Chandigarh, July 18 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take all possible steps to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Sikhs settled in Afghanistan. In a letter to the Minister Sushma Swaraj, the CM expressed concern at the recent bombings in Kabul, besides the earlier series of terror attacks in Afghanistan, that had left many Sikh families adversely affected. The Chief Minister urged the Minister to advise the concerned officials in MEA, as well as the Indian High Commission in Afghanistan, to ensure the safety and security of Sikhs in the war-torn country. Measures aimed atRead More →

High-energy neutrinos are hard-to-catch particles that scientists think are created by the most powerful events in the cosmos, such as galaxy mergers and material falling onto supermassive black holes. They travel at speeds just shy of the speed of light and rarely interact with other matter, allowing them to travel unimpeded across distances of billions of light-years. The discovery of a high-energy neutrino on September 22, 2017, sent astronomers on a chase to locate its source—a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy.Read More →

Apparently first time such massive 13-foot alligator was captured in  Shamrock Park in Florida.  According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, a 13-foot gator was spotted near Venice, Florida and was captured as a part of an investigation being conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Sunday. For those of you asking, here’s video of the 13-foot monster we assisted MyFWC with Sunday afternoon at Shamrock Park. As a reminder, this gator was captured as part of an investigation being conducted by FWC. Several people used a winch to pull the gator safely from the water before it was taken away by theRead More →

The Amnesty International today termed Myanmar court’s decision against Reuters reporters as “Black Day” for Press Freedom. The Myanmar court allowed the case to go to a full trial against Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who were were charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, a law dating from British colonial times, and if convicted, could get up to 14 years in prison. They were arrested in December last year and detained since then. “This is a black day for press freedom in Myanmar. The court’s decision to proceed with this farcical, politically motivated case has deeply troubling and far-reaching implications forRead More →

In his death, India has lost a fearless journalist who risked his life, every day, every hour and every minute. How truly Hemingway had said that “Cowards die a thousand deaths, but the brave only die once.” I salute you, Shujaat Bukhari, for your fearless journalism and may you be an eternal source of inspiration for the warriors of truth
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Rape of the river part-5 State government must act to raise awareness on plastic pollution Himachal is a beautiful state where you are bound to fall in love with nature. You can witness many beautiful places while travelling in different parts of the states.  Despite intense heat all the way, the fragrance of Pine trees and fresh air are here to refresh the people all along the roads. There are many places where you can feel the freshness of pure water in rivers and waterfalls. It’s all mystic world when you are traveling through narrow roads all along steep mountains. The beauty is not confinedRead More →

Rape of the river-Part-4 It’s one of the places where I would love to visit again and again. The road all along the Gobind Sagar reservoir which spread over 91 Km in Una and Bilaspur districts of Himachal Pradesh. Lathiani is a village situated in Una District of Himachal Pradesh all the long reservoir. This place is full of natural beauty and you can get a panoramic view from all along the road. Besides it, this place is also known for its tasty fish which is much cheaper in the local market here than Chandigarh. Many visitors used to stop for a while to get the glimpseRead More →

In an interesting finding highlighting the increase of mobile phone addiction among people, in a survey conducted by the Surecell says 69 percent of in survey admit to checking their phones while at the toilet or urinal. Among those who use their phones at the toilet or urinal, 59 percent do it on a daily basis. While 22 percent have looked at their phones while in the shower. Providing further details the SureCall says younger ages appear to be the most likely to have their phones at every turn. The addiction has increased to the extent that  85 percent of people between 18 to 34Read More →