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Queen Elizabeth II : A Queen with a soft spot for kids

When it comes to kids, 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II’s royal protocol goes out the door, and she delights the kids with autographs. She helps them decorate Christmas trees, holds hands with them, accepts gifts and flowers and wait.....

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China launches rocket to reach far side of Moon first time

China has successfully launched its Long March rocket carrying the Chang’e-4 lunar lander with the intention to explore the far side of the Moon. If the mission goes as planned, China would be the first country that makes a soft landing of a rover on dark side of th.....

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Good observation and quick thinking of Geologist saved many

Ananya Vasudev RM, an assistant lecturer of Geology at the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, acted upon his knowledge to save many lives. Ananya received a video from a friend that showed loud sounds coming from the ground, which he believed was due to soil piping. He alerted the autho.....

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Madrassa offers space to host school in Kerala

In the recent flood that ravaged Wayanad in Kerala, Kurichiarmala Government Lower Primary School was totally destroyed. Hayathuml Islam Mosque has offered space in their Madrassa to accommodate students. The local administration has gathered all basic amenities like furniture, shelves and statio.....

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Humanity of a man bestow rebirth for an Owl

A man’s humanity saved an Indian Eagle Owl from being run by a train. In Agra a man crossing the track noticed the sub conscious Owl lying on rail and contacted wildlife SOS for its medical facility. A team immediately reached for its speedy revival and provided essential treatments. It&rsq.....

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Dubai girl donates gold cake for Kerala flood relief

Moved by the devastation caused by the floods in Kerala, Paranathi Vivek a 12-year-old girl from Dubai has donated her birthday gift of a gold cake worth Rs 19 lakh towards Kerala Chief Minister’s relief fund. Her father, who hails from Kannur district of Kerala, said after watching the new.....

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Mollywood actor sets example for Kerala Floods

Young Malayalam actor, Tovino Thomas, has set an example during the recent Kerala floods by opening up his house in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, to those affected by the floods as it is on a safe plane and chances of water entering it are very less. He also provided basic necessities till the situatio.....

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UAE offers Rs 700 crore to flood ravaged Kerala

UAE has offered Rs 700 crore to rebuild flood ravaged Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Tuesday. Nearly 360 people have lost their lives and more than 12 lakh people became the victims of this devastating flood. "The people of Kerala have always been and are still part of our success .....

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Girl from TN donates her entire savings to flood relief

An eight year old girl Anupriya from Tamil Nadu donated her entire four year worth of savings of Rs. 9000 to Kerala flood victims. She decided to donate, when she saw on television, the miserable conditions of the people in Kerala affected by the flood. Seeing her generosity Hero cycles has promi.....

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Navy rescues pregnant woman paralysed from waist down

During the recent floods in Kerala, the defence personnel have gone to extreme lengths to save lives. During such operations, the navy rescued a pregnant woman, who was paralysed waist down from her house in Aluva. It was a highly challenging operation, as the helicopter had to remain rock steady.....

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Twitter salutes Kerala’s fishermen

In the worst monsoons in 100 years in Kerala, which killed at least 200 people, the fishermen were the saviours of the lives of many people who were caught up in the floods. They were the real heroes who rushed to inundated places with their boats. The Twitterati has given the thumbs up and have .....

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A model school that gives lessons on feminism

Lessons on feminism start early in Pardada-Pardadi Education society (PPES) at Anupshahr, in Bulandshahr district. The district is famous for low sex ratio, poor health and literacy rates among girls. The girls studying here are given lessons on gender equality and basic rights. It functions with.....

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Vasumati Amma, the pappadam selling woman

Vasumati Amma, an old pappadam selling woman from Thiruvanathapuram became viral through the social media. Her selling video at Chalai market roadside, posted by young Biju Sailabdeen on Facebook, has got her wide admiration and financial help from the public. Last 40 years of struggle in life an.....

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Edumentum to groom NGO’s to make a difference in education

Advaith Foundation, along with Mantra4change, has formed an incubator Edumentum that aims to create 50 cohorts to improve quality of education and empower educators. It is currently grooming Ayang, an NGO founded by IIT Kharagpur engineers, Bipin Dhane and Vatan Saini. Ayang is striving to set up.....

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Agnijo Banerjee wins the International Maths Olympiad

Agnijo Banerjee, the child prodigy from Kolkata, was said to have IQ levels higher than that to Einstein and Hawkings at the age of 12. Currently living in Scotland, he has won the International Maths Olympiad with perfect score of 42. Representing the UK, he solved 6 questions within 8 hours. Ja.....

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A rarity among belly dancers: Eshan Hilal

Eshan Hilal, is a male belly dancer, who comes from a devout Muslim family. He loved to dance since the age of 5. However, his family and religion vehemently disapproves of his choice of interest. He was once beaten up by his family and he ran away from home. In spite of this, Eshan continues to .....

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Sarafudheen, an Inspiration for others

A little known mosque muezzin has made the ablution discharge into a barren land and changed it to a green farm. Sarafudheen Musliyar, with his hard work, changed mosque-owned land with crops like plantain, tapioca, elephant yam and colcasia. More than 600 believers come daily for prayers 5 times.....

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Chennai techie empowers women through martial arts

Mohammed Rizwan from Chennai feels women do not retaliate to molestation as they do not feel confident to file a complaint. Hence, they need physical empowerment for which he teaches self-defence to students without a fee. He suggests attacking the perpetrators on the 8 pressure points eyes, ears.....

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Kalyan women unite to nab the drug peddlers

Kalyan residents united on WhatsApp to tackle drug peddlers who created menace in the colony by pelting stones on their doors at night. They even had got some of the youngsters addicted to it. Even after repeated complaints to the cops there was no action taken. Finally, 200 women along with soci.....

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Uttarakhand village shows what resilience truly is

The recent monsoon and floods washed away 5 bridges that connected the town of Dharchula in Uttarakhand. Nearly 1000 families were affected and cut off from the mainland. As there was no help from the authorities, they built a make shift bridge using wooden planks and rods. They even carried a vi.....

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Thalassemia nor rejection stopped him from his IAS dream

Sukhsohit Singh was declared unfit for all services  because he had Thalassaemia Major, a rare blood disorder. But this did not stop him from achieving his dream of getting into the civil services. His persistence, along with the help from an NGO and PM Manmohan Singh’s intervention, h.....

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Remembering Dr K B Menon: The brain behind Quit India Movt

Dr. K.B. Menon, a PhD scholar was the mastermind of the Quit India Movement in Malabar. After completing his degree, he took up teaching at Nizam College in Hyderabad. Later, he joined Harvard University as a Professor. His interaction with Jay Prakash Narayan ignited his passion to fight for the.....

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Sisters work to dig up an incomplete well

In the drought-prone Bheekangaon village in Madhya Pradesh, a farmer had been running pillar to post to construct a well for his farm. A well left incomplete by the officials at 10 feet deep was dug up by two daughters and their son with the help from other family members. They dug up 17 feet dee.....

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Suneel Gupta is all set to bring a change

Indian-American entrepreneur Suneel Gupta seeks to enter U.S. Congress to fight against the special interests of the corporate sector that he believes has peaked under Donald Trump Administration. He believes in Gandhian principles. He wants to bring a change by running for U.S. House of Represen.....

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Mother, Granny saves the boy from the leopard

A 3-year-old boy was attacked by a leopardess when he was playing in an agricultural field in Pimpalgaon Ketaki village in Nashik district. The leopardess picked up the boy in her mouth, but the boys’ mother and granny aptly rushed to his rescue and fought with the leopardess. They were als.....

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Akshay Venkatesh wins Nobel of Mathematics Fields medal

New Delhi-born Akshay Venkatesh won Fields medal regarded as Nobel Prize of Mathematics. He was awarded for his contributions on broad range of subjects in mathematics. These awards are given every 4 years to the most promising mathematicians under age 40. The winners receive 15,000 Canadian doll.....

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Women take on plastic with cloth bags

A 5-day workshop was conducted, to help underprivileged women make cloth bags, has strengthened the war against plastic. The workshop was a joint venture of the Rotary Club Seven Hills Dharwad, Nature First Eco Village and Dharwad Bonds aiming to make low cost cloth bags to replace plastic carry .....

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‘First modern lesbian’ honoured in UK after 178 years

Anne Lister, who is referred to as the ‘first modern lesbian’ for her string of female lovers, was honoured with a blue plaque at Holy Trinity church after 178 years of her death. The plaque, which celebrates a “gender-nonconforming entrepreneur”, is the first in the UK in.....

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Touching story of a mother’s legacy and a unique Kerala farm

The 2.5 acre farm owned by the Uthaman brothers at Kerala’s Venjaramoodu has over 350 varieties of native and exotic fruits and more than 200 types of medicinal herbs and shrubs. All this is a legacy left behind by the mother of the 3 brothers who had put her heart and soul to nurture these.....

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Father and son graduate together in Maharashtra

Mumbai-based Mohammad Farook Shaikh, a taxi-driver juggled a hectic schedule and academics and graduated from YB Chavan University, along with his own son, Hazim. Though Shaikh had studied till Class 10 and had been working as a junior clerk in a bank, he had to discontinue the job, following whi.....

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Self-reliant house built with upcycled material in Bihar

Biker duo, Kumar Prashant and Ben Reid-Howells, undertook a biking expedition named ‘Vasudhaiva Ride’ spanning 2 continents passing on their ‘one world one family’ message by coupling with fieldwork to impact lives. As part of this, they built a sustainable community devel.....

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An NGO kills taboo surrounding sanitary health in women

A joint initiative by Roca's “We Are Water” Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit housing organisation does it but to better women’s health. The establishment entirely run by women manufacturing cost-effective, quality sanitary napkins. It aims to reach 50,000 un.....

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Dog saves his master from lion's attack in Gujarat

Shepherd Bhavesh Hamir Bharwad from a village in Gujarat has been saved from lions’ attack by the brave act of his dog.  When three lions attacked Bharwad while he was grazing his sheep, the dog barked with an intention to attract the attention of people nearby. The people gathered ans.....

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Starbucks to open ‘Signing Store’ for deaf, hard of hearing

Global coffee-chain major Starbucks is launching ‘Signing Store’, a distinct project focused on deaf and hard of hearing community in Washington D.C. It is coming near Gallaudet University in October. The project offers a unique experience for all customers while promoting accessibili.....

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Nigerian boy survives rare heart condition

An 8 year old Nigerian boy with a rare heart condition successfully underwent a surgery at Akash Super Specialty Hospital in Delhi recently. He had the condition called VST or hole in the heart combined with DCRV, a right ventricular outflow tract obstruction caused by muscular or fibromuscular b.....

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Kerala Tea shop’s been selling snacks for Rs.1 for 30 years

Babu’s tea shop near the Poochakkal electricity junction in Kerala has been selling local delicacies: Sukhiyan, bonda, aparippu vada for a mere Rs. 1 for the past 30 years. This shop is extremely popular and every evening a large crowd wait their turn to buy his 1 rupee snacks for heir tea......

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Bihar to employ transgenders as guards at women’s care homes

The Bihar Govt is planning to employ transgenders and eunuchs as security guards in girls’ and women’s care homes following reports on the raise of sexual assaults at the centres. A report accused the operators of 100 safe houses in the state of abusing girls housed there. Most of the.....

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Musk calls British diver who helped rescue Thai boys 'pedo'

Elon Musk has called a British diver who helped rescue schoolboys from a flooded cave in Thailand ‘pedo guy’ on Twitter. He was responding to diver Vern Unsworth, who said Musk offer to help with a miniature submersible as a “PR stunt”. The chief executive of the tech gian.....

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Tribal women’s lives changed with food processing initiative

‘Ghoomar’, a self-help group comprising of Garasiya tribal women, have decided to take it upon themselves to contribute to their family income by processing the local fruits found in the wild and selling the pulp to frozen food vendors across the country. Around 150 women have claiemd.....

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69-year-old takes her life’s first trip through flight

Kudumbashree community coordinator V N Valsakumari took her life’s 1st trip on board a flight in March from Kochi-Thiruvananthapuram. Her Kudumbashree unit made the dream possible for her. People, as old as 80, were on the trip with her. On the way back, she took a train. Such tours need to.....

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Thailand celebrates success of mission impossible

The rescue of 12 boys and their coach from the caves sparked for joy and relief across Thailand. Eighteen days after entering the caves on a team-bonding session, the remaining boys and their coach, as well as all rescue and medical personnel, emerged alive.  The chief of the rescue mission .....

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Online road safety exam designed by Nashik students for kids

A group of 13-year-old Nashik students have designed an online exam to inculcate traffic rules right from childhood. On passing the Online Traffic Awareness exam on www.mybicyclelicense.com, kids will get a bicycle license. Rules that usually apply for 2-wheelers apply for bicyclists so kids will.....

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Dentist donates cycles to students from a remote village

Dr Suwas, a Mumbai-based dentist donated cycles to young students in a remote village located in Maharashtra. These children usually walked several kilometres to get to school. As Suwas himself grew up in a slum and completed his education with the support of his friends. He understood the plight.....

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From a livestock farmer to a plant-based food company owner

Plant-based food company Fry’s Family Foods founder, Wally Fry from South Africa, once a livestock farmer, started his empire when his conscience started pricking him. His company currently produces 35 tons of food each day in their SA plant and 5 tons in UK contract manufacturer in Cornwal.....

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Chennaite's love for gardening helps others grow own food

Chennai boy Pavan Kumar’s love for gardening has helped citizens to grow their own vegetables through organic gardens, both indoor and outdoor.  He launched his dream project, PKR Greens and Consultants in September 2016. As it is a social venture, site visits are not charged. They wor.....

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Tween boy helps dad save Rs. 4Lakh in electricity bills

Maanav Mehta had advised his dad to have solar power generators installed in all 4 of their Madh Island bungalows. His dad, Mehul installed solar panels costing Rs. 18Lakhs in 2017 and now his electricity bills have come down by 34%, saving him nearly Rs.4Lakh last year. They had installed 80 sol.....

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Danielle: My son has a dad, I didn’t

Danielle Campoamor, her mother and brother dreaded when it was 5 o’clock, they didn’t know what ‘volatile version’ of their father would barge in. The constant abuse made her rethink of that man as ‘not’ her dad. When she sees her husband look after her, during.....

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HelperChoice helps maids to escape from abusive employers

HelperChoice website is credited with helping thousands of female employees to escape from abusive employers and middle men. It is one of the online services that avoid the help of the middleman, who levy huge amount as service fees. This Hong Kong-based App provides a platform to avoid getting t.....

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Son joins father’s steps and will serve the same unit

Lt Hitesh Kumar’s father Lance Naik Bachan Singh was killed on June 12, 1999, in Kargil. He had decided that he too will join his father’s steps. 19 years later, he was commissioned into the Indian Army after graduating from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. Like his father, he.....

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Homeless lady feeds hundreds in Chennai

Yasminee Bashir comes from a middle class family in Port Blair. The 2004 Tsunami washed away everything she lived with and her family was literally on the streets. She fought the odds to complete her studies and got a job in Mumbai. Being homeless once, she developed an attachment towards under-p.....

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A father donates 3 crore property to a mental care home

People with mental illness like schizophrenia cannot carry on with their daily lives unless they take medicine every day. N. Kamalasanan decided to donate his ancestral home for a cause of mentally ill and wrote to the Chief Minister of Kerala with the proposal. He says such that such people have.....

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Choosing to be a strawberry farmer from an IT job

Babu Rajshekar, while working in an IT firm, was always inclined towards gardening and nature. When he reached a saturation level in his job, he started growing quality organic strawberries in Ooty. In 2015, he started growing 3000 saplings in a poly house. Now the demand has made him expand to C.....

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The success story of a landless labourer

Dileep comes from a family of labourers in Bihar, whose collective monthly income was Rs2000-3000 as exploited agricultural labourers. In spite of all odds Dileep pursued his education and got admission in a private technical college. His hard work paid off when a leading steel company offered hi.....

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Red Box, a dress bank for the needy

Red box is a dress bank, an initiative spearheaded by Support 4 Society (S4S) where one can drop clothes which is no longer used. The project was kickstarted to ensure that no one feels left out without an ‘Onakkodi,’ a customary outfit during onam. The impact of red box has been so s.....

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38 Indians stuck in Yemen rescued by Navy

38 Indians, who were stuck in cyclone-hit Socotra Island in Yemen, were on Thursday brought back home by the Indian Navy. In an operation code named “Nistar,” Indian naval ship INS Sunaya, entered the Porbandar harbour in Gujarat yesterday. The Indian Navy had sent a ship to Yemen aft.....

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A story of love and happiness

He met her when he was 19 and began liking her at first sight. His handicap did not restrict him in asking her out or proposing her. When they wanted to get married, her parents vehemently opposed it. He was ready to let her go as he felt that is best for her. She was determined, so was he. They .....

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Bhopal students prepare Ramzan Sehri for patient’s relatives

Shailendra Dubey and his friend have taken a noble initiative, where they prepare and deliver ‘Sehri’ meal for relatives of patients undergoing treatment in Bhopal’s hospitals. Students of Rishiraj Dental College took a collective decision to allocate a sum of Rs 50 daily from t.....

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Paralysed man from Kerala fights odds to earn his living

The life of Thaha would be inspiring for many different-abled people. He fights all odds to earn his living by making umbrellas, despite being paralysed. Apart from umbrellas, he also knows to make soap powder, jewellery, paper bags and LED bulbs. He uses to sell his products through social media.....

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Shubham Goel: Youngest candidate for governor of California

22-year-old Indian-US IT professional Shubham Goel, who has roots in UP, is contesting for governor of California. Born and brought up in California, Goel wants fresh voices to change the state Govt. He is making use of the latest virtual reality technology to interact with people. He studied eco.....

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A government employee feeds Mysuru’s poor with surplus food

In India, food worth Rs 44,000 crores go waste into garbage bins every year. It is a colossal waste where millions go hungry without food. HR Rajendra, a Central government employee from Mysore leads a band of volunteers to collect excess food from marriage halls etc and distributes it among begg.....

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Indian-US boy gains $42,000 by correctly spelling ‘koinonia’

The 14-year old Karthik Nemmani, an Indian-American, has won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee tittle. He won $42,000 in cash and prizes for correctly spelling ‘koinonia’. He is the 14th champion from the community in 11 consecutive years. Karthik and Naysa, another Indo-U.....

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My birth was not celebrated so I celebrate it everyday

She was born into a traditional family where a birth of a boy was celebrated while that of a girl was looked down upon. Her mother always called her lucky and special. Her marriage was a breather for her, with huge support from her husband and her in-laws who allowed the new couple to have their .....

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Fish market owner purchased and then set a 70lb octopus free

Giovanni, a fish market owner, recently bought a 70-pound octopus that was caught in a crab trap by a California fisherman and then set it free, giving the giant sea creature a 2nd chance that most ocean-dwelling animals don’t get. He never sells octopus in his market after realizing how in.....

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Man climbs 4 storey building to save hanging child in Paris

Mamoudou Gassama has been hailed as a hero for climbing a 4 storey building to save a 4 year-old child who was hanging from a ledge. It happened in northern Paris. The 22-year-old man climbed to reach the child in a matter of seconds without even considering the safety of his own. Fire fighters r.....

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24YO becomes youngest to scale 6 peaks over 8k metres

Arjun Vajpai climbed Kanchenjunga peak making him the youngest person in the world to scale 6 peaks over 8k metres. He began his ascent from the Advanced base camp standing at the height of 5400 meters with his team of Sherpas and fellow mountaineers on April 26. This expedition was backed by Mou.....

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Superhero saves turtle from death

13 year-old Asmit saved a turtle from sure death using his wits. Seeing a turtle, which falls under the Wildlife Protection Act, being sold openly, he tried to make the seller aware of his illegal action. Failing which, the boy bought the turtle himself and released it into the wild with the help.....

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Maasika Mahotsav: Celebrating periods

Nishant Bangeera, a graduate, has solved sanitary napkin issue in a charity school for students by collecting funds. His team, Muse, is promoting menstrual festival in Thane, with ‘Maasika Mahotsav’ and guests talk on the subject and they also have cultural programs. Its main aim is t.....

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Seven year olds skating wonder

Dhruv is a 7 year old skating champion and his name is already in Guinness World Records. He showed glimpses of his talent when he was 2 year old, when he began skating in his elder brother’s skating shoes.  He won gold at the State Federation under-four championship in 2014.  In .....

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Man on dialysis for 21 years: kidney patients’ saviour

Kamal Shah, co-founder of the dialysis service provider ‘Nephroplus’, had Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and needed a kidney transplant, which couldn’t be performed and he underwent Peritoneal Dialysis. This prompted him to start Nephroplus with 140 centres now, in March 201.....

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Fathima, an angel in Anuragh’s life

Anuragh, a 12 year old afflicted with cerebral palsy since birth could not walk, read or even eat on his own. But thanks to Fathima Bismi, his classmate and best friend whose support and motivation helped him walk on his own. When the Orhtodox Syrian Church heard of the miraculous change Fathima .....

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Father-daughter pair trek to the Mount Everest

Deeya Suzannah and Ajeet Bajaj became the first Indian father-daughter duo to climb the Mt. Everest. By achieving this feat, she gives the message that girls can scale the highest summit if given a chance. Bajaj owns the adventure tourism company called Snow Leopard. He was conferred the Padma Sh.....

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Pit Bull helps her guardian finish college

Kali, a-seven-year-old Pit Bull and a service dog has received a notable distinction for supporting her guardian and friend, Tiffany Ascanio during the first semester at the Florida International University. Kali accompanied her during her mechanical engineering studies. Ascanio says that Kali&rs.....

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AIR Pune brings hope to the common man

Pune station of Akashvani is all set to bring extraordinary stories, hopes and inspirations of a common man, through ” Mazha Hi Aika” which means “Listen, even to me.” It is a Marathi programme to be aired every Wednesday starting this June. These stories can be a perfect .....

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India will be only country with talent surplus in 2030:Study

In the next 12 years India, says study, will have a workforce over 245 million while the rest of the world is likely to be struggling for the same. A Korn Ferry study underlines India’s role as an only country that will have a talent surplus by 2030. It also mentions that if not redressed, .....

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Tribal couples got married in mass wedding in Gujrat

Nearly 48 tribal couples who have been living together as husband and wife for several years with their children got married as per Hindu rituals in a mass wedding ceremony in Gujarat. I was organised by Tejaswini Sanskruti Dham of Billimora with the purpose of providing salvation. Tribals usuall.....

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Teacher teaches students and they give him life lessons

Satyam Mishra talks about his short stint as a teacher at Teach For India, how the students he taught were inspiring and teaching him life lessons for the subjects he taught them. ‘The Brave New India’ has lots of children who are working against their challenging backgrounds to work .....

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Abducted Indians to be rescued by Afghan government

The Afghan Foreign minister promised all help in rescuing the Indian engineers abducted by the Taliban in the Baghlan province on Sunday. Apparently the engineers had been mistakenly kidnapped assuming them to be Indian government officials. Talks are on with tribal leaders to help in freeing the.....

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Little girl with Dwarfism met her hero at Disney World

Daisy Perez, 7, endured numerous surgeries during her short life and a kind nurse nominated her for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and she was ecstatic when she was granted her wish to meet her hero. She and her family flew to Orlando for a week-long stay at Walt Disney World and she was excited in h.....

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IAF Chief who chose India over Pakistan

Former Chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif, aged 94 passed away recently. Born in Hyderabad, he joined the Royal Indian Air Force at the age of 17. After completing his training he was posted in Karachi, in undivided India. At the time of Partition, he chose IAF tho.....

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Muslim cleric’s initiative helps 137 poor students crack JEE

Maulana Wali Rahmani runs the ‘Rahmani 30,’ an initiative to provide free coaching to students from economically, socially and educationally backward communities. This year’s JEE results showed their success, where its 137 minority students qualified JEE advanced exams for admis.....

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Mumbai Temples being restored for a great reason

Temple complexes play an important part in the cityscapes of Mumbai. Rahul Chemburkar and Bhulingeshwar Deulwadi Trust initiated a project to restore temples in and around Mumbai. The prime motivation is to bring back the lost spaces of greenery and serenity. The Deulwadi will provide a community.....

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Delhi, a cultural wasteland, changed after this man came

It is the 100th birth anniversary of Vinay Chandra Maudgalya, visionary musician, who democratised music in Delhi, by making the middle class take up classical music. Delhi was a cultural wasteland until he set up his school of classical music and took up as many people as possible as students, t.....

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Chalakudy River’s new band of saviours

Chalakudy River is like any other abused and over mined rivers across the country. The NGO River Research Centre, found by late Lata Ananda, educated children about the importance of rivers and how to protect them and spreads awareness. Environmentalist Zabna AB has published a series of illustra.....

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Mondelez India: Bringing a change in India

Mondelez India, located in Andhra Pradesh, believes that to 'Grow our Business' means to 'Grow our People.' They intentionally hired people from the local villages, despite the stereotype about working women and the socio-economic background of the area. They are trying to break t.....

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Arshel, Guwhati’s Bicycle Mayor

Arshel Akhtar, a 39 year old investor from Guwhati, Assam has started a project called ‘Pedal For Change.’ He shared stories of cyclists from Guwhati. This group has 500 members and growing every day. He wants to change the perspective of people towards cycling. BYCS, an Amsterdam-bas.....

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Modi’s Ujjwala Scheme earns praises of WHO pollution report

WHO pollution report mentioned PM Modi’s signature Ujjwala Scheme for providing free LPG connections to over 37mn women who are living under the poverty line to switch to clean household energy use. The report, however, points out at the alarming level of air pollution. Nearly 7mn people di.....

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Trust to help couples marry outside their religion

Yashpal Saxena and his wife are to start the Ankit Saxena Trust in memory of their son who was stabbed to death because he was in love with a girl of another community. He had earlier requested people and media not to politicize the incident. He says the trust will work towards peace and also hel.....

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Meet these inspirational UPSC rank holders

UPSC is one of the toughest exams to pass and most of these rank holders have inspiring stories. Anu Kumari from Haryana secured 2nd rank after 2 attempts, has a 4YO boy and wasn’t to work for women empowerment. Atul Prakash from Bihar is an IIT alumni who wants to improve the government sc.....

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Hyderabad Police’s hilarious tweet about helmet safety

The Hyderabad Police came across a man Krishna Reddy who refused to wear a helmet. Apparently, his bike had a sticker which read, “No helmet, I die like real men.” Taking a dig at him, the Hyderabad Police tweeted, "We r extremely sorry Mr. Krishna Reddy sir. We won’t let u.....

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Pakistan Navy helps stranded Indian fishermen

The Pakistan navy delivered medical assistance to an Indian fishing boat that had been lost at sea for nine days after developing engine problems. PNS Alamgir rushed with food and medical supplies for the 12 Indians and helped them repair their boat. The grateful fishermen raised the slogan &ldqu.....

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A Lawyer’s mission to make air travel safer

The 2010 Mangalore air crash, in which 158 people were dead, was the worst aviation disasters in India. Ever since that, Yeshwant Shenoy, a lawyer from Kerala is single-handedly fighting to make air travel safer. Although the official enquiry found negligence on the part of commanding pilot, the .....

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Shopping mall experience for the underprivileged

Thuli is an initiative started by 3 entrepreneurs to help poor people shop with dignity. Shivaji, Jeybala and Ajith Kumar started this non- profit organisation in Chennai. They dry-clean the clothes received from the charity and puts them on display. Those coming to the shop are given vouchers of.....

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TN man slept on platforms and gets 101st rank in UPSC exams

M. Sivaguru Prabhakaran, the son of an alcoholic father fought all odds to pursue his education and cracked the UPSC civil services examination 2017, securing the 101st rank among 990 who got in. He had worked for 2 years as a sawmill operator and even farming, in a bid to support his family fina.....

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Senior singles giving amazing retirement goals

JOY, an acronym for Just Older Youth, is a community where single seniors from across India connect with each other, so that they can move into the same neighborhood once they retire. It is the brainchild of Nishi Malhotra who has allowed these single individuals between 50-60 to get to know each.....

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Getting over the death of a parent

Michelle Ioannou shares the ways she handled the loss of her father. She admits one can never fully recover from the pain. She advises asking for help from friends and family, vocalizing that you can’t handle some aspects, letting yourself be angry, to cry and to think of the person you los.....

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Rajasthan Police sponsors a poor girl’s wedding

Mamta Mahawar, a debt-ridden MGNREGA worker was married on April 18 and it was fully sponsored by Datwas Police Station. She lost her father and brother after which she started working hard to repay the loan. Since she worked inside the police station, the staffs were aware of her financial condi.....

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Arun defies the odds to win National Science Scholarship

Arun Kumar, a Class 12 student from Mysuru qualified for the toughest scholarship exam. Kishore Vaignyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY). It provides a fellowship and contingency grant for the selected students up to the pre-Ph.D. level or 5 years. He comes from a humble background and is the son of Sh.....

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The man who changes the soles and souls of inmates

Divej Mehta has a family leather export business. He wished to do something new and came up with the idea of working with inmates inside the prison considering them as potential workforce. The Maharashtra State prison authorities accepted his proposal and they launched the brand, Inmate. It took .....

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