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Ahmedabad: Heritage theme for 141st rath yatra of Lord Jagannath 22.6.2018 DNA: Money
Upcoming annual rath yatra of Lord Jagannath, slated for July 14, will be held on the heritage theme. The announcement was made by mayor Bijal Patel on Thursday. This will be the first rath yatra to be held, after a part of the city was included by UNESCO on the list of world heritage cities and accordingly, the theme of the procession this year, will be heritage. "Rath yatra, this year, will have a heritage theme. There will be touch of heritage to the decoration and route of the procession. We are going to have one tableau of heritage monuments in the city during the procession. Also, we are going to illuminate all the heritage structures which are on the route of the yatra," said Patel, adding, "Across the streets, buildings will carry messages regarding heritage pride." The police will monitor the procession's route using CCTV cameras. In a Standing Committee meeting held on Thursday, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) officials said that the heritage structures will be illuminated on a permanent ...
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Yoga powerful unifying force in strife-torn world: Modi 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dehradun, June 21 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday performed yoga with over 50,000 enthusiasts at the Forest Research Institute campus here, saying the ancient Indian discipline had emerged as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world. Addressing the large gathering in the backdrop of the iconic British-era building of FRI, Modi said yoga had shown the world the way from “illness to wellness” and enriching lives across the globe. He said in fact yoga had become the biggest mass movement across the globe in the quest for good health and well-being, which is crucial to the creation of a peaceful world. “Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, Jakarta to Johannesburg, Himalayan highlands or sunburnt deserts, yoga is enriching millions of lives all over the world. “Yoga fosters amity in societies which can form the basis of national unity,” the Prime Minister said. He said the proposal for the Yoga Day at the UN was accepted in record time with a majority of ...
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‘900 tonnes of sulphuric acid removed from Sterlite plant’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Material being transported to various industries, says Collector
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City to get one more desalination plant, at Perur 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
In a few years, Chennai will have one more desalination plant dotting its shoreline to cater to its growing water needs. Chennai Metrowater has starte
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Water conservation our priority: Minister 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Our correspondent

Hamirpur, June 21

“Providing sufficient water to people is the priority of our government,” said Mahender Singh, Irrigation and Public Health Minister, here Thursday.

He was addressing representatives of panchyati raj institutions in a function ‘Jal hai to Kal hai’. He said the water problem in Shimla had sent a message across the world that conservation of water could no more be ignored and people must stand together to conserve water. Though the water crisis in Shimla was handled, but the government had mooted a plan so that the problem may not arise in coming years.

He said the Centre had approved a plan submitted by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and he had been successful in getting Rs 800 crore for the augmentation of all old water supply schemes.

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Concern over permission for mining close to old temples 22.6.2018 Hindu: News
Activists say mining would affect not just the monuments but flora and fauna too
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Making children happy 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
We must redefine the purpose of school education
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Opposition to intensify stir against park 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Not dismantling heritage structure of government old high school, officials clarify
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Kanha’s T-2 finds a home at Satkosia 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
First inter-State reintroduction of a tiger will be a closely watched project
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Stonehenge builders based on Pythagoras theorem: experts 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The structure was made 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born.
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Thousands watch the sun rise over Stonehenge 21.6.2018 The Tribune

London, June 21

Thousands have watched the sun glint over the horizon at Stonehenge, celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circle.

The sun rose behind the Heel Stone, which traditionally marks the spot on the horizon for the sunrise, at 4.52 AM today (0352 GMT; 23:52 EDT Wednesday).

Crowds cheered and raised mobile phones for images as the rays flooded through the monument and announced the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

English Heritage, which cares for historic sites, tweeted that it was the “perfect morning for the #SummerSolstice sunrise at Stonehenge.” The stone circle in southern England, believed to be 4,500 years old, is a World Heritage site known for its alignment with the movements of the sun. Thousands visit to mark the solstices in summer and winter. — AP

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'Imitation is not creation': Lata Mangeshkar's sound advice... 21.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
'Imitation is not creation': Lata Mangeshkar's sound advice...
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Govt to fine misuse of piped drinking water 21.6.2018 Hindu: News
Hints at reducing charge of piped drinking water
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India’s very own Dust Bowl 21.6.2018 Downtoearth
Rising temperatures, changing weather patterns, depleting groundwater, unsustainable agriculture and deforestation are turning large parts of North India into a Dust Bowl. It is time we recognised this ecological disaster
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Yoga Ambassadors Tour lands in controversy 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Team members dance on the capstone of dolmen in Munnar
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A visual vocabulary 21.6.2018 Hindu: Religion
Textile designer Sanjay Garg talks about his brand, Raw Mango, which celebrates its 10th anniversary
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Sunil gives new lease of life to veenas 21.6.2018 Hindu: Society
Sunil Pranavam, a skilled hand in making and repairing veenas, has restored 19 damaged veenas of Sri Swathi Thirunal College of Music
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President Kovind to perform yoga asanas with Suriname counterpart 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Paramaribo, June 21 President Ram Nath Kovind will perform yoga asanas along with his Suriname counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse here on Thursday to observe the International Day of Yoga in this Latin American country. This will be the first time that heads of two countries will together participate in the International Day of Yoga. “I look forward to participating in the Yoga Day celebrations with President Bouterse in Paramaribo, Suriname. This is the first time two heads of state will be celebrating International Yoga Day together,” President Kovind tweeted on Thursday. Extending his greetings on the occasion, the President said, “On International Yoga Day greetings to all those practising yoga across the globe. Yoga is an ancient Indian tradition, but it doesn’t belong to India alone. It is part of humanity’s intangible heritage. I invite you to explore and celebrate yoga wherever you are.” The United Nations General Assembly in December 2014 had declared that June 21 would be observed as ...
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PM leads nation in celebrating International Yoga Day 21.6.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi/Dehradun, The fourth International Yoga Day is being celebrated across the globe on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a large number of people in performing yoga asanas at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said Yoga has emerged as the biggest unifying force in the […]
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Yoga is new mass movement globally, says PM 21.6.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi/Dehradun, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Yoga Day has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being across the globe. On the occasion of the fourth International Yoga Day, the Prime Minister said the world has embraced yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in […]
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