NOTEWORTHY: Journey of a nation weaved through melodious narrative

Siddhi Jain IANS   Book Review: Note by Note: The India Story 1947-2017; Authors: Ankur Bhardwaj, Seema Chishti and Sushant Singh; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 327; Price: Rs 499   The book has many popular Hindi film songs populating its pages, interwoven with the story of Independent India. Whether it’s an upbeat “Gore gore, o banke […]

RELATIONSHIP: A Ship in Sinking

Fr. Joe Mariadhas St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   We live in a time when the world is fast moving with achievements and awards; recognition for the tasks and appreciation for the services rendered. The power, glamour and glory of information technology and the human gratifications beyond imaginations and limits make me think what is happening […]

Science and Technology: Nagaland

  Sanjib Katuwal (H.O.D) Department of Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   Science is the investigation of natural phenomena through observation, experimentation, and theoretical explanation. Science makes use of the scientific method which includes the careful observation of natural phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis, and the drawing of a conclusion that confirms or modifies […]

Indian miners drowning for sand despite government crackdown

Indian miners drowning for sand despite government crackdown

Sand miners pose for a picture in Dadade Katkari Pada village in Vasai City in Thane District of Maharashtra State, India, June 29. (Reuters Photo)   Roli Srivastava Thomson Reuters Foundation   Raghunath Bartade watched helplessly as his brother was dragged off the sand-mining boat, his leg tangled in the anchor rope and his arms […]

Palestinian Children, the True Victims of the Conflict

Carmen ArroyoInter Press Service   Over 500 to 700 West Bank children were arrested and prosecuted each year by Israeli military forces. And Palestinian child rights organisation, Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP), says that between 2012 and 2017 the organisation represented more than 700 children, some 72 percent of whom endured violence after their […]

Diseases of Ornamental plants and their Management

 Tushnima Chaudhuri1 and Tasvina R. Borah2 PhD Scholar, BCKV 2. Scientist, ICAR NEH Complex   Ornamentals are economically important commercial plants used for various purposes. The cultivation of ornamental plants has become an important segment of agri-horticultural economic enterprises and a lucrative sector of employment generation due to demand in International and Domestic markets. They […]

Necessities of Plant Biodiversity Conservation and Utilization

Patu Khate Zeliang Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jalukie, Peren   Introduction: Plants are the primary source of energy in the biosphere and it is the basis of all life. Plants are one of the most important sources of food, fuel and medicines.  Application of plants to health care perhaps dates back to prehistoric period. There are […]

Weather based integrated agro advisory for the month of August

  Crop Advisories Timely weeding and hoeing in the standing crops and vegetables should be done to protect them from weeds keeping in mind their rapid growth in the rainy season. Proper drainage should be done in all pulses, vegetables and other crops Bees are important source for pollination in vegetable crops therefore, bee keeping should […]

Children & women with disabilities, more likely to face discrimination

Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Inter Press Service Children with disabilities are up to four times more likely to experience violence, with girls being the most at risk, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.   “Children with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups in society. If society continues to see the disability before […]

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