Sep 29, 1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.


A N Tiwari appointed new Chief Information Commissioner

Rajnikath’s original name was Sivaji Rao Gaekwad. The current Rajnikanth was named by K Balachander.

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Birthday Quiz: Lata Mangeshkar

At 81, legendary singer Lata Mangeskar continues to mesmerise people with her golden voice. The nightingale, who started her career in 1942, has sung in over 1000 movies. So how much do you know about this singing legend? Take a quiz and check your 'Lata Quotient'

1) What was Lata Mangeshkar named at her birth?

Lata2) Lata Mangeshkar entered Guinness world record for what?

3) Which was Lata's first Hindi song?

4) Which was the first and last film of Lata's production house?

5) What is the nickname of Lata Mangeshkar?

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Assam: First model district health project launched

Country’s first Model District Health Project has been launched in Morigaon district of Assam. The project has been launched in collaboration of the Earth Institute of Columbia University and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Launching the ambitious project at a function in Dispur yesterday, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the model district health project would aim at reducing infant and maternal mortality rates by 2015. Speaking on the occasion, senior adviser of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, Dr. Nirupam Bajpai said Morigaon in Assam is among the five districts in the country to have been selected under the model district health project. Dr. Bajpai, who has been honoured with Padmashree Award, said the mission aims at reaching out to 600 million people in the country through interventions in a better and effective way. Terming the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) as the biggest public health programme in the world, Dr. Bajpai said the project would address other key health issues.

Kalpana Devi Thoudam becomes first Indian judoka to clinch World Cup medal

Kalpana Devi Thoudam has become the first Indian judoka to clinch a World Cup medal by grabbing a bronze in the below 52kg category in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

The World Cup, which concluded yesterday, is the official event of the International Judo Federation and one of the Olympic Qualifying events. About 100 judokas from 17 Countries participated in this event.

She earlier won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Judo Championships in Singapore and was an Asian junior champion two years ago. Besides, she is also a reigning national champion

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