Society

Denial of passports in J&K: Barrier to freedom & opportunities

Denial of passports in J&K: Barrier to freedo...

March 23, 2024

In the heavenly valley of Kashmir, a shadow of discrimination looms over families of former militants or even those ties to past militancy. Despite efforts towards peace and reconciliation, many residents of Kashmir find themselves denied a fundamental document symbolising freedo...

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India tops global internet shutdowns list again, say reports

India tops global internet shutdowns list again, s...

March 22, 2024

In 2023, India again leads the internet shutdown in the world after Myanmar, with as many as 7,956 hours of shutdowns, reported by the UK-based independent virtual private network Top10VPN. India imposed 30 internet restrictions through the last year, of which eight were in relat...

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Delhi’s AQI Women Ambassadors clear the air in Delhi’s construction industry

Delhi’s AQI Women Ambassadors clear the air in D...

March 15, 2024

In the unrecognised and impoverished settlements of Delhi, including Bakkarwala, Gokulpuri, Sawda Ghevra, and Bhalaswa, a group of women are making a significant impact on their community’s well-being. They are not only addressing the critical issue of air pollution but also em...

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Sopore’s midwives uphold traditional forms of childbirth

Sopore’s midwives uphold traditional forms of ch...

March 14, 2024

Seventy-year-old Hajrah Begum has delivered hundreds of babies. And, no, they are not her children, for she is a midwife, who has helped pregnant women all across Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir deliver normal and healthy babies. Her decades-long expertise and reputation has...

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Water shortage in Bengaluru hits borewells and wallets

Water shortage in Bengaluru hits borewells and wal...

March 13, 2024

Bengaluru, Karnataka’s capital and India’s tech hub, confronts a severe water crisis exacerbated by a prolonged drought, jeopardising the lives of its 13 million residents. The dwindling water levels in the Cauvery River have impacted the lives of people and agriculture, with...

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Khari Baoli: Asia’s largest spice market remains timeless

Khari Baoli: Asia’s largest spice market remains...

March 11, 2024

Khari Baoli, situated in the heart of Old Delhi stands as Asia’s largest wholesale spice market, and its journey to this fame has been long yet interesting it came into being during the 17th century. While some historians link Khari Baoli to Emperor Shah Jahan’s era, others t...

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Air India operates 15 all-women crew flights to mark International Women’s Day

Air India operates 15 all-women crew flights to ma...

March 8, 2024

In a celebration of International Women’s Day, the Air India Group operated a total of 15 all-women crew flights, both domestically and internationally. In a press statement Air India says since its integration into the Tata group there has been a notable surge in women employe...

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Entangled photons revolutionise imaging technology

Entangled photons revolutionise imaging technology

March 7, 2024

Researchers from Glasgow University have harnessed the power of quantum physics to address a longstanding challenge in microscopy, opening doors to a brighter future for advanced microscopes. In a press statement, Glasgow University says that researchers from the United Kingdom a...

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West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose visits Guru Nanak College, Chennai

West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose visits Guru N...

March 5, 2024

In what was a rare return of a prodigal faculty member to his ‘alma mater’ Governor of West Bengal C V Ananda Bose revisited the institution where he commenced his career as a lecturer in 1972, marking a significant chapter. During the visit on Monday, the Governor praised th...

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Shalakha Sansanwal: Punching beyond age stereotypes

Shalakha Sansanwal: Punching beyond age stereotype...

February 27, 2024

In the streets of Katwaria Sarai in South Delhi, Shalakha Sansanwal, a silver medallist in the 70kg category at the recently concluded 7th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships, has defied conventions and challenges with her unwavering commitment to the sport. Her introdu...

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