50% Class fourth students can’t read Class 2 text: Report

New Delhi-- About 50 per cent students from Class V and 25 per cent from Class VIII from government schools across the country cannot read...

2 gangsters arrested in Delhi

New Delhi-- The Delhi Police has arrested two gangsters of a notorious criminal gang who were going to commit a robbery in the national...

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...

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...

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...

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...

63% Indians want to replace meat with plant-based food: Report

New Delhi-- As the country grapples with health-related issues such as diabetes, healthier food choices might be the flavour of the season with a...

Minor girl student gives birth to baby in Odisha

Bhubaneswar--Tension ran high on Sunday after a minor student of a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's Kandhamal district delivered a baby girl in...

Bengal woman, two daughters injured in acid attack

Kolkata- A 25-year-old woman and her two daughters in West Bengal's East Medinipur district were injured in an acid attack for which her husband has...

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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...

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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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