The dedication and efforts of female police officers in the country have recently come under the spotlight as we collectively fight corruption and terrorism on all sides of the nation. Sanjukta Parashar, known as the Iron Lady of Assam is the IPS officer making headlines for her valour in the field.
Appointed as an IPS officer in Assam, she has arrested over 64 terrorists in the last 15 months setting a clear example for others.
First, she was sent to Makum, Assam, back in 2008, working as an Assistant Commandant. Soon she was transferred to Udalguri for managing the communal violence between illegal Banglade...
Known worldwide for his exceptional batting skills, legendary batsman, Sachin Tendulkar revealed his lack of mastery in the field of academics in a tweet.
Recently, Tendulkar shared a childhood picture on social media. He wrote, “I never was a good scorer in this field, #ThrowbackThursday,” where Sachin is seen holding a book.
Sharing the picture Tendulkar joked that while he could score well on the cricket field, academics was one field he was never good at.
Sachin was notorious for his pranks during his childhood. Retiring in 2013, he completed his 200th Test at the Wankhede Stadium.
A14-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy in the UAE has become one of the youngest pilots to fly a single-engine aircraft.
Mansour Anis, a Class 9 student at Delhi Private School in Sharjah, received a certificate for his first solo flight from an aviation academy in Canada last week. His flight was for about 10 minutes, during which he taxied the aircraft from the parking bay to the runway, took off for a flight of about five minutes and landed back.
Mansour, who flew a Cessna 152 aircraft, now has a student pilot permit. Apart from the flying test, he has also passed a radio communication test.
Indian-origin veteran civil servant JY Pillay recently took over as Singapore’s acting President until a new head of the state is elected later this month.
The temporary appointment of Pillay, Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA), follows the completion of President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s six-year term last week, it was reported. The nomination day for the Presidential election is September 13, followed by polling day on September 23. According to the report, when the office of President is vacant, the first in line to exercise its powers is the CPA Chairman, followed by the Speaker of Parliamen...
Actor Aamir Khan donated Rs 25 lakhs to CM’s relief fund for financially assisting the rescue operations for the flood victims in Bihar.
He has also urged his fans to help the victims.
A cheque of Rs 25 lakh was sent by ‘Dangal’ star through courier and was received at the office of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
This is not the first time Aamir Khan has donated such a big amount to a state. Previously, Khan donated the same amount for the flood victims in Assam and Gujarat.
Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal took to Twitter to thank Aamir Khan for his generous contribution. Ov...
Singh remains undefeated at the zonal level for four years, winning every tournament he has played. His winning streak now extends to 1,266 days, which is the longest in the history of junior golf in India, a media release issued said. He won the first event at the Kensville Golf Course, Ahmedabad, followed by another win at his home course, the Poona Club Golf Course.
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 ...
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...
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.
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 variety.com, 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...
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 ...
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 ...