• Aliens or solar flare? Questions remain as Sunspot Observatory partially reopens after FBI closure

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    New Delhi: Part of the New Mexico space observatory has reopened, following its sudden FBI closure due to an undisclosed security issue. The secretive shutdown caused some to wonder if the US has discovered aliens… or something far worse. The visitor's centre of the Sunspot Solar Observatory, which is located near the Sacramento Mountains, apparently no longer faces a security threat and has reopened. Staff at the observatory confirmed that the grounds and visitor's centre are open to the public, however they are still awaiting permission from authorities to reopen the observatory. The solar obser...Read More


  • The Road to Education

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    Bhopal: In rural India, education for girls is still a daily struggle. Their dreams are often shown a red light long before they can take flight. Their struggle is defined by community norms and existing conditions that act as barriers to their education. Lack of water, lack of roads, lack of transportation, and a looming sense of danger for girls' safety is the reality in the majority of rural villages in India. In Kalsada, a small village in Alwar, Rajasthan, a strong male bias existed where boys were raised to think they could do almost anything. This freedom and inherent bias was a bane for the...Read More


  • Realizing my dreams, and beyond…

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    New Delhi: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's famous adage: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world" finds resonance with the journeys of some youngsters, who despite all odds have 're-written' their destinies. Sarah Berry discovers the world of a few of them, who have undertaken skilling in different fields to realize their dreams, and venture beyond… Not just luck, says Lucky The meaning of her name has manifested itself, time and again, in her life. Lucky Phukanis is a bright student of IL&FS Institute of Skills, Guwahati, who despite her social and economic background dared to dream big, a...Read More


  • Jackie Shroff is mesmerized by artist Jassi Sandhu’s work

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    Mumbai: Jackie Shroff is mesmerized by artist Jassi Sandhu's work; her inaugural exhibition is a grand success! Celebrity visitor Jackie Shroff becomes a fan of Jassi Sandhu Mumbai, 18 th December 2017: Jassi Sandhu, debutant artist, recently concluded her first exhibition on the 13 th of December. Born with a penchant for all things art, Jassi fashions her work based on mixed themes, encompassing those of mythology, folk art, and an assemblage of various material and textures. During the exhibition, Jassi's work saw applause from art enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike, the most surprising and exc...Read More


  • US spies had info on India's nuclear missiles years before launch – NSA leaks

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    New Delhi: The NSA may have known about India's nuclear-capable Sagarika and Dhanush missiles as early as 2005, newly released documents from the trove obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal. US spies also likely possessed "significant intelligence" about the bombs in service in India during that period. Those revelations come from the batch of 294 articles published by The Intercept last week, and traced back to the from National Security Agency's Signal Intelligence Directorate internal newsletter, SIDtoday. The papers were part of the trove of documents that was handed over to journali...Read More