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'Prolonged conflict in Manipur can be dangerous'

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 23:17
'The unfolding events indicate a dangerous internal security situation in Manipur and the region. It can have external ramifications also.'
Categories: Current News in India

Mumbai Gets Undersea Tunnel

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 23:13
On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation finished the excavation work for the second and final undersea tunnel being built as part of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project from Swarajya Bhoomi (Girgaon Chowpatty) to Priyadarshini Park.
Categories: Current News in India

Countdown to Delhi!

CASI Student Blog - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 19:52

Hello readers! I’m Meghan Fersten! I am writing to you from my hometown of Montreal, Canada, almost ready to board my flight to Delhi in just a couple of days where I will be an intern at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Just two weeks ago, I celebrated my graduation from the College with a major in Neuroscience and minors in Healthcare Management, Medical Sociology, and Chemistry. I am a submatriculant in Penn’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program and I will be returning to campus as a full-time graduate student this fall until August 2024! I am so grateful that my Master’s program referred me to this internship as an opportunity to conduct the fieldwork component of my MPH. 

It’s hard to believe that my summer in India is nearly here and I am beyond excited for my experience with PHFI to begin! The organization’s interdisciplinary and collaborative focus on research and interventions is fascinating to me, as I believe this approach to the study and practice of public health is extremely valuable. I am most looking forward to the unparalleled opportunity to partake in direct fieldwork experiences surrounding critical issues related to health care access, policy development, and education in a country that I am eager to learn more about. I am hoping that this internship will allow me to better understand and contribute to a global perspective of population health through various approaches. From my studies and extracurriculars, I have become interested in the processes by which research, data, and evidence-based public health interventions inform health policy and promotion. I am excited to work on projects in these realms, and look forward to understanding how such interventions can effectively address health inequities. 

As an international student who is passionate about traveling, I am thrilled to explore the beauty of modern India and all it has to offer me during my stay. I’m so excited to try all sorts of new and authentic dishes, as well as to learn about music, the arts, and cultural traditions in the city and other regions in the country. I will be living and spending most of my time in the lively city of Delhi in the Green Park neighborhood. I have never been to India before, and I am nervous about the very high temperatures (especially as a Canadian who is not used to this!), learning how to navigate such a big city, and how to communicate with locals while respecting cultural practices. It will surely be challenging to live in a new place for an extended period of time, but I can’t wait to dive right in! I know I will learn and experience so much and I look forward to reporting back soon. 

Bye for now – next time in Delhi!

19 drown across UP in 24 hrs, 14 bodies recovered

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 14:30
While 14 bodies have been recovered, five were still missing, they said.
Categories: Current News in India

Breakthrough for Mumbai coastal road's 2nd tunnel

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 13:35
Achieving a major milestone, the Mumbai civic body on Tuesday completed the excavation of a second underground tunnel of the coastal road project at Priyadarshini Park in the city, while Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said the key infrastructure venture will be extended to the distant suburb of Virar.
Categories: Current News in India

Thunderstorm, rain lash Delhi; 10 flights diverted

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 13:29
The India meteorological department said another western disturbance is likely to bring storms and rain to the northern plains, including Delhi, over the next few days.
Categories: Current News in India

Plea in HC to protect Kerala tusker during darting

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 12:24
The wild tusker recently strayed into Tamil Nadu from Kerala and allegedly attacked a man in Theni who later died.
Categories: Current News in India

India can count on us: US envoy ahead of Modi visit

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 11:33
Garcetti suggested that the two countries are working on certain agreements to bolster defence cooperation and they are likely to be firmed up when Modi visits the US or President Joe Biden comes to India in September for the G20 summit.
Categories: Current News in India

Chargesheet in Darshan Solanki's suicide blames Arman

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 11:15
A chargesheet filed by the Mumbai police in connection with the alleged suicide of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) student Darshan Solanki stated that he had sought help from someone for improving his academic performance and also mentioned depression.
Categories: Current News in India

NCERT drops Khalistan mention from class 12 textbook

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 10:46
The NCERT has dropped references to the demand for a separate Sikh nation of Khalistan from the class 12 political science textbook following objections from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), according to top education ministry officials.
Categories: Current News in India

Facelift, security upgrade for Amarnath base camp

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 10:34
The Yatri Niwas Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu serves as the main base camp for the pilgrims from across the country.
Categories: Current News in India

Delhi teen murder: Sahil in police custody for 2 days

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 10:02
A court in New Delhi on Tuesday permitted the police to interrogate Sahil, accused of stabbing a 16-year-old girl over 20 times and bludgeoning her to death with a concrete block, in its custody for two days.
Categories: Current News in India

Naval investiture to be held in evening for 1st time

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 09:57
The ceremony will felicitate naval personnel who have demonstrated gallant acts, leadership, professional achievements and distinguished service of a high order.
Categories: Current News in India

Will central govt allow Mamata to visit Manipur?

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 09:31
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she has written to the Centre, seeking permission to visit the strife-torn state of Manipur.
Categories: Current News in India

Chinese haven't gone back, is a challenge: CDS Chauhan

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 09:08
Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan on Tuesday said the deployment of the Chinese military on India's northern borders is not increasing day by day.
Categories: Current News in India

Chinese Astronauts Leave For Space

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 08:47
The three astronaut crew were carried to China's Tiangong space station and will replace a similar crew that have been in space for the last six months.
Categories: Current News in India

Babu who drained dam of water for phone fined Rs 53000

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 08:44
The Chhattisgarh government has imposed a fine of Rs 53,092 on the official who allegedly drained out 41 lakh litres of water from a reservoir to retrieve his mobile phone.
Categories: Current News in India

Modi govt to induct 17 private sector specialists

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 08:17
This is the fourth such recruitment drive proposed to be undertaken by the Narendra Modi government which had in 2018 initiated lateral entry.
Categories: Current News in India

Site linked to Mahabharat throws up ancient finds

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 08:04
A spoked copper wheel of the Kushana era, an arrowhead of Rajput period and coins dating from the Mughal reign are among a range of ancient artefacts unearthed in the latest excavation currently underway at the Purana Qila site in Delhi, a top official of the Archaeological Survey of India said on Tuesday.
Categories: Current News in India

SC gives protection to woman facing threat from family

Rediff News - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 07:34
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Delhi police to grant protection to a 20-year-old woman who allegedly ran away from home and is apprehending a threat to her life from her family members.
Categories: Current News in India