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Netaji Subhas Bose: New web series tracing mysteries of his life

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is such a legendary figure in modern Indian history that 120 years after his birth millions around the world wish that he was still alive. While majority feel like he did not die during a plane crash on August 18,1945 in Taiwan, what happened to him if he lived after that day remains a great mystery. Author and journalist Anuj Dhar has been researching this for many years and has documented many unknown sources in an effort to re-establish the fact that not only he did not die in that so-called plane crash, but also he ...
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Health

2nd International Conference on Yoga and Ayurveda at Harvard Medical School, Boston

2nd International Conference on Integrative Medicine, Yoga and Ayurveda held at Harvard Medical School, Boston concluded with new hope for millions. Over 250 policy makers, scholars, scientists, researchers, physicians, nurse practitioners and other health workers, and students from USA, India, Canada, UK, Australia and Japan attended the conference. The theme of the conference was on Integrative Medicine – Role of Yoga and Ayurveda in Pain and Opioid Addiction Management. Mr. Kanchan Banerjee, Director of Indo US Health Initiatives, and Co-Chair of the organizing committee welcomed the participantsThe conference was inaugurated by the Chief Guest AYUSH Minister of India, Shri Shripad Naik ...
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Trumped, but who?

From USA to Europe, the news is now filled with a somewhat sorry state that these societies, or some part of, are finding themselves in. Brexit, Italian polls, France, Germany, and the US elections of 2016, they all reflect the same excitement followed by a sorry state. Indian elections of 2014 also had the same phenomenon with a different outcome though. The trend is interesting but not surprising. It is not surprising because it is the culmination of the political system and of the manipulation of information that we have ourselves let evolve. People let their guards down and allowed ...
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The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in a group photograph at the 14th Edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD-2017) convention, in Bengaluru, Karnataka on January 09, 2017.
Leadership

President Pranab Mukherjee confers Pravasi Samman Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards and addressed the closing session of the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Bengaluru. The first award was received by Portugal Prime Minister Antonia Luiss Santos Da Costa for his contribution in the field of public service. As per the list, six awards were given to NRIs from the US, the highest in the list, while two each to those from the UK and UAE. One award each was given to NRIs from 20 countries, including Australia, France, Canada, Israel, Libya, Fiji, Brunei, Singapore, Portugal and others. Among the NRIs from ...
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Leadership Politics

PM Modi woos young NRIs, talks of ‘brain gain’ and fight against graft

Asserting that Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is a celebration to mark the return to India of one of the greatest Pravasis Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Indians abroad are valued not just for their strength in numbers but are respected for the contributions they make. He was accompanied by his Portugal counterpart Dr Antonio Costa, who is the chief guest for the event. “This is a stage where the host and the guest are the same,” said Modi speaking at the event. Talking about Indians living abroad, Modi said, “30 million Indians abroad are valued not just for ...
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PM Modi asks Pravasi Bharatiya Divas diaspora to take Indian citizen card soon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 in Bengaluru, the 14th edition of the three-day event began in the country’s IT hub with the spotlight on the role of youth in transforming the society and India’s potential to play the role of a ‘Vishwa Guru’ again. Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa was the chief guest of the meet. The session was also attended by Suriname Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel and Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh. Lauding the deep and emotional attachment Persons of Indian ...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017

The Ministry of External Affairs announced that the annual overseas Indians’ gathering — “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas” — will be held from Jan. 7-9 in Bengaluru.”The Pravasi Divas had traditionally been held on Jan. 9 every year to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi as ‘Pravasi’ from South Africa to India.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Jan. 8 in the presence of Prime Minister of Portugal Dr. Antonio Costa, the chief guest at the convention. Minister Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to address youth PBD delegates on Jan. 7 and President Pranab Mukherjee is to ...
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The Rise of the Right

Modern Nationalist leaders are on accent across the world and according to them, radical Islam is the fascism of today which world has to fight as one. Never before has an election in one country had such a polarising effect on the world politics. Never has the establishment in USA been so unequivocally and solidly backing a candidate. And yet, Hillary Clinton lost to Donald J Trump. The media was solidly backing her. Out of the 100 most circulated newspapers, 57 had openly endorsed her and another three had called for defeat of Trump. Hillary’s TV blitz, carried through bought advertisement ...
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Politics

Do I want to be in PM Modi’s pocket?

Let me tell you the saga of my life. I’ve been kept in a wrapper for past few weeks by a family. Allow me to share with you the discussions I’ve heard from folks in this house. Ever since I’ve entered the house people are endlessly talking on one subject – ‘demonetization’. It’s a family of three generations: grandparents, parents and two children. Grandma praised recent demonetization and said – great job done by Modi.  All the people with black-money will have to pay the price of looting the country for so long. She liked the emergency in 1975 – ...
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Indian-origin teens bag $100K in US science contest

Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters, in the US have bagged a scholarship worth $100,000 in a science competition for their innovative research that will help doctors diagnose health problems like schizophrenia. Shriya and Adhya Beesam, 16, who are grade 11 students in Plano, Texas won the competition in the 17th annual Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition on Tuesday for their project entitled, ‘Linked Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System: A Novel Approach to Schizophrenia Diagnosis’. Vineet Edupuganti, a senior at Oregon Episcopal School, won the top individual award for developing an ingestible battery that could transform the way doctors diagnose ...
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