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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,...

18-Aug-2020 Kolkata

Bose's kin demand renaming Kolkata's Fort William after Netaji

After 75-years of Subhas Chandra Bose's mysterious disappearance, the family members of India's freedom struggle icon on Tuesday demanded for renaming of the Eastern Command headquarters Fort William in Kolkata after Netaji."On the official day of his disappearance,...

16-Aug-2020 Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) :

Quadruplets born to UP woman

A woman gave birth to quadruplets in her home in Bhadenwa village in Sitapur district on Independence Day.According to reports, Mausam Devi, developed labour pains early in the morning and delivered the babies before the ambulance could be called in.The...

13-Aug-2020 Srinagar

Post-370: Stones still hurled but their edges have blunt in Kashmir

Last year while most people were still processing the ramifications of the revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of masked youth swarmed the streets in Anchar, a small neighbourhood in downtown Srinagar, waving Islamic flags and hurling...

12-Aug-2020 Mumbai

Mumbai fishermen net a whale shark

Late on Tuesday night, a fishing trawler in the Arabian Sea accidentally netted a big catch around 40-50 kms off Colaba.A giant dotted whale shark got entangled in the fishing nets and desperately struggled to set itself free, but failed, said one of the...

09-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Punjab a new headache for Congress amid Rajasthan crisis

With crisis still looming large in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the Congress is now facing a tough time to contain the feud in Punjab where two Rajya Sabha MPs -- Partap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo -- have openly targeted the state government led...

08-Aug-2020 Agra

Massive python rescued from playground in Agra

An eight-foot long Indian rock python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from a playground beside the Central Hindi Institute's residential hostel in Khandari, Agra. After being kept under observation for a few hours, the python was released...

06-Aug-2020 Srinagar

'J&K militancy at lowest ebb, terror groups leaderless'

After the completion of one year of the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, active militancy is in its "lowest" phase in the erstwhile state in decades and all terror groups are "leaderless" due to the continuous anti-terror operations by the...

05-Aug-2020 Ayodhya

Hindu saints now wish to take up Kashi-Mathura temples issue

As the construction of the new Ram temple began with the performance of the bhumi pujan ceremony here on Wednesday, the Hindu saints who rallied in the holy town said that they were now looking forward to take up the issues of temples in Kashi and Mathura...

05-Aug-2020 Handwara (J&K)

Kashmiris celebrate one year of abrogation of Art. 370

Rejecting Pakistan's efforts to create a false narrative about abrogation of Article 370, hundreds of Gujjars, Bakarwals and other Kashmiri sightseers from Kupwara, Tangdhar and Handwara on Wednesday celebrated Bangus Awaam Mela to comemorate the first anniversary...

05-Aug-2020 Lucknow

Once a mosque always a mosque, says AIMPLB

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said that the Babri Masjid will remain a mosque because once a mosque is established at a spot, it remains one till eternity.In a statement, the Board said this is what the Shariat also states.The statement...

05-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Shlokas, 40 kg silver brick mark beginning of Ram Temple work

The date August 5 will down in history as a momentous occasion when Prime Minister Narednra Modi reached the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya to set the construction of the grand Ram temple in motion, a reality that was the political and socio-religious dream...

05-Aug-2020 Ayodhya

Bhumi Pujan had only creme de la creme of Indian politics

The creme de la creme of Indian politics was a part of the historic moment when the 'Bhumi Pujan' of the proposed Ram temple was performed in Ayodhya on Wednesday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and chief...

05-Aug-2020 Gautam Buddha Nagar (UP)

Ravan temple to celebrate Bhumi Puja of Ram temple

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya at noon on Wednesday, a temple dedicated to demon king Ravan will also reverberate with cries of 'Jai Shri Ram'.The temple, in Bisrakh area, is dedicated to Ravan, the...

29-Jul-2020 New Delhi/ Reasi

Chenab Bridge: A bridge of hope and challenges

Kashmirs inaccessibility was a wake-up call for Indias then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. When he returned to New Delhi after visiting Kargil in July 1999, he remarked, "We have not attacked any country in our fifty years of independence, but we have...

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