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Day: October 7, 2018

Manual Scavenging is Illegal in India. Then How are There 7 Lakh ‘Foot Soldiers of Swachh Bharat’?

In 2013, the Government of India for the first time acknowledged the cleaning of dry toilets as manual scavenging and made it an illegal offence, punishable by up to two years of imprisonment. However, so far no convictions have been made under the law. Yet, over 20,500 people have been identified as involved in manual scavenging […]

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC Draws 2-2 against Jamshedpur FC

Late goals in the Hero Indian Super League match 9 at the Kanteerava Stadium on Sunday, 7 October ber saw Jamshedpur FC hold Bengaluru FC to a 2-2 draw. Nishu Kumar’s stunning volley at the stroke of half-time put the hosts ahead. However, youngster Gourav Mukhi made history when he came on for Jamshedpur FC […]

Key official says Aadhaar mandatory for those seeking treatment under Ayushman Bharat for the second time

New Delhi: Aadhaar is not mandatory to avail benefits for the first time under the recently-launched Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) but will be compulsory for those seeking treatment under the scheme for the second time, according to a top official. Representational image. News18 In case the Aadhaar number is not available, beneficiaries have to […]

The Oxford Dictionary Has New Words: ‘Tarantinoesque’, ‘Spielbergian’ and ‘Douchebaggery’

The Oxford English Dictionary proves that you’ve made it in life if your name is added to the dictionary. The latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary adds more than 1400 new words, senses, and phrases, with over 100 film-centric words in the latest update.While the dictionary continually upgrades itself routinely, this latest revision is […]

Kim, Pompeo Agree to 2nd US-North Korea Summit ‘at Earliest Date’

Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said on Sunday, 7 October, after Washington’s top diplomat held “productive” talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim on Sunday morning for around […]

The Himalayan Echoes festival retells tales of Kumaon, its wildlife, craft and food

Boats peddled by tourists on an algae-green lake, its edges dotted with shops selling teddy bear-shaped candles and some cafes steaming batches of momos and pouring sweet corn soup into tiny plastic bowls; a rope-way leads up to less crowded viewing points where greasy chow mein and daal-fry accompanied with tandoori bread await. In the […]

Forever Young: China’s ‘Dancing Aunties’ Kick Up Their Heels

In a sparkling white cap and oversized sunglasses, 55-year-old retiree Zhang Yongli and dozens of neighbours liven up a Shanghai park by doing the jitterbug, part of a public dance craze that has become China’s national pastime. Every day, an estimated more than 100 million people — dubbed “dancing aunties” as they are primarily older […]

Latest News: IndiGo Systems Down, Passengers Stranded at Airports

(3) NEW UPDATES 11:06 AM, 07 Oct 10 Injured in an Explosion at West Bengal Firecracker Factory A fire has broken out at a firecracker factory at Gobindapur bypass in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district, reported ANI. According to the news agency, three explosions were heard. Ten workers of the factory injured and taken […]

‘Kashmir is ours, no power in the world can snatch it from us’, says Rajnath Singh on 26th anniversary of RAF

Lucknow: Jammu and Kashmir is a part of India and it will remain so and “no power in the world can snatch it from us”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. File image of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI “Kashmir is ours, it was ours and it will be ours. No power […]

Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Exasperating Farrago Of Distortions’ is Now a Captain Haddock Dialogue in Tintin Comics

While reading Tintin, the characters of the famous comic book often seemed to be real-life people. It wasn’t very difficult to imagine that in some far-away corner of the world was a young journalist and his dog would solve mysteries with a little help from Professor Calculus and Captain Haddock. Their adventures would take them […]

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