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Teacher from remote Kenya village is world’s best, wins $1 million

A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya’s Rift Valley has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers have said. Peter Tabichi, who organisers say gives away 80 percent of his monthly income to the poor, received the prize at a ceremony Saturday in Dubai hosted by Hollywood star Hugh Jackman. “Every day in Africa we turn a new page […]

Qatar's $434m "Desert Rose" Museum Finally Blooms

Almost a decade in the making, three years late and at an estimated cost of $434 million, Qatar’s vast national museum, built in the shape of a desert rose, opens this week. A glittering ceremony, expected to include Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, takes place on Wednesday, with the doors opening to the public the […]

Manohar Parrikar to be accorded a state funeral, last rites at Miramar beach

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be accorded a state funeral on Monday, a day after he died following a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. “It has been decided by the government that state funeral will be accorded to the departed dignitary,” Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary SK Shahi said in an order issued on Monday. The Indian flag is being flown at half-mast on Monday to mark the […]

Attitude is at the centre of force-field of attraction

Attitude is the energy with which we greet each circumstance. It determines how we will react to the events in our lives and as a result, what we will attract in the future.Attitude is more a feeling than a thought, but it is affected by the thoughts we think. Obviously if we choose to focus on thoughts which support a natural confidence and help us take greater responsibility for our […]

For first time ever, Govt to come out with Rs 20 coins. All you need to know

For the first time ever, the government will come out Rs 20 coins which will be shaped like a 12-edged polygon with design of grains to denote farm dominance in the country. Besides, new series of one, two, five and ten rupees coins too would be minted, which will be circular in design and have denominations written in Hindi script. The exact date of issuance of these new series coins […]

Balance your prayers and work

A beautiful German proverb says, “Pray as though no work would help, and work as if no prayer would help.” This saying is referring to two different types of people. One group prays for help from God, but in a half-hearted manner. Another group feels that when things go wrong or they want something, they should merely pray to God and do nothing else. This proverb is trying to bring […]

IAF jets strike and destroy Jaish camp across LoC, 200 killed: Sources

Indian Air Force fighter planes struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the Line of Control in Balakote, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa early on Tuesday morning, intelligence sources have said. The IAF used Mirage-2000 jets with laser-guided bombs causing an estimated casualty of 200-300, the sources said. The laser guided bombs are built with Israeli technology and were first used in Kargil. The air strike happened around 3.30 am. Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

Love is your godliness

During my whole life, I always thought that I loved somebody. Now, being here for the first time with you, I ask myself: have I ever really been in love? Am I even able to love? Am I able to love you? Or has life brought me to a point where happiness in love does not happen anymore? The basic fallacy that you are carrying within you is that you […]

Suriya's ‘NGK’ teaser

Actor Suriya is Nandha Gopalan Kumaran in Selvaraghavan’s upcoming Tamil film NGK. The film’s teaser was released on Thursday. Suriya’s last film was Vignesh Shivan’s Thaanaa Serndha Koottam (2018). NGK has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, and has been produced by Dream Warrior Pictures and Reliance Entertainment. The film’s release date is yet to be announced. The cast includes Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet Singh. Bankrolled by SR Prakashbabu and […]

Awantipora terror attack: Sudarsan Pattnaik pays sand art tribute to CRPF martyrs

The ghastly suicide terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir killed at least 44 jawans, and several others injured. The terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack on the CRPF troopers. The terror attack has been condemned and several eminent personalities have expressed their anger and disgust on social media. The entire nation is standing in solidarity with the families of the martyrs […]