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24-Nov-2020 Chennai

Nuclear power complex in Kalpakkam geared to meet Cyclone Nivar

The atomic power complex in Kalpakkam about 70 km from here is geared up to meet Cyclone Nivar that is expected to cross the coast near Mamallapuram and Karaikal in Puducherry on Wednesday evening, said the top official of the Disaster Management Committee.He...

18-Nov-2020 Pratapgarh (UP)

This inspector is a snake-catcher too

The Mandhata police station in Pratapgarh district is in the news for a very different reason. An inspector posted here is well-versed in the art of catching snakes and pythons.  The inspector, Sushil, on Monday, caught a python that was spotted in...

12-Nov-2020 New Delhi/Shillong

Army officer's 9-year efforts pay off as ULFA insurgent surrenders

In a major setback to insurgency in the north-east, a deputy commander-in-chief of ULFA (I) surrendered along with his four bodyguards, a culmination of nine years of persistent efforts in this regard by a young officer of the Military Intelligence.Official...

11-Nov-2020 Lucknow

1st in KGMU: Siamese twins separated

Doctors at King George's Medical University have successfully separated conjoined twins after a nine-hour surgery.It was for the first time that such a surgery has been done in the KGMU.The babies are responding well after surgery that ended early Tuesday. They...

09-Nov-2020 Chandigarh

Is Punjab facing an 'economic blockade'?

Punjab's economy, which comprises 75 per cent of the farming community, is facing derailment with the Centre virtually applying brakes to the goods trains to the state.It is already facing acute power shortage with cuts lasting up to five hours in many parts...

06-Nov-2020 Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh)

Problems growing taller for 8-feet tall man from Uttar Pradesh

He is tall and his problem are now getting taller.Dharmendra Pratap Singh, said to be India's tallest man, who has found a mention in the Guinness Book of records, now claims that his height - 8 feet two inches-is no longer a boon but a bane for him.He...

04-Nov-2020 Mumbai

How the 'Wild Frank' of Indian television Arnab Goswami was tamed

In a lightning strike operation, the Maharashtra Police on Wednesday morning swooped on the home of Republic TV owner and Chief Editor Arnab Goswami in the 2018 double-suicide case of a businessman in Raigad.Around 8 a.m., a team of over a dozen senior...

02-Nov-2020 Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)

Rare congregation to pacify anger of Kullu gods

Devotees look for divine intervention to pacify the anger of gods and goddesses over not allowing them to participate in the just concluded weeklong Kullu Dussehra festivities in Himachal Pradesh amid the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.For this, a rare congregation...

21-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Nehru & Modi: Appeasing China only makes it greedier

It has been 58 years since China launched a well-planned attack on an unprepared friendly India in 1962 on October 20 and handed out a crushing defeat. This despite the fact the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, before the war, had gone out of his way...

13-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Do we need 2nd Mountain Strike Corps for China border?

The very first China-centric Mountain Strike Corps (MSC) which was envisaged a decade ago had its blueprint rolling in 2013 with an initial raising cost of approximately Rs 65,000 crore. But with the India-China border standoff entering its sixth month now,...

30-Sep-2020 Lucknow

Muslim Personal Law Board to challenge Babri verdict in HC

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said that it will appeal against the special CBI court verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case in the high court.AIMPLB Secretary Zafaryab Jilani said that the judgment pronounced on Wednesday by the special...

29-Sep-2020 Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Python swallows blue bull calf in UP

An 18-foot-long Indian python swallowed a new-born 'nilgai', also known as a blue bull, in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh.Scores of Katoghan villagers gathered after they spotted the rare sight on Sunday evening as the python was trying to devour the...

28-Sep-2020 Vijayawada

2K families affected by Krishna river flood in AP's Vijayawada

Even as the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada has been in spate since Sunday afternoon in the wake of a downpour, officials monitoring the situation said on Monday that around 2,000 families living in the catchment area were affected by floodwater."Of...

28-Sep-2020 Mumbai

Maharashtra was first to implement farm laws in August

In a huge embarrassment to the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi, it has now emerged that the Maharashtra government had implemented the contentious farm Ordinances way back in August - even before the bills on it were passed by Parliament last week and protests...

25-Sep-2020 Manali (Himachal Pradesh)

Rohtang highway tunnel to prove blessing for T-90 tanks too

One of the world's most challenging and a marvel of engineering motorways -- the Rohtang Pass highway tunnel -- in the Himalayas is strategic as it will bring the Indian Army with its T-90 tanks and infantry combat vehicles closer to the Line of Actual Control,...

25-Sep-2020 Hyderabad

Hyderabad adds new landmark as 'hanging bridge' thrown open

Hyderabad added a new landmark on Friday with the opening of "extradosed" cable stayed bridge across Durgam Cheruvu lake in Hitec City, the information technology hub.Telangana's Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K.T. Rama Rao, along...

25-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Pak wants to flood J&K with weapons before winter

Ahead of winter, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence has planned to flood Jammu and Kashmir with weapons to create unrest in the Valley, government sources said. To do so, ISI has procured a sizable number of Hexacopters from a Chinese firm associated with...

24-Sep-2020 New Delhi

China wants India to vacate key heights before de-escalation on LAC

China is insisting that India vacates strategic heights on the south bank of Pangong Lake ahead of talks on disengagement on the LAC, top Indian Army sources said.During the Corps Commander-level talks, China told India that will not discuss disengagement...

20-Sep-2020 Mumbai

11-kg tumour extracted from Mumbai woman's abdomen

Doctors in Mumbai have extracted a gigantic 11-kg tumour from the abdomen of a 55-year-old woman after a marathon nine-hour surgery.A team of medicos headed by oncologist Dr Tanveer A. Majeed, urologist Dr Santosh Palkar and Dr Shilpa Deshmukh performed the...

20-Sep-2020 Lucknow

Lucknow's iconic Chhota Imambara's facade 'scarred' by police

The world famous Chhota Imambara that is must on the itinerary of every visitor to Lucknow, has now been 'scarred' by the Lucknow Police.The police outpost built at the gate of Chhota Imambara has not only disturbed the facade of the monument but also is...

18-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Indian, Chinese troops in rifle range at 4 places at Pangong Lake

Despite the Indian and Chinese foreign ministers agreeing to reduce tensions along the disputed border, both the countries troops are in rifle range at four locations at Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh, a senior official in the security establishment said.Worryingly,...

17-Sep-2020 New Delhi/Jammu

Kashmiri Pandits urge govt to junk 10-district settlement plan

Prominent organisations of displaced Kashmiri Pandits have urged the central government to consider their demand for return and settlement of the exiled community at one single place instead of 10 districts in the Kashmir Valley.In an official statement issued...

15-Sep-2020 Mangaluru (Karnataka)

Record-breaking ambidextrous K'taka girl hungry for more

Not content with the two records she has set so far, including one Guinness record, ambidextrous teenager Aadi Swaroopa wants to set more records in diverse fields."As am multi-talented, I want to set national and world records in diverse areas like mimicry,...

13-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Lack of English fluency limits online fraudsters to Hindi belt

Online fraudsters might have mastered the art of duping people with various new stratagems but their inability to communicate fluently in English has limited their reach to the Hindi-speaking belt. An analysis of complaints received on the National Cyber Crime...

12-Sep-2020 New Delhi

India, China troops within shooting range at Spanggur Gap

China has mobilised thousands of soldiers, tanks and howitzers within rifle range of Indian Army deployment at Spanggur Gap in the southern part of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, sources said, even as Indian troops are on high alert.The Chinese People's Liberation...

11-Sep-2020 New Delhi/ Srinagar

'Houseful' at Kashmir University: Story of Hindi in land of Urdu

Casting aside politics over New Delh's plan to enlist five languages --Urdu, English, Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi -- as official languages for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in place of Urdu, the Department of Hindi at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, offers...

10-Sep-2020 Mathura

Eight-feet-long python rescued from railway underpass in Mathura

An eight-feet-long python was rescued from a waterlogged railway underpass in Dhana Shamsabad village in Mathura.The reptile was kept under observation for several hours and later released back into its natural habitat.Residents of the village were shocked...

09-Sep-2020 New Delhi

China starts fresh build up north of Pangong Lake

As India dominates south of Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh, China has started fresh build up at Finger area north of the Lake, sources said on Wednesday.It started soon after the skirmish on the southern bank took place on September 7 where warning shots...

09-Sep-2020 New Delhi

India, China military talks on LAC tension still inconclusive

Indian and Chinese military representatives met on Wednesday to amicably de-escalate tension on the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh but the talks were "inconclusive". The militaries of both countries will again meet for further deliberations.The talks...

05-Sep-2020 Agra

6-ft-long Indian rock python rescued from sewage pipe in Agra

With heavy showers continuing its spell, slithery reptiles have been spotted seeking shelter in residential complexes in Agra, leaving the denizens in a state of panic.On Friday night, the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit rescued a six-foot-long Indian rock...

02-Sep-2020 New Delhi

PUBG ban in India: Parents happy, youth 'shocked'

With the PUBG Mobile ban, the government on Wednesday delivered what many Indian parents had been waiting to hear for months now, while leaving their children shocked.Even before the government banned TikTok, along with 58 other Chinese apps in June, sporadic...

02-Sep-2020 Lucknow

Ayodhya mosque to showcase communal harmony: Architect

The mosque that is to be constructed in Dhannipur in Ayodhya, on the five-acre land given in lieu of the Babri mosque, will bridge the communal divide and showcase social harmony.S. M. Akhtar, a Lucknow architect-cum-town planner and founder dean, Faculty...

02-Sep-2020 New Delhi

'Game Over': India bans PUBG, 117 more Chinese apps

In yet another surgical strike on malicious Chinese apps, the Indian government on Wednesday banned 118 apps over national security concerns, including the immensely popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile, Baidu and couple of virtual private...

01-Sep-2020 New Delhi

For the first time, India dominates strategic heights at Pangong Lake

For the first time since the India-China skirmishes began at Ladakh earlier this year, the Indian Army is dominating strategic locations on the south bank of Pangong Lake, even as China enhanced deployment of troops close to the Thakung base in Indian territory...

01-Sep-2020 Basti (Uttar Pradesh)

UP boy claims same snake bite him 8 times in one month

In a bizarre incident, a teenager in an Uttar Pradesh village of Basti district claims to have been bitten by the same snake eight times in the past one month, though he miraculously managed to survive.Yashraj Mishra of Rampur village has been hospitalised...

01-Sep-2020 New Delhi/Washington

How Pak altered demography of occupied Gilgit-Baltistan

Since it occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), the Shia-dominated region of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has altered its demography, resulting in the massive reduction of the Shia population from 80 to 39 per cent.In a recent study conducted...

31-Aug-2020 Srinagar

Would Gupkar Declaration push Delhi to restore J&K's special status?

Would the re-assertion on restoration of Pre-August 5,2019 status by mainstream political parties of Kashmir impede Delhis efforts to restore democracy in J&K?Almost all mainstream political parties of Kashmir including the National Conference (NC), Peoples...

30-Aug-2020 New Delhi

'Eye on J&K': Pakistan buys China's Jilin-1 satellite data

Pakistan has purchased from China real time satellite data, comprising high definition video, optical and hyper spectral imagery, that also can provide it the precise position of Indian Army camps across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.Intelligence sources...

26-Aug-2020 Hyderabad

World's fastest human computer on a mission to eradicate math phobia

Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash, who emerged as world's fastest human computer by winning the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad in London earlier this month, is all set to embark on a mission to eradicate mathematics phobia both in India and...

25-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Intel alert over SFJ's call for 'Punjab Bandh'

Intelligence agencies have issued an alert after information was received that secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has given a call for a 'Punjab Bandh' at the end of this month.The pro-Khalistan group, which was declared an "unlawful association" by the Ministry...

24-Aug-2020 Karachi

Pakistan demolishes Hanuman temple, Hindu homes in Karachi

Around the same time that Turkey was converting the historic Chora church of Istanbul into a mosque, Pakistan demolished an old Hanuman temple in Lyari, Karachi. Also demolished were the homes of about 20 Hindu families that lived near the temple.After Hindus...

23-Aug-2020 Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake floodgates opened, villages downstream affected

As the two floodgates of the rain-fed Sukhna Lake were opened here on Sunday for this first time this monsoon season, several low-lying villages downstream were inundated.Officials told IANS that two of the three floodgates of the lake were opened after...

22-Aug-2020 New Delhi

50 kg ovarian tumour removed from Delhi woman

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, doctors at a private hospital in Delhi successfully removed an ovarian tumour weighing 50 kgs from a 52-year-old woman.The woman Lakshmi (name changed), who is a local resident, had recently started experiencing difficulty in breathing,...

20-Aug-2020 Dhar (Madhya Pradesh)

Man cycles over 100 km to take son to exam centre

A man in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district has covered over 100 km on his bicycle to take his son to the examination centre.Shobharam, a labourer in Baidipura village, took his son Ashish to the examination centre -- located 105 km away -- on a bicycle. He...

19-Aug-2020 Mumbai

Tablighi Jamaat case: ED raids multiple locations in Delhi, Mumbai

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at 20 locations including Mumbai and Delhi in connection with a money laundering case against Tablighi Jamaat Markaz chief Maulana Saad and others, sources said.According to top ED sources,...

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