Friday, August 19, 2022
Human Interest

B'luru civic agency draws flak as roads wither soon after Rs 23 cr repair work ahead of PM's visit

BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which drew flak from the public for spending Rs 23 crore for the facelift of 14 km roads in Bengaluru ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit, is again finding itself on a spot.

Indian govt announces Agnipath scheme for recruiting youth in Armed Forces (Analysis)

NEW DELHI: In a transformative reform, the Indian government has cleared the 'Agnipath' scheme for recruitment of youth in the Armed Forces. The youth selected under this scheme will be known as 'Agniveers'. Agnipath allows patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the Armed Forces for a period of four years.

Buddha Purnima in Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR: Mongolia celebrates Buddha Purnima on Tuesday (June 14) marking the birth of Siddhartha Gautam (Gautam Buddha) on this day.

Long distance running legend Hari Chand passes away

CHANDIGARH: Two-time Olympian and double Asian Games gold medallist, Hari Chand passed away on Monday at the age of 69.

Monsoon getaways

NEW DELHI: A quick vacation in the monsoons is a great way to recharge those batteries and indulge in some R&R. Here are some places which make for a spectacular getaway through the rainy season.

Bihar child undergoes successful surgery, parents thank Sonu Sood

PATNA: With help from Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, a two-and-half-year old child from Bihar's Nawada got a new lease of life on Thursday.

Violence is symptomatic of the alienation of Punjab's youth (Book Excerpt)

The average man, particularly the average young man, or woman, may have trouble articulating their situation, but they know what they are experiencing: stagnant economy, deep trouble in agriculture, symptomised by an appalling number of rural suicides every year, collapse of industry, no jobs and no hope of jobs, a state government that in fact has no money and falls deeper into debt with every passing year.

Celebrity chef Kunal Kapur shares delectable treats for summers

NEW DELHI: Amid the season of beaches, watermelons, sunglasses and long days overshadowed by the sweltering heat, we tend to constantly seek cold treats and snack to hydrate our body. This has its own demerits, when you crave for something cool you go for an ice lolly instead of a glass of fresh juice. Hence, it's time to make nutritious and smart choices when it comes to preparing our favourite summer delights. It's time to indulge in eating right and eating fresh.

Niyogi re-introduces 2022 International Booker Prize Winner Geetanjali Shree's Debut Novel 'Mai: Silently Mother'

NEW DELHI: As a celebration of the recognition given to noted Hindi author Geetanjali Shree and Translations by the International Booker Prize 2022, Niyogi Books has re-introduced her debut novel 'Mai', translated to English as 'Mai: Silently Mother' by Nita Kumar.

Jaskaran Singh, Jay Firke decode Apple 'WWDC22 Swift Student Challenge'

NEW DELHI: Patiala-born Jaskaran Singh and Pune-based Jay Firke are among more than 350 students from 40 countries and regions who have been selected as Apple's '2022 Swift Student Challenge' winner for showcasing extraordinary coding skills.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav- DC and District and Session Judge flag off cycle rally on World Bicycle Day

BANGA: Dedicated to Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav being celebrated throughout the country to imbibe the spirit of Nationalism among the people, the district administration today organized a cycle rally from Kahma’s Government Senior Secondary School to Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of legendry freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh on World Bicycle Day.

Fresh organic strawberries likely cause hepatitis A outbreak in the US, Canada

LOS ANGELSE: A multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the US and Canada is likely linked to contaminated organic strawberries sold in leading grocery stores, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

An auction steeped in royal elegance & timeless luxury

NEW DELHI: The meticulously curated catalogue offers a comprehensive insight into the rich craftsmanship and design heritage of the Indian subcontinent and the western world. AstaGurus upcoming 'Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Exceptional Timepieces' auction will present a stellar collection of 132 lots and is scheduled to take place on May 30-31, 2022.

Myanmar's humanitarian crisis

NEW DELHI: India has taken a measured stance on the situation in Myanmar since the military took over power in February 2021. This stance is necessitated by the need to keep in mind the China factor in ties with Myanmar and continue to keep that nation at the centre of its Act East policy.

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.

Your celebrity inspired Eid outfit

NEW DELHI: Wondering what to wear for Eid celebrations? Is there anything more flattering than a stunning and effortless kurta set? Take your cue from Bollywood's fashionable set.

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.

BJP appoints Assembly in-charge for Delhi's Rajinder Nagar bypolls

NEW DELHI: The Delhi BJP on Friday appointed the Assembly in-charge for upcoming bypolls in Rajinder Nagar constituency.

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.

Jahangirpuri violence: Ansar held among 14 said to be mastermind

NEW DELHI: Ansar, one of the 14 suspects arrested in connection with Hanuman Jayanti violence in Delhi's Jahangirpuri, is said to be the mastermind behind the communal clashes, police sources said.

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.

Amid unrest, Karaga festival to be celebrated by both Muslims, Hindus in B'luru on Apr 16

BENGALURU: Amid social unrest and boycott calls of Muslim traders and sculptors, Bengaluru -- the Silicon Valley of India -- is all set to celebrate annual Karaga festival, known as a symbol of harmony and integrity between Hindus and Muslims since over 200 years.

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