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Study: 50M at risk of arsenic poisoning in Pakistan

Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan's Indus Valley far more than previously thought, according to a new study. Pakistan is aware of the growing problem, with arsenic levels rising in some areas as ... Business Standard, 1 month ago

Light Strength

During the #Indus Valley Civilisation as early as 3000 BC, the towns of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were built using lightweight aggregate concrete (#LWAC). In Europe, 2,000 years ago, the Romans built the Pantheon, the aqueducts and the Colosseum using #LWAC ...
 Construction World2 months ago
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Why our history and culture are so important

'Culture is our asset. Culture is our identity.''Wherever you go in India, every millimetre can be measured with culture.''There is so much to see that even one life is not enough.'   IMAGE: Anwar-i-Suhayli is a Persian translation by Vaiz Kashifi of Kalilah-wa-Damnah, an Arabic version of the Panchtantra.This richly illustrated manuscript was commissioned by Emperor Akbar.Photograph: Kind courtesy, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya Web site. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, director ...
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Zero's Homecoming

The Indian high commission in London is making efforts to take the manuscript to India for display. Ashis Ray reports. Photographs: Courtesy Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.  If diplomacy and persuasion succeed, there could be an historic homecoming, albeit temporarily, of the Bakhshali Manuscript -- the oldest recorded evidence of the origin of the zero symbol, an Indian invention. A government source disclosed the Indian high commission in London is making efforts to ...
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Exclusive! When Indian forces went behind enemy lines

'We knew we had to hit the adversary so hard that he would be humiliated.'Soldiers who took part in last year's surgical strikes on terror camps inside PoK tell Nitin A Gokhale what happened in those hours.An exclusive excerpt from Nitin's fascinating new book, Securing India the Modi Way: Pathankot, Surgical Strikes and More. Part 1: How the surgical strikes were planned   IMAGE: Indian commandos are part of the highly trained Special Forces used in offensive operations. Photograph: ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Stranded in rain, working pros pour out woes on Twitter

Working professionals who were stranded due to heavy rain on their way home, took to Twitter to vent their woes. Pratyay Ghosh, a feature writer at Sportskeeda tweeted, "Its like #bangalore has never heard of a drainage system. I thought we perfected that ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago

Global warming boosts deadly humidity levels

Millions of people living in South Asia face a deadly threat from heat and humidity driven by global warming according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. Most of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will experience temperatures close to the ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago

Giving wings to dreams of entrepreneurs

Michael Gonsalves Lufthansa Airlines is tapping innovative entrepreneurs across India. Its mentorship programme, called Lufthansa Runway to Success, is being carried out in collaboration with The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), founded in Silicon Valley, a ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago
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