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Monday, 22-October-2018


Heritage Textbooks Replace English

35 weeks ago
n SSB Bureau In a unique move, the State Council of  Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Nagaland has developed a Nagaland Heritage Studies Textbook series to replace Alternative English as a subject up to Class 5 throughout the state. The move has been initiated to preserve local culture and traditions of the state. SCERT director T. Sekhose said Nagaland has been blessed with different cultures and the attempt to tap its potential took years. The project to come up with the heritage textbooks was started in 2015 and required over 50 se...

Red Bananas And Bell Peppers Bring In Money And Joy

35 weeks ago
  Few progressive farmers in Bara Banki district of Uttar Pradesh are on a different trajectory of the financial boom by diversifying from traditional farm produce and in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district. After facing huge losses, Ram Saran Varma of Daulatpur village in Barabanki district, about 50 kms from Lucknow, had shifted from traditional farming to commercial farming. He turned his 15 acres farm house into a banana orchard and within two years, Varma doubled his farm income from Rs 12 lakh to 25 lakh a year. Unlike other farmers, Varma did not stop here. He keeps on thinking of increasing his profits from the banana orchard by planting new va...


36 weeks ago
Kwasaki-Rikuso Transportation Co, Ltd, formerly a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Corporation, Japan, has evinced interest in providing technical assistance to Sukumar Mullik in the scientic preservation of the strawberry variety that he has been producing in his farm in Matigara, off Siliguri in North Bengal. A top delegation from KRT which visited Mullik’s farm middle of January this year felt that the company could provide him with technical know-how to further improve production and subsequent preservation of this rich variery of strawberry. KRT has already made its presence felt in West Bengal, with the company undertaking...


36 weeks ago
Agra: Rescue team members said the reptile, also known as marsh crocodile, was later released in the Yamuna river. Earlier, the residents of the village, nearly 75 km from Agra, were taken aback on seeing the crocodile -- weighing around 90 kg and nearly seven feet in length -- wandering close to their homes.  They suspected it may have come through a canal that irrigates agricultural fields in Latumai.&nb...


36 weeks ago
New Delhi:   Cancelling the leases that were renewed for 20 years from 2007, a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said that the Goa government "should take all necessary steps to grant fresh mining leases in accordance with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957". The court said that the second renewal of the mining leases was "unduly hasty, without taking all relevant material into consideration a...


69 weeks ago
Few people know that like Madhubani paintings of Bihar, Kalamkari of Andhra Pradesh and Phad paintings of Rajasthan; Warli paintings of Dahanu also has its special place in the world of art. This painting has attracted the attention of the world. That is why this area has found a place on the map of tourism. But after going to the villages of this taluka, one comes to know that despite being only 110 kilometers away from India’s economic capital Mumbai, this area is extremely backward. In Palghar district, the tribals population is in abundance. But the most tragic situation is that despite being an industrial zone this trib...


77 weeks ago
Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur Lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration. "Of the 30 units, six are around the lake and 24 in its catchment area, which have been operating without valid permits," Board Chairman Lakshman told reporters here. Some of the industries are engaged in printing, dying and servicing of automobiles. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on April 19 ordered the closure of all the 500 industries around the lake to clean it up of...


79 weeks ago
Kolkata now has the distinction of launching the first biogas-fuelled bus, offering the lowest-ever fare. “We are first to launch a biogas bus anywhere in the entire Southeast Asia. Now, old buses, which have run for up to 15 or 20 years, can also be given a fresh lease of life with this clean, efficient and cheap fuel technology. And we are in the process of seeking government approval for this,” says Jyoti Prakash Das, Chairman and Managing Director, Phoenix India Research.


79 weeks ago
To promote energy efficiency, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has launched a scheme to distribute light-emitting diode (LED) tubelights and energy-efficient fans. The scheme Ujala, or ‘Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All’ is an extension of the state’s domestic efficient lightning programme. The Chief Minister said Ujala was an integral part of the state’s energy conservation initiative and has been successfully adopted by the people.

Kuchipudi in Guinness Book

80 weeks ago
Visakhapatnam: As many as 7,000 girl students on Tuesday performed classical dance 'Kuchpudi' in this Andhra Pradesh coastal city to set a Guinness Book World record. The girls from 21 government-run residential schools in north coastal Andhra participated in the event to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar. The girls performed in unison with three songs, whose theme was the life story of Ambedkar. The event was jointly being organised by Andhra Pradesh Residential Educational Institutions Society (APREIS) and Social Welfare Department. Andhra Pradesh C...

Plea to Boost Mariculture

80 weeks ago
Kochi: A meeting of think-tanks from various sectors here on Saturday urged Indian industrialists to invest money in mariculture in order to increase fish production in the country. The meeting was held here at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to mark 37 years of research...

March to Save Yamuna

80 weeks ago
Agra: Hundreds of river activists on Sunday evening held a march to demand action against polluters who have "killed" the Yamuna river. Carrying placards with catchy slogans, the rallyists marched from the controversial Taj Heritage Corridor to the Etmauddaula view point park, raising slogans against the "murderers of Yamuna" which has now been declared a living entity by the Uttarakhand High Court. River Connect Campaign activists said the State and the Union governments should put pressure on Haryana government to release water as direct...