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Posts for January, 2014
Is media paid? The answer is yes. How do I know? I know it because when I was serving in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, I became aware of a cell in the Press Information Bureau under that Ministry which supplied foreign liquor free of cost to journalists with a view to influencing their judgement about the performance of the Government.
UNESCO's report stresses quality in teacher development to strengthen equitable learning at school level
The 2013-14 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EAGMR) has been released by UNESCO on January 29 to highlight the centrality of education for development in a rapidly changing world. The latest EAGMR reveals that investing wisely in teachers and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning leads to transform the long-term prospects of people and societies.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 31 Jan 2014
We do not like those who do not agree with us, irrespective of their caste, creed or race. If one is a pucca Sikh, he is not going to like somebody who says that 1984 riots were not genocide of Sikhs but were anti-Sikh riots, that Operation Blue Star was not ill-conceived, that Dogra rulers of Kashmir had not betrayed the Sikh Kingdom.
The Centre for Study of Society and Secularism and its staff has been humbled by the National Communal Harmony Award announced on the eve of Republic Day in the year 2014 by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony.
Hindus have asked for a permanent and dedicated prayer room at all the university campuses in Australia.
Correspondent | 29 Jan 2014
The health indicators across the country have shown significant improvements. The life expectancy has increased by 5 years in the past decade. What used to be 62.3 years for male and 63.9 years for female in 2001-2005 is now 67.3 years for male and69.6 years for female in 2011-2015.
There is a psychosomatic unity in our physical personality i.e. body and mind form one unit and any abuse, indignity, hurt, etc.,which the mind suffers and gets reflected in bodyaches and pains are called psychosomatic aches and pains. Suppose we get frequent headaches, which are not set right by medicines like aspro, saridon, etc., then it is a psychosomatic headache.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 28 Jan 2014
Punjab is likely to face problem in next financial year due to surplus power in state.The three pronged strategy y has been suggested to deal with problem.
V K Gupta | 27 Jan 2014
It is difficult to put a check on corruption without amendment in legal system: Joginder Singh,Ex-Dir CBI
The weaknesses of the Centre Government are fully responsible for rising graph of high corruption in the country and without amendment in our legal system, it is very difficult to come out of it, said Joginder Singh former Director Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Member Interpol, on his visit to parental house in Jalalabad in Punjab.
Shri Ram Sena celebrated 65th Republic Day with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour at Dewana Mandir Park, Kacchi Chawni, Jammu.
Rajiv | 27 Jan 2014
In a well attended seminar on "Stop attacks on Muslims, Stop Communal Divisions for Electoral gains" held at Pal Dharamshala, Muzaffarnagar various speakers came down heavily on both the Hindutwa forces led by RSS, BJP for these attacks as well as the SP govt for permitting them, handing over relief work to Jamait e Ulema and other agencies of the Samajwadi party and not safeguarding the interests of the poor victims of these attacks.
Kabir | 27 Jan 2014
Does the Supreme Court enjoy that power under the Constitution of India to defy the President's order on Mercy Pleas?
In a strange case, the Supreme Court let 15 persons whose mercy petitions were rejected by the President off the hook by commuting their death sentence into imprisonment for life, citing inordinate delay in the disposal of the mercy petitions and the mental illness of the persons concerned.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 24 Jan 2014
What about Human Rights of LGBT? Should they not be given minority status? Much has been discussed in the media about the rights of the Women and also about the rights of the Men against the background of feminist lawmakers' anti-male laws in India. But what about Human Rights of LGBT?
Satbir Singh Bedi | 22 Jan 2014
Legendary Telugu actor and producer, Akkineni Nageswar Rao, passed away in the early hours today, after battling with cancer for several months. He was 91 years old and was undergoing cancer treatment. His condition worsened at around 2:10 am on Wednesday and then he was taken to Care Hospital in Hyderabad, where he breathed his last at 2:45 am.
Bolla Alekhya | 22 Jan 2014
Hindus have asked for a permanent prayer room at Brandeis University (BU) in Waltham (Massachusetts, USA).
Correspondent | 22 Jan 2014
These slogans were echoing in the environment of the banks of the river Ganga in the foggy morning on the eve of the Makar Sankranti festival on January 14, 2014.This festival was celebrated as Save Ganga Day by the members of the Ganga Bachao Andolan (GBA) at the bank of the holy river Ganga in Patna.
Ranjan Kumar Amritnidhi | 22 Jan 2014
Aam Aadmi Party condemns the attempt to twist the issue of law and order into unfounded charges of racism.
Aam Aadmi Party condemns the attempt to twist the issue of law and order into unfounded charges of racism. Our aim was to target the illegal drug & sex racket run by mafias in some areas of Delhi. Our action was not against any individual - women, foreign nationals or even sex workers who are forced into this trade but against the criminal masterminds behind the racket.
Ambition is a silent killer, which kills more persons than we could even imagine. However, it does not directly kill a person but always kills him indirectly as an ambitious person crumbles under pressure of his ambition and becomes an alcoholic, drug addict, a chainless smoker, a depressive-maniac or he suffers from blood pressure, hypertension, heart ailments, headaches and migraine, ulcers, diabetes, nervous tension, heart attacks, heart failure and nervous breakdowns.
What Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is giving statements now, Manpreet Singh Badal, President, Peoples Party of Punjab (PPP) had already stated three years back, said Pritam Singh Sandhu Piariana, Punjab General Secretary, PPP.
HARISH DIDO | 20 Jan 2014
In a remarkable interfaith gesture, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of Greek Orthodox Christian Metropolis of San Francisco and distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed met in Nevada (USA) and had dialogue.
Correspondent | 20 Jan 2014
A young newspaper vendor of Patna, Rakesh (name changed) of Kankarbagh Colony, Patna was showing his wounded hands which has also scratches of nails to his new customers. His eyes were filled with tears. He was telling his tragic story to them. He was very late to distribute newspapers to his customers in this chilly winter morning. His some newspapers were painted with mud and dirty rainy water.
Ranjan Kumar Amritnidhi | 20 Jan 2014
The real tributes were paid to iron man Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel- who played a major role in forming the India of different states - by Kamal Sharma, President BJP Punjab when he collected the pious soil, water and iron from the historical place Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial at Hussainiwala.
HARISH DIDO | 18 Jan 2014
Announced at 'National Conference on Modern Trends in Consumer Packaging Challenges & Opportunities' organized by Indian Institute of Packaging at New Delhi.
Mr. Achal K Paul | 17 Jan 2014
In an rare incident newly appointed Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti had a little scuffle with Law himself, when he has gone to raid a place near 'South Delhi Khirki Extension' in Delhi in the connection that prostitution that has been going freely in that area itself, police who shows no interest in raiding that place and instead try to convince the Minister to drop the idea as this is no time for raiding anywhere.
Aakash | 16 Jan 2014
Nothing grabs the attraction of social media than a scandal. And if the scandal unfolds on Social media, then it becomes more interesting.
Damini Dawar | 16 Jan 2014
Kolkatta High Court judges have refused to take female interns after two interns filed complaints against two ex-judges of the Supreme Court. Clearly, there is a fear psychosis in the minds of men that their reputation would be spoiled by an unscrupulous woman but women are also afraid of men as they think that men would take undue advantage of their position. So, there is a general fear psychosis.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 15 Jan 2014
Tasks concerning building of flats, high as can be structures and exclusive homes are picking up worldwide ubiquity on account of the progressed ages of fast advancements. Are these building activities pricey, as well as they are exceptionally overwhelming and require immense capital ventures. This is the definite excuse for why the work of a foreman is frequently miscomprehended.
Subhash Transport Corporation | 14 Jan 2014
No doubt, India and recently Punjab has given a due respect to the Non Resident Indians (NRI) but at the same time, a Punjabi NRI recently become a part of media news is all bent upon to put India in great trouble rather in awkward situation.
HARISH DIDO | 14 Jan 2014
A two day State level Public hearing on sexual violence was organized by Women in Governance [WinG-India] in Guwahati on January 8-9th, 2014.
The attack on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) reminds us Mahatama Gandhi who was against adopting the path of violence to register protest against anyone and it is too less even much condemned. In case, such activities are not curbed immediately then serious complications in the comings times could be seen which will be beyond one's control.
HARISH DIDO | 13 Jan 2014
Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi or the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, the final Prophet of Islam falls on 14.1.2014 and I extend my greetings to all Muslim friends on this occasion although I understand from my Muslim friends that the Prophet wanted only two Eids to be celebrated, Eid-ul-Fitr commemorating the completion of the Holy Quran and Eid-ul-Azha, the day on which Prophet Ibrahim offered his son to be sacrificed to God.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 13 Jan 2014
The 151st Vivekananda Jayanti was celebrated in Jaipur on January 12 with a number of programmes and events by various institutions and organizations. Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, while greeting people on the occasion, said that Swamiji was a symbol of youth power and an inspiration for living a purposeful life. She urged the youth to imbibe the ideals of Swami Vivekananda in their lives and do all that was possible for the motherland.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 13 Jan 2014
At a time when the entire nation is raising up arms against US for its insulting treatment of an Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, here is an Indian women group that supporting the act.
For the acdemic year 2014-15 several private and corporate schools in and around Hyderabad have increased fees between 30 to 50 per cent. Lack of an official framework to regulate fees hikes or legislation to check the continuous and 'irrational' hike in fees, it has becaome a ritual for most of the private or corporate schools to hike fees arbitrarily.
TR. Madhavan | 13 Jan 2014
The AAP government in Delhi is in a tearing hurry. Whatever they have done so far has not been well thought out. There is no application of mind. Some promises have been made in the manifesto before the elections. Now as a new kid on the block, with so much scrutiny and comment, they want to recklessly blunder on to give the (mistaken) impression that they are delivering on their promises.
Madhav | 13 Jan 2014
ECI should takeNaresh Kadyan, a social activist of Rohini has lodged a complaint with Election Commission of India against Aam Aadmi Party for violating its own conditions agreed at the time of registration of the party. legal action against AAP for violations and breach of trust agreement: Kadyan
HARISH DIDO | 12 Jan 2014
Whoever becomes the next Prime Minister of India must follow Jinnah's secular speech of 11th August, 1947 in the Indian context to save India
Whoever becomes the next Prime Minister of India must follow the secular speech of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan of 11th August, 1947 delivered before the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan in Karachi with suitable modifications to put it in Indian context.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 09 Jan 2014
Arrest of LeT recruiter- Does Muslim Community unfairly scrutinized as pro-terrorist or soft on terror?
As per an Indian Express report date January 07, 2013 two Muslim clerics have been arrested from Mewat in Haryana for their possible links with Laskar-e-Toiba (LeT). According to their revelation, they had approached Muzaffarnagar riot victims to recruit them in to LeT module.
Biranchi Narayan Acharya | 09 Jan 2014
"Fake Facebook friends can potentially risk user's reputation, children, properties and personal safety"
Brijesh Bhatt | 08 Jan 2014
Well ahead of the forthcoming elections the residents formed a Forum and have passed a unanimous resolution to vote whichever party redresses the grievances on first cum first serve basis.
TR. Madhavan | 07 Jan 2014
The Congress Party which is trying to take the credit on Telangana Statehood issue, made the Union Cabinet to send the draft bill with several infirmities to the assembly without doing proper home work. Yes, it has made fool of the people of all the regions of Andhra Pradesh.
TR. Madhavan | 06 Jan 2014
In view of increasing sectarianism and tribalism spreading in Islamic societies all across the globe as evident by recent events in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and to some extent in the Saudi Arabia along with those in the host of other countries, there is urgent necessity of a consistent expanding dialogue among Sunnis and Shiites. There are other significant political conflicts brewing inside many Islamic societies not necessarily involving sect and tribal issues as are the case in countries like, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria and many other African countries. Many Islamic countries have overlapping problems.
Amit Srivastava | 05 Jan 2014
Apparently the oil companies were not prompt in transferring the LPG subsidy amount to the dealers which pushed the Central Government to take the decision of transferring the subsidy amount directly to the consumers bank account. To do so they made linking the Aadhaar Card to LPG account mandatory for a consumer.
TR. Madhavan | 04 Jan 2014
It is sad to know that the Odisha government is snatching away the piece of land that was once donated by Maharaja R.C. Bhanjadeo for the 'Leprosy afflicted people'. Its further heartening to come across the fact that the grabbing drive is being initiated on insistence of the district collector who is rather more allured by the real estate boom in the city of Baripada than the service to people ailing with leprosy. And, to take the drive to his desired end, it is believed that the office of the district collector has possibly kept his higher authorities like the RDC and the CMs secretariat misinformed. State government pains Staines for own gains.
Bibhuti Pati | 03 Jan 2014
In 2014 India will witness three Chief Justices. Moreover ten out of total 29 judges of Supreme Court will be retiring in the this year.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal | 02 Jan 2014
A Laymans Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods A Guide to Instruct You the Ways of How to Break Free from Fear Forever
Stan Popovich | 02 Jan 2014
Since a few days are left to this important management entrance test and the candidates stand fairly prepared for the same, taking as many mocks as possible will be an added advantage
MBAUniverse | 02 Jan 2014
Religion is man made institution and not a divine institution. Our primitive forefathers had no religion and knew nothing about God. They started worshiping any source of nature that was either beneficial to them or could cause them incalculable harm.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 02 Jan 2014