Daily Archives: September 17, 2018

India not lowering guard on China border: Nirmala

‘Wuhan plan in place for better coordination among forces’ India will not lower its guard along the Line of Actual Control with China, while maintaining border peace in sync with the “Wuhan” spirit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Nearly a month after talks with her Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe, …

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Delhi sanitation workers’ protest

‘No mention in PM’s televised address’ Two days after the Prime Minister launched Swacchata Hi Seva, a national cleanliness drive, safai karamcharis(sanitation workers) from across Delhi will start their own campaign against manual scavenging to increase awareness and protest against deaths of five men in a city sewer last week. …

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Indian voice wins over aficionados at Uzbek Maqom Festival

Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan won top honours at the first international music festival initiated by President Shavkat Mirizoyev Strains of the Vande Mataram blended with Amir Khusro’s poetry in the the ancient Uzbek city of Shakhrisabz, as an Indian artiste won top honours at the first of its kind International …

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Odisha man, team builds private satellite

10 cm cube-sized communication satellite will be launched into space by a U.S.-based firm in Nov. Gurudatta Panda, a 28-year-old from Odisha’s Berhampur, is part of a small team of technocrats that built a satellite for a private satellite design, manufacturing and management company. The eight-member team, including Mr. Panda, …

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In managing water, Surat takes the lead

India’s ‘Diamond City’ offers a lesson for the country’s ever-expanding cities on water management and the optimal use of water, which is rapidly becoming a scarce resource. Surat’s civic body is setting up state-of-the-art sewage treatment plants (STPs) to ensure every drop of waste water is treated and reused for …

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