Karunya U initiative on renewable energy
The IEEE Sponsored International Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy (ICRESE ‘13) conducted by the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Karunya University was inaugurated today in the University premises by Dr. Ishak Bin Aris, Professor, University of Putra, Malaysia.
In his key note address, Dr. Ishak emphasized the need for energy efficient and intelligent vehicles in the ground transportation sector, which is one of the biggest producers of green house gases. He highlighted ... Read More
Upset Hindus urge withdrawal of Lord Shiva beer in USA
Upset Hindus have urged Asheville (North Carolina, USA) based Asheville Brewing Co. to apologize and withdraw its Indian Pale Ale beer carrying image of Lord Shiva, calling it highly inappropriate.
This beer, named as “Shiva”, displays the image of Hindu Lord Shiva in Nataraja form.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not okay as ... Read More
Years of Mourning the Losses in Mumbai
By MIRA KAMDAR
IT’S hard to believe that five years have passed since terrorists attacked Mumbai on Nov. 26, 2008, the date everyone in India knows as 26/11. More than 160 people were killed. Two of the victims were my cousin Reshma Parekh and her husband, Sunil. They were gunned down as they waited for a table at Tiffin restaurant in the Oberoi Hotel. They died within hours of the attackers’ arrival in the city, but ... Read More
FAIR SEX SAFETY AT STAKE
What goes wrong with the women? They are the soft targets for the miscreants and lumen elements these days. That too in the northeast Indian state of Assam where women command the respect and worship like that of a goddess.
The goddess-like women are not safe at all in the state of blue hills and red rivers. Got embroiled in an orgy of incidents, the women have hardly any option but to hit the ... Read More
Akhilesh announces projects worth Rs 123 crore for Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced development projects worth Rs 123 crore for Kanpur after inaugurating the newly built
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced development projects worth Rs 123 crore for Kanpur after inaugurating the newly built Dadanagar bridge here.
Under the new projects, a maternity wing in each community health centre (CHC), modern postmortem house, CMO office in Kanshiram hospital, AYUSH wing in Ursala hospital and the District Drug Ware ... Read More
Smuggled gold went to leading Kerala jewellery shop
Kochi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has found that a portion of the gold smuggled into Kerala made its way to a leading jewellery shop in Kozhikode, a top official of the DRI said Monday.
Speaking to IANS, the official, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "Yesterday, we picked up one of the directors of this leading jewellery shop. On interrogation, he agreed that they had purchased more than 10 kg smuggled ... Read More
LAUNCH OF INDO-PAK CALENDAR AND DISCUSSION ON INDO-PAK FRIENDSHIP IN NEW DELHI
Despite similarities in several respects, the Indo-Pak relations have always been fluctuating. 2013 also saw several ruptures but despite these fluctuations, the bond that connects and shall always connect the people of the two countries has not gone. Every year, we, a people’s initiative, Aaghaz-e-Dosti (lit. Start of friendship), celebrate this bond with our “Calendar for Peace and Love”.
An initiative of India-based Mission Bhartiyam and Pakistan-based The Catalyst - TC and Centre for Youth Development ... Read More
Assam police fabricate charges over the murder of rights activist
ISSUES: Human rights defender; arbitrary arrest & detention; police accountability; impunity; rule of law
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from human rights activists based in North East India regarding the arbitrary arrest of two persons by fabricating charges in connection with the killing of human rights defender Mr. Manoj Konwar. Mr. Manoj Konwar was working with Assam based human rights organization Manab Adhikar Sangra Samiti (MASS). He raised his voice against rights ... Read More
Emerging Christian Leadership in Central India
By Father Anand Muttungal
The emerging of Christian leadership in Central India can be better understood against the background of Anti-Christian violence in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. The taking over of Uma Bharati as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in 2003 boosted the Hindu fundamental organizations to attack Evangelists in Jhabua. The violence that began in 2003 accelerated into major anti-Christian violence with finding of the body of an eleven year old fruit vender ... Read More
No RSVP? In Rajasthan, India, No Worries
By ADAM H. GRAHAM
In the tiniest of tailor shops in Udaipur, in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, a squad of tailors chaotically fussed over me. It was the peak of autumn wedding season in 2011 and I was being fitted for a sherwani, the traditional Indian garment worn among Rajput aristocracy at Rajasthan weddings. My friend Dianne was standing in a nest of chiffon and georgette, trying on colorful saris. She was debating between ... Read More