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Varanasi toymakers excited about India Toy Fair
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) 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.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
300-yr-old Banyan tree in Chandni Chowk awaits saviours
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A banyan tree in the Capital's Chandni Chowk area that could be 300 years old might have braved the ravages of time since the 17th century. But today it is facing a threat to its very survival owing to unfettered urbanisation.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features,Human Interest/Society
Shraddha Kapoor: During lockdown, I understood the value of 'shunya'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor describes the lockdown phase of last year as one of her crucial phases for self-realisation. It was a period when she could learn to unlearn and redefine the value of zero, the spiritual meaning of shunya, she says.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa ushers in colourful Carnival festival
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) Goa ushered in the colourful festival of Carnival, albeit on a toned down scale, with a float parade organised in the state capital of Panaji on Saturday.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Features,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Mumbai square - named after ex-Israeli PM Shimon Peres - sparks row
Mumbai, Feb. Feb 13 (IANS) For the first time, a prominent junction in south Mumbai has been named after a foreign dignitary, but it sparked off a political row among various parties in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
2021-02-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Features,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Home-like facility centre 'She-Kunj' for women in Indore
Indore, Feb 12 (IANS) 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.
2021-02-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Features
Carnival over Covid: Panaji to host annual float parade amid pandemic
Panaji, Feb 4 (IANS) The spirit of Carnival appears to have trumped the fear of the Covid-19 pandemic in Goa, with civic authorities in Panaji finally permitting the colourful festival which is due to begin on February 13.
2021-02-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Features,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Beggars leave behind Jaipur's streets to pick up vocational skills
Jaipur, Feb 3 (IANS) 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.
2021-02-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
50-year-old woman bags 3rd rank in Law after resuming education with children
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 3 (IANS) A 50-year-old homemaker from Kuttichal, Kerala, has secured third rank in her final year LLB degree course. Jayasree, the the wife of a carpenter, had been studying law at the Thiruvananthapuram Law academy as an evening class student.
2021-02-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Features,Human Interest/Society
Hyderabad Metro transports 'beating heart' for transplant
Hyderabad, Feb 2 (IANS) For the first time, authorities in Hyderabad used the Metro train on Tuesday to transport a heart from one hospital to the other for transplantation.
2021-02-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Features,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Telangana's Covid recoveries cross 2.90 lakh
Hyderabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Covid recoveries in Telangana crossed 2.90 lakh as the state continued to record more recoveries than the new cases.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Features
Andhra octogenarian who weaves sarees with paddy straw
Veerannapalem (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 31 (IANS) An octogenarian from Veerannapalem village in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district has mastered the art of weaving sarees from paddy straw.
2021-01-31
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Miyawaki forests turning the new rage in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 (IANS) 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 government and private players developing these forests which could be cultivated even in a small area. In the 1994 Paris climate summit also this proposal was a major hit.
2021-01-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features,Human Interest/Society
Navyman's daughter among 5 in Maha to get PM Bal Shakti award
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Kaamya Karthikeyan, the teenaged daughter of an Indian Navy Commander S. Karthikeyan, has been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Shakti Puraskar, 2021, an official said here on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Features,Human Interest/Society
Bundelkhand farmers opt for non-conventional crops
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) 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.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features
Maha eatery's 2021 challenge: 'Grab a bite, get a bike'
Pune (Maharashtra), Jan. Jan 20 (IANS) This is one New Year challenge announced by a Pune restaurateur that is driving foodies and bike-lovers crazy.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka authorities help 9-month baby reunite with mom on Sankranti
Haveri (Karnataka), Jan 18 (IANS) 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 then commit suicide. But she failed as every time she tried to attempt suicide she was apparently "prevented" from taking the extreme step.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
From original tunes to western beats, IAF Ashok Kumar to lead band contingent on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) From original compositions of martial tunes to western beats, Indian Air Force Warrant Officer Ashok Kumar has been leading the force band contingent for the last 13 years. He has been part of the Republic Day parade for the last 25 years, first as part of the team and then as team leader. This year, too, he will be leading the band of 72 musicians, including three drummers.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Features
Kerala entrepreneur converts Rolls Royce into luxury cab
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) 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.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Kajol: Understood my mother after I had my daughter
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Kajol cherishes her special bond with her mother, veteran actress Tanuja, and says she truly understood her only after she had a daughter. The actress says she realised her mother's sacrifices after having her duaghter Nysa.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sankranti cockfights popular in Andhra Pradesh despite Covid
Seesali (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 13 (IANS) 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.
2021-01-13
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
13-year-old sets record playing keyboard with a blindfold
Hyderabad, Jan 8 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy has set a new record by playing 20 songs in 30 minutes on keyboard with a blindfold.
2021-01-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Features,Art/Culture/Books
Class of '21: Bollywood debutants coming up in new year
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) None of the high-profile Bollywood launches in 2020 happened owing to the pandemic, so several aspiring actors are looking forward to the year that is coming up. A mix of star kids and outsiders are scheduled to enter Bollywood over the next 12 months.
2020-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion
Work on in full swing for India's first arch rail bridge in J&K
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) 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.
2020-12-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
A silent spine-related epidemic building up, warns doctor
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANSlife) Noting that the prevalence of spine problems has increased manifold during the COVID-19 lockdown, a senior Delhi-based doctor says that looking at the increasing number of spine-related cases, it would not be an overstatement to say that there is a silent epidemic building up.
2020-12-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Meet the woman who choose a career in cycling at 51
Jaipur, Dec 19 (IANS) Proving the adage 'age no bar,' Renu Singhi, a Jaipur-based sportswoman chose cycling as her career when she was 51 year old.
2020-12-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Legislator from Madhya Pradesh appears for class 10 exam
Damoh, Dec 18 (IANS) 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.
2020-12-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Education,Features,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Shillong Chamber Choir's new album helps re-look at 'traditional meaning of Christmas'
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The popular Shillong Chamber Choir, which has Padma Shri-awardee Neil Nongkynrih as its director, are ready with their Christmas album. Nongkynrih says the album has songs that are a blend of cultures and languages, and hopes they help listeners re-look at the traditional meaning of Christmas.
2020-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion
A house in Hyderabad that keeps its doors open to everybody
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) One can walk in at anytime, cook food to satiate his hunger, spend time reading books and take some rest. No questions are asked.
2020-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Temporary shop owners make profits amid farmers' protest
Singhu border (Delhi/Haryana), Dec 7 (IANS) 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.
2020-12-07
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Features
Migrant labourer's son from Bihar village wins gold medal at IIT, Roorkee
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) 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.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
How a peepal tree in Delhi's Asiad Village got the PMO involved
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) 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 abruptly falls down and all you can do is hope for help that never comes.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features
Nitish fan 'sacrifices' finger every time he becomes CM
Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) A die-hard political supporter of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sacrificed his fourth finger after the formation of NDA government in Bihar.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Features,Politics
British social worker braves dengue, Covid, Cobra-bite in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 23 (IANS) A Briton social worker who has been coming to India to help local artisans through his charity organisation combated dengue, malaria and corona but came out of all the challenges unscathed.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Features,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Muslim man digs reservoir in his home for Chhat festival (IANS Special)
Bhagalpur, Nov 21 (IANS) 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.
2020-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
UP farmers rewrite their destiny with dragon fruit farming (IANS Special)
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) 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.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Vizag in contention for world smart city award
Visakhapatnam, Nov 19 (IANS) Visakhapatnam city managed to emerge as a finalist in the World Smart City Awards under the category of Living and Inclusion award category.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
This inspector is a snake-catcher too
Pratapgarh (UP), Nov 18 (IANS) The Mandhata police station in Pratapgarh district is in the news for a very different reason.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features
UP Mati Kala Board to have permanent sale outlet
Lucknow, Nov 18 (IANS) 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.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features,Art/Culture/Books
All for artists in times of Corona: Yasmin Kidwai
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) 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.
2020-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features
Problems growing taller for 8-feet tall man from Uttar Pradesh
Pratapgarh (UP), Nov 6 (IANS) He is tall and his problem are now getting taller.
2020-11-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features
TV celebs miss festive fervour amid pandemic
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Dussehra and Navratri have been overshadowed by social distancing norms in the era of the pandemic, and a slew of TV celebrities have shared how badly they are missing all the festivity.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Agra's Cafe SHEROES reopens
Agra, Oct 21 (IANS) Finally after a wait of eight months, one of SHEROES cafes, run by acid attack survivors reopened, at its new address, closer to the Taj Mahal.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features
Eyesight problems rising among kids
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) With children spending more time on computers and mobile phones for online classes and gaming, cases of eye sight problems are on the rise.
2020-09-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features,Health/Medicine
Hindi Day: New-age writers taking the language to newer heights
Lucknow, Sep 14 (IANS) Hindi is undergoing a transition with the changing times. Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world but has lost its sheen due to the extent to which English has been promoted in the last few years. The use of difficult words in Hindi books has made the language complex.
2020-09-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features,Art/Culture/Books
Low harvest makes Himachal apple business fruitful!
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) Less than the optimum yield coupled with labour pangs amid the coronavirus pandemic and fungal attack -- for the second consecutive year -- in Himachal Pradesh this season turn out to be a blessing in disguise for apple cultivators who say the fruit's prices have remained at a sweet high in northern India.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Features
Global COVID-19 cases top 14.6mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 14.6 million, while the deaths have topped to more than 609,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-07-21
Category: International, United States,Features
Agra survives locusts invasion
Agra, June 30 (IANS) Swarms of locusts darkened the Agra skyline late Monday evening. creating panic and scare as people fled the markets and took cover in closed spaces.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features
Differently-abled man boosts 'Self-reliant India' initiative
Varanasi, June 22 (IANS) Nearly 17 years ago Jitendra Verma, a differently-abled resident of Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modis parliamentary constituency, was paralysed below the waist after he fell from the roof but he did not give up. A few days later, he started working on a sewing machine and is now pursuing the dream of a 'Self-reliant India'.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features
Being a mother in Covid times
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Becoming a mother is one of the most phenomenal events in a woman's life. Nothing gives her more joy than holding her baby in her arms. But for some women it is a challenging time to become a mother during the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. Fear, anxiety and feeling of uncertainty have gripped them during this otherwise happy time.
2020-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features