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Guwahati: Expressing shock and dismay over the Dudhnoi incident, where two teenage girls were gang-raped and a youth was killed by a group of hooligans, a nationalist forum in northeast India demands a stringent punishment to those criminals. Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) also urges Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who also holds the State home portfolio, to take personal interest in delivering justice to the victim families as early as possible. The forum also appreciates conscious organisations namely All Bodo Students’ Union, All Rabha Students’ Union, Sutradhar Students’ Union, Barman Kachari Students’ Union, Prabajan Virodhi Manch, etc for…

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Solan: As the general election fever grips the country, a workshop was conducted today at The Lawrence School, Sanawar, aiming to bolster voter turnout and promote informed voting in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024 in Himachal. This voter awareness workshop was a part of the integral focus of Mission 414, as mandated by the Election Commission of India. The Election Commission of India’s Mission 414 initiative strives to address the challenges observed in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by enhancing voter participation and ensuring a free, fair, and transparent electoral process. Today’s workshop at Lawrence School, Sanawar, marks a…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, expresses serious concern over the killing of another journalist in Pakistan within a fortnight and demands a fair probe into the incident, where Mehar Ashfaq Siyal was shot dead in Muzaffargarh locality of Punjab province by the miscreants. Mehar, who was associated with an Urdu newspaper (Daily Khabrain), faced the bullets of unidentified assailants on 15 May 2024. He was shifted to a nearby hospital, but succumbed to injuries. Mehar is the second Pakistani journalist to be killed this month and fourth since 1 January in the south Asian…

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Solan: A five-member delegation from Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, is participating in international meetings in France and Croatia as part of the ACROPICS consortium for research on agroecology. ACROPICS is a European Union-funded research project coordinated by France’s National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE). The project aims to foster co-innovation in agroecological crop protection. The consortium consists of 15 members from 13 countries, including 12 academic organizations and three companies. As a pioneering institution in agroecological practices such as natural farming, Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry is the…

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Guwahati: The accused mastermind in a sensational murder case of a television journalist from Jaunpur locality of Uttar Pradesh (UP) escapes the police custody while he was taken to the north Indian State by train. Jamiruddin Qureshi (50), who was arrested from Bhiwandi area of Mumbai in connection with the killing of Ashutosh Srivastava in Maharashtra, jumped off the train as it arrived in Khandwa station (Madhya Pradesh) in the early morning hours on Thursday. Two police personnel escorted the accused after getting the transit remand on 15 May to bring back Jamiruddin to Jaunpur for trials. Earlier, chasing the…

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Shimla: SJVN commenced its 37th Raising Day celebrations by organizing a Swachhta theme based ‘Mini Marathon’ at Shimla to promote a message of cleanliness awareness among the local communities. Sushil Kumar Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN flagged off the Mini Marathon in presence of V. Shankaranarayanan, ED (Corporate Planning), Salil Shamshery, ED (IT&SE), Chandra Shekhar Yadav, ED (HR) and senior officials of the company. A delegation from the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India also participated to review the Swachhta activities. Addressing the present gathering, Sushil Kumar Sharma congratulated all for being part of the company which has established itself…

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Solan: A National Seminar on the topic “Exploring the History of Traditional Medicine in the Himalayas.” at Shoolini University showcased the crucial importance of medicinal plants and traditional knowledge, particularly within the Himalayan region.  With a focus on conservation and the intersection of technology and traditional practices, the event which concluded yesterday drew significant attention from academia and industry alike. Dr. Amit Chawla, Principal Scientist at CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, delivered a presentation on the conservation of threatened medicinal plants. He emphasised on the vital role in the ecosystem and the urgent need to protect these species from…

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Solan: The three-day National Workshop on ‘Bridging Preclinical and Clinical Research in Drug Discovery, organised by the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Shoolini University in collaboration with Fortis Hospital, concluded successfully, garnering widespread acclaim for its insightful sessions and impactful discussions. Dr. Ravinder Kaundal from NIPER, Raebareli, delivered a lecture titled “Bridging Clinical Translational Gaps: Innovations in Animal Research.” Dr. Kaundal’s discourse delved into the challenges of translating promising results from animal studies to clinical trials, shedding light on the reproducibility crisis in animal research and the significant contributions of lifesaver mice in Nobel prize-winning studies. Following this, Dr. Rohit…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global safety and media rights body, strongly condemns the murder of Ashutosh Srivastava, an Indian journalist based in Uttar Pradesh, on 13 May 2024 and demands a fair probe to identify and punish the perpetrators under the law of the land. Ashutosh (45), who hails from Jaunpur locality, was associated with nationalist news channel Sudarshan News and he was targeted by miscreants on the outskirts of the city. He was sent to a nearby hospital but the attending doctors declared him dead. Soon after he received threats for a series of reports on illegal…

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Solan: The internationally renowned classical dancer, Padma Shri Guru Geeta Mahalik enthralled the community of learners at The Lawrence School, Sanawar, under the aegis of SPICMACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) concert series. The event aimed to enrich the cultural landscape of the school and provide students with an opportunity to experience the beauty of Indian classical dance. Padma Shri Guru Geeta Mahalik, a distinguished exponent of Odissi dance, mesmerized the audience with her spellbinding performance, characterized by exquisite movements, intricate choreography, and emotive storytelling. Accompanied by Mikhil Kumar behra on flute, Prashat…

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Solan: Shoolini University, Solan, has registered exceptional performance in the SCIMAGO Institutions Rankings 2024, with an impressive performance reflecting unwavering commitment to academic excellence. The University has clinched the top spots in Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy, reaffirming its stronghold in these fields nationally. This outstanding achievement reflects the tireless dedication of the faculty and students towards pushing the boundaries of knowledge and innovation. The latest rankings showcase a remarkable advancement in the university’s global standing, with an impressive overall rank of 1492, marking a significant rise from its position at 1561 in 2023. In the Asian region, Shoolini has surged…

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Solan: In collaboration with the Indian Council of Historical Research, the Chitrakoot School of Liberal Arts and School of Biotechnology at Shoolini University organised a National Seminar on the topic “Exploring the History of Traditional Medicine in the Himalayas.” The aim of the National Seminar was to serve as a platform for scholarly exchange, reaffirming the rich legacy of traditional medicines in the Himalayas and their enduring relevance in contemporary healthcare practices. The seminar commenced with a welcome note delivered by Dr. Nikita Thakur, Assistant Professor at the School of Biotechnology, followed by a soulful rendition of Saraswati Vandana. Prof.…

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Solan: The Indian Association of Muscular Dystrophy (IAMD), in collaboration with Shoolini University, is organising the Muscular Dystrophy Conclave 2024 from May 11. The two days conclave will be organised at the Integrated Muscular Dystrophy Rehabilitation Centre, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. Distinguished panelists, including leaders in medicine, science, and genetics such as Dr. Sameer Bhatia, Dr. Alok Bhattacharya, and Dr. Shefali Gulati, will lead the conclave. Distinguished panelists, including leaders in medicine, science, and genetics such as Dr. Alok Bhattacharya, Dr. Satish Khadilkar ,Dr. Rakesh Mishra ,Dr. Yogesh Parikh, Dr.Giriraj Chandak,Dr. Shefali Gulati, Dr. Venkatraman Vishwanathan, Dr.Arka Shubhra Ghosh and Dr.…

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Solan: Sargam Kalamanch, an organization in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, is undertaking a unique initiative to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the district. At Kothi Devra Senior Secondary School, near Solan, they organized a training workshop where children from nursery to 12th grade were seen dancing together. The organization aims to revive the fading traditional folk culture of Solan.  Under the guidance of Jiya Lal Thakur, a renowned folk artist from Solan and president of Sargam Kalamanch, children are being introduced to various aspects of their cultural heritage through week-long workshops. Thakur emphasized the importance of passing on this knowledge…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, expresses serious concern over the killing of a senior journalist in Balochistan on the world press freedom day and demands a thorough investigation over the incident that led to the death of Maulana Mohammad Siddique Mengal. According to local media outlets, journalist Mengal was killed in a bomb explosion that took place in Chamrok area of Balochistan in western Pakistan on 3rd May. Two others were killed and many injured during the Friday’s blasts. The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals for necessary medical treatment. No group claimed…

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