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Jharkhand farmers look for sweet rewards from strawberry farming
Latehar (Jharkhand) | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Cultivation of strawberries is expected to bring in sweet monetary rewards for farmers in Netarhat, -- which is among most famous tourist places in the beautiful plains situated on the foothills of Jharkhand. ... read..


Post-Covid conquest: Dharavi Inc. raring to buzz with biz (IANS Special)
Mumbai | Sunday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
As the gnawing fears of Covid-19 recedes from Dharavi, the local trade, business and commercial activities have woken up from their four-month long hibernation and are now raring to go at full steam for the kill, major players said. ... read..


Yogi govt to set world record in tree plantation
Lucknow | Sunday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government is all set to set a new world record by planting 25 crore trees on Sunday in a massive plantation drive. ... read..


Eyeing promotion, 55-year-old K'taka cop writes Class 10 exams
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
A 55-year-old Karnataka police constable is writing the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exam at Kolar to get promotion before his retirement in 2025. ... read..


Raj hoteliers seeking solutions to check-in to future with smile
Jaipur | Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
As India entered Unlock 2 mode from Wednesday, the hospitality industry, one of the worst-affected sectors due to the COVID-19-induced crisis, has started gearing up to revert to their earlier levels across the country. ... read..


Agra survives locusts invasion
Agra | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Swarms of locusts darkened the Agra skyline late Monday evening. creating panic and scare as people fled the markets and took cover in closed spaces. ... read..


Elephant undergoes laser therapy for arthritis
Mathura (UP) | Monday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
A 25-year-old handicapped elephant, suffering from arthritis, is now undergoing laser therapy at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital in Mathura. ... read..


Threat of locust swarms looms over Delhi (Ld)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The locust swarms threatening crops in many states amid the coronavirus crisis have now reached the doors of the national capital. The locusts swarming areas in Haryana, bordering Delhi, could overrun the capital city any time, an official said on Saturd ... read..


Mumbaikars raise Rs 2.50 lakh for family of Covid victim
Mumbai | Thursday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Saddened to lose their favourite pani-puriwala to Covid-19, people from south Mumbai have joined hands to collect money and help his family, through a crowd-funding platform, raising over Rs 2.50 lakh so far, with a target of Rs 5 lakh. ... read..


Now relish corn dish of Himachal round the year
Shimla | Thursday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Now you can relish a traditional seasonal corn dish of Himachal Pradesh throughout the year! ... read..


UP to plant trees with religious significance
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The trees associated with Lord Ram, Gautam Buddha and Guru Nanak Dev will be planted in three gardens in the Gorakhpur division next month when the state government launches its massive tree plantation drive by planting 25 crore saplings. ... read..


Mumbai US consulate to help feed 'Dabbawalas', TV workers
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
AIn an unique initiative, the US Consulate in Mumbai will collaborate with celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna's #FeedIndia to serve foodstuffs and other help to the city's world-famous tribe of 'Dabbawalas' and television industry workers, an official said here ... read..


Differently-abled man boosts 'Self-reliant India' initiative (IANS Special)
Varanasi | Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Nearly 17 years ago Jitendra Verma, a differently-abled resident of Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modis parliamentary constituency, was paralysed below the waist after he fell from the roof but he did not give up. A few days later, he started working ... read..


1% of humanity affected by forced displacement: UNHCR
Geneva | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Forced displacement is now affecting more than 1 per cent of humanity, or one in every 97 people, aa latest report from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) revealed on Thursday. ... read..


Life is so fragile; think, plan, look after each other: Author Vish Dhamija
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Life is so fragile that even a virus could bring the world to its knees, says London-based author of Indian-origin Vish Dhamija who has eight works of crime-fiction to his credit in the last decade, besides straddling the worlds of marketing and entrepren ... read..


Why women are less responsible for greenhouse gas emissions than men
Wellington | Thursday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Women use more diverse modes of travel and generate lower greenhouse gas than men, despite men being more than twice as likely to travel by bike, say researchers. ... read..


UP artisans look forward to Mati Kala centres
Lucknow | Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Skilled workers who earn their livelihood through pottery will benefit from the initiative of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, according to which a Micro Mati Kala Common Facility Centre (CFC) would be formed in every division of the state. ... read..


Superstitions galore: Now, 'Corona Devi' emerges in Bihar
Patna | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Amid the global pandemic in Bihar, 'Corona Devi' has emerged as a goddess for village women who believe it would rid them of the corona infection. ... read..


How the cyclone 'Nisarga' was named
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
A week after cyclone 'Amphan' wreaked havoc in West Bengal, the country is now bracing to face another cyclone which is headed towards the coastline of Maharashtra and Gujarat. ... read..


Brands adopt new ways to woo customers back and restart operations
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Consumer companies like Titan, Aditya Birla Fashion, Westlife, Future Lifestyle, Jubilant Foodworks, PVR and Inox are adopting new ways to woo back the consumers to the stores. ... read..


Labourers find pot of ancient coins in UP district
Lakhimpur (UP) | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
A group of labourers, digging for a brick kiln, has found a metal pot full of coins, believed to be dating back to the Mughal-era. ... read..


Global warming reaches ocean depths, threatens deep-sea life
Sydney | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Even though the deeper layers of the ocean are warming at a slower pace than the surface, animals living in the deep ocean are more exposed to climate warming and will face increasing challenges to maintain their preferred thermal habitats in the future, ... read..


Sanitizing lanes, places of worship, doing her bit in Covid times
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
After Imran Saifi hit the headlines earlier this month when she was seen sanitizing places of worship in Delhi, it is now Uzma Syed Parveen who has taken up the task in Lucknow. ... read..


'Human development on course to decline after 30 yrs'
United Nations | Thursday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Global human development, which can be measured as a combination of the world's education, health and living standards, could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in 1990, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) warned. ... read..


Cycle thief's tale leaves netizens teary-eyed
Jaipur | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
A sorry note from a migrant worker in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan has gone viral on social media, leaving netizens teary-eyed. ... read..


Owner converts dhaba into langar for returning migrant labourers
Chapra | Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
While business activities are almost at a standstill due to the lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a dhaba owner is providing food and snacks to the returning migrant labourers at no cost. ... read..


Indian publishers gear up for post-pandemic world
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Re-establishing the value chain, the discoverability of new books, "fortifying the ability to face new exigencies", sustaining reading as a habit and the emergence of a new genre of writing is what Indian publishers are looking at in a post-pandemic worl ... read..


'Wealthy tourists, 1960s charm to inspire Goa's tourism re-invention'
Panaji | Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Goa will have to re-invent its tourism profile and go back to the pristine 1960s, to get the industry back on its feet, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Thursday. ... read..


A Punjabi gaze on Kashmir
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
He says that being an outsider gives him a unique perspective. That he can look at things not only objectively but also with a certain degree of empathy. "And then you are able to observe the contrasts and contradictions without being judgemental," says p ... read..


Being a mother in Covid times
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Becoming a mother is one of the most phenomenal events in a woman's life. Nothing gives her more joy than holding her baby in her arms. But for some women it is a challenging time to become a mother during the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. Fea ... read..


Childhood exposure to parental smoking linked to poor memory in midlife
London | Thursday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Exposure to parental smoking in childhood and adolescence has been linked with poorer learning ability and memory in midlife. ... read..


UP minister for clean Yamuna even after lockdown ends
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Power minister Shrikant Sharma has written a letter to the Union Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, urging him to ensure that the Yamuna river remains clean even after the lockdown is lifted. ... read..


Bird photography leads to discovery of species, says ornithologist
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Bird photography as a hobby and profession has taken off to a major extent in India. It has led to important discoveries of species not previously known from the country, a globally renowned ornithologist said on Sunday. ... read..


No monkey business in Himachal amid lockdown!
Shimla | Friday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
For the monkeys, it's no more business as usual in Himachal Pradesh tourist resorts, for now. ... read..


Political docu-series talks of Anna Hazare movement and its impact
Chicago | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Chicago-Based medical specialist Dr Munish Raizada has come up with his debut political documentary series titled "Transparency: Pardarshita". ... read..


Corona warriors: Union minister's wife stitches masks at home
Jaipur | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Naunand Kanwar, wife of Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, has emerged as a corona warrior who is busy making masks for people to fight the threat of the COVID-19 spread. ... read..


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..


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