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Earlier this week a woman police constable from Hyderabad turned out to be a saviour for a two-month-old abandoned baby. The baby girl was found outside a hospital and was later taken to a police station. It is when, Priyanka, a woman constable who is currently on maternity leaves...
In a beautiful display of religious bonhomie, a Sikh boy converted his turban into an instant band-aid to help a seriously bleeding lady who had met an accident. The quick intervention prevented in her blood loss and she survived. The boy named Manjeet Singh, 20 is from Dewar, Tral. He...
Arunima Sinha, the Indian mountaineer who became the world’s first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013, has now become the first woman amputee to climb Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica). Congratulating Arunima, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday tweeted: “Excellent! Congratulations to Arunima Sinha for scaling new heights of success. She is...
Your humanity can persuade you to overcome extremely unfavourable conditions, an example of which came about recently when three young men from southern Kashmir traveled 120 kilometers to donate blood and save a life. On the freezing evening of December 30, Mushtaq Ahmed of Avengound village in Pulwama district received...
Meet this young Kashmiri girl, who seems nothing like you’d expect Over the years, the mountainous region along the line of control (L-o-C) in Jammu and Kashmir has become her second home. She has seen first-hand how regional events between the two nations have hurt locals’ lives, property and much...
In Meghalaya’s remote Garo Hills district, education was no more than a distant reality. Schools had no paint on them and the classrooms were dilapidated. There were hardly any students and teachers were barely seen taking classes. All of this painted a dull, uninteresting picture. But for Swapnil Tembe, an...
How many times the thought of making an adventure trip incepted in your mind but you could not lead with it due to some restraints? Don’t worry you are not alone, most of us plan trips to cancel it. However, the same cannot be said for P Chitran Namboodiripad,...
Khaki Mohalla in south Kashmir’s Anantnag is a historical site that houses a mosque and a temple in the same space. In the times of rising fringe and “Mandir wahi banega” rant, the place has become the iconic symbol of syncretic culture and offers lessons on communal harmony. As a...
Waste management is a serious concern globally, and Ladakh is no exception. The region is getting crushed under the weight of non-biodegradable waste, particularly in the rural areas where there are no proper mechanisms to dispose of garbage. Responding to this grave civic concern, the Leh district administration under Deputy...
We celebrate soldiers and the sacrifices they make for our country. And while their martyrdom is mourned by the nation, we often discount the sacrifice a mother has made to the country and their story fades away. One such story is of Capt. Haneef Uddin (VrC)’s mother, Hema Aziz. Beautifully...