They Snatched My Childhood:- Untold Story Of A Son

By: Sajid Yousuf Shah, Bureau Chief-ICN J & K A son recounts the night when his family members were killed by militants when he was just 8. 17 years 7 orphans 7 seconds. SRINAGAR: 17 years ago, on 22 October 2002, I was an 8-year-old and excited to visit my native village – Sogam Lolab in north kashmir’s Kupwara from Srinagar after a long time.My mother went to my uncle’s house to stay there for a night she insisted me to stay with her but I didn’t pay any heed towards…

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17 Assam Districts Flooded, NDRF Deployed For Rescue Work

GUWAHATI: The IMD said the North Eastern states are likely to experience enhanced rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rain in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during July 9-12.A monsoon flood in Assam has inundated at least 17 districts in the north-east state and affected over 4 lakh people, officials said.The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat.The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said 145 villages are under water and 3,435 hectares of crop areas have been damaged.Chief Minister…

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SJVN Conferred 2nd Prize in Swachhta Pakhwada –2019

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group NEW DELHI: Secretary (Power), Government of India, Ajay Kumar Bhalla  presented Second Prize of Swacch Survekshan Award-2019 to Smt. Geeta Kapur, Director(Personnel) SJVN at a ceremony held here today. All PSUs under the Ministry of Power had been evaluated on the basis of activities carried out during the Swachhta Pakhawara. Based on this evaluation, SJVN has been conferred the Swacch Survekshan Award 2019 for its innovative activities carried out during Swachhta Pakhawara-2019. The activities were undertaken at all its offices and locations in Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand,…

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SJVN SIGNS MOU WITH BHEL FOR DEVELOPING SOLAR POWER PROJECTS

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group NEW DELHI : SJVN has entered into a MoU with BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited) for development of Solar Power projects in India. The MoU aims at building a closer strategic partnership between the parties for jointly pursuing commercial solar power projects through participation in tariff/viability gap funding based competitive bidding process etc. As per the MoU, BHEL will be an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Project Management Contractor besides providing operation and maintenance services after commissioning of the projects. The MoU was signed by…

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SIR SYED: The Symbol of National Integration

By: Tarun Prakash, Sr. Executive Editor-ICN Group Sir Syed was the great assertor of National integration and he knew that unless Hindu and Muslim come on the same platform and join their hands warmly, our nation cannot become a great country in the world. “Zameen tang hai sara jahan chhota hai, Meri udaan ko har aasmaan chhota hai (Small is earth simply insufficient is the world all And for my flight even sky appears to be small) Mere mayaar ka qad is tarah se nikla hai, Mere wajood ka yaron makaan…

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Concept Of A New Banking Policy In Favour Of Small Entrepreneurs And Startups

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN  NEW DELHI: As we all know, the Indian banking system is facing a serious problem of NPA (Non Performing Assets) and the cause behind this is the deep rooted banking policies prevalent in India since the nationalization of banks. If we carefully preview the loaning policies of the banks, we would observe that the banks are more concerned with the value of the collateral instead of being concerned with the probability of the borrowers’ businesses being successful or unsuccessful. In this article, I present a new concept regarding banking loan…

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Pahalgam: The Enchanting Town Of Kashmir Valley

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group CHANDIGARH: Just, who, in India may not have heard of  Pahalgam, which beside being a popular tourist destination, is also related to one of the most popular base camps for pilgrims bound for the holy shrine of Amarnath?  Every year thousands of visitors from all over the country throng this place during yatra days. Amarnath Yatra is considered one among the four major pilgrimages of India, and devotees trek through the arduous route taking off from south Kashmir Himalayas to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri…

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NTPC Koldam Organizing 4 Weeks’ Girl Empowerment Program

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: NTPC’s 800 MW Koldam Hydro Power Station located in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh is organizing a four weeks long Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM) program at its project’s township from 03rd July to 30th July, 2019. Smt Prem Lata, Head of the Project’s HR department told that 45 girl students from neighboring 08 Government Schools are participating in this program. Since it is a residential program, NTPC Koldam is taking care of the day to day requirements of the participants like boarding, lodging, clothing, stationery…

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HISTORY OF GOA FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO 2019

By: Prajal Sakhardande, Bureau Chief-ICN Goa  PANAJI: Goa’s history goes back to her pre–historic Palaeolithic existence of the earliest humans in the caves or the banks of the Mhadei (Mandovi), Kushawati, Zuari, Dudhsagar rivers tracing their footprints through the Pansaimoll, Uzgallimall laterite beds to the Sosogad, Molanguinim, Diwar, Varkhand, Uskai, Chicalim, Sanguem, Dharbandoda, Mashem and several other caves. Its Neolithic Gaunkaris that is the village communities were its next progressive step, cultivating and creation of the khazans by the Kunbis, Gawdas, Velips, the Kharwis or the fisherfolk and later the Dravidians, Aryans building…

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ORGAN DONATION IN INDIA

By: Dr. Amay Tripathi, Associate Editor-ICN  Media is playing an active role in spreading the beauty of life through creative videos. All said and done, organ donation in India is still a huge mountain to scale. LUCKNOW:There is no gift greater than the gift of life. Resources in the world are limited and people are urged to conserve and optimally utilize what we have. Human organs, when considered in ethical and humane perspective, is a category of resource that holds promise of life for those in dire need. In India, less…

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