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‘Govt to bring 12L hectares land under micro-irrigation’

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PNS | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The Centre is working towards bringing 12 lakh hectares of land under micro-irrigation in the current fiscal, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Saturday. Addressing the valedictory session of the fifth five-day India Water Week here, he said it was something which hadn't been achieved in the post-Independence era. Minister of...

oddlyenough

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Agencies | in Agenda

Hundreds of ‘undead’ take part in annual zombie walk Hundreds of ‘undead’ people gathered at the New Jersey shore to take part in an annual zombie walk. The event was staged last Saturday in Asbury Park and featured a variety of mutated characters, including four undead Disney princesses and gory nurses....

The virtuous leadership

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

These are the times of virtual reality where surrealism rules. Naturally, talking about virtuous reality may appear totally out of sync. But is it really so? Given the crisis of the present times and the decline in the values of people in leadership positions, there is a need to revisit...

FIVE DAYS OF DIWALI

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Yogi Ashwini | in Agenda

The festival starts from Dhanteras and spreads over five days culminating on Bhai Duj. These are extremely potent days for siddhis, writes Yogi Ashwini Creation exists in layers. The physical comprising the five elements is only one layer to it. As you progress in the sadhna of yog, the various layers...

BRIEFLY SPEAKING

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Agencies | in Agenda

how reading makes people empathetic Reading stories is a universal experience that may result in people feeling greater empathy for each other, regardless of a persons origin or language, a study has found. Researchers at University of Southern California in the US found patterns of brain activation when people find meaning...

Why depression strikes towards evening?

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

We accumulate negativity during the day, but instead of going to the root of the problem, we try to dull the mind by various means, says AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI There are two main reasons for this. First, one accumulates negativity through fearful/worrisome thoughts during the day. Second, one has become relatively...

Astroturf | Listen to the callings of nature

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

I wish the valued readers of this esteemed journal a very happy Deepawali. May your prayers to Mother Goddess Lakshmi, the presiding deity of the occasion, personified with sampada (wealth), bear desired fruits. Let me add here that the word sampada doesn’t simply mean financial and material wealth. It encompasses...

Syria war: Alliance poised for new assault on Raqqa

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Agencies | Middle East | in Sunday Pioneer

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters is poised to begin a new offensive in the Syrian city of Raqqa shortly, a commander has told the BBC. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in the group’s former stronghold for nearly four months. Reports that...

Pressure on Catalan leader as independence deadline looms

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | AFP | Barcelona | in Sunday Pioneer

Allies of Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont urged him on Saturday to push ahead with his secession bid as a deadline set by Madrid for a final decision on independence approaches. The Central Government has given the Catalan president Carles Puigdemont an initial deadline of Monday after he...

Taliban killed our baby, raped my wife, says freed Canadian hostage

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Ottawa | in Sunday Pioneer

Canadian Joshua Boyle, who along with his American wife and three children was held hostage by the Taliban for five years and freed just days back, has spoken about the terror outfit’s “stupidity and evil”, revealing they murdered his daughter and raped his wife. Boyle, 34, spoke to reporters after landing...


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Sahitya Academy to tune in Diwali Pahat

18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Marathi Sahitya Academy, along with Directorate of Culture, will organise musical event ‘Diwali Pahat’, to celebrate Diwali at Ganesh Temple on Wednesday at 6.30 am...

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