What Is Post-truth Politics ?

By : Mehwash Fatima, Sub Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: The 21st century is widely popular and known as the post-truth era nowadays. The question here is; what post-truth is? What it has to do with the current scenario of the world?  Post-truth is a philosophical concept which tells about an environment in which personal beliefs and opinions are considered more important than facts. Ruling parties have been using emotional appeals to influence public opinions. It has become the most common practice nowadays.  While some observers take it as a long-term part…

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SJVN allocated 501 MW Hydro Projects in Chenab Basin by Government of Himachal

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA: The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur has allocated 104 MW Tandi, 130 MW Rashil and 267 MW Sach Khas Hydro Electric Projects on the Chenab Basin in Himachal Pradesh to public sector  SJVN Limited. The company is already developing three Projects viz 430 MW Reoli Dugli, 210 MW Purthi & 138 MW Bardang Hydro Electric Projects in Chenab Basin. With allocation of these three Projects SJVN now has six Projects with a total capacity of 1279 MW…

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IS THE GOVERNMENT GETTING PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL BY THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST VOTE BANK?

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA: The response of Kisan unions to the amendments proposed to the three Agriculture Bills by the union government has been on the expected lines. It clearly indicates that If not in physical presence, the mindset of opposition parties appears to have creeped into the decisions of Kisan Unions or they were perhaps toeing the lines of opposition parties who too had made a similar representation to the President of India. Nothing short of withdrawal of the three “Black” Agriculture Bills is what the…

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Invasive Weeds Undermining Farm Productivity, Biodiversity

By: Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Advisor & Sr. Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: The Himalayas are a treasure house of medicinal and aromatic plants.With no effective strategy to thwart the march of invasive alien species, which pose a major threat to the indigenous flora, more and more area is being usurped by weeds like lantana, ageratum, parthenium (Congress grass) and eupatorium. The appearance of large gregarious patches of these weeds from the Himalayan foothills in the north to the Tamil Nadu in the south is a matter of grave concern as they pose a serious…

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Let Us Learn To Respect Regional Sentiment

By: Prof. Pradeep Mathur NEW DELHI: It was the fateful year of 1975 and the country was living under the shock of the Emergency rule imposed by Mrs Indira Gandhi.The Congress decided to hold its annual session at Chandigarh and the venue was named Komagata Maru Nagar after the ill-fated ship that took migrating seeking  people from Punjab to their unsuccessful attempt to enter Canada in the year 1914. Komagata Maru incident became a symbol of fight against the racist character of the then British Raj and is still itiched in…

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Mother Teresa-My Mother

By: Klinsa Kurien, Bureau Chief-ICN Kerala        Yesterday I had a beautiful vision about my mother, not my own mother who brought me to this earth, but a lady with a heart of God. She is none other than Mother Teresa. I have always adored this woman like anything. Imagine somebody who left her life full of comforts and willingly surrenders it for the well-being of others.  Coming to my own vision, I visualised that I was in a world full of happiness which knew no bounds. I…

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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 10th day…

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SJVN Rewards 34 CORONA Warriors – Sanitation Workers On Independence Day

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA: 15.08.2020, SJVN celebrated 74th Independence Day of India with great fervour and enthusiasm. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN hoisted the national flag at Corporate Headquarters, Shimla in the august presence of Director (Personnel) Geeta Kapur, Director (Civil) S.P Bansal, Director (Finance) A.K Singh and Director (Electrical)  Sushil Sharma along with other senior officers. In view the challenging situation due to COVID-19, maintaining the norms of social distancing and masks etc., a limited number of employees were present on the occasion. Nand Lal…

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Reminiscences On Independence Day

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World The Date:  15th of August The Year : 1947 The Country: Bharatvarsh–India KOLKATA: We very often  struggle to remember the birthdates  of many a dear one but the one date no Indian   has to set a reminder for, is the day Independent India was born. It is the date that symbolises the quintessential birthright to freedom, the Republic of India stands for. We have been enjoying the fruits of the hard  labour and untold sacrifices, our ancestors made at the altar of our country’s freedom. Although…

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Advancement Of Technology And Human Void

By: Maryam Hedayat Around 52.4% of the global online population access internet from their mobile devices and more than half of the global population is estimated to go online using mobile devices by 2020. LIBYA: The world is just a ‘click’ away from us. Now everything and everyone is available at the touch of a button, Bored? Just a click and all your friends in front of you, shopping mood, click and the varieties and unlimited collection on your screen, want to play video games late night, click the button and vast collection…

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