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Nepal launches inquiry as Pakistan sends beef masala to Hindu majority country where cow slaughter is banned

Nepal launches inquiry as Pakistan sends beef masala to Hindu majority country where cow slaughter is banned

Cows are treated as sacred in Nepal, where the majority are Hindus Killing a cow used to be punishable by death, but now carries a 12-year jail term Nepalese government officials have informed the country’s PM  An internal inquiry is underway and the matter will be raised with Pakistan  After experiencing major devastation and loss […]

Nepal launches inquiry as Pakistan sends beef masala to Hindu majority country where cow slaughter is banned

Nepal launches inquiry as Pakistan sends beef masala to Hindu majority country where cow slaughter is banned

Cows are treated as sacred in Nepal, where the majority are Hindus Killing a cow used to be punishable by death, but now carries a 12-year jail term Nepalese government officials have informed the country’s PM  An internal inquiry is underway and the matter will be raised with Pakistan  After experiencing major devastation and loss […]

Rs. 5000 fine for burning waste in open

Rs. 5000 fine for burning waste in open

Imposing a complete ban on burning of waste in the open including garbage, leaves, plastic and crop residues, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday said violators will be fined Rs.5,000. A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed a slew of directions, including an order to the civic authorities and state governments […]

Four Ayurvedic herbs to enhance brain power naturally

Four Ayurvedic herbs to enhance brain power naturally

In this age of day-by-day increasing mental stress, strain and cut-throat competition, we are finding it more and more difficult to cope with the pressures of day to day life. Ayurveda claims at not only increasing the powers of the brain but also at keeping the mental diseases away, along with helping to cure them […]

Human Crisis In Nepal Fuels A Cultural One

Human Crisis In Nepal Fuels A Cultural One

On Kathmandu’s Basantapur Durbar Square on Tuesday, a heavy wooden beam was slipping down what was left of the Maju Dega Temple. Members of a volunteer search-and-rescue team were clambering up and down the temple’s base, using the beam as a stepladder and occasionally sending a shower of bricks crashing onto it. It would end […]

How Varaha Mihira got his name “Varaha”

How Varaha Mihira got his name “Varaha”

Varaha Mihira is in many ways even more important than Parasara Muni for the reason that while there are several ancient commentaries on the work of Varaha Mihira none exist for those of Parasara Muni. Hence, we do not really know what the actual corpus of Parasara Muni’s work is but we do know about Varaha […]

Navigation in Ancient India

Navigation in Ancient India

Indian civilization has been without a break for the last few millennia. This means there has been external connections and indigenous maritime assets. Among the remains, the maritime assets archaeology are much prized and cited, a dock being the most prized. It also precludes the requirement of knowledge of the seas i.e. a compass. The […]

Jitender Singh Tomar’s degree fake: Bihar varsity

Jitender Singh Tomar’s degree fake: Bihar varsity

A Bihar-based university on Monday informed the Delhi high court that it has no record of Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar completing his law degree from there. Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur University filed an affidavit stating Tomar’s provisional certificate is “fabricated and doesn’t exist in their record.” The university said the roll number cited by […]

Badrinath shrine opens for pilgrims

Badrinath shrine opens for pilgrims

The shrine received fewer footfalls last year owing to the 2013 disaster that had destroyed much infrastructure. The portals of the Badrinath shrine, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, opened amid chanting of mantras at 5.15 a.m. on Sunday. Thousands of devotees thronged the snow-covered premises for worship. The turnout, according to Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who […]

The History of Bharatavarsha

The History of Bharatavarsha

The history of India that we read and memorize for our examinations is really a nightmarish account of India. Some people arrive from somewhere and the pandemonium is let loose. And then it is a free-for-all: assault and counter-assault, blows and bloodletting. Father and son, brother and brother vie with each other for the throne. […]

Baba Ramdev’s health camp turns into relief camp, starts blood donation drive and will adopt 500 orphaned children

Baba Ramdev’s health camp turns into relief camp, starts blood donation drive and will adopt 500 orphaned children

Kathmandu: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday said that his health awareness camp had become a relief camp to serve those affected by the massive earthquake in Kathmandu, adding that Patanjali camp is doing all it could to help the injured people. “We had organised a health camp, but it has become a life saving […]

‘Operation Maitri’: India increases relief efforts in Nepal Earthquake

‘Operation Maitri’: India increases relief efforts in Nepal Earthquake

Scaling up relief and rescue efforts in Nepal earthquake that was named ‘Operation Maitri’, India on Sunday deployed two dozen military aircraft and choppers and was also undertaking a “big evacuation” through the road route. As a top Indian official described the situation in the Himalayan nation as “very, very serious”, nearly 1,000 trained personnel […]

A bigger earthquake yet to hit Nepal, say experts

A bigger earthquake yet to hit Nepal, say experts

The devastating earthquake that originated in Nepal on Saturday may have been the strongest to hit the central Himalayan region in the last 80 years, but scientists say this was not the big one that they had been fearing would strike the area. At 7.9 on the Richter scale, releasing energy “equivalent to about 100mn […]

Experts gathered in Nepal last week to prepare for ‘nightmare waiting to happen’

Experts gathered in Nepal last week to prepare for ‘nightmare waiting to happen’

~By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press Nepal’s devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat […]

Ancient nuclear blasts and levitating stones of Shivapur

Ancient nuclear blasts and levitating stones of Shivapur

The great ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata, contains numerous legends about the powerful force of a mysterious weapon. The archaeological expedition, which carried out excavations near the Indian settlement of Mohenjo-Daro in the beginning of the 1900s, uncovered the ruins of a big ancient town. The town belonged to one of the most developed civilizations […]

Sage Vishvamitra & the Gayatri Mantra

Sage Vishvamitra & the Gayatri Mantra

Vishvamitra, who was king of India, once went for hunting in the Himalayan jungles with a big retinue of solders. His troops felt hungry & weak after the long hunt was over. While returning back they a saw a hermit & on enquiry found it to be that of Brahmarshi, Vashishta, a sage of cosmic […]

US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation case

US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation case

The United States expressed concern over India’s crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking “clarification” on the action. “We are aware that the (Indian) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India and has placed the Ford Foundation on a prior permission watch list,” the State Department Deputy Acting […]

Kejriwal wanted to ‘sacrifice’ Anna Hazare, claims Swami Agnivesh

Kejriwal wanted to ‘sacrifice’ Anna Hazare, claims Swami Agnivesh

Indore: At a time when the Aam Admi Party (AAP) is facing infighting and rebellion from senior party members, social activist Swami Agnivesh has made a scathing attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and claimed that the former RTI activist wanted his ‘mentor’ Anna Hazare to die during his anti-corruption movement in Delhi in 2011. Agnivesh, who once strongly backed […]

End ‘sarpanch-pati’ culture in panchayats: PM Narendra Modi

End ‘sarpanch-pati’ culture in panchayats: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for ending ”sarpanch-pati” culture in panchayats, the practice of husbands of women sarpanches exercising undue influence, as he pitched for a leadership role for elected village representatives to alleviate poverty and promote education. Recalling a political event in which someone told him that he was an SP (sarpanch-pati), […]

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