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Tree Authority experts concerned over cutting unique flora in Aarey Colony 21.8.2019 DNA
Around 3,691 trees are proposed to cut for the carshed for Metro-3 and a proposal was also tabled before BMC's Tree Authority on August 13.
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Jaishankar meets his Bangladeshi counterpart, discusses bilateral ties 20.8.2019

Dhaka: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met his Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen and discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral ties.

The meeting took place at the State Guest House here, The Daily Star newspaper reported. Momen will also host a lunch in honour of his Indian counterpart.

Earlier, Jaishankar paid tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi. Jaishankar is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence.

India is a leading development partner of Bangladesh as it has extended concessional lines of credit to the tune of around USD 8 billion. Jaishankar will leave for Kathmandu on Wednesday morning to attend the fifth meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission.

Art conservationists restore rare painting on slavery 20.8.2019
London: Ahead of the annual Remembrance Day for the abolition of the slave trade, art conservationists are working to restore a rare painting of a kneeling African slave to go on display in the British port city of Liverpool. Acquired by the International Slavery Museum in 2018, the "Am Not I A Man And A Brother" painting depicts an enslaved African, kneeling, bound in chains and looking to the sky. It is based on a design commissioned by the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1787 and was used by the potter Josiah Wedgwood to campaign against slavery, making it one of the first instances of a logo used for a political cause. "We"ve done quite significant conservation on the painting," Laura Pye, director of National Museums Liverpool, told Reuters. "(The) conservation team has done an incredible job of cleaning it up. So I don"t think there"s anyone that"s seen the painting as it currently looks." August 23 is the International ...
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Document rich heritage of Arunachal: Khandu to photographers 20.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Document rich heritage of Arunachal: Khandu to photographers
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Mohan Khokar Dance Collection: It was one man's mission in life, now India's treasure 20.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
And interestingly, it is his son, the well-known dance scholar and critic Ashish, who re-introduced me to the collection.
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A chronicler of many interests 20.8.2019 Buzz – The Navhind Times
Goans remember Percival Noronha’s many contributions to Goa in various fields Not many Goans are aware of all the work that Percival Noronha did towards the development of Goa.  The four lane road from Miramar to Dona Paula was his vision as was the planting of casuarina trees along the Campal-Miramar stretch. He was at …
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The man who resided in the past 20.8.2019 Buzz – The Navhind Times
Ramnath N Pai Raikar | NT NETWORK Many a time one doesn’t remember the exact date of his introductory meeting with a person, but that has no bearing on the relationship developed with that person. Percival Noronha is one such person for me. The nonagenarian, who passed away Monday morning, was a kind and unassuming …
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Jaishankar visits Dhaka for talks, Hasina trip 19.8.2019 Central Chronicle
Dhaka,  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrives here this evening on a three-day visit during which he will have talks with Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen and call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.  According to the Bangladesh foreign ministry, Jaishankar will hold bilateral talks with his Bangladesh counterpart at the State Guest House Jamuna […]
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Religion & science don't have to be divorced, says 'Mission Mangal' star Vidya Balan 19.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The actor said a person can have multiple identities but there is a problem in the way being religious is interpreted today.
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Religion & science don't have to be divorced, says 'Mission Mangal' star Vidya Balan 19.8.2019
Mumbai: Science and religion can co-exist rather than being pitted against each other, says Vidya Balan about her character of a god-fearing ISRO scientist in "Mission Mangal". The actor said a person can have multiple identities but there is a problem in the way being religious is interpreted today. "I think there is a problem with the way religion is being interpreted today. I know a lot of people who are shying away from calling themselves religious and I am one of them. I have always felt like I don't want to say I'm religious. I always call myself spiritual," the actor told PTI in an interview. "Religious has become or obtained a negative connotation because being religious has become synonymous with being intolerant. But they don't have to be divorced," Viday said adding that Tara Shinde, her character in the film, believes in a power beyond science. The actor also spoke about the increase in "you versus me" debate, which she believes, has led to ...
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Religion and science don't have to be divorced: Vidya Balan 19.8.2019 PTI: All news
Religion and science don't have to be divorced: Vidya Balan
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Mining threat to state caves 19.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Meghalaya is renowned across the world for some of its unique caves and is also home to other geological wonders, but rampant mining poses a serious threat to their very existence. It may be mentioned that evidence from the stalagmite taken from Mawmluh cave in Sohra showed distinct rings when sliced in half eventually […]
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KM Basheer's phone not yet traced 19.8.2019
Thiruvananthapuram: Siraj management has come out against the police for its failure to recover the mobile phone of journalist K. M. Basheer even two weeks after the accident which killed him. Mr Basheer died after the car allegedly driven by IAS officer Sriram Venkitaraman hit him in a drunken state. Siraj's unit manager Siafudeen Haji told Deccan Chronicle that at 1.53 am, soon after the accident when one of the officers at the Museum Police station called on the smartphone of Mr Basheer someone answered the call. Later, it was switched off. It has not been switched on even now, Haji said. The investigators have failed to give a precise answer on the whereabouts of his smartphone. Neither the rescue workers nor the police obtained it, he said. He suspects that someone had taken it from the scene. Witnesses had given statements that Mr Basheer was found speaking on his phone minutes before the accident. The police who reached the spot the next morning to write the mahazar did not get it, he said. He ...
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Children participate in a Vedic Art competition during the Iskcon Heritage Fest 2019, organised by UTKARSH, at Iskcon Temple in Guwahati on Sunday. (UB) 19.8.2019 The Shillong Times
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Shambunigudi temple flooded 19.8.2019
WARANGAL: The historic Swayambhu Shambulingeshwara Swamy temple, locally called Nela Shambunigudi or Shambunigudi, in Warangal fort was flooded on Sunday due to heavy rain. The temple drainage system has been blocked for a while. Tourists and devotees were left to walk in the water. The water is now being manually swept to a side. The 12th century temple was built during the Kakatiya regime and is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple is in a neglected state. Due to heavy rains last week, the compound wall on the western side of the temple collapsed. Officials are yet to take any kind of measures to revive the condition of the temple. "Warangal is a historic city known for its ancient structures and architecture. It has been selected to be developed under several state and Central schemes but the there is little that we have witnessed so far. Government needs to recognise its importance and take necessary steps for its preservation," said Mr P. Madhu, a ...
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Iceland glacier commemorated with plaque 19.8.2019 The Shillong Times
Reykjavik: Mourners will gather in Iceland on Sunday to commemorate the loss of the glacier Okjokull, which was officially declared dead in 2014 at the age of 700. The glacier was officially declared dead when it was no longer thick enough to move. What once was glacier has been reduced to a small patch of […]
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Goa: the lay of the land 18.8.2019 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Frederick Noronha When something goes drastically wrong with the weather, when our towns and villages start to get flooded at unprecedented levels, and when our ecology comes under pressure, it’s clearly time to rethink our priorities and approaches. Statistics tell us Goa has improved by leaps and bounds over the past six or so decades. …
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Govt to install LED screens at all Varanasi ghats for live telecast of Ganga Aarti 18.8.2019
Varanasi: The Central Public Works Department, the prime construction agency of the central government will install big LED screens for the live telecast of ''Ganga Aarti'' at all ghats and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. According to the, the LED screens will also be installed at the proposed corridor between Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the River Ganga. As per the plan, aarti at Kashi Vishwanath Temple will also be live- telecast on these LED screens. According to an official, the project cost is estimated to be around Rs. 11.5 crore. "For those who are away from this ghat and cannot attend Ganga Aarti, the CPWD will install several big LED screens at other ghats, Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the proposed corridor," the official told news agency PTI. Official said that most of the tourists visiting Varanasi attend the Ganga Aarti and installation of LED screens will beautify ghats. In September last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched development projects ...
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Bhutanese students have power and potential to do extraordinary things:Modi 18.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Bhutanese students have power and potential to do extraordinary things:Modi
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Iceland honours passing of Okjokull, first glacier lost to climate change 18.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change.
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