Impacting Lives of Beginners: Mrs. Neena Bhatia, Principal ABC Public School

Impacting Lives of Beginners: Mrs. Neena Bhatia, Principal ABC Public School

  Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My father was my inspiration in Childhood. He always preached us that luck sure comes at the door and knocks too but your efforts More »

Top of the Town: Ravindra Bhadana, MLA  Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India

Top of the Town: Ravindra Bhadana, MLA Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India

1. आपका बचपन में प्रेरणा स्त्रोत कौन था? मेरे पूज्य बाबाजी स्वर्गीय श्री रामसिंह जी । जो एक कृषक थे, एक सामाजिक व्यक्ति थे। उन्होंने जिंदगी में मुझे जीना सीखाया। प्ररेणा भी More »

Top of the Town: Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd.

Top of the Town: Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd. with 300+ Centers all across India Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My mother and father were my source More »

Top of the town: Dr. Mohini Lamba, Director in American Kids Play School, Early Childhood Curriculum Developer, Montessori Teachers Trainer

Top of the town: Dr. Mohini Lamba, Director in American Kids Play School, Early Childhood Curriculum Developer, Montessori Teachers Trainer

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My inspiration was my family. I was surrounded by educators in my family. Ma Nanaji, Mamaji, my mother everybody was into academics. My Mamaji was More »

Top of the Town: Mrs. Monika Kohli, 52 years young model and actor, into print ads, T.V. commercials and movies

Top of the Town: Mrs. Monika Kohli, 52 years young model and actor, into print ads, T.V. commercials and movies

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? I always believed that inspiration is from inside and not from outside. Only you can inspire yourself. Outward inspirations are momentary and do not stay More »

Top of the town: Respected Rajendra Aggarwal, MP

Top of the town: Respected Rajendra Aggarwal, MP

  Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My dad and my uncle were my inspiration in my childhood. Both of them were associated with RSS. They inspired me to join RSS More »

Top of the town: Dr. Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker

Top of the town: Dr. Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker

Dr.Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My mother was my inspiration in my childhood and she is still my inspiration. My brother had also More »

Top of the town: Mr. Rakesh Kohli, Chairman, Stag International known for sporting goods in different countries of the world.

Top of the town: Mr. Rakesh Kohli, Chairman, Stag International known for sporting goods in different countries of the world.

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? My grandfather was my biggest inspiration. I had learnt the minutest details of life from him. I learnt a lot from him about business. Like More »

Top of the town: Mr. Prem Mehta, Principal City Vocational Public School

Top of the town: Mr. Prem Mehta, Principal City Vocational Public School

Who was your inspiration in Childhood ? I think in my childhood it was the national leaders like Gandhi ji and Nehru ji who inspired me the most because our exposure at More »

Top of the town: Dr. Mamta Varshney, Lecturer and Poetess

Top of the town: Dr. Mamta Varshney, Lecturer and Poetess

Who was your inspiration in Childhood? Radio was my source of inspiration as I used to listen to loads of music and radio and tape recorder were the only source to listen More »

 

PM hosts women’s team, says ‘you made the nation proud’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted the women’s cricket team and told the players that they made the nation proud like several other “daughters” of the country.

Shiva Thapa in final, five others in semis

Asian silver-medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg) and Gaurav Bidhuri entered the finals while five other Indians made the semifinals at the Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in Czech Republic.

Pak minister vows to quit in fresh blow to Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday he would quit his post once the Supreme Court has ruled on corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whatever the verdict.

The announcement by one of Sharif’s longstanding political allies marks a fresh blow for the premier as he awaits a ruling, expected on Friday, that could disqualify him from office.

Khan said he had clashed with members of Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over how to tackle the Panama Papers leak, which led to an investigation into how Sharif obtained his wealth.

Sharif this month dismissed as slander a report from the corruption investigation that raised questions about his wealth.

“The day Supreme Court decides – whether it is in favour of Nawaz Sharif or against him – I have decided I will quit my ministry and I will also quit the National Assembly,” Khan said.

Khan said his heart was no longer in politics and he wanted to end his 33-year association with PML-N.

“I’m done with politics,” Khan told a news conference.

Khan’s importance to PML-N over the years has been enhanced by his close ties with Pakistan’s powerful military. Khan’s elder brother once served as chief of the army general staff and his brother-in-law was also a powerful general.

Analysts say Khan has often acted as a bridge between the military and Sharif, who has had tumultuous relations with the army during his three stints in power.

SUPREME COURT VERDICT

Khan praised Sharif’s decency during his news conference, but he lashed out against sycophants close to the premier and spoke of a conspiracy to exclude him from meetings.

“I had the courage to tell the truth in front of Nawaz Sharif no matter how bitter that truth was,” Nisar said.

Political analyst Rasul Baksh Rais said the Supreme Court’s decision would make or break the PML-N’s fortunes in elections due next year, but added that Khan’s departure would have little impact.

“If the ruling goes against Mr. Nawaz Sharif, then the Muslim League-N is not going to maintain its coherence, its public appeal. It will lose and the winner will be … (opposition leader) Imran Khan” said Rais, who teaches politics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Any ruling short of disqualification would mean “politics as usual”, he added.

Post World Cup hype, BCCI yet to decide on women team’s next fixture

The Indian women’s team may be in the midst of a felicitation spree but country’s newest cricket stars still don’t know about their next international assignment.

Muslims enter Jerusalem holy site for first time in two weeks

JERUSALEM: Palestinians ended a boycott and entered a sensitive Jerusalem holy site for the first time in two weeks on Thursday after Israel removed controversial security measures there, potentially ending a crisis that sparked deadly unrest.

AFP journalists saw thousands of worshippers streaming into the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, for afternoon prayers. The site includes the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

A last-minute confrontation threatened to derail the planned end of the boycott as Israeli police were keeping one of the gates leading to the holy site closed.

The gate is where two Israeli policemen were killed on July 14, prompting the new security measures.

Police later opened the gate and Palestinians stuck to their plan to end the boycott.

A tense standoff had been underway between Israel and Muslim worshippers at the holy site despite the removal of metal detectors on Tuesday.

Newly installed railings and scaffolding where cameras were previously mounted were also cleared early Thursday, after which police said all new security measures had now been removed.

Muslims had refused to enter the compound and prayed in the streets outside after Israel installed the new security measures.

Palestinians viewed the move as Israel asserting further control.

In response to the removal of the security measures, Muslim authorities called on worshippers to return.

Israeli authorities said the metal detectors were needed because the July 14 attackers smuggled guns into the compound and emerged from it to attack the officers.

Deadly unrest erupted in the days after the new measures were introduced, with clashes breaking out around the compound and in the occupied West Bank, leaving five Palestinians dead.

A Palestinian also broke into a home in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank last week and stabbed four Israelis, killing three of them.

Pujara counts benefits of County after 12th Test ton

County cricket teaches you a lot and helps you grow as a cricketer, says Cheteshwar Pujara as the Indian batsman emphasised the benefits of playing in England’s domestic competition after scoring his 12th Test century.

Pradeep over the moon after taking Kohli’s wicket

Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Pradeep has expressed delight at taking the prized scalp of Indian captain Virat Kohli after bagging his maiden five wicket haul in Tests on day two of the series-opener.

Sports minister Vijay Goel felicitates Indian women's cricket team

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel felicitated the Indian women’s cricket team in New Delhi on Thursday. The felicitation ceremony was held over India’s overwhelming performance in the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017. While addressing the gathering, Goel said the Mithali Raj-led side might have lost the finals against hosts England at Lord’s by nine runs, but they have won the hearts of the entire country. In the nail biting finals, Mithali Raj-led Indian women team lost to England over a mere 9 runs.

ITC Q1 net profit up 7.37% to Rs 2,560.50 crore

NEW DELHI: Diversified conglomerate ITC on Thursday reported an increase of 7.37 per cent in standalone net profit to Rs 2,560.50 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2017.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 2,384.67 crore for the April-June quarter a year ago, ITC said in a BSE filing.

ITC’s net sales during the period under review was up 4.29 per cent to Rs 13,722.21 crore, as against Rs 13,156.68 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal.

Its total expenses were up 3.34 per cent to Rs 10,332.61 crore, as against Rs 9,998.18 crore of Q1 FY 2016-17.

Shares of ITC today settled at Rs 288.65 on BSE, down 1.62 per cent from previous close.

Nirupama wins three bronze medals in Asian Youth Weightlifting

Seram Nirupama Devi won three bronze medals in the 19th Asian Youth (Boys & Girls) Weightlifting Championships in Kathmandu on Thursday.