Monday, August 2, 2021

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..

Sighted over PM Modi's residence, Mumbai centre to track UFOs
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Opening up an exciting field of scientific study, a Mumbai-based scientist has formed a centre to study the mysteries and suspense shrouding Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) -- once sighted above Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence in New Delhi -- ... read..

Starting young was blessing: Anahita & Apoorva
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Anahita and Apoorva, the Chennai-based much sought-after young artists in the Indian Carnatic Classical arena insist that starting their training much before the age of 10 has been the biggest blessing. Besides vocals, Anahita is proficient in playing the ... read..

Dead man walking: To remarry wife as he turns 28 again
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Lal Bihari 'Mritak', the man who made headlines when he fought a long battle to prove he was 'alive', after being declared 'dead' in government records, is in news again. ... read..

One mango tree with 121 varieties of the fruit
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Saharanpur, a district mainly known for its hand carved furniture, has now become famous for something else -- a unique mango tree that has 121 varieties of fruits growing on it. ... read..

'The House of Scindias' raises tantalising questions (Book Review)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
What exactly is the extent of the wealth amassed by the Scindias, the erstwhile ruling family of Gwalior? How was it generated and how is it to be distributed among its four claimants? ... read..

Bhopal women group's unique initiative to protect environment
Bhopal | Sunday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
A women's group in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal has started a unique initiative to promote environmental protection by planting saplings and growing plants. ... read..

Bihar migrant workers return to cities as 2nd Covid wave subsides
Patna | Saturday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
As the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, migrant workers across different states have started returning to work leaving their native villages. The government has assured about providing employment to the workers who have returned to the ci ... read..

Renowned neurologist Panagariya's memoir to be released posthumously June 28
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
On the day of his demise from post-Covid complications, renowned neurologist Ashok Panagariyas publisher announced that his memoir, "Monk in a Merc", which will serve as a poignant reminder for anyone looking to achieve eternal happiness and mental peace ... read..

Once visited by Saudi King, Mumbai's Juma Masjid pond gets a makeover
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
As the city continues in spells of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the management of the historic Juma Masjid in south Mumbai -- once graced by the late King Saud bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia -- have embarked upon an unusual mission -- clean-up o ... read..

Special police station in Rajasthan to check water theft!
Jaipur | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
This may sound bizarre but is true that a special police station is coming up in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan to prevent water theft. ... read..

Finally, the Evidence behind Super Ingredient for Hair Care
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
So many solutions to hair care problems. Everyone has their own take and theory. We have all heard our grandmothers tales on the multiple benefits of coconut oil for hair care, but where is the proof? Lo and behold, here it is. ... read..

Rare sighting of rescued Himalayan Griffon Vulture thrills Maha bird-lovers (Lead)
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
An unexpected sighting of a majestic Himalayan Griffon Vulture in the lush green Sahyadri Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra has thrilled bird-lovers in the state and the country. ... read..

Bradman in making in this Kerala backyard
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic may have put a stop to outdoor batting net sessions for most cricketers, but for nine-year-old Vighnaj Prejith, whose drives with back and across movement are being discussed even in the English media as a sign of India's batting tal ... read..

Strawberry farmers in Kashmir losing out due to lockdown
Srinagar | Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
There has been a bumper strawberry crop in Kashmir this year; farmers are busy in their fields harvesting their produce and packing it in small boxes but the growers are incurring losses despite the bumper crop due to the lockdown following the coronaviru ... read..

Vijayan's 'pathshala' for 17 new faces in cabinet
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
The second term of the Pinarayi Vijayan government began with 17 first time ministers as 20-member Kerala cabinet took oath. ... read..

10-year-old found selling liquor in UP, 'rescued' by police
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
A 10-year-old boy, who was found selling illicit liquor in Nighasan, has been rescued by the police. ... read..

'Life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Award-winning childrens author Vaishali Shroff belongs to a family of wildlife enthusiasts. While her husband and children look for interesting sightings and topographies to photograph, she looks for stories and lessons to be learnt, like for instance, th ... read..

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..

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