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    From Monk to Statesman: Here Is a Remarkable Indian You May Not Have Heard Of!

    Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, the 19th incarnation of Arhat Bakula, considered one of the 16 direct disciples of Lord Buddha, was a prominent Buddhist monk, statesman and international diplomat. The former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called him "the architect of Modern Ladakh," and this year Ladakh is celebrating his birth centenary. Born into a royal Ladakhi...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Delhi Wrestler Won Gold at Wrestling Nationals While Her Father Sold Langots Outside

    As Divya Kakran would fight boys at small village dangals (wrestling matches) all over North India, her father Suraj would sell langots (a type of underwear used by wrestlers) outside. Both would walk home with the money they earned, with Divya earning more than her father on most days. Soon Divya became a known wrestler in India, and her father continued with...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Mysuru Backs Eco-Friendly Rides, Rolls out 20 Electric Rental Cars

    Having already set an example with its 'Trin Trin' public bicycle sharing (PBS) initiative, Mysuru is now all set to roll out electric cars for residents and tourists to promote shared mobility alternatives that are environment-friendly and sustainable, as a bid to reduce its carbon footprint. 20 E2Oplus electric smart cars were launched by Mysuru Deputy Commissioner D...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    GST Is Down but Prices Unchanged? Govt to Step in After Outrage

    When the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council announced a sharp reduction in the tax rate for restaurants to 5% on November 10, consumers expected a commensurate fall in their bills. Previously, both consumers and restaurant owners complained of the earlier steep tax rates of 18% for establishments with air-conditioning, and 12% for those without. This has not happened, and in...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Remembering V Shantaram: The Veteran Filmmaker Who Shaped the History of Indian Cinema!

    Today, marks the 116th birthday of one of the pioneering figures in Indian cinema. To pay tribute to this veteran Indian filmmaker's life, Google celebrated V Shantaram's life & legacy in the classic Google way - with a doodle. Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, fondly referred to as V. Shantaram, Shantaram Bapu or Annasaheb, in addition to being a...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    30,000 Lives Impacted by This Kolkata Bank Run by and for Sex Workers

    Sonagachi in Kolkata is known to be Asia's largest red light area - it is often said that the area is a world in itself. More than 11,000 sex workers inhabit it. For the longest time, these sex-workers had no access to banks and the services provided there. In some cases where they managed to gain access, they were shunned away because of the work they did. For sex...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    How a Group of Assamese Women Convinced 371 Homes to Build Their Own Toilets

    When Swachh Bharat Campaign was launched in 2014, one of its key objectives was to make the country open defecation free (ODF). Even now, there are many places across India where people continue to defecate in the open-for the lack of toilets and financial support to even construct one. In remote villages of Barpeta district, this had been the case too. "When...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Historic Trip: Railways' Bandhan Express Resumes Service to Bangladesh With 53 Passengers

    The last train to connect Kolkata and Khulna, The Barisal Express, ended its run in 1965. On the 16th of November 2017, as planned, the Bandhan Express began its first commercial run between Kolkata and Khulna, from Kolkata Railway Station, formerly known as Chitpur Station-the newest of the four intracity railway stations. The Bandhan Express, together...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Safe and Clean Community Toilets: Mumbai Women Demand Their 'Right to Pee'

    An NGO's campaign in Mumbai is challenging President Ramnath Kovind's claim about urban Maharashtra being open defecation free, which he had announced a month ago. As a comeback, the Committee of Resource Organisations (CORO) started their 'Right to Pee' campaign on Friday to raise the issue of unclean and unsafe community toilets for women in Mumbai,...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Netizens Raised Rs 25 Lakh in One Day to Save a Cancer Patient!

    The power of good samaritans in the virtual world has reinstated our faith in humanity yet again! 25-year-old Rushi's story bears witness to this. The Gujarat resident opened his heart to the world by chronicling the trials of his life, after being diagnosed with cancer on Humans of Bombay. When he stated how his treatment was nowhere close to complete despite having spent...

    • 20 hrs ago

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