Timely Snow And Rain Brings Cheers To Farmers

By: Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Editor-ICN Group  SHIMLA: Frequent spells of snow over the past one month in mid and high hill areas and widespread rain in the lower areas have brightened the prospects apple, the main fruit crop, and the rabi crop in Himalayan states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. For once the weather god has been kind to the hapless hill farmers who are entirely dependent on snow and rain for a good harvest. Adequate precipitation at the onset of winter ensured timely rabi sowing. Unlike…

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THE POTENTIAL PROGRESS OF AGRITOURISM

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN  NEW DELHI: I would like to start this post by sharing one of my personal experiences with you. Once during Dussehra vacations (in October), my grandfather’s cousin invited us to visit his village, which is in the Kanpur dehat district. I was the least interested one for this trip, but since my cousins were also there, I thought this might turn out to be something fun. We reached there around two in the afternoon and the lunch was ready for us. When I was served pumpkin that…

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Affecting The Navigation Of Ships

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, 2nd Officer, Shell shipping-London, UK & Asstt. Editor-ICN Scientists know the earth can undergo phenomenon known as “geomagnetic reversal”, where these magnetic pole literally switch sides. The planet’s magnetic field is up to mischief again and geologists are pretty dumbfounded. Earth’s magnetic poles can wander several kilometers every year, however, the north pole’s movement has become incresingly stranger in recent years. For reasons that are currently unclear, the magnetic north pole seems to be increasingly slipping away from Canada and towards Siberia at an erratic rate, according to…

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A NEW BANKING POLICY: PROSPECTS

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN  NEW DELHI: Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders in the world believed that no person can lead any effective social change without the advice, co-operation and criticism of others, even though he might be extraordinarily powerful or farsighted. I am delighted to receive such an overwhelming response on my first post- “CONCEPT OF A NEW BANKING POLICY IN FAVOUR OF SMALL ENTREPRENEURS AND START-UPS” and I am thankful to all my viewers for putting forth their questions as well as their valuable suggestions. It is not possible…

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Sagar Island: Is It The Land Of The Deserted Elderly?

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN Group KOLKATA: The usually garrulous co-passenger sitting beside me, in the local train was strangely silent yesterday. As I glanced at her, I noticed that her eyes were  brimming with unshed tears. My eyes fell on the headline of the  article she was reading. It read, ‘Sagar Island: The Land Of The Deserted Elderly?’ What followed, left me dumbfounded. Most of us are aware that the Gangasagar mela is the second biggest religious congregation in the country after Kumbh. Hindu  pilgrims, from all over India gather…

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Mega awareness campaign for One for All, All for One season 2

Mumbai : In honor of the brave soldiers,  preparation for the program One for All, All Four One Season 2 is is on full swing. The program is volunteered by the senior teachers of the Atharva group, employees, members of the associated NGO and several social Organizations Every Sunday, Atharva foundation is organizing various programs in Mumbai with the objective of spreading awareness about Armed Forces and to motivate the youth to choose such career for the safety of the country. In order to start the awareness, this Sunday i.e. on 13th January, 2019  awareness…

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Sustainable Agriculture and beyond….

By: Rajiv Saxsena, Sr. Associate Editor-ICN  BANGKOK: The goal of sustainable agriculture to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without disturbing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.Practioners and users of sustained agriculture seek to integrate three important goals. Every person involved in the food system. Growers,food processors,distributors,retailers, consumers and waste managers can play a role in ensuring sustainable agriculture system. There are many practices used in sustained agriculture and food system by people. Growers may use methods to promote 1. Soil health 2.…

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Swami Vivekananda And His Progressive Vision Of Religion

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN Group  KOLKATA: Today, on the 156th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, it is my humble endeavour  to flip through the pages of the great missionary’s life,pause over a few and present before the readers glimpses of a few interesting events in his life.His short physical life of 39 years is in sharp contrast to the  scope of his achievements, perhaps unsurpassed by any other. It is indubitably wishful thinking to even be able to portray a miniscule portion of the great ocean of knowledge and wisdom that…

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Ayodhya Case Hearing Adjourned Till January 29, Justice Lalit Recuses Himself From Hearing Ayodhya Case

NEW DELHI: The Ayodhya case hearing was adjourned today after Judge UU Lalit leaves the hearing saying he was a lawyer in a related case earlier. CJI Ranjan Gogoi had said the court would only fix the schedule to hear a batch of petitions related to the matter and clarified that the hearing was not starting on Thursday.A newly constituted bench will now hear the case on January 29. Justice Lalit was a part of the five-judge bench that was set up earlier this week by the CJI to hear a…

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UNIQUE KUMAONI HOLI: A CELEBRATION OF “SUR” AND “TAAL”

By: Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Editor-ICN Group The hills of Uttrakhand reverberate with melodious notes of Hindustani classical music as the Kumaonis celebrate the festival of Holi in a way very different from the rest of the country. Folk songs are integral to Holi , which is celebrated as the “festival of colours” all over. It is the rich infusion of classical music in the Holi songs that  lends the festival altogether a different dimension in the Kumaon region. The unique tradition of singing Holi songs based on different classical ragas virtually…

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