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Visually impaired masseurs of Pune

Visually impaired masseurs of PunePune, April 29: Several visually-impaired girl students in Pune are being given training in basic physio-therapy and massaging techniques to enable them become self-reliant in life.

These enterprising girls despite their visual impairedness are being provided opportunities to become professionals in life.

The training is part of a four-year vocational training programme conducted at The Pune School and Home for the Blind aims to enable women self-reliant.

C-PYTE bringing the wayward youth to the right track

Chandigarh, April 29: C-PYTE, a centre for training and employment of Punjabi youth, is enabling various misguided youth affected by drug-addiction and alcoholism, to use their energy into useful activities in Punjab.

It’s a unique initiative, focussed at preventing the Punjabi youth from going wayward in life and encouraging them to tread the right track.

Launched in 1990, the C-PYTE scheme inspires and encourages the youth to upgrade their skills in various occupations and join the national mainstream. There are 13 C-PYTE campuses throughout Punjab at Nabha, Faridkot, Ranike and Dera Baba Nanak and some other places.

Is Radio Pakistan trying to influence Indian elections?

Is Radio Pakistan trying to influence Indian elections?Abohar, April 29: A question that is being asked here is whether Radio Pakistan’s Punjabi Durbar programme will be questioned by the Indian Election Commission for conducting campaigns.

The Punjabi Durbar programmes have been making allegations critical of the United Progressive Alliance Government of India for ‘neglecting minorities’ in the country.

Everyone here is aware that India is known around the world for its multi-religious, secular and democratic set up.

No respite from heat, Delhi experiences hottest day in 50 years

No respite from heat, Delhi experiences hottest day in 50 yearsNew Delhi, Apr 29: Majority of Delhiites remained indoors or used protective gears, as the national capital experienced the hottest day of April in last 50 years with mercury touching 43.5 degree Celsius.

Director of Indian Meteorological Department B P Yadav said the temperature on April 29 is a record for the month of April in the past
50 years.

The Met Department said Wednesday’s temperature was five degrees above normal during this period of time and it rose from Tuesday’s 42.2 degree Celsius.

Jaipur on alert following bomb hoax on plane

Jaipur on alert following bomb hoax on planeJaipur, Apr. 29: Jaipur Airport was placed on a state of high alert on Wednesday evening after air traffic control was informed of a bomb on board flight number IC-661.

Air traffic control said they had received an anonymous call from Mumbai informing them of the bomb onboard.

The plane had left from Mumbai for Dubai. It landed at Jaipur as soon as the hoax call was made. Passengers were asked to disembark and escorted into the airport lounge and provided with refreshments. They were asked not to panic.

New Delhi feels the ripples of Lankan imbroglio

New Delhi feels the ripples of Lankan imbroglioNew Delhi, Apr 29: Human rights activists, including church leaders, on Wednesday staged a protest here against the ongoing ethnic war in Sri Lanka.

The protestors appealed to both the Indian and Sri Lankan Governments to establish peace in the island nation.