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Why can't Sikhs with beards join US forces?
Why can’t Sikhs with beards join U...

Why can’t Sikhs with beards join US forces?

By Arun Kumar Washington – An independent, bipartisan federal agency has asked the US defence leadership to explain why Sikh Americans wearing beards and turbans are not allowed to serve in the US armed forces. In a letter to US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, the US Commission on Civil Rights... read more »

Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House
Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in U...

Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House

By Arun Kumar Washington – With the victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in assembly elections in four Indian states, a contro! versial resolution critical of the party’s prime ministerial candidate ! Narendra Modi is losing traction in the US Congress. Spearheading the effort to derail... read more »

New legislation for disabled to be finalised soon: Selja
New legislation for disabled to be final...

New legislation for disabled to be finalised soon: Selja

New Delhi – The new draft legislation for people with disability is in the last stage of finalisation, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja said here Monday. “The draft new legislation for people with disability has been drafted and it is in the last stage of... read more »

Boosting green habits through art
Boosting green habits through art

Boosting green habits through art

Kolkata – Youngsters here will be encouraged to use art to campaign for the environment, courtesy a new venture launched Monday. Initiated by Nokia India and German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the ‘Create To Inspire’ fellowship will channel artistic talents of the... read more »

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Garo community in Nagaland celebrates “Wangala” Festival with great enthusiasm

Garo community in Nagaland celebrates “Wangala” Festival with great enthusiasm

Dimapur – Celebration is a way of life for the people in the northeast. Recently, the Garo community in Nagaland celebrated the Wangala Festival in Dimapur with great... read more »

Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati – In order to highlight rich prospects of development in the northeast and to discuss various issues concerning the region, young achievers gathered at a conference here... read more »

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

Johannesburg – A new book detailing the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela’s life was released here Tuesday. “His spirit is very, very strong, even if Mandela is sick on... read more »

Learning to fight the world in Kargil

Learning to fight the world in Kargil

By Azra Khatoon Kargil – Saida Banoo, a sixteen-year old Blue Belter, has been learning Taekwondo for the last five years. Nothing exceptional for a metropolitan reader but the... read more »

Anna Hazare to observe indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill from Dec 10

Anna Hazare to observe indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill from Dec 1...

Ralegan Siddhi (Maha) – Social activist Anna Hazare will launch indefinite hunger strike for a strong Lokpal Bill, at Yadavbaba temple here from December 10. Announcing his agitation, Hazare... read more »