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Posts for April, 2014
Hindus have stressed that feelings and rights of minorities were not kept in mind when Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta signed Kenya's marriage bill into law on April 29, which legalized polygamy.
Correspondent | 30 Apr 2014
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. It is characterized by abnormal amounts of the male hormone androgen which results in irregular periods, and cysts in the ovaries. Cysts are small sacs filled with fluid. PCOS is a complex, heterogeneous disorder of uncertain etiology, but there is strong evidence that it can to a large degree be classified as a genetic disease.
Rupal Hospital | 30 Apr 2014
One Buldhana based Raju Girnare was accused of kidnapping, outraging the modesty of and raping a 14-year-old girl on May 17, 2009, in Buldhana after luring her with promise of marriage. After a complaint by her father, the police arrested and charge-sheeted him under Sections 363, 366 and 376 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The ad hoc additional sessions judge in Buldhana convicted and sentenced Girnare to seven years' rigorous imprisonment for rape and five years for kidnapping on February 23, 2012.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 30 Apr 2014
Chief Secretary, to pay a sum of Rs.50 thousand to a woman, who had to suffer the indignity of delivering a baby by the roadside due to the negligence and indifference of the medical staff of the Government Community Health Centre, Kareda, Bhilwara, Rajasthan.
JANADHIKAR Reporter | 30 Apr 2014
The pulse of the Telangana voter this time is not to give ansolute majority to any party. It appears a hung assembly on cards as TRS and Congress both strived hard to win the hearts of voter but their efforts are not in a position to success as the voter of Telangana is unable to decide judge who is the real one in bringing Telangana separate state.
V GOPALA KRISHNA MURTHY | 29 Apr 2014
This year, the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) will be observed on May 3 globally with the theme Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the post-2015, anounced UNESCO on its website. It was in 1991, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared May 3 to be WPFD to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press as a component of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 29 Apr 2014
Unique, one of a kind baccalaureate service in the world, was held at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in USA on April 27 evening.
Correspondent | 29 Apr 2014
During their election campaign in our Housing consisting of 9 blocks, the candidates of all parties visited and were informed about more than 600 families- voters about more than 1500 - are living in this decade old complex and explained and seen the problems we are facing like, polling booth, roads, sanitation, drinking water, electricity, sewerage, storm water drain, RTC bus facility etc.
TR. Madhavan | 28 Apr 2014
International Dance Day is observed on 29th April each year and the noted French choreographer and dancer Mourad Merzouki has been chosen as message author by International Theatre Institute of France this year.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 28 Apr 2014
I have no claims to make over Sanskrit language but I can visualize when someone quotes Vinash Kale Viprett Budhdhi. From the mirage, dream and illusions of Vikas to Honeymoon with downtrodden, we have come a long way with Narendra Modi and his acolytes. Since long we had been lectured about Women Honor then we read the stories of Snoop Gate and Exiled Wife, her visit of 4-Dham.
Naim Naqvi | 28 Apr 2014
Asia Society Texas Center in Houston is depicting Hindu gods and goddesses in an exhibition entitled Transcendent Deities of India, from May two to September 14.
Correspondent | 28 Apr 2014
Undoubtedly Baba Ramdev is one of the excellent Yoga teachers in India. Many have been benefited from his Yoga classes. His research in Ayurvedic medicines also benefited lot of people. However beyond this achievement he could be described as a highly ambitious person who likes TV cameras, keen to stay in the circle of powerful people, posture as one of great patriot of the country, large-mouthed, loves to do various stunts and dramas, famous for tall but hallow claims and infamous for his irresponsible remarks. In nutshell he could be described as an excellent Yoga Guru but much overstated statesman.
Biranchi Narayan Acharya | 26 Apr 2014
Architectural concepts of heritage buildings offers plenty of scope for builders as a whole (building community) to take lessons for coming out with improved versions of their final output that is buildings for both residential and commercial purposes. It is good to read that School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) in Central Delhi has initiated close interactions with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the National Monuments Authority (NMA) on conservation and preservation projects being undertaken by these agencies.
Vishnu Mohan | 25 Apr 2014
Two days World Earth Day celebration concluded today with the pledge to save Mother Earth from global warming at Srikrishna Science Centre,Patna.Local school students of Patna participated in different contests like Power Point Presentation,debate and slogan writing on Global warming and climate change which was organised by the Bihars pioneer science education and awareness for children central government organisation Srikrishna Science Centre, Patna.Students at SKSC,Patna pledged to save Mother Earth from global warming and environmental pollution.
Ranjan Kumar Amritnidhi | 25 Apr 2014
To make a difference in Indian society, let us discuss and debate the discriminations, deprivations and discontent in the development process . We need to make sincere efforts for the removal with a systematic process of change which must be continued without the pollution in the air. Let us break the old traditions to create a space for the relevant issues including corruption, population and inflation with good governance and SMART (simple, moral, action oriented, responsive and transparent) administration, opined Dr. M.M. Goel, Professor of Economics & Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kurukshetra University while addressing the participants of a orientation course of the UGC -Academic Staff College, B.P.S. Women University here today.
Madan Mohan Goel | 24 Apr 2014
On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day (WBCD), April 23, in her message, Irina Bokova, UNESCO's Director-General described books as the most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peace building and said that the history of the written word was the history of humanity. Created by UNESCO, the WBCD was celebrated for the first time on April 23 in 1995.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 23 Apr 2014
Farmers in Japan can now generate solar electricity while growing crops on the same farmland. The previous laws prohibiting solar generation on farmland has been suitably amended to pave the way for installation of PV systems on existing crop producing farmland in Japan.
Vishnu Mohan | 23 Apr 2014
At the beginning of the human creation, God transmitted divine knowledge to mankind for a style of life generating health and happiness. God revealed VEDAS or Divine Knowledge to the Rishis or the sages and they passed it on without in any way discriminating between man and woman or between man and man on grounds of caste, creed or colour, The entire human race is entitled to read the Ved mantras, meditate on them and improve the quality of life.
Brigadier CHITRANJAN SAWANT,VSM | 23 Apr 2014
If you are based in Pune, the idea of ringing in the weekend surely comes with good food, family time and an outing somewhere hidden on the cards. In fact, people spend the entire week looking for the best restaurants in Pune in the anticipation of locating that perfect place for team outings or outing with the family.
john | 22 Apr 2014
School authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalized communities, denying them their right to education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Four years after an ambitious education law went into effect in India guaranteeing free schooling to every child ages 6 to 14, almost every child is enrolled, yet nearly half are likely to drop out before completing their elementary education.
Cogress vice-president Rahul Gandhis poll campaign in Telangana districts has electrified the Congress campaign, which was otherwise slow and sleepy. For the first time, he led the party in going offensive against Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in a bit to divert the public attention from that party and attempted to convince the people that his party only can ensure a better future for the people.
Muslims do not hope to benefit in any way from a smaller Telangana state. Muslims also fear that in Telangana state, they would become more vulnerable since forces like RSS, VHP and BJP are likely to grow. This was indicated in a survey on Telanagna Muslims, commissioned by the Peoples Pulse, a Hyderabad-based organization. The survey has found that after the formation of Telangana state, polarisation between Muslims and Hindus has become sharper.
Are you over weight? Cut out on Carbos, increase protein but eat lean meal - that is the advice given by dietitians and medics. Are they right?
Brigadier CHITRANJAN SAWANT,VSM | 21 Apr 2014
Hindus world over have applauded American President Barack Obama for including Hindus in his Easter and Passover Greetings address on April 19.
Correspondent | 21 Apr 2014
India is in election mode. But secondary issues are made primary. Political parties in collaboration are silently changing the very intent of electoral process.
janadhikar | 21 Apr 2014
Air fares on all international airlines have gone up with the onset of spring season. International airways of Nepal, Nepal Airlines has also risen its fare. Spring is a favourable season for travel and tourism entrepreneurs.
Sreya | 21 Apr 2014
The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh greeting the nation on the occasion of Easter said that Christs resurrection signifies that truth and love triumph over evil and hatred. "Easter celebrates compassion and brotherhood and signifies a brighter future. May the celebrations strengthen the bonds of unity among our countrymen," he added.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 21 Apr 2014
The Telugu Desam Party has been facing discontent from its ranks on the issue of selection of candidates for the ongoing elections, particularly in Seemandhra region. In the final list of assembly candidates announced today, as many as four sitting MLAs were denied seats.
Shri Ram Sena and Poor Students Helpers Association on Saturday distribute study material to the students of Snatan Dharam Kanya Vidhalya, Julaka Mohalla, Jammu. On the occasion, State President Shri Ram Sena, Rajiv Mahajan and President Poor Students Helpers, Bal Krishan Arora distributes note books to the school students.
Rajiv | 21 Apr 2014
Yesterday was Good Friday when Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and tomorrow is the Easter when he was resurrected. However, Jesus Christ was not only a Prophet of Christians but of Muslims also. While Christians consider him to be Son of God, Muslims consider him only as a Prophet and not as Son of God because, according to Muslims, it does not befit God to have a Son and the Muslims think that the Day of Resurrection is yet to come when Final Judgement would be delivered. The following verses from the Holy Quran are relevant in this regard:
Satbir Singh Bedi | 19 Apr 2014
A day ahead Good Friday, during his homily for Holy Thursdays Mass at a center for disabled persons, Pope Francis reminded the audience about the act of loving service of Jesus by washing the feet of his disciples. Then he turned to the Gospel reading in which Jesus washes his disciples feet on his knees and urged the followers to serve one another, reported National Catholic Register.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 18 Apr 2014
AISECT honoured with the Fifth Annual Inc. India 500 Award as one of India's fastest growing mid-sized companies
Indias leading skills and ICT based education, services and e-governance provider, AISECT has been honored as one of Indias fastest growing mid-sized companies at the prestigious Fifth Annual Inc. India 500 Award.
Juhi Jain | 17 Apr 2014
Kaushambi Committee of All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) has severely condemned SO Sarai Akil and higher district officials including the SP and DM for stopping Comrade Chedilal from attending the funeral of his elder son, Indrapal, aged around 30 yesterday.
Telangana Congress leaders who have cultivated high hopes on the possible out-come of party president Sonia Gandhis public meeting in Karimnagar on Wednesday were disappointed. This was her first visit to the region after 2009 polls and here from the same ground she assured Telangana state formation.
Narendra Ch | 17 Apr 2014
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, April 16- Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray today came heavily on Congress-NCP government in state and Center and said that UPAs time is over and the saffron alliance is all set to take power in center. He alleged that despite being in opposition, only his party raised helping hands to the farmers affected due to hailstorms and heavy rains in state. He assured farmers to waive off agriculture loans and electricity bills, if come to power.
Mahesh Joshi | 17 Apr 2014
One of its kind in the world, Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav) marks seventh year on April 27 at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR).
Correspondent | 17 Apr 2014
CPI(ML) ND campaign being conducted by hundreds of sand workers yesterday in village Padua on the Jamuna banks, 50 kms from Allahabad. It is against lifting of more than 120 million litres of water per day each for Bara and Karchana Thermal Power Plants from Jamuna river at Padua village.
VETRERAN CONGRESS LEADER SAHMSHER SINGH SURJEWALA HAD OPPOSED ENMASS DEFECTION OF BHAJAN LAL LED JANATA PARTY
Veteran Congress leader, former Haryana Congress Chief,Shamsher Singh Surjewala had opposed the en mass defection of Bhajan Lal Janata Party , Haryana Govt. into Congress .But caucus around Indira Gandhi, then Prim minster was bent upon installing Congress Govt. in Haryana by using all dirty tricks.
Pawan Kumar Bansal | 16 Apr 2014
One day conference was on Standards Conclave - Role of Standards in International Trade: Challenges, Opportunities and Issues was held in Delhi on April 16, notified PIB in its press release. Inaugrating the conference, Ajit Seth Seth, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India called upon the Indian Industry to play the lead in developing standards and urged the government to enact a comprehensive law to look at standards in a composite manner.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 16 Apr 2014
To save the Indian economy from the fiscal crisis and implement FRBM Act, it would be relevant to adopt the canons of public expenditure advocated by Ambedkar in terms of the faithfulness to the intentions of the will of the people, wisdom as provided by the professionals in the field, coupled with well-considered and honest judgment, and economy in execution. The allocation of public expenditure among competing demands and the manner of utilization fall within the domain of Ambedkars canons, which can be seen as a touch-stone to see whether a particular items of public spending is necessary or not, said Dr. M.M. Goel, Professor of Economics & Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra in his Dr. B.R. Ambedkar memorial lecture at the Dept. of Econ
Madan Mohan Goel | 16 Apr 2014
Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth has been criticized for ignoring some of the worlds major religions in its student listing.
Reedley City Council in California (USA), which celebrated 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2013, will have its first historic Hindu opening prayer on April 22, containing verses from worlds oldest existing scripture.
Danger is definitely, and it has been, part of a great investment valise. The recent years associated with economic downturn drilled this particular reality within actually much deeper in to the consciousness of the smaller traders who does not possess large number of money to reduce in this market
Sanjay12 | 15 Apr 2014
Changing of mindset towards vocational educational required for faster, sustainable and inclusive economic growth: Vice President Ansari
Inaugurating the International Conference on Skilling in Schools organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Delhirecently, the Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari said that Skill development was a critical fpr achieving faster, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, reports PIB. He envisaged that India will soon have the working age population excess of those dependent on them to be a potential source of strength for the country's economy if we continuously upgraded the skills of our population.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 15 Apr 2014
Sixteenth of May 2014 would ultimately reveal whether these write-ups and TV NaMo storm is real of fiction. I am holding my pen for some time to see who laughs last. Meanwhile, some cracks have begun to appear in the water-tight compaign of Mr Modi.
Naim Naqvi | 14 Apr 2014
It's election 2014 in India. Media and TV channels are working day and night with no rest to cover each and every event, speeches by political parties and all incidents associated with elections
MRA Rukma Chary | 14 Apr 2014
It is pertinent to mention here that time to time media has exposes the irregularities and mass-bungling by the R&B officials and company in this important economic interstate road,,,but every time the corrupt officials and politicians who have due share in the work give soft hand to the erring officials of R&B and the company by ignoring the facts....
Mansoor Qadir-Doda jammu | 14 Apr 2014
Dr Manmohan Singh became Prime Minister of India by chance. Sonia Gandhi did not wish to accept the office in 2004 because her children were scared that she might meet the fate of her husband and mother-in-law and be killed. Out of that mortal fear she surrendered her claim to the high office of Prime Minister and chose Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Dummy PM.
Brigadier CHITRANJAN SAWANT,VSM | 14 Apr 2014
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a process in which sperm are obtained from ejaculate, washed and placed into a woman's uterus. Often, IUI is performed in conjunction with ovulation induction. IUI is recommended in cases of unexplained infertility, low sperm count, ovulation problems, donor sperm and premature ejaculation. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization.
ivfiraq | 14 Apr 2014
Once known as Utkala, which means the land of excellence in art, Odisha is a treasure trove of exquisite handicraft and traditional art forms, a rich legacy of an ancient culture. Evolved slowly and gradually through disciplined efforts of generations, Odishas handicrafts have retained their seasoned traditional values along with the freshness and charm of their own. Beauty and utility combine in them.
Priyanka Sharma | 14 Apr 2014
Today, Christians around the world are observing Palm Sunday to commemorate Jesus Christ's entrance into Jerusalem in glory when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 14 Apr 2014
Former Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was attacked by auto-riksha driver with a slap on last Tuesday while campaigning in a road show, in Sultanpuri area in northeast Delhi.
After striking a pre-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Telugu Desam leadership is now focusing on how to encash BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modis popularity. With the unprecedented high turnout in first third phase of polling in several crucial states, TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu seems convinced beyond doubt that Modis popularity can only come to his rescue to regain power after a gap of ten years.
Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu has reportedly watered down his brother-in-law and popular Telugu film actor Nandamuri Balakrishnas ambition to take active part in politics by contest in the present election. Since the times of his father N T Rama Rao started TDP, he has been camapining for the party during period of elections. But hardly he has been taking any interest during other times.
Improving the functioning of conservancy staff of Municipal Corporations in the country would bring in big health benefits
The present law governing conservancy staff needs amendment. Debate should be initiated whether to mandate all the conservancy staff hired by all the Municipal Corporations throughout the country to adhere to the policy of saying no to alcoholism. It is proved beyond measure that a good percentage of the conservancy staff hired by different Municipal Corporations throughout the country do indulge in taking alcoholic drinks regularly.
Vishnu Mohan | 11 Apr 2014
On the occasion of the World Health Day (WHD) this year with the focus on vector borne diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged people to get involved in activities that can lead to better health. According to WHO, this year the spotlight on common vectors such as mosquitoes, sandflies, bugs, ticks and snails that are responsible for transmitting a wide range of parasites and pathogens that attack humans or animals.
In the two one-day seminars of science teachers held in Punes Hutchings and Kline High Schools on April 8 and 9, the participants recommended that there was a need to reconcile the process-based nature of science and pedagogy as science of teaching and learning to let children do science and understand the basic concepts of science at the elementary school level.
Sweden should formally apologize for abuses incurred on its Roma populace over 100 years and compensate them adequately, distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.
Correspondent | 11 Apr 2014
With different political parties releasing their Manifesto before the upcoming 2014 Parliamentary Elections, Tamilnadu Peoples Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) has brought out its Peoples Manifesto on Tobacco Control.
Ale Narendra, senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party died here on Wednesday. He was admitted at Nampally Care Hospital early on Wednesday as he was critically ill. He breathed his last at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
Concerned quarters can do well to give more choice to consumers by either directly or indirectly inducing the different retail outlets including numerous kirana stores spread across the country, to the extent possible, for also selling fruits and vegetables.
Vishnu Mohan | 09 Apr 2014
Marginal propensity to decide (MPD) of the BJP leaders is certainly low as is evident from the delay in announcing it manifesto.
Ms. Sangeeta Rani | 09 Apr 2014
Sexual harassment in a working place is an unacknowledged global phenomenon. As the cases involving the media and high places like judiciary came tumbling out of the closet, spotlight was thrown on a range of issues which were never debated before.
Smita Sinha | 09 Apr 2014
The general elections of 2014 are at the peak. NaMo v/s RaGa is the issue. Though Narendra Modis wave is flowing in the country, still Anand Adsul has to face a tough contest in Amravati. The counter parties are the NCP led by Navneet Rana, RPI led by Rajendra Gawai and BSP led by Gunwant Deopare.
Sanghamitra | 09 Apr 2014
What would happen if Taliban were to take over Afghanistan in the wake of NATO withdrawal from that country
US with the help of NATO troops had overthrown Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001. Now, these troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan by 2014. Thus a gap would be left in Afghanistan which the Afghan Army would not be able to fill up and although people are defying the diktat of the Taliban and voting in large numbers for the Presidential elections being held today, the Taliban forces fighting the NATO troops all along may take over Afghanistan with or without Pakistan's help.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 07 Apr 2014
Had Indira Gandhi tried to win over Morarji Desai heading Janta Party Govt. in centre to topple govt.? Claims Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia in his recent book
Had former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi tried to win over Morarji Desai, heading Janata Party Govt in Center and was even willing to support him for continuing as Prime minister provided he joins Congress party.?
Pawan Kumar Bansal | 07 Apr 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru once said, It is obvious that during elections every candidate tries her best to win, but in a Democracy we should have the manner to win and the decorum to lose.
Ruchika Garg | 07 Apr 2014
PIL regarding complete ban on manufacture, sale, import etc. of cigarette and other tobacco products
A PIL has been filed in the Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench, by Amitabh Thakur, Social Activist and his wife, Nutan Thakur asking for complete ban on manufacture, sale, import etc of cigarette and other tobacco products.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 04 Apr 2014
The geographic information systems have led to a revolution in the way we perceive technology and its benefits across domains. The wide spread application and utility of the geographic sciences is leading to many benefits like improved productivity. In fact, the geoinformatics sector is side to be one of the fastest developing sectors when you look at the overseas market.
Rohit Prasad | 02 Apr 2014
Speaking at the inaugural function for diamond jubilee celebrations of Indian Institute of Public Administration in Delhi on March 30, Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, emphasized that there should be no undue delay in decision-making and delivery of services in governance.
UN chief urges world community on World Autism Awareness Day to integrate people with autism into society
Raising the concern for differently-abled people on World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), being celebrating today (April 2), the UN chief Ban Ki-moon called upon the world community to take actions for fostering progress by supporting special education programmes to realize the shared vision of a more inclusive world.
A new, spirited TVC by OLX.in celebrates the exuberance, individuality, and the confidence of the women-of-today, highlighting their independence, and freedom to express themselves. The TVC, which was released today, shows an empowered, smart, and vivacious woman protagonist, and reinforces the ease and simplicity of the OLX Mobile App. The Ad uses a powerful tagline that will reiterate with millions of mobile phone users across India - Ab Phone Ko Banao SELLphone.
ramandeepkaur | 01 Apr 2014
European Commission (EC) should rescind invitation extended to Romania President Traian Basescu to speak at Third European Roma Summit, being organized by EC on April four at Brussels, because of his discriminatory Roma remarks; distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed, stated in Nevada (USA) today.
Correspondent | 01 Apr 2014
According to Hindu Panchang, New Year was celebrated with devotion and gaiety in Jaipur on March 31 to mark the holy day of Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. It is widely believed to be the day of beginning of Earth or Ugadi. Today is the Vikram Sambvat 2071 Yugabadh 5116. On the occasion of the Hindu New Year special poojas were performed in the temples of Jaipur and Kalasha Sathapana was done to begin the Chaitra Navratri festival.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 01 Apr 2014