- Tribal communities join battle against coronavirus(10:41)
By Aakanksha Khajuria
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Stringent instructions on social distancing and personal hygiene amidst coronavirus outbreak have extended its roots into forest-dwelling tribal communities, where people are now learning to keep themselves safe from the deadly virus.
- Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity(18:06)
London, April 3 (IANS) Contrary to the common belief, non-Western men are generally less hung up about their body image and pursuing a muscular physique than their Western counterparts, reveals a study.
- Elephant Kalpana: A year of freedom to celebrate!(11:56)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) 45-year-old Kalpana, previously a begging elephant, is celebrating a year of freedom at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation & Care Centre in Mathura! Kalpanas rescue in 2019 was brought to the attention of millions.
- Cover atheist Muslims from neighbouring countries under CAA: Taslima Nasrin(09:47)
By Sukant Deepak
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) "If the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is about giving citizenship to the persecuted in the neighbouring countries, I appeal to the Government of India to extend it to atheists and persecuted Muslims too. Just like Hindus, Christians and Buddhists are discriminated against in Bangladesh and Pakistan, atheists and activists who criticise Islam are hacked to death in Muslim nations, be it Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Afghanistan. In most cases, the well-off manage to get political asylum and settle in Europe or America, but what about the others? India must come forward," says writer Taslima Nasrin, best-known for 'Lajja', who has been in exile for more than 25 years after a fatwa was issued against her for 'criticising Islam' by a fundamentalist Islamic organisation in 1993.
- COVID-19: Pandya brothers turn home into stadium(14:35)
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak has seen all sporting events across the globe either getting cancelled or postponed. And this has also seen the Indian cricketers get time out with their families even though they are forced to stay indoors due to the pandemic. Making the most of the situation, Hardik and Krunal turned their drawing room into a stadium to play a game of indoor cricket.
- A world in perpetual change - Is COVID-19 the worst?(13:22)
By PRADIP BAIJAL
Humankind is now facing a global crisis. Perhaps the biggest crisis of our generation. The decisions people and governments take in the next few weeks will probably shape the world for years to come. They will shape not just our healthcare systems but also our economy, politics and culture. We must act quickly and decisively. We should also take into account the long-term consequences of our actions. When choosing between alternatives, we should ask ourselves not only how to overcome the immediate threat, but also what kind of world we will inhabit once the storm passes. Yes, the storm will pass, humankind will survive, most of us will still be alive e but we will inhabit a different world.
- Madhubani art on masks to spread anti-coronavirus message(13:46)
Madhubani (Bihar), March 17 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus scare in the country, a Bihar couple feted for world-famous Madhubani paintings is leading the efforts to use the art form on face masks to exhort the public to fight the dreaded disease.
- Prayagraj student develops all season Jasmine variety(16:58)
Prayagraj, March 16 (IANS) Chandra Shekhar, a M.Sc student of Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS) in Naini in Prayagraj, has developed a new variety of star jasmine flower that can withstand the extreme cold conditions of north India.
- The new chicken substitute post corona scare(09:47)
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) With the sales of chicken and mutton going down due to the coronavirus scare, it is the humble 'kathal' (jackfruit) that is emerging as an acceptable alternative.
- Pitcher full of cowries unearthed in Bengal village(14:23)
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) A pitcher full of cowries used as currency in ancient times has been unearthed while digging for the construction of a house in a village in north West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, officials said.
- After two decades, highly revered Himachal deity on sojourn(12:39)
BY VISHAL GULATI
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) A rare glimpse of deity culture is being witnessed these days mostly in interiors of Himachal Pradesh as highly revered Domeshwar devta is on his sojourn, once in two decades, travelling village to village with his followers in a tastefully decorated palanquin amid the sounding of trumpets and drums
- Apple arrears touch Rs 2,449.19 lakh: HImachal Minister(17:18)
Shimla, March 2 (IANS) Payment of arrears to apple growers in Himachal Pradesh touched Rs 2,449.19 lakh owing to fund crunch and the liability has been pending since 2013, state Horticulture Minister Mohinder Singh informed the assembly on Monday.
- Rare Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard captured on camera(15:07)
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) There are hardly 400 of them left in the world and in a rare visual treat, a Sumatran tiger has been captured on a camera-trap study, giving hope that the critically endangered species (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is still out there.
- Sonbhadra gold reserve: Barely known facts about Son Pahari(18:17)
By R. Jayan
Sonbhadra, Feb 24 (IANS) Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh gained sudden prominence after news circulated that the area has a rich vein of gold. The Geological Survey of India (GSI), however, said that only 160 tonnes of gold can be brought out from the available 3,000 tonnes gold ore.
- Week-long Mandi's Mahashivratri festivity begins(11:00)
Mandi, Feb 22 (IANS) The week-long festival of Mahashivratri in this Himachal Pradesh historical town, popularly known as 'Chhoti Kashi', began on Saturday with a congregation of over 200 hill gods and goddesses.
- Kerala ayurveda festival to tap global market opportunities(18:25)
Kochi, Feb 21 (IANS) The fourth edition of Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF 2020), scheduled to be held here looks towards putting in place an international cooperation conclave so as to tap the potential of the global market place, research initiatives and medical tourism opportunities, said Union Minister V Muraleedharan .
- Donations turn cashless in Magh Mela(09:24)
Prayagraj, Feb 18 (IANS) With barely five days left for the Magh Mela to wrap up, devotees are now rushing with donations to various 'akharas' and camps. The unusual thing about giving 'dakshina' (donations), this year, is that a large section of devotees are making cashless payments, most of them through the BHIM app.
- Kanpur tanneries asked to shut down again(10:52)
Kanpur, Feb 17 (IANS) The Regional Pollution Control Board of Uttar Pradesh has ordered 248 tanneries in Jajmau area of Kanpur to stop their operations from February 19 till further orders, without assigning any reason.
- A walk through India's history and culture(12:56)
By Puja Gupta
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANSlife) Arth, the culture fest is back with its second season in the National Capital Region. The National edition will be held in Delhi from February 21 to 23, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.