Monthly Archives February 2015


Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday smartly avoided controversy while presenting the rail budget by not increasing the passenger fares. “There will be no hike in railway passenger fares. We will focus on improving passenger amenities including cleanliness,” Railway Minister Prabhu said.


Here are some of the important features of the budget:

# Now you can book your train tickets 120 days in advance.

# After increasing fares to over 14% last year, Prabhu doesn’t tinker with rail fares.

# Introducing ‘Operation 5-minute’ to ensure ticketless passenger get regular ticket within five minute of entering station.

# SMS alert service to be introduced on train arrival/ departure.

# More general coaches will be...

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Talking about the interconnectedness of rural women through ubuntu and showcasing the difficulties that women face in these areas (rural) were some of the issues highlighted by DUT’s Registrar, Professor Thenjiwe Meyiwa , during her seminar: A window into the life of South Africa’s rural womanhood: Struggles, Resilience and Agency of two decades, held at the DUT City Campus.

Prof Meyiwa based her talk on rural women who account for a great proportion of the agricultural labour force, producing the majority of food grown, especially in subsistence farming, and performing most of the unpaid care-work in rural areas. “I was interested in researching rural women as I am giving them a voice...

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Tirupati, 21 February 2015: Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar advocated that education will help a woman to empower financially on her own.

Addressing the two day national seminar on Women Empowerment-Financial Development in SPW Degree and PG college in Tirupati on Saturday, the JEO said, the education not only helps in acquiring knowledge but also helps in character building. “You should develop good wisdom and character to become good citizens of this great country”, he maintained.

Tirupati Legislator and old student of the college, Smt Sugunamma said, it is the education which made her strong to pursue politics with aplomb though she was a housewife...

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh – Sikh History

Maharaja Ranjit Singh (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839) was the founder of the Sikh Empire, which came to power in theIndian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. The empire, based in the Punjab region, existed from 1799 to 1849. It was forged, on the foundations of the Dal Khalsa, under the leadership of Ranjit Singh from a collection of autonomous Sikh Misls. Ranjit Singh was succeeded by his son, Kharak Singh.

Ranjit Singh belonged to a Sikh clan of Northern India. He was born in Gujranwala, now in modern-day Pakistan, according to some historians, into a Jatt Sikh family and some that he was born into a Sansi Sikh family who were Sukerchakia misldars...

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Chandra Shekhar Azad

Born: July 23, 1906
Passed Away: February 27, 1931

A contemporary of Bhagat Singh, Chandrasekhar Azad was a born firebrand revolutionary. He engaged in a heroic battle against the British. His role was crucial in inspiring the others of his generation to participate in the national movement for freedom

Chandrasekhar Azad was born to Pandit Sita Ram Tiwari and Jagrani Devi on July 23, 1906 in Badarka (Unnao). His original name was Chandrasekhar Tiwari.He received his early schooling in Bhavra District in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh. For higher studies he went to the Sanskrit Pathashala at Varanasi. Chandrashekhar was deeply troubled by the Jalianwalabagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919...
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