Recollections of a visit to Middle East and insights into Israel – Palestine conflict simmering since ages.

By : Dr Rachna Gupta Recalling ex-President of India Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to West Asia to understand how India navigates Israel-Palestine conflict Dr Gupta, Member-One, Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, had travelled to Israel and Palestine with former President, Pranab Mukherjee in 2015, as a Journalist in Media Entourage. She offers her insights on the Israel-Palestine conflict. The images depicting the suffering of ordinary people amidst the Israel-Hamas War and the increasing attacks are deeply disturbing. The impact of this conflict is becoming increasingly evident on the global stage. It…

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“From Inequality to Empowerment for Disaster Resilience” – NIDM Commemorates International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction

New Delhi: The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) hosted a special event observing the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13, 2023 at its campus in National capital’s Rohini area. The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction designated by the United Nations, is a global observance day celebrated every year on October 13 to highlight the critical importance of reducing the risk and impact of disasters. The theme for this year is ‘Fighting Inequality for a Resilient Future’ to highlight the disproportionate impact that disasters have on…

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Relevance Of Mahatma Gandhi In Post Modern Era

By: Dr. Mohammad Aleem, Editor-ICN Group NEW DELHI: Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 every year marking the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi popularly know as Gandhiji. Fondly known as Bapu, he led the freedom struggle against British inspiring millions to take up the movement. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. Various events and functions remembering works of Gandhi are held at many places in the country. India’s secularism is ascribed in part to Gandhi, and it is certainly true that Gandhi wanted the Indian…

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Festival of Raksha Bandhan is eternal bond between siblings

Raksha Bandhan is an occasion to celebrate the eternal bond between siblings. The origin of Raksha Bandhan goes as far as the era of Gods and Goddesses. Traditionally on this day, sisters tie a sacred threat or knot around their brothers’ wrist, seeking his protection in return. They also exchange gifts and indulge in sweets and special dishes. Raksha Bandhan is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana, which typically falls in August. This ritual involves lighting Diya and earthen lamps which represents the…

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The Day Of Ashura Is Being Observed On 10th Muharram With Fasting And Prayer

The Day Of Ashura Is Being Observed On 10th Muharram With Fasting And Prayer

Ashura marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed martyred in the year 680 while refusing the Caliph Yazid’s right to rule the Islamic world. NEW DELHI: One of the most significant events during the month is Ashura. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is also known as Muharram al-Haram, or the Sacred Muharram. Muslims around the world will be taking the time for introspection, thinking over their previous year and how they might wish to better themselves. This is on the…

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Disaster Recovery , Reconstruction and Resilience : Innovative Financial Tools

By: Prof. Santosh Kumar, Sr. Advisor, NIDM & Sr. Consulting Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: Disaster is man-made or natural? Who is responsible for disaster? People, govt, corruption or nature? TV and social media are accusing one another. This is not a new phenomenon. It happens after every disaster in India and across the globe. Recent disaster in Turkey when it was hit by a great earthquake , TV and social media were flooded with such debates. India is currently witnessing huge floods in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi ( after…

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