Right steps towards crop diversification in Punjab
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Right steps towards crop diversification in Punjab

Punjab, which is acknowledged as harbinger of ‘green revolution’, has dominated with cultivation of wheat and paddy. High yield varieties of wheat-paddy ensured food security not just for state but also for the entire country. But there was a flip side to it as the water guzzling crops were affecting state’s ecological balance. Punjab government …

From failing in class 8 to cybersecurity king
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From failing in class 8 to cybersecurity king

Success is only achieved by hard work and a strong determination. The boxing legend Mohammad Ali had said that will power is everything that counts. According to Ali, will must be powerful than the skill.

Trishneet Arora, a 22 years young entrepreneur from Ludhiana has brought laurels to his country as he is the youngest cyber …

On the Loose- To Say The Least
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On the Loose:To Say The Least

The National Commission for Women has come down heavily on actor Salman Khan after he told reporters his filming schedule was so gruelling he felt like a “raped woman”. This one line overshadowed the rest of Salman’s remarks, which were equally stupefying. According to BBC, in the same interview, Khan said he was able to …

Ex-Marine of Indian descent turns hero
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Ex-Marine of Indian descent turns hero

Imran Yousuf, a 24-year-old bouncer at the Pulse nightclub, heard the gunfire break out early on June 12 morning.

“The initial one was three or four [shots]. That was a shock. Three of four shots go off and you could tell it was a high calibre,” Yousuf, a ‘Hindu’ whose family had migrated to Guyana from …

Vineet Bhatia-Master of modern Indian cooking
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Vineet Bhatia: Master of modern Indian cooking

Each time chef Vineet Bhatia visits Mumbai, his Instagram timeline is filled with throwback pictures (of the places he would hang out at as a trainee at The Oberoi) and that recurring image of the sunset over the Arabian Sea. On his recent visit to his restaurant, Ziya, Bhatia gave his followers a peek into some …

The Indian wedding goes green7
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The Indian wedding goes green

A wedding sans silk saris. Hard to imagine? Here is a list of things that brides and grooms are striking off from their dream day: milk and ghee-laden laddoos, strings of jasmine and braids of lilies, and a sparkly invite.

Instead, eco-conscious youngsters are following celebrities such as Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway and going …

16 Indian universities among top 200 Asian institutions1
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16 Indian universities among top 200 Asian institutions

Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is among the top 30 Asian universities in the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

In fact, this is the first time an Indian university has made it to the top 30, with IISc in 27th place.
Eight Indian institutions are among the top 100 on the list and …

India's First Women Fighter Pilots Share Heart-In-Mouth Moments
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India’s First Women Fighter Pilots Share Heart-In-Mouth Moments

India’s first women fighter pilots – Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chatuvedi and Mohana Singh – were commissioned in the Indian Air Force today.

Each has cleared the first stage of training and has about 150 hours of flying. After getting their wings today as flying officers, they will train for six months on the Advanced Jet Fighter …

For these Indian kids, coding is child's play
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For these Indian kids, coding is child’s play

When 12-year-old Tanmay Bakshi from Toronto, Canada, addresses over 10,000 coders at IBM ‘s biggest-ever developer meet in Bengaluru on Thursday, he will join a growing list of Indian-origin kids making their presence felt across the global developer stage.

Earlier this week, nine-year-old Anvitha Vijay — who has several iOS applications to her credit — was …

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Bihar minister calls Irani ‘dear’

A WAR of words broke out on Twitter between HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhury Tuesday over the new National Education Policy.

It started with Irani taking offence to the Congress leader addressing her as “dear” in a tweet. “Dear Smriti Irani ji, if you ever find time from politics and speeches, …