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India to open Yoga Centre in China
Report dated 20/07/2014 @ 5:25 PM
India is to set up a centre for traditional medicine in Beijing for the first time. Indian Ambassador to China, Ashok K Kantha said plans are underway to set up a centre of AYUSH, (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) at the Indian embassy, while inaugurating a four-day Yoga workshop being conducted along with China's successful Yoga college 'Yogi Yoga'.
AYUSH will to be run by the Ministry of Health and Family and will nominate qualified specialists from India who will work with established Chinese institutions to promote Indian medicine and Yoga. A four-day Yoga festival includes a workshop on Stress Management, Obesity, Back pain, Neck pain and Diabetes, which began at Chaoyang Park, Beijing's largest park.
This is being organised as part of the year long 'Glimpses of India Festival' currently being organised all over China to showcase a range of events including Indian performing arts visual and photography exhibitions, Indian modern art, food and films.
The Indian embassy also has a cultural centre where Indian classical music and dance are taught.
Uttar Pradesh launches NRI department
Report dated 19/07/2014 @ 6:59 PM
The Uttar Pradesh government announced it has set up a new department for NRIs to help solve their problems and also attract investment to the state. Charge of the new department has been given to Infrastructure and Industrial Development principal secretary Sanjeev Saran.
A spokesman said recognising the large number of NRIs from the state, was the reason to increase communications with the community and make them partners in efforts to usher in growth, as families of most of the NRIs from UP still live in India and the government is working toward a policy to harness their abilities for the welfare of the state.
NRI says land grabbed in connivance with Punjab Minister
Report dated 19/07/2014 @ 6:54 PM
Toronto based Punjabi NRI Nirmal Singh who hails from Moga district alleged that the land mafia usurped his 14-acre field with the connivance of police and the backing of state agriculture minister Tota Singh.
Nirmal said he bought the land in 2003 before flying to Canada in 2009, and prepared a power of attorney with close relatives.
Later he learned that one of his POAs Sawarn Singh forged the POA and sold some of the land with the connivance of the property dealer and former Akali Sarpanch Kuldip Singh.
Sensing trouble he returned to India and met senior officers who assured him action would be taken against the offenders, however the Moga police said he could not enter his property as it was disputed.
The agriculture minister said he was aware of the case but Nirmal Singh was on the wrong side of the law and faces two criminal cases. NRI Singh also alleged that to intimidate him Moga police had registered a false case against him in 2010, which was quashed by the high court the same year.
NRI was among crew members on fatal Malaysian flight
Report dated 19/07/2014 @ 6:52 PM
According to his father, Sanjid Singh Sandu was among the fifteen crew members on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine.
His father Jijar Singh said Sanjid was not supposed to be on the MH17 flight, but he switched his shift with a colleague. His mother was planning to cook his favourite dishes for him upon his arrival Penang. He was their youngest child and only son and they last spoke to him on the phone just before the flight.
Sanjid's parents received the news from their daughter-in-law who is also a flight stewardess with Malaysia Airlines.
All 298 passengers and 15 crew on board the Kuala Lumpur bound MH17 jetliner were killed in the explosion said to be caused by a missile fired by pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine.
Malayalam film producer and family in suicide pact in Dubai
Report dated 18/07/2014 @ 3:18 PM
Santhosh Kumar, a south Indian film producer, his wife Manju and daughter Gouri have been found dead with multiple stab injuries in their flat in Dubai.
Police broke down the door of the flat after a cousin complained that the family were incommunicado for some days.
Kumar hails from Kerala and owns film production company Souparnika FIlms. Acquaintances suspect that Kumar had resorted to extreme steps because of huge financial liabilities, however the details are yet to be ascertained. It is also reported that the case is being treated as a murder suicide.
Kumar was a co-producer of the hit Malayalam movie 'Madambi', and he ran a general trading company in Dubai where he moved to some five years ago.