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Lord Shiva statue unveiled in underground temple in Australia
Report dated 02/09/2014 @ 1:27 PM
A 4.5 metre tall white marble statue of Lord Shiva has been consecrated and unveiled in a shrine said to be the world's first man-made underground cave temple in Sidney's suburb of Minto.
Shipped from Varanasi, the statue is mounted on a concrete pedestal at the Hindu temple 'Mukti Gupteshwar Mandir'.
The statue that was carved from a single pure stone, has four arms, and is fitted with 7 coloured LED lights that change colour every minute. The temple has 1128 small temples inside and its ten meter deep vault in the sanctum contains 2 million handwritten notes with the mantra 'Om Namah Shivaya' from devotees around the world.
Indian Army officer missing in Europe
Report dated 02/09/2014 @ 1:21 PM
An Army officer who is a Captain and the ADC of the governor of Arunachal Pradesh and belongs to the 2 PR (Special Forces) Unit of the Army based in Bangalore in counter-insurgency roles, has gone missing while holidaying in Spain and Norway.
Indian Embassies in Spain and Norway have been asked to locate the officer who was there to take part in adventure activities.
The officer has not returned even after his leave had expired and the matter was brought to the notice of the Army headquarters by his father as he was not traceable.
The force is also trying to locate his cell phone and email ID to know his whereabouts but it has not been successful thus far.
Baggage theft rises at Delhi airport
Report dated 01/09/2014 @ 12:50 PM
Baggage theft at the Indira Gandhi International Airport has doubled in the last couple of years, and police say loaders and ground handling staff were found to be involved in 80 percent of the baggage theft cases in the last 3 years.
In 2012 a total of 36 cases of baggage theft were reported which rose to 56 in 2013. In the first 8 months of 2014 the number has almost doubled.
India, Japan sign MoU to develop Varanasi into 'smart city'
Report dated 31/08/2014 @ 12:47 PM
A partner city MoU was signed by Indian ambassador Deepa Wadhwa and Kyoto mayor Daisaka Kadokawa, at a ceremony in Kyota witnessed by PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, that will turn Varanasi into a 'smart city' by using the experience of Kyoto Japan's 'smart city'.
PM Modi is on a five-day visit to Japan during which the agreement was signed which provides for cooperation in heritage conservation, city modernisation and cooperation in the fields of art, culture and academics.
Kyoto which is a heritage city with Buddhist culture, is specially symbolic as PM Modi has a vision to 'rejuvenate' India's cities.
Punjab NRI Commission has noted 700 youths stuck in Kuwait
Report dated 31/08/2014 @ 2:43 AM
The Punjab NRI Commission has taken suo motu notice of reports of 700 youths from Punjab stuck in Kuwait and has asked the union ministry of external affairs to take adequate steps, and if needed send an envoy or team to that country to bring them back.
The commission expressed concern over reports of the 700 Punjabis being deprived of food for three days and many were also beaten and hospitalised there.
The commission said the business of human trafficking is flourishing in Punjab with a number of registered and unregistered travel agents operating in Punjab being the major source of human trafficking despite the enactment of a law and its recommendation to constitute law-enforcement units.
Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal said the state government is in touch with the ministry of external affairs with a view to save the lives of all those stuck in such countries, and other aspects will be looked into after their safe exit from those places.