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Govt distributed free sanitary pads for girls


The Uttar Pradesh government, reveretnly proposed an applaudable action by  providin free sanitary napkins to reduce the absenteeism of girls in schools during their periods, an official said, in appendage of growing concerns over personal hygiene of girls attaining puberty. Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan, Chief Secretary of Accredited social health activist (ASHA), declared that Nodal teachers will be appointed by the education department ...

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Rosogolla row continues bitterly


The consistent war over foundation of rosogolla between Odisha and Bengal has just got a bit more bitter and seeing unwavering clashes. The famous sugary delicacy of eastern India originated in the state over 600 years ago, Odisha firmly claims. On the contrary, a West Bengal minister has again defended Bengal’s sole proprietorship over it leading to a bitter atmosphere ...

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‘Walk in the dark’ in Delhi on Sunday

Jatin Das

Celebrity painter Jatin Das will lead the “Walk in the Dark” to eradicate ‘preventable’ blindness in the Daryaganj neighbourhood at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Over 400 people from all walks of life,will join the event, Walk in the Dark, carrying placards and banners with eye care messages. This will be including several local dignitaries, students from Optometry and other schools ...

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Reward and nap to recap better


A new research collaborating earlier suggests children when rewarded and allowed to take short nap after a period of fierce learning can significantly boost their ability to remember new facts, develop interests, feel energetic and commemorate learnt aspects for a long peroid of time. The Findings showed when memories incorporated with a reward in terms of gifts or even appreciation ...

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Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi


It was a pleasant Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average, the Met Office said. “The sky will remain clear throughout the day,” said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 35 degrees Celsius. The humidity at ...

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Yoga triggers a man’s parenting skills


A new research suggests that Practicing yoga, not only promotes good physical and mental health, may also help men become better fathers. The three-year study with 14 different groups of male inmates took place at Chelan County Regional Jail in Wenatchee, Washington. The programme was advertised among the jail population. Volunteers, who had to be parents of young children and pass ...

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Pleasant morning in Delhi


It was a pleasant morning here on Friday with the minimum temperature settling two notches above the season’s average at 21 degrees Celsius. The sky will remain partly cloudy in the day. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius, said an official of India Meteorological Department. The humidity recorded at 8.30 a.m. was 88 percent. Thursday’s ...

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Animal sacrifice stopped in Kullu


Animal sacrifice for religious ceremonies which is famous for the centuries has been stopped.  The high court ban last year. The famous, centuries old Kullu Dussehra festival earlier used to see animal sacrifice. According to tradition, the sacrifice of a buffalo, a male lamb, a fish, a crab and a chicken is an important ritual on the concluding day of Kullu Dussehra, which ...

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Dance bars to wave off in Maharashtra

Dance bars

Dance bars were banned in the state of Maharashtra, in August 2005, with the passing of the Bombay Police (Amendment) Act, 2005. Subsequently, the government shut down dance bars. However, many continued to flourish in a camouflage.These bars functioned as fronts for prostitution. After the ban was enforced, no rehabilitation program was initiated for the nightclub dancers, known as bar-balas. ...

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