Lord Mahavira's life is an inspiration for all. His birth anniversary is celebrated as Mahavir Jayanti. The 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, the spiritual teacher practiced intense meditation after renouncing the material world at the age of 30. He attained salvation, nirvana or moksha at the age of 72. During his lifetime, he taught the virtues of non-violence, truth, chastity, non-attachment and leading a moral and principled life. Lord Mahavira is usually depicted in a sitting or standing meditative posture, with the symbol of a lion beneath him. According to Jain texts, Lord Mahavira's childhood name was Vardhamana. He was born in into a royal family in present-day Bihar. On Mahavir Jayanti, special programmes, prayer meets, processions are organised as a reminder to follow the lessons he preached during his lifetime.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed anguish over loss of lives in various parts of Gujarat due to unseasonal rain.
Cloudy skies, light rains and gusty winds gave some respite to Delhiities on Tuesday from the scorching heat.
Crisis continued to deepen at cash-starved Jet Airways on Tuesday as the airline flew just five planes and the management made desperate attempts to garner emergency funds worth Rs 400 crore to stay afloat even as the lenders remained undecided on extending the lifeline.
Unaccounted cash worth Rs. 1.48 crore, allegedly meant to bribe voters, was seized by taxmen during raids on a party colleague of TTV Dhinakaran, the politician who broke away from Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK last year. The raids were carried out overnight on a leader of Mr Dhinakaran's AMMK (Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam) in Andipatti, where assembly by-elections will be held tomorrow along with the national election.
Budget carrier IndiGo Monday announced the expansion of its flight operations on the Mumbai-New Delhi route which has seen a sharp decline in capacity after a large part of Jet Airways fleet was grounded, PTI reported.
India and Pakistan on Tuesday held a meeting on the technical aspects of the proposed Kartarpur corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district in Punjab, sources said.
Ninety seven parliamentary constituencies across 12 states and 1 Union territory will go to polls in the second phase of Lok Sabha election on April 18. Over fifteen crore seventy nine lakh thirty four thousand voters will decide the fate of 1629 candidates who are are in the fray in the second phase of polls. More than one lakh eighty one thousand polling booths ready for smooth conduct of polls.
Police have arrested 290 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London`s most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos.
Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea's main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a US think tank said on Tuesday.