India Celebrates 70th Republic Day, PM Modi And South African President Witness Flypast

NEW DELHI: Today, India celebrated its 70th Republic Day.The Republic Day parade ceremony commenced with PM Modi leading the nation in paying homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate. For the first time in the history of the paramilitary, an all-women contingent from the Assam Rifles participated in the parade. Major Khushboo Kanwar, a 30-year-old mother, lead the contingent of the Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force in the country. The parade started from Vijay Chowk and proceeded towards the Red Fort grounds through the…

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When You Want To Vote But Cannot

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN Group KOLKATA: Voting may be defined as a formal expression of preference for a candidate for office or for a proposed resolution of an issue. In 1948, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly recognized the integral role that transparent and open elections play in the governance of a country. It states that everyone has the right to take part in the government of his/her country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the…

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KASHMIR: LOST PARADISE TO FANATIC RELIGION

By: Tehmeena Rizvi, Bureau Chief-ICN Jammu & Kashmir In recent years, extremist groups have shaped our image of radicalisation. These groups message of intolerance- religious, cultural, social and had drastic consequences for many regions mostly Jammu and Kashmir. Nothing can justify radicalisation but we must also acknowledge that it does not arise in a vacuum. Where human rights are being violated, good governance has been ignored, sweeping changes become attractive. This situation gets worsened by the availability of weapons and people becoming familiar to violence after being exposed to conflict for…

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Digital Election Campaigning Through Social Media

By: Pragya Singh, Asstt. Editor-ICN Political parties across the globe are learning that along with advertising on traditional mediums such as television and newspapers, they must invest in digital marketing if they want to compete with their rival parties. We are living in a Digital Era, wherein everything is Digitalized now , from our workplace to our home, everything is getting digitalized rapidly. Election Campaigning is also getting digitalized through the Social Media and it is playing a vital role in the Election all around the World. It was more…

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Excellence With G.O.P.T.A.© Series: Part 36

By: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Sr. Associate Editor-ICN Group KOLKATA: In the last 3 articles of this series, we understood how to convert the desires into S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals. Today, we will know about how to further modify these S.M.A.R.T.E.R. to make them achievable.    Further modifications to finalise the SMARTER goals After converting our desires into S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals, let us do some fine tuning to make these goals achievable. Write goal in the first tense – Write the goal using ‘I’. Your sub-conscious mind easily accepts the goals, which contain the…

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