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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,...

25-Mar-2021 Srinagar

Sunshine greets visitors as Srinagar throws open Tulip Garden

Bright sunshine greeted people on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh after four days as the meteorological (MET) department forecast dry weather till the weekend.It was a good omen for this year's tourism in Kashmir as the Srinagar Tulip Garden was thrown...

22-Mar-2021 Chandigarh

Crowdsourced video bags first prize in Clean Air Punjab contest

Akshyae Singh, who crowdsourced a video from his friends and family in Mohali on air pollution in Punjab, has bagged the first prize in the Clean Air Punjab competition. The second and third prizes were won by two students from Amritsar and Kharar, respectively.In...

22-Mar-2021 Patna

Nitish Kumar missing from Bihar govt banners

The politics in Bihar has intensified after current Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's photograph was found missing from banners displayed during a government function in Katihar district.The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) took a dig at this, saying that...

16-Mar-2021 Jalgaon (Maharashtra)

Sunday picnic unearths centuries-old Satavahana era mystery cave

A casual Sunday outing in the forests near the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border by an archaeologist resulted in a major discovery - a 2,000-plus year old mystery cave dating back to the Satavahana dynasty era.The cave is hidden and obviously in a secret...

15-Mar-2021 Indore

Indore man goes from rags to riches by selling hot dogs

Examples of people getting from rags to riches abound but the story of Vijay Singh Rathore of Indore is very unique in its own way, as he rose from a 'tea boy' who earned merely Rs 8 a month in 1978 to becoming millionaire now by selling hot dogs.Rathore (60),...

14-Mar-2021 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

This officer croons with policing in Punjab

He's a young Punjab Police officer with a literary mind.He's penning poems, songs and books to create social awakening, besides equipping people with the skills to become the cyber defenders.He is 31-year-old Gurjot Kaler, Superintendent of Police (Traffic...

08-Mar-2021 Agartala

Bridge over River Feni bridge to strengthen India-B'desh ties

A bridge over Feni river in Tripura is set to turn the dream of the northeastern region into reality, as it would connect the landlocked region with the rest of the world through the Chittagong international sea port in Bangladesh.On Tuesday, Prime Minister...

28-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Rare coins find common destination at Yusuf's collection

Nothing can define the passion, it could be towards anybody or anything, and sometimes it becomes the only reason to dedicate the whole life. Syed Rumanul Faizi Yusuf's has a passion for collecting rare coins. Today, he has a collection of over 7,000 coins that...

26-Feb-2021 Shopian

Shopian Boy Saqib Rahim tops 10th class in BOSE Results secures 500

Despite affected Area in South Kashmiri A teenager  Shopian district has topped the 10th class examination from the Kashmir Division in BOSE results which was declared Friday.Despite internet connectivity issues in most parts of the valley since over a...

23-Feb-2021 New Delhi

'Scanty, sketchy evidence': Court grants bail to Disha Ravi

A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to climate activist Disha Ravi in the toolkit case, considering the "scanty and sketchy evidence on record"."Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence on record, I do not find any palpable reason to breach the rule...

22-Feb-2021 Ladakh

Sonam Wangchuk makes mobile solar-powered tent for Indian Army

Ladakh-based engineer Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired the character of 'Phunsukh Wangdu' in Bollywood blockbuster "Three Idiots", has developed a mobile solar-powered tent, accommodating 10 soldiers, for use by the Indian Army in high-altitude locations.On how he came...

22-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Pull back of forces from Depsang challenge amid India-China talks

After the smooth disengagement from the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh, Indian and Chinese military commanders, during their marathon talks on Saturday have decided to work out a roadmap for pull back of troops at other friction points along the 1,597-km...

20-Feb-2021 New Delhi

China's Galwan video showcased Indian Army Captain's bravery

China, in a video released on social media as part of psy-war, showcased the bravery of an Indian Army officer during the Galwan Valley clashes in Eastern Ladakh.The officer of Bihar Regiment, who hails from the Senapati district of Manipur and was commissioned...

20-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Which are the 17 hotspots vulnerable for women in Delhi?

Not all places are equally secure for women in the Capital. Some places are more secure than others while some others are relatively more vulnerable. After careful examination of the registration of cases for crime against women, the Delhi Police have identified...

13-Feb-2021 Dehradun

Uttarakhand: No breakthrough yet in rescue operation inside tunnel

Rescuers on Saturday were busy widening a hole in a tunnel to find 25 to 35 trapped people in the disaster-hit Tapovan project area of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand.Top government and police officials said there was no big breakthrough yet in the rescue work...

13-Feb-2021 Bangalore

Over 16L farmers interacted with experts in five days: IIHR

Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) Director M.R. Dinesh on Friday said that the institute was able to reach out to as many as 16.3 lakh farmers through online and off-line mediums. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the valedictory ceremony...

25-Jan-2021 New Delhi

India at 72 (Opinion)

In the first year of the new decade, we'll mark the 75 years of our Independence and 72 years of India as a Republic, but there are many questions, which assail the common Indian.75 years after Independence and 72 years after India became a Republic, instead...

21-Jan-2021 Chandigarh

World's youngest large brain tumour patient operated on in Chandigarh

Doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here have created history by operating on the world's youngest large brain tumour patient that was removed through the nose, it was announced on Thursday.The youngest child reported...

18-Jan-2021 Anantnag

Born in a refugee camp, raised in exile

When my parents and older brother left their home in Kashmir in the middle of the night in 1990, I was just a small foetus in my mother's womb.To escape genocide at the hands of armed Islamists backed by Pakistan in Kashmir, hundreds and thousands of Kashmiri...

17-Jan-2021 New Delhi

Woman DSP a role model for youngsters from Muslim families

Parents in middle-class Muslim families generally believe that their children would hardly get a government job, hence, they find it better to engage them in some work rather than letting them pursuing studies. But a young woman from a middle-class family has...

14-Jan-2021 Shimla

Braving pandemic, thousands take holy dip in Himachal rivers

Braving extreme chill and pandemic, thousands of people across Himachal Pradesh on Thursday took holy dips in rivers to mark Makar Sankranti, a Hindu festival dedicated to the deity Surya.Since early morning, the devotees were seen congregating at Tattapani,...

11-Jan-2021 New Delhi

Bird flu confirmed in 10 states, including Maharashtra, Delhi

The Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairies informed on Monday that avian influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the country till date.CAR-NIHSAD has confirmed death of crows and migratory/wild birds in Tonk, Karauli and Bhilwara...

11-Jan-2021 Parbhani (Maharashtra)

Bird flu enters Maharashtra but no ban on eggs, chicken yet

Bird flu has entered Maharashtra after test reports confirmed the deaths of over 800 chickens due to the infection in the Murrumba village in Parbhani district last week, officials said here on Monday.District Disaster Management Officer Pawan Khandge said...

08-Jan-2021 Mathura

Krishna Janmabhoomi issue: Idgah panel files plea in court

The Management Trust Committee of Shahi Idgah in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura has moved an application in the district court, objecting to the admission of an appeal filed against the dismissal of a civil suit seeking ownership of 13.37-acre land near the Krishna...

08-Jan-2021 Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh)

Dolphin beaten to death in UP canal

The death of a dolphin in the Sharda Sahayak canal in Pratapgarh district has turned into a major controversy.The dolphin that strayed into the canal was reportedly beaten to death by the locals who mistook it for a 'deadly fish'.The incident took place...

03-Jan-2021 Srinagar

There is progress in Kashmir (Column: Spy's Eye)

The results of the DDC polls that covered, like in a general election, the entire population of Jammu and Kashmir, reflect some positive trends serving the national interests. The state had seen an unbroken cycle of Assembly elections since 1996 and when...

01-Jan-2021 Jaipur

After 100 crows, peacocks other birds found dead in Nagaur

After the recent confirmation of bird flu in Jhalawad district, around 50 birds including peacocks have been found dead in Kalwa village of Makrana sub-block in Nagaur district of Rajasthan.A medical team is trying to cure around 50 peacocks while a post mortem...

31-Dec-2020 Hyderabad

Rare tumour extracted to save woman's life

Doctors at a Hyderabad hospital have saved the life of a woman by extracting a rare tumour from her abdomen just in time.It was a rare condition where the tumour was attached to the diaphragm, liver, and the large bowel, and the right kidney was pushed downwards.According...

20-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Is Kashmir's terror heartland turning its back to militancy?

Southern Kashmirs Tral in Pulwama district has for long retained several dubious distinctions in the last 31 years of armed insurgency in the valley. This was the crucible from where Burhan Wani to Zakir Musa, and scores of top-notch militants emerged. Wanis...

05-Dec-2020 Mumbai

After 58 years, Congress snatches BJP's crown on RSS turf

For the Congress, ally of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi, it was double celebrations as the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led government completed its one year in office one week ago.Disproving all political predictions, after a gap of 58 years, the Congress's...

04-Dec-2020 Chandigarh

BJP, JJP political 'wedge' widens with inconclusive farmer talks

The political 'wedge' between the coalition partners in Haryana -- the BJP and the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) -- is widening with the talks between the Centre and the protesting farmers remaining inconclusive despite four rounds of negotiations.Now, the...

02-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Why making MSP mandatory is problematic

The Narendra Modi government claims to give minimum support price (MSP)for crops to farmers at one and a half times the costs of production. On the other hand farmers are seeking a guarantee for procurement of crops on the MSP fixed by the government. But...

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