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Monday, 11-December-2017

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‘DANCING COP’ IN CITY OF JOY

23 weeks ago
 Milinda Ghosh Roy   Commuters look out in surprise from windows of cars and buses. Some passersby occasionally stop to click pictures. The subject of their interest is a man who literally makes managing busy traffic on a bustling east Kolkata road a song and a dance. Braving the heat, Ashok Gupta, 59, in a fluorescent orange jacket and helmet, shows off his innovative dance steps while directing vehicles near Gate No. 4 at Rajarhat’s Eco Tourism Park for 12 hours a day, six days a week   managing to draw a smile or two from passing commuters. A resident of Hooghly district’s Da...
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SCRIPTING HER OWN DESTINY

23 weeks ago
Merely a big name or a high social status does not change society. This is to say, just money or an impressive profile is not the only road to an ambitious project. This has been proved by a lady who is poor and belongs to society in which there is nothing but purdah and restrictions. But despite living in such a society, she has managed to work within her given space, and yet reach the skies in a flight to freedom. Thirty-five kilometres from Patna lies Masaudhi  and its narrow streets, on which the lives of some of the most helpless people have been dragging on for years. Ladli Bano came here as a bride 30 years ag...
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OPERATION MILAP: KIDS’ SAVIOUR

23 weeks ago
The history of Delhi Police reveals that whenever there are problems related to the citizens of the country’s capital city, the police do not leave any stone unturned to solve them, and ensure that the difficulties of the people are sorted out at the earliest. For this, they do their utmost to keep the common public safe during night and day.  The Senior Citizen Cell, Women’s Cell women, Crime Branch for habitual criminals, Crime a branch for financial fraud and cheating, Special Cell for terrorists and similarly half a dozen other branches are formed to check anti social activities. By creating these uni...
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YOUR DATA BEING SHARED

25 weeks ago
More than 70 per cent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph API or Crashlytics, warns a new study. When people install a new Android or iOS app, it asks the user’s permission before accessing personal information. Some of the information these apps are collecting are necessary for them to work properly: A map app wouldn’t be nearly as useful if it couldn’t use GPS data to get a location. But once an app has permission to collect that information, it can share your data with anyone the app’s developer wants t...
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ARMY’S SUPER-40 IN KASHMIR STRIKE BIG

25 weeks ago
 IANS Army Chief met and complimented the students from Army’s Super-40 coaching initiative that has been training local children to take Engineering Entrance Examination. ine students from the Indian Army’s Kashmir Super-40, a coaching initiative for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, have cleared the JEE Advanced entrance exam for admission to the IITs. According to an Army spokesperson, there were thirty six students in the batch out of which nine cleared the exam. The successful candidates also interacted with Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat in New Delhi on Tuesday. The nine qualifiers from the Kashmir...
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KIDS TO SCALE MOUNTAIN FOR SOCIAL CAUSE

25 weeks ago
Two Indian kids are all set to try to conquer Europe’s highest peak, summit, Mount Elbrus in Russia’s Caucasus, with their parents to support the cause of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. Accompanied by their parents Sarika and Jignesh Mehta, 9-year-old Dhanshree and her 13-year-old brother Janam will start the journey on June 10. Both the kids love adventure and have the zeal to do something for the society. “We have been a part of a lot of social activities in the past and want to continue doing so further,” Dhanshree said in a statement on Friday. “My inspiration is my ...
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NANDINI KR REPEATS ‘WOMEN ON TOP’

25 weeks ago
Like the previous few instances, the UPSC 2016 results uphold several victories this year too. For the third time in a row, a woman has topped the merit list of the examinations. Nandini KR, an Indian Revenue Service (customs and Central excise department) cadre, undergoing training at the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics in Faridabad at the moment, came ahead of all the 1,099 candidates who managed to clear the examinations this year. Of the successful candidates only about 180 will be appointed in the IAS — 45 in the Indian Foreign Service, 150 in the Indian Police Service and the re...
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SALIM ALI’S NIECE TO FIGHT PARSIK PLUNDER

25 weeks ago
Spurred by the support from four leading NGOs, including noted ornithologist and naturalist late Salim Ali’s niece Sumaira Abdulali, activists campaigning for saving the Parsik Hills on the city’s outskirts from wanton destruction in the name of quarrying now hope that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis would save the natural resource from further degradation. The NGOs have extended their whole-hearted support to a social communication campaign by corporate communicators industry body Public Relations Council of India (PRCI)   #IamParsikHill – IamDying -– and appealed to the Chief Mi...
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NAMRATA JAIN BEATS NAXALISM TO TOP UPSC

25 weeks ago
Amidst all the fanfare and celebrations for top UPSC rank holders, the news about a young woman securing a rank of 99 would hardly garner any limelight. But Namrata Jain and her success story is a paradox in every sense. First of all, she hails from Dantewada district under the Bastar division, a region notoriously synonymous with the Red Corridor and probably one of the worst-affected Naxalite regions. An alumnus of KPS Bhilai School and engineering degree holder from Bhilai Institute of Technology, this was Namrata’s second attempt for the coveted exams and news about her securing the rank was overjoying.
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A Galactic Change

27 weeks ago
A group of boys and girls at the Galaxy School in Rajkot, Gujarat realised that, even within their close circle, they were uncomfortable discussing the topic of periods openly. On probing this deep-seated issue, they stumbled across a report by AC Nielsen stating that a mere 12 % of Indian women use pads, while an overwhelming 88 % use unhygienic materials like ash, sand, and husk during their menstruation. Poor menstrual hygiene leads to the spread of infections and risk of cervical cancer, with 70 % of reproductive diseases in India originating from this. This worrying situation bothered the students. Digging deeper to understand why this is such an issue, the stu...
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Leh-Ladakh’s  Own ‘Malala’

27 weeks ago
Nothing brings more joy to seventeen year old Ananya Saluja than cajoling a smile on someone’s face. This motivates her to work all 365 days for well being of those in need. During her summer breaks, she actively volunteers to set up libraries in the remote villages of Leh, Ladakh. During her school session, she spearheads the fund raising initiatives to build libraries for underprivileged children. Her dedication and passion for the cause has helped her raise more than 10 Lacs till now.  Like every other student, Ananya’s worries were limited to exams and grades couple of years ago. A student of Shri Ram School in Moulsari, Gurugram, she was only 15 when she...
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Mellow Fest  of Musk Melons

27 weeks ago
It may sound bizarre but true. Come June and none of the households in Shivrajpur block of Kanpur district in Uttar Pradesh cook breakfast. For, they relish musk melon and offer the healthy summer fruit free of cost to all visitors for entire month of June. Situated about 40 kms from Kanpur city, Shivrajpur block is world famous for its sumptuous and sugary musk melon. After harvesting potato crop, farmers in Kashiram Nivada, Devkali, Phatta Nivada, Bachipur, Kashipur, Daleeppur and Kanjadi villages in the block sow a special pink variety of musk melon in about 400 acres of land by March. It cost them only Rs 2,000 to 3,000 per acre. The musk melon crop is ready by May end.&n...