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 »

 

1st Test: West Indies dismiss Bangladesh for record low of 43

Kemar Roach took five wickets as West Indies demolished Bangladesh for 43, their lowest Test total, on the opening morning of the first Test in Antigua on Wednesday.

Trump hails 'American heroes' who helped US win independence

STERLING: President Donald Trump wished America a happy Fourth of July holiday Wednesday and reserved special praise for the “American heroes” whose sacrifice he said helped the nation win her independence 242 years ago.

Trump tweeted a short video that included well wishes from him and first lady Melania Trump. The Trumps were hosting a White House picnic for military families later Wednesday, followed by a concert and viewing of the fireworks on the National Mall.

“Our freedom has been earned through the blood and sweat and sacrifice of American heroes,” Trump said.

Trump left the White House on Wednesday morning clad in a white short-sleeved shirt, dark slacks and a cap and was driven west across the Potomac River in the direction of the private golf club he owns in Northern Virginia.

The White House did not immediately confirm that Trump is at the club. Reporters were not allowed to accompany him to his destination, as is the case with virtually all presidential travel.

Trump got into the Independence Day spirit a day earlier by celebrating active-duty service members during a military tribute Tuesday night in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. At the “Salute to Service” charity dinner, Trump praised “Americans of every generation” who have served in the armed forces.

Shot putter Inderjeet Singh gets 4-year ban for dope violation

The anti-doping disciplinary panel of NADA on Wednesday handed a four-year suspension to shot putter Inderjeet Singh for failing a dope test prior to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Rohingya continue to flee violence, persecution in Myanmar: UN rights chief

GENEVA: Muslim Rohingya continue to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state, many testifying about violence, persecution, killings and burning of their homes, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday.

So far this year, 11,432 have arrived in Bangladesh, where more than 700,000 have fled since an August 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said.

“No amount of rhetoric can whitewash these facts. People are still fleeing persecution in Rakhine – and are even willing to risk dying at sea to escape,” Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Many Rohingya refugees also report being pressured by Myanmar authorities to accept a national verification card that says they need to apply for citizenship, he said.

The citizenship issue is at the core of discussions on their status, Zeid said, adding that the cards “mark the Rohingya as non-citizens, in keeping with the government’s characterisation of them as foreigners in their own homeland”.

Authorities in mainly Buddhist Myanmar deny carrying out large scale human rights abuses. Authorities say a crackdown in Rakhine is a necessary response to violence by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) terrorist group, which attacked Myanmar security posts.

Kyaw Moe Tun, director-general of Myanmar’s foreign ministry, said a top priority for his government was to find a “sustainable solution” in Rakhine. It had agreed with Bangladesh in January 2018 that repatriation of refugees would be completed within two years, he said, without using the word Rohingya.

He said that Zeid’s report contained information that was “distorted or exaggerated”.

“The root cause of the tragedy was terrorism and terrorism cannot be condoned under any circumstance,” Kyaw said.

Sushil Kumar loses first bout in four years

Celebrated Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar lost his first bout in more than four years while competing at Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia even as his compatriots Bajrang Punia and Deepak Punia progressed to the quarterfinals.

This century means the world to me: KL Rahul

The drought of international hundreds was playing big time in his mind and that’s why the century in the opening T20 International against England “means the world” to the talented Indian batsman KL Rahul.

Federer delivers shot-making masterclass to reach third round

Two days after creating a stir at Wimbledon with his new mega-bucks clothing deal, Roger Federer was back making a style statement with his dazzling tennis as he gave Lukas Lacko a 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 dressing down to reach the third round on Wednesday.

Cambodia restores railway link to Thailand after 45 years

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia today reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with neighbouring Thailand, the first time the line has been operational in 45 years.

The Asian Development Bank provided $13 million in 2009 to rebuild the missing link which aims to slash travel time between the two countries and boost trade.

Cambodian transport minister Sun Chanthol said a train ran Wednesday morning from the northwestern province of Pursat to Phnom Penh, the last remaining section of the track between the two countries to be finished.

“This is a historic day for our nation,” Sun Chanthol said.

Cambodia and Thailand still have to hash out an agreement on trains crossing the border but Sun Chanthol said the two countries hoped to strike a deal soon.

Much of Cambodia’s railways — built by the French during their colonial occupation — were damaged by years of bitter conflict that engulfed the country during the Cold War era.

A 48-kilometre portion of the railway near the border town of Poipet was destroyed by war in 1973.

The rest of link to Phnom Penh had been suspended for more than a decade due to the poor condition of the track.

The Southeast Asian country has more than 600 kilometres (375 miles) of traintrack extending from its northern border with Thailand down to the southern coast.

Saudi woman's car set ablaze after driving ban lifted

RIYADH: Saudi police are hunting for arsonists who torched a woman’s car, only a week after the kingdom lifted a decades-long ban on female motorists.

Salma al-Sherif, a 31-year-old cashier based near the holy city of Mecca, told local media that her car had been deliberately set alight this week by men “opposed to women drivers”.

“The incident is being investigated by security officials,” Mecca police said in a statement released late yesterday by local authorities. “We are searching for the culprits.” On June 24, women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades as the ultra-conservative kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female drivers. For decades, arch-conservatives justified the ban saying that allowing female motorists would promote gender mixing and promiscuity.

Sherif said she faced abuse from men in her neighbourhood soon after she began driving in a bid to ease her financial pressures.

“Half of my salary of 4,000 riyals ($1,067) was spent on a driver to take me to my workplace and drive my elderly parents,” Sherif told the pro-government daily Okaz. “But from the first day of driving I was subjected to insults from men.”

Sherif received an outpouring of support from Saudis on social media, with many posting pictures of her burning vehicle and denouncing the attack as a “terrorist act”.

Local reports did not say whether her car was insured. Authorities have sought to show the driving reform had religious approval, with the kingdom’s top clerical council emphasising the lifting of the ban was in line with Islamic values.

But many are still wary of a backlash from hardliners, amid a torrent of sexist comments against women drivers on social media. Many women say they are staying off the streets, testing reactions in a society torn between conservatism and a modernisation drive launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Some 120,000 women have applied for driving licences, according to an interior ministry spokesman, but it remains unclear how many have been issued. For now, the women taking to the roads appear mainly to be those who have swapped foreign licences for Saudi ones.

Rana, Bamhane earn quota spots for Youth Olympics

Javelin thrower Kunwer Ajairaj Singh Rana and middle distance runner Tai Bamhane secured quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Buenos Aires in October.