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18-Jan-2017

Stem cell treatment could be a proven therapy for diabetes, autism

Stem cell therapy has turned out to be a ray of hope for most patients who are trying to find a cure for incurable diseases. Researchers and experts believe India has been at the top in the development of stem cell treatment followed by several other countries...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring.The highest rise so far has been recorded in Uttarakhand's...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

(After 12) Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring.The highest rise so far has been recorded in Uttarakhand's...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Why Uber is bullish on carpooling, ride-sharing for Indian roads

Getting "more people into fewer cars" has the potential to cut congestion and, therefore, pollution in urban cities. In India, carpooling and ride-sharing can actually improve urban mobility and global online cab-hailing app Uber has hit the ground running on...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Joy is the natural choice for every human being : Sadhguru

Who does not want joy? It is, after all, the "basic fabric" of life, the "natural choice" of every human being. And yet, it is only an "occasional visitor" in most of our lives. This is because, says world-renowned spiritual master Sadhguru, our bodies and...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

J&K 'designpreneur' wants to style Priyanka Gandhi, Omar Abdullah

We don't need to be told we are empowered, we are born free," says a journalist-turned-designpreneur from Jammu and Kashmir who feels being a woman is her strength, is impressed by the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi dresses and wants to style politico-fashion...

14-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Khadi calendar imbroglio: Tushar Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi

The great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Tushar A. Gandhi, on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) diary-calendar controversy."PM models for polyvastra (polyesterene). Bapu (Mahatma...

13-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP blast Modi over Khadi panel calendar

The ruling ally at the Centre and in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena and the opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party on Friday sharply criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the manner in which his pictures replaced Mahatma Gandhi's photos in...

11-Jan-2017 Gurugram

NRIs from Haryana: We were invited, insulted

Some Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) who attended the two-day Pravasi Haryana Divas that ended on Wednesday complained about poor arrangements by the organisers.
"The arrangements were pretty bad... We felt insulted," said one of them. The event was organised...

11-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Shoe hurled at Badal, protestor taken into custody

A shoe was hurled at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, hitting him on the spectacles on Wednesday.The incident took place in Rattakhera village, around 250 km from here, in the 89-year-old Chief Minister's constituency Lambi while he was addressing...

11-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Uncertainty looms as Punjab heads for triangular contests

With just over 20 days to go for crucial assembly elections in Punjab, political uncertainty looms over the frontier state on the issue of who will assume power post-March 11, once the results are declared.The reason for this is that Punjab, for the first...

10-Jan-2017 Vijayawada

Andhra capital Amaravati enters execution phase

The development of Andhra Pradesh's new capital Amaravati on the banks of the Krishna river near here has entered the execution phase -- with the focus now shifting to creating critical infrastructure.The state administration moving here from Hyderabad recently...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Half a dozen rare felines seized in UP from trafficker

In a significant catch, five caracals and a leopard cat, both rare and very less sighted members of the cat family, were rescued from trafficker in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur district, forest officials said on Monday.The animals, kept in medium-sized cages,...

09-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Will SP's 'cycle' be frozen?

With both factions of the Samajwadi Party demanding the 'cycle', it increasingly appears that the election symbol of 25 long years may get frozen.Election Commission sources told IANS that it was studying the constitutional and legal position on the claims...

08-Jan-2017 New Delhi

DU official fined Rs 25K for rejecting RTI query on Modi's degree

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on Delhi University's Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) for rejecting an RTI application seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's graduation degree.The Chief Information Commission,...

07-Jan-2017

Why India might not achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets

In April 2016, Piyush Goyal, the Power and Renewable Energy Minister, reiterated that India's solar power target -- 100 GW by 2022 -- was achievable, but an IndiaSpend analysis shows that this expansion is challenged by weak infrastructure and a lack of...

07-Jan-2017

Abuse of transgender Indians begins in early childhood

From her troubled teenage years to being a social activist working for the rights of the transgender community, Sharmila (name changed to protect identity), 44, has come a long way.But the journey has not been easy. Originally from Sri Lanka, Sharmila came...

06-Jan-2017

Only 1 in 100 sexual assaults in Karnataka ends in conviction

The New Year's eve sexual attacks against female revellers in Bengaluru may have generated nationwide outrage, but most such cases end up with no punishment: No more than one in 100 cases registered in Karnataka under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code...

05-Jan-2017

Choosing the right partner to build your home

A finance executive who retires in two years is a visibly worried man. The family home in South Delhi, built in the early 1970s, is unlikely to provide all the comforts he has become accustomed to in company-provided rented apartments. He is now seriously...

05-Jan-2017

New Year resolutions doctors must stick to

It is easy to preach, hard to practise. Though, as a doctor, I pretty much practise what I preach, there are instances that knuckles me to the fact that I am still human! Nevertheless, when I had a patient recently ask if doctors resolve to beat their long...

01-Jan-2017 New Delhi

The heart goes last : Will Kathputli Colony lose its charm?

An oasis of bliss and charm amid the national capital's fast-paced urban landscape, Kathputli Colony has long been a shantytown with a difference.Like other slums of its kind, open sewers, rotten garbage and all things filthy comprise a significant part...

30-Dec-2016 Srinagar

784 ‘Domicile Certificates’ given to West Pak Refugees before 2012

While 784 ‘domicile certificates’ were issued to West Pakistan Refugees (WRPs) till 2012, the State government ordered revenue officials to ensure no WRP was “harassed” in providing category certificates like SC (Schedule Caste), ALC (actual line of Control)...

29-Dec-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

700-km long human chain in Kerala protests demonetisation

The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, led by CPI-M, on Thursday formed a 700-km long human chain extending from Raj Bhavan here to Kasargode, to protest the central government's demonetisation move.Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was the...

29-Dec-2016 Beijing

World's highest bridge inaugurated in China

China on Thursday inaugurated the world's highest bridge that rises 565 metres above the Nizhu river canyon and connects the southern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou, officials said.The construction of the Beipanjiang bridge, 1,341 metres in length, began...

27-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Court quashes Masrat Aalam’s detention under PSA

Jammu Kashmir High Court Tuesday quashed the detention of Muslim League Head Masarat Aalam under Public Safety Act and ordered the detaining authority to release him without any delay.Aalam was booked under Public Safety Act by District authorities Baramulla...

26-Dec-2016

2016: Top 10 fake news forwards that we (almost) believed

From currency to salt-very little escaped the reach of fake or fabricated news in 2016. Rumours spread from WhatsApp and other social media into the mainstream media. Institutions such as Unesco and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had to step in and tell...

19-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Need to incorporate art and culture to make cities great : NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday stressed the need to incorporate art and culture into the Smart Cities project to make them great and better.During the event organised by FICCI, Kant said: "While urbanising cities, it is important that we create cities,...

18-Dec-2016 Jammu/Srinagar

A year of personal and political tragedy for Mehbooba Mufti, her party

The year 2016 began on a politically ominous note for Jammu and Kashmir as Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed passed away after a brief illness in New Delhi on January 7.Politics for the state, especially for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which Sayeed...

18-Dec-2016 Varanasi

In PM Modi's Varanasi, stink and development go hand-in-hand

In this ancient city that is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, development and stink literally go hand-in-hand -- the latter in spite of the ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission, having been launched here more...

15-Dec-2016 Patna

The nine-year-old 'Google' boy who even leaves experts impressed

At an age when most children are only engaged in games and playing, this nine-year-old knows all about the planet Mars. Meet Kautilya whose prodigious knowledge, comprehension and sharp memory is the envy of even those much ahead in age and qualification.Here...

15-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Mumbai's glorious past pre-dates Portuguese-era : Expert

Fresh archaeological evidence found in Mumbai has provided some missing historical links from 100 BC to the 12th century AD, indicating that development of the area started long before the 15th century advent of the Portuguese, a top expert said.Under the...

15-Dec-2016 New Delhi/Kohima

How Nagaland benefited from e-governance model of distant Estonia

The distant Baltic nation of Estonia was among the first in the world to put the governments's entire citizen-centric services online. Now, the northeastern state of Nagaland is attempting to replicate this to not only improve governance but also to emerge...

15-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Mumbai's glorious past pre-dates Portuguese-era : Expert

Fresh archaeological evidence found in Mumbai has provided some missing historical links from 100 BC to the 12th century AD, indicating that development of the area started long before the 15th century advent of the Portuguese, a top expert said.Under the...

14-Dec-2016 Chandigarh

In Punjab, AAP fights within and outside

As the Punjab assembly elections draw closer, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leadership are grappling with a host of political skirmishes -- both within and outside.The party, which is the newest entrant on the Punjab political scene -- dominated largely...

13-Dec-2016 New Delhi

India's November retail inflation declines to 24-month low

India's annual retail inflation declined in November to its lowest level in the last 24 months, official data showed on Tuesday.According to Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the annual retail inflation eased last...

12-Dec-2016 Bhopal

Narmada could soon be counted as polluted river : Rajendra Singh

Stockholm Water Prize winner Rajendra Singh has cautioned that if honest effort is not made to preserve the Narmada, the river will soon be counted among the polluted rivers in India.Expressing concern over the reducing water level in the Narmada, Singh said the...

11-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Mohalla Clinics get a pat from global health magazine

The Delhi government's Mohalla Clinics have come in for praise from a leading global medical journal, which said it offered "key advantage" to beneficiaries.The Lancet, one of the oldest medical journals in the world and published in the UK, has praised...

10-Dec-2016 Pushkar

Yoga, music, Heritage Walk mark Day 1 at The Sacred Pushkar fest

Celebrating the ancient and holy city of Pushkar, the second edition of "Shree Cement The Scared aPushkar" got off to a splendid start here Saturday morning with a range of activities designed to invoke the "inner divine" of the visitors.The festival, curated by...

10-Dec-2016

Will Modi's popularity save him when the votes are counted?

A month into the demonetisation drive, there cannot but be a sense of worry in government circles about the unchanging ground realities with no sign of the long queues before banks and ATMs shortening any time soon.A more effective opposition would have...

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Surgical strikes carried out in past too, say two Army ex-chiefs

Giving credence to Congress claims on surgical strikes during the earlier United Progressive Alliance rule, two former Army chiefs on Tuesday said that the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in the past as well.Former Chiefs...

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Love others, be kind to yourself : Santa Claus's message to Indians

For almost 50 years, he has played Santa Claus -- and now during his second visit to India, Timo Alarik Pakkanen from Finland advises people of this country to love others and be generous and kind to themselves."Love each other and be kind to yourself and...

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

This is how you can avoid being 'online harassment' target

A day after the Supreme Court sought responses from three internet search engines on sharing videos related to sexual offences and cybercrime on Facebook, a Delhi-based law firm has formulated recommendations to help users avoid being a target of online...

05-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Mumbai family's huge wealth declaration puzzles IT

The declaration of Rs 200,000 crore wealth by a four-member Mumbai family confounds the Income Tax Department, especially due to their middle class antecedents, official sources said on Monday.However, a terse statement by the Central Board of Direct Taxes...

04-Dec-2016 Bhubaneswar

42-foot-long whale carcass found on Odisha beach

A 42-foot-long and 28-foot-wide carcass of a whale was found at Baidhara Pentha beach in Puri district of Odisha, said an official on Sunday.The forest officials recovered the dead marine species on getting information from the local people."It's a rare...

03-Dec-2016 Mumbai

I was sexually abused until I was 17: Ganesh Nallari

Ganesh Nallari, a sexually abused child, is now a well-settled artiste and painter, at peace with his traumatic past .In a documentary entitled "UnSpoken" Ganesh speaks on what it means to be a victim of sexual abuse and how to beat the demons that threaten...

01-Dec-2016 Sharjah

Indian man captures 'ghost' on camera in Sharjah

An Indian man caught a ghostly figure on camera during a desert outing with his family and friends in Sharjah, a local media report said.Indian Namit Vyas, 33, had clicked about 50 photos with his DSLR camera during the off-roading trip last Friday. Later...

01-Dec-2016 New Delhi

How Rahul, Congress Twitter accounts may have been hacked

As the news of Congress Party and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi's Twitter accounts being hacked spread like wildfire on Thursday, cyber experts were not surprised as the phenomenon is quite common across the globe where hackers are always a step ahead...

29-Nov-2016 Agra

12.5 feet python found in Agra village

Panic spread in a village here when a 12.5 feet long python was found on a road nearby on Tuesday, but the snake, found to be injured, was safely removed from the spot by a wildlife group.Wildlife SOS's Rapid Response Unit reached the Rehankala village in...

26-Nov-2016 New Delhi

'Demonetisation is not the way to target black money'

Demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes may turn out to be a "futile exercise" to target black money and counterfeit currency, says Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) General Secretary Pradip Biswas."The proportion of counterfeit notes is only 0.028 per...

25-Nov-2016 Agra

Eight Barn owls rescued from deep well in Mathura

At least eight Barn Owl fledglings were rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from a 30-feet deep well in Uttar Pradesh's Sanaura village and are currently under the observation of the wildlife conservation NGO.The sound of distressed cries drew...

23-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Not worthwhile, said Finance Minister who imposed 1978 note ban

Will demonetisation, touted as a measure against black money, corruption and terror financing, successfully meet the objectives set for it by the Narendra Modi government?Not really, if you listen to the man who imposed the earlier demonetisation in 1978.Contending...

19-Nov-2016

No 'String of Pearls', it's the Dragon in the Indian Ocean

Forget the "String of Pearls" theory about how China is supposedly surrounding India on the high seas. China is not just on the sea, but also on land, in air and deeply involved in the economies of all of South Asia and beyond.Two events in India's neighbourhood...

18-Nov-2016 Bhopal

Green corridor in Bhopal transports donated liver in 13 minutes

In a first, a green corridor was created in this Madhya Pradesh capital on Friday to transport a donated liver from the airport to hospital within 13 minutes.The 13-km-long green corridor was created between the airport and Red Cross Hospital here, Additional...

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