World’s oldest person dies in Japan

Tokya, April 22 : Nabi Tajima, a Japanese woman believed to have been the world’s oldest person, has died at the age of 117, the media reported on Sunday. Tajima, a resident of Japan’s Kagoshima, had been hospitalised since January and died from old age on Saturday evening, Xinhua news agency reported. Born in 1900, […]

‘Include Sikandra, Etmauddaula in world heritage list’

Agra, April 22 : Tourism industry leaders in Agra have demanded inclusion of two Mughal monuments, Sikandra and Etmauddaula, in the list of world heritage monuments. Presently the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are recognized as world heritage monuments in Agra. The Superintending archaeologist of Agra circle of the Archaeological Survey of India […]

‘Concept of equality’ pervades world’s biggest community kitchen

By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar (Punjab), April 22 : If there is one big leveller for people, irrespective of their religion, caste, gender, social status or riches, it is the “langar”, or community kitchen, at the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib, is located, in this city considered holy by […]

Mere protests won’t do, have to work at grassroots for women’s safety: FLO President

By Rituraj Baruah New Delhi, April 22 : Mere protests over heinous crimes like rape are not enough and work is needed on the ground to ensure the safety of women, according to the newly appointed head of Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO). “We don’t want to just appear in the newspapers holding placards. We want […]

Rome celebrates 2,771st birthday

Rome, April 22 : Celebrations took place across Rome on Saturday as the capital of Italy commemorated its founding 2,771 years ago. Mayor Virginia Raggi placed a wreath at the Altar of the Fatherland, a 19th-century monument in central Rome in honor of King Victor Emmanuel II who presided over the unification of Italy, Xinhua […]

Rise above difference to bring about change, urges Aamir

Mumbai, April 21 : Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan hopes that people unify, irrespective of their socio-political and economic differences, for the pursuit of bringing about positive change. Aamir, who through his NGO Paani Foundation, is working towards making Maharashtra a drought-free state, believes the process is, in a way, a celebration of humanity. About the […]