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K'taka's 'man of ponds' rewarded with free lifetime bus pass
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has rewarded octogenarian pond rejuvenation champion Kamegowda with a free lifetime bus pass, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Delete 'Chinese spyware' TikTok now: Anonymous hacker group
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The popular Hacker group Anonymous has mounted a fierce campaign on the social media platforms to ban TikTok globally, saying its a malware from the Chinese government that is spying on its millions of users.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man kills self for failure to give smartphone to daughter
Agartala/Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a day labourer committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in western Tripura after he failed to provide an Android smartphone to his daughter for her online studies.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society
California sues Cisco alleging caste discrimination against Dalit
New York, July 1 (IANS) Opening a new front in the civil rights campaign in the US, California has filed a case against technology company Cisco alleging discrimination against a Dalit employee.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Divorce resolution website launched in Australia
Canberra, June 30 (IANS) A website aimed at streamlining divorces and helping couples avoid expensive legal fees has been launched in Australia.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Maha's Rs 5 Shiv Bhojan Thali cross 1-cr mark
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The Maha Vikas Aghadi government's flagship economy meal scheme, 'Shiv Bhojan Thali' has crossed the one-crore meals since its modest launch on January 26, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Sarnath to get more tourist facilities
Varanasi, June 30 (IANS) Sarnath, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites of the country, will soon witness massive development with The World Bank-funded Rs 100 crore project to provide world-class facilities for pilgrims, tourists and ensure employment for the local people.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Pet dog 'informs' kin of double murder in UP
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) June 30 (IANS) In a rare incident, a pet dog 'informed' the brother of his master about the latter's murder.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
TikTok, Helo say will comply with India ban, not sending data to China (Ld)
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Chinese short-video making app TikTok and vernacular social networking platform Helo who have millions of users in India on Tuesday said they are in the process of complying with the government order to ban 59 Chinese apps and are not sharing any data of Indian users with the Chinese government.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian Gen Z, millennials will wait to return to work: LinkedIn
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Unlike older professionals, nearly one in three Gen Z and millennial workforce in India would continue to work remotely until they feel safe from Covid-19, a new LinkedIn survey said on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
K'taka farmer thanks PM for hailing him for digging ponds
Bengaluru, June 29 (IANS) Karnataka's octogenarian farmer Kamegowda thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for lauding his efforts to dig 16 ponds in his village for rain water harvesting ahead of the monsoon.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
'7-on-mobike' video clip baffles police
Kannauj (UP), June 29 (IANS) An undated video clip has gone viral on the social media, putting the Kannauj police in a fix.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Indian visitor stuck in UAE with $30,493 hospital bill
Dubai, June 29 (IANS) A jobless Indian visitor to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in desperate need of financial help to settle an outstanding hospital bill of 112,000 dirham ($30,493), a media report said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
67% won't take metro trains even if restarted
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A total 67 per cent citizens say they will not take metro or local trains in the next 30 days even if they are restarted, according to a LocalCircles survey.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
World needs to get ready for prolonged periods of instability: Study
London, June 28 (IANS) Countries like the US, the UK and Germany should prepare for a long slow recovery with prolonged periods of instability in the wake on Covid-19 pandemic, a new research has warned.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Dubai-based Indian woman helps stranded expats in UAE
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian woman is helping scores of stranded fellow Indian expatriates amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates, a media report said.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Locust swarms enter Nepal
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) Nepalese officials have confirmed that swarms of desert locusts, which ravage crops, have entered the country after more than two decades.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Synchronous steps during dance cement social bond too
London, June 27 (IANS) Dancing in a group in these social distancing times can help increase social bonding between individuals but keeping a reasonable physical distance to avoid Covid-19 would also be a better idea.
2020-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
How families can 'dance' their way to survive Covid-19 tremors
London, June 27 (IANS) To survive the Covid-19 pandemic, families the world over are trying to strike balance between daily routines and other more emotionally-laden and inspirational activities that go well beyond their daily schedules in order to counter massive disruption to their everyday life, say researchers.
2020-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
As US cases surge, Fauci points America's youth to 'societal responsibility'
New York, June 27 (IANS) As US coronavirus infections per day surged to an all-time high of 40,000, America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci renewed his call to the country's youth going maskless, partying on beaches and crowded indoor spaces to be conscious about their "societal responsibility" and not put the most vulnerable population at heightened risk of Covid-19 infection.
2020-06-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
COVID-19 hits tourism at Kashmir's famed Dal Lake
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Ali Mohamamd, 65, a shikarawallah on the Dal Lake is down but not out. He has been rowing boats on the lake since his childhood but never saw a situation this bad in his life. Every day he goes to the lake with his boat in the hope of finding some work but returns home in the evening empty handed without finding a single customer.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Parents hiding online activities from kids, less worried about hackers: Report
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Parents in the Asia Pacific region are more worried about their kids or family members watching over their online activities than hackers and give more time in hiding their private data from partners than cybercriminals, a new survey revealed on Friday.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Differently abled proves the way to self-reliance
Varanasi, June 26 (IANS) Not very long ago, Santosh Kumar, a differently abled person, was struggling to find a work for himself. The struggle did not deter him from taking inspirations and thinking innovatively. He did not succumb to failures and converted his weakness into strength, thereby creating a support system not just for himself but also for others like him.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Facebook to notify if you share stale news articles as fresh
San Francisco, June 25 (IANS) In another bid to curtail spread of misinformation on its platform, Facebook on Thursday announced global roll out of a notification screen that will let people know when news articles they are about to share are more than 90 days old.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Saudi university launches 'happiness unit'
Riyadh, June 25 (IANS) A Saudi university has set up a happiness unit for students, the first of its kind, in the Kingdom, an online newspaper has reported.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Education,Human Interest/Society
IBM announces free digital learning platform for jobseekers in India
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Tech giant IBM on Thursday announced a free digital learning platform as part of its SkillsBuild initiative to help jobseekers and provide new resources to business owners in India.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
Mumbaikars raise Rs 2.50 lakh for family of Covid victim
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Saddened to lose their favourite pani-puriwala to Covid-19, people from south Mumbai have joined hands to collect money and help his family, through a crowd-funding platform, raising over Rs 2.50 lakh so far, with a target of Rs 5 lakh.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Share the bed with your spouse for quality sleep, super memory
London, June 25 (IANS) Sharing a bed with your spouse, even if there is marital conflict or too much difference of opinion in your life, will not only make your sleep better, deeper and meaningful but also help you solve real-life problems with ease.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
NY man walks with knife sticking out of head
New York, June 25 (IANS) A video has gone viral showing a man in New York walking up to an ambulance to get help following a stabbing incident with a knife stuck on his head, a media report said.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Indians streaming over 5 hours of online content daily: Report
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) As content streaming picks up pace in the lockdown times, Indian consumers are now engaged with online video across the spectrum for an average of five hours and 16 minutes every day which is highest globally, a new report revealed on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Amazon launches $2bn fund to invest in climate change mitigation
San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) Amazon has announced a $2 billion venture capital fund to invest in companies whose products and services will facilitate the transition to a zero carbon economy.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Are you are a hugger and miss jadoo ki jhappi amid social distancing?
New York, June 24 (IANS) People who tend to hug a lot are suffering from 'skin hunger in the social distancing times and certain genes are to be blamed for this behaviour, especially for women, for a constant urge to give jadoo ki jhappi to everyone.
2020-06-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Neolithic monument found near Stonehenge
London, June 22 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered a ring of prehistoric shafts, dug thousands of years ago near the ancient monument of Stonehenge in England, it was reported on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Covid-19 a wake-up call as food rots, prices soar and hunger grows
London, June 22 (IANS) In the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic, borders have been closed and a lack of local production has led to soaring prices in some countries, which is a wake-up call to strengthen the global food system during the lockdowns, according to a new report.
2020-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Indian sports stars extend wishes on Father's Day
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli joined cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and a number of other sports stars on Sunday to extend their heartfelt wishes on the occasion of Father's Day.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Airbnb hopes for a comeback over pent-up travel demand
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) As communities around the world slowly begin to open their doors, global travel company Airbnb is expecting a surge in bookings owing to the pent-up travel demand.
2020-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society
Lucknow's Tunday Kababi back in business
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) With the world-famous Tunday Kababi restaurant finally reopening after a 90-day lockdown, there is much to celebrate for the people of Lucknow.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Indian sports stars extend wishes on Father's Day
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and a number of other sports stars on Sunday extended their heartfelt wishes on the occasion of Father's Day.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
UAE residents go digital for International Day of Yoga
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) Residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) followed yoga gurus on screen during a Facebook live yoga session organised by the Consulate General of India in Dubai on Saturday evening, a day ahead of the sixth International Day of Yoga.
2020-06-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Google donates additional $300K to support refugees, displaced people
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Google has announced an additional $300,000 grant to help the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) further prepare refugees for the changing nature of work.
2020-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society
My father was an institution builder at his core: Satya Nadella
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) For Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, one of his earliest memories of his father was getting up in the middle of the night and finding him sitting up in his bed reading a thick hardback book.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Summer solstice revellers urged not to go to Stonehenge
London, June 20 (IANS) Revellers were being urged not to head to Stonehenge for this year's summer solstice celebrations due to a ban on mass gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported on Saturday.
2020-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Coronavirus, LAC face-off hits Ladakh tourism (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 19 (IANS) Life has come to a standstill in Ladakh after the Coronavirus pandemic broke out. Coupled with it, now a stand off between the Indian Army and the Chinese PLA at the LAC has all but sounded a death knell for tourism in the Himalayan valley ahead of a long winter.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Hospital, insurance firm put Covid couple in 10-hour trauma over bill (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A senior citizen couple of Delhi faced utterly "horrifying time" for almost 10 hours as a private hospital and an insurance company allegedly delayed clearance of their claims and bill. The couple were tested Covid positive and were undergoing treatment at the hospital.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Twitter faces real tough task to moderate voice tweets
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As Twitter rolled out a limited test to record audio tweets and attach those to the original tweet, the concerns are now been raised on how the company will moderate such tweets as tackling hateful, abusive or racist audio messages require more efforts that using AI to curb disinformation on normal tweets.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
New Facebook tool to connect isolated parents in a group
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to help parents come together and engage within their communities, Facebook has launched a new parenting group.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Men included in B'luru startup's paid menstrual leave
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) A city-based startup, Horses Stable News, has come up with a pioneering initiative to offer paid leave to all of its menstruating women employees and also men to support their spouses, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Indian girl creates iOS app to help people shun suffering in silence
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Kanishka Chaudhry, a high-school student from Gujarat, never had an inkling like all of us that mental health would become such a raging debate after the suicide of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The girl, however, is ready with an iOS app to help teenagers and adults overcome mental health issues.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine,Education
Twitter launches dedicated tool to curb domestic violence in India
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to help tackle rise in domestic violence during the social distancing times in India, Twitter on Wednesday launched a dedicated search prompt to serve information and updates from authoritative sources around domestic violence.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Locally made clay idols to replace Chinese Gauri-Ganesh in UP
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is planning to make available the locally-made Gauri-Ganesh idols in the markets in place of the Chinese-made on the occasion of Diwali this year. To realise the Chief Minister's wish, the state's Mati Kala Board has started working.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society