: Kishwar Desai

AMRITSAR: No matter how many times one visits the Partition Museum in Amritsar, the 'Gallery of Hope' always makes you stand still. Amid the horror of 1947, this life-affirming space asserts the painful yet important process of reconciliation, of certain acknowledgements and the will to move forward without trying to erase.

Reconciliation is what the Partition Museum hopes to achieve: Kishwar Desai

AMRITSAR: No matter how many times one visits the Partition Museum in Amritsar, the 'Gallery of Hope' always makes you stand still. Amid the horror of 1947, this life-affirming space asserts the painful yet important process of reconciliation, of certain acknowledgements and the will to move forward without trying to erase.

Punjab farmer Dilpreet Singh who turns exporter of ready-to-cook millets to Australia

CHANDIGARH: The Central government's Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has facilitated around 500 startups in marketing and exporting millet based value added products.

Landmark UN report reveals shocking state of wildlife

SAMARKAND: The first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report was released on Monday by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a UN biodiversity treaty, at the opening of a major UN wildlife conservation conference (CMS COP14) and revealed some startling facts.

For the children, by the children

NEW DELHI: Entirely conceptualised with children from 10 government schools in Ambedkar Nagar, Tigri and Khanpur areas of New Delhi, the Kalakriti Arts Festival (KAF) to be held on February 12 and 13 is a two-day visual delight with art installations, artful corners, exhibitions, interactive spaces and performances by students.

L.K. Advani: The charioteer whose Ram Rath Yarta set the narrative for 'saffron surge'

NEW DELHI: Bharat Ratna to Lal Krishna Advani couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time: in the immediate aftermath of fulfillment of promises of the charioteer of the Ram Rath Yatra and dreams of crores of people on January 22 – “Ram Lalla hum aayenge, mandir wahin banayenge.”

China identifies tagging site of heron found in Imphal

IMPHAL: Manipur based People for Animal (PFA), has learned that a ringed juvenile black-crowned night heron, which landed at a pond in Imphal and died recently, was banded in its leg in Beijing-based Weishan bird banding station.

Shrinking Moon can risk Artemis mission with quakes & landslides: Study

NEW YORK: Even as Earth's Moon continues to shrink, it may cause landslides and quakes in the lunar South Pole -- the potential landing site for the Artemis mission, according to a team of scientists.

Widowed radio jockey defies male priests, performs daughter's marriage rituals

PANAJI: While the Goa Assembly in its last session had discussed ways to stop ‘widow discrimination’, the wedding ceremony of two doctors has set an example of giving dignity to widows by allowing the bride's widowed mother to perform the religious rituals.

Guru Gobind Singh's sword worshiped in Jaipur on Prakash Parv

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari, on the Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh on Wednesday, performed a special puja at the City Palace, where she worshiped his 338-year-old sword kept there.

Lord Ram has geographical, spiritual relations with Punjab: Swami Rajeshwaranand

CHANDIGARH: “The geographical and spiritual connection of Lord Shri Ram with Punjab and Punjabiyat is so deep as all the poets, philosophers, scholars and historians associated with Punjabiyat have already talked about it. But, the greatest authentic spiritual fact is from ‘World Guru’ Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, wherein Lord Ram is described as incarnation of Treta Yug”, said Acharya Swami Rajeshwaranand, while sharing his view on the topic ‘Sarv Sanjhi Punjabiyat’.

Critical gaps exist in workplace safety for women in India: Report

MUMBAI: A staggering 40 per cent of working women experiencing workplace insecurity are unaware of the protective measures offered by the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act, according to a report on Wednesday.

The Valor of the Char Sahibzade: A Tale of Sacrifice and Courage

In the heart of Punjab, during the tumultuous times of the Mughal empire, four young souls stood unwaveringly against tyranny and injustice. They were the Char Sahibzade, the four noble sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Their names echoed through history, etching their valor and sacrifice into the annals of Sikhism. We pay tributes to four Sahibzadas every year on Martyrdom Days from December 26 to 28 at Fatehgarh Sahib.

Oxford University Press names 'Rizz' as word of the year

LONDON: After more than 32,000 votes and a team of language experts, Oxford’s Word of the Year 2023 is "rizz" -- an internet slang which pertains to someone’s ability to attract another person through style, charm, or attractiveness.

How India’s enemies met their fate in 'safe havens'

NEW DELHI: Killing of terrorists by unknown gunmen in Canada and Pakistan, who were responsible for attacks on the Indian soil, has led to a massive diplomatic row between India and Canada.

Hardyal Singh, progressive farmer, has been farming potatoes, maize, cucumber and sugarcane without burning crop residues for the past 7 years.

BATIALA: Hardyal Singh, a progressive farmer of Parowal village in Gurdaspur district, has been cultivating crops such as peas, potatoes and sugarcane for the past 7 years by using crop residues (wheat, paddy and sugarcane) without setting them on fire.

People from other states fall in love with traditonal food, dance and attires of Punjab in Tourism summit

SAS NAGAR: In the first Punjab Tourism Summit and Travel Mart organized with the objective of promoting tourism of the state, guests from other states enamoured with the sumptuous food, traditional dances and attires of Punjab on the second day of this mega event at Amethi University, Mohali on Tuesday.

Joti Foundation lends helping hand to humanity in trying times of flood devastation

FAZILKA: Living up to the eternal principle of 'All Humanity is One', the Joti Foundation based in Chak Sherewala, Sri Muktsar Sahib, is selflessly serving the mankind ever since its inception by Late S. Prabhjot Singh Brar alias Joti Brar. At present, it is run by his better half Mrs. Sarabjit Kaur Brar and illustrious sons Advocate Ajit Brar and Prabhkiran Brar.

AAP leader Satyendar Jain interim bail plea be treated like ordinary prisoner: CBI to SC