The famed Kashmiri apple – that luscious, crispy, juicy fruit, which envelops the entire Valley – is one of the prettiest vistas nature has to offer. Undoubtedly, the mainstay of the state’s economy, last year (2015-16), apple production touched 19.43 lakh metric tonnes, contributing to 65 per cent of Kashmir’s horticultural economy. The numbers itself are a testimony to how fundamental this fruit is to the rural economy. However, while the high production rates are definitely something to be delighted about, there is another side to the story as well.
Monsoon rains in Bangalore may help raise water levels in dams that supply water to the city. But there is one man in the city who is unhappy. “We should learn to keep the rains in our homes,” says A.R. Shivakumar, senior fellow and principal investigator- RWH, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Till now India’s real independence-heroes kept forgotten during long regime in most of seven decades after country’s freedom, when Congress projected Mahatma Gandhi as the sole personality behind India’s freedom apart from Nehru-Gandhi family. It is significant that even in Pakistan, Lahore High Court has constituted a five-member bench for re-trial of Bhagatsingh case. Some nationalist elements in Pakistan are making sincere efforts to get rename Shadman Chowk of Lahore after Shaheed Bhaghat Singh
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal deserves all compliments for becoming a trend-setter by unveiling statues of Bhagatsingh, Sukhdev and Rajguru at premises of Delhi Legislative Assembly after 85 years of their supreme martyrdom on 23.03.1931.
Late last year, Karnataka’s celebration of Tipu Jayanti (the birthday of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore from 1783 to 1799) was widely protested by Sangh Parivar activists. In the course of an altercation, one VHP activist was killed. The controversy over Tipu Sultan is not simply a pet cause for Hindu nationalists: Kodavas were subject to ethnic cleansing by Tipu in the 18th century and have conveyed their anger and hurt, as have Christian communities in areas subject to forced conversions and killings. The willingness of politicians and historians to venerate such figures sends a very ambiguous message to members of communities – whether Kodava, Christian, Sikh, Muslim, or Hindu – who were victim to their acts. What is the best way to overcome the feelings of grievance that these figures inspire?
Chandigarh: Apart from scrap dealer Faquir Chand, a dozen more scrap dealers from Chandigarh are suspected to have links with a Mumbai-based person who deals in the heritage furniture, revealed police investigation. The Chandigarh Police have scrutinised the call records...
It’s an ordinary day in the District Courts complex in Chandigarh. Lawyers are running in the Courts from one Court to another and Judges are doing their routine work as flag bearers of Justice. At this time; an accused is brought into the Court of a Lady Judge who has a movie scheduled with her colleague exactly after 1 hour.
On September 4m, 2014, Aniket Ambhore, a fourth year dual degree electrical engineering student at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, committed suicide. He was a Dalit student. After his death Aniket’s parents Sunita and Sanjay Ambhore submitted a 10-page testimony to the IITB director which raised the various forms of caste-discriminations faced by Aniket in the campus. After this, an enquiry committee was set up to look into the circumstances of the death. In spite of continuous demands from Aniket’s family and friends the report has not been made public or even shared with IITB community.
On the eve of the sixty-seventh Republic Day of our nation, I extend warm greetings to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Para-military Forces and Internal Security Forces. I pay my tribute to the brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives in defending India’s territorial integrity and in upholding the rule of law.
As TRAI looks to make a final decision, the Save the Internet movement is rallying India’s start-up ecosystem while Facebook considers independent oversight of Free Basics.