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Many relics and manuscripts that are part of the city\'s history face the risk of damage due to civic apathy

A city-based NGO, that is in possession of this ancient treasure trove, alleges that the building in Hajuri where these rare artifacts are stored is prone to leakages during monsoon. As a result, the NGO has refused to display all its manuscripts and relics fearing damage. In fact, some of the artifacts are still stacked in boxes.

  • The NGO says they have no commercial interest and want this rich archive to be converted into a museum and thrown open for citizens.

Veteran academician Dr Vijay Bedekar of the Institute for Oriental Study says there are over 25,000 rare books including encyclopedias in Marathi, 3,000 Sanskrit manuscripts and artifacts that are around 2,000 years old with them.

\"Most of these artifacts have been donated to us by several residents of the city and some have been collected by our members over the last 25 years,\" says Dr Bedekar.

A trip to the building exposed the poor infrastructure. The staff was also forced to work in unsanitary conditions.

Earlier, the NGO used to operate from a space at Shahu Market in Thane city but was asked to move to the present location by the civic body. Members allege that the new location is not maintained properly despite repeated complaints to the civic body.

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arunachalboymIn a gruesome incident, a boy from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Taniam, was allegedly beaten to death in Delhi. The incident took place on Wednesday at Lajpat Nagar in Southeast Delhi. Nido Taniam, a student, was the son of an Arunachal MLA.

 

His body is in the mortuary of the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). According to the friends and relatives there was some altercation with a shopkeeper which escalated. The victim's family has alleged that he was beaten to death.

Read more: Delhi: Arunachal MLA’s son dies after being thrashed by shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to relook into its verdict criminalizing gay sex in the country.

A bench of Justice H L Dattu and Justice S J Mukhopadhaya, in in chamber proceedings, dismissed a bunch of petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict declaring gay sex an offence punishable up to life imprisonment.

In a big setback to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court had on December 11 set aside the Delhi high court judgment decriminalizing gay sex and thrown the ball into Parliament's court for amending the law.

Read more: SC refuses to review its verdict criminalizing gay sex

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'We didn't make this medicine for Indians… we made it for western patients who can afford it': Pharmaceutical chief tries to stop India replicating its cancer treatment

  • Indian firm granted government licence to produce copy of a Bayer drug  
  • Nexavar is used for the treatment of kidney, liver and thyroid cancers
  • A patient would pay £58,000 for a year's course of the Bayer version  
  • However the cost of the Natco version would be around £1,700  
  • Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers made comments during a panel discussion  H
  • e has previously described India's patent laws as 'essentially theft'

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Industrialist Adi Godrej shares his views on issues before the country, managerial leadership and the future of the Godrej group, in a chat with Swetha Amit.

 

Renowned Indian industrialist Adi Burjorji Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group, who was conferred the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, and the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2013, is part of a unique nation-building initiative, "India at 75", a vision which is aimed at creating a better India by its 75th year of its Independence in 2022.

Read more: India suffers from unemploybility, not unemployment: Adi Godrej

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Donates 20 solar panels for energy production centre at Ferozpur Namak village in Mewat District of Haryana, Increased focus on vision centre and village community development in 2014, Aims to benefit people in Ferozpur Namak and neighbouring villages for Eye Care, child development, improved sanitation and water situation to improve quality of life by 2016, Canon India spent INR 46.8 lakhs on CSR activities in 2012 & 2013. Of this, INR 18.5 lakhs was spent on ‘Adopt a Village’ project

NEW DELHI: Canon India Adopt a village: 2014 focus areas • Alternate source of energy – Solar Panel • Quality of Education by Teachers’ Capability Trainings • Establishment of Computer Lab • Community engagement programmes for sustainability • Surgeries at the Vision Centre in the village • Multiple Successors Training • Sanitation Drive New Delhi, Friday, 24th January, 2014: To make a long term and sustainable impact in the three areas of Eye Care, Education and Environment, Canon India Pvt. Ltd. decided to adopt a village in 2012, make it sustainable and then replicate the model in other needy communities.

Read more: Canon’s Promise to Strengthen its Social Responsibility Continues in 2014

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