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Delhi, dining under the stars no more

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Sanya Dang | in Agenda

Is the rooftop cafe ban in some parts of the Capital simply a domino effect or the need of the hour? Sanya Dang surveys some areas and lays down the facts The rooftop is a significant part of a building — whether it is at home or a commercial space. At...

When ethereal rules

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Nilosree Biswas | in Agenda

A visit to the Tulip Gardens of Kashmir is enough for one to appreciate the very impact of natural beauty that poets often talk about, writes Nilosree Biswas A message from Shaheen — my oldest friend in Kashmir teaching at the Kashmir University — woke me up that morning. It...

Water conservation: Need of the hour

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Dr Abhay Kumar | in Agenda

Dr Abhay Kumar reminds us of the ways to make every drop count With the present state of consumption and depletion of natural resources, striking a balance in the ecosystem is indisputably the need of the hour. Safe drinking water which is a basic necessity for healthy living has become a...

Woes of the Queens

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Shweta Duseja | in Agenda

The Queens of Hastinapur Author - Sharath Komarraju Publisher - Harper Collins, Rs 350 This retelling of Mahabharata paints comprehensive pictures of the mythological queens who are believed to have ‘sealed’ the fate of many, says Shweta Duseja In the last few years, we have seen several retellings on the Mahabharata. They are a...

Love in the time of Partition

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Excerpt | in Agenda

The Tale of Two Countries Author - BK Karkra Publisher - Rupa, Rs 281 The Tale of Two Countries has a couple of lovers struggle through the Indian Partition and eventually move to England to build a happy life. But then, they have to make a trip back to India. An...

Indian astrology riding high on digital multimedia technology

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

The unexpected rise of astrology-related online ventures began a decade ago in India and continues unabated, with big players now taking an interest With the advent of new media, astrology, or Jyotish Vidya, as it is known in India, seems to have caught up with people’s imagination across the world like...

Pakhtuns and the politics of identity

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | nadeem paracha | in Agenda

Pakhtuns are independent-minded but in essence they are practical and pragmatic. This is what the PTM needs to remember to relieve the tribes of pain The Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), despite being ignored by the mainstream media, is drawing huge crowds of young and old Pakhtuns. The Movement is positioning itself...

Hunger elimination remains a distant dream

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Sachin Kumar Jain | in Agenda

The Global Hunger Index is vital as it assesses the status of society by focusing on children's nutrition; otherwise, such data would not be captured, writes Sachin Kumar Jain When the sustainable development goals were being formulated, Goal II was one on which leaders across the world were unanimous in their...

Are we killing our creator?

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Varda Mehrotra | in Agenda

Small changes like cutting down on meat for a day can save more than 4,500 litres water and kilos of food, writes Varda Mehrotra Created 46 billion years ago, the Earth has for years been a safe haven for humans and animals alike. Up until about 200 years ago, human interference...

The rape crisis

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Miniya Chatterji | in Agenda

Before our child in Kashmir becomes just a number adding to the world statistics on child rape, let us slow down and imagine a world where there is less anger and desperation. How do we get there? A few years ago when I was living in Egypt, I was dismayed when...



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Crorepati bank assistant in Vig net

25 Apr 2018 | PNS | CUTTACK

Basing on the allegations of acquisition of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income by Banking Assistant, Mayurbhanj Central Cooperative Bank Limited, Karanjia Sirish Chandra Mohanta, a Vigilance team raid several locations and traced his assets of Rs 1,10, 25,946. His residential house located at Dhatikabeda, Karanjia, house given on rent at Prasanti Vihar, Bhubaneswar, house given on rent located at Karanjia, and office room were simultaneously searched with search...

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