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Project UDAN

On 27 April Narendra Modi will be starting the first flight under the UDAN scheme. The programme is supposed to provide impetus to regional connectivity by way of low-cost flights. He will be launching a flight that will ply in the sector between Shimla and Delhi. The first flight will be operated from the Jubbar Hatti Airport in the vicinity of Shimla by Alliance Airlines. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), there are two [...]

vinod khanna passes away

Vinod Khanna, one of the leading Bollywood heroes during the 60s and 70s, passed away from advanced bladder carcinoma or bladder cancer at the age of 70 on 27 April 2017. He breathed his last at 11:20 am at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre at Charni Road, Girgaon in Mumbai. A source at the hospital told the media that his family members and doctors were expecting him to recover but due [...]

This has gone too far.

Kashmir has been on and off fire for far too long. Phrase “Kashmir is burning” is used more often than “Kashmir is beautiful”. Politics of all concerned has ruined generations and there can be no accounting of young lives lost in protesting or protecting Kashmir, India. To keep Kashmir boiling, over a last couple of years, a new profession has emerged. Yes, stone throwing on army and security forces is a profession in some parts [...]

April 26, 2017
Aadhar Cards for Cows

  India is one country that has a sizeable number of people who worship cows. In fact, in India cows have been worshiped since ancient times. They have always enjoyed special status. Article 48 of Indian Constitution makes it obligatory for the State to stop the slaughter of cows and calves. So, it is not as if cows have only religious importance – they are constitutionally supported as well. Among all the animals in India, [...]

delhi mcd election results 2017

MCD Elections Results Party Name 2017 – Seats Won 2012 – Seats Won BJP 184 138 AAP 46 Did not contest Congress 30 77 Others 10 57   Beating about 10 years of anti-incumbency, the Bharatiya Janata Party has made a clean sweep of the MCD elections in Delhi. Three of the five civic bodies in the state – East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and South Delhi Municipal Corporation – went to [...]

world malaria day 2017

When the Europeans first landed in India their greatest fear was a disease. A vector borne disease that was quick in its onset and would often kill its victim – Malaria. Till the discovery of Quinine (from the bark of the Cinchona), Malaria was considered fatal. By the mid-1900s numerous other drugs were developed and the number of deaths due to malaria (worldwide) reduced drastically. It is unfortunate, though, that despite the advances in medical [...]

No Grace Marks in CBSE

In what can be regarded as a major decision, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to do away with moderation policy that awards grace marks to students in case of difficult questions. The decision was taken on April 24 at a high-level meeting. It was in December 2016 that the CBSE had asked the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to help all the state boards in India arrive at a consensus regarding [...]

Delhi Municipal Elections

Dark clouds ahead for Aam Aadmi Party? If media is to be believed, BJP is retaining its hold over all the three Municipal Corporations. They are likely to improve their presence in all the three and as per Exit Polls, it may be 10% or less which will be split between AAP & Congress and, that also in equal number. If these Exit Polls are believed then it will be fair to say that there [...]

highway liquor ban

The Liquor Ban The Supreme Court of India issued a ban on sale of liquor and spirits within 500 metres of any national or state highway from 1 April, 2017. The mandate affects not only shops but also bars, restaurants, and hotels that are located on highways across the country. The state governments were asked to ensure that no liquor serving establishment is either visible or easily accessible from any of the highways. A number [...]

Healthy Diet for Summer

Summers have arrived with a vengeance. The heat is on with many places in India already touching the dreaded 40+ deg temperature zone, and it is only April end. It is of utmost importance that we keep our body cool internally by following the right kind of regulated diet. Air-conditioners and fans only give external relief. To stay away from the summer borne diseases and keep the body cool, one needs to follow a few [...]