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19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

'Pop' goes the gourmet popcorn

Hot and fresh popcorns from hawkers has been a simple joy that people of all demographics have enjoyed for years altogether. In cinema halls, the butter-salt variety became a staple. But the popularity of gourmet popcorns -- picture Sweet ‘n Spicy Golden...

11-Dec-2016 Shimla

'Native wisdom of hill folk can reduce adverse climate impact'

The knowledge of street-smart folk who live in the mountains, combined with research, can work together to develop effective responses to climate change and its impact on ecosystems and livelihoods, experts say.There is potential to mobilise traditional...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Around 68% surveyed believe corruption will reduce in 5 years

Around 68 per cent of Indians surveyed expect that corruption in India will drastically reduce in the next five years, according to citizens connect platform LocalCircles.According to the survey, in which 8,681 people participated, 16 per cent said that the...

03-Dec-2016 Srinagar

International day of specially-abled persons observed in Valley

In connection with international day of differently-abled persons various functions were held across the valley today to mark the day with an aim to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being...

30-Nov-2016 New Delhi

'Handle with care', they are humans too

In December 2003, when Chinmay Dharmesh Modi was 9, his parents discovered that they were suffering from AIDS. It was like a bolt from the blue. The situation became turbulent for Chinmay's family, whereas he was too young to realise the implications of...

25-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Tips to keep in mind while handling, storing milk

It is important to pay close attention to how milk is handled and stored at home in order to safeguard against spoilage and disease, say experts.Before National Milk Day, which falls on November 26, Ashwini K. Bajaj, Managing Director, Amrit Corp. Ltd....

20-Nov-2016 New Delhi

When will children become a political priority : Kailash Satyarthi

Notwithstanding the suffering of the common people, Kailash Satyarthi supports the governments demonetisation move as it will help curb trafficking, but the Nobel laureate and child-rights crusader asserts that unless and until children become a political priority,...

19-Nov-2016 Kolkata

Kolkata celebrates International Men's Day

To celebrate significant contributions of the male population to society, a car rally was organised in Kolkata on Saturday on the occasion of 'International Men's Day'.A state based non-government organisation marshalled a colourful rally with 10 cars from...

19-Nov-2016 Belsand/Parsouni (Bihar)

Community participation changing open defecation scenario in Bihar

Till October, Sitwa Devi, Munia Devi and their daughters were defecating in open fields near their villages, like millions in Bihar. Not any more. They were sensitised, motivated and persuaded to live with honour, dignity, self-respect and lead a healthy...

14-Nov-2016 Pune (Maharashtra)

Children's Day Google doodle is by Pune schoolgirl

An 11-year-old schoolgirl from Pune has designed Monday's Google doodle, celebrating Children's Day that also marks the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.The student, Anvita Prashant Telang, studies in Vibgyor High School...

13-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Keep a check on diabetes to avoid visual impairments

Diabetes, if not checked in time, may lead to serious eye problems that may even lead to blindness in later life, health experts have warned.High blood sugar from diabetes is associated with damage to the tiny blood vessels in the retina, which leads to diabetic...

13-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Headache after lunch can indicate reactive hypoglycemia

Twenty-three-year-old Rahul (name changed) faced an unusual problem. He used to suffer dizziness, anxiety and regular headaches every time after having a meal. When the problem persisted, he decided to see a doctor and on investigation it was found that the root of the problem...

02-Nov-2016

Acting violently: Charles Bronson and his 'tough guy' film career

He was an unlikely movie hero, with an average height and build, a rough-hewn appearance instead of good looks, a voice low and gravelly than pleasant, and a languid, laid-back air that however couldn't conceal an unmistakable toughness. These attributes...

21-Oct-2016 Sydney

Sydney Opera House to turn gold for Diwali

Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House is about to turn gold to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, for a night.New South Wales Premier Mike Baird will visit the Opera House next Friday night to witness its colour change, Xinhua news agency reported.Before...

20-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Men can also get osteoporosis

Long thought to be a "women's disease", osteoporosis can affect men too because apart from the hormonal changes around menopause, factors such as low testosterone levels, sedentary lifestyle choices, excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking or tobacco-use...

15-Oct-2016 Hyderabad

Biofortified pearl millet varieties to reduce iron, zinc deficiency

Micronutrient malnutrition because of iron and zinc deficiencies is a serious public health problem in low- and middle-economy countries worldwide.In India alone, about 80 percent of pregnant women, 52 percent of non-pregnant women, and 74 percent of children in the...

11-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan turns 74, gets jukebox from fans

On his 74th birthday on Tuesday, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan unveiled a jukebox gifted to him by his fans. He said it is "precious and memorable" for him."A few years back, someone for Amsterdam had come and told me, 'We make such things and we...

10-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Obesity may hamper your sexual and social life : Experts

Obesity is a major health challenge worldwide. Apart from known health hazards such as heart disease and diabetes, it can also prevent sexual intimacy and may ruin your social life, experts say.India is home to the third-highest number of obese and overweight...

09-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Celebrating 67th Raising Day by Territorial Army

The Territorial Army celebrated it’s 67th Raising Day on 09 October 2016. To mark the occasion, an impressive parade was held at the Army Parade Ground in New Delhi. In a befitting ceremony, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Army Staff reviewed the parade...

09-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Territorial Army celebrates 67th Raising Day

The Territorial Army celebrated its 67th Raising Day on Sunday with an impressive parade here in the presence of army chief General Dalbir Singh.General Singh reviewed the parade at the Army Parade Ground and complimented the Territorial Army (TA) fraternity...

04-Oct-2016

A truly Bohemian intellectual and his abiding relevance

In an era when populist rhetoric and rituals trump achievements and genuine belief, democracy exists, but with its key principles of dissent and non-conformity not only ignored but threatened, and totalitarianism no longer only a feature of dictatorships,...

01-Oct-2016

Follow the Gandhian path to overcome intolerance

A whole book can be written on how Mahatma Gandhi's ideas are relevant today. He was a visionary and possessed a very powerful mind and hence thought deeply and wrote on basic human issues and problems facing India in those times. Those issues are as relevant...

29-Sep-2016 Udhampur

DDC joins Walkathon on ‘World Heart Day’

The district administration Udhampur in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-specialty Hospital, Katra today organized a “Walkathon” to mark World Heart Day.District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Niraj Kumar, flagged off the Walkathon...

29-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Heart disease fast catching up with young Indians : Experts

Heart disease has affected the young Indian population 10 years ahead of their Western counterparts -- particularly over the last three decades -- owing to sedentary lifestyles and lack of exercise, the nations top cardiologists have warned.Heart disease or...

27-Sep-2016 Srinagar

Tourism Dept celebrates World Tourism Day

The Department of Tourism organized a function in connection with World Tourism Day here today. The aim of celebrating the day was to foster awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.The event was chaired...

26-Sep-2016 Srinagar

Governor greets people on WTD

Governor N.N. Vohra has greeted the people on the occasion of the World Tourism Day on 27 September.In his message, the Governor observed that the World Tourism Day is celebrated for generating worldwide awareness about the social, cultural, political and economic...

24-Sep-2016 Agra

World Rivers Day to focus on plight of Yamuna

As hundreds of voluntary groups across 70 countries prepare to celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, river activists in Vrindavan and Agra have drawn up plans to highlight the sad state of the river Yamuna, the life-line of Krishna's Braj mandal.In Vrindavan,...

24-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Asha Parekh's one birthday wish

Veteran actress Asha Parekh, who will turn 74 in October, recently had a health scare which landed her in the hospital. She says her birthday wish is to remain healthy."I was at home watching television when I suddenly felt an acute pain in my stomach and started...

21-Sep-2016 Leh

Militants should get fair share of hearing: Buddhist monk

Buddhist spiritual leader and active globetrotting environmentalist the Gyalwang Drukpa wants militants to get a fair share of hearing to present their side of the picture.Even as terrorism has attained alarming proportions globally, the Gyalwang Drukpa told...

15-Sep-2016 Jammu

49th Engineers’ Day celebration

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary, today said that “Engineers are backbone of nation’s development and their contribution is essential for success of campaigns like Make in India, Smart City and Digital India”.The Minister was...

15-Sep-2016 Jammu

GCET celebrates Engineer’s Day

Government College of Engineering & Technology celebrated 49th Engineers’ Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of legendry Sir, Mokshagundan Vasvesvaraya.On the occasion, a symposium on the topic “Emerging and Innovative Trends in Engineering & Technology”...

13-Sep-2016 Dehradun/Dharamshala

Wild Life Institute Of India Celebrated 7th Himalaya Day

To teach the importance of the mighty Himalyas and to create awareness to save the snow ranges , The ‘Himalayan Day’ is celebrated on 9th September  by the National Institute of Wild Life ,which is situated at Dehradun ,since 2010 . The is being organized...

10-Sep-2016

Had 9/11 not happened, would Daesh not have been spawned?

"Never forget" is the oft repeated refrain used when talking about the attacks of September 11, 2001. Yet, it often seems an empty phrase brought out yearly for memorial services and invoked by politicians seeking to justify the latest round of new counter-terrorism...

07-Sep-2016

Bhupen Hazarika: Cultural colossus from India's northeast

How does one analyse the genius of a multi-faceted icon like Bhupen Hazarika? The biggest danger lies in ending up highlighting one aspect, at the cost of missing out on the overall persona. However, it can safely be said Hazarika was one of the colossal...

05-Sep-2016

The foremost Indian teacher's diplomatic and political successes

Soon after he became India's second President, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday began to be celebrated as "Teachers' Day", given his belief that "teachers should be the best minds in the country" and his impeccable career as an educationist. But along...

05-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Celebs get nostalgic about school on Teachers' Day

Bollywood celebrities like Vidya Balan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sajid Khan were in a nostalgic mode and thinking about their school days on the occasion of Teachers' Day on Monday.Here's what they tweeted:Vidya Balan: Happy Teachers' Day to all my teachers at St.Anthony's...

04-Sep-2016 Shillong

Catholics, others in Meghalaya overjoyed as Mother Teresa becomes Saint

Catholic across Meghalaya erupted with joy as Pope Francis pronounced Mother Teresa of Calcutta a Saint of the Catholic Church even as thousands were glued to television sets to witness the canonisation at St. Peter Square in Vatican City.There were special prayers...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Mother Teresa finally becomes Saint Teresa

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, revered for her work among the poor in India, a Saint of the Catholic Church."We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said to a roar from the thousands...

04-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Maharashtra's Mother Teresa church renamed after her sainthood

Thousands of Christians, many with tears of joy in their eyes, witnessed a solemn ceremony in which the Blessed Mother Teresa Church in Virar was rechristened as 'Saint Mother Teresa Church' here on Sunday evening.The special mass was celebrated by the Archbishop...

04-Sep-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Catholics celebrate as Mother Teresa becomes Saint

Catholics in Kerala celebrated on Sunday as Mother Teresa was elevated as a Saint of the Catholic Church.Currently Catholics here have three native saints Kuriakose Elias Chavara, popularly known as Chavara Achen, and Sister Euphrasia, popularly known as Evuprasiamma...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Mother Teresa finally becomes Saint Teresa

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, revered for her work among the poor in India, a Saint of the Catholic Church."We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said to a roar from the thousands...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Pakistani heaps praise on Mother Teresa

A leading Muslim philanthropist in Pakistan has described Mother Teresa as "a great social worker who dedicated her whole life to the service of humanity".Teresa did her work without any distinction of caste or religion, said Faisal Edhi, in a message...

04-Sep-2016 Mumbai

A reluctant assignment fetches memorable blessing from Mother Teresa

It was in the early 1990s when Mother Teresa visited Mumbai to attend a private NGO's function at the Y.B. Chavan Auditorium.My boss then, Indian Express Chief Reporter D.K. Raikar looked around the department, espied me lolling around and pounced on me...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Nun to Saint: Mother Teresa timeline

Landmark events in the life of Mother Teresa who was declared a saint by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday:* 1910: Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, present-day Macedonia, on August 26; Baptised on August 27* 1922-1923: At age 12, feels first call...

04-Sep-2016 Bhubaneswar

Road in Odisha named after Saint Teresa

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik named a road here after Saint Teresa, coinciding with her canonisation at the Vatican on Sunday.The Chief Minister dedicated the fly-over road linking Satya Nagar and Cuttack-Puri road in her memory. The road is named as...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Mother Teresa is declared Saint Teresa

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Mother Teresa of Kolkata, revered for her work among the poor, a Saint of the Catholic Church."We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said, to a roar from the thousands gathered at St. Peter's...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Thousands arrive in Vatican for Mother Teresa's canonisation

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Vatican City's St Peter's Square on Sunday to watch Pope Francis declare Mother Teresa a saint.Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass and Canonisation on Sunday on the eve of Mother Teresa's 19th death anniversary. She died...

04-Sep-2016 Kolkata

Mother's Darjeeling toy train journey recreated

It was during her ride aboard the toy train to Darjeeling that Mother Teresa got the 'divine mandate' to serve the poor and 70 years on, that journey on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways is being recreated to mark her canonisation.During her September 10,...

04-Sep-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Catholic churches in Kerala remember Mother Teresa

Hours before Mother Teresa is elevated to sainthood, the Catholic churches in Kerala held special prayer sessions and meetings to remind the people of her great work for the underprivileged.The St Joseph's Church at Thellakom opened the relics of Mother Teresa...

04-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Stage set for Mother Teresa's canonisation

The stage has been set for canonisation of Mother Teresa on Sunday afternoon when she will be elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis in Vatican City.The canonisation ceremony will take place on the eve of her 19th death anniversary. She died on September...

03-Sep-2016 Goa

Mother Teresa canonisation: Goa Church organises prayers, poems

Power point presentations on soon-to-be-saint Mother Teresa and her work in India, special prayer services and recitation of poems and songs dedicated to the Albanian-origin nun, will be the highlights of September 4, the day she will be canonised as saint...

03-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Postage stamp, special cover to mark Mother Teresa's sainthood

A special postage stamp and an Indian Post Special Cover will mark Mother Teresa's canonisation as a saint on September 4 at The Vatican, officials said here.Designed by artist Alok Goyal of Kolkata, the special cover is made of special silk paper with...

03-Sep-2016 Lonavla

Mother Teresa deserves proper feature film: Shyam Benegal

The "extraordinary" life of Mother Teresa, who worked relentlessly for the upliftment of the destitute and who will be declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, must be brought alive on the silver screen, says India's acclaimed veteran filmmaker Shyam...

03-Sep-2016

Kolkata will take a century to recover from Mother Teresa

If Mother Teresa, to be canonised at the Vatican on September 4, is to be named a patron saint of anything it should be for "misinformation". In the last 20 years of her life, truth became an unknown entity to her. The media aided and abetted her lack of...

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