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Kalam’s unfinished lecture to appear in new book

Kolkata:  The lecture which Dr APJ Abdul Kalam couldn’t finish before collapsing while talking to students in IIM Shillong could soon be part of a new book. ‘Creating a Livable Planet Earth’ was not only the topic of a lecture which he had just begun to deliver before the management students on that fateful Monday evening, but was also the subject of a book [Full Article...]

State MPs pay tribute to Kalam

NEW DELHI: All three Members of Parliament from Meghalaya– Purno A Sangma, Vincent H Pala and Wansuk Syiem– on Tuesday paid rich tributes to late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. Shillong MP, Vincent H Pala laid wreath on Dr Kalam’s Tri-Colour draped casket here on Tuesday. “With the passing away of Dr Kalam, India has lost a great visionary who ignited minds with his great [Full Article...]

Glowing tributes paid to Kalam

New Delhi: Leaders cutting across the political spectrum tonight paid glowing tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing him as a “people’s President” and an “inspirational leader” who dedicated his entire life to the nation. As the news of Kalam broke, condolences and tributes poured in from all corners of the country, [Full Article...]

SC notice to Jaya on appeal against her acquittal in DA case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and three others on appeals filed against Karnataka High Court order acquitting them in a disproportionate assets case. A bench comprising justices P C Ghose and R K Agrawal also issued notices to Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala and two of her relatives, V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, and [Full Article...]

Lalu arrested as RJD bandh cripples life in Bihar

Patna: RJD President Lalu Prasad and several of his supporters were on Monday arrested here while trying to enforce the day-long Bihar bandh called by his party as the shutdown adversely affected life across the state. Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vikas Vaibhav said, “Prasad has been arrested along with his supporters while enforcing bandh. He has been taken to the camp jail [Full Article...]

Beti Bachao good move in right direction: All-girl band

New Delhi: The Tetseo Sisters, an all-girl band from the northeast, has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign, saying it was a “good move in the right direction” and they will be happy to contribute in highlighting the need for gender equality. The Delhi-based band, however, cautioned that the scheme should not become “just a political fad riding on [Full Article...]

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NGO awarded for work in field of women’s empowerment Dehradun: Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra, a leading NGO of Uttarakhand has been conferred with the Future Leadership award for its work in the field of women’s empowerment. Winner of the award is chosen from among the finalists from small and medium categories of NGOs from all over the country at the end of an [Full Article...]

NE cannot be developed from Delhi: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India’s northeast cannot be developed from Delhi and that he was deputing central government officials to find solutions to problems being faced by the region. “Is it possible to develop the northeast while sitting in Delhi? No. Officials will visit and see how it is to be done,” Modi said on his radio programme ‘Maan [Full Article...]