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16-Jun-2021 Kochi (Kerala)

Kerala: Elephant falls into well, rescue efforts underway

A rescue team of forest and police officials on Wednesday started operation to save a wild elephant which had fallen into a well in a private property near Kothamangalam about 70 kms from here.The incident was first noticed on Wednesday morning when locals...

14-Jun-2021 New Delhi

Jivan Vayu: India's 1st device to safely transport patients

Aimed at saving lives in low resource areas and during transit, the nation's first device has been developed as a substitute for the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine which functions even without electricity.Named 'Jivan Vayu' by its developer,...

14-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

135-year-old Warangal Jail slides into history

The 135-year-old Nizam era Warangal Central Jail in Telangana became history with the authorities demolishing the prison structures to build a multi super-specialty hospital.The demolition work, which was taken up on Sunday on a massive scale, was almost...

13-Jun-2021 Patna

Dead bodies continue to be dumped into the Ganga in Bihar

The relatives of a man, who died due to snakebite in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, dumped his body into the Ganga on Sunday, despite objections of the local residents. The locals made video clips of the incident, which occurred in Kahalgaon block under Bhagalpur....

09-Jun-2021 Srinagar

Is Centre planning 'something big' in J&K?

With rumours becoming rife over New Delhi planning 'something big' in J&K, top sources told IANS on Wednesday that the focus of the central government is on two important issues: whether the suspended Amarnath Yatra can be resumed and whether assembly...

08-Jun-2021 Washington

'Pentagon creates world's largest clandestine force for nefarious ops'

Pentagon has created the world's largest clandestine force in the past 10 years, which has carried out the very "nefarious" operations the US itself repeatedly condemns, according to a media report.The Newsweek magazine's exclusive report, titled "Inside the...

04-Jun-2021 Mexico City

Huge mystery sinkhole in Mexico growing

A massive water-filled sinkhole which opened up for unknown reasons in a field in central Mexico is getting bigger, local authorities said.The sinkhole, which was just five metres in diameter when it was first discovered in the village of Santa Maria Zacatepec...

04-Jun-2021 Damoh (Madhya Pradesh)

Tribals in this MP village risk their lives every day for water

On a warm morning, Rakesh Singh walks up a jagged valley bristled with stones, carrying up a 'kuppa' (a spherical vessel) full of water on his head. It was only 8 a.m., but the sun is already blazing. As sweat trickles down his forehead, the young farmer,...

03-Jun-2021 Kolkata

Bengal govt decides to demolish Vivekananda flyover

Five years after the collapse of Vivekananda flyover popularly known as 'Posta flyover' on March 31, 2016, where 28 people died, the state government - after much consultation - finally decided to pull down the flyover. The demolition work will start from...

03-Jun-2021 Kolkata

'Eating Houses' in old Kolkata shutting shops permanently

Madhusudhan Das, more popularly 'Madhu Da' of 'Office Para' in the Dalhousie area -- the traditional hub for different offices in Central Kolkata -- came to Kolkata with his father when he was just eight years old.His father used to run a tea-stall just opposite...

02-Jun-2021 Lucknow

Eight deaths in 20 days: A family in shock and grief in UP

Imalia village situated on the outskirts of Lucknow is embedded in silent shock and grief.Seven members of a family died within a span of 20 days between April 25 and May 15. The eighth member was unable to bear the shock of successive deaths and died following...

30-May-2021 New Delhi

Will Kharge committee be able to resolve Punjab Cong feud?

The Congress has constituted a committee to resolve issues in Punjab Congress but the real question is -- will it be able to prevail upon strong chief minister like captain Amarinder Singh, as the committee formed for Rajasthan could not come up with any...

30-May-2021 Yavatmal (Maharashtra)

At 82, Khaira Babaji turns legend feeding 3M on Maha highway

From the crack of dawn today (Sunday), the sprightly 82-year-old Baba Karnail Singh Khaira has been a busybee, shuffling around at his modest 'Guru Ka Langar', near Karanji village on NH-7 here.With folded hands and a welcoming smile, the bespectacled Khaira...

23-May-2021 Srinagar

Strawberry farmers in Kashmir losing out due to lockdown

There has been a bumper strawberry crop in Kashmir this year; farmers are busy in their fields harvesting their produce and packing it in small boxes but the growers are incurring losses despite the bumper crop due to the lockdown following the coronavirus...

21-May-2021 Mumbai

Neha Kakkar talks about 'sabse sundar' Uttarakhand

Singer Neha Kakkar sent out a prayer on Friday hoping everything returned to normalcy again, in her birth state Uttarakhand as well as the rest of India. Neha, who was born in Rishikesh, also posted a series of throwback pictures on Instagram from her stay...

21-May-2021 San Francisco

US wants crypto transfers over $10K to be reported to IRS

Calling for stricter cryptocurrency rules, the US Treasury Department has said that any cryptocurrency transfer worth $10,000 or more has to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).In a new report on tax compliance proposals, the Treasury Department's...

20-May-2021 New Delhi

Bitcoin crash: Think long-term, say Indian crypto leaders

A day after the key cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum saw a bloodbath, industry players on Thursday requested people not to lose hope and take a long-term view of their investments.The price of bitcoin tumbled below $40,000 for the first time...

19-May-2021 New Delhi

Bitcoin tumbles after China warning

The price of bitcoin tumbled below $40,000 for the first time in months and other cryptocurrencies were pressured on Wednesday, after the People's Bank of China apparently warned against using digital coins as payment, MarketWatch reported.Bitcoin was last...

17-May-2021 Shimla

India's last village in Himachal gets its first mini-ATM

In a first, the picturesque Chitkul in Kinnaur district, India's last inhabited village in Himachal Pradesh, got linked to a mini-ATM facility on Monday.The development took place after rural fintech company Spice Money extended its services by launching...

16-May-2021 London

Supercomputer simulations unlock old space weather puzzle

Scientists have long questioned why the bursts of hot gas from the sun do not cool down as fast as expected, and have now used a supercomputer to find out.When the solar wind hits the Earth, it is almost 10 times hotter than expected, with a temperature of about...

16-May-2021 New Delhi

With humour and heart, quelling curiosity about periods

What are periods? And why is it such a big secret, 11-year-old Aditya really wants to know.Ever since Rhea didi began getting brown paper packages, there's been something that no one is telling him. Mama turns red, Pa chokes on his coffee and Dadi has steam...

13-May-2021 San Francisco

Tesla applies brakes on Bitcoin for vehicle purchases

After less than two months of going bullish on Bitcoin, Tesla on Thursday applied brakes on the popular cryptocurrency as a payment mode to buy its electric vehicles, citing environmental harm.Musk said that the electric car maker will not sell any bitcoin...

12-May-2021 Fatehpur (UP)

50 snakes in one house create scare in UP

Fear gripped the Laluganj area in Jahanabad police circle in Fatehpur district when snakes started coming out of a house.The house owner Gaya Prasada said that he first saw a few baby snakes in his house on Tuesday afternoon and he caught them and released...

12-May-2021 New Delhi

The intriguing story of how Sikkim became India's 22nd state

Sikkim remains an enigma for most, with many misconceptions about its history and its merger with India in 1975. In "Sikkim - A History of Intrigue and Alliance" (HarperCollins), former diplomat Preet Mohan Singh Malik combines insights into the erstwhile kingdoms...

11-May-2021 Munger (Bihar)

Wedded for 6 hrs, husband performs last rites of new bride in Bihar

Happiness turned into gloom for this newly-wed couple in Bihar's Munger district when the bride lost her life within six hours of solemnising the marriage.As a result, the bride's body was taken for cremation on Monday morning from her in-laws' house with the...

09-May-2021 New Delhi

Sushma Maloo : From a 2000-rupee argument to a jewellery entreprise

The journey of Mumbai-based jewellery entrepreneur and 'Indian Matchmaking' participant Pradhyuman's mother Sushma Maloo has been one of sheer grit and commitment to the self. Having established her jewellery brand Normament, which also features on the popular...

08-May-2021 Hyderabad

NTPC-Ramagundam showing new way of urban foresting

An initiative by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) using Miyawaki plantation has succeeded in developing a mini forest amid the concrete jungle in Telangana's Ramagundam, known for blazing summers. The mining town in Peddapalli district is also...

04-May-2021 Washington

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 yrs

The mega-billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates, who have emerged as a philanthropy powerhouse with a foundation named after themselves, are divorcing because their 27-year marriage has "irretrievably broken".According to TMZ, a media outlet that is up...

04-May-2021 Dhamtari

Dugali's tribal women make traditional cola to beat the heat

Summers are here and temperatures are soaring, with the fierce heat leaving throats parched and bodies fatigued. In this tiny Chhattisgarh village, a traditional soft drink made from tikhur (commonly known as East Indian arrowroot or narrow-leaved turmeric)...

04-May-2021 Los Angeles

World's largest airplane closer to use for space vehicles

In 1941, the US government hired billionaire entrepreneur Howard Hughes to build a massive airplane to take some 700 American soldiers into combat. Hughes' legendary "Spruce Goose" had a wingspan of 97.5 metred.Last week, 80 years later, an even bigger...

25-Apr-2021 Pratapgarh (UP)

Groom cycles his way to bride's house to spread Covid norms

A ten-kilometre journey has been his ticket to fame and Vinay Kumar is now being hailed as a hero in his Bojhi village in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.Vinay Kumar, along with his friends, took his baraat to Rajgarh village on Friday.What made the...

25-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Ayurveda for modern day beauty

The world's oldest documented body of medical knowledge for physical, spiritual and psychological wellbeing, Ayurveda, expounds a way-of-life. Focusing on the balance between the governing forces of all Life, or the Doshas (mind, body and soul) this science...

18-Apr-2021 Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)

Female constable cremates unidentified woman's body

A female constable in Mathura cremated the body of an unidentified young woman, which was found in a canal on April 11.Shalini Verma, 25, posted at the Kosi Kalan police station, said that the decomposed body of the woman remained unidentified and so she...

18-Apr-2021 Agra/Mathura

How a holy river degenerated into sewage canal

As Sri Krishna-Radha devotees in Braj Mandal celebrate the birthday of Yamuna on Sunday, their hearts are filled with disgust and frustration to see the plight of the river, which is the life line of millions of people from Delhi to Agra. Each day the faithfuls...

16-Apr-2021 New Delhi

'Govt should regulate cryptocurrencies, not ban them'

As government plans to come up with a Cryptocurrency Bill, sector stakeholders have said that the government should regulate the cryptocurrency ecosystem, rather than banning them.Experts are of the view that India should formulate regulations in the lines...

16-Apr-2021 New Delhi

On World Heritage Day, celebrate preserving India's rich history

Taj hotels, has maintained a steadfast commitment to rekindle India's glorious past by restoring some of the country's most celebrated heritage properties that date back to the pre-independence era. With nine authentic and magnificent Palaces, IHCL is the...

06-Apr-2021 New York

How beef industry can reduce greenhouse emissions

The global beef industry, particularly in the US and Brazil, can potentially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by nearly 50 per cent with proper land management, improving production efficiency, suggests a research.The findings showed that using carbon...

01-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Indian engineering student gets 25 international research offers

The Covid pandemic has affected education all over the globe, but in midst of all this disruption, an Indian mechanical engineering student has drawn over two dozen research offers in both sciences and mathematics from top institutions in the US, the UK,...

31-Mar-2021 New Delhi

'Jharokha': India's rich architectural heritage captured on canvas

Bringing to the fore, that too effectively, the deep connect between art and architecture, is the ongoing solo exhibition of Smita Jain, "Jharokha". Her 21 works -- all acrylic on canvas -- are on view at Uchaan Art Gallery in Gurugrams Souk Mall till April 1.That...

30-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Torrent Gas inks deal for takeover of Mathura city gas distribution

Torrent Gas has signed a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) with the promoters of Sanwariya Gas for the takeover of the company to provide Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) in Mathura.The transaction is subject to the approval from PNGRB and...

30-Mar-2021 New Delhi

TDS be deducted on cash withdrawals from post office schemes

The Department of Posts has issued new rules for deduction of TDS if the aggregate withdrawal from all post office schemes is more than Rs 20 lakh. The provision includes withdrawals from PPF also.As per the new provisions under Section 194N of Income Tax...

30-Mar-2021 Khartoum

US, EU voice readiness to mediate in Nile dam issue

The US and the European Union (EU) have expressed readiness to mediate in the issue of the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) built on the Nile River, Sudan's Sovereign Council said in a statement.Donald Booth, the US special envoy to Sudan,...

29-Mar-2021 Mumbai

2 British-era cannons to adorn Mumbai garden

These two 3.10-metre long, 165-year-old steel cannons were among the scores of large guns which once protected the open-to-sea borders of Mumbai, but now, they will face inwards and deployed to enhance the beauty of the city's gardens.In an unique initiative,...

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