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Posts for December, 2013
The idea of 4Dprinting, in the making-- a new technology in which 3Dprinters can essentially construct themselves -- and even 5Dprinting, or voxel manufacturing, in which elements of production can be added, arranged, rearranged, and even deconstructed by a machine, Modern Meadow like startups, work on 3Dprinted meat and leather, raise the potential for a future without as much need for giant cattle ranches and the resources that are required to run them. Scientists hope to be able to print human tissue and organs as well as bones, but admit that day is some way off. Bioprinting is set onto create replacement organs for the human body. 3Dprinters quite literally already print you new teeth and even a jaw.
tajamul hussain | 31 Dec 2013
Everybody with me was angry when they see the news of Mulayam Singh & his chief Minister Son along with party & government enjoying dance & comedy show by Kapil Sharma at Saifai in comparison to hardship faced by the camp people at Muzaffarnagar riot victims. Frankly this was inhuman when public is suffering from coldest year of the era, the representatives are simply enjoying. How Hippocrates is they?
Biranchi Narayan Acharya | 31 Dec 2013
Sheikh Hasina has done justice to the people of Bangladesh by arranging trial of those Muslim fanatics who supported Pakistan and its army during the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971 culminating in the hanging of most of the culprits.
Musharraf, ex-dictator of Pakistan is facing treason charges; our PM and his Cabinet should also face similar charges
Musharraf, ex-Pakistan dictator is facing treason charges for imposing emergency in 2007 which was held unconstitutional. It would be in the fitness of things if he is found guilty and hanged for act of treason.
Corporate Social Responsibility is not a new thing in India. It has been prevalent for least a few decades.
sacchitjogi07 | 30 Dec 2013
The Pb. Govt. is making sincere efforts to eradicate drugs from the state and all political parties, NGOs and religious institutions should come forward for this purpose as public movement against drug abuse is need of the hour, said Kamal Sharma, President BJP Punjab State while addressing the audience at a function organized by the district administration at Genesis Dental Institute. Appreciating the campaign started, he appealed to the citizens to join in this campaign.
The major changes at the district level by the Congress High Command in view of coming Lok Sabha elections, are likely to improve the party status to greater extent.
Terming 'selfie' as 'the word of the year 2013', Times of India stated that it has been included in the Oxford dictionary as a new word. Since, it was a statement; I thought of doing net-search and produce a brief on the word that has come in vogue.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 30 Dec 2013
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has slammed the recent hike in CNG prices, a fuel which drives public transport. We would like to ask Mr Moily (Veerappa Moily, the minister who is in charge of the petroleum as well environment portfolios) why has he raised the price of a green fuel without hiking the price of a polluting fuel diesel? This has almost destroyed the price advantage that CNG had over diesel. Who is he protecting the environment or the industry? asked Sunita Narain, director general, CSE.
Narendra Ch | 30 Dec 2013
Sainik School Alumni from western India organised blood donation camp for the benefit of Cancer patients at Mumbai
Old Boys Association of Sainik School Goalpara is one of the leading organisation having its branches in different parts of the country. OBA SSG's West Chapter organised a blood donation programme at Assam Bhawan in Mumbai on 22nd December for the benefit of cancer patients.
Ranjan K Baruah | 30 Dec 2013
A friend of mine called me the other day. He was inquiring why I have not been writing off late? Are you disappointed with the recent ascent of Narendra Modi? Yes Im disappointed but Ive never given up hope. I know the hard way that the truth ultimately wins.
Naim Naqvi | 27 Dec 2013
Under the School Chale Hum campaign started by the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha on the eve of 89th birthday celebrations of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayees, the needy children were distributede stationary at Shekhan Wali Basti Valmiki Mandir.
HARISH DIDO | 27 Dec 2013
Hindus have welcomed the reported approval by Afghanistan National Assembly House of Elders (Meshrano Jirga) of reserving one seat for Hindus and Sikhs in the House of People (Wolesi Jirga) in 2015 elections.
Correspondent | 27 Dec 2013
Gates & Custodian awarding body India and United Kingdom handed over an international award ( Person of The year 2013 Award) for accomplishment to Jammu and Kashmir based Journalist, Ajmer Alam Wani in Journalism Bravery Category.
Ajmer Alam Wani | 27 Dec 2013
In his first "Urbi et Orbi", pope Francis (77) on December 25 dwelled on the theme of peace and social harmony. He urged that everyone should strive to be personal peacemakers.
2014 - The new year is going to blossom with a love story which will make everyone understand the depth of love...
Thashneem Sunil | 27 Dec 2013
In Jaipur, the National Consumers Day (NCD) was observed on December 24 by organising consumer rights awareness campaigns. On the occasion of the NCD, Deepshikha Mahila Bal Utthan Samiti and consumer Unity and Trust Society organised the consumer awareness programes in the city.
The Convocation Ceremony was the crowning achievement of the first ever experiment done in imparting education through an ancient system in modern times.. Only a man of patience and perseverance, grit and determination of a high caliber could have done it. And he did it. He was Mahatma Munshi Ram.
Brigadier CHITRANJAN SAWANT,VSM | 27 Dec 2013
In a remarkable interfaith gesture, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was invited and welcomed by Living Stones Church in Reno and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sparks over their Christmas celebrations.
Correspondent | 26 Dec 2013
GODWINS School since its inception has focused on the overall development of child . It has organised parents day celebration on 22nd December at Sankardev Kalakhetra in Guwahati.
Ranjan K Baruah | 24 Dec 2013
To mark the 124th Birth Anniversary of veteran social reformist and well know legal luminary, Justice Mehar Chand Mahajan, Shri Ram Sena (SRS) paid floral tributes to Justice Mahajan at a function organised here under the leadership of Rajiv Mahajan, State President Shri Ram Sena.
Rajiv | 24 Dec 2013
All India Central government Employees & workers co-ordination Committee Himachal Pradesh Demanded state government for notification regarding category change in remote locality of Yol cantt. which effect locality allowance of around 1200 civilian employees working at Yol.
B K Upmanyu | 23 Dec 2013
The National Mathematics Day was celebrated in Govt. Middle School of Fattuwala a small village of the districtferozepur situated on Indo-Pak border in which Piar Singh Khalsa, District Math Coordinator participated specially. In this programme, competition among the students relating to Maths was arranged like tables, double tables and formulas to remember.
HARISH DIDO | 23 Dec 2013
Indian government has paid $75000 USD in an out-of-court settlement in US where a maid namely Santosh Bharadwaj employed by an Indian diplomat in US filed a suit for rupees $250000 against former Indian counsel-general Prabhu Dayal in New York.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal | 23 Dec 2013
Statue of Lady Justice Rendered Irrelevant Needs Replacement with gender neutral mascot. I am submitting this letter as an ordinary citizen of India with a request to take it as an application for your Honours Suo-Motto consideration and necessary action as deemed fit.
Capt (IN) J.K. Sharma | 21 Dec 2013
Some argue that genetic modification holds great promise for increased agricultural efficiency. There may be many such benefits in the future, but often the gains are hyped by corporate PR (with such lines that GM seeds 'feed the world' by being far more productive than normal seeds- in fact there's little evidence of that), and GM technologies often put profit over people and planet.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 20 Dec 2013
An important meeting of All India Karantikari Lehar was held under the leadership of Lakhwinder Singh Chairman with regard to the safety and security of the rights of dalits.
HARISH DIDO | 20 Dec 2013
Religious leaders belonging to diverse traditions participated in a Spiritual Care Panel discussion with a group of new registered nurses in Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno (Nevada, USA) on December 18.
Correspondent | 19 Dec 2013
Nutan Thakur, a social activist, along with her daughter Tanya Thakur, who is a law student Tanya, have today filed a PIL in Allahabad High Court's Lucknow Bench to direct the Development authorities and Housing Boards all over India to provide public toilets in all their colonies.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 19 Dec 2013
The Supreme Court on Monday the 7th October 2013 had asked the Centre how far its order on August 5, 2013 , to set up 22 special CBI courts to try corruption cases involving high-profile politicians and public servants has been implemented.
Taslima Nasreen challenges the constitutional validity of Section 66(a) of IT Act in the Supreme Court
The UP Police had filed an FIR against the controversial self-exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen who had shot to fame by writing her famous novel "Lajja" depicting the plight of Hindu women in Bangladesh for tweeting against the meeting of AAP leader, Arvind Kejariwal with Muslim cleric, Tauqeer Raza Khan who had issued a Fatwa against her putting a bounty of Rs.5 lakh on her head for her pro-women comments.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 18 Dec 2013
I will use the word 'Vedantists' to ascribe humanity which lived in this part of the world pre-invasions by external cultures and forces. I will not use the foreign origin word 'Hindu'.
In an important decision on Monday, Supreme Court has order the release of 30-year-old daughter of a sitting Rajasthan High Court judge, Supriya Rathore who was allegedly kept detained at home so that she could not marry her boyfriend who belonged to a different caste.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met in Agartala, Tripura from December 13 to 15, 2013, observed that the lesson from the Delhi election is that where there is a viable alternative to the Congress and the BJP, the people have extended support to it. This explains the success of the Aam Aadmi Party which was able to win 28 seats, it added. This is the first time that the Central Committee of the Party has been held in Tripura.
HARISH DIDO | 17 Dec 2013
Excess of everything is bad. A peg of day may keep you healthy and happy but excessive drinking is going to damage your liver permanently leading to early death. Similarly excessive smoking is likely to cause cancer leading to a miserable death.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 17 Dec 2013
A $4.5 million Indian Cultural Center has opened in Evesham Township in New Jersey (USA), said to be the first of its kind in the region.
Correspondent | 17 Dec 2013
Renowned social activist Dr Nutan Thakur has sought an Income Tax enquiry about the various allegations made by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare in the alleged video of December 2012regarding misuse and misappropriation of donations raised during Ram Lila ground agitations.
Telangana bill has been tabled in the Andhra Pradesh assembly, amid all the protest from the opposition on Monday, it was tabled in the house by speaker Nadendla Manohar. Soon after Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill, 2013, was introduced in the house, legislators from Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions) opposing the state's bifurcation came out of the house and tore the copies of the bill at the media point.
SNAP 2013, held on December 15, 2013 had 150 questions in all. The test was divided in four sections and as such had specific sectional cut off also, although the paper pencil based test had a comprehensive paper and candidates could attempt any question from any section.
MBAUniverse | 16 Dec 2013
Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has invested in its first seawater reverse osmosis solution (SWRO).
sacchitjogi07 | 16 Dec 2013
Jaipur celebrated three-day Gita Jayanti festival from December 13 to 15. Gita Jayanti week in Jaipur began with a discourse on the Bhagavad Gita by His Grace Vrindavan Chandra Das who explained the complete Bhagavad Gita on December 13 in two and a half hours at Maharana Pratap Auditorium of Vidya Aashram School here. A collective devotion singing or ecstatic Kirtan was also done followed by distribution of snack Prasadam. In many Krishna temples, all the verses of the Bhagavad Gita were recited.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 16 Dec 2013
Under the Parvesh Project in Punjab, to uplift the standard of education in Govt. Primary School, Baljit Singh Brar, Circle Education Officer, today released the first issue of magazine Parvesh Kirna a collection of composition by the students and contribution of poems, stories and general knowledge matter by the teachers.
HARISH DIDO | 16 Dec 2013
While Congress expressed disappointment over Supreme Court's verdict criminalising consensual sex between gay persons, the BJP refrained from taking any sides while Modi maintained a studied silence. AAP after initial hesitation too came out against the SC verdict.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 16 Dec 2013
A ceremonial initiation of Jain nuns or sadhavis into Digamber Jain order was organized from 11 to 13 December at Hingonia in Kalwad near Jaipur. Five sadhivis received Diksha after a procession and an evening dedicated to devotional singing, reported Rajasthan Patrika.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 15 Dec 2013
Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and British Petroleum (BP) are looking forward to investing in anywhere from $5 - $10 billion to increase gas production by four times in the coming months.
sacchitjogi07 | 13 Dec 2013
Hailing the Supreme Court's verdict of upholding the consensual sex between adults of the same-sex as a punishable offence, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that the same-sex relations were unnatural and curable behavior. It was Ramdevs press secretary SK Tijarawala who had filed a PIL about four years ago against the order of the Delhi High Court, which had decriminalized consensual same-sex relationships.
11-12-13 was the last synchronised date of this century. Many people around the world got excited to make it a special and cherished date of their lives. In India, quite a few young couples got married on this date and some expectant mothers delivered babies on this date.
Indian Human rights activist Mr. Akhand tops the list in the International Human Dignity Award voting process with more than 29,000 votes. There were 15 rights activists around the world in the process. The online voting ends on Tuesday and Akhand tops in it.
AKHAND | 12 Dec 2013
They say expect the unexpected, and this is exactly whats shaping up in the Indian telecom sector. Two rivals, Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) and Bharti Airtel are contemplating joining forces in the highly lucrative 4G sector.
sacchitjogi07 | 11 Dec 2013
Rape victims must be provided anti-HIV drugs treatment within 8 hours of rape so that they do not suffer from HIV/AIDS. This would be a preventive measure.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 11 Dec 2013
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today announced opening of Government Degree College at Kumarsain in Shimla district with financial estimate of Rupees five crore for the construction of the college building. He also announced Sub-Tehsil for Kotgarh and upgrading the community health centre, Kumarsain as 50-bedded hospital along-with construction of additional hospital block.
B K Upmanyu | 11 Dec 2013
Now Anna must support Kejriwal to improve quality of politics in India. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which entered first time in politics, has changed the meaning of politics in India by setting the cat among pigeons.
HARISH DIDO | 10 Dec 2013
Himachal CM inaugurates and performs foundation stones laying ceremonies worth Rs. 3.32 crores in Hamirpur district
Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today inaugurated and performed foundation stone laying ceremonies of various developmental projects worth Rs. 3.32 crore during his one day visit to Hamirpur district.
B K Upmanyu | 10 Dec 2013
Leaders of various religions and denominations gathered on December 8 in Reno (Nevada, USA) in memory of Nobel laureate Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 95, who died on December five in Johannesburg.
Correspondent | 10 Dec 2013
Dr. S.C. Kundu, Director of Haryana School of Business, G.J.U(S&T), Hisar, has been conferred with "Prof. Manubhai M. Shah Memorial Award for Excellence in Commerce & Business Management" at the 66th Annual Conference of the Indian Commerce Association held at Bangalore. This prestigious award which was presented to him by Karnataka Governor Dr. Hans Raj Bhardwaj constitutes a cash prize of Rs.2,00,000/- together with a certificate and trophy.
jahanvi bansal | 09 Dec 2013
Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan today demanded that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh resign immediately as he has lost the moral right to rule the country even for a day longer. The sooner he quits the better it is for the politics, economy and governance of the country.
Narendra Ch | 09 Dec 2013
In hilly State of Himachal Pradesh where geographical constraints often impede the pace of development, means of transport play a very important role in percolating benefits of welfare schemes and programmes to the people. Road transport is the only source of connecting people and Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) is providing best of the services through its dedicated employees and fleet of buses.
B K Upmanyu | 09 Dec 2013
Leaders of various religions and denominations will gather on December eight in Reno (Nevada, USA) in memory of Nobel laureate Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who died on December five in Johannesburg.
Correspondent | 08 Dec 2013
Nelson Mandela's unwavering courage, forgiveness and hope touched and inspired people all around the world. He showed that the dream of a just society is possible and he challenged our generation to lead the way towards it.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 07 Dec 2013
Himachal High Court reserves its judgement on the issue of notification of the State Govt. banning 25 junk food items
The High Court of Himachal Pradesh today reserved its judgement on the issue of notification of the State Govt. banning 25 junk food items in plastic packaging. The State government vide notification dated 26.06.2013 had banned junk food items viz. chips, kurkure, biscuits, noodles etc. in plastic/non-biodegradable packaging from sale/ stocking etc. with effect from July 1, 2013 in compliance to the orders of the High Court.
B K Upmanyu | 07 Dec 2013
Punjab and Haryana High Court asks Punjab and Haryana details of bail jumpers and efforts for re arrest
Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convicts. High Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- Where is your intelligence? CJ asked the law officers of both States:-
Pawan Kumar Bansal | 06 Dec 2013
In a brief address to the budget session of the 'Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Council' Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed that there is a possibility of fourth war being triggered between India and Pakistan any time as Kashmir is a flashpoint.
Tina Acharya | 06 Dec 2013
Talking to media persons on Delhi polls, Kamal Sharma, Punjab BJP President expressing his views said, Congress has opened up wounds of the families of anti-Sikh riot victims.
HARISH DIDO | 04 Dec 2013
Mr. Takesshi Shiihara, Portfolio Management Specialist, Energy Division, South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank today met Shri Sujan Singh Pathania, Power and Agriculture Minister in his chamber and held discussion on the important issues related of hydro power projects and various agricultural schemes being funded by the Asian Development Bank in the state.
B K Upmanyu | 04 Dec 2013
Railway Board avoids giving file-notings on appointment of Railway Board Chief Arunendra Kumar: Was he not choice of Union Railway Minister?
It refers to Union Railway Minister M Mallikarjun Kharge appointing Vivek Sahai as his advisor to counter Arunendra Kumar as Chairman of Railway Board, only because Arunendra Kumar was choice of another Union Minister rather than that of the present minister.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal | 03 Dec 2013
The officiating Chief Secretary of H.P. today filed an application in the High Court to recall/modify the orders dated November 18 of the Court directing the government to 43 Officers of doubtful integrity to non-sensitive posts.
B K Upmanyu | 03 Dec 2013
I have read many articles based on real life stories in various magazines/newspapers from all over the world that mentally ill women many times get infected with HIV/AIDS. Actually, when a woman is too mentally ill, she is not aware of what she is doing or what is happening to her. In other words, she is operating out of context with reality and unable to take care of herself. So, unscruplous men take advantage of such women and infect them with HIV/AIDS, having themselves been infected with such disease because of indiscriminate sexual behaviour.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 02 Dec 2013
On 48th Foundation Day celebrations of BSF on December 01, a cultural programme and different competitions were organized under the patronage of Kalpna Rathore, BWWA President in the complex of 143 BSF Battalion.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, a district with many distinctions has got one more reason to celebrate for being the first of its kind in the country. This time it is not for being the best administered district of Punjab with all top officials as female or where male-female sex ratio (1000: 913) is second highest among all the districts of Punjab but this time for institutionalizing the priority for vulnerable road users like cyclist, pedestrians, cycle rickshaw and other forms of Non motor transport.
The 9th Mohan Lal Bhaskar Art and Theatre Festival in memory of an author of masterpiece book I was Indias spy in Pakistan late Mohan Lal Bhaskar was organized by Bhaskar Foundation at Manav Mandir Senior Secondary School.
The Chief Ministers Relief Fund has been a boon to the poor patients during their hour of distress and suffering. Many Public and Private Agencies and organizations are coming forward to donate for the noble cause for mitigating the suffering of poor and the needy patients.
B K Upmanyu | 02 Dec 2013
Prominent environment activist Dr S Jeevananda Reddy urged the UPA Government to stop the destruction of Andhra Pradesh through bifurcation of the state and also Krishna Tribunal order. In a letter to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and AICC President Smt. Sonia Gandhi he sought to cancel the politically motivated report of Brijesh Kumar Tribunal award on Krishna Water and take stringent action against the Judges who are the members of the tribunal.
Narendra Ch | 02 Dec 2013
A Spokesman of the State Government said here today that recruitment process of Accredited Social Health Assistant (ASHA) workers in the State had been put on hold till further orders. He said that the decision had been taken to make the recruitment process more transparent and to resolve the complaints regarding the recruitment process.
B K Upmanyu | 01 Dec 2013