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Can Ramdev resist ravishing Rakhi ?

TIA Correspondent
NEW DELHI: Outspoken Baba Ramdev’s mum over the offer made by the super item girl Rakhi Sawant to marry him has raised several eyebrows. Ramdev, who is known for his quick response on all the issues, is silent over Rakhi’s offer. “Had he find anything objectionable he would have called media to denounce it” said a follower of Ramdev.

Harish, Neelima get Magsaysay Awards

Two Indians, Harish Hande, co-founder Selco India, a social venture to eradicate poverty by promoting sustainable technologies in rural India, and Ms Neelima Mishra who organised villagers in

Maharashtra to develop tourist places

TIA correspondent
MUMBAI:  In a bid to boost tourism in Maharashtra, the government has accorded administrative approval of Rs 50 crore for the development of tourist places under various schemes of tourism.

July 11: World Population Day

July 11 is observed as world population day. Every year the day seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The theme this year for the day is “Calling Attention to Urgent Global Issues”..

Assam intensifies campaign against witchcraft

GUWAHATI: (AMN) The State government along with various Non Governmental Organizations have launched massive awareness drive to eradicate witchcraft practice from state.

‘Chuppi Todo’ campaign launched

VINIT WAHI / TIA
NEW DELHI: After successful launch of ‘Aawaz Uthao’ Progarmme for giving a voice to the harassed women and victims of rape to give them a voice in the society, the minister of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Delhi Prof. Kiran Walia, launched a unique programme  ‘Chuppi Todo’ (Break silence) for the children victims of sexual harassment.

Odisha women lead the way

Sudarshan Chhotray /TIA
BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has lauded efforts of Community Conservation groups SAMUDRAM. The Chief Minister also thanked UNDP for referring and recognizing an Odisha women’s group, which was the lone representative from India.

‘Rail Bandhu’ magazine released

VINIT WAHI / TIA

The Minister of Railways, Ms  Mamata Banerjee, released ‘Rail Bandhu’ – an onboard magazine of Indian Railways here recently.  Also present on the occasion were Chairman, Railway Board, Mr  Vivek Sahai and other senior officers of the Ministry of Railways.

Maha Children Project gets PM Award

VINIT WAHI /TIA

NEW DELHI-The Education and Training Centre (ETC) for Children with Different Abilities, a unique project started by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation in 2007, was one of the five projects from across the country which received the Prime Minister’s award for excellence in public administration at a function here Thursday.

Nandita Das becomes French Knight

NEW DELHI:  Actress-director Nandita Das has been conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, France’s highest cultural award for her contribution to the development of Indo-French cooperation in the field of cinema.

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