Puppetry isn't just for children: Dadi Pudumjee
  • Puppetry isn't just for children: Dadi Pudumjee(08:33)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Recipient of the Padma Shri honour and founder of The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, which recently presented the 18th Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival, produced by Teamwork Productions in Delhi and Chandigarh, Dadi Pudumjee believes that it is a misconception that puppetry is meant only for children's consumption.
Shobana lights up 3rd evening of Khajuraho Dance Festival
  • Shobana lights up 3rd evening of Khajuraho Dance Festival(08:27)
    Khajuraho, Feb 23 (IANS) Classical dancer and popular South Indian actress, Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai, better known mononymously as Shobana enthralled the audience with her solo Bharatanatyam performance during third evening of the 47th edition of the Khajuraho Dance Festival yesterday. Innovative and carrying the traditional values in Vasistha style, she started her performance with a traditional composition composed in the raga Mallhari.
Only 160 kg of gold can be extracted in Sonbhadra,says GSI
  • Only 160 kg of gold can be extracted in Sonbhadra,says GSI(19:54)
    Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has poured cold water on the El Dorado-type scenario in Sonbhadra as it estimates that only 160 kg of gold can be extracted from the deposits and the surveys for gold in the region have not been encouraging.
Visa  aspirants seek divine intervention of 'Visa Balaji'
  • Visa aspirants seek divine intervention of 'Visa Balaji'(17:08)
    Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) With issues related to the H-1B visa likely to come up during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump, devotees at a temple here are seeking the divine blessings for softening the US' stance.
After gold, GSI now looking for uranium in UP's Sonbhadra
  • After gold, GSI now looking for uranium in UP's Sonbhadra(14:15)
    Sonbhadra (UP), Feb 22 (IANS) The Geological Survey of India (GSI) is conducting survey in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra to look for uranium, just days after around 3,000 tonnes of gold reserves were found here, officials said on Saturday.
Renowned Mumbai Ayurveda master Pankaj Naram passes away
  • Renowned Mumbai Ayurveda master Pankaj Naram passes away(14:03)
    Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Renowned Ayurveda Master Pankaj Naram, who had provided relief to 9/11 victims and caretakers, besides treating the likes of St. Teresa and the Dalai Lama, passed away following heart failure, his family announced here on Saturday.
Jadeja a rockstar, want to play cricket like him: Agar
  • Jadeja a rockstar, want to play cricket like him: Agar(09:59)
    Johannesburg, Feb 22 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, who became only the second Australian bowler to take a T20I hat-trick, has revealed he admires "rockstar" Ravindra Jadeja and wants to play cricket like the Indian all-rounder.
Curtains come down on 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav
  • Curtains come down on 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav(08:15)
    New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The 21st edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav International Theatre Festival, organised by the National School of Drama (NSD), concluded after staging plays in several Indian languages, along with 10 folk and 10 foreign plays, on Friday.
Antulay daughter's eulogy to parents' love story (IANS Special) (Lead)
Abdul Rahman-Nargis Antulay: Daughter's eulogy to parents' love story (IANS Special)
Fit India: Do 30 squats, walk away with free platform ticket
  • Fit India: Do 30 squats, walk away with free platform ticket(16:22)
    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Want to remain fit and also save some bucks in the process? Well, the Railways has come up with a novel way to promote the 'Fit India' movement by installing squat machines at the Anand Vihar railway station here to dispense free platform tickets to people who do 30 squats in three minutes.
Apple CEO Tim Cook stalked by an Indian-origin man
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook stalked by an Indian-origin man(16:01)
    San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) The iPhone maker has been granted a temporary restraining order against an Indian-origin man who was said to be harassing its CEO Tim Cook and has shown up at his residence in Palo Alto twice.
True friendship: A flightless pigeon and puppy who can't walk
Indian couple in UAE donates late daughter's kidney to boy
Unique colour footage of Don Bradman found after 71 years
Saffronart to auction Nirav Modi's art collection
  • Saffronart to auction Nirav Modi's art collection(00:18)
    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Last month, Saffronart became the first professional auction house to be appointed by the Enforcement Directorate, Mumbai to auction seized assets. Two sales - 'Spring Live Auction' in Mumbai on February 27 and 'Spring Online Auction' on March 3 and 4 will feature a total of 112 lots seized from fugitive businessman Nirav Modi, including significant artworks by leading modern and contemporary Indian artists, and a selection of luxury watches, handbags and cars.
Instal Lord Hanuman's big idol at Ayodhaya temple: AAP MLA
  • Instal Lord Hanuman's big idol at Ayodhaya temple: AAP MLA(20:32)
    New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With the decks finally clear for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhaya in Uttar Pradesh, an Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Delhi on Thursday demanded installation of a huge idol of Lord Hanuman within the holy complex.
  • Giraffe extinct in 7 countries, warn experts(13:41)
    Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) A century ago, more than one million giraffe used to roam across sub-Saharan Africa. But these gentle giants are now extinct in at least seven countries with only 100,000 left in fragmented populations across the continent, wildlife experts warned on Thursday.
Harry-Meghan's royal duties to officially end on March 31
Indian-American Muslim entrepreneur launches 'Holi Ghee'
  • Indian-American Muslim entrepreneur launches 'Holi Ghee'(11:32)
    New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Nazia Aibani, a New York-based Indian-American Muslim entreprenuer, has launched a special type of clarified butter called 'Holi Ghee' to add more taste to the Holi delicacies like 'matthis' and 'gujiyas', a media report said.
T20 WC: India need to move past experience of Mithali, Jhulan (Preview)
  • T20 WC: India need to move past experience of Mithali, Jhulan (Preview)(09:59)
    By Sunil Yash Kalra
    Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) The new-look Indian women's cricket team is keen on leaving behind the ghost of three semi-finals of T20 World Cup in 2009, 2010 and 2018. Statistically, this time around, India look promising and can face defending champions Australia in the final to be played on March 8 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Will India be a $5tn economy by 2025? Manmohan thinks not (2nd Ld)
  • Will India be a $5tn economy by 2025? Manmohan thinks not (2nd Ld)(23:34)
    New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Lashing out at the government for being in denial mode, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday agreed with a former close aide that the Centre's hopes of turning India into a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25 was "wishful thinking".
Modi govt doesn't acknowledge slowdown: Manmohan (Lead)
  • Modi govt doesn't acknowledge slowdown: Manmohan (Lead)(22:36)
    New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government over the country's economic situation, saying the Narendra Modi government does not acknowledge the word "slowdown".