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Eid-ul-Fitr 2018: India to celebrate Eid on June 16

The auspicious festival of Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-Al-Fitr is widely celebrated by Muslims around the globe. The festival marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated by breaking the 30-day long fast with a grand celebration. Eid-ul-Fitr is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The celebrations of the festival depend purely upon the sighting of the moon. There is […]

10 Simple Steps for Self-Motivation

Renowned American motivational speaker and author, Dr. Stephen R. Covey once remarked: “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” How do you define motivation? There are two distinct types of motivation: Intrinsic: Motivation that comes from within ourselves. Extrinsic: Motivation that is derived from outside source such as a friend, colleagues, seniors at workplace, […]

The One Question You Must Answer for a Life Full of Happiness and Fulfillment

When you see very passionate people in business, education, or religious life you may wonder where that level of passion comes from. They can rant across the stage and we all, in rapt attention, follow their every movement and take notes on every word they say. These people exude passion and the radiate enthusiasm. But passion is not manifested, it is derived. Individuals who’ve reached the top of their field […]

25 killed as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts, airport closed

At least 25 people were killed when Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close, the country’s disaster agency said. “The toll was 25 dead as of 9:00 pm (0300 GMT Monday),” the spokesman for the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) said in a WhatsApp group. Search and rescue operations for the missing and dead have been suspended due to low light […]

 
 
 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pokes fun at his visit to India experience

Canada’s Press Gallery dinner is the annual opportunity for the country’s top politicians to do their stand-up comedy act, using it as an opportunity to score some points off their opponents as well. At the dinner , Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also poked fun at an experience he appears not to have enjoyed too much – his visit to India, for which he received some criticism in his own […]

Sai Baba's love for humanity

Sai Baba was a gentle and compassionate man. He was always ready and willing to help those who were in need.The sick and ailing would always turn to him and he would do his best to help them get better. He gently tended a leper’s sores and nursed him till he got better while the rest of the people from the village hesitated to go near him. Sai led a […]

The Shape of Water book review: If you liked the film, you’ll love the novel

Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy drama, The Shape of Water, was the belle of the awards season this year. Among other big awards, the 2017 movie — starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spenser — was nominated for 13 Oscars and won four, including best picture and best director. Fine performances, stunning visuals, an award-winning background score, and a captivating and unusual love story – the movie has […]

100 years after conviction, Donald Trump pardons boxer Jack Johnson who infuriated white America

US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman. “I believe Jack Johnson is a worthy person to receive a pardon, to correct a wrong in our history,” Trump said. In a case that came to symbolize racial injustice, Johnson was arrested in 1912 with Lucille […]

CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 exam results to be available on Microsoft SMS Organiser app even in offline mode

It is that time of the year when students from across the country keep refreshing their web browsers to check for their broad exam results. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to release the results of Class X and Class XII in the last week of May. And while there are many ways for the students to check their results online, all of them require internet connectivity. […]

Divinity does everything purposelessly

There is a very wonderful true-life story, which happened during World War II in the ill-famed German concentration camp, Auschwitz. Every day numbers were called out, and people were led to the extermination area. If your number was called today, you were going to be shot and buried en masse. There was a man whose number was called and he was terrified. There was a Christian missionary, young and healthy, […]