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Over 1000% increase in registered child care institutions in India since 2015
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Despite an increase in the number of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) in the country, it is found that they do not provide the type of nurturing and stimulating environment needed for normal growth and the healthy psychological development to children, a report said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Satta Bazaar bids cross Rs 100 cr on India-Pak tie (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) On the eve of the World Cup clash between India and Pakistan, the betting bazaars in Delhi have gone crazy: the police estimates that the bids in the illegal satta (betting) market could have crossed the Rs 100-crore mark in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,World Cup 2019,Sports
26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G biscuit factory
Raipur, June 15 (IANS) The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from a biscuit manufacturing unit of popular brand Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Human Interest/Society
26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G biscuit factory
Raipur, June 15 (IANS) The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from the biscuit manufacturing unit of a popular brand called Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Human Interest/Society
WR drops controversial 'head-foot' massage proposal
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Under fire from various quarters, the Western Railway (WR) on Saturday dropped its proposal for providing 'head and foot' massage services to passengers on trains originating from Indore, an official said here.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
SC: NOC mandatory from receiving country for inter-country adoption
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a foreigner can adopt a child from India only after acquiring NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the diplomatic mission of that country in India.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Notre Dame to hold 1st mass since devastating fire
Paris, June 15 (IANS) Two months after being devastated in a blaze, the Notre Dame cathedral will hold its first mass Saturday, which will be officiated by the Archbishop of Paris with a small number in attendance.
2019-06-15
Category: International, France,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Missing Kerala police officer found in Tamil Nadu
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) A Circle Inspector of Kochi Police, who went missing on Thursday morning, was found in Tamil Nadu's Karur district on Saturday morning and is now being brought back to Kochi, his family said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Women live longer than men in Bangladesh: Study
Dhaka, June 13 (IANS) People in Bangladesh now live longer now compared to decades back and the increase in life expectancy is more in the case of women than men, according to a government study.
2019-06-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Several 'unauthorised' colonies in Delhi face water shortage
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) With temperature soaring in the national Capital, several areas in the city are reeling under chronic water crisis. The worst hit are the unauthorised colonies including in Devli, Badarpur, Kanjhawala, Dwarka, Narela, Sangam Vihar, Burari, Khanpur, Bawana, Mohan Garden areas, which have very less piped water coverage.
2019-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Aam' to be 'khaas' for common man this year (IANS Special)
Lucknow, June 12 (IANS) 'Aam is going to be rather 'khaas this year, especially for the 'aam aadmi.
2019-06-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Blacklisted Polish woman tweets to Modi, Shah seeking return to India
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) A Polish woman and her 11-year-old daughter, who have been blacklisted by the Ministry of External Affairs over visa-related discrepancies, on Tuesday pleaded with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow them to enter India so that the daughter can continue her education in Goa.
2019-06-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Varanasi's plush Manduadih railway station resembles airport
Varanasi, June 11 (IANS) The newly revamped Manduadih railway station in Varanasi is of world-class level -- it can easily be mistaken for a swank corporate office or an airport terminal.
2019-06-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Botswana's High Court decriminalizes same-sex relations
Gaborone, June 11 (IANS) Botswana's High Court on Tuesday legalized same-sex relations in the south African country in a ruling that said two articles that had criminalized homosexuality were unconstitutional.
2019-06-11
Category: International, Botswana,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
DM in disguise inspects Kedarnath Yatra routes
Dehradun, June 11 (IANS) Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal on Monday performed a 'different' role as he roamed around Uttarakhand's Kedarnath highway incognito to inspect the Kedarnath Yatra arrangements.
2019-06-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Class 2 student threatens to blow-up Patna airport
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Inspired by a Bhojpuri film, a Class 2 student threatened to blow-up the Jai Prajash Narayan International airport in Patna, police on Tuesday said.
2019-06-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Air New Zealand allows staff to have non-offensive tattoos
Wellington, June 10 (IANS) Air New Zealand will allow all new and existing employees to have non-offensive tattoos on display while wearing their uniform or normal business attire, announced CEO Christopher Luxon on Monday.
2019-06-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Now get rewarded for countering narcotics in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) Now you will be rewarded not only for seizure of drugs but also for conducting successful investigations in prosecution relating to narcotics in Punjab.
2019-06-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Auli set to host Rs 200-crore wedding
Dehradun, June 8 (IANS) Auli, the luxurious ski destination in the Garhwal hills of Uttarakhand, is all set to host the high-profile wedding of the two sons of Gupta brothers, the controversial NRIs from South Africa.
2019-06-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Business/Economy
UAE-based Indian expat collects over 2,000 coins
Dubai, June 8 (IANS) An 85-year-old Indian expatriate in Dubai has collected over 2,000 foreign coins and banknotes, a hobby he started when he was just 12-years-old, the media reported.
2019-06-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Rush in Haryana village to get 'miracle' water
Rewari, June 7 (IANS) Hundreds of people are visiting a village in Haryana's Rewari district daily to get 'miracle' water that they believe is a panacea for several diseases, including diabetes.
2019-06-07
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society
Hong Kong holds dragon boat festival
Hong Kong, June 7 (IANS) Hong Kong on Friday held the annual dragon boat festival with teams competing to race the traditional craft.
2019-06-07
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society
This Lucknow vegetable market bats for Sanskrit
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) A vegetable market is the last place you would think of going to learn or even read Sanskrit but then the Nishatganj vegetable market is trying to be different.
2019-06-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Bangladesh pilot caught in Qatar with no passport
Dhaka, June 7 (IANS) A Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot, who was en route to bring Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from Finland, was caught without a passport in Qatar, the media reported on Friday.
2019-06-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Internet telephoney helps gangsters make a killing from NCR jails (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) From betting on World Cup cricket to making extortion calls, gangsters lodged in Tihar and other prisons of the NCR are using internet telephoney (IP phone) to make a quick buck. Not just that, documents in possession of IANS reveal the underworld lords are running the entire operations of their gangs from inside the jail barracks.
2019-06-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Another tiger attack reported in Madhya Pradesh
Seoni (Madhya Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) After a youth in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh was attacked by a tiger on June 1, another incident of the tiger attack on Tuesday near the Paraspani village in the same district has been reported.
2019-06-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Water riots begin in UP's Bundelkhand
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) Wells and hand-pumps have dried up, ponds have disappeared, the water table has receded and Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh is now fighting for water.
2019-06-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Pilgrims' protest at Kedarnath leads to common man geting edge over VIPs (Reissuing)
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Post Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kedarnath, the shrine has seen heavy footfall, but the growing number of pilgrims led to long queues, with some claiming they had to wait for two days for 'darshan'. After the pilgrims' protest, the authorities have now reduced paid "VIP entries" to clear the long queues.
2019-06-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Valiant dog saves owner from rampaging tiger in MP forest
Seoni (Madhya Pradesh), June 4 (IANS) This tribal youth in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district will always owe his life to his pet dog - who distracted an attacking tiger long enough for other villagers to come to his aid and drive away the marauding big cat.
2019-06-04
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Jiggs Kalra was way ahead of his time (Obituary)
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Back in the early 1970s, when J. Inder Singh Kalra began writing "Platter Chatter" on food for a leading daily, there were many who sniggered. But Jiggs Kalra was way ahead of his time and doggedly pushed his way through to earn monikers aplenty and show the path ahead to more than a generation of food writers - and, indeed, raise the art of gastronomy to new heights.
2019-06-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Pilgrims' protest at Kedarnath leads to common man geting edge over VIPs
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Post Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kedarnath, the shrine has seen heavy footfall, but the growing number of pilgrims led to long queues, with some claiming they had to wait for two days for 'darshan'. After the pilgrims' protest, the authorities have now reduced paid "VIP entries" to clear the long queues.
2019-06-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Saluting India's homegrown child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Each year on June 12, when the world observes the World Day Against Child Labour, India has cause to salute Kailash Satyarthi - the man who made this day possible - a human rights champion who rescued over 88,000 bonded and trafficked children, and won the Nobel Peace Prize by acting on his words: 'Every single childhood matters.
2019-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Search on for 8 missing climbers in Nanda Devi
New Delhi/London, June 2 (IANS) A search is underway for seven climbers -- four Britons, two Americans and an Australian -- and their Indian liaison officer, who went missing a week ago during an expedition to the Nanda Devi peak in Uttarakhand, CNN reported on Sunday citing local authorities.
2019-06-02
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six hours with PUBG stops teenager's heart
Bhopal, May 31 (IANS) Neemuch town, known mostly for production and clandestine trade of opium, was stunned to find a teenager dying of a new addiction to online multiplayer game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUBG. Furqan Qureshi, 16-year-old student of class XII, died of a cardiac arrest allegedly after he played -- for six hours continuously -- on Monday.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Diaspora issues will be prime concern: Muraleedharan
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) V. Muraleedharan was made the State Minister with the External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs portfolios on Friday.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
KFC looking into plant-based chicken alternatives
Washington, May 31 (IANS) KFC, an American fast-food chain known for its crispy fried chicken, is looking into plant-based protein alternatives, after 'meatless meat' has been used by many other outlets as an alternative to beef or sausage.
2019-05-31
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
BJP keeping OBC allies at bay in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) With less than three years to go for the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is keeping its OBC allies at bay in the state.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Expecting 1st baby, UP woman delivers quadruplets
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) For 27-year-old Rehana, it was a huge surprise when she delivered four babies -- two girls and two boys -- in a Lucknow hospital as she was expecting only her first baby.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
World's 'tiniest baby' released from US hospital
Washington, May 30 (IANS) A baby girl born weighing just 245 grams, believed to be the tiniest on record to survive premature birth, has been discharged from a hospital in the US.
2019-05-30
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Clean your browsing history': IRCTC to user complaining of obscene ads
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)made an epic comeback to a user of its official ticket booking application who complained of obscene advertisements on the app.
2019-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Delhi Secretariat may have a creche soon
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Delhi government is planning to set up a creche at the Delhi Secretariat to help working parents.
2019-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pakistani teacher booked for forcing student to eat grass
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) A Pakistani school teacher has been booked for forcing a primary school student to eat grass as punishment for not learning his lesson.
2019-05-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Human Interest/Society
Madhya Pradesh farmers begin 3-day stir, supplies affected
Bhopal, May 29 (IANS) Milk and vegetable supplies in Madhya Pradesh are likely to be affected with farmers in the state holding a three-day protest to press the Kamal Nath government to fulfill its loan waiver promise.
2019-05-29
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Telangana cop risks life to save 2 workers stuck in well
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) A police inspector risked his life to save two labourers stuck in a deep well in Telangana's Karimnagar district on Tuesday.
2019-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Woman awaits burial 2 weeks after death amid row
Kollam (Kerala), May 28 (IANS) A controversy over maintenance of the cemetery near here has led to the delay in the funeral of a 75-year-old woman who died of old age complications on May 14.
2019-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Gyms supplying steroids in name of food supplements
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In an alarming trend, gymnasiums and health clubs across the country are providing youngsters with steroids and banned drugs in the name of food supplements that aid bodybuilding.
2019-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Khattar okays DPR for extention of Gurugram Metro
Gurugram, May 28 (IANS) In a bid to ease traffic on Gurugram roads, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved Detailed Project Report (DPR) for a 31.11-kilometre metro line between HUDA City Centre and Cyber City Rapid Metro.
2019-05-28
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
US Navy pilots report unidentified flying objects
Washington, May 27 (IANS) From the summer of 2015 to March 2015, US Navy pilots had reported about seeing strange objects in the sky, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, which appeared almost daily over the East Coast, a media reports said.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Dubai-based Indian names newborn son 'Narendra Modi'
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian expat has named his newborn son Narendra Damodardas Modi, as an honour to the Indian Prime Minister's resounding victory in the recently concluded general elections, the media reported on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Ghaziabad student scales Mount Everest
Ghaziabad, May 26 (IANS) A Ghaziabad-based mountaineer, Sagar Kasana, has scaled Mount Everest, world's highest peak. He unfurled the Indian flag at the summit at 10.15 a.m. on May 22, his father Ajab Singh Kasana said. He will return home on June 1.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society