The Fatal Blow – Dreadful tale of a Mother

Harkamal Singh Bajwa: It was four thirty p.m., a typical evening in the village of Sial Kalan. Everyone was performing his or her daily routines. Children were playing outside and a few men were sitting under a ‘peepal’ tree, a place known as ‘Satth’ in common Punjabi villages. Men were starting to gather at the

KidsJuly12 Why social-emotional learning has lasting impact on your kids

Dear parents! Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have long-lasting positive effects on children. They not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new research from UBC, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University.“Social-emotional learning programs teach the skills that

“Are we not ashamed of opposing NEET” asks HC judge

Chennai: Madras High Court today made some critical observations on Tamil Nadu government’s opposition to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. “Are we not ashamed of opposing the NEET. Do you underestimate the ability of our students and the standard of education in Tamil Nadu? “Do you feel that our students will not do better than

Researchers uncover how Zika causes microcephaly

New York: Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to cause foetus microcephaly, a brain development disorder. Babies with microcephaly can have a wide array of problems including a small brain and head, developmental delays, seizures, vision and hearing loss and feeding difficulty. While a Zika infection typically results in mild or

Demonetise corruption

The real challenge is to deal with corruption firmly, which has been institutionalised over the years. The hue and cry over Central government’s demonetisation decision taken on November 8 which the countrymen came to know through Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation, is far from over. The opposition parties led by Congress are

Jamie Lynn Spears shares daughter’s first photo post accident

Los Angeles: Singer Jamie Lynn Spears hasshared a photo and update on daughter Maddie’s condition following the eight-year-old’s all-terrain vehicle accident. The 25-year-old singer and actress posted a Valentine’s Day snap of Maddie on Instagram with a caption detailing her progress and expressing her gratitude to the companies that provided her with candy to give

Writer Anuja Chauhan’s ‘love notes’

Gurugram: Anuja Chauhan, who has authored books like “The Zoya Factor”, has crafted “Love Notes” for Valentine’s Day on February 14. Chocolate brand Nestlé ALPINO is set to celebrate love with Chauhan for a Valentine’s Day activity – ‘ALPINO Love Notes with Anuja Chauhan’. In the campaign, launched on Facebook on Saturday, the brand will

Sonam to launch teaser of Swara Bhaskar’s “Anaarkali of Arrah”

Mumbai: The teaser of Swara Bhaskar’snext “Anaarkali of Arrah” will be unveiled today by her good friend Sonam Kapoor. “Swara is a dear friend and someone I deeply respect as an actor. When I saw the teaser of ‘Anaarkali of Arrah”‘ I was so excited and happy to lend my support to her and the

One Maoist killed in Chhattisgarh shootout

Raipur: A Maoist guerrilla was killed in a shootout with the security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, officials said on Friday. A pistol, hand grenade and articles of daily usage were recovered from the slain Maoist. Bijapur Superintendent of Police K.L. Dhruv said the shootout took place near Chilkapalli village after Maoists opened fire at

Ajit Singh escapes unhurt as helicopter tilts during take off

Mathura: RLD chief Ajit Singh had a narrowescape as his helicopter tilted when a temporary helipad made of bricks gave away while the chopper was taking off in Mant area here. The former aviation minister had yesterday addressed an election programme at Brij Aadarsh Inter College in support of RLD candidate from Mant Assembly constituency,

Security increased for MCG test after terror arrests

Melbourne: Security has been increased at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Monday’s second Test between Australia and Pakistan following the arrest of seven people over a terror-related plot in the city. Those charged were allegedly planning to attack Melbourne’s Flinders Street train station, nearby Federation Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral on Christmas Day. Chief police

Future group, Paytm tie-up to take Big Bazaar online

Mumbai- Retail company Future Group has tiedup with mobile payments and commerce platform Paytm to enable Paytm users to shop for Big Bazaar merchandise on the online marketplace and get it delivered to their homes. The tie-up will make Big Bazaar the anchor store on the Paytm marketplace. Further, customers of Big Bazaar can get

Let the pampered city breathe!

The India growth story has a stark, darker side that’s hardly ever mentioned but very much felt in big cities across the country, but none more so than in Delhi. The national capital is the perfect example of uncontrolled human consumption pushing its residents to a precipice, left staring into a bottomless pit from where

Ruckus in House

India is the largest democracy in the world. It is also said to be a nascent democracy, where things are evolving slowly, but steadily. India as a nation is faced with multiple problems, which need serious attention. For want their addressal has been quite slow. Even after 67 years of independence, we are still struggling

Farmers’ income

The income of farmers in India has shrunk like anything over the years. It is mainly due to the fact that input costs have gone up monstrously, while the output remains stagnated. The Central and state governments have been making concerted efforts to enhance their income from time to time, but their efforts have not

Not a good omen

What has been witnessed in Uttarakhand, which culminated in the restoration of Harish Rawat led Congress government in the state on Thursday after the High Court verdict, will always be discussed and debated by the lovers and well-wishers of democracy. An elected government is not dismissed either on the basis of ‘orchestrated reasons’ or if

Avoidable deaths

It took just two days for a 58-year-old senior executive of CII to lose his life, just because someone inadvertently put in a wrong tube of oxygen into his brain. This is not an isolated case. A few months back, the Supreme Court hauled up a Hyderabad hospital for a surgery that left a man

For social revolution

On April 14, 1942, on the occasion of 50th birthday of Babasaheb Ambedkar, the following message was sent by Veer Savarkar—“With his personality, learning, skill in organisation and capability of giving leadership, Ambedkar would have become a great mainstay of the country today, but the success he achieved in eradicating untouchability and infusing self-confidence and

HP needs attention

When we envision the economic strength in view of overall development of Himachal Pradesh, we still find it way behind in its industrial growth. The positive thing for the state is that it has vast natural resources with minimal population of only 70 lakh people, the phenomenon that saves it from economic pressure and keeps

Paras Mani – the missing touch!

Paras Mani is an amazing substance which is said to possess the unique power of turning any of the base metals into gold by a mere contact. The Hindi dictionary also supports the same meaning and description of this wonder matter. The story books that we used to read in our childhood were prominently dominated