Swach Kumbh falls flat as thousands of toilets rendered non-functional on Day 1

By Saket Suman Prayagraj--The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh and the Centre have publicised the construction of over 1,20,000 toilets here on a large...

Thousands of devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti

Prayagraj--On the wee hours of Tuesday, thousands of faithful thronged the Kumbh Mela site here and took the holy dip at Sangam -- the...

Harsh Vardhan Shringla is India’s New Ambassador to US, Replaces Navtej Sarna

WASHINGTON, DC— Harsh Vardhan Shringla presented his credentials to President Donald Trump as India’s new ambassador to the United States. He replaces Ambassador Navtej...

Baba Ramdev may head vedic university

New Delhi-- The government has given in-principle approval to a vedic university to be established at the central level, which will be run by the...

Upper caste quota comes into force

New Delhi--The Central government on Monday notified the 10 per cent quota amendment in its official gazette, bringing reservation to the economically weak section...

Jadavpur University professor draws flak for comparing virgin girl to ‘sealed bottle’

Kolkata-- A Jadavpur University professor here is drawing flak for a series of Facebook posts where he compared a virgin girl to a sealed "bottle...

Factory owner, his friend held for gangrape

New Delhi-- Delhi Police arrested a factory owner and his friend for allegedly gangraping a woman inside the factory premises after promising her a job,...

17 sexual harassment cases pending with All India Radio

New Delhi--As many as 17 cases of sexual harassment filed by both regular and casual employees of All India Radio (AIR) from all over...

Government confers Rs. 1 crore Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015-2018, Akshaya Patra among winners

New Delhi--The government on Wednesday announced winners of the Gandhi Peace Prize for four years beginning 2015 to 2018. Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, gets the award...

In Rajasthan, adopt stray cows, get awarded

Jaipur--The Rajasthan government has decided to award those who would adopt stray cows in the state, on Independence Day and Republic Day. Deputy Chief Minister...

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M. Night Shyamalan hopes to come to India for shoot soon

New Delhi-- US-based Indian-origin filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan feels he infuses his Indian influences into his work, and says he would love to come to...

Madhuri Dixit Nene finds producing movie daunting but exciting

Mumbai--Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene, who has donned the producer's hat for the first time with the movie "15 August", says she found the process...

Gangetic river dolphins in the Indian Sundarbans struggle with swelling salinity

By Sahana Ghosh Kolkata--Indias national aquatic animal, the endangered Gangetic river dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica), is rarely visible in the waterways of the Indian Sundarbans....
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