Jaipur Traffic Police has made arrangements for those who will be taking a tour of the city to witness the decoration and spirit of Diwali festival till Friday. Entrance into the Walled City is only allowed through Sanganeri Gate, Ajmeri Gate and Ghat Gate. No vehicles are permitted in Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, and Indira Bazaar. Also, ambulance and other service vehicles can only ply from Arogya Path till Tonk Road Control Centre. Similarly, Shanti Path for going to Raja Park can be accessed via Vijay Path through Panchwati Circle.
October 19, 2017 02:37 UTC
While some non-asthmatics crib over not being able to buy crackers this year, DNA looks at how different components in the crackers affect body organs and have long-term harmful effects on the body. "There are many heavy metals in the firecrackers and by the nature of being explosive, these elements not just cause pollution, but affect body organs too when inhaled. The study by four centres, which started with a survey in July 2017, will also focus on the emergency admissions due to air pollution during weather change and Diwali. The study will release the one year trend in July next year. "It is a regular phenomenon to see an increased number of patients with respiratory ailments especially elderly and children.
October 19, 2017 02:37 UTC
The Harvey Weinstein scandal rocked Hollywood and, by extension, the world, and continues to produce aftershocks with more damning revelations. These accusations are as old as civilisation, because patriarchal societies, across geographies, have always forced women into silence. Now #SoDoneChilling, with men coming out in support of women and acknowledging their crime, is trending alongside #MeToo. Though #MeToo has spread like wildfire, it is confined to a population which has access to technology. Imagine the plight of those helpless women who do not have the means to reach out and express their anguish.
October 19, 2017 02:26 UTC
Karan Singh Jagawat, retired Assistant Commissioner, Indian Railways, at the age of 70 does not want to retire from his adventure and energy. Titled as Mr Supersenior, Jagawat, completed 20,000 kilometres trek across the country on a bicycle, on Wednesday. He believes in the motto of ‘I am Possible’ and is on a mission to Save The Girl Child across India. “I want today’s generation to understand that age is just a number when the aim is higher than the sky. It is to be noted that the 70-year-old lives on only vegetable and fruit diet, and does not consume any form of wheat.
October 19, 2017 02:15 UTC
Each centre is expected to process around 40 to 50 tonnes of dry waste every day. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to develop dry waste collection and processing centre in South Mumbai. Each centre is expected to process around 40 to 50 tonnes of dry waste every day. Since the BMC has been promoting segregation of dry and wet waste and composting of wet waste at source, the present move will help citizens to manage their dry waste with ease. "Everyday, the processing centre will process around 40 to 50 MT dry waste," said the official.
October 19, 2017 02:15 UTC
Mob stripped and thrashed three soldiers in north Kashmir suspecting them to be braid choppers while in another similar incident in South Kashmir, five civilians were injured as security forces opened fire at mob. More than 105 braid chopping cases have been reported from Kashmir alone. Alarmed by the braid chopping cases, District Magistrate Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz has constituted a district-level committee to maintain strict vigil and counsel braid chopping victims. The incident occurred when a braid chopping incident occurred in the area. More than 105 braid chopping cases have been reported from Kashmir alone.
October 19, 2017 01:07 UTC
It’s time to put on your traditional best, go glam with your hair and make-up and party till the wee hours of the morning. Add some braids for that extra oomph or an accessory, which complements the make-up and the hairstyle. Anisha Fernandes Tavares, senior stylist and make-up artist from Nalini of Nalini & Yasmin Salon, says if going for a traditional look, accessorise with a traditional maang tikka. One can opt for caramel, brown- blondes or burgundy depending on ones skin tone and the desired look,” she says. For night, turn yourself into a glistening diva; go for bold lips and add some glitter on your eyes, too.
October 19, 2017 00:56 UTC
From making time for their family from their busy schedule to some naach-gaana and khaana-peena, there’s a lot on the cards. Nawazuddin SiddiquiI would like to celebrate this Diwali by lighting up my house in the memory and respect of the martyred soldiers of our country. Last year, I had to skip the family get-together, but this Diwali, I’ll be there. For me, it’s Durga Puja and I got to spend time in Kolkata with my family after almost a decade. Diwali meant family and friends, homemade mithai and hand-made diyas.
October 19, 2017 00:45 UTC
Shraddha Kapoor, who has been busy shooting for Saaho with Prabhas and prepping for the biopic on Saina Nehwal, recently took to her social media handle and uploaded a picture of her sprained foot. The actress, who had been away in Hyderabad for a long schedule of Saaho, overexerted herself, leading to the injury. This continuous cycle of shooting and exercise put a lot of stress on her, but ignoring the pain, she continued shooting for the film. Once she returned to Mumbai, she continued playing badminton, a sport the actress has become quite fond of, thanks to her prep for the Saina Nehwal biopic, and sprained her foot in the process. I’m hoping for it to subside soon.” Restless by nature, the actress hopes to recover soon so she can get back to her normal routine.
October 19, 2017 00:33 UTC
New Delhi: The Centre has advised states to set up a committee to ensure optimum use of state security forces instead of relying on central forces. The central advisory has coincided with a stand-off with the Bengal government on lowering the number of central forces in the Darjeeling hills. The Centre has also said the central forces cannot substitute state police and the paramilitary troops should be deployed only in emergencies. The recommendation of the committee must be specific and indicate the quantum of the central forces to be deployed and duration along with the justifications. "Requests for extension of deployment and increase in the quantum must also be examined by the committee on similar lines," it said.
New Delhi: One board, one exam, one curriculum is the new mantra of the Central Board of Secondary Education. CBSE students who have been following the board's international syllabus will have to answer questions prepared from the national curriculum from next year. "From 2018, there will be no separate question papers for students of CBSE International (CBSEI) schools," a senior board official said. The NDA government has also made the Class X board exam compulsory from 2018. A school principal in Delhi said the decision to scrap the international curriculum would help foreign boards expand their footprint in India.
New Delhi, Oct. 18: Ten of the world's rivers, including the Ganga and Brahmaputra, together account for about 90 per cent of plastic waste deposited by rivers into the sea, a study has suggested, highlighting mismanaged plastic waste along the rivers' catchment zones. Their analysis has indicated that the catchment of the Yangtze in China that flows into the Yellow Sea generates the highest amount of mismanaged plastic waste at 16 million tonnes. "The Ganga-Brahmaputra network is a significant contributor to plastic waste because the rivers' catchment areas are vast and densely populated," Schmidt said. Two years ago, scientists from the US and Australia had estimated that between 4.8 million tonnes and 12 million tonnes of plastic waste had entered the world's oceans in 2010. "We believe rivers carry up to 30 per cent of land-based plastic waste that ends up in seas," Schmidt said.
Lord Ram, played by an actor, landed in Ayodhya on Wednesday in a modern version of the Pushpak Viman, Ravan’s flying machine from the Ramayan days, to commemorate a homecoming that is believed to have heralded Diwali. The touchdown was greeted by Vasistha, whose tilak-applying role was enacted by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath who declared he wanted to bring “Ram Rajya” back to Ayodhya. (PTI picture)
This will reignite the controversy over whether it was wise of the organisers of the prize to change the eligibility rules at the end of 2013. Barnes, who won the Booker in 2011, said of the "daft" rule change: "The Americans have got enough prizes of their own. The idea of (the Booker) being Britain, Ireland, the old Commonwealth countries and new voices in English from around the world gave it a particular character and meant it could bring on writers. "Internationalising the Booker Prize, and to the advantage of American authors, will be the death of this caper," remarked another. Well this tonight is culture, it is international culture, it is compassionate culture, it is activist culture.
We will send a central probe team," Paswan said, adding the state had been asked to submit a report. But, food activists backed the family's claim of starvation, slamming the overzealous state government that in effect denied foodgrain to the poorest of the poor to weed out fake beneficiaries. In response, state food and civil supplies department decided to check the status of 11.5 lakh ration cards nullified this April 5 for not being Aadhaar linked. "But, no one should be denied food," he added. The DC also called for the suspension of the village ANM for not reporting the girl's illness on time.