We need an ‘innernet’ along with the internet: Karmapa

New Delhi, April 23 : The internet has brought people closer to each other but also needed is an “innernet” to make us feel our inter-connectedness inwardly too, Tibetan spiritual leader, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, said on Sunday. “The information age makes us highly aware of our interconnectedness and the internet allows us to see […]

No role in saffron scarf issue at Taj, says government

New Delhi, April 23 : The government on Sunday denied any involvement of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) or the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in restricting foreign models from entering Taj Mahal wearing saffron scarves inscribed with name of Lord Ram. A couple of international models, sporting such scarves, were reportedly asked to […]

Ancient bamboo slips for calculation enter world records book

Beijing, April 23 : A set of bamboo slips dating back more than 2,300 years were officially recognised on Sunday by the Guinness World Records as the world’s earliest decimal calculation tool. “The significance is that it’s decimal, not duodecimal as seen in other countries. Decimal did not appear in Europe until the 15th century,” […]

A comic book to boost forces’ morale in Kashmir

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi, April 23 : The 2001 attack on the Srinagar airport is the subject of the 10th illustrated comic book brought out by the CRPF, aimed at boosting the morale of the paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The multi-coloured comic book is one of 12 in the series titled “Shaurya […]

Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment

By Saket Suman Dehradun, April 22 : The country’s leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses on the concluding day of a literature festival here on Saturday. In what was an absolute one-sided discussion, authors Nayantara Sehgal, Nandita Haksar, Harsh Mander and Kiran Nagarkar — […]