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Posts for February, 2014
I woke up in the morning and after washing up my face, I switched on the computer and started listening to film music on youtube. My wife handed me a cup of hot tea and asked, "The day has started and you began listening to film music. People start their day by listening to devotional songs. Why do you not do the same thing?"
Satbir Singh Bedi | 28 Feb 2014
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging European Union (EU) to have 22 seats reserved for Roma (Gypsies) in European Parliament to give representation to this most persecuted community in Europe.
Correspondent | 27 Feb 2014
While section 4 of the RTI Act says that every public authority shall maintain all its records duly catalogued and indexed and ensure that they get computerized so that all important details related to these public authorities get published within 120 days of enactment of this Act, the ground realities seem to be quite contrary to this mandate.
Narendra Ch | 27 Feb 2014
Justice Mr. M. Chockalingam (Judicial Member) and Prof. Dr. R. Nagendran (Expert Member) constituting the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench), issued a direction on 14th February 2014 halting all construction in the ecologically sensitive Amrut Mahal Kaval grassland ecosystems in Challakere Taluk, Chitradurga district, Karnataka.
Narendra Ch | 26 Feb 2014
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have played a major role in pushing for sustainable development at the international level. Societies and their institutions are commonly divided into three sectors: public or governmental, for-profit or corporate, and non-profit or independent.
HARISH DIDO | 25 Feb 2014
The Steering group of the Right to Food Campaign invites to the Fifth National Convention on the Right to Food and Work in Ahmedabad from 1-3 March 2014.
Narendra Ch | 25 Feb 2014
Mr. Bhupinder Hooda has now joined the cartel of distinguished people who have had shoes thrown at them. He is in the august company of Messer Bush, Mush, RaGa, Blair, Wen Jiabao, MaMo Singh, PC ( Not Priyanka Chopra silly, our Finance Minister) AK of AAM and many more.
shobham | 24 Feb 2014
Gusto, is the first novel written by Vanishka Kasturi, a student 8th standard student. The book will take readers to a mysterious land where a trio is set for quest. Wonderful and extraordinary book by Vanshika Kasturi is budding writer. Even though she is just a student of 8th standard she has come up with her own book. Perhaps her passion for writing has inspired her to come up with her first book as writer. Her amazing presentation and understanding of adult world makes this book a must read.
SUDHA KASTURI | 24 Feb 2014
For long the world is witnessing the mindless brutality prevailing around in the name of religion! Eight months ago, two Filipino sisters were kidnapped by 'Abu Sayyaf' extremists when both were travelling to Jolo Island in Sulu province of Philippine.
Naim Naqvi | 24 Feb 2014
West Pakistan refuges recently protested at Dogra Chowk demanding their inclusion as state subjects. A rally was organized which was proceeding to Civil Secretariat but was halted by a heavy police deployment.
Darpan Mago | 24 Feb 2014
Two-day national conference on New Dimensions in Green Technology for Sustainable Development was organized at Jaipur's Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology (SKIT) on February 21-22. The well attended conference was sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Government of India.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 24 Feb 2014
HARISH DIDO | 24 Feb 2014
A new $3.2 million Hindu temple is coming up in Charlotte (North Carolina, USA), which is hoped to be ready by early 2015.
Correspondent | 24 Feb 2014
Mukesh Ambani doesnt normally venture out and we rarely ever see him at a party. However, the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman and MD threw a grand bash to celebrate the 80th birthday of his mother Kokilaben Ambani. It wasnt just MukeshAmbani at the party, his brother; Anil was there too with a host of celebrities.
sacchitjogi07 | 24 Feb 2014
HARISH DIDO | 22 Feb 2014
Shruti Nagvanshi and Rajeev Kumar Singh to be felicitated with the prestigious Karmaveer Puraskaar
The very versatile and spontaneous Shruti Nagvanshi and Rajeev Kumar Singh are all set to receive an award for their commendable work in the field of social service.
Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi | 18 Feb 2014
A PIL under Article 32 has been filed by Lucknow based social activist Dr Nutan Thakur and advocate Pratima Pandey in the Supreme Court (Diary No 5684/2014) for statehood of Delhi and Puducherry. Asok Pande is the counsel for the petitioners.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 18 Feb 2014
PUMA hosts the Grand Finale of School of Speed in Delhi - a one-of-a-kind Relay Running Property for Students
PUMA kicked off India's first relay running property for students with the Delhi edition of School of Speed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on February 15. School of speed is a relay race for children between the 7th and 10th standard, with each team comprising of 4 members who each run 1 kilometer to compete for the title of the Fastest Team and School. School of Speed is positioned to get students to take up running at an early stage.
AK Rajput | 18 Feb 2014
Hindus have welcomed naming of a woman editor-in-chief of a Saudi Arabia daily newspaper for the first time.
Correspondent | 18 Feb 2014
The circumstances compelled Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi when the Congress and the BJP blocked the AAP governments anti-corruption Bill in the Assembly with an outside support of the Congress.
HARISH DIDO | 17 Feb 2014
The morale of the BJP is being suspected as the top leaders like Advani and Sushma are giving controversial statements. If that is the case during the discussion of the bill the purity of the leaders is questionble. Till now everybody t6hinks that BJP is somewhat a reliable and beleivble party though they had done some occasional mistakes.
V GOPALA KRISHNA MURTHY | 17 Feb 2014
On the occasion of the twenty third anniversary of the mass rape and torture at Kunan Poshpora, and recognizing the resilience and courage of all women in Jammu and Kashmir against State violence, the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and Support Group for Justice (SGJ) for Kunan Poshpora Survivors urged all sections of Kashmiri society to commemorate 23 February from this year as the Kashmiri Womens Resistance Day.
Narendra Ch | 17 Feb 2014
A new album titled as "Ishqq faqeerii" was released in Jammu by noted artist Aroon Bakshi along with his producer Deepak Maini and the state president of Shri Ram Sena J&K, Rajiv Mahajan at a function here today.
Rajiv | 17 Feb 2014
It was the era of Roman Empire, where the militants were forbidden to get married. It was St. Valentine of Rome who performed weddings for soldiers and as a result, imprisoned and sentenced to death.
Thashneem Sunil | 14 Feb 2014
HARISH DIDO | 14 Feb 2014
Child Rights and You (CRY) is an organization to help poor and deprived Children in India. Branches of CRY are spread all over the county, and the Kolkata branch has attended an Annual International book fair last week on the 4th and 7th February. Amidst this gala event, the CRY corner drew great attention as people came forward curiously to know about the campaign.
saad salman | 14 Feb 2014
72,000 males are raped and sexually assaulted in UK every year, according to data released by thee Government. Of course, all these cases are not reported.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 14 Feb 2014
On its Homepage, Google honoured Indian freedom fighter and poet Sarojini Naidu with a doodle on her 135th birth anniversary on February 13. Sarojini Naidu was born in Hyderabad on February 13, 1879 and was one of prominent women congress leader who took part in freedom struggle with Mahatama Gandhi.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 13 Feb 2014
Telangana bill has been tabled in the Lok Sabha by Home Minister amidst wild scenes in the House. The BJP has squarely blamed the Congress for the events in the house, which saw dissenting MP L Rajagopalan use pepper spray to disrupt the house soon after the Telangana bill was tabled in Parliament.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 13 Feb 2014
The decision to order a probe was taken by the Delhi government after the perusal of a common complaint filed by eminent citizens - former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramaniam, former Navy chief Admiral RH Tahiliani, former secretary to government of India EAS Sarma and noted Supreme Court lawyer Kamini Jaiswal.
Hindus have asked for a permanent prayer room at Brandeis University (BU) in Waltham (Massachusetts, USA).
Correspondent | 12 Feb 2014
No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament today, the Minister of Railways Shri Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) strongly criticises the move of the UPA government to not table the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMMDR) Bill 2011 in the ongoing session of Parliament; this will be the last session of the 15th Lok Sabha. If not passed now, the Bill will lapse.
The HIV/AIDS Bill which has been shuttling between the Health Ministry and the Law Ministry after it was first submitted to the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in 2006, has finally been introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 11th February, 2014.
With an initiative to spread awareness about the killer disease cancer, the Manavta Foundation in association with Sharda Hospital organized a marathon run titled Run for Manavata on the occasion of World Cancer Day.
Shamim Zakaria | 11 Feb 2014
Terming the Valentine's day as a manifestation of western culture, Shri Ram Sena's Jammu-Kashmir state wing today asked parents and youths to celebrate February 14 as the mother-father day across the country.
Rajiv | 11 Feb 2014
Viren Naik | 11 Feb 2014
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed todays Supreme Court decision on checking air pollution in the NCR. The Court today has admitted the report from the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Priority measures to reduce air pollution and protect public health as an interlocutory application (IA).
Narendra Ch | 11 Feb 2014
Credibility of Media is being questioned for long time and we have been hearing the term Paid Media in Social Media quiet frequently however the race of TRP might result in such a consequence is not something we are expecting.
Harish | 11 Feb 2014
As per the Home Ministry's not, it is clear that, Bifurcation Bill sent for consultation and not for concurrance, amended Bill need not be sent to the State Legislature for fresh views and amendments to Bill suggested by GOM "MAY" be moved in Parliament after introduction of the Bill.
TR. Madhavan | 11 Feb 2014
A Vedic Vivah is a Sanskar. A wedding solemnized according to the Vedic rites is a Sacrament. It is not a contract which may be rescinded at will. In a Vedic Vivah, the matrimony is for both spiritual and physical benefits. A man and a woman choose to come close to each other and take on special responsibilities of life to improve self and society. They take a solemn vow to procreate and raise children and through good upbringing help the progeny, sons and daughters achieve social efficiency.
Brigadier CHITRANJAN SAWANT,VSM | 10 Feb 2014
The cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has ordered following Transfers and postings in the administration.
Mrs. Salma Ansari, an illustrious Alumna of Model Academy and wife of Vice President of India, Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, today visited her alma mater.
Cabinet approves amendments to strengthen the J&K Panchayat Raj Act 1989 In a major decision, the Cabinet which met here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah approved amendments to various sections of the Panchayati Raj Act to accommodate various demands within the overall frame work of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Raj Act 1989.
Hindu community feels heartbroken as only two public school districts in New Jersey (USA) out of total over 600 have declared Diwali as a school holiday despite all out efforts by them.
Correspondent | 10 Feb 2014
As predicted, BJD has retained both Cuttack & Baripada urban local bodies in recently concluded election. In Cuttack Municipality Corporation which polled 57% turn out on 6thFebruary 2014, BJD secured 36 seats, Congress 9, BJP 4 & independents got 10 seats. Similarly in Baripada Municipality where 61% poling was done on same day BJD got 3/4th majority that is 21 seats, independents 4 seats. JMM 2 seats, BJP 1 seat & Congress draw a blank. This is really decimation of both the national parties.
Biranchi Narayan Acharya | 08 Feb 2014
Thashneem Sunil | 08 Feb 2014
For Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Oil & Gas represents the biggest source of revenue with new ventures such as retail, polymers, and petrochemicals also contributing a big chunk.
sacchitjogi07 | 08 Feb 2014
Are they not corrupt who get paid for doing nothing? A question may be asked as to why a man would be paid for doing nothing? However, I can give you examples from my experience.
Three transgenders in Pakistan have been given Government jobs. However, social acceptance is a distant dream.
In his message, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) said, "I hold high the banner of empowering women and girls, promoting their health and defending their rights. The International Day of Zero-Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an opportunity to confront this persistent problem and to find hope in initiatives proving that it can end."
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 06 Feb 2014
First of all the proposed division is only get political mileage. All the parties are playing to gain mileage but not in the interest of the people of the State of Andhra Pradesh. The people are put confusion and frustration.
TR. Madhavan | 06 Feb 2014
CSE warns this winter Delhi would have been in frequent state of pollution emergency requiring contingency action
Both Delhi and Beijing had begun their fight against air pollution neck-to-neck, but Delhi has lost steam midway. Beijing has moved ahead because of its decisive action, finds a review by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) of the state of air quality reporting by monitoring agencies in the two cities.
Narendra Ch | 05 Feb 2014
Hindu community is heartbroken over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio not declaring Diwali as a school holiday despite all out efforts by them.
Correspondent | 05 Feb 2014
The social networking site 'Facebook' celebrated its 10th with its over 1.2 billion users. Ten years ago, the Facebook was born as a vision of Mark Zuckerberg. The birth anniversary of the Facebook is reportedly observed with high profits of 1.5 billion dollars.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 05 Feb 2014
Presenting the findings of parliamentary inquiry into the handling of child abuse by religious and non-government organization in the British Parliament the Victorian MP Georgie Crozier said,We have called our report Betrayal of Trust. Children were betrayed by trusted figures in organizations of high standing and suffered unimaginable harm. Parents of these children experienced a betrayal beyond comprehension.
Naim Naqvi | 04 Feb 2014
Senior Congress Leader, Janardhan Dwivedi has called for an end to reservations on caste lines in Government jobs etc. while stating that casteism has taken over the concept of social justice. Social justice has already been done and now casteism has come to the fore, he is stated to have said.
Despite the fact that the holy scriptures of various religions e.g. the Holy Quran as per the following verses state that we should not scoff at others and that God has created all men from a male and a female and divided them into various nations and tribes so that they may know each other better, we mock at those who are different from us:
Nido Taniam , a student studying in Jalandhar was brutally killed at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi. Nido Tania hailed from Arunachal Pradesh and the reason of beating which led to his death is his hairstyle which is an example of racial discrimination .
Ranjan K Baruah | 04 Feb 2014
Green Trees, including pines and cedars, are among the hundreds of the trees that have been felled by the timber mafia in Neeru range of forest division Bhaderwah in convenience with the corrupt forest officials .
Mansoor Qadir-Doda jammu | 04 Feb 2014
The foundation days of Adinath Digambar Jain Temple, Mansarovar and Shantinath Digmabar Jain Temple, Malviya Nagar, in Jaipur were held on February 2, reported Rajasthan Patrika. The processions and rituals of prayers, mahamandal vidhan and mahamastabhishek marked the occasion.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 03 Feb 2014
Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Bahai and other faith leaders participated in a joint prayer service in Nevada on February one afternoon urging for divine intervention in view of persistent drought conditions in Western USA.
Correspondent | 03 Feb 2014
Shri Ram Sena Jammu-Kashmir has castigated the state government and Jammu Varsity authorities for not providing facilities to the students and staff of Institute of Music & Fine Arts (IMFA), Jammu and failing to start mass communication and journalism course in the Jammu University despite having received huge funds from the state government.
Rajiv | 03 Feb 2014
Rajiv Gandhi had snubbed Julio Riberio when asked for action against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his role in anti-Sikh riots
Congress, Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi,s claim in interview on T.V, Channel claiming that Congress and Union Govt. had tried to stop anti Sikh violence in Delhi, in 1984 after assassination of then Prime Minister ,Indira Gandhi has been challenged by none other than, Trilochan Singh, then Press Secretary of then President, Giani Zail Singh .
Pawan Kumar Bansal | 03 Feb 2014
SC dismissed the review petitions filed against the validity of Section 377 of IPC. LGBT people not disheartened; to continue struggle.
The Supreme Court of India has dismissed the review petitions filed against its decision of 11.12.2013 in which the Court had upheld the validity of Section 377, Indian Penal Code, which prohibits all forms of homosexual acts between consenting adults.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 01 Feb 2014