Friday, October 30, 2020

Special Stories

Stars and planets grow up together as siblings: Study

BERLIN: In a unique study, astronomers have found compelling evidence that the planets begin forming while stars are still infants and they grow up together like siblings.

Kirti Kisan Union invokes Banda Singh Bahadur to find solution into farm issue

NAWANSHAHR: In no mood to relent till the farm laws are repealed, the youth wing of a prominent farmers’ organisation of Doaba and Malwa, Kirti Kisan Union (KKU), has now decided to invoke Banda Singh Bahadur, a disciple of Guru Gobind Singh, by organising as many as four farmers’ conferences on current farmers’ issues at Rahon (Nawanshahr) and  Dina Sahib (Moga) on October 26 and at Gurdas Nangal (Gurdaspur) and Sirhind (Fatehgarh Sahib)  on October 27 to mark his 350th birth day.   

Global climatic events abrupt shifts in Indian Summer Monsoon-a study

CHANDIGARH: Global climatic events like the Roman Warm Period, Medieval Climate Anomaly, and the Little Ice Age may have had significant impacts on India’s landscape, vegetation, and socio-economic growth, with abrupt shifts in the Indian Summer Monsoon (ISM) coinciding with these climatic events.

Narmada valley is the centre of human evolution—Dr A.R Sankhyan

BILASPUR (HP): Research paper of Dr A.R.Sankhyan, renowned anthropologist of Himachal Pradesh on “Evolutionary perspective on Narmada Hominin Fossils” was published on August 20 last. The paper findings confirm the hypothesis of two lineage of culturally and physically distinct hominins (human ancestors)in the region during Pleistocene times (2.50 lakh to 70,000 years ago). It sheds light on the theory that once the valley had been inhabited by two-type of human ancestors—a large bodies species and hitherto unknown pygmy-size man.

Declare Sultan Pur Lodhi Qila Sarai National Monument: Residents

PHILLAUR: Residents of Phillaur, Nakodar, Shahkot, and Sultan Pur Lodhi subdivisions have demanded that the historic Qila Sarai in Sultan Pur Lodhi should be declared as a National Monument and be handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India for proper maintenance.

Coronavirus Vaccines: R & D Landscape

Need to free Bollywood from underworld's clutches: Muralidhar Rao

NEW DELHI: BJP National General Secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, who has been vocal on behalf of the saffron party in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, has said that the time has come to free the Bollywood film industry from the clutches of the underworld.

Is The Tribune Group a sinking ship ? Former staffer Sukhdev Singh raises serious questions

CHANDIGARH: Sukhdev Singh former staffer of The ribune published from Chandigarh has raised serious concerns about the financial position of The Tribune Group, blaming the members of The Tribune Trust for mismanagement. He claims that The Tribne Group is sinking ship. The Tribune group is publishing three newspapers The Tribune in English, Punjabi Tribune in Punjabi and Dainik Tribune in Hindi.

From acquiring citizenship of a Caribbean country, Dawood bought new properties in Karachi

NEW DELHI: Nestled in the beautiful Windward Islands of the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of Dominica (CoD) is a country with a small population of less than 80,000 people. With the help of Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Ministry, underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has acquired the passport of CoD under its Economic Citizen Programme, reveals the latest dossier on the Karachi-based kingpin of D-Company, prepared by Indian intel agencies.

Five held for stealing silver anklets worth Rs 60 lakh

MATHURA(UP):The Mathura police have arrested five robbers, who were allegedly involved in a theft of 91 kilograms of silver anklets worth Rs 60 lakh, after a brief encounter.

Five ways to achieve work life balance during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only taken a toll on the health quotient of people across the globe, but it has also triggered stress button in careers, personal finances, family life, and work-life balance. Most millennials in the age group of 24-45 years in India are working professionals and the shift to the new normal work style is taking a mental toll on workers. Most of them are not able to take a breather even after being in the comfort of their own homes.

Shinderpal Kaur Emerges As Beacon for Others, joins Self Help Group To Become Self Reliant

Shinderpal Kaur- one of the members of “Mata Gujri Self Help Group”, Mavi Sappan village in district Patiala of Punjab which was formed in December 2015 under the National Rural Livelihood Mission, has emerged as a beacon for others.

Lakshyam helping women to be self-reliant during lockdown

NEW DELHI: Recently, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has released data that suggest that the nationwide lockdown has led to a rapid increase in cases of domestic violence. During the first four phases of the lockdown, Indian women filed more domestic violence complaints than recorded in the last 10 years. But even this unusual spurt is only the tip of the iceberg as 86% women who experience domestic violence do not seek help or register complain in India and 77% of the victims did not even mention the incidents to anyone.

1000 years earthquake signatures found for the first time in Spituk Lake Ladakh

CHANDIGARH: For the first time, earthquake signatures are reported in the upper part of the Spituk Lake which was in existence for 1000 years ago, claimed Dr Ritesh Arya, an internationally renowned Geologist. His paper discusses the geological history of the right side of the proximal part of the Khardungla glacier which was on melting after late Ice Age gave rise to glacio-lacustrine deposits and exposed around the granites.   

Military aggression not first by China, won't be last: Lobsang Sangay

DHARAMSALA: The ongoing military aggression across the Himalayas is not the first by China and it won't be the last. India never shared a border with China -- it is the Indo-Tibet border. Knowing its strategic significance, India should consider the geopolitical importance of Tibet as one of its core issues.

India's China Challenge

Yadong, on the southern edge of Tibet, is where China meets India. Getting there takes you right across the roof of the world, a day-long drive from Lhasa. As I leave Lhasa and head south, towards India, the long and winding road traverses pristine lakes, many of which are sacred for Tibetans, their banks dotted with dozens of worshippers lying prostrate, yaks in tow. Our journey ends in the Chumbi Valley town of Yadong, a small, muddy and underwhelming frontier outpost that, in a sense, presents a perfect snapshot of the India-China relationship.

Over 60% feel India hasn't given a 'befitting reply' to China

NEW DELHI: A majority of Indians don't think the government has given a "befitting reply" to China, in wake of the recent violent border clash that saw 20 Indian soldiers martyred, as per the IANS-CVoter Snap Poll on China.

'Amid widespread community transmission in India, hard choices have to be made'

NEW DELHI: Once there is widespread community transmission, as there is in India now, hard choices need to be made, said Babak Javid professor at the Tsinghua University School of Medicine in Beijing and a consultant in infectious diseases at Cambridge University hospitals.

Earning a livelihood by Sewing

NEW DELHI: Mahatma Gandhi wrote the story of Indian independence through introduction of Charkha loom.  The theory stands relevant today when India is working its way towards becoming “Atmanirbhar.”  National Sewing machine day is paving the way for specially-abled in tough times of COVID-19 and is showing them a way to contribute towards the idea of becoming Atmanirbhar.

Man held for posting nasty remark against ex-colleague

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police have arrested a man for allegedly posting obscene and derogatory remarks against a senior colleague on the company website suspecting that he was fired because of her.

Park transformed from a stinky pond in Alipur by Pargat Singh MLA

JALANDHAR: MLA from Jalandhar Cantt Pargat Singh today dedicated a park in village Alipur to the people after the village Panchayat constructed it over a stinky pond with the help Punjab government.

Khalsa Pride-DSGMC turban bank helps Sikhs hold their head high

DELHI: Marking the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak ji,Delhi Sikh  Gurdwara  Managment Committee has started an unique initiative  to motivate Sikh youngsters  to take pride in Turban  which represents Sikh faith and is  core piece of sikh  identity. 

Lucknow to celebrate 'Dev Deepawali'

Why women in this UP village never fast on Karva Chauth

MATHURA:On a day when almost all married Hindu women are fasting on the occasion of 'Karva Chauth', women in Vijau village in Mathura resist observing the fast lest they endanger the lives of their husbands.

Onion, tomatoes, garlic stolen in Lucknow

LUCKNOW:Bizarre though it may sound but a man in Lucknow has been robbed of onions, garlic and tomatoes. The soaring prices of these vegetables apparently have a lot to do with the theft.

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.