Bihar’s first transgender sub-inspectors make history

Bihar’s first transgender sub-inspectors make history

Over six lakh aspirants had appeared in the preliminary test of the  Bihar Police Subordinate Services Commission held in December 2023 and the main examination was held in February 2024. Photo: bpssc.bih.nic.in In a first, three transgenders qualified the Bihar Police Subordinate Services Commission (BPSSC) exam to become police sub-inspectors. Earlier, following a Patna High … Read more

Disobedience Day 2024: Meaning, history and significance

Disobedience Day 2024: Meaning, history and significance

Every year on July 3, Disobedience Day invites us to reflect on the profound impact of civil disobedience throughout history and its relevance in contemporary society. This observance not only commemorates pivotal moments in the struggle for justice and rights but also serves as a reminder of the power of collective action and nonviolent resistance. … Read more

National Statistics Day 2024: Date, history, and significance

National Statistics Day 2024: Date, history, and significance

National Statistics Day is observed annually in India on June 29 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, recognised as the father of Indian statistics. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, an esteemed Indian scientist and statistician, is renowned for pioneering the Mahalanobis distance and statistical measure. His significant contributions to statistics and economic planning in … Read more

Police question people with history of cow vigilantism in Chhattisgarh ‘lynching’ case

Police question people with history of cow vigilantism in Chhattisgarh ‘lynching’ case

In the early hours of June 7, 2024, two Uttar Pradesh residents were found dead while a third sustained injuries in the Arang area. Photo: Special Arrangement Till Sunday, nearly ‘nine to ten persons’, some with previous history of cow vigilantism, have been questioned in connection with the Arang mob lynching case of Chhattisgarh, an … Read more

Culture Ministry tableau traces history of democracy in India

Culture Ministry tableau traces history of democracy in India

A tableau of the Ministry of Culture passes through the Kartavya Path during the 75th Republic ­Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2024. | Photo Credit: ANI The Ministry of Culture tableau on Republic Day depicted the history of democracy from ancient India to current times using advanced 3-D electronic depiction technology. The … Read more

This Deepavali, consider draping an exquisite saree that has a fascinating history

This Deepavali, consider draping an exquisite saree that has a fascinating history

At Aksh weaves and crafts’ small studio in Adyar, there is pin-drop silence except for the faint whirring of a fan. On a table in the centre of the room, an artist is bent over a piece of cloth, drawing with full concentration. When I move closer for a better view, I see a panel … Read more