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The bigger picture: How a drone photographer is capturing inequality from the air

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Towering skyscrapers and crumbling shanties, swathes of land awash in greenery and cramped urban dwelling spaces, regal-looking bungalows and slums may co-exist on ground but when viewed from the sky, they can reveal structural inequality prevailing all around us. Drone photographer Johnny Miller, who has been awarded fellowships by Code For Africa (a news organ...

6 days ago
You could have lived to keep that promise, Shujaat

Srinagar, June 15 (IANS We shall meet when you come here, Shujaat Bukhari told me over phone some months ago. We could not. I only encountered his bullet-perforated body as I returned home for Eid. He is dead. We will all be killed, a journalist friend shouted over the phone, crying bitterly when I called to confirm that Bukhari, an iconic editor in Kashmir, was killed by unknown gunmen...

6 days ago
You could have lived to keep that promise, Shujaat

Srinagar, June 15 (IANS We shall meet when you come her, Shujaat Bukhari told me over phone some months ago. We could not. I only encountered his bullet-perforated body as I returned home for Eid. He is dead. We will all be kille, a journalist friend shouted over the phone, crying bitterly when I called to confirm that Bukhari, an iconic editor in Kashmir, was killed b unknown gunmn -- ...

7 days ago
Cabinet approves continuation of agriculture education development plan

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved continuation of the Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of the scheme for Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes to strengthen and develop higher agricultural education in the country. The scheme is aimed to generate quality human resources from the institutions of higher agricultural ed...

1 month ago
Robotic surgery fast gaining popularity, acceptance: Experts

Mussourie (Uttarakhand), May 9 (IANS) More and more government-run hospitals and cancer institutes are increasingly adopting robotic surgery, experts in the field have said while informing that this reflected the growing acceptance of this form of surgery, which was already popular in many parts of the world. At a recent meet of robotic surgeons in Mussoorie, Ravi Kant, Director and CEO ...

1 month ago
HC reserves order on contempt plea against JNU students

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a JNU plea seeking action against the students for violating a court order that barred them from protesting within 100 metres of the university's administrative building. Justice V. Kameswar Rao has asked both the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the students union to file written submissions till Wednesda...

1 month ago
PM calls for faster action on ex-servicemen's grievances

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for faster disposal of grievances of the ex-servicemen, so that their problems can be resolved in the minimum possible time. Modi was chairing his 25th interaction through PRAGATI -- the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. According to an official release, P...

1 month ago
US-based Analog Devices opens new facility in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) US-based technology company Analog Devices (ADI) on Wednesday unveiled its new state-of-the-art facility for nearly 600 Bengaluru-based staff who are part of ADI India. The new facility, which houses one of ADI's top three global design centres, will focus on developing and selling technologies and solutions for the global automotive, industrial, healthcare, co...

2 months ago
Centre to monitor climate change effects on public health comes up in Pune

Pune, April 10 (IANS) A group of medical colleges here have launched a Centre for Climate Change and Health to address the immediate and long term impacts of climate change on people's health, especially the poor and vulnerable in society, it was announced on Tuesday. The centre will work in collaboration with the National Environmental Engineering Institute, Nagpur, the Indian Institute...

4 months ago
JNU Student Union calls for complete 'lock-down' on Friday

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Thursday called for a complete lock-down of the campus on Friday in wake of a varsity notice stipulating withdrawal of hostel service and cancellation of fellowship/scholarship in case of non-compliance with the minimum attendance criterion. University will not function tomorrow (Friday). No classes or exam...

4 months ago
Kashmiri journalist selected for Indian-American funded fellowship

Columbia, Feb 6 (IANS) Delhi-based Kashmiri journalist Gulam Jeelani has been chosen for a fellowship in the US funded by a foundation started by prominent Indian-American entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Frank Islam and his wife Debbie Driesman. Jeelani, a special correspondent working with the Hindustan Times, becomes the first Kashmiri journalist to have been awarded the Alfred Frie...

5 months ago
43 artists to receive Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards on Wednesday

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016 will be given away to 43 eminent musicians, dancers, and theatre artists at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday. Artists who will receive the Akademi's Awards this year in the field of music are Padma Talwalkar and Prabhakar Karekar for Hindustani vocal music, Kala Ramnath for violin, Arvind Mulga...

5 months ago
Inspiring change: When a once-arid village becomes a national model

ProtoVillage (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 31 (IANS) John F. Kennedy said One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. These words of one of America's best-known presidents probably inspired a former engineer in India to try to transform what was once a bone-dry region into a green oasis simply by motivating its inhabitants to do what they earlier thought was impossible. Some 120 k...

5 months ago
Christmas celebrated with great zeal in northeast India

Aizawl/Kohima/Agartala, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated on Monday across the northeastern region of India with special prayers, hymns and masses in churches, besides the traditional mass community feasts and delicious food. Over 5.3 million Christians live in Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur while there is a significant number of them in the other northeastern states of Tr...

6 months ago
Govind Nihalani pays homage to Om Puri

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Govind Nihalani, who has worked with Om Puri in films like Aakrosh and Tamas, on Friday paid homage to the late actor at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Their film Ardh Satya was screened here. Commenting on Om Puri's rise, Nihalani said: I would actually like to correct the misconception. It is not me or anyone else that made Om ...

7 months ago
Australian government scholarships for 52 Indian students: Envoy

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu on Friday announced that 52 Indian students will be offered the Australian governments prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour scholarships and Fellowships for 2018. Three Australians will also undertake learning opportunities in India as part of these awards. I congratulate the successful applicants. They have been selected...

7 months ago
Indian science sector witnessing 'brain gain': Harsh Vardhan

Panaji, Nov 9 (IANS) The 'brain drain' phenomenon has reversed and India's scientific arena is witnessing a 'brain gain' instead, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday. Earlier, we used to hear about brain drain, now the brain drain has got converted into brain gain. Now in the last two three years, over 250 scientists have come back to India and we are pro...

7 months ago
Thapar University signs agreement with Tel Aviv University

Patiala, Nov 3 (IANS) The Thapar University here on Friday signed a comprehensive institutional agreement with Israel's Tel Aviv University (TAU), covering research, teaching and student exchange between both institutions. Both universities have agreed to establish a programme for academic cooperation, bring benefits of credit transfer programmes in engineering and life sciences and part...

10 months ago
Select Indian institutions to become 'Institutes of Eminence'

Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) The government has approved a scheme to enable select institutions become 'Institutes of Eminence' to catapult them to the global top 100 ranking slot, an HRD Ministry official said here on Friday. The government has approved a scheme where existing institutions will be enabled to become institutes of eminence globally... 10 in private sector and 10...

11 months ago
Young artists must strive to eliminate mediocrity in dance: Malavika Sarukkai

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Renowned Bharatanatyam exponent Malavika Sarukkai has said that classical dance in the modern era is becoming infected with mediocrity due to the pressures and distractions faced by the new generation, short cuts in teaching and the descent of dance into entertainment. In a free flowing conversation with author Sudha Gopalakrishnan at the Art Matters dialogue se...

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