Why is the Valentine’s Day Celebration in Patna So Awesome?

Patna, the capital city of Bihar, is well connected by rail, road and airways network from the rest of India. Bihar has always been an integral part of Indian culture and tradition since time immemorial. The great warriors like Guru Govind Singh, Samrat Ashoka, Chandragupta Maurya and others have always stood out for the cause of the people whenever needed.

Bihar’s contribution towards disseminating the message of peace and love across the world cannot be ignored either. Gautama Buddha has spread the message of non-violence, peace and love from the very land of Magadha (Present day Bihar). The father of Jainism, Mahavira also tried preaching for peace and harmony from Bihar.

Bihar is the world within itself. Whoever comes to Bihar or Patna (its capital city), he or she is sure to get mesmerized by the tranquility, peace and scrumptious food available in the city.

Top 5 Flowers Option for Valentine’s Day Celebration

  • Rose: It is the epitome of love and romance. Certainly, sending someone a bouquet of fresh roses on Valentine’s Day makes him or she feel so special. A single rose petal speaks a lot about love and romance. Definitely, it will cast its magic spell when a person receives the same from his or her loved one.
  • Sunflower: This flower represents one’s everlasting love for another. It is a perfect Valentine’s gift to win somebody’s hearts. The flower emits a sweet fragrance, which is enough to win somebody’s mind and heart instantly.
  • Daffodils: Nothing skips a heart more than having a bunch of fresh daffodils emitting sweet aroma. Daffodil is a perfect Valentine’s flower to elevate the level of a romantic relationship to a new height. Sending valentines day flowers to Patna was never easier. However, it can be easily done by visiting an appropriate online flower store.
  • Orchid: If there is one flower that symbolizes romance, beauty and bonding for each other, then it is orchid. Sending a bunch of Orchids on Valentine’s Day is an amazing experience.
  • Tulip: Lovebirds say that the center of a Tulip symbolizes heart. Certainly, Tulip has its own elegance and enigma on Valentine’s Day. There was a time when availing a bunch of Tulip in India was extremely difficult. Thanks to the online gift system, that one can easily send Tulips to their loved ones within a fraction of second now.

The Couple’s Paradise
Married couples or the lovebirds often throng to costly locations to celebrate Valentine’s Day without realizing the fact that celebrating the occasion in Patna could be an enchanting one. Pubs, restaurants and hotels stay open until midnight in the town for the people to celebrate the essence of love. The mystic weather, cool breeze and friendly people make this place a ‘lovers’ paradise’ in reality.

In the recent times, Patna has rightly got the tag ‘romantic gateway of the East’. Located in the east of India, this thickly populated capital city of Bihar is famous for its Litti-Chokha, scenic landscapes, historical monuments and thick foliage of greenery in most parts of the city.


Launch of nMigrator – Email Migration Software to Migrate Lotus Notes to Outlook, Office 365, Exchange Server Mailboxes

One of the esteemed software firm, working in the field of data management and conversion, recently disclosed a new addition in the long list of software is hosts- Lotus Notes Migration Tool. The software has been developed keeping in mind the need of users to perform the migration of Lotus Notes Mailboxes. IBM Lotus Notes Migration tool for Windows has simplified the conversion by converting .nsf file format into numerous of file formats such as HTML, EML, PST, PDF, EMLX, MBOX, DOC, RTF, XPS, MHT, and MSG.

Reportedly, the idea of this application development originated from the very necessity of business continuity. The solution is outfitted with the advance features, which makes the conversion of NSF files in a flawless manner. Lotus Notes conversion utility comes up numerous of file saving options to store the converted IBM Lotus Notes database file in MS Outlook (.pst and .msg), Apple Mail (.emlx), Windows Live Mail (.eml), Thunderbird (.mbox), PDF, MS Word (.doc), etc. Offline or detached IBM Notes database conversion to the local storage file format is the rising need of users as for creating the backup of Lotus Notes in case of downtime.

IBM Notes converter software has been outfitted with the advance features, which makes the process efficient and flawless. The most striking features of the product are:

• Transfer of IBM Notes database mailboxes in bulk quantity without losing data.

• Migration of NSF data items: emails, calendar, address book, To-do list, etc.

• IBM Domino file converted to PDF, PST, MSG, MBOX, EML, XPS, EMLX, MHT, etc.

• Offers preview and migration of desired file/folder to desired file format accordingly.

• Supports all Windows and IBM Lotus Notes editions to perform data conversion.

• Live environment of IBM Notes client is required to perform the migration of data

• A freeware demo edition offered for properly testing Lotus Notes Migration Tool.

In context of launch of Lotus Notes Migration Tool, Director of Product Development quoted the following statement: “The variant options to store the converted data files are exhibited by the software have been encompassed by keeping in mind the numerous of difficulties Notes users experience while managing their database. With the help of the variant options, users will have a wide choice of parameters to choose from. We are well acquainted with the challenges that Lotus Notes users face in their everyday tasks. Creating the backup of NSF file is the foremost reason of slow performance of IBM Lotus Notes and thus, we thought of developing such solution that could put an end to all the trouble. We believe that Lotus Notes Migration tool will be well appreciated by IBM Notes users.”

As per reports, other than the features that are highlighted, some user-friendly features are also added in the product to mark it as a complete key for NSF conversion procedure. Out of which, speed of data migration of product is the foremost milestone. Available version of IBM Lotus Notes NSF Converter comes up with an amazing conversion speed, which keeps all its competitors far-off to move Lotus Notes mailbox data.

Reportedly, Lotus Notes to MS Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, Apple Mail, etc. solution offers an immediate preview of data files. Before migration of data, users can examine .nsf files to do some sort of investigation on data by viewing the whole Lotus Notes data. The smart feature of this product is that it makes separate output folder after data migration to store it. It gives a wide range of file naming options and desired store location to save the converted data files.

Management of NSF data files is the biggest challenge that most of the Notes users have to face on daily basis to create its backup in other file format. Keeping all these challenges in mind, we developed the solution, so as to ease the efforts put forth to the users. We are really satisfied with the positive response that we are getting from all our customers,” quoted Senior Product Manager of nMigrator.

The solution is made with the potential of performing batch conversion of NSF data files at once. However, Visit the official website to try the product via freeware trial. In addition, contact the support department for further enquiries on the product purchase formalities or operational functions.

nMigrator software is based on the whole data conversion from Lotus Notes in numerous of file formats. Solution offers provision to select several of NSF file and move all of them desired file format. User-effort and time will be decreased in performing the procedure thus, creation the nMigrator converter whole resolution for users.

About nMigrator:
Over the years, the company has emerged as one of the top brands of software providers in the industry. It recently contributed to the industry with its latest launch of Lotus Notes Migration Tool.

North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into sea

North Korea has launched four ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan.

Three of them fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) after flying some 1,000km (620 miles), in what PM Shinzo Abe called a “new stage of threat”.

They were fired from the Tongchang-ri region, near the North’s border with China, the South Korean military said.

The type of missile in unclear but the North is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the UN.

A South Korean military official said a launch had taken place at 07:36 local time Monday (22:36 GMT Sunday) and was being investigated to determine the type of projectile used.

The US military said later it had detected and tracked a launch but had determined that it did not pose a threat to North America.

State Department acting spokesperson Mark Toner said in a statement: “The United States strongly condemns the DPRK’s ballistic missile launches tonight, which violate UN Security Council Resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea’s launches using ballistic missile technology,” using the official name of the country the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

On Friday, Pyongyang threatened to fire missiles in response to the Foal Eagle military exercises under way between South Korea and the US. The North sees the annual drills as preparation for an invasion against it.

Monday’s launches were just the latest in a long series of tests of North Korean missile technology, which experts say is likely to be improving with successive tests.

North Korea has repeatedly said its space programme is peaceful but it is believed to be developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could strike the US.

However, most believe the North is still some time away from being able to miniaturise nuclear warheads so they could fit on to a missile.

Last month North Korea said it had successfully test-fired a new kind of ballistic missile in a launch supervised by leader Kim Jong-un.

It was the first test-firing since Donald Trump became the US president and was condemned by the UN, the US, South Korea and Japan.

Recent activity in the Tongchang-ri region, home to the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, has been a cause for concern for Japanese officials.

Screens have been set up in key areas at the site, probably to deter satellite surveillance, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

On Sunday, South Korea said it would quadruple the reward it pays defectors from the North who share information that will help enhance security to $860,000 (£700,000).

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After decades in America, the newly deported return to a Mexico they barely recognize

MEXICO CITY — The deportees stepped off their flight from El Paso looking bewildered — 135 men who had left families and jobs behind after being swept up in the Trump administration’s mounting effort to send millions of undocumented immigrants back to their economically fraught homeland.

As they filed into Mexico City International Airport last week, government employees handed them free ham-and-cheese sandwiches, Mexican ID cards and information directing them to social services in the capital.

“Welcome back!” a cheerful government worker called out, taking down names and phone numbers.

Then the men, who had spent as many as 20 years in the United States before being caught and held in detention for several weeks, walked out into a Mexico many of them barely remember, where job opportunities are scarce and worries about the worst inflation in a decade await them.

In the wake of new enforcement policies announced by the Trump administration last week that dramatically expand the pool of undocumented immigrants targeted for deportation, Mexico is bracing for an influx of men and women like them. Their arrival — along with a surge of undocumented immigrants leaving the United States voluntarily — promises to transform Mexican society in the same way their departure did.

Since President Trump took office in January, the number of U.S. government flights landing in Mexico City loaded with deportees has jumped from two a week under President Barack Obama to three, Mexican officials said. The arrivals include convicted felons but also many without criminal records.

The numbers of immigrants deported from the United States waned in the final years of the Obama administration, which took steps to focus enforcement on hardened criminals and recent arrivals.

Trump, who made immigration enforcement a centerpiece of his campaign, has been clear that he views illegal immigrants as potential security threats and competitors to Americans for jobs. This week, he told journalists at a private lunch that he might be open to a comprehensive immigration overhaul that includes a path to legal status for those who had not committed crimes.

But Trump did not mention such a plan in his remarks to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, emphasizing his deportation initiatives instead.

About 500 deported Mexicans, including some who had been picked up when Obama was in office, are arriving here daily.

“Many of these people come not knowing how to speak Spanish,” said Amalia García, secretary of Mexico City’s labor department, which serves as a point of contact for the deportees. “They come feeling very bitter, very ashamed and very hurt.”

More returnees means lower wages for everybody in blue-collar industries such as construction and automobile manufacturing, where competition for jobs is likely to increase, economists say.

Moreover, the loss of remittances from the United States — Mexico’s second-largest source of revenue at roughly $25 billion last year — could have devastating effects, particularly in rural areas.

At the same time, though, there will be more English-speaking Mexicans entering the workforce who’ve honed their skills in the United States, a development that in the long run could position Mexico to be a stronger player in the global economy, analysts say.

“A lot of these people ran businesses in the U.S. and did well,” said Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. “In the same way that in the United States we saw a wave of Mexicans who became part of the American culture and changed it, we’re now seeing a wave of Mexicans moving back who are integrating American culture into Mexico.”

The Mexican government hopes to tap into that potential — and to diminish the likelihood that deportees will try their luck again across the U.S.-Mexico border, where the Trump administration plans to build a wall.

A federal program launched in 2014, called Somos Mexicanos (We’re Mexican), tries to help returning migrants find jobs, start businesses and deal with the emotional trauma many experience after leaving families in the United States.

Under the program, arriving deportees receive food, a medical checkup and bus fare to wherever they plan to live in Mexico. Local case managers then connect them to social services and job leads and, in some cases, help with moving their families back.

“The first thing that many have in mind is: ‘I want a job,’ ” said Gabriela García Acoltzi, director of the Somos Mexicanos program. “We help them identify other areas where they need assistance.”

But the government’s ability to provide such services to the tens of thousands of returning migrants expected in the coming years is uncertain.

The value of the Mexican peso plunged after Trump took office, prompting worries about the worst inflation in the country since the 2008 global recession. Those fears have heightened as the possibility looms of a trade war with the United States that would affect $1.5 billion in daily cross-border commerce.

Meanwhile, prices for tortillas, meat and other necessities have gone up in response to the federal government’s 20 percent hike in gasoline prices last month, hitting poorer Mexicans especially hard.

In dispensing government resources to the returnees, García cautioned, “the important thing is to be flexible in what they’re requiring.”

At the Mexico City airport, many passengers arrived in the same rumpled clothes they were wearing when U.S. immigration authorities grabbed them. Some wore gray detention center pants after serving time in jail.

Not liking their chances here, several of the men made a beeline toward a nearby bus terminal to find a way back to the border.

“The situation here doesn’t look good,” said Luís Enrique Castillo, 47, adding that he planned to return to his wife, four children and two grandchildren in Chicago, where he lived for 20 years.

Castillo said he was arrested when U.S. immigration officials knocked on his door looking for one of his sons, who had been scheduled for deportation. They didn’t find his son and, after checking his ID, picked him up instead.

José Armando López García, 50, is trying to make a life in Mexico after being deported about a year ago. He left a wife and five children in Las Vegas after a routine traffic stop revealed he was using a fake driver’s license.

López, a professional carpenter, received a $1,260 government grant through the Somos Mexicanos program that allowed him to start a contracting company out of the home he shares near the airport with his 92-year-old mother.

The money he makes is barely enough to live on, López said. And his depression deepens when he sees other children, who remind him of his own.

“I can’t imagine them living here,” López said, tears streaming down his cheeks. “There’s too much insecurity, and I don’t know how it would work with the schools.”

Jill Anderson, director of Otros Dreams en Acción (Other Dreams in Action), an advocacy group for former undocumented immigrants who grew up in the United States, said many returning students face problems being admitted to Mexican public schools.

The system for transferring U.S. school credits into Mexican schools is rife with red tape, requiring translated transcripts and other proof, which can take more than a year, Anderson said.

Her group has backed legislation to speed up the process, which President Enrique Peña Nieto recently endorsed. But Anderson also noted the resistance here to doing too much to accommodate a population of returning compatriots who rub many the wrong way with their English and their more aggressive American manner.

“It really interrupts the economic and social norms of Mexico,” she said. “They speak English, and they’re asking for access to higher education and to employment in ways that their parents were not able to.”

When José Manuel Torres, 23, followed his deported father back from Georgia about five years ago, he was denied admission to Mexico City’s public university system because he lacked proof of graduating from his middle school outside Atlanta — despite having his high school diploma.

“I told them, ‘Dude, if I finished high school, isn’t it common sense that I went through middle school?’ ” said Torres, speaking in English with a Southern twang. “They said, ‘Yes, but this is the process.’ ”

Torres was hired by an international call center in Mexico City — a growing industry filled with younger English-speaking Mexicans who, as their parents did in the United States, tend to socialize in isolated communities where they resist speaking the language of their new home.

He left that job, though, and, through a family connection, found another job as a school-orchestra stage manager at the private National Autonomous University of Mexico. This has allowed him to take classes in software engineering, his real interest.

“This place really beats you up,” Torres said about Mexico. “There are so many circumstances here that constantly keep hitting you, pulling you down, and you’ve got to keep driving through it, grinding and pulling.”

It’s that spirit — forged for many returning Mexicans during years of living illegally in the United States — that may ultimately benefit Mexico, said economist Luís de la Calle.

De la Calle predicted that, in the short term, average wages will drop as more qualified people enter the country to compete for scarce jobs. But the overall economy is likely to expand in the long run when those people start to succeed, he said.

“We suffered a cost as a nation by sending those hard workers to the U.S., in the sense that we lost a lot of talent,” de la Calle said. “When they come back to Mexico and they are properly trained, they will make more than a proportional contribution to Mexico.”

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