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NCW objects to trailer of Mahesh Manjrekar's upcoming film
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has expressed displeasure over the trailer of filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar's Marathi cinema "Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Koncha".
2022-01-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Maha district's New Year gift for transgenders - Rs 12K annual assistance
Palghar, Dec 26 (IANS) Fulfilling a long-pending demand, Palghar district has taken the lead in Maharashtra to provide monthly financial assistance to transgenders from New Year 2022, sending waves of excitement among this deprived sexual minority.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal 'Krishi Sakhis' now advocate natural farming
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) Started three years ago, Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan Yojana, a state government-funded programme that supports natural farming, has now roped in 502 'Krishi Sakhis or farm women friends, for training to enable them to boost agricultural production with lower costs through natural ways. They will simultaneously spread the message to other members of the fair sex too.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Shrinking forests, habitats leading to rising man-elephant conflict
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 26 (IANS) With the degradation of forests and shrinking of habitats, human-elephant conflicts are rising in the northeastern states, mainly in Assam and Tripura, with 971 people being killed by wild elephants and 926 tuskers dying from diverse causes since 2010 in Assam.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
AIIMS Patna launches 'Shravan Kumar' scheme to train rural youth
Patna, Dec 26 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) set up in the state capital Patna has launched an initiative for preparing youth to take care of elderly and poor people in the rural areas. This is seen as an initiative somewhat similar to 'Shravan Kumar' whose story is famously known in the ancient Hindu text of Ramayana where a boy named Shravan Kumar took care of his old and blind parents.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Mentally challenged woman to meet her family after 13 years
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) It has been 13 years since a 65-year-old woman was separated from her family who also had no idea about the whereabouts of the woman. However, amateur Ham Radio Operators in the state not only traced her but made all the arrangements so that she could come back to her family.
2021-12-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
This man ran 66 kms in 12 hours on treadmill
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 26 (IANS) Zainul Abedin, popularly known as 'Moradabad Express', ran non-stop on a treadmill for 12 hours.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Chennai police to set up NCC like units in 100 schools
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The Greater Chennai police is constituting National Cadet Corps (NCC) like units in schools across the city called Student in Responsible Police Initiatives (SIRPI). The initiative, which is the brainchild of police commissioner, Shankar Jaiswal, will be initially implemented in 100 schools across the city.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
God saved several Indian women football stars from 2004 tsunami
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) It was providence that saved the future Indian women football stars of Cuddalore being swallowed by the giant tsunami wave on December 26, 2004.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
This dog has his day in Madhya Pradesh town
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 26 (IANS) Walk around any Indian town and the hoardings you usually see are of politicians, or consumer products. But a series of billboards in this Madhya Pradesh town will come as a surprise.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
On 60th b'day, visionary Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar gifts 'eyesight'
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Turning 60 today (December 25), Mumbai's busy-bee Mayor Kishori Pednekar did not celebrate her birthday alone - but saw to it that around 100 unfortunate "sightless" people could look forward to a better life.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Farmers close to IB decide to resume cultivation in J&K's Samba
Jammu, Dec 25 (IANS) Farmers living close to the International Border (IB) on Saturday decided to resume cultivation beyond the border fence under the protection of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Farmer acquitted after 400 hearings in 35 yrs
Shamli (UP), Dec 24 (IANS) Dharampal Singh, 85, has finally been acquitted for want of evidence by Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gurugram: 6-star village Wazirpur on alert amid Omicron scare
Gurugram, Dec 24 (IANS) Gurugram district's 6-star rated village, Wazirpur is on a high alert amid the growing fears over the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, officials said.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat extends night curfew timings amid Omicron scare
Gandhinagar, Dec 24 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Friday extended the duration of the night curfew in eight cities by two hours amid the spike in the cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, officials said.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Early detection of disability in children key to provide assistance'
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Early detection of disability among children is important to ensure their optimal development, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale said on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
NHRC concerned on rights of leprosy-hit people amid Covid
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday expressed serious concerns over the human rights issues of people affected with leprosy amid Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on the mental health.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Minorities in Pakistan face desperate situation
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The problem with minorities in Pakistan has been accentuating day by day as the Pakistani society fails to realise the relevance of security for the minorities and the government is not keen to come forward in this regard.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Stalin launches 'Meendum Manjappai' campaign against plastic use
Chennai, Dec 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday launched the 'Meendum Manjappai' campaign aimed at creating awareness on the usage of cloth bags instead of single-use plastic bags.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Itanagar civic body bans trading endangered fish, wild meat
Itanagar, Dec 23 (IANS) The Itanagar Municipal Corporation -- the civic body of the Arunachal Pradesh capital, on Thursday prohibited sale and purchase of endangered fish or any wild meat on the highway, and other market areas in the capital city and its outskirts, officials said.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pregnant woman fights stray dogs to save her 3 kids in UP
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 22 (IANS) A pregnant woman and her five-year-old daughter have been admitted to a hospital in a critical condition after being attacked by a pack of stray dogs.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Morocco's coast guards rescue 352 migrants off coasts
Rabat, Dec 22 (IANS) Morocco's coast guards have rescued 352 illegal migrants off coasts in the past four days, the Moroccan military said.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Malta,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Dead woman given second dose of Covid vaccine in Bihar
Patna, Dec 22 (IANS) In a major goof-up, a woman, who died two months ago, has been sent the message of successful administration of second dose of corona vaccine. Her husband saw the message.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Number of foreign workers in S.Korea rebounds this yr
Seoul, Dec 21 (IANS) The number of foreign workers in South Korea rebounded this year after two consecutive years of decline as the job market has recovered, data showed on Tuesday.
2021-12-21
Category: International, South Korea,Human Interest/Society
Finally temple admin hands over 'God's' vehicle to lone bidder
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) The famed Guruvayoor Sree Krishna temple on Tuesday decided to hand over the Mahindra Group gifted brand new SUV limited edition of its latest variant of Thar - a 4 wheel drive, which was received as a gift, to the lone bidder who won the auction last week.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
Indians ordered 115 biryanis per minute in 2021: Report
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The country's love for biryani only seems to be growing as online food delivery platform Swiggy said on Tuesday that Indians ordered 115 plates of biryani per minute in 2021.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan tops Noida in EducationWorld India School Rankings
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN), a charitable school for special children that works under the aegis of Ponty Chadha Foundation (PCF), has been ranked first in Noida, second in Delhi-NCR, and fifth at the national level in the Special Need School category of the EducationWorld India School Rankings (EWISR) 2021-2022.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Eunuchs go on rampage in Patna after death of community member
Patna, Dec 21 (IANS) After the death of a member of their community, a large number of eunuchs went on rampage in Patna and pelted stones on the police in the Kankarbagh locality on Tuesday.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Device for faster weaving Pochampally silk revives traditional saree industry
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) He was pained by his mother's drudgery when she would be at the 'Asu' machine for hours together, ending with pain but less money. Desire to bring her relief led to an innovation that not just helped his mother but the entire weaving community in the region of Telangana.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Gay couple enters into wedlock, first in Telugu states
Hyderabad, Dec 20 (IANS) For the first time in Telugu states, a gay couple has entered into a wedlock.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Apple helping Indian kids learn art of storytelling via iPhone camera
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Storytelling via photography is an art mastered over the ages and now, young children are being empowered with art by Gurugram's Museo Camera in partnership with Cupertino-based tech giant Apple and its new-age iPhones in the country.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Ancient ring well found at paddy field near Keeladi excavation site
Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) Workers digging a pit in a paddy field 100 metres away from the proposed museum at the Keeladi excavation site were in for a surprise when the top of an ancient ring well surfaced in the area.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
R'sthan to distribute free sanitary napkins to 1.20 cr women of state
Jaipur, Dec 20 (IANS) In what could be termed as the first of its kind initiative, free sanitary napkins will be distributed to around 1.20 crore women and girls in the age group of 10 to 45 years in Rajasthan.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Dam to generate power for Himachal, quench Delhiites' thirst may see light of day now
Shimla, Dec 19 (IANS) After facing numerous legal battles and roadblocks owing to financial and environmental concerns for nearly three decades, a dam project that will generate revenue from electricity for Himachal Pradesh and quench the thirst of the people of Delhi may now see the light of day in five-six years. However, there will be a whopping cost escalation of over Rs 5,500 crore.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Eating their way to lifestyle disorders in Lucknow food hub
Lucknow, Dec 19 (IANS) Ram Babu Rastogi, an octogenarian who owns a chain of jewellery stores, begins his day with a plateful of ghee-soaked kachoris and hot jalebis, washed down with a glass of thandai.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Kafeel Khan's book on Gorakhpur tragedy, his journey
Lucknow, Dec 19 (IANS) Kafeel Khan, the doctor embroiled in the August 2017 Gorakhpur hospital incident controversy, has written a book on the subject.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Civil protests in Solomon Islands
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Solomon Islands is a country consisting of islands located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is a constitutional monarchy, the Head of State being Queen Elizabeth II and the current Prime Minister is Manasseh Sogavare.
2021-12-19
Category: International, India,Human Interest/Society
TN forms 4 teams to find identity of boy found dead in pushcart
Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police have constituted four special teams to find out the identity of a five-year-old boy who was found dead in a pushcart on December 15. Post-mortem report has revealed that the child died of either dehydration or hunger.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Reduce boys' marriage age to 18 to ensure gender equality: Brinda Karat
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government's decision to increase the age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years has come in for sharp criticism from several quarters, and the CPI-M has assailed the measure on various counts.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Infant in S.Korea mistakenly given Covid vax instead of flu shot
Seoul, Dec 18 (IANS) A seven-month-old infant in South Korea was accidentally administered a Covid-19 vaccine instead of a flu shot, local authorities said on Saturday.
2021-12-18
Category: International, South Korea,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Oldest person in China dies at 135
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) Alimihan Seyiti, the oldest person in China, has passed away at the age of 135 in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said on Saturday.
2021-12-18
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Climate change cannot be ignored or neglected: German envoy
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Climate change is a topic that cannot be ignored or neglected anymore. It manifests in different ways and support from developed countries is required for developing countries, German Ambassador to India, Walter J. Lindner, said on Saturday.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
America's hostile response to the Liberation of Goa
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) While opposing Portugal and US led motion on Goa in the UN Security Council, India's representative had said that the "elimination of the last vestiges of colonialism in India" was an "article of faith" for the Indian people, "Charter or no Charter, security Council or no security Council."
2021-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Upside of Goa's Liberation was introduction of English, American music: Remo Fernandes (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Iconic Goan musician Remo Fernandes views colonisation as "a totally illegal and criminal act perpetrated exclusively by European countries", and says the upside of the Liberation from Portuguese rule in 1961 "for a musically minded pre-teen was the introduction of English and American music".
2021-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
After much raving and ranting, how the world accepted Goa's Liberation
London, Dec 18 (IANS) International reaction to India's annexation of Goa, hitherto a colony of Portugal, was at best mixed; indeed, quite hostile in western countries when it happened 60 years ago.
2021-12-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Ram Manohar Lohia and Goa's Liberation movement
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) One could say that the seeds of revolution, which eventually freed Goa from 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule were sown in Berlin in the 1920s.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Ram Manohar Lohia and Goa's Liberation movement
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) One could say that the seeds of revolution, which eventually freed Goa from 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule were sown in Berlin in the 1920s.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
TN launches free treatment for road accident victims for first 48 hours
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday launched the 'Innuyir Kaappom' scheme with an aim to save accident victims during the golden hour.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
In rural Kashmir, health centres have been built and disowned without treating a single patient
Budgam, Dec 18 (IANS/ 101 Reporters): The abandoned Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Keach belies the government's claims of development in Kashmir, particularly in the health sector, post the nullification of Article 370.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Na Mangu Sona Chandi': Why India's smallest state is being in the national imagination
Lounging in a rattan chair in a beach shack, playing footsie with the warm sand, feni and beer chaser playing games with the palate, myriad shades of orange as the sun sets into the sea, the promise of fish curry for dinner ... I close my eyes and 'Na Maangu Sona Chandi' echoes in my head, obliterating the hustle and bustle of the world in a land where the carnival is never really over, where the music never dies.
2021-12-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society