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The VI Explorers! 21.10.2019
Dr. Akashdeep Arora, 40, a government sector banking executive reminisces his first jungle safari at Jim Corbett national park, "the atmosphere of the jungle, the early morning breeze that touches you, the fragrance of the earth, the sounds of the birds, it really defined being in the moment for me." Meenakshi Chaturvedi, 24, a store assistant by profession experienced the thrill of a first camel ride early this year. Why these seemingly universal experiences are so important here is because Akash and Meenakshi are visually impaired. In Akash"s words, "travel is one way of evolution." He narrates the challenges and triumphs of being a visually impaired traveller (VIT), "The resources for mobility of VI persons in India are limited. I am always dependent on family members or experts if I have to step out of my city. All these years I travelled only for necessary tasks like family weddings or professional meetings. When I took my first trip for leisure, without family, ...
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India deeply committed to strengthening bonds with diaspora: Prez Kovind in Manila 20.10.2019
Manilla: India is deeply committed to strengthening its bonds with its diaspora and attending to their needs, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday, while announcing that the centre has relaxed its rules and regulations for the diaspora living in the Philippines to obtain Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards. Announcing other initiatives in this regard during his address at the Indian Community reception here, Kovind said that the Indian embassy in Manila will begin printing passports in the near future so as to drastically reduce the time taken for issuance of new passports. "We have made our consular service delivery people-sensitive and people-friendly. We are dutifully reaching out to those in need, through social media platforms and through community networks." "We are also offering seats in educational institutions for your children to study in India. And we are running 'Know India Program' for the youth and for the elderly, to connect you deeper to your roots and to your ...
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India deeply committed to strengthening bonds with diaspora: Prez Kovind in Manila 20.10.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Kovind said that the Indian embassy in Manila will begin printing passports so as to reduce the time taken for issuance of new passports.
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Will prepare blueprint for companies looking beyond China: FM 20.10.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Sitharaman said, it might be important for the government to now see and meet up with a lot of industry leaders and invite them to India.
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Kashmiri apples to be exported to Middle East 20.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Kashmiri apples to be exported to Middle East
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Meet Kianoush Nikkhah Kouchaksaraei 20.10.2019
There is no denying the fact that marketing is one of the most profitable and bankable professions in today"s time. Marketing has created several opportunities for people across the globe. One emerging name who is a talking point in Turkey is none other than Kianoush Nikkhah Kouchaksaraei. He is a social media marketer and a web expert who pursued his education in computer engineering. He was born on June 29, 1985, in Qaemshahr, Iran and was raised in Tehran. In 2016, he migrated to Turkey after he saw a great scope of money there. Surprisingly, he changed his work after he moved there. His main aim was to make money and that saw him venture into the business of import and export. His offices are based in Turkey and India and he has his investments in the business of real estate as well. "After moving to Turkey, I had made my mind to make money in a short period. I kept myself open to any business opportunities which would give me good financial returns. That"s when I thought to keep my ...
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Sitharaman says India-US trade negotiations going in full speed 20.10.2019 The Asian Age | Home
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is scheduled to visit India next month.
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Drought-free Maha, USD 1 trn economy main poll planks: Maha CM 20.10.2019 PTI: All news
Drought-free Maha, USD 1 trn economy main poll planks: Maha CM
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Kashmiri apples to be exported to Middle East 20.10.2019 PTI: All news
Kashmiri apples to be exported to Middle East
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Beijing keen to invest in TN, fly direct to Chennai 20.10.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Chinese President Xi Jinping was apparently "amazed" and very pleased with the warm welcome that he received both in Chennai and Mamallapuram.
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Hyderabad: Taxis run, have no passengers 20.10.2019
HYDERABAD: An eerie calm prevailed over bus depots in the city, where there were more policemen than passengers. At the usually busy Jubilee Bus Station near Secunderabad, there was only one bus going to Nizamabad at 3.20 pm. Its driver, hired by RTC, waited for about 20 minutes to fill all the seats in the bus. There were very few passengers at the station. One of them had come to visit his cousin in Patancheru. "Though I knew there is a strike, I could not postpone the trip. I have been waiting here for an hour. I do not have money for a taxi ride till Khammam," he said. There were hardly any customers at the eateries outside the bus station. At MGBS, the scene was no different. Regularly touted as the largest bus station of its kind in Asia, it saw very little activity. Many buses were seen parked inside it. A similar scene was visible at Rathifile, where there were next to no buses. People getting off trains had to depend on autorickshaws. The Telangana Taxi Drivers JAC, too, had given a ...
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India's freedom fighters fought sedition law 20.10.2019
That sedition finds a place as a criminal offence on India"s statute book is a testimony to its rulers" moral blindness and constitutional illiteracy. It was abolished in Britain in 2009. Only recently, a sedition case was filed in Muzaffarpur in Bihar against several eminent persons who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemning the rise in lynchings. The court was moved by a local advocate. Among them were filmmakers of eminence. One of them, Aparna Sen, deserves special mention for her courage, consistency and commitment to values. Lynchings became an epidemic shortly after Modi became Prime Minister. The victims were mostly Muslims lynched on the suspicion of cattle trading. On October 9, the Bihar police decided to close the case as it "is found to be false". The framers of India"s Constitution deliberately dropped sedition in Article 19(2) as grounds on which the right to freedom of speech and expression could be subjected to even ...
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Chennai connect set to fructify 20.10.2019
New Delhi: It"s the Mamallapuram Summit effect. After the culmination of the successful informal summit at Mamallapuram near Chennai last Sunday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, China now plans to push in greater investment into Tamil Nadu, is interested in a direct flight from Chennai to Beijing, and is also keen on greater inflow of Chinese tourists to the ancient Pallava dynasty-era architectural site. Sources said Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong is interested in starting a direct flight from Beijing to Chennai and that this had already been conveyed to top functionaries of the Tamil Nadu government during the summit. Having been overwhelmed by the warmth and hospitality shown to Xi Jinping and his 91-member-delegation during the summit, sources said China is now actively considering a massive push for investment in various sectors in the southern state that will generate more employment among people there. "There is considerable interest generated ...
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Goa can be a leader in education, entertainment sectors: Sahni 20.10.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The India Today State of the State Conclave, Goa, at the ongoing Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019, observed that the traditional revenue-generating industries in Goa such as mining and tourism are already downhill, and environment-friendly sectors namely education and entertainment could replace them effectively. A panel discussion on the topic, …
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Sawant: govt focusing on medical tourism in hinterland 20.10.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that to ensure equitable development in the state and reduce the disparity between coastal and hinterland Goa, the state government has been focusing on medical tourism, as the hinterland areas of the state have a great potential. In an interaction with Raj Chengappa, a group editorial director …
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Explore innovative tourism projects, Goyal tells state govt 20.10.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that Goa will have a vital role to play in making India a superpower, Union Minister for Railways, Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Saturday urged the state government to explore every possibility to harness and tap the tourism potential in Goa. “Tourism is undoubtedly one of the best possibilities and …
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Vibrant Goa brings Rs 453 cr investment to state 20.10.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the Vibrant Goa global summit 2019 was a huge success, chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of Global Network Institute and chief mentor of Vibrant Goa Foundation Jagat Shah Saturday said 19 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed during the summit. These deals are expected to generate an investment of …
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Concrete progress made for ‘phased deal’ to end US-China trade war 20.10.2019 World News – The Navhind Times
PTI Beijing China and the US made “concrete progress” in many areas and laid foundation for signing of a “phased deal” at their latest round of talks to resolve the bruising trade war, China’s chief negotiator and Vice Premier Liu He has said. US President Donald Trump, who had launched the trade war last year …
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Time for love? 20.10.2019
It"s 2.30 am when Ritika Mahadevan"s (name changed on request) phone pings. Her partner Avinash Mehra"s international flight has just landed and this chat at this unearthly hour is the first proper conversation they"ve had in the last 10 days. The couple has been in a long-distance relationship for two years now. Avinash, an investment banker, is based in Singapore and travels the globe. Ritika, an advertising professional, is based in Mumbai. She has tuned her body clock to be half awake as she awaits these messages from her partner. "Some weeks are really tough, as we barely speak to each other. In moments like these, I sometimes ask myself why I am in this relationship. But our bond is deep and we know we have something special," says the 35-year-old Ritika. Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and her husband of one year, Anand Ahuja, are also in a long-distance marriage. This can impact even the most secure of relationships. The madly-in-love actress often posts Insta ...
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Lens on the wild 20.10.2019
For photographer Debashish Dutta, wilderness and wildlife are passions for life. So, it was never a decision, but a natural progression, when he decided to pursue his love for the art form. Ever since his childhood, the amazing stories of hunters and naturalists like Kenneth Anderson and Jim Corbett filled Dutta"s post-school hours with wonder. He reveals, "Certain inspirations are by birth. Such is their intensity. Their vivid description of the beautiful jungles of India in the midst of which unfolded numerous adventures involving the magnificent royal Bengal tiger, the crafty and beautiful leopard, and the gentle giant, the Asiatic elephant, had a profound impact on my heart, mind, and soul." Talking about his project featured here, "Return to the Jungles", the photographer shares, "This concept is of redeveloping forests wherever land is available. The inspiration came from Padma Shri Jadav "Molai" Payeng, who built a forest single-handedly on a ...
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