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'Dr Doom' commentator Marc Faber faces backlash over racist remarks 18.10.2017 All International Stories
CNBC and Fox Business said they would remove Faber from booking lists for their shows
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TRS to make most of Monsoon Session 18.10.2017 thehansindia3900
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Taj Mahal Is India's Pride: Union Tourism Minister 18.10.2017 thehansindia3901
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Study reveals women in science ask fewer questions than men 18.10.2017 Life | The Asian Age
Researchers feel the study should be used as an opportunity to raise awareness about the issue.
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Call to introduce spiritual education in school curriculum 18.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Call to introduce spiritual education in school curriculum
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Owls from Assam trafficked to Delhi for sacrifice during Diwali 18.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Owls from Assam trafficked to Delhi for sacrifice during Diwali
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Taj made by blood and sweat of Bharat Mata's sons, says UP CM 18.10.2017 national
The Taj Mahal was made by the blood and sweat of "Bharat Mata's sons" and its protection was the responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said yesterday. Yogi Adityanath, UP CM Announcing that he would be visiting Agra next week to review tourism schemes, the chief minister said the Taj Mahal was a historical monument regardless of the emperor who had built it. Adityanath's comments come a day after his colleague, BJP MLA Sangeet Som, questioned the Taj Mahal's place in India's heritage and said history would be rewritten to erase Mughal emperors from it. "It is immaterial as to who and how the Taj Mahal was built... It was made by the sweat and blood of Bharat Mata's sons," the chief minister said in Gorakhpur. "It is famous the world over for its architecture... it is a historical monument and its protection and further development for tourism is the responsibility of the government," he added. Som's comments on the Taj Mahal had come after the Adityanath ...
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Heritage tag unlikely for Mahur-Harangajao hill track 18.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Heritage tag unlikely for Mahur-Harangajao hill track
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Men ask more questions in the field of science, study finds 18.10.2017
Washington: It's a common stereotype that women talk more than men, with some studies even suggesting that women say three times as much as men. However, a new study shows a different perspective. The research conducted by a team from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge revealed there is an exception to this rule, which could be indicative of the wider problem of gender inequality in the professional STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field. The scientists conducted the research through question-asking behaviour at the 2015 International Congress for Conservation Biology. They had a clear code of conduct for its 2000 attendees, which promoted equality and prohibited any form of discrimination. The study was observed for 31 sessions across the four day conference, counting how many questions were asked and monitoring whether men or women were asking them. The findings showed that 80% of men asked more questions than female attendees. However, the same pattern was also found ...
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Take pride in history, heritage, says Modi amid Taj Mahal controversy 18.10.2017
New Delhi: Days after Uttar Pradesh BJP MP Sangeet Som said the Taj Mahal was a "blot on Indian culture", Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an apparent reference to the incident, said on Tuesday that "no country can move ahead without (taking) pride in its heritage". The Prime Minister"s comments are being seen as a direct snub to Som. "Nations cannot develop if they don"t take pride in their history and heritage. If they do, they are sure to lose their identity over a period of time," said Modi at an event to inaugurate the first All India Institute of Ayurveda. Read: Taj Mahal built by traitors, can't be part of Indian history, says BJP MLA Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, too, got into a damage control mode and said, "It is immaterial as to who and how the Taj Mahal was built... It was made by the sweat and blood of Bharat Mata"s sons. It is famous the world over for its architecture... it"s a historical monument and its ...
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US President Donald Trump takes tax pitch to conservative think tank 18.10.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Mumbai: State Bank of India Foundation grants Rs 10 crore for CSMT restoration 18.10.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The central railways has received a financial grant worth Rs ten crore on Tuesday from a foundation
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Mumbai: Central Railway gets Rs 10 crore for restoration of CSMT 18.10.2017 mid-day.com

On Monday, Central Railway (CR) received a grant of Rs 10 crore to restore the world heritage site of the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

The State Bank of India Foundation has partnered with CR and provided the money over a period of three to five years for conservation of the building. The renovation work would be evaluated, executed and monitored by CR.

Speaking to the media, DK Sharma, general manager, CR, said, “The world heritage site will be restored based on internationally accepted norms and policies.”


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Centre approves five new tourist circuits in Rajasthan 18.10.2017 DNA: Money
Modi government has chosen Rajasthan as the most favourite travel destination. Subsequently, the state would be developed as tourist state. Centre has approved five circuits on directives of chief minister Vasundhara Raje and four more would be sanctioned by the end of the year. There will be total Rs 1,178 crore budget for them. The tag line of ‘padharo mhare des’ (Welcome to my country) has now been changed to ‘Jaane kya dikh jaaye’ (you never know what you might discover). Rajasthan has been a pioneer state in tourism. The state though had lost its top ranking for some time because the state failed to develop infrastructure. Now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the centre and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the state have  given top priority to tourism. The state had sent proposals for four circuits which were approved by the centre. First was swadesh yojna  under which Rs 64 crore towards salt tourism was sanctioned, followed by project worth Rs 40 crore under Prasad yojna in Ajmer and Pushkar, Rs ...
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Taj Mahal controversy, Delhi pollution, Dhanteras shopping and Talwars in Punjab: DNA morning must reads 18.10.2017 DNA: Money
Take pride in heritage, says PM Modi as he tries to stem Taj Mahal row Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP made an attempt to douse the fire on the Taj Mahal controversy triggered by BJP MLA Sangeet Som's comments that the monument was "a blot on Indian culture," leaving the party red-faced. Underlining the significance of history and heritage in a nation's development, the Prime Minister said no country can develop by ignoring its past. Read full story here Delhi's pollution levels to spike on Diwali even after SC's cracker ban Even as the Supreme Court has banned sale of firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), particulate matter (PM) pollution is set to spike on Diwali, October 19 and on October 20, as weather conditions are expected to slow down surface winds. This would also slow down the dispersal of pollutants. The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) forecast showed that a low-pressure over the Bay of Bengal is set to intensify into a depression over the next two days. ...
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Taj made by blood and sweat of Bharat Mata's sons: Adityanath 18.10.2017 PTI: All news
Taj made by blood and sweat of Bharat Mata's sons: Adityanath
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MS remains unsurpassed Carnatic musician, says M Venkaiah Naidu 18.10.2017
Chennai: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has made a strong plea for learning one"s mother tongue and also Hindi and stressed that one should have respect for culture and heritage. Whenever Mr. Venkaiah visits the city, he makes it a point to drive home the importance of learning one"s mother tongue and to learn Hindi to connect with the rest of the country and also for seeking employment prospects. While on a visit to Chennai to attend a string of functions, Mr. Venkaiah said, "I cannot speak fluently in your ancient beautiful language of Tamil, though I can understand it very well…." He said that it was important to learn the Rashtra Bhasha (national language) Hindi as most people in the country speak that language and it was also equally important to learn Matrubhasha (mother tongue). The Vice President stressed this point while taking part in the centenary celebrations of legendary carnatic singer, late M S Subbulakshmi. Heaping praise on her, he said she "lives ...
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Embrace and take pride in heritage: Narendra Modi 18.10.2017 DNA: India
Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP made an attempt to douse the fire on the Taj Mahal controversy triggered by BJP MLA Sangeet Som's comments that the monument was "a blot on Indian culture," leaving the party red-faced. Underlining the significance of history and heritage in a nation's development, the Prime Minister said no country can develop by ignoring its past. "No country could develop, however hard it might try, without embracing and taking pride in its history, heritage, culture and traditions. Countries that chose to forget heritage over development are sure to lose their identity," he said, while speaking at the inauguration of the nation's first All India Institute of Ayurveda, planned on the lines of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science) in Delhi's Sarita Vihar. BJP MLA Sangeet Som had, on Monday, questioned the Taj Mahal's place in India's heritage and said history would be rewritten to erase Mughal emperors from it. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who had ...
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Now, no more Multani mitti packs for Taj Mahal 18.10.2017 DNA: India
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has withdrawn the decades-long conservational method of applying Multani mitti (or Fuller's earth) on the surface of the Taj Mahal. The reason, officials of the conservation body said, is that the scaffolding on the monument has been damaging the structure. An official from the ASI headquarters said that the scaffolding around the dome of the Taj Mahal could damage the facade, and so, the ASI will go ahead only after expert opinion on the matter, likely from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). However, an official from the Agra Circle of the ASI said that the work has been stopped because of tourist season. "Work on the minarets has been completed, and we have halted the work on the domes simply because we are in the midst of tourist season. The ASI has received several requests from different tourist agencies to this effect," said Dr Bhuvan Vikrama, superintendent archaeologist, Agra Circle. He added that while the mud pack has been used on the surface of ...
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Sweet Surrender: Naga Village lays down ?arms? for wildlife 18.10.2017 rssa.at
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