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$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
UNSW Sydney set to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) As Australia gets ready to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary with week-long exhibitions and interactive discussions at various universities, Mahatma Gandhi's bronze bust at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) here keeps reminding students of his commitment to humanity and importance of education in shaping a better world.
2019-09-30
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Asics apologises for porn playing in NZ store
Tokyo, Sep 30 (IANS) Japanese sports giant Asics issued an apology on Monday after screens outside a flagship store in Auckland, New Zealand, showed pornography for several hours.
2019-09-30
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Fresh wave of climate protest begins across the world
Wellington, Sep 27 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are taking to the streets on Friday in the latest wave of strikes to demand urgent action on climate change.
2019-09-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Positive social relationships boost self-esteem: Study
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that positive social relationships, support and acceptance helps shape the development of self-esteem in people.
2019-09-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Payal, 17, first Indian to win Changemaker Award
New Delhi/Jaipur, Sep 25 (IANS) Rajasthan-based activist Payal Jangid, 17, has been honoured with prestigious 'Changemaker Award' by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards held in New York in recognition of her work towards the abolition of child marriage in her village, Hinsla and other neighbouring areas.
2019-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Glitch in Delhi Metro's Yellow Line affects services
Gurugram, Sep 25 (IANS) Office-goers of Gurugram and Delhi faced an uneasy situation on Wednesday morning due to technical glitches in the Delhi Metro's Yellow Line section, affecting services between Huda City Centre and Qutub Minar stations.
2019-09-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Delhi-to-Geneva Jai Jagat march to start on Oct 2
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2 will witness the start of a unique Delhi-to-Geneva march. The 14,000-km-long march will wind through 10 countries and take one year to complete.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Wipro techies run in 110 cities to celebrate camaraderie
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) Celebrating the spirit of camaraderie, thousands of global software major Wipro's techies, their families, friends, alumni, customers, partners and suppliers ran for fun in 110 cities across 34 countries, said the IT behemoth on Sunday.
2019-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Walking patterns could identify dementia types: Study
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that walking may be a key clinical tool in helping doctors accurately identify the specific type of dementia a patient has.
2019-09-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
YouTuber pays compensation after girl dies copying her
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) A Chinese influencer has agreed to pay compensation to the families of two girls - after one died in what her family says was an attempt to copy a viral video.
2019-09-20
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ECG app, irregular rhythm notification arrive on Apple Watch in India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) As the burden of atrial fibrillation (AFib) in India makes it an important health issue, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker on Thursday brought its much-anticipated ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature to Apple Watch users to India.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Kerala cops look to beat the stress
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) With Kerala Police coming under attack from several quarters for their behaviour, state police chief Loknath Behra has come up with ways to beat the stress that the police officials are facing.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Pessimistic millennials storm Twitter with retirement plans
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Millennials across the world stormed Twitter with suggestions how they would like to retire, using the hashtag #millennialretirementplans, and most of them had pessimistic and gloomy views about their golden years.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Beware! 25 cameras across Delhi to detect over speeding
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Steep fines are raining ever since the new traffic norms have kicked in. And now, the government is beefing up its road infrastructure to detect more traffic violations.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
How Swachh Bharat Mission helped millions live with dignity
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Launched five years ago, the Swachh Bharat Mission announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the verge making India a completely open defecation free (ODF), enabling people to embrace change and live their lives with dignity.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
'Overwhelming' support for London's 1st Trans Pride
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The first-ever Trans Pride in London's Soho Square has received "overwhelming" support as hundreds of people turned out for the event, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-09-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Hyderabad cops giving helmets instead of challans
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) At a time when imposition of heavy fines for violation of traffic rules is evoking public anger in parts of the country, Rachakonda police commissionerate in Greater Hyderabad is trying an innovative method to make the motorists follow the rules.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra cops giving helmets, documents instead of challans
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) At a time when imposition of heavy fines for violation of traffic rules is evoking public anger in parts of the country, Rachakonda police commissionerate in Greater Hyderabad is trying an innovative method to make the motorists follow the rules.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Polish WW-II Memorial Pillar unveiled in Kolhapur
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 14 (IANS) Eighty years after the outbreak of World War II, thousands of persecuted Polish refugees - who had escaped with dear life from concentration camps in Russia and Germany - finally got a memorial in Valivade village, which they had made their new home for several years.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
British Library ad triggers Twitter storm over 'comma'
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The British Library's advertisement outside its building has triggered a debate over the use of 'comma' on social media. It reads: "Shops. Caf├ęs. The whole wealth of human knowledge, endeavour and experience to date. Events. Exhibitions."
2019-09-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
CIA unveils Cold War spy-pigeon missions: Report
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified details of its secret Cold War spy-pigeon missions, revealing how pigeons were trained for clandestine operations photographing sensitive sites inside the Soviet Union and dolphins for underwater missions, the media reported.
2019-09-14
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Memorial for Polish refugees to be unveiled in M'rashtra
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 12 (IANS) Eighty years after the outbreak of World War II, when thousands of persecuted Polish refugees esaped to India and made Valivade village near Kolhapur their home, a memorial pillar will be unveiled here on September 14, officials said.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Iconic Tokyo hotel reopens after four years
Tokyo, Sep 12 (IANS) Tokyo's Hotel Okura reopened on Thursday after four years of renovations aimed at restoring the iconic building to its former glory and gaining a foothold in Japan's hotel sector ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics here.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Modi not only a Twitter sensation, but on FB, Insta as well
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Not a cricketer or a Bollywood diva, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the latest social media sensation in India, a source in the Bharatiya Janata Party said requesting anonymity.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
TN man thrashed by his 2 wives in public
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) A 26-year-old man was thrashed by his two wives in public when they heard he was trying to marry a third time. The video of the incident that happened near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu has gone viral.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Social perception on power needs change: Study
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Contrary to treating electricity as a right, governments in low-income countries should treat it as a private good, according to an international report prepared after studying the power situation in Bihar.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward region.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward region.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
High blood pressure among older pregnant US women up by 75%
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the rate of blood pressure (chronic hypertension) among pregnant women aged 35 and over in the US has increased by more than 75 per cent since 1970, according to a new research.
2019-09-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion