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Category archives: Place

Two cultures, two artists, one book

When different cultures collaborate to create artwork, the result can be sheer magic. As part of the ongoing Hamburg Hyderabad Project, German artist Fabian Stoltz collaborated with Hyderabad-based graphic writer Jai Undurti to work on a graphic novel to highlight two drastically different cultures and how India and Germany came together on the battleground during WWI. “It is a very unique project for us. Both the artists have very different […]

Ahmedabad to have world’s largest cricket stadium, construction underway

The construction of the world’s largest cricket stadium, which will have a seating capacity of over 1 lakh, at Motera in Ahmedabad is underway. Gujarat Cricket Association vice-president Parimal Nathwani on Sunday tweeted out pictures of the construction, in which he stated this is the dream project of the state cricket board and after its completion, it will become a symbol of pride for the nation. As per a report […]

North Korea may seek a 'new path': Kim Jong Un warns US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday that his resolve for complete denuclearisation remains unchanged but he may have to seek a “new path” if the United States continues to demand unilateral action from North Korea. In his New Year address, Kim said there would be faster progress on denuclearisation if the United States takes the corresponding action. He added that he is willing to meet U.S. President […]

Code of the Yakuza – Behind Japan’s Infamous Centuries-Old Mafia Network

The Yakuza are Japan’s long-standing criminal network. They’ve been in existence for 400 years and have instilled fear and respect among the population. But are they more than a bunch of ruthless criminals? The truth has a habit of being more complex than first thought. They’ve blighted the country’s history, according to some. Others believe they are a foundation stone of modern society, for better or worse. The organization started […]

India’s 1st Railway University Begins 2018 Admissions: Courses, Eligibility & More!

The Railway University will be based in Vadodara, and offer courses like BSc and BBA, for which 3,500 applications have already been received. The admissions for seats at the Railway University in Vadodara have begun, and approximately 3,500 applications have already reached the university, according to News18. Classes will begin in August, and if you are interested, be sure to apply before June 30th. The cut-off for the university is […]

Navi Mumbai: Gas leak kills 31 monkeys, 14 rock pigeons

NAVI MUMBAI/ MUMBAI : At Least 31 monkeys and 14 rock pigeons were found dead after a gas leak incident from a nitric acid plant at Rasayani near Panvel. The acid leakage incident reportedly occurred on Thursday night around 10.30pm while the forest officials got to know of it on Saturday. But Officials say that the staff of the facility tried to suppress the incident by burying the dead animals and birds in a […]

ASI approves excavation at site of Mahabharata’s house of lac

MEERUT: After years of requests by archaeologists and local historians, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally approved the excavation of what locals believe is the site of the ‘Lakshagriha’, the house of lac which features in an important incident in the Mahabharata . The site is located in Barnawa area of Baghpat district. Retired ASI superintending archaeologist, (excavation) KK Sharma said, “Lakshagriha plays a significant part in the Mahabharata. The […]

A Japanese doctor who studied longevity - and lived to 105 - said if you must retire, do it well after age 65

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara worked into his 100s. Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, credited with building the foundations of Japanese medicine and helping make Japan the world leader in longevity, often practiced what he preached. The physician, chairman emeritus of St. Luke’s International University, and honorary president of St. Luke’s International Hospital recommended several basic guidelines for living a long, healthy life in an interview with Japan Times journalist Judit Kawaguchi. Among them: […]

More than 225 terrorists killed in J&K so far this year: Army

More than 225 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said on Saturday. He said initiatives taken by the government and security forces had resulted in a drop in the number of local youths being radicalised and taking to militancy over the last few months. “We have been able to neutralise a large number of terrorists. As on […]

It's real me: Nigerian President denies claims he died, was replaced with lookalike

Nigeria’s President Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months. Buhari, who is running for re-election in February, spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness. One theory widely aired on social media – and by some political opponents – was that he […]