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Breathe the mountain air through these Himalayan recipes (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Author and gastronomist Veena Sharma has always believed that ones kitchen is ones best pharmacy, providing us with the particular admixtures and combinations that help uplift both our physical and mental constitutions. ... read..


Crossing threshold, Bihar eateries deliver free food to corona patients
Patna | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
When the second wave of the coronavirus started wreaking havoc, restaurants in Bihar came forward with a gesture of humanity and sensitivity. Many restaurants here started delivering free food to corona-infected patients, irrespective of their religion, c ... read..


'Leopard Diaries' explores remarkable tale of 'lonely, mysterious creature' (Ld)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
The leopard is the reigning rock star of the wildlife world. It's a species that is obscure and largely overshadowed by the tiger, especially in India, scientist, conservationist and author Sanjay Gubbi writes in "Leopard Diaries". ... read..


Art works reveal role of women in historic Punnapra-Vayalar revolt
Alappuzha (Kerala) | Saturday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
A series of seven works by a participating artist in 'Lokame Tharavadu', a large scale contemporary art exhibition organised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation, revealed the role played by women in the historic Punnapra-Vayalar revolt, a movement predominan ... read..


Ambulance drivers render yeoman service to Covid patients in TN
Chennai | Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Ambulance drivers in Tamil Nadu are determined a lot catering to transporting Covid patients from homes to hospitals as well as from private to government facilities and also addressing to the woes of the Covid patients' families. ... read..


Keeping social distance to lessen impacts on wildlife
New York | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Six feet of social distance may be the new norm between people, but a new Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) report says "if you don't want to disturb wildlife, you need to keep way back". ... read..


Lord Hanuman was born in Tirumala, claims TTD study
Tirumala | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) has announced that Anjanadri, one of the seven Tirumala hills, was the birth place of Lord Hanuman. As announced earlier, the TTD's proclamation came on Wednesday, on the occasion of Ram Navami. ... read..


It's April end and still snowing in Himachal
Shimla | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
It's April end and tourist resorts in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh were still snowing, weather officials said on Wednesday. The state capital Shimla, which saw the night temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded 16.2 mm rain. ... read..


Drawing social narratives
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
"It's important for me as a person to comment on social and political issues. Social media is a powerful tool to project my opinions into the world. It is also a great place to find alternate points of view and to engage with people outside of our echo ch ... read..


Monuments dwarfed by encroachments
Agra | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Alhough Agra could not celebrate World Heritage Day on April 18 due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, conservationists and green activists have once again highlighted the failure of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to free the string of monum ... read..


Uralungal, village cooperative turns into world's 2nd largest cooperative
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
The Uralungal Cooperative Society was formed by the eminent social reformer Saint Vagbhatananda in a remote rural hamlet called Uralungal in Vadakara of Kozhikode district of Kerala in 1925. ... read..


This bureaucrat brings beauty of nature on bottles with art
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
A senior civil servant in Rajasthan, Mugdha Sinha with an aim to bring out the artist within her, organised a unique two-in-one art exhibition - 'Bottle is Canvas' and 'Freehand Meditative Mandalas' in Jaipur-based Jawahar Kala Kendra. This exhibition has ... read..


Girl aged 12 with 5 kg tumour gets new life after surgery (Ld)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
A 12-year-old girl from Delhi got a new lease of life by a team of doctors of City based Sir Ganga Ram Hospital who removed two football-sized tumours weighing 5 kg from her stomach which she was carrying for the past few years. ... read..


Bagh Print from Madhya Pradesh makes it to Vogue Italia
Dhar (MP) | Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
World famous Bagh print of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh has appeared in the digital edition of Vogue Italia, giving it a new identity in the world of designing. The pictures of Sita, a tribal woman, wearing a sari in of the Bagh print are in the news i ... read..


Rediscovering Mir Taqi Mir, Urdu's first great poet (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Mir Taqi Mir (1723-1810) was not only Urdu's first great poet but also the most prolific one with around 13,500 couplets to his name. He is credited with giving shape and structure to the Urdu language itself, is counted among the five major poets of the ... read..


This Kashmiri digs everyday in search of his soldier son's last remains
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
That all the four kidnappers and killers of his son have been killed by the security forces is little consolation for 56-year-old Manzoor Ahmad Wagay, who is still digging up mother earth just to find the last resting place of his son, Shakir Manzoor. ... read..


This Raj farmer created a new fennel variety through crop engineering
Jaipur | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Regarded as the 'Saunf King' of Sirohi, Ishaq Ali, a farmer 'scientist' in Rajasthan, has earned many laurels for innovating in the field of fennel farming and has left one and all surprised by producing over 25 tonnes on 15 acres of land, thereby making ... read..


Famous as 'tree man', TN bus conductor wins PM's praise
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Popular as the 'Tree Man', Marimuthu Yoganathan, a bus conductor in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city, on Sunday accumulated admiration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his extraordinary initiative to encourage people in planting trees. ... read..


This Limca Book of Record holder made saree using 25 natural fibres
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
C. Sekar, a third generation weaver from Chennai's Anakaputhur had entered the Limca Book of Records in 2011 after he made a saree using 25 natural fibres including banana, jute, bamboo, pineapple and others and even got the appreciation from Prime minist ... read..


Majuli connectivity in spotlight as Assam goes to polls on Saturday
Majuli (Assam) | Friday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Connectivity, pending for centuries, still remains a major issue in the world's largest river island Majuli, which goes to polls on Saturday, in the first leg of the three-phase Assam Assembly elections. ... read..


Nalanda University launches campaign to promote water harvesting
Patna | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
While the Bihar government is running the 'Jal Jeevan Hariyali' campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan' on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22. The internationally acclaimed Nalanda University in Bihar is teaching ... read..


'Election King' Padmarajan now files papers against TN CM
Chennai | Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
History bears examples galore of monarchs, who after a series of battle defeats, would finally triumph. Tamil Nadu's self-styled "Election King" K. Padmarajan, however, offers a contrast. ... read..


'Silsila' and 'Kabhi Kabhie' writer Sagar Sarhadi no more (Ld)
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Eminent writer-filmmaker Sagar Sarhadi, who breathed life into emotional roller coasters of Bollywood in the late 70s and the 80s, is no more. He breathed his last at his residence in the the city following age-related ailments. He was 88. ... read..


Gandhi had DNA reverence for sages-saints from childhood: Grandson at KLF
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Kalinga Literary Festival's virtual platform KLF Bhava Samvad hosted writer, diplomat, academic and Mahatma's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi who joined in a conversation with poet and literary critic Arundhathi Subramaniam on the book 'Restless As Mercury: ... read..


Art installation 'Murmurations' put up in Chandigarh
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
A unique art installation titled 'Murmurations', featuring 300 clay pot birds, was inaugurated by Chandigarh Advisor Manoj Parida at the city's prominent landmark close to the Rose Garden on Saturday. ... read..


BSF cyclists cover 4,000 km along India-B'desh borders on 50th year of 1971 war
Aizawl | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The 70-day-long BSF's 'Maitri Cycle Rally' to commemorate the 50th year of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war victory covering a distance of around 4,000-km along the frontiers of five Indian states culminated in western Mizoram on Wednesday. ... read..


This officer croons with policing in Punjab
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
He's a young Punjab Police officer with a literary mind. ... read..


Adarsh Gourav: 'Feels strange to be nominated next to Anthony Hopkins' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Adarsh Gourav was just exiting his local gym in Mumbai when the smartphone buzzed. That was the moment he learned that he had been nominated for a BAFTA in the Leading Actor category, for his role of Balram Halwai in "The White Tiger". ... read..


KV teacher develops robot which speaks 38 foreign languages
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Dinesh Patel, a resident of Rajmalpur village of Jaunpur district and a Computer Science teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya at IIT Bombay, has developed a robot named 'Shalu' which speaks nine local languages and 38 foreign languages. ... read..


This is what Indian women do on Twitter 24/7
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
When it comes to Twitter which has become a political battlefield and an arena for troll armies, Indian women are busy sharing their passions and interests the most, talking about fashion, books, beauty, entertainment and food on the service, the micro-bl ... read..


Railways to start ops between Nirmali-Sanpur after 87 years
New Delhi/Patna | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Bringing glad tidings to the people of Nirmali town in Bihar's Supaul district, train services will soon become a reality after a gap of 87 years since the railway track was destroyed in an earthquake in 1934, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


'Bhagat Singh's is a story that needs to be told & retold' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Punjabi folklore is full of the brave deeds of the two 'Shaheeds' of Bhagat Singh and Udham Singh, who have legendary status, and as a young child, Satvinder Singh Juss grew up listening to stories about them from his grandfather. Upon arrival in the UK ... read..


Nidhhi Agerwal: I have nobody to message, nobody to call
Hyderabad | Monday, 2021 4:15:07 PM IST
Actress Nidhhi Agerwal says doesn't want unnecessary speculations about who she is dating, so she has become very careful when she steps out with friends. ... read..


Most Indian firms still short on displaying 'digital empathy'
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
As more and more Indians adopt digital way of life most organisations are still a long way from authentically displaying "digital empathy" and deliver better customer experiences, a new report has stressed. ... read..


FIR to be filed against those dirtying Indore's roads, walls
Indore | Friday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
To promote cleanliness in the city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh, from now onwards people found polluting the environment will be penalised by filing a First Information Report (FIR) against them in a police station. Indore has been declared as the cleanest ... read..


Varanasi toymakers excited about India Toy Fair
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The first India Toy Fair will be held virtually from February 27 to March 2 and toymakers from Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, will display their toys. ... read..


When Arthur Conan Doyle responded to the call of a Parsi lawyer
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
In the village of Great Wyrley near Birmingham, someone is mutilating horses. Someone is also sending threatening letters to the vicarage, where the vicar, Shahpur Edalji, is a Parsi convert to Christianity and the first Indian to have a parish in England ... read..


Radio Garden makes cyber waves during Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Millennials and those belonging to generation Z have been dancing to the tune of Radio Garden -- a free app which allows listeners to tap a jaw dropping 30,000 stations across the world. Covid-19 pandemic which kept millions at home is at the heart of Ra ... read..


Awakening your 'soulprint' to find happiness and success (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
It was a chance discovery of a book written 100 years ago by his great great grandfather that blended spiritual wisdom to aid decision-making that inspired writer and life coach Aditya Nath to delve deeper into the subject and pen his debut novel, "Awaken ... read..


Not just to protest, people are also joining farmers' agitation to earn a living
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
"I earn 500 rupees every day by cooking, washing dishes and other work in the farmers' agitation. Along with boys from my village, I am working on a daily wages basis," Shekhar Sharma, a resident of Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, was employed at the ai ... read..


Drains in Indore being turned into playgrounds for residents
Indore | Monday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
This Madhya Pradesh city, which has been awarded the title of the country's cleanest city four times, is now converting open drains filled with garbage into playgrounds where cricket and football matches are being played. ... read..


Priya Banerjee would ask a blind date to take Covid test
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 3:15:07 PM IST
It is the season of love but actress Priya Banerjee is not very comfortable with the idea of going out on a blind date during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


Home-like facility centre 'She-Kunj' for women in Indore
Indore | Friday, 2021 7:15:07 PM IST
Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, has carved out an identity in the field of innovations. In this direction, 'She-Kunj' -- a unique facility centre has been set up to provide special and necessary facilities to women. ... read..


ITBP making 'Jhula Bridge' to link 13 villages cut off in U'khand
Chamoli (Uttarakhand) | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
A 'Jhula Bridge' is in the making in Uttarakhand's recent flood ravaged zone that will soon connect hundreds of people residing in 13 villages. ... read..


Mandu, Khajuraho festivals to be held this month
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Cultural activities are on a steady rise in Madhya Pradesh as the coronavirus crisis slowly subsides with the upcoming Mandu and Khajuraho dance festivals being organised this month. ... read..


Can Uttarakhand afford big dams?
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The latest tragedy in Uttarakhand resulting in around 170 people missing definitely requires introspection on the development of the hill State. The damage of four hydropower stations, including the NTPC-owned Tapovan Vishnugad, the private project of Ris ... read..


Influenza-hit Pong wetlands host 40,570 bar-headed geese
Shimla | Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Despite the 307-square km Pong wetlands in Himachal Pradesh being hit by avian influenza this winter that led to the death of nearly 4,500 bar-headed geese, the largest hit species, they continue to have a sizeable congregation in their preferred winterin ... read..


Beggars leave behind Jaipur's streets to pick up vocational skills
Jaipur | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
An elegant heritage building here is playing host to 33 beggars these days, who are picking life skills thanks to an innovative Rajasthan government initiative. ... read..


Romancing the rich, ancient weaponry of Jodhpur (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
He holds a DPhil from Oxford in Indian Anthropology, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Society; he ran an antique picture gallery in Sussex and restored a 15th century villa and garden in Florence before he found his true calling ... read..


'Mann ki Baat' fame Rajappan desires for boat, home
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
N.S. Rajappan, a differently abled man who has been earning his living by collecting plastic waste from Kerala's scenic Vembanad Lake, is hogging the limelight across the state a day after he earned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's praise in the "Mann ki Ba ... read..


Andhra octogenarian who weaves sarees with paddy straw
Veerannapalem (Andhra Pradesh) | Sunday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
An octogenarian from Veerannapalem village in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district has mastered the art of weaving sarees from paddy straw. ... read..


AAP MLA writes to Punjab CM, seeks police protection for protesting farmers
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Punjab unit co-incharge Raghav Chadha on Saturday sought police protection from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for the farmers who have been protesting against three Central farm laws on the borders of Delhi for over two months ... read..


Miyawaki forests turning the new rage in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Prof Akira Miyawaki , the noted botanist from Japan, turns 93 on Friday, but his "Miyawaki model", presented in the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Earth Summit in June 1992, has become a rage in Kerala with the state go ... read..


'Reinvention' explores the darker side of love, family, ambition (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Her first collection of poems, "Boundless", captured her search for her own identity in her twenties as she built her career and moved from India to London to California. Natasha Malpani Oswal, who, apart from being a poet, is also a content producer and ... read..


Girl and father end life in UP
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
A teenager battling depression for two years following her mother's death ended her life, prompting even the father to take his life out of sheer hopelessness. ... read..


Bundelkhand farmers opt for non-conventional crops
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
After the success story of strawberry cultivation in Bundelkhand region, more and more farmers in this region are opting for non-conventional crops, mainly fruits. ... read..


Karnataka authorities help 9-month baby reunite with mom on Sankranti
Haveri (Karnataka) | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The heart-wrenching tale of 23-year-old distraught woman ended on a happy note with police reuniting her with her abandoned toddler. Fed up with her alcoholic husband's violent behaviour, the woman had decided to first desert her nine-month old baby and ... read..


Kerala entrepreneur converts Rolls Royce into luxury cab
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Businessman Boby Chemmanur who brought football legend Diego Marodana to Kerala, is again in the news for converting his Rolls Royce Phantom car into a tourist taxi. ... read..


Strawberries to write a new chapter of development in Jhansi
Lucknow | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Jhansi which is well-known as the land of valour is all set to write a new chapter and strawberry cultivation would play a pivotal role in transforming the region. The land of Jhansi in Utttar Pradesh is most suitable for the cultivation of strawberries a ... read..


Sankranti cockfights popular in Andhra Pradesh despite Covid
Seesali (Andhra Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Hundreds of people gathered at Seesali village in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district on Wednesday afternoon to engage in cockfights and place bets worth crores of rupees as part of Sankranti celebrations. ... read..


13-year-old sets record playing keyboard with a blindfold
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
A 13-year-old boy has set a new record by playing 20 songs in 30 minutes on keyboard with a blindfold. ... read..


Cold wave hits Bihar, fog reduces visibility
Patna | Saturday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
People in Bihar are experiencing a cold wave as dense fog continues to affect life in several districts. ... read..


Chirping of birds at the press of a button in Kanpur zoo
Kanpur | Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
If you live in the city and have been deprived of hearing the chirping of birds, come and visit the Kanpur zoo in Uttar Pradesh and listen to the birds in the 'Virtual Centre' built here. The zoo premises resonate with the sound of birds at the press of a ... read..


Work on in full swing for India's first arch rail bridge in J&K
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Work on India's first cable-styled bridge, also called the Anji bridge, is in full swing in Jammu and Kashmir's Raesi district. When it is completed, the bridge is being touted as one of the engineering marvels of the Indian Railways. ... read..


Meet the woman who choose a career in cycling at 51
Jaipur | Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Proving the adage 'age no bar,' Renu Singhi, a Jaipur-based sportswoman chose cycling as her career when she was 51 year old. ... read..


Legislator from Madhya Pradesh appears for class 10 exam
Damoh | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Believe it or not, but an MLA from Madhya Pradesh recently appeared for her matriculation exam. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Ram Bai from Patharia in Damoh district recently wrote a paper for the class 10 exam test conducted by the State Open Board. ... read..


UP folk artists to get scholarship of Rs 5,000 per month
Lucknow | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
In order to promote art and culture in Uttar Pradesh, the state Lalit Kala Akademi has decided to provide a monthly scholarship of Rs 5,000 to folk artists who are associated with the institution. ... read..


Temporary shop owners make profits amid farmers' protest
Singhu border (Delhi/Haryana) | Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are relentless in continuing their protest at the Singhu border as it reached the 12th day against the three agricultural laws formulated by the Central government. ... read..


Back home, Punjab farmers adding sweetness to protest
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The sweet fragrance of gur or jaggery fills the air in fields across Punjab these days with wood-fired stills continuously working to make it 'immunity' booster for protesting farmers who have set up vast camps for over a week to mark their protest at th ... read..


Migrant labourer's son from Bihar village wins gold medal at IIT, Roorkee
Patna | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Rahul Kumar, 22, the son of a migrant worker from Sosandi, a nondescript village in Bihar's Nalanda district, has graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, one of the premier educational institutes in the country. ... read..


In TN, today's movie stars are tomorrow's CM aspirants
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Today's movie stars are tomorrow's political leaders and Chief Ministerial aspirants -- that is the trend in Tamil Nadu. ... read..


'Toxicity of narcissistic personality traits heighten Covid blues' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 7:15:08 PM IST
Coping with a toxic relationship -- that is, with a person with narcissistic personality traits who makes their partner feel emotionally stifled, lost, hopeless, stuck and damaged -- has not been the easiest in the best of times. It becomes even worse in ... read..


How a peepal tree in Delhi's Asiad Village got the PMO involved
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
What would you do if you buy a flat worth Rs 6-7 cr of market value in one of the prime real estate markets of Delhi, but end up having a peepal tree hollowing its foundation? What would you do if that humble tree is weakening your ceiling so much that it ... read..


Nitish fan 'sacrifices' finger every time he becomes CM
Patna | Wednesday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
A die-hard political supporter of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sacrificed his fourth finger after the formation of NDA government in Bihar. ... read..


Muslim man digs reservoir in his home for Chhat festival (IANS Special)
Bhagalpur | Sunday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
The Maha Parv of public faith and Lord Bhaskar concluded with the rising sun on Saturday morning. The festival also gave us a steller example of religious harmony in Bihar. ... read..


Chhath Puja ends in Bihar with prayers to rising sun
Patna | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Chhath Puja celebrations in Bihar concluded in the wee hours of Saturday with millions of devotees offering prayers to the rising sun. ... read..


It dipped, splayed Gilchrist: Pathan's toe-crusher (Magic Moments Ind vs Aus)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Irfan Pathan's in-swinging yorker that slipped through Adam Gilchrist's defences in the Sydney Test during the 2003-04 series, was a rare piece of bowling artistry in a game dominated heavily by batsmen -- 1,747 runs were scored and only one innings that ... read..


UP farmers rewrite their destiny with dragon fruit farming (IANS Special)
Lucknow | Friday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Four years ago, Ram Sakal Yadav, a young farmer in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambhi district, had almost packed his bags. He was set to migrate to Mumbai in search of a job that would ensure him a steady income. ... read..


Writing 'The Lost Homestead' was cathartic: Marina Wheeler (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 6:15:07 PM IST
A film on Indias last Viceroy triggered a series of journeys to the sub-continent as Marina Wheeler attempted to come to terms with its partition in 1947 and the trauma that it caused to her mother. In this she succeeded admirably but could be treading on ... read..


This inspector is a snake-catcher too
Pratapgarh (UP) | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Mandhata police station in Pratapgarh district is in the news for a very different reason. ... read..


UP Mati Kala Board to have permanent sale outlet
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
The UP Mati Kala Board, encouraged by the success of its Diwali exhibition, has now decided to open a permanent outlet for the sale of its products in the state capital. ... read..


All for artists in times of Corona: Yasmin Kidwai
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
She remembers going to the Nizamuddin Dargah when it opened after Covid struck. There was something amiss. The place was just not the same without the qawwals. The silence was brutal. ... read..


Corona scare forces MP authorities to disallow 200-yr-old Hingot fest
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | Sunday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The coronavirus pandemic has cast its shadown on the annual 'Hingot' festival or 'Hingot war', which the locals have been celebrating uninterrupted for the last around 200 years in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district, with authorities not allowing it to be h ... read..


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