Donations turn cashless in Magh Mela
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • J'khand youth beats disability, inspires others(10:19)
    By Manoj Pathak
    Latehar (Jharkhand), Feb 14 (IANS) If someone thinks that physical impairment could cause failure in the life then Jharkhand's Deepak is a befitting reply for him. Born to a very poor family, Deepak's feet stopped working within two to three years of his birth due to blockage in nerves. Since then he has never walked but that has not made him a burden to anyone.
California gurdwara pays unique tribute to Kobe Bryant
  • California gurdwara pays unique tribute to Kobe Bryant(12:12)
    Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikh worshippers turned up wearing the Lakers colours -- purple and yellow -- at the Gurdwara Nanaksar in Fresno, California, in a special prayer meet for the late basketball great Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash last month, a media report said.
Pro-BJP artists fail to make a mark in Bengal film industry poll
  • Pro-BJP artists fail to make a mark in Bengal film industry poll(01:27)
    Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The BJP suffered a huge setback with none of those who joined the party over the past few months managing to win in the high-profile elections to the Artists forum - the representative body of actors of the Bengali film industry - in the vote count on Monday.
Marine experts want revisiting of protected sharks, rays
Kerala Budget's 'green' touch': Ban on CFL, filament bulbs
  • Kerala Budget's 'green' touch': Ban on CFL, filament bulbs(14:43)
    Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Friday presented the state Budget 2020-21 in the Assembly, giving it a 'green' touch by proposing total ban on CFL and filament bulbs, use of solar boats and subsidies for e-autos.
Now a new 'sangam' of Yamuna and Ganga in Agra
Maharashtra woos tourists from Tamil Nadu
  • Maharashtra woos tourists from Tamil Nadu(11:23)
    Chennai, Feb 6 (IANS) Home to world's third largest meteoritic impact crater - Lonar lake - about 350 forts, 29 wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, beaches, religious and heritage centres and others, Maharashtra is targeting to attract tourists from Tamil Nadu, said a top official of Directorate of Tourism.
Haryana to train inmates in zero-budget natural farming
Hyderabad conference to focus on handcrafted sustainable luxury
This convict brings colour to the walls of jail
Peacocks, monkeys menace to crops, orchards: Goa CM
  • Over 150 rural bodies come together for holistic development(16:46)
    Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Over 150 rural development organisations from 18 states have gathered here at an event to share their success experiences and exchange ideas on holistic rural development, said the founder of Mission Samriddhi, a social impact platform.
Yogi takes holy dip at Sangam on Basant Panchami
  • Yogi takes holy dip at Sangam on Basant Panchami(09:14)
    Prayagraj, Jan 30 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, early on Thursday morning, took a holy dip at Sangam -- the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna -- in Prayagraj on the occasion of Basant Panchami.
Himachal to showcase cultural heritage at Surajkund mela
  • Himachal to showcase cultural heritage at Surajkund mela(18:22)
    Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) To showcase the cultural heritage and handicrafts, Himachal Pradesh will participate in the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela from February 1 to 16 in Surajkund in Haryana, an official said on Wednesday.
Bengal CM hits century -- as author
  • British era women hanging room in Mathura still awaits 1st convict(15:25)
    By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan
    Mathura, Jan 28 (IANS) Have you heard of a female execution room? Yes, there is one and it is not very far from the national capital - just 150 kms away in Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna, but hardly anyone knows about it.
Fresh order on plastic ban on Ganga Yatra route in UP
  • Fresh order on plastic ban on Ganga Yatra route in UP(09:39)
    Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has issued a fresh order, banning the use of polythene and single use plastic in 26 districts, which fall in the route of five-day Ganga Yatra.
Google honors Hollywood's first Chinese American movie star
Mammoth procession in Tripura on Netaji's birth anniversary
  • Mammoth procession in Tripura on Netaji's birth anniversary(14:33)
    Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) The Pulwama terror attack, climate change, Swachhata Abhiyan, environment protection and ethnic unity, among others, were showcased by 1,700 Tripura school students in diverse tableaux here on Thursday to mark the 124th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
German football's desperate fight against bad behaviour
  • German football's desperate fight against bad behaviour(09:04)
    Berlin, Jan 22 (IANS) German football is taking up a desperate fight against bad behaviour. In advance of the second half of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season, the association Deutscher Fussball Bund has advised its referees to act more strictly and uncompromised.