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11/30/2018 10:42:00 AM'

जलवायु वार्ता में विकसित देशों की अड़चन

जलवायु वार्ता में विकसित देशों की अड़चन जब अमेरिका समेत कई बड़े देश अपने वादे से मुकरते जा रहे है ,विकासशील देशों की राह कठिन होती जा रही है । विकसित देशों के रवैये से पोलैंड मे अगले महीने होने वाली जलवायु परिवर्तन वार्ता के विफल होने के आसार पैदा हो गए है ।बैठक में पेरिस समझौते के क्रियान्वयन के लिए आगे की रणनीति बननी है ।साथ ही पेरिस रुलबुक को भी अंतिम रुप दिया जाना है ।लेकिन जिस प्रकार एख के बाद एख विकसित देश उत्सर्जन के अपे लक्ष्यों को टालने लगे है और अपनी जिम्मेदारियों से पीछे हट रहे...

10/27/2018 7:04:00 AM'

जन जागरुकता से नियंत्रित करें पटाखे

दीपावली के करीब 15 दिन पहले सुप्रीम कोर्ट इस नतीजे पर पहुंचा कि आतिशबाजी आम लोगों के स्वास्थ्य पर बहुत बुरा असर डाल रही है और इसीलिए सीमित आवाज एव कम प्रदूषण वाले पटाखे केवल दो घंटे ,रात आठ से दस बजे ,ही चलाए जा सकते है ।यह आदेश आते ही कुछ लोगों ने सोशल मीडिया पर नाराजगी जतानी शुरु ककर दी और सुप्रीम कोर्ट को हिंदु धर्म की परंपरा के खिलाफ बताने लगे।सच यह है कि विभिन्न धार्मिक ग्रंथो से यह स्पष्ट हो चुका है कि पटाखे चलाना कभी भी इस धर्म का हिस्सा नही रहा है ।सनद रहे कि बीते साल दिवाली से पहले दिल...

9/28/2018 11:08:00 AM'

क्या कहता है यह बिगड़ता मौसम

पिछले दिनों लौटती मानसूनी बारिश देश के उत्तरी राज्यों पर कहर बनकर टूटी।सिर्फ एक दिन मे,यानी 24 सितंबर को पंजाब मे सामान्य से 12 गुना ज्यादा बारिश हुई।उसी दिन हरियाणा में नौ गुना अधिक,तो हिमाचल प्रदेश मे छह गुना ज्यादा पानी बरसा।जम्मू –कश्मीर भी बारिश से अचानक आई बाढ़ से डूबता-उतराता रहा।इस अप्रत्याशित बारिश से पंजाब हरियाणा के खेतों मे खड़ी खरीफ और नकदी फसलों को भारी नुकसान पहुंचा है ।हिमाचल प्रदेश में भी सेब की खेती बुरी तरह प्रभावित हुई है।जान-माल का नुकसान तो खैर इन सभी सूबों में हुआ है । गौ...

9/8/2018 11:15:00 AM'

Punjab’s new addicts: on the rise of female drug addicts

She got hooked on drugs seven years ago. Her school-going, teenage daughter had introduced her to a drug. “Within three days,” says Jasmeet, 42, “I had become an addict.” Jasmeet works as a domestic help in Jalandhar. She has been a regular visitor at a drug de-addiction centre in Kapurthala since 2014. Along with her, her husband and their only daughter are also undergoing treatment for heroin addiction. Cases of whole families being compulsive consumers of drugs are not uncommon in today’s ...

9/4/2018 8:23:00 AM'

Rocket woman: How to cook curry and get a spacecraft into Mars orbit

Can you guide a spacecraft into orbit around Mars and cook for eight people morning and night? Yes, if you get up at 5 am, and your name is BP Dakshayani. Here the former head of flight dynamics and space navigation for the Indian space agency explains how she did it - and the housework too. They became known as the Rocket Women or the Women from Mars. Four years ago, the picture of a group of women in saris celebrating as an Indian spacecraft successfully entered Mars orbit shone a light on ...

9/4/2018 8:10:00 AM'

Continental drift: Iranian woman travels around the world in 1.5 years on her bike

Despite a successful career and a comfortable life in India for the last 15 years, Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick felt something was missing. Raised in Iran and educated in India, she was aware of stereotypes as far as women are concerned but wanted to prove that she was independent and capable of achieving something. That something turned out to be her desire to see the world. The 36-year-old applied for a sabbatical at her real estate firm in Pune and left — sans an itinerary or any hotel bookings. ...

9/4/2018 7:32:00 AM'

Playground fair: A fundamental right to sports can take us towards a gender inclusive society

I watched many groups of boys and girls playing run-and-chase games, and traditional games like kho-kho and hopscotch on a school playground. Additionally, several boys were practising stunts in the classroom. One thing, however, was marked – girls played much less. Many of them were just walking around, chatting at the boundaries of the playground or sitting in a classroom indulging in physically passive play. The teacher from this primary school in Delhi had a simple enough explanation invo...

9/1/2018 5:15:00 AM'

Nowhere to hide: how Kanpur’s tanneries are struggling to stay afloat

A year into her marriage, Savita, 24, wishes she had never left her father’s home, which is in another part of Kanpur. She and her husband live in a house that overlooks a 20-ft wide drain. Beginning at Shitla Bazaar, on the outskirts of Jajmau — a major industrial cluster of tanneries in north-eastern Kanpur — the drain winds its way to an underground sewerage network that eventually empties out into the Ganga. The stench from the drain’s blue-black contents is indistinguishable from the cha...

8/31/2018 5:19:00 PM'

When racing pigeons caught a train

Cheating to win is as old as sport itself but two Chinese pigeon racers took it to modern-day extremes when they hid the birds in milk cartons and hopped on a bullet train. It was no surprise then when their homing pigeons scooped the first four places in the race and total prize money of more than one million yuan ($1,50,000). But the pigeons’ rapid times soon raised suspicions and Shanghai race organisers turned the men in when the scale of the ruse emerged, the state-run Legal Daily repo...

8/31/2018 5:10:00 PM'

The Nilgiri tahr climbs population charts

In a heartening development for conservationists, a recent census has revealed that the population of the Nilgiri tahr (an endangered mountain goat) at the Mukurthi National Park has grown by an impressive 18% in the last two years, from 480 to 568. Tamil Nadu Forest Department officials said that a count conducted in 2016 had put the population in the national park at around 480, but a revised count in 2017 pegged it at 438. “Getting an exact figure each year is difficult, so there is always...

8/4/2018 9:46:00 AM'

Life after rescue: in West Bengal's human trafficking hub

Serina (23) was rescued from a brothel in Kalyan, a Mumbai suburb, on December 14, 2016. She was put on a train on February 2, 2017. The journey to her home State, West Bengal, lasted two days. She had to spend some more days at a shelter in Madhyamgram town in North 24 Parganas before being reunited with her family — after one year — in South 24 Parganas district on February 18. Like many women who had been trafficked into sex work and subsequently rescued, Serina doesn’t like anyone visitin...

8/4/2018 8:34:00 AM'

Six months, two thousand feeds: It is essential to recognise that breastfeeding is not only the moth

Poonam Devi, 22, mother of two, lives in Bargaon village, Muzaffarpur district, Bihar. Her first child, a girl who is now four, was fed tinned milk instead of breast milk when she was born, because the family believed that to be better. The child kept falling ill. When Poonam Devi was pregnant with her second child, she and her mother-in-law both joined a Self-Help Group (SHG) run by Jeevika. They learnt that a newborn should be breastfed within an hour of her or his birth, and be nursed exclus...

7/24/2018 9:11:00 AM'

In a first, Braille EPIC cards issued to visually impaired voters in Karnataka

Karnataka has recently become the first state in the country to issue Braille electoral photo identity cards (EPIC) for visually impaired voters. Come 2019, these cards will be put to use for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019. This was a move to increase participation of visually impaired persons in the elections. Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha, and Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka Sanjiv Kumar issued the cards to  Basavaraj from Jewargi i...

7/23/2018 10:46:00 AM'

रिटायरमेंट लेने के बाद शुरु की मुहिम,ढाई लाख पौधे बांटने का लक्ष्य

ईस्ट दिल्ली की गीता कॉलोनी के रहने वाले 64 वर्षीय रिटायर्ड बुजुर्ग गुलशन आहूजा इन दिनों दिल्ली एनसीआर मे होने वाले सार्वजनिक कार्यक्रमों मे तुलसी के पौधे बांटते दिखाई दे जाते है । वे इस पौधे को गमले मे बहुत अच्छी तरह सजाकर देते है।इसके एवज मे वह किसी से कुछ नही लेते,इस वादे के अलावा कि पौधे को वह अच्छी तरह संभाल कर रखेंगे और हमेशा देखभाल करेंगे।तुलसी के पौधे बांटने के काम मे वह अपने दिसंबर ,2016 से लगे हुए हैं।उस वक्त उन्होंने ब्लॉक गीता कॉलोनी स्थित  अपनी सोसाइटी बवर्ली हिल्स मे लोगों को पौ...

7/14/2018 7:16:00 AM'

SC pulls up ‘superman’ L-G for garbage pile-up in city

The Supreme Court on Thursday admonished the Lieutenant-Governor for the garbage piles dotting the Capital, saying rubbish heaps at dumping sites are all set to cross the height of the Qutub Minar and yet the L-G continues to claim he is “superman”. The court’s Green Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta, after hearing the Centre’s plans for a clean Capital with a fail-safe solid waste mechanism and awareness campaigns at school level, said “you promise Utopia. Nice of you to say ...







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