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Pak High Commission official arrested in Delhi for espionage; Released due to diplomatic immunity


A Pakistan High Commission official was detained in the capital today by the Delhi Police for espionage. However, due to diplomatic immunity he was later released.

Wonder Woman chosen as new UN ambassador for women empowerment: Many wonder why!


Wonder Woman has been chosen as honorary ambassador for the purpose of women empowerment on the social media. The decision has drawn protests from the UN staff and petitions have been filed by public and women groups against the appointment.

Hindutva, secularism & dirty politics


It's good that the Supreme Court clearly opined that seeking votes in the name of religion is evil. It also declined to hear a petition by Teesta Setalvad and co to revisit the 1995 judgment which says that Hindutwa is a way of life. Her main objection is that the 1995 judgment interpreting the Hindutwa way of life has led to 'demands of homogenisation and assimilation of minority communities and SC/STs.'

Here's all about Bengali tradition of drawing Shripada Alpana during Diwali festivities


In many households in Pink City Jaipur, especially that of people from Odisha, West Bengal, Eastern UP, Assam and North Bihar, the festival of Dhanteras begins with cleaning and decorating the house along with drawing Shripada Alpana at the threshold of the house with white chalk powder or rice flour.

APMCC threatens fast-unto death if J&K Govt continues to ignore employees concerns


The volunteers of All Migrant Employees Association of Kashmir (AMEAK) who are on a sit in dharna for the past 102 days seeking fool-proof security arrangements for them in Kashmir and release of salaries, on Wednesday, began indefinite symbolic chain hunger strike in support of their demands at Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioners office in Jammu.

Declare 26th October a gazetted holiday: J&K Shri Ram Sena


President of J&K Shri Ram Sena, Rajiv Mahajan asked State as well as Central Government to declare 26th October, the Accession Day, a gazetted holiday.

Lauding Mt. Holly school offering yoga, Hindus urge yoga in all New Jersey schools


Hindu community has commended John Brainerd Elementary School (JBES) in Mount Holly (New Jersey) for reportedly launching yoga, calling it a step in the positive direction.

How soon can India become a developed nation?


When India overtook China as the fastest growing major economy in the world earlier this year, the significance of the development did not go unnoticed. With this breakthrough, India had stormed the global scene to claim its rightful place among the world's top economies. Its GDP had grown to 7.6% from 7.2% a year ago, consolidating its position as one of the few bright spots in a flailing global economy.

Seattle woman offers her virginity for sale, bid reaches $400,000


In January, 2014, Katherine Stone's family home in Seattle, Washington was gutted in a fire. Since the house was not insured, there was little her family could do to raise money for rebuilding it. According to CNN, the family was forced to live in the burned-down house.

Paglya Diwali mandana in pink city Jaipur adapts to water colours and brushes


The traditional paglya mandana that represents the foot prints of Goddess Lakshmi has undergone a sea change in the walled city of Jaipur and young girls now use water colours and brushes instead of using geru and chalk to draw mandana which is typical rangoli of Rajasthan.