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this coolie cracked the kerala civil service exam with just a phone earphones and free wi fi

This coolie cracked the Kerala Civil Service exam with just a phone, earphones and free Wi-Fi

Sreenath K is a high-school pass out porter hailing from Munnar, the nearest major railway station from which is Ernakulam, who cracked the KPSC exam. Unlike his colleagues, the bright coolie deftly balances luggage on his shoulders and listens to his digital coursework at the same time to prepare for the Civil Services-- his teachers speaking to him through the earphones. If he qualifies for KPSC a........

7 year old hyderabad boy scales peak of mt kilimanjaro

7-year-old Hyderabad boy scales peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro

A seven-year-old boy from Hyderabad scaled the highest peak in Africa, Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Samanyu Pothuraju was accompanied by his mother Lavanya, coach Thammineni Bharath, a fellow mountaineer Shangabandi Srujana, and another woman, all hailed from Hyderabad. A local doctor from Tanzania also accompanied them.........

these kerala rehabilitation homes help people with mental illness integrate into society

These Kerala rehabilitation homes help people with mental illness integrate into society

Named 'Snehakkoodu’ (home of love), the rehabilitation homes have been set up by the state department of health’s Arogya Keralam project in association with The Banyan, a mental health NGO based in Chennai, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).........

farmer dad in debt navjot kaur repays with historic gold

Farmer dad in debt, Navjot Kaur repays with historic gold

For the past decade, Sukhchain Singh, a farmer from Bagaria village just outside the border town of Tarn Taran in Punjab, has been taking bank loans to support the training of his daughter, international wrestler Navjot Kaur. Over the years, he has run up a debt of Rs 13 lakh. On Friday, Navjot, 28, made her family’s burden lighter by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold in the senior Asian Championship.........

want to file rti head to this kanpur tea stall

Want to file RTI? Head to this Kanpur tea stall

Krishna Murari Yadav may not flex his muscles like Munna Bhai, but earned the title of K.M. Bhai from the residents of villages around Kanpur for addressing their grievances. Mr. Yadav, a contract employee with a public sector organisation, has made the RTI a powerful weapon to provide solutions to several issues faced by the people.........

15 year old garbage collecting cart inventor from up is going places

15-year-old garbage-collecting cart inventor from UP is going places

A morning school chore sparked an innovative idea for a 15-year-old grade12 student that is bound to make a massive difference, Mandal designed a waste lifting and dumping device that is manual and more efficient to clear the school premises. The Swachhta Cart is easy to handle and operate, and environmentally friendly. It also has a place to keep brooms, water bottle and other things sanitation workers require to get the job done.........

meet the young activists fighting to end virginity tests for brides among maharashtra s kanjarbhats

Meet the young activists fighting to end virginity tests for brides among Maharashtra’s Kanjarbhats

As part of Kanjarbhat caste tradition, every bride is subjected to a virginity test on her wedding night: if bloodstains are found on the white sheet of the wedding bed, the family celebrates her premarital chastity; if she does not bleed, she is declared “khota maal” or “spoiled goods” and subjected to various humiliations. The test is overseen by members of caste panchayats who receive hefty sums of money for it. A new generation of young, educated Kanjarbhats speaking out against the........

this farmer went debt free by saying no to banks reaps rs 20 lakhs each year

This farmer went debt-free by saying no to banks, reaps Rs 20 lakhs each year

Whatever a farmer needs to run his household— be it oil, vegetables, pulses and cereals, wood, water— should be homegrown. After he has sustained his family, the remaining produce should be taken to the market. This way, a farmer will not get stuck between the demand and supply chain of the market........

thanks to padma shri the country will now know gadchiroli s doctor couple

Thanks to Padma Shri, the country will now know Gadchiroli’s doctor couple

The doctor couple Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang are known in the medical fraternity, both Indian and global too, for their ground-breaking research (one of it even prompted the WHO to change its drug manufacture strategy). In fact, the internationally renowned journal Lancet has honoured them as "the pioneers of health care in rural India".........

all women crew sailboat of indian navy docks at uk island

All-women crew sailboat of Indian Navy docks at UK island

An Indian Navy sailing team out to make history as the first-ever voyage by an all-women crew to circumnavigate the globe is now docked at Port Stanley, the capital of Falkland Islands a British Overseas Territory. The six crew of the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini started their maiden voyage on September 10 from Goa and is expected to complete it in about eight months.........

kerala meet tribal poison healer lakshmikutty who won padma awards 2018

Kerala: Meet Tribal 'poison healer' Lakshmikutty who won Padma Awards 2018

Padmashree awardee Lakshmikutty is a 75-yr-old tribal woman from Kallar forest area in Thiruvananthapuram district. She has been practicing traditional medicine for the past 50 years and is known as 'poison healer'.........

in a first indian air force commando j p nirala awarded ashok chakra on republic day

In a First, Indian Air Force Commando J P Nirala Awarded Ashok Chakra on Republic Day

Indian Air Force Garud Commando Jai Prakash Nirala was shot thrice by terrorists during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Hajin on November 18, 2017. Despite sustaining bullet injuries, Nirala hit back killing three terrorists in the encounter in which the nephew of the Mumbai terror attack plotter Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi was also eliminated. Nirala died of his wounds later. The brave IAF commando was given Ashok Chakra award, the highest gallantry award for bravery in peacetime, posthumously on Republic Day.........

gallantry award for driver who saved 52 yatris

Gallantry award for driver who saved 52 yatris

Salim Gafur Shaikh, the driver from Gujarat who saved the lives of 52 people by showing exemplary alacrity and presence of mind when terrorists attacked his bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims in July last year, was on Wednesday honoured with Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak, the second highest gallantry award for civilians.........

india s first women fighter pilots all set to fly iaf mig 21 bisons

India’s First Women Fighter Pilots All Set to Fly IAF MiG-21 Bisons

Two of India’s first women fighter pilots – Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi and Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth – are set to fly the supersonic jet fighter and interceptor MiG-21 Bisons, Indian Air Force’s iconic fighters that have the highest take-off speed in the world at 340 kilometres per hour. ........

watch this woman is walking 3800 km across india to make the country safer for women

Watch: This woman is walking 3800 km across India to make the country safer for women

Shrishti Bakshi set off on a 3,800 km journey from Kanyakumari all the way across India to Srinagar. By the end of the 260-day walk, Bakshi will have walked one billion steps for her cause – to empower and equip women to do all that they want.........

national bravery award india salutes 16 children for their valour sacrifice

National Bravery award: India salutes 16 children for their valour, sacrifice

Following the tradition of honouring brave children from across the country during the Republic day celebrations, India on Tuesday announced the names of 16 children to be honoured with the National Bravery award. The award is broadly classified into five categories, including the Bharat award, Sanjay Chopra award, Geeta Chopra award, Bapu Gaidhani award and the General National Bravery award.........

shah rukh khan wins 2018 crystal award by world economic forum makes india proud fighting for acid attack victims

Shah Rukh Khan wins 2018 Crystal Award by World Economic Forum, makes India proud fighting for acid attack victims

The King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan has won the 2018 Crystal Award from India. The superstar was honoured with this award for his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India. Shah Rukh has been running his NGO– Meer Foundation– which works for providing justice to female victims of acid attack. ........

kapil mohan the creator of old monk rum dies at 88

Kapil Mohan, the creator of ‘Old Monk’ rum, dies at 88

Indian entrepreneur Kapil Mohan, the chairperson and managing director of the brewery Mohan Meakin and the creator of Old Monk rum, died on Saturday. Mohan 88 yr old, who had been ill for a long time, died of cardiac arrest in Ghaziabad. He had launched the Old Monk rum brand on December 19, 1954.........

the story of the englishman who stayed back as a judge in india

The story of the Englishman who stayed back as a judge in India

William Broome was born in 1910 in London. He was appointed to the Indian Civil Service in 1932. He served in what was then the United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh). In 1937, he married Swaroop Kumari Gour, the daughter of the lawyer, politician and academic Sir Hari Singh Gour. He raised his children as Hindus (Broome was an atheist), learned numerous Indian languages and developed a strong interest in Indian culture.........

international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons receives 2017 nobel peace prize

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize medal ‘for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons’.........