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Sunday, 20-January-2019

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SUDEEKSHA BHATI - TEA-SELLER’S DAUGHTER GETS RS. 3.8 CRORE SCHOLARSHIP

29 weeks ago
Sudeeksha Bhati is a girl who many may look at and ignore. Until you notice the sparkle in the eye of the young girl who not only dreams to change the world but is working towards it. Daughter of a tea seller, Sudeeksha is the first generation learner of her family. Her father barely manages the family expenses with his meagre annual earnings of Rs 72,000. But Sudeeksha believed she can change all that and she is all set to do so. She scored an excellent 98% in her CBSE Board Examinations and has topped her district. And now she is off to USA to study. Sudeeksha has been awarded a full scholarship of 70,428 USD per semester...
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ACHILLES THE 'PSYCHIC' CAT

30 weeks ago
Achilles, a white-furred Hermitage male cat reputed to have psychic powers, has predicted that the Russian team will win a match against Egypt during the FIFA World Cup in St. Petersburg on June 19. The oracle cat was offered two bowls with food and the national teams’ flags at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city. The food was spooned from one package for an accurate prediction. The cat immediately headed to the Russian flag and ate all the food from the bowl. However, Achilles later puzzled the spectators by eating from the bowl with the Egyptian flag. The organiz...
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KALPANA KUMARI - BIHAR GIRL ACES NEET MEDICAL ENTRANCE

30 weeks ago
Bihar girl Kalpana Kumari topped the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges. Scoring 171 of 180 marks in Physics, 160 of 180 in Chemistry and 360 of 360 in Biology she secured 99.99 percentile with 691 marks of 720. Kalpana, who is a resident of Shivhar district in Bihar, came to Delhi to prepare for the examination. Kalpana said that she had been hardworking from the start and used to study for about 12-13 hours a day while she was preparing for NEET. Sharing her success mantra, Kalpana said that she studied NCERT books and her coaching material carefully. She also appe...
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AYAN GOGOI - 4-YEAR-OLD NAMED ‘YOUNGEST AUTHOR OF INDIA’

31 weeks ago
At this early age when children hardly know how to write a word or two, this young exuberant kid already holds a record for his excellent writing of a book about bees. Ayan loves to learn a new thing every day, his amazing grasping power propounded him to write. This genius began his writing when he started to feel his desire of love for words, colours, sound, and taste with his yearning observation. The young author writes about anything and everything that catch his fancy eyes ‘I see what is happening around and write about it’ says Ayan. The four-year-old considers his grandfather as his role model. Hi...
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HAIR FOR HOPE

31 weeks ago
A special charitable hair donation event for cancer patients was set up at the Lighthouse Church in Dimapur. Almost 30 people willingly donated their hair for the cause. ‘Hair for Hope India’ is a first of its kind event in the North-Eastern region. The organisation will help to convert the donated hair into wigs for the economically challenged chemotherapy patients. Losing her mother to cancer ignited her zeal to help cancer patients said Amen Jamir, the lady who is behind idea of the drive. Jamir, who herself have donated her hair twice said that she saw the Hair for Hope page across Facebook and thou...
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MANJU DEVI - FIRST WOMAN COOLIE AT JAIPUR RAILWAY STATION

32 weeks ago
In a profession that is considered to be male dominated and certainly not a woman’s job, Manju Devi is a porter who undauntedly works as hard and as efficiently as any other porter and is the first woman porter of North-West Railways. After she lost her husband 10 years ago she has been the sole provider for her family, which includes three teenage children.  She was actively encouraged by her mother Mohini, who helped her get over the psychological hurdles and discard the family disputes. Manju acquired the porter license no. 15 which belonged to her deceased husband Mahadev, and took to the demanding task of ...
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ANUSHKA PANDA - ABILITY ABOVE DISABILITY

32 weeks ago
While Anushka Panda topped the CBSE class 10 examinations in the differently-abled category, what she’s most proud of is not using the extra half-an-hour in each paper, to which she is legally entitled. A student in Gurgaon’s Suncity School, she scored 97.8 per cent overall. Anushka was provided a special bench by the school. The 14-year-old girl suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that diminishes her physical strength and affects her motor nerve cells in the spinal cord. The disorder also affects mobility. As a result, she is wheelchair bound and needs to take frequent breaks. Desp...
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D PRAKASH RAO - TEA SELLER, TEACHER, DOCTOR

33 weeks ago
A Cuttack-based tea seller D Prakash Rao, was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 44th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’. Starting at the mere age of 6, Rao has been selling tea for the past 54 years. Due to financial problems, he was not able to continue studies after class five despite getting a distinction. However, Rao accepted this as a challenge and today he lives his dream through nurturing the lives of 70-75 slum children in his school. “Around 70-75 students study in my school. Their parents are not much concerned about their studies. Even these children didn’t want to ...
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CM CONFERS BANGA BIBHUSHAN AWARD TO ASHA BHOSLE

33 weeks ago
Legendary singer Asha Bhosle was conferred the Banga Bibhushan, the West Bengal Government’s highest award, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday. “I am elated that Asha Bhosle has accepted our invitation and has taken the pain to come here. We can never forget her contribution,” Banerjee said at the event. Bengali matinee idol Prosenjit Chatterjee and Justice Shyamal Kumar Sen (retd) also received the Banga Bibhushan. On Banerjee’s request, the veteran singer mesmerised everyone by rendering a Bengali song. Banerjee said “one cannot forget Bhosle’s connection...
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GURSOACH KAUR - THE FIRST FEMALE SIKH OFFICER TO JOIN THE NYPD

34 weeks ago
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has got its first female turbaned Sikh auxiliary police officer, whose induction aims to motivate others to join law enforcement and help create better understanding of Sikhism. Gursoach Kaur will join the New York Police Department as an Auxiliary Police Officer (APO) after graduating last week from the New York City Police Academy. Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri also tweeted about Kaur, expressing hope that a turbaned lady officer will help create better understanding of Sikhism in the US “Delighted to see a turbaned lady offic...
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SUHAS LALINAKERE YATHIRAJ - DISABLED IAS OFFICER MAKES INDIA PROUD

35 weeks ago
He is an IAS officer, a badminton champion, and has not let his disability prevent him from following his dreams. Meet Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, an IAS officer of the 2007 batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, who is the current District Magistrate of Allahabad. He is also a self-taught badminton player who has successfully unfurled the Indian flag in several tournaments over the years. Suhas’s one-legged congenital deformity has never been an obstruction for him in any way. Suhas entered the 4th Turkish Para-Badminton International Championship 2018 tournament with zeal and the determination to do his best for ...
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VIJAYAKUMAR RAGAVI - INDIAN-ORIGIN TEEN’S HEART DISEASE PROJECT WINS AWARD IN SINGAPORE

35 weeks ago
Chennai-born VijayakumarRagavi, now a Singaporean citizen, topped the list of 611 other students from secondary and tertiary institutions. She has won this year’s A*Star Talent Search award in Singapore for her study of genetic heart disease “hypertrophic cardiomyopathy”. She has been awarded a cash prize, a sponsored trip to an overseas conference and a trophy as well as a certificate for winning the competition. “It is estimated to be the most genetic heart disease in the world. People with the disease often suffer from arrhythmia induced sudden cardiac death,” Ragavi said.