- PM's photo with toddler goes viral, child identified (Lead)(00:10)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday treated his Instagram followers with pictures of him playing with a toddler in his arms. The picture went viral in seconds and received as many as 13 lakh likes and over 16,000 comments.
- Elephant Whisperer: UP forest officials have never heard of it(10:24)
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) Forest officials in Uttar Pradesh who have been grappling with the problem of two wild tuskers wandering in western part of the state, have not even heard of the technique of elephant whisperers that can tame these wild giants.
- Toilet in MP anganwadi serves as midday meal kitchen(09:16)
Bhopal, July 23 (IANS) A toilet in Madhya Pradesh is being used for reasons beyond its intended purpose. In complete departure of hygienic norms the toilet in Shivpuri district's rural child care centre has been converted into a full-fledged kitchen.
- Egypt starts restoration of ancient King Tut's coffin(05:50)
Cairo, July 23 (IANS) The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has said it has started the sterilization work of the coffin of ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun in order to restore it for the first time since it was discovered in 1922.
- ISRO's space odyssey, a timeline(14:50)
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) From the days of having a church as control room, the bishop's house as office and a bicycle as ferry and naked eyes to track the smoke plume at Thumba in Kerala and converting a toilet into a satellite data receiving centre in Bengaluru, Indian space odyssey have come a long way to ferrying foreign satellites, launching moon and Mars orbiters, and now planning to land on the Moon. Here's a timeline of the epic journey.
- Goa Board has no record of Savarkar's clemency letter to British: CM(14:46)
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has no record of whether Vinayak Damodar Savarkar had written to the British pleading clemency when he was jailed in Port Blair, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the state Assembly on Monday.
- Amplus to boost UP's solar ambition(11:48)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Amplus Energy Solutions, which calls itself a distributed and rooftop solar company, has announced a fresh round of investment of Rs 500 crore for its second open access solar project of 100MW in district Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.
- Baloch activists disrupt Pakistan PM's speech in US(11:34)
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was left red-faced while addressing a gathering at a community event in US when pro-Balochistan activists started raising slogans, demanding an end to human rights violations.
- Rajiv Gandhi was 2nd most prominent karsevak: Ex-Home Secretary Godbole(11:02)
By Ranjana Narayan
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Several opportunities for saving the Babri Masjid were lost, as neither the Rajiv Gandhi government, the V.P. Singh government nor that of P.V. Narasimha Rao was "receptive" about finding a solution to the sensitive issue, says Madhav Godbole, who quit as Union home secretary after the demolition of the 16th century mosque, and has penned his thoughts on the simmering Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue in a new book.
- Akshay vs John: Bharat Kumar vs Mr Bharat(11:00)
By Vinayak Chakravorty
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Pop goes the patriotism war at the Bollywood box-office on Independence Day, for the second year in a row. Akshay Kumars "Mission Mangal" is all set to go into a head-on clash with "Batla House", starring John Abraham. The season of the Tricolour is set to get a dash of the filmi hue once again on August 15, 2019, after Akshays "Gold" and Johns "Satyamev Jayate" fought for box-office spoils on the same date last year.
- Vitamin D boost for UP school kids with sun exposure(10:10)
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The morning assembly sessions and extra-curricular activities at all government schools in Uttar Pradesh will henceforth be held in the open instead of inside classrooms and auditoriums. The idea behind this is to boost calcium and Vitamin D in students.
- New tech allows dog squad to live stream from risky areas(13:12)
By Rohan Agarwal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Two IIT-Mumbai students have developed a technology -- Dog Mounted Camera -- that allows dogs to live stream from higher risk areas while their handlers monitor the situation from a safe distance.
- China wants joint front with India against US' 'ugly' trade war(11:50)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China and India will have to jointly stand up to counter US "ugly" unilateralist and protectionist trade policies to promote a fair and just economic order, Beijings newly-appointed envoy Sun Weidong to New Delhi has said.
- Google to fix loophole that let firms track porn-viewing habits(10:00)
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) After facing criticism over letting third-party organization get access to users' viewing habits even while browsing in 'Incognito' mode, Google has said Chrome will fix a loophole that has allowed sites to detect people who are browsing the web privately.
- Hangul numbers 'alarming', but not beyond redemption: Official(16:56)
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Hangul or the Indian elk found exclusively in the higher rises of the Kashmir Valley is said to be in the red zone. A senior wildlife warden who has spent over a decade looking after their population inside the Dachigam National Park on Friday said the overall scenario of the Hangul (Kashmiri stag) population is not as grim as it seemed in a cursory study of a recently published census report.
- Priyanka-Yogi battle looms over Uttar Pradesh(16:26)
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) What the Congress could not do during the Lok Sabha elections, Priyanka Gandhi has done now -- she has pitted herself against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the Sonebhadra carnage issue.
- UP BJP MLA enrols schools students as party members(09:52)
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), July 18 (IANS) Making a mockery of the BJP's much-publicized membership drive, Sushil Singh, party MLA from this seat in Uttar Pradesh enrolled school students as party members.
- Sports broadcasters in India face government challenge(08:44)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Private sports broadcasters in India are headed towards an uncertain future thanks to the governmental pressure due to which they are mandated to share sporting events of national importance with Prasar Bharati.