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Telangana IPS officer scales Mt. Kilimanjaro
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Hyderabad's Joint Commissioner of Police Tarun Joshi has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and highest stand-alone mountain in the world.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
SC comes to the rescue of DU law student, gives her shot at career in law
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The past two years have been tumultuous for law student Ankita Meena. Amid several legal adversities, she continued to put a brave face and cleared all the hurdles in finishing her law studies at Delhi University.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Drones carry out Rural population survey in Bundelkhand
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) 'Survey of India', the oldest scientific institution of the government of India, is making digital maps of villages with the help of drones for the first time. Through the digital mapping, Rural Residential Rights Record would be prepared in nearly 82,000 villages of the state. In the process villagers would be able to access records of every village and every house built in the village.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Row over directive against anti-government social media posts in Bihar
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) The Bihar government has directed the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) to act against those organisations and individuals posing objectionable contents on social media against public representatives and government officials.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Centre to SC: Can't give extra attempt to UPSC aspirants who couldn't take last chance
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court it is not keen on granting an extra attempt to civil services aspirants, who could not take the last attempt of the exam amid the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid-19 vaccine development process to be showcased in Republic Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The making of vaccines against the deadly Covid-19 virus will be showcased during the Republic Day parade on January 26 at Rajpath in New Delhi.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Tough childhood impacts adulthood: Study
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Parents, take note. An adverse upbringing often impairs people's health in their adult years, especially for couples who have both had similar experiences leading to 'unfavourable living situation', a new study suggests.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Now 'Sunahri Mahotsav' in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) After the Gorakhpur Mahotsav last week, it is now time for the 'Sunahri Mahotsav' that celebrates 'Sunahri Kand', also known as Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes, (OFSP) that is loaded with Vitamin A, fibre, potassium, protein, Beta Carotene and Chlorogenic acid.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2021 cancelled
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 22 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes has announced the cancellation of this year's carnival due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Brazil,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Odisha govt finalises draft plan for Konark temple heritage zone
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) After Jagannath and Lingaraj temples, the world-famous Konark Temple is set for a facelift as the Odisha government on Thursday finalised the draft plan for development of Konark heritage zone.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Majority of migrant labourers opted to stay back in Kerala during lockdown, says study
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Kerala is home to around 38.5 lakh migrant workers who have found shelter and home in the state. There are pockets such as Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district, Kottuli in Kozhikode, Cherthala in Alappuzha and in many parts of the industrial district of Ernakulam where migrant workers are found in large numbers.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
World's youngest large brain tumour patient operated on in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here have created history by operating on the world's youngest large brain tumour patient that was removed through the nose, it was announced on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Water tank from Mughal era found in Fatehpur Sikri
Agra, Jan 21 (IANS) A water tank, with a fountain in the centre, dating back to the 16th century Mughal era, has been found by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Fatehpur Sikri.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Vijayawada railway station launches luggage UV sanitization, wrapping
Vijayawada, Jan 20 (IANS) The South Central Railway (SCR) zone's Vijayawada division has opened a luggage sanitisation kiosk to treat bags and suitcase with ultra violet rays and also wrap them to ward off Coronavirus on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
India-WhatsApp letter game on amid data security concerns
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Another data privacy concern, another "strongly-worded" letter to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. At a time when countries are taking social media firms to task with heavy fines asking them for real-time actions, India is busy playing the letter game sans a strong personal data privacy law.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Meet this Chinese man with world's 'fastest hands'
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) Xia Yan (29) from Xi'an, the capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, is keen on time challenges.
2021-01-20
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Maha eatery's 2021 challenge: 'Grab a bite, get a bike'
Pune (Maharashtra), Jan. Jan 20 (IANS) This is one New Year challenge announced by a Pune restaurateur that is driving foodies and bike-lovers crazy.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Average life expectancy in Tibet reaches 71.1 in 2020
Lhasa, Jan 20 (IANS) The average life expectancy in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region hit 71.1 in 2020, said Qizhala, chairman of the regional government.
2021-01-20
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Not documenting, my camera reflects upon farmers' agitation: Diwan Manna
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) He says that ever since the farmers agitation reached Delhis doorstep, a peculiar restlessness refused to let go of him. But as soon as visuals of families camping in tractor-trolleys overpowered television screens and newspaper pages, he knew it was time to pick the camera and take the first road out to the Singhu border.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Painting inspires Afghan girls to break through confinements of tradition
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), Jan 20 (IANS) "My prime objective is to portray the suffering of my fellow Afghans in paintings and exhibit them to highlight the pains of the war-weary people," said Hafiza Mohammadi.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Afghanistan,Human Interest/Society
Cop marries live-in partner at UP police station
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 20 (IANS) A couple who had been in a live-in relationship for more than three years, were married off at the SSP office in Bulandshahr district, with the police officials playing the role of 'baraatis'.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Iconic Bengaluru flower show postponed due to pandemic
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Karnataka to postpone Bengaluru's iconic biennial flower show at Lalbagh that is generally held during Republic Day.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Bengaluru civic body to conduct survey of beggars
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) In a bid to contain the begging menace within the city limits, the Bengaluru civic body has decided to constitute a committee to collate the data of beggars across the city, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad said here on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Eluru-like mysterious illness cases emerge in AP's Pulla village
Pulla (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 19 (IANS) Bringing back memories of December's mysterious illness in Andhra Pradesh's Eluru in West Godavari district, Pulla village has seen 24 such cases of convulsions till 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
SL to make sign language recognised means of communication
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Cabinet on Tuesday approved to make sign language a recognised means of communication, the Government Information Department said
2021-01-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Doctors at Hyderabad hospital perform rare cardiac procedure
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Doctors at Medicover Hospitals in Hyderabad performed a critical and rare cardiac procedure called Frozen Elephant Trunk (FET) on a 20-year-old with aortic dissection and Marfan Syndrome, an inherited disorder that affects the connective tissue.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bihar family gives ritualistic final farewell to pet dog
Purnia (Bihar), Jan 19 (IANS) Dog is man's best friend, but ask any dog-lover and he will invariably say that their pet pooches are family. Showing such love for his deceased pet dog Brownie, a family in Bihar's Purnia district organised all funerary rituals otherwise reserved for a human before burying the deceased pooch. Now, the family wants to build a memorial to perpetuate Brownie's memories.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
The horrors of January 19/20 night
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) January 19 every year is observed as the mass exodus day by the minority Kashmiri Pandit community as it harks back to numerous tales of horror and tragedy that engulfed lakhs of families on that night in 1990.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Remains of Roman fort unearthed in Egypt's Aswan
Cairo, Jan 19 (IANS) The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced the discovery of remains of a Roman fort in the country's Aswan Governorate.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society
Newborn found abandoned in UP temple
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 19 (IANS) A newborn baby girl was found wrapped inside a plastic bag in a temple premises in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh amid a severe cold wave condition.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
South Central Railway's frontline staff receive Covid vaccine
Secunderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The South Central Railway (SCR) zone has jabbed the first shots of Coronavirus vaccine on its frontline staff at the central railway hospital in Lallaguda, Secunderabad on Monday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka authorities help 9-month baby reunite with mom on Sankranti
Haveri (Karnataka), Jan 18 (IANS) The heart-wrenching tale of 23-year-old distraught woman ended on a happy note with police reuniting her with her abandoned toddler. Fed up with her alcoholic husband's violent behaviour, the woman had decided to first desert her nine-month old baby and then commit suicide. But she failed as every time she tried to attempt suicide she was apparently "prevented" from taking the extreme step.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
'Nobody would harm me, or would they?' Kashmir's renowned Pandit neurologist carries Hamlet's dilemma
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) For Jammu & Kashmir's most renowned neurologist - Dr Sushil Razdan - leaving his home and clinic in the Jawahar Nagar area of Srinagar city was out of the question despite the fact that almost all other prominent Kashmiri Pandits had abandoned their homes to escape the wrath of militants.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Kerala entrepreneur converts Rolls Royce into luxury cab
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Businessman Boby Chemmanur who brought football legend Diego Marodana to Kerala, is again in the news for converting his Rolls Royce Phantom car into a tourist taxi.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Second ICGE to focus on empowering women, transgenders
Kozhikode, Jan 18 (IANS) Measures to unleash the economic potential of women and transgender persons that would empower them to become sustainable entrepreneurs will be the focus of the upcoming second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE), a signature event of the Kerala government's Gender Park.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
MP: A teacher who worships daughters at school
Katni (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 18 (IANS) Setting a unique example, a teacher at a school in Madhya Pradesh starts teaching only after worshiping girl students every day. He has been following this for more than 23 years.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Punjab-based foundation bags road safety award
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The chief functionary of Patiala Foundation Ravee Singh Ahluwalia was honoured for his outstanding work in road safety by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in New Delhi on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Born in a refugee camp, raised in exile
When my parents and older brother left their home in Kashmir in the middle of the night in 1990, I was just a small foetus in my mother's womb.
2021-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Drug de-addiction centres in Lucknow, Gorakhpur soon
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered to set up 30-bed drug de-addiction centres in Lucknow and Gorakhpur. This is being done under the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction Scheme.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Buddhist Kung Fu nuns kicking hard at centuries-old taboos
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) They are the Buddhist Kung Fu nuns of Drukpa lineage, known globally for trekking across the Himalayas to clean trash, paddling through mountain rivers to break centuries-old taboos to educate others on women's health, and adopting martial arts as a way to champion gender equality.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Bailey bridge built on Jammu-Srinagar highway, road opened
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) After remaining closed for a week due to the collapse of a bridge, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been thrown open for one-way traffic with the installation of a bailey bridge, officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Bill Gates is America's biggest farmland owner
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates owns the largest chunk of private farmland in the US across 18 states, a new report has revealed.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Online abuse can't be normalised,' declares Zoya Akhtar
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) In a session jointly organised by the Population Foundation of India and Jaipur Literature Festival, director and producer Zoya Akhtar, in conversation with author Mihir Sharma,discussed the dangers of online abuse and bullying.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Pak no country for Christians, reveals report
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Christians in Pakistan continue to face extreme persecution in every area of their lives, an annual report on the global persecution of Christians has revealed. Ranking Pakistan fifth in the list of 50 countries worldwide where Christians are persecuted for their faith, The World Watch List said that the believers who have converted from Islam face the greatest levels of persecution in Pakistan, but "all Christians are considered second-class citizens in this strongly Islamic" country.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
WhatsApp delays new data privacy policy by 3 months (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Facing intense criticism worldwide amid a court case in India, WhatsApp has deferred its new data privacy policy by three months and no one will lose his or her account from February 8 for not accepting the updated terms of service, the Facebook-owned platform said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Child labour decreased by 38% in last decade: ILO
Geneva, Jan 16 (IANS) The International Labour Organization (ILO), a Geneva-based UN agency, announced that child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but warned that the raging Covid-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation with 152 million children still affected.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
RailTel proposes broadband, WiFi services in remote areas
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) RailTel, which has provided fibre optic connectivity at over 5,900 stations across the country and mostly in rural areas, is now planning to provide broadband and WiFi facilities in remote villages, sources said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Technology
Indian girl in Dubai helps recycle e-waste
Dubai, Jan 15 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl based in Dubai has launched a campaign via which she has helped collect more than 25 tonnes of e-waste for recycling in more than four years, a media report said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Bihu, Makar Sankranti celebrated in NE states
Agartala/Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the northeastern states on Thursday celebrate Bihu and Makar Sankranti, both harvest festivals, with traditional fervour and enthusiasm.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
In death, 20-month-old girl gifts life to five people
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Thirty nine-year-old Ashish Kumar and his wife Babita were devastated when their daughter, who was about to celebrate her second birthday, died last week after falling from a balcony of their house in Rohini. However, their grief turned into pride after they found that the death of their little one has given a new lease of life to five patients including a 5-month-old infant, who were on their deathbed.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society