Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Lockdown dairies: It's kitchen time for Deepika Padukone
Mumbai | Monday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
After working out and wardrobe cleaning, actress Deepika Padukone is now utilising all the free time to organise her kitchen during coronavirus lockdown. ... read..

COVID-19: Pandya brothers turn home into stadium
Mumbai | Monday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The coronavirus outbreak has seen all sporting events across the globe either getting cancelled or postponed. And this has also seen the Indian cricketers get time out with their families even though they are forced to stay indoors due to the pandemic. Ma ... read..

Prayagraj student develops all season Jasmine variety
Prayagraj | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Chandra Shekhar, a M.Sc student of Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS) in Naini in Prayagraj, has developed a new variety of star jasmine flower that can withstand the extreme cold conditions of north India. ... read..

The new chicken substitute post corona scare
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
With the sales of chicken and mutton going down due to the coronavirus scare, it is the humble 'kathal' (jackfruit) that is emerging as an acceptable alternative. ... read..

Pitcher full of cowries unearthed in Bengal village
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
A pitcher full of cowries used as currency in ancient times has been unearthed while digging for the construction of a house in a village in north West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, officials said. ... read..

After two decades, highly revered Himachal deity on sojourn
Shimla | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
A rare glimpse of deity culture is being witnessed these days mostly in interiors of Himachal Pradesh as highly revered Domeshwar devta is on his sojourn, once in two decades, travelling village to village with his followers in a tastefully decorated pala ... read..

Apple arrears touch Rs 2,449.19 lakh: HImachal Minister
Shimla | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Payment of arrears to apple growers in Himachal Pradesh touched Rs 2,449.19 lakh owing to fund crunch and the liability has been pending since 2013, state Horticulture Minister Mohinder Singh informed the assembly on Monday. ... read..

Rare Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard captured on camera
New York | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
There are hardly 400 of them left in the world and in a rare visual treat, a Sumatran tiger has been captured on a camera-trap study, giving hope that the critically endangered species (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is still out there. ... read..

Week-long Mandi's Mahashivratri festivity begins
Mandi | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The week-long festival of Mahashivratri in this Himachal Pradesh historical town, popularly known as 'Chhoti Kashi', began on Saturday with a congregation of over 200 hill gods and goddesses. ... read..

United in soul, wedlock by the Constitution
| Thursday, 2020 10:20:53 AM IST
To each according to his or her faith! Some couples tie the nuptial knot amid chants of mantras, some opt for nikah, some walk down the aisle while some others get married in the court. ... read..

'Run For Tea' march to promote tea marketing, industry
Agartala | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
In a bid to promote the state's tea industry, a colourful "Run For Tea" march was organised on Wednesday in Tripura, the second largest tea producing state in the northeast India after Assam. ... read..

Donations turn cashless in Magh Mela
Prayagraj | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
With barely five days left for the Magh Mela to wrap up, devotees are now rushing with donations to various 'akharas' and camps. The unusual thing about giving 'dakshina' (donations), this year, is that a large section of devotees are making cashless paym ... read..

J'khand youth beats disability, inspires others
Latehar (Jharkhand) | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
If someone thinks that physical impairment could cause failure in the life then Jharkhand's Deepak is a befitting reply for him. Born to a very poor family, Deepak's feet stopped working within two to three years of his birth due to blockage in nerves. Si ... read..

California gurdwara pays unique tribute to Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles | Thursday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Hundreds of Sikh worshippers turned up wearing the Lakers colours -- purple and yellow -- at the Gurdwara Nanaksar in Fresno, California, in a special prayer meet for the late basketball great Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash last month, a ... read..

Marine experts want revisiting of protected sharks, rays
Kochi | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Leading marine experts on Saturday demanded that its time for revisiting the list of marine elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) in the Wildlife Protection Act (1972). ... read..

Kerala Budget's 'green' touch': Ban on CFL, filament bulbs
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Friday presented the state Budget 2020-21 in the Assembly, giving it a 'green' touch by proposing total ban on CFL and filament bulbs, use of solar boats and subsidies for e-autos. ... read..

Now a new 'sangam' of Yamuna and Ganga in Agra
Agra | Friday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Lakhs of people in Agra are, for the first time in many decades, enjoying the luxury of clean, sparkling Ganges water. ... read..

Maharashtra woos tourists from Tamil Nadu
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Home to world's third largest meteoritic impact crater - Lonar lake - about 350 forts, 29 wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, beaches, religious and heritage centres and others, Maharashtra is targeting to attract tourists from Tamil Nadu, said a top off ... read..

Haryana to train inmates in zero-budget natural farming
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
In a unique social initiative, Haryana Jails Minister Ranjit Singh has decided to train over 20,000 inmates in state's 19 jails in the zero-budget natural farming. ... read..

Over 150 rural bodies come together for holistic development
Chennai | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Over 150 rural development organisations from 18 states have gathered here at an event to share their success experiences and exchange ideas on holistic rural development, said the founder of Mission Samriddhi, a social impact platform. ... read..

Yogi takes holy dip at Sangam on Basant Panchami
Prayagraj | Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, early on Thursday morning, took a holy dip at Sangam -- the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna -- in Prayagraj on the occasion of Basant Panchami. ... read..

Bengal CM hits century -- as author
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has scored a century -- as an author. ... read..

British era women hanging room in Mathura still awaits 1st convict
Mathura | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Have you heard of a female execution room? Yes, there is one and it is not very far from the national capital - just 150 kms away in Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna, but hardly anyone knows about it. ... read..

Fresh order on plastic ban on Ganga Yatra route in UP
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has issued a fresh order, banning the use of polythene and single use plastic in 26 districts, which fall in the route of five-day Ganga Yatra. ... read..

Mammoth procession in Tripura on Netaji's birth anniversary
Agartala | Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The Pulwama terror attack, climate change, Swachhata Abhiyan, environment protection and ethnic unity, among others, were showcased by 1,700 Tripura school students in diverse tableaux here on Thursday to mark the 124th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash ... read..

German football's desperate fight against bad behaviour
Berlin | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
German football is taking up a desperate fight against bad behaviour. In advance of the second half of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season, the association Deutscher Fussball Bund has advised its referees to act more strictly and uncompromised. ... read..

'Darkness is transparent, you can see through'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 AM IST
We talk about soil and clay. She says that working with them heals -- emotionally and physically. There is talk of childhood memories. She says all the dust had vanished and her memory is now crystal clear. She recounts the watermill back in her village i ... read..

Instagram drops IGTV button due to lack of use
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Facebook-owned Instagram has removed the IGTV shortcut button from the top right corner of the app's home screen because not enough people are interacting with it. ... read..

Antyodaya Yojana a success in Himachal, says official
Shimla | Sunday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission is proving very effective for socio-economic uplift of urban poor households in Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Sunday. ... read..

Locust invasion has Rajasthan farmers in a tizzy
Jaipur | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
It's 6 a.m. in Rajasthan's Ganganagar city and the Gurdwaras are not resounding with the soothing sound of Gurbani, rather a warning bell for farmers could be heard from them, along with the warning: "tiddi aa rahi hai, jao apne khet bachao" (locusts are ... read..

This Bihar govt. office practices yoga everyday
Patna | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Meditation results in marvels. Bihar's Electricity Department in Purnia district has adopted that adage as the basic theme of its daily curriculum. ... read..

Artisans community dwindles in Rajasthan as exports slip
Jaipur | Friday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The artisans of Rajasthan, who have made their mark the world over with their skilled hands, are slowly dwindling in number which is causing worry to manufacturers here in the handicraft industry. ... read..

For 41 days, only silence reigns in these Manali villages
Manali | Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
It's silence for the gods in 10 villages dotting the outskirts of the picturesque hill resort of Manali, currently marooned under a blanket of snow. ... read..

Mumbai celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Mumbaikars celebrated Makar Sankranti and Pongal with immense devotion, gaiety and religious fervor here on Wednesday. ... read..

Gangasagar: Lakhs take holy dip on Makar Sankranti
Sagar Island (West Bengal) | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
A record 4 million plus pilgrims from across the country and abroad took the holy dip here in the Ganga where it flows out into the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Wednesday at the annual Gangasagar Fair, amid heightened security and s ... read..

Twinkle Khanna's book wins at 17th Crossword awards
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Twinkle Khanna's fiction novel 'Pyjamas are Forgiving' has won the Crossword Book Award (Popular) for Fiction for last year. ... read..

Kite Festival: Big biz, source of livelihood for many
Ahmedabad | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Gujarat's famous International Kite Festival is not just about kite-flying, but about multi-crore business opportunity for the people from the state. ... read..

Graffiti artists pay tribute to Aus firefighters
Sydney | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Graffiti artists have paid tribute to the firefighters tackling Australia's biggest wildfires in decades, that have so far killed 28 people and billions of animals since it first broke out last September. ... read..

'Garvi Gujarat' new spot for tourists in Delhi (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Till now, tourists from all over the world used to reach the national capital Delhi to visit prominent spots like Red Fort, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament, Chandni Chowk and Qutub Minar. Now, along with all these historical sites, the tourists ... read..

UP to follow 'one road, one tree concept'
Lucknow | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh is finally going to turn a bit aesthetic when it comes to tree plantation. The state government has decided to follow the principle of 'one road, one tree' concept which will not only enhance the beauty when the tree is in full bloom but wil ... read..

Crime soars in UP, but cops site population as excuse
Lucknow | Sunday, 2020 2:45:06 PM IST
The annual report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has painted a frightening picture of crime in Uttar Pradesh. ... read..

They ran away from JK Lon, but returned & their son died
Kota | Monday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
This is the story of Tejas, a five-month-old infant, who was admitted in the JK Lon Hospital here in December, but his parents literally ran off from here taking him along to escape the 'torture from the doctors and nurses', who sounded more like 'butcher ... read..

Himachal govt providing major boost to natural farming
Shimla | Sunday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh is providing mojor boost to natural farming in with an aim to become a pioneer in the field by 2022. ... read..

Indian eatery provides free meals to Aus bushfire victims
Canberra | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The owners of an Indian restaurant in Australia were giving out free meals to those affected by the devastating bushfires in the state of Victoria, one of the worst hit, a media report said. ... read..

Bangladeshis, Rohingyas active in smuggling on B'desh border in NE (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Bangladeshis and Rohingyas played a major role in smuggling of narcotic substances on India-Bangladesh border in northeastern state of Tripura during 2019, a BSF intelligence report said. ... read..

RSS ideologue for removing 'secular' from Constitution preamble (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
"Sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic" is how India is referred to in the preamble of the Constitution. However, J. Nandakumar, a key RSS leader and All India Convenor Prajna Pravah, a Sangh offshoot, wants India to reconsider the inclusion ... read..

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