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20-Jul-2019 Chandigarh

Dumped baby girl saved by stray dogs

In a shocking incident in Haryana -- infamous for its skewed sex ratio -- a newly born girl, wrapped in plastic, was dumped by a woman in a drain near Kaithal town, police said.A pack of stray dogs pulled the wailing child...

20-Jul-2019 New Delhi

NRC: An exercise in focus

The exercise to finalise the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is under tremendous focus as it is aimed at identifying illegal immigrants for their deportation.The exercise is being carried out under the supervision of the Supreme Court which...

19-Jul-2019 Srinagar

Hangul numbers 'alarming', but not beyond redemption: Official

Hangul or the Indian elk found exclusively in the higher rises of the Kashmir Valley is said to be in the red zone. A senior wildlife warden who has spent over a decade looking after their population inside the Dachigam National Park on Friday said the overall...

19-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Delhi's Safdarjung Tomb gets LED illumination

In a magnificent first, the Mughal-era Safdarjung's Tomb will be seen illuminated with architectural LED lights after sunset.The historic monument, a sandstone and marble mausoleum of Nawab Safdar Jung built in the 18th century, was illuminated following...

19-Jul-2019 Chandigarh

Crucial files from Sidhu's previous department go missing

In a major goof-up, crucial government files, including one pertaining to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in a case of Rs 1,144-crore Ludhiana City Centre scam, have gone missing from the previous department of Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.The...

17-Jul-2019 The Hague

Big win for India: ICJ orders continued stay on Jadhav's execution

In a huge victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan not to execute Kulbushan Jadhav and asked it to reconsider the sentence awarded to him by a military court.The world court also directed Pakistan to grant...

15-Jul-2019 Agartala

Rain fury on in Tripura, Mizoram, 22,000 shifted to camps

Over 22,000 people have been shifted to relief camps and other safer places in Tripura and Mizoram due to flooding of low-lying areas and villages by uninterrupted rains over the past three days, officials said on Monday.At least four people were drowned...

14-Jul-2019 Amritsar

Pakistan agrees to visa-free, year-long access to Kartarpur Sahib

Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders.Throughout the year, 5000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit Kartarpur...

14-Jul-2019 Moga

Government School In Moga’s Village Sets Example For Others

Reciprocating to the state government's drive to convert government schools into “Smart Schools”, the school staff, villagers and NRI philanthropists jointly spent around Rs 40 lakhs to modernise the Government Senior Secondary School, Bilaspur in Nihal Singh Wala...

13-Jul-2019 Panaji

Four new ministers inducted in Goa Cabinet

Capping a four-day-long drama, three Goa Congress rebels -- Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate and Filipe Nery Rodrigues -- along with former Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo were sworn in as ministers during a formal ceremony at Raj Bhavan near Panaji on...

12-Jul-2019 Jaipur

From less-cash villages to cashless ones

Thirty-five-year-old Neetu Devi carries wheat in her sarees pallu and places it on the counter of Ramswaroop Sharmas shop. He weighs the wheat - it measures slightly less than  250 grams - prices it at Rs 4 and in exchange hands over two matchboxes and a candle to her....

12-Jul-2019 Kathmandu

Nepal thrives for commercial coffee production to meet demands

At least 6,346 farmers and entrepreneurs have been carrying out commercial coffee farming in 32 out of 77 districts in Nepal, according to a new survey.The "Commercial Coffee Farming Survey Report" published by Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of Nepal...

10-Jul-2019 New Delhi/Bengaluru

Karnataka slug fest peaks, rebels move SC, 2 more Congress MLAs quit

Karnataka's political slug fest intensified on Wednesday, with the rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs approaching the Supreme Court against the Assembly Speaker's decision not to accept their resignations and the Opposition BJP urging Governor Vajubhai Vala to direct...

09-Jul-2019 Lucknow

Lucknow-Agra Expressway turns killer expressway

The much-talked about Lucknow-Agra Expressway is turning into a killer expressway. According to the data made available by the UP Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), between August 2017 and March 2018 there have been 858 accidents causing...

06-Jul-2019 Jaipur

Jaipur named Unesco World Heritage Site, second Indian city in list

 'Pink City' Jaipur on Saturday made an official entry in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and leaders across the political spectrum welcomed the signal honour to the historical city.The UNESCO shared the announcement on Twitter. "Just inscribed...

26-Jun-2019 Mumbai

Superwoman wants late night show to be 'ray of light'

It's not everyday that a woman of colour lands a chance to be a late night host on primetime American television. So, YouTube sensation Lilly Singh aka Superwoman, whose show "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" will be out in September, wants to make sure it...

25-Jun-2019 Aligarh(Uttar Pradesh)

'Kachori wala' with annual turnover of Rs 60 lakhs

A simple shop selling 'kachoris' in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh has left the commercial tax sleuths astounded.The shop, known as ‘Mukesh Kachori', is located near Seema cinema hall and is a favourite among the locals. Mukesh, the owner of the shop begins selling...

25-Jun-2019 Agra

A drying Yamuna could endanger Taj Mahal

The inordinate delay in granting permission for construction of a barrage on the Yamuna in Agra, about one-and-a half km from the Taj Mahal, could end up endangering the monument of love.According to experts, the Taj Mahal is built on massive wooden slippers...

24-Jun-2019 Ayodhya

Ayodhya to be painted yellow for 'Deepotsav'

In 2011, the then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati had gotten Lucknows city centre, Hazratganj, painted pink.In 2019, the incumbent Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is getting Ayodhya painted pale yellow which is just two shades away from saffron.Ayodhya...

22-Jun-2019 Andhra Pradesh

Dr. VV Manjula Kumari - World record in Medicine

Dr.V.V.MANJULA KUMARI, resident of GUNTUR in the State of Andhra Pradesh, INDIA, has created a new record of the ‘successful treatment for the highest number of patients (6/20/13 to 12/29/ 2018)’ with an innovative concept-‘Comprehensive Approach in Conservative Management...

22-Jun-2019 Mumbai

#DontSayBhangi petition gets over 62,000 signatures

#DontSayBhangi, a petition unveiled on the social media by the team of Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer "Article 15" to urge people to stop casual  usage of the word 'bhangi', has been signed by over 62,000 people.The petition on change.org was was launched a week ago....

22-Jun-2019 Riyadh

Saudi Arabia becomes 1st Arab country to get FATF membership

Saudi Arabia has become the first Arab country to be granted full membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) following the group's annual general meeting in the US.The kingdom's accession came as the global money laundering watchdog celebrated the...

22-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Lower global rates: An opportunity for the Indian economy

The ten-year United States (US) Treasury yield dipped below two per cent recently. The Indian market participants must view this move as an opportunity to improve and strengthen the investment markets in India. Low yields in developed markets and the consequent...

17-Jun-2019 Agra

New entry system at Taj Mahal welcomed

The tourism industry and conservationists have generally welcomed the new entry system with turnstile gates to regulate crowds at the Taj Mahal here which attracts more than seven million visitors annually.Seven turnstile gates have been installed at the...

15-Jun-2019 Lakhimpur

Underground fires in UP forests spark panic

Underground fires in the forest ranges of Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh have triggered panic among the local villagers who have started fleeing their homes as smoke has been seen emerging from cracks in the ground.According to reports, smoke has been...

14-Jun-2019 Pune

CCTVs in Maharashtra's Monkey Hill avert railway accident

The cameras installed in the Monkey Hill area in the Bhor Ghat section of the railways between Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra have started paying dividends, with these helping to avert a major accident by recording a landslide on the tracks.Railway Ministry...

14-Jun-2019 Fazilka

Two years journey of Government cattle pond from 15 to 400 animals

Government Cattle Pond in 15 acres of land near Nawan Salem Shah village is proving to be very beneficial for stray animals. This cattle pond was started by district administration in November 2016 under the patronage of District Animal Welfare Society with 15...

12-Jun-2019 Lucknow

'Aam' to be 'khaas' for common man this year

eAam is going to be rather ekhaas this year, especially for the eaam aadmi.Mango production in Uttar Pradesh is around 70 per cent less than what it was last year when the output was four million tonnes.Mango Growers Association of India (MGAI) president...

09-Jun-2019 Thiruvananthapuram

5,000 trawlers banned off Kerala coast for 52 days

Starting Sunday midnight, a 52-day monsoon-trawling ban will be imposed in Kerala's coastal waters for the 31st year in succession. It will prohibit around 5,000 trawl-boats from venturing any closer than 12 nautical miles to stop damage to the breeding process...

09-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Kashmir: Test of India's national security policy

Kashmir has, in recent years, become the fulcrum not only of India's internal security but also of India-Pakistan relations and our foreign policy at large. It goes to the credit of the Modi government that the problem of Kashmir was first put in its right perspective...

09-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Govt to move full steam ahead on labour reforms with new Bill

In what could be a significant improvement over existing wage rules, the government is likely to extend the applicability of the Minimum Wages Act to all forms of employment and workers in both the organised and the unorganised sectors.The legislation is...

08-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Soldiers at Siachen break eggs with hammer, shows video

Life is tough at Siachen where temperature could range from minus 40 to minus 70 degrees Celsius, but a video showing soldiers posted there breaking eggs with hammer has won hearts.The video that has gone viral on social media offers a glimpse of everyday...

08-Jun-2019 Chandigarh

Sikh men impress American audience with daring acts

The seven feet and six inches tall Punjab Policeman, Jagdeep Singh, and other members of the Bir Khalsa Group left the audience in awe with their daring and dazzling acts at the "America's Got Talent" show this week.Jagdeep is the tallest policeman in the...

08-Jun-2019 Dehradun

Auli set to host Rs 200-crore wedding

Auli, the luxurious ski destination in the Garhwal hills of Uttarakhand, is all set to host the high-profile wedding of the two sons of Gupta brothers, the controversial NRIs from South Africa.The nuptials are estimated to cost Rs 200 crore, said officials...

07-Jun-2019 Kochi

Pringles(R) India cheers for Kohli & Co, creates record

Pringles (R) India on Friday entered the Guinness World Records for creating the "largest sentence made with packaged food", a statement from the company said.With the message reading "#GetItBackIndia", the record has been made at a time when the entire nation...

07-Jun-2019 Rewari

Rush in Haryana village to get 'miracle' water

Hundreds of people are visiting a village in Haryana's Rewari district daily to get 'miracle' water that they believe is a panacea for several diseases, including diabetes.Even though the local administration has warned the public that the water they are getting...

06-Jun-2019 Amritsar

Pro-Khalistan slogans to mark Operation Bluestar anniversary

Tension prevailed in this Sikh holy city of Punjab on Thursday as hardliners, brandishing swords, raised pro-Khalistan slogans inside the Golden Temple complex on the culmination of special prayers to mark the 35th anniversary of Operation Bluestar.Thousands...

06-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Internet telephony helps gangsters make a killing from NCR jails

From betting on World Cup cricket to making extortion calls, gangsters lodged in Tihar and other prisons of the NCR are using internet telephony (IP phone) to make a quick buck. Not just that, documents in possession of IANS reveal the underworld lords are...

04-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Hard truths about new power equations (Khan Market Dialogues - III)

Since the 1950s, three words whose defintions have been altered to suit political gain by the Nehruvian and later Leftist idealogues are Liberal, Secular and Activism. Anyone not subscribing to the perspective of these words is a pariah. Who has determined...

03-Jun-2019 New Delhi

The face of the power elite (Khan Market Dialogues - II)

Since their inception, various government organisations, both policy making and dealing with education and culture, were packed with handpicked Left-leaning members of the  New Delhi elite (now epitomised as the Lutyens Delhi or IIC/Khan Market gang)....

02-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Open for all, Khan Market is much more than hub of power brokers

Located amid the bungalows and the apartments for bureaucrats, lawmakers and diplomats, Khan Market attracts a hip crowd and is frequented by the city's creme. With a plethora of retail outlets, restaurants and bars of international brands, the upscale market...

02-Jun-2019 New Delhi

PUBG: Uninstall the game before it kills 'em young

Call it the gravest level of gaming addiction, but three years back, two Delhi brothers - hooked to gaming consoles in such a way that they forgot to take meals, bathe or even take loo breaks - finally ended up in a rehabilitation facility.Three years is...

01-Jun-2019

Innovation holds the key to India's job crisis

Indias unemployment rate at 6.1 per cent of the total labour force during 2017-18 is at a 45-year high. But the trend of joblessness is not something  new for the Indian economy. It has been a long-standing reality for the country due to its factor driven...

29-May-2019 Dehradun

After PM's visit, Chardham shrines to get 24X7 power

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's high profile pilgrimage to Badrinath and Kedarnath, the Uttarakhand government has decided to provide uninterrupted power supply to all the four highly revered Chardham shrines.Besides the Chardham shrines of Kedarnath,...

29-May-2019 Washington

Mississippi flooding longest-lasting since 1927 'Great Flood'

Mississippi River flooding has affected at least eight U.S. states since January, and it has become the longest-lasting since the "Great Flood" of 1927, the National Weather Service said.This year's flooding is a result of early spring snowmelt and record-breaking...

28-May-2019 Mumbai

Statue of Unity enters 2019 World Architecture News Awards

The world's tallest, Statue of Unity in Gujarat built by Larsen & Toubro, has entered the globally-acclaimed 2019 World Architecture News (WAN) Awards, an official said here on Tuesday.The WAN Awards showcase the best international design in current...

27-May-2019 Lucknow

Muslim clergy react sharply to RSS statement on Ram temple

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's support for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya has evoked a sharp reaction from the Muslim clergy.Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, Imam of Eidgah and a well known Sunni cleric, said: "It is not right to make...

24-May-2019 Chandigarh

Chorus grows to change Sidhu's portfolio

Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Friday joined the chorus blaming Navjot Singh Sidhu for Congress' poor performance in the state and said his action during the parliamentary elections had not only harmed Chief Minister Amarinder Singh but also...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Will Riyaz Naikoo fill void created by Zakir Musa's killing?

Riyaz Naikoo, 33, who carries a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head, now replaces Zakir Musa as the most wanted militant commander in the Kashmir Valley after Musa was killed by security forces on Thursday.Although he is not affiliated to the Al Qaeda as Musa...

24-May-2019 Srinagar

How a studious Zakir Rashid Bhat became the dreaded 'Zakir Musa'

The journey of Zakir Rashid Bhat, from a well-to-do middle class family of Noorpora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area, to becoming 'Zakir Musa' or the most wanted militant in Kashmir reads like a Bollywood blockbuster.Seeing his father Abdul Rashid...

22-May-2019 Mathura

Mathura man's mission to save Yamuna

An innovative green crusader from Mathura, Pradeep Bansal, is out to save Yamuna from environmental degradation. The businessman has drawn attention of environmentalists and eco-activists who now want his experiment replicated in other towns along the banks...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Caution: The froth in your milk could be detergent

Think twice before having a glass of milk. You may be drinking a ‘cocktail of milk, white paint and detergent. Come summer, and there is acute shortage of milk in the country, and it is during these months that milk and related products tend to turn more unsafe...

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