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Latin America, Caribbean could work with BRICS: Cuban minister

Latin America, Caribbean could work with BRICS: Cuban minister

New Delhi, May 27  Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla Monday proposed closer cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a bloc of 33 sovereign countries in the Americas, and BRICS, the grouping of five major economies that includes India. Addressing a talk organised by the Indian Council of World […]

‘Srinivasan’s rise testifies Indian community’s contributions to US’

‘Srinivasan’s rise testifies Indian community’s contributions to US’

Washington, May 24  Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has hailed Indian-American Srikanth ‘Sri’ Srinivasan’s Senate confirmation as a top US judge as yet another proof of the Indian community’s “sterling contributions to the US society and India-US relations”. Srinivasan’s confirmation as a judge on the powerful appeals court for the American capital, “considered among the most […]

Educating the Muslim girl child – in a Mughal-era structure

Educating the Muslim girl child – in a Mughal-era structure

New Delhi, May 14  Functioning in a Mughal-era structure near Jama Masjid in the capital’s old quarters is the Balak Mata Centre of Jamia Millia Islamia, one of India’s oldest universities. The centre, located in Matia Mahal, provides education and vocational training to deprived Muslim girls and women. The centre runs from a two-storeyed structure, […]

Marry outside caste in Himachal, get Rs.75,000!

Marry outside caste in Himachal, get Rs.75,000!

Shimla, May 4  While ‘khap panchayats’ (caste councils) in Haryana continue to frown on inter-caste and sub-caste marriages and punish those who do so, marrying outside one’s caste is ever so profitable in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh – it’ll get couples all of Rs.75,000. To prompt young men and women to break the caste barrier, the […]

Goa’s women commuters get their ‘ladies’ specials’

Goa’s women commuters get their ‘ladies’ specials’

Panaji, May 4  Tired of being squeezed in and out of buses, which even the proverbial packed sardines would tend to avoid, Clara D’Souza is waiting for an extended miracle from Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar – more ladies’ specials. Why can’t the technocrat chief minister, who with one stroke of a pen slashed petrol […]

This July, Goa will be a gay haven

This July, Goa will be a gay haven

Panaji, May 2  Come July, Goa could just be the toast of the season for gay Indians. IndjapInk, which claims to be the country’s first and only gay boutique travel agency, has organised a “Life is a Beach” package that not only promises a “sexy group tour” to Goa but also “compatible roommates” if you’ve […]

Scotland’s largest gurdwara set to open Sunday

Scotland’s largest gurdwara set to open Sunday

London, April 25 Built with contributions from members of the Sikh community, Scotland’s largest gurdwara is set to open April 28 in Glasgow. The four million-pound Sikh spiritual home has been designed on the lines of Amritsar’s Golden Temple, the Sikhs’ holiest shrine, local media reported. The gold-domed structure has all the facilities of a […]

Traditional Indian systems of medicine to be promoted abroad

Traditional Indian systems of medicine to be promoted abroad

New Delhi, April 10  As part of an initiative to promote traditional Indian systems of medicine abroad, the health ministry has signed agreements and set up research facilities to collaborate with international universities, an official said. The department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) has been making efforts to promote Indian […]

Five Odisha students head to US for aero-design competition

Five Odisha students head to US for aero-design competition

Bhubaneswar, April 6  At least five students from Odisha’s KIIT University are set to participate in an annual aero-design competition to be held in California, USA next week, the university said Saturday. Organised by the US-based Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), in collaboration with organisations like National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and aerospace company […]

New Office Bearers of Hindi Samaaj for 2012 – 2013

New Office Bearers of Hindi Samaaj for 2012 – 2013

Hindi Samaaj is a Sydney Based non-profit organization with an aim to promote Hindi through its literary and cultural activities in Sydney for the past few decades. Hindi is the second most spoken language in the world following the Chinese.Hindi is on its way to become an international language and we need your support. Hindi Samaaj […]

Protest, clash at Asaram Bapu’s pre-Holi event

Protest, clash at Asaram Bapu’s pre-Holi event

Thane, March 18  At least one media person was manhandled and his camera broken as supporters of spiritual leader Asaram Bapu clashed with political workers opposing a pre-Holi event in Navi Mumbai Monday, police said. Three people were detained. Angry activists of the Republican Party of India (RPI) and other social groups demonstrated outside the […]

New Pope elected by cardinals

New Pope elected by cardinals

Vatican City, March 14  White smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel chimney Wednesday night announced to the world that cardinals gathered inside elected a new Pope to head the Catholic Church. Crowds in St. Peter’s Square cheered and bells rang out as the smoke appeared, BBC reported. The new Pope will replace Pope Benedict XVI, […]

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