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Tuesday, 12-December-2017



15 weeks ago
Kailath is the sixth scientist to be honoured with our Lifetime Achievement Award for his research contributions, which advanced modern communications technologies over the last six decades, the Society said in an e-mail. The 82-year-old who was conferred the Padma Bhushan in 2009, is currently the Hitachi American Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, at Stanford. The society named after Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), who invented the radio, was set up in 1975 by his daughter Gioia Marconi Braga through an endowment. It annually awards individuals whose scope of work and influence emulate the principle ...


16 weeks ago
A Dubai-based Indian painter will be showcased his artwork here inspired by the hardships and sacrifices of Indian Army personnel as part of India’s Independence Day last week. Artist Akbar Saheb hails from Karnataka and his latest paintings dedicated to the Indian armed forces will be unveiled over the weekend, Khaleej Times reported last week. Saheb gifted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a series of paintings during his 2015 visit to the United Arab Emirates. He also gained the distinction of being the only artist with illustrations in Modi’s book, Mann Ki Baat, unveiled in May in New Delhi. He said...


16 weeks ago
Sitaram Kedilaya called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, after the successful completion of Bharat Parikrama Padyatra undertaken by him. According to Kedilaya, he had embarked on the Yatra on 9th August 2012 from Kanyakumari and completed the journey at Kanyakumari on 9th July this year. In the course of the Yatra, Kedilaya said that he had reached out directly to 9000 villages. He also says that the message of the Yatra indirectly touched an additional 20,000 villages. He interacted with lakhs of farmers and rural youth in course of the Yatra. 


16 weeks ago
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who has found a foothold in Hollywood, is reportedly executive producing a comedy series about Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit’s life for US network ABC. According to an exclusive report by, the yet untitled series is based on the real life of Madhuri, who will also executive produce the project. The story would follow how Madhuri settles down in the suburbs of the US with her bi-cultural family and tries to bring her colourful lifestyle to an otherwise dull town. In reality, Madhuri had taken a break from showbiz when she married Sriram Nene, who was b...


17 weeks ago
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s Malala Yousafzai mother Toor Pekai, who is learning English, is the first one who gets to read her new book. She posted a beautiful picture with her mother and the book on social media which has received more than 28,000 likes and 3,306 re-tweets. According to the book’s publisher, Hachette, it is about the 20-year-old activist’s wish for a magic pencil that could make people happy, sleep in a little longer in the morning and not have to smell the powerful stench of garbage in her city. As she got older though, she began to wish for something more important when she ...


17 weeks ago
Joyita Mondal Mahi has been active as a social worker in West Bengal for over a decade.The 29-year-old is now serving as the state’s first transgender judge of a Lok Adalat but says her selection is a testament of her portfolio and has nothing to do with her gender. “It was my performance that got noticed by the district administration. My work is my identity,” Mahi says. Currently handling loan recoveries, she says at the outset her social work profile in Islampur revolved around the LGBT community. “After I started working, I felt the need to work for the entire community and not just one specific ...


18 weeks ago
Lt. Col Srinivas Gokulnath became the first Indian to complete Race Across America (RAAM) 2017 after cycling 4,900 km across 12 states. It took him eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes to make history as the world’s first Indian to complete RAAM. He was one of the nine men who reached the finish line with an average speed of 10.86 miles an hour, Srinivas secured the seventh position. Race Across America (RAAM) is considered as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but also the greater athletic community. RAAM is about 30 per cent longer than Tour de France while being a continu...


18 weeks ago
UNICEF appointed Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh as its newest Global Goodwill Ambassador at a special event in New Delhi last week. Lilly was in the National capital to support UNICEF’s Youth4Change initiative, a programme for youth that brings them together to support their peers and communities in taking action on issues such as health, hygiene, child labour and gender equality. “I’m honoured to join UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador and to use my voice to support its mission of reaching every child. It’s time to stand for what your kids want and not society,” Lilly said. The YouTuber, famous as ‘Superwoman’, said she...
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Harmanpreet Kaur : Learning cricket with the boys

18 weeks ago
Punjab girl Harmanpreet Kaur  virtually led India single-handedly into the  final of the Women’s World Cup in England with her superlative unbeaten knock of 171, edging out title holders Australia. When she was growing up and showed interest in sports, her father got her a hockey stick. But she preferred to use the bat instead and play cricket – that too with boys of her neighbourhood as no other girl played cricket. Hailing from Moga district in Punjab, Harmanpreet’s family has been rejoicing for the past 18 hours in their daughter’s glory, achieved in Derby. The mobile phone of her father, Harmandar Singh Bhullar, the house telephone and ph...

Arpan Doshi - youngest doctor in UK

20 weeks ago
Britain’s youngest physician, Arpan Doshi, an Indian-origin doctor is set to start working at a hospital in northeast England. Only 21 years old, he is going to start his work as a junior doctor in York starting next month. Doshi graduated from the University of Sheffield on July 17 with a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery Arpan is going to beat the previous record of youngest doctor to start work in UK by 17 days. Doshi said he didn’t realise that he would be the youngest person to qualify until a friend checked it out online. Until the age of 13, Doshi attended a local school in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Then he moved with his entire fam...

P V Sindhu: Sportsperson of the Year

21 weeks ago
Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu was honoured with the Sportsperson of the Year award during the ‘Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ Charity Gala Awards held recently.The awards have been organised by Sports Illustrated India Magazine and were given to various sportspersons for their achievements including Sindhu. Sindhu’s coach P Gopichand received  the Coach of the Year award while the Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh was honoured with the Living Legend of the Year award. Interestingly it was Sindhu who presented the award to ‘Gopi Sir’.Young India cricketer K L Rahul, who made a mark in the last Test series against Australia, w...

Joba Murmu: S.A. award TO TRIBAL TEACHER

21 weeks ago
The 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award was presented to a tribal woman from Jamshedpur for her collection of short stories for children.The winning title, ‘Olon Baha’, means imaginary bloom in Santhali, Joba Murmu’s award winning collection is laced with moral values for little ones.The author, a schoolteacher at Bal Vikas primary school in Karandih has been writing books since 2009. She was completely taken by surprise upon been bestowed with the literary honour.“Although the book is interesting, I was not very sure it would be selected by the Akademi, Joba said. In the last eight years, Joba has authored five pieces, including translations of works by two ic...