TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 14

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 14

Richard Leeming from London, UK [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Dec 14   Reuters 1911 – Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer, and four companions became the first men to reach the South Pole.   1918 – Women in Britain voted for the first […]

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 13

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 13

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein listens to prosecutors’ statements during his trial in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone October 30, 2006. (Reuters File Photo) Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Dec 13   1937 – Japanese forces captured the Chinese city of Nanking (Nanjing).   1941 – British forces retreated […]

Universities should consult industry on designing courses to make students employable

Amit Kapoor IANS   Even though the idea of globalisation has come under fire in the last few years, with increasing levels of discontentment over inequity in the distribution of gains, the benefits that the world economies have derived from it are often overlooked.   One unmistakable benefit has been the transfer of productivity-enhancing technology […]

My life is disabled by my environment

My life is disabled by my environment

I am disabled by the inaccessible environment: an encounter with the flight of stairs that is the only entrance into the office building of the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Why accessibility matters   Diethono Nakhro So, when was the last time you had to turn back without getting your work done because you […]

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 12

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 12

Odai Hussein uses crutches as he leaves Ibn Sina Hospital in Baghdad, June 9, 1997. The attack left Odai with a bullet in his spine that forced him to walk with a cane. (AP Photo) Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Dec 12   1913 – Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting […]

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 10

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Dec 10   1902 – The original Aswan Dam, built by the British to control the Nile flood, was completed in Egypt.   1936 – Britain’s King Edward VIII officially abdicated in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. His brother succeeded him as […]

Ending Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

As widespread as sexual harassment is in corporate Cameroon, denouncing it is a herculean task for many women who are faced with the options of either enduring the harassment and keeping their jobs, or speaking out and going hungry   Comfort Mussa Inter Press Service   Ten years ago when I set out on a […]

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 06

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 06

Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila prepares to receive Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso and Angola’s new President Joao Lourenco at the State House in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Dec 6 1917 – The steamship […]

Demystifying that dreaded six-letter word

Book: Cancer, Your Body and Your Diet: A Vital Journey; Author: Dr Arati Bhatia; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Price: Rs 350; Pages: 224   Tarun Basu IANS   Arun Chacko, a veteran journalist who had travelled the world for his stories, died on June 15, 2015, of cancer, a word that one utters with trepidation and […]

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 03

TODAY in HISTORY: DECEMBER 03

A Somali journalist wounded in an explosion at Hotel Shamo is assisted by nurses outside Madina hospital in Mogadishu December 3, 2009. An explosion tore through a graduation ceremony at the hotel on Thursday and killed at least 14 people including three government ministers, witnesses and senior government sources said. REUTERS   Following are some […]

TODAY in HISTORY: NOVEMBER 28

TODAY in HISTORY: NOVEMBER 28

Danish architect Jorn Utzon displays a diagram of a detail of Sydney Opera House in this 1967 file photo. Utzon, designer of the Sydney Opera House, died of a heart attack on November 29, 2008, at the age of 90, the Danish minister of culture said. (REUTERS Photo) Following are some of the major events […]

Gender Inequality is Stunting Economic Progress

Siddharth Chatterjee Inter Press Service   ‘Do not let us off the hook; keep our feet to the fire’. These were the words of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres when he promised to personally lead the global body towards greater gender equality.   As the world observes the start of 16 Days of Activism […]

1 2 3 162