Friday, February 3, 2023

Bengal to develop bio-shield to get protected from cyclonic storms
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
In an effort to create a natural defence mechanism against the recurring cyclonic storms like 'Yaas' or 'Amphan', the West Bengal government plans to construct a robust and ecologically sustainable 'bio-shield' along the state's coastline and the Sundarba ... read..

'Vax' is Oxford English Dictionary's 2021 word of the year
London | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
'Vax' has been chosen as the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the media reported. ... read..

Tibetan Plateau to get spotlight at Glasgow climate summit
Dharamsala | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
To adapt to the effects of climate change impacting the Tibetan Plateau -- the world's 'third pole' -- a group of Tibetans in exile will explain its role in the global climate system and why it should be part of the global climate conversation at the upco ... read..

Doctor sights rare owl species in Prayagraj
Prayagraj (UP) | Thursday, 2021 7:15:07 PM IST
A rare and endangered mottled wood owl (Strix ocellata) has been sighted in Prayagraj. ... read..

Kerala fraud antique dealer is broke, has just Rs 176 with him
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The 54-year-old Monson Mavunkal, who took all his high profile guests into his fold by showcasing antiques in his collection which he claimed included the "staff of Moses" and "two of the 30 silver coins that were taken by Judas to cheat Jesus Christ" and ... read..

Depicting the courage of women under trying circumstances
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
The late Jnanpith award-winning author Indira Goswami was a great literary writer of her generation and a feminist icon. Most of her major works have been translated from Assamese into English; however, some of her works are yet to be discovered by a larg ... read..

India's vibrant botanical art returns home in lavishly illustrated tome (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Term it colonialism in reverse. A seminal book brings together the striking botanical art of Indian origin spanning a period of 300 years drawn mostly from original works held in the collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London), that showcase th ... read..

Best way to keep Goa green is to grab yourself a glass of feni!
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
What is the best way to save Goa from deforestation? ... read..

'Indians at large need to know about The Battle of Rezang La' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
It was an epic battle that cost the lives of 110 valiant soldiers of the Indian Army who stood steadfast against a marauding force of 5,000 attackers and prevented a possible Chinese occupation of the entire Ladakh region during the 1962 Sino-Indian war. ... read..

Ancient ritual tools unearthed in Pharaonic site in Egypt
Cairo | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed ancient tools once used in religious rituals at a temple site in Kafr el-Sheikh province north of the capital Cairo, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement. ... read..

First-of-its-kind study finds storks prefer canals over wetlands
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
In a first-of-its-kind research study for this poorly studied species, ornithologists discovered the woolly-necked stork prefers irrigation canals over wetlands. ... read..

'Indian healthcare must pledge to check neonatal mortality' (Sep 17 is World Patient Safety Day)
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
September 17 is commemorated as the World Patient Safety Day, and this year the World Health Organization has come forward with "Safe Maternal & Newborn Care" as the theme to promote better maternity and childcare across the world. ... read..

Afghan female football team evade Taliban threat
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
Female footballers from Afghanistan along with their families crossed the Torkham border to reach Pakistan on Tuesday night after the government issued emergency humanitarian visas to evacuate them from their country following the Taliban takeover, Dawn r ... read..

India moving away from coal slowly, considerable progress by states: Study
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
India alone is home to 7 per cent (21GW) of the global coal project pipeline, which is 56 per cent of South Asia's total, a study showed on Tuesday, with the country moving slowly away from coal at a national level, however considerable progress is being ... read..

Juxtaposing the resilience of Jews in India with artwork of Siona Benjamin (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
This book is a double delectation. Its an inspiring chronicle of the resilience of the Jewish community in India over the centuries and a tribute to the artwork of Siona Benjamin, who grew up in Mumbais Bene Israel community and whose extensive portfolio ... read..

Quest to discover Antarctica's oldest ice
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Oregon State University will lead a National Science Foundation-funded effort to discover Antarctica's oldest ice and learn more about how the earth's climate has changed over the past several million years. ... read..

Sanal Sasidharan: The Disruptor who learnt cinema by not learning
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:07 PM IST
He says that the first ever Disruptor Award at the International Film Festival of Melbourne which he received recently is in many ways a support for what he has done so far in cinema. ... read..

On a verandah, retracing Pondicherry's past through a mysterious diamond
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The working-class district of Kurusukuppam is not the Pondicherry of tourist brochures. Here, residents are a bewildering mix of Creoles, colonial war veterans, proud communists and French citizens who have never left India's shores. It is a place of ever ... read..

Remains of Greco-Roman town unearthed in Egypt's Alexandria
Cairo | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed remains of a residential and commercial town dating back to the Greco-Roman era in the coastal city of Alexandria. ... read..

Delayed monsoon, scanty rains prolong Yamuna's agony in Sri Krishna land
Agra | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
The holy Yamuna river in Sri Krishnas land or Braj Mandal (Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan) continues to run dry and polluted, despite the monsoon, a clear disappointment for lakhs of devotees ahead of the Janamashtmi on August 30. ... read..

Keralites gulp down Rs 750 crore worth of liquor during Onam
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The raging pandemic did not matter to tipplers in Kerala as they gulped down record Rs 750 crore worth of liquor during the 10-day Onam festival, according to the sole wholesaler of liquor and beer in the state -- Bevco. ... read..

Madikeri hills witness Neelakurinji bloom after 12 years
Madikeri (Karnataka) | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
For those who love to witness the hills of Coorg (Madikeri) bathed in a dreamy shade of blue, the Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana), a flower which blooms once in 12 years are already giving sight to behold. ... read..

Afghan students at LU worry about families, future
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The 60 odd Afghan students, enrolled in various courses in Lucknow University (LU), have turned into a bundle of nerves, worrying about the safety of their families back home. ... read..

The thought of freedom through the lens of youngsters
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The 75th Independence Day is a reminder of the bravery as well as sacrifices of sons and daughters of the soil who fought for the freedom of our glorious nation. Pride galore on August 15 when we salute our Tricolour and sing our national anthem in unison ... read..

'Aerial combat may gradually fade away' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
For a fighter pilot, an aerial dogfight is the ultimate test of his flying skill to outwit and shoot down an enemy aircraft. That skill may soon be lost due to the evolution of advanced weapon systems, says Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd), who has authored ... read..

I want a united India with no poverty: Bickram Ghosh
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
If I am asked to trace out the biggest problem of our country then I would say that the biggest problem of our country is that we dont realise our strength and this allows our enemies and our rivals to take chances. This not only happened in the British e ... read..

Content, style, experimentation making Malalayam cinema go places, says filmmaker Nithin Lukose
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
With his 'Paka' ('River of Blood') set to to have its World Premiere at the prestigious 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, filmmaker Nithin Lukose could not have asked for more. "It's a matter of great pride. I have always liked that ... read..

'Classroom in bus' provides free education to deprived children
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Eight-year-old Nirmal has started thinking about his career and now he is very serious about studies. "I want to be a police officer," he said, talking about his future plan sitting in a moving classroom in a bus. ... read..

The fairies among us
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 PM IST
She says everything is a tale. That we forget to see the daily events of our lives in a creative light. Children on the other hand, can blur the lines between fantasy and reality and can narrate true and made-up incidents seamlessly. Something that allows ... read..

Lightning activities show increasing trend across India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Parts of the Indian Peninsula, particularly the northeast and east, have registered a sharp increase of lighting over the past two decades, while the spike is minimal over the central part of the country and moderate over the rest. ... read..

Ladakh caught in tourism versus ecology dichotomy
New Delhi/Leh | Friday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
Two years after it was separated from the parent state of Jammu and Kashmir and granted the Union Territory status, Ladakh is on crossroads over choosing between sustainable tourism and saving the fragile trans-Himalayan ecology. ... read..

'AI would not replace people but create new opportunities'
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Experts highlighted that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creating new opportunities which could not be achieved by traditional technology and could be used for health care as well as many other present and future challenges in various sectors. ... read..

This Haiderpur wetland guide has spread his wings
New Delhi/Bijnor | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Till a little more than a year ago, Ashish Gujjar was just another youth among the many unemployed from a 'kasba' Kasampur Khola near the Haiderpur Wetland, 10 kilometres from Bijnor. Now the flocks of migratory birds at the wetland that were once part of ... read..

Ronnie Screwvala now dedicates 'time & talent' to edtech
Dubai | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Ronnie Screwvala has been disrupting long before 'disruptor' became a trendy word. As a first-generation entrepreneur, he dabbled with manufacturing toothbrushes, entered TV production, and eventually growing the business into the mega entertainment congl ... read..

'Steadfast self-belief, meticulousness propelled Uncle Pai's astounding results' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Atal Bihari Vajpeyee was known to choose his words carefully which explained his long pauses between sentences. Thus, when he once declared that after Jawaharlal Nehru, Anant Pai, the creator of the iconic Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) comics and Tinkle magazin ... read..

Of history and the many tales in its labyrinth
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
She doesn't really remember when she heard the story of the woman she named Feroza Begum in her book. Perhaps it was one of those tales her grandmother narrated when the children gathered around in the courtyard of their rambling home. "We loved to listen ... read..

Amur tigers make 'remarkable' comeback in China
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
An international team of scientists say that tigers could come roaring back in an unlikely place: Northeastern China. ... read..

Yogi's mango diplomacy, 'choicest' fruits to PM, BJP leaders
Lucknow | Sunday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
After slamming Congress MP Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on Uttar Pradesh mangoes, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sent high quality mangoes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues, BJP president J.P. Nadda and other senior leaders of t ... read..

Telangana to restore British era musical flood alert system in Osman Sagar
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
As Telangana officials scrambled to save lives and property amid the recent flood and heavy rain, one senior official in Hyderabad literally stumbled upon a melodious musical flood warning system which went mute at a reservoir. ... read..

Operation Mamata, a boon for Tharu women in UP
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Four decades, women of the Tharu tribe living in villages in the Terai region of the Indo-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh, were deprived of even basic amenities like electricity and water, but now things are changing. ... read..

Indians searched more on immunity, e-learning during pandemic: Report
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
There has been a massive increase in searches related to physical fitness, financial investments, entertainment, e-learning searches in the last one year as people continued to shelter at place and work from home due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, reveale ... read..

Gram panchayat libraries to be turned into digital classrooms in K'taka
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The Karnataka government in an attempt to reach out to the children who are not able to take online classes and do not have access to television is contemplating turning Gram Panchayat libraries into digital classrooms. ... read..

SW Railway begins development of heritage stations in K'taka
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
South-Western Railway, Bengaluru Division has begun to give shape to its grand plan of developing four of the oldest railway stations surrounding Bengaluru as heritage stations. ... read..

BHU scientist warns against 'unscientific' tree plantation
Varanasi | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Even as Uttar Pradesh undertakes a massive tree plantation drive, a retired scientist and river engineer from the Banaras Hindu university (BHU) has warned against "unscientific plantation of trees which could aggravate flood threat". ... read..

Ruins of ancient Sun temple in UP gets govt's attention
Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Plans are afoot to revive a 8th century Sun temple, located in a Uttar Pradesh village in Pratapgarh district. ... read..

Barmer villagers dance on streets to celebrate water supply
Jaipur | Friday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
: Villagers in Rajasthan's water-starved Barmer district broke into a dance after they got regular water connections. For the five villages, getting water was a long trudge away from home. ... read..

Dehradun's Booknerds revolutionizing way readers & authors connect
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Booknerds, a Dehradun-based initiative, is revolutionizing the way books and authors connect. ... read..

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