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More users mention star signs, climate change in bio: Tinder
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The use of astrological signs in personal bios grew 16 per cent and climate change mentions rose up by 80 per cent in the last year on Tinder, the dating platform said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
CRPF women bikers to showcase skill at Rajpath on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In a first, a team of over 50 women bikers, named "Dare Devils", from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) would be showcasing their skills on the Rajpath on the occasion of 71st Republic Day celebrations.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Apple empowering Indian students pen success on iPads, iMacs
Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 20 (IANS) Frequented by historians and art lovers seeking solace in its rich past, another transformation, albeit quietly, is taking place in the city of Burhanpur and this time, Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is empowering talented kids at the Macro Vision Academy (MVA) find their place in the fast-changing world.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
FB video reunites B'deshi man with family after 48 yrs
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A Bangladeshi man, who left home home for a business trip and never returned, has finally reunited with his family after 48 years with the help of a Faceboo video, a media report said.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indians bullish on economy, Trump re-election in 2020: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A majority of Indians, 83 per cent to be precise, are bullish about the performance of the global economy in 2020, reports the Ipsos Predictions 2020 survey.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Maha women, LGBTQ fly kites for 'freedom from oppression'
Raigad (Maharashtra), Jan 14 (IANS) The hazy grey winter sky over the picturesque Pen village here became a riot of colours on Tuesday afternoon with hundreds of big and small kites hoisted and flown by young, middle-aged and elderly women.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Japan distillery to stop selling aged whisky brands
Tokyo, Jan 13 (IANS) A Japanese distillery will stop selling three of its aged whiskey brands after a surging demand at home and abroad has drained its stocks.
2020-01-13
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Films like 'Chhapaak' inspire acid victims to live again: Soni
Lucknow, Jan 12 (IANS) Politics over Deepika Padukone-starrer and Meghna Gulzar-directed film 'Chhapaak', has saddened Kunti Soni, an acid attack victim, who worked with the actor in the film.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
One-fourth of kids with autism are undiagnosed: Study
New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that one-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life.
2020-01-11
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Maradu blast was a clean one: Explosive expert
Kochi, Jan 11 (IANS) R. Venugopal, the top explosion expert soon after three blocks of flats of two builders here were razed to dust on Saturday, told the media that everything went off according to the plan.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Copy book implosion in Kerala raises 2 Maradu flats to dust
Kochi, Jan 11 (IANS) Described as the first such implosion in the country of this dimension two Maradu flats in Kerala were raised to dust literally on Saturday.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
'Chhapaak' brought Lucknow's Sheroes Cafe girls to tears
Lucknow, Jan 11 (IANS) Deepika Padukone's movie "Chhapaak" which was released on Friday and is based on real life acid survivor Laxmi Agarwal, has deep connection with the Sheroes Cafe in Lucknow.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Air pollution may affect psychological health in kids
London, Jan 8 (IANS) Air pollution may affect our physical and psychological health in the long run as researchers have found that the children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
PM Modi lauds Bihar school alumni for novel initiative
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has showered lavish praise on the alumni of Bettiah-based Khrist Raja High School (KRHS) for its novel initiative at a village in West Champaran district of Bihar.
2019-12-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
29% Indians feel women's safety should be focus in 2020
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Around a third of urban Indians (29 per cent) feel that safety for women should be Indias focus in 2020, said a new survey on Thursday.
2019-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
4-yr-old Indian becomes Santa in Dubai
Dubai, Dec 26 (IANS) A Dubai-based four-year-old Indian boy turned Santa Claus this Christmas and distributed food and gifts among the blue-collar workers, a media report said.
2019-12-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society
No white Christmas in Shimla this year too!
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) There will be no "white" Christmas in Shimla and elsewhere in Himachal Pradesh this time too. A mellow sunshine will greet you throughout the day at most of the tourist destinations with the weather bureau on Tuesday predicting open skies in the state.
2019-12-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Watching TV makes viewers prefer slimmer women: Study
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Watching just a few hours of television a week makes viewers find thinner women more attractive, according to a new study.
2019-12-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Instagram may develop friendships in real life: Study
New York, Dec 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing platform Instagram helps young adults develop friendships in real life, especially those who are more hesitant to try new experiences, a new study suggests.
2019-12-18
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rio de Janeiro lights up world's tallest floating Christmas tree
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (IANS) The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has lit up its traditional floating Christmas tree - one of the biggest of its kind in the world - with musical shows and fireworks, marking the beginning of the December festivities.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Brazil,Human Interest/Society
Thousands in UK sleep out to support homelessness
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Thousands of people camped out overnight across the UK as part of a global effort to raise cash to tackle homelessness in the country, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Young changemakers to come together in Delhi summit
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANSlife) Talks, workshops, panel discussions and learning labs on issues like violence against women, menstrual hygiene management, climate change, personal liberties, among others, will form part of an upcoming summit in the capital.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Sikh-American's 'Seva Truck' sends out free food
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) A Sikh-American from Washington D.C. is operating a 'Seva Truck', via which he sends out free meals to local communities in need including schools and social work organisations.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Biker runs over snake in UP, faces tough chase
Jalaun, Dec 4 (IANS) A young man had to face a challenging cobra chase for almost two kilometers, after his motorbike ran over the reptile's tail in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Ponty Chadha Foundation organises International Day for Disabled Persons
Noida, Dec 3 (IANS) The Ponty Chadha Foundation on Tuesday organised an awareness drive to mark the International Day for Disabled Persons.
2019-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments
London, Dec 2 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon has withdrawn a range of "Christmas ornaments" displaying images of the Auschwitz concentration camp that sellers had posted on its website, a media report said on Monday.
2019-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Kiran Bedi opens Police Science Congress in UP
Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) The 47th All India Police Science Congress began here on Thursday with India's first woman IPS officer and now Lt Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, inaugurating the event.
2019-11-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Owning a cat picking up in Kerala
Thrissur (Kerala), Nov 23 (IANS) Owning a cat in Kerala is fast catching up as the turnout at the International Cat Show on Saturday shows the enthusiasm among people to own a cat is on the rise.
2019-11-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Social investment by mining cos dates back to pre DMF era
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The legacy in mining companies is still surviving no matter how much social and economic development mining companies in India bring. Mining is perhaps one of the few sectors that has played significant role in developing infrastructure in rural and tribal belt in India, by virtue of finding most of the minerals in deep rural and tribal areas. To obtain licence to operate from the people of region, mining companies have invested significantly to improve the lives of rural poor and build sustainable infrastructure in villages.
2019-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
$2,555 to see Santa at high-end London store
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Harrods, the 170-year-old high-end department store in London, has caused quite a stir after restricting access to its Christmas grotto where Santa Claus greets customers, only to those who spend 2,000 pounds ($2,550) or more, it was reported on Saturday.
2019-11-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
British tourist 'eaten by shark' while on holiday
London, Nov 8 (IANS) A British tourist was believed to have been eaten by a shark during a luxury trip to celebrate his wife's 40th birthday while swimming in what was deemed a "safe" lagoon, it was reported on Friday.
2019-11-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Deep sleep can calm, reset the anxious brain
New York, Nov 5 (IANS) Researchers have found that the type of sleep most apt to calm and reset the anxious brain is deep sleep, also known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) slow-wave sleep, a state in which neural oscillations become highly synchronised, and heart rates and blood pressure drops.
2019-11-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Terrorists killed him, his daughter's surgery hopes
Bahalnagar, Oct 30 (IANS) Sheikh Kamrudin travelled all the way to Kashmir to work as a contract labourer because he badly needed funds for surgery of her elder daughter, suffering from a serious kidney issue. But his promise to the ailing girl to ensure her treatment on his return would not be fulfilled now.
2019-10-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Destiny has been very kind to me: Veteran broadcaster Shammi Narang (Where Are They Now?)
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) He's always believed in destiny and its been very kind to him, says veteran broadcaster, voice-over maestro, compere and entrepreneur Shammi Narang. Once the face of Hindi news on Doordarshan, Narang's voice today guides you on your Metro journey in the national capital and in five other cities. The 40-year veteran of the profession laments the passing of the good old days when the accent was on perfection but is glad today's social media generation still remembers him and his contemporaries.
2019-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Diwali preparations in full swing in UAE
Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Diwali preparations were in full swing across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as Indian expats were readying to celebrate the 'festival of lights' on Sunday.
2019-10-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
It is just good work, I'm happy: Abhijit Banerjee's mother
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Waiting eagerly for her son to come home after winning the Nobel, Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee's mother says it is his late father's rationality and sobriety which has rubbed off on his son making him so balanced and matured in handling criticism as also fame. An award like Nobel, she says, is recognition for good work, but not something "one should go on dancing about".
2019-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
3 generations of police inspector run half-marathon
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) It's rare to see three generations of a family taking part in a marathon together. On Sunday, 57-year-young Delhi Police Inspector Heera Lal Baliyan participated in Airtel Half Marathon with his son and grandchildren and joined that rare group.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Film on Kerala floods make it to Cairo film festival
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Malayalam award-winning filmmaker Jayaraj's latest offering, "Roudram 2018", based on the devastating 2018 Kerala floods, will be screened at the International Panorama Section of the 41st Cairo International Film Festival.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
NBCC submits revised plan on Jaypee projects to SC
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) on Thursday submitted a revised proposal to complete the stalled projects of Jaypee Infratech. The proposal was later handed back to the NBCC counsel.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
UP cop with cardiac problems seeks permission to end life
Amethi, Oct 17 (IANS) A police constable posted in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district and suffering from cardiac ailments has sought permission from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to end his life because his department has turned down his plea for transfer to a place near his home.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan cop's link with Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
Jaipur, Oct 15 (IANS) It comes as a proud moment for Rajasthan Police as it has found an esteemed connect with Nobel laureates Abhijit Bannerjee and Esther Duflo.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Australia deports Vietnamese woman for bringing pork
Canberra, Oct 15 (IANS) A Vietnamese woman has been deported from Australia for failing to declare over 4.5 kg of pork products, authorities said on Tuesday, as Australian recationary measure against African swine fever.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Rest can reduce PTSD symptoms: Study
London, Oct 11 (IANS) A period of rest following a traumatic event could reduced the subsequent development of involuntary 'memory intrusions', one of the hallmark symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study said.
2019-10-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single-use plastics
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Gurdwara Bangla Sahib has decided to ban use of all types of plastics in the shrine complex to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Gurdwara Bangla Sahib has decided to go green by banning the use of all types of plastic in the holy shrine complex to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Woman who missed Bihar Police test for pregnancy gets SC relief
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court has granted relief to a woman seeking to participate in the physical evaluation test for employment in Bihar Police as she could not attend the test owing to her pregnancy.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian women in UAE launch mission to protect environment
Dubai, Oct 6 (IANS) The Indian Ladies Association (ILA), a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based community welfare body, has launched a year-long mission to protect the environment through a series of initiatives, including collection of discarded paper, e-waste, cleaning of beaches and tree planting in Abu Dhabi.
2019-10-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Story-tellers, musicians captivate Jaipur connoisseurs, commoners
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS) "We are all poets, story-tellers and musicians in our own ways. This creativity is equal and latent in all of us. What makes a difference is how much one invests in this instinct and unleashes it," said Prasoon Joshi, renowned lyricist, screenwriter, poet and mentor, here on Saturday.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Jail term upheld for Cambodian who infected people with HIV
Phnom Penh, Oct 5 (IANS) Cambodia's Supreme Court has upheld the decision of a lower court to sentence an unlicensed medical practitioner to 25 years in prison for infecting over 200 villagers with HIV.
2019-10-05
Category: International, Cambodia,Human Interest/Society
Over 3,000 pigs culled in Philippines over swine fever
Manila, Oct 4 (IANS) More than 3,000 pigs have been culled in the Philippines' Metro Manila area in a bid to contain the outbreak of African swine fever that has so far led to the deaths of more than 20,000 hogs, an official said on Friday.
2019-10-04
Category: International, Philippines,Human Interest/Society