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Celebrations in Manipur for renaming Andman's Mount Harriet Park
Imphal, Oct 17 (IANS) Manipur on Sunday organised mass celebrations across the state to show gratitude to the Centre for renaming the Andaman and Nicobar Islands' 'Mount Harriet', where Manipur's Maharaja Kulchandra Dhwaj Singh and 22 other freedom fighters were imprisoned, as 'Mount Manipur' in their honour.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Mob forces Bhopal woman to remove burqa, shows viral video
Bhopal, Oct 17 (IANS) A young woman travelling on a scooty in Bhopal was forced to remove her burqa, as per a video going viral on social media.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Bill, Melinda Gates walk daughter down the aisle
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Mega-billionaire Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda Gates walked their oldest daughter Jennifer Gates down the aisle ahead of her nuptials with fellow equestrian Nayel Nassar.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
'Dashrath' dies on stage, audience claps for 'great' act
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 17 (IANS) Life, at times, is stranger than fiction. When Rajendra Kashyap, a former village pradhan who was playing the role of King Dashrath, collapsed on stage after pronouncing 14-year-old exile for his son Ram, people clapped and cheered him for his excellent 'acting'.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Exploits of Raj 'tree man' inspiration for preserving nature
Jaipur, Oct 17 (IANS) In 1975, an 18-year-old youth was advised by his grandmother that there is no better deed than planting saplings and feeding animals and birds.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Pakistanis lash out at Imran Khan for 'petrol bomb'
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Known for their biting wit and unmatched humour when it comes to memes, Pakistanis on Twitter lashed out at the government's decision to hike the price of petroleum products, Geo News reported.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Special offer at MP petrol pump to celebrate birth of owner's grand-niece
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 15 (IANS) A petrol pump owner in Madhya Pradesh's Betul announced a special offer for customers after his niece, who is speech and hearing impaired, gave birth to a daughter.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Charminar too set to see fun-filled Sunday evenings
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) After successful launch of 'Sunday Funday' at Tank Bund on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake, Telangana's Urban Development Department has decided to organise a similar weekly carnival at the historic Charminar.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Assam Rifles sets up skill development centre in conflict zone
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Maj Gen Alok Naresh, IG, Assam Rifles (South), has inaugurated a skill development centre in the conflict-hit Churachandpur district in Manipur.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Dasara 'Jumbo Savari' to be held in Mysuru palace on Friday
Mysuru, (Karnataka) Oct 14 (IANS) The cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysuru city is all set for the celebration of the final leg of the 'Nada Habba' (regional festival) Dasara grand event 'Jumbo Savari' on Friday.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
TN Police on alert after fly-by night operators dupe people
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police is on high alert after several cases of cheating gullible people of their hard-earned money were reported from several parts of the state.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
UNRWA starts rebuilding Palestinian refugees' homes destroyed by Israel
Gaza, Oct 13 (IANS) The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) started rebuilding Palestinian refugees' homes, which had been destroyed by Israel in the Gaza Strip in May, a UN official said.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kerala court awards life sentence to man who killed wife using cobra
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) A lower court at Kollam district which on Monday held a man guilty of killing his wife by getting her bitten by a cobra, was on Wednesday punished with 17 years imprisonment and then followed by a double life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5 lakh.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man held for serving in PAC on stolen identity
Lucknow, Oct 13 (IANS) The Lucknow police have arrested an imposter who served in the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) for 15 years on a fake identity.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
More than 10 hrs of power outage in many districts of Bihar
Patna, Oct 13 (IANS) As the electricity generation was hit due to coal shortage in the country, its effect has started showing in Bihar with many districts facing more than 10 hours of power outage for the last few days.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Missing BSF Jawaan's body found, son held
Bulandshahr (UP), Oct 13 (IANS) The highly decomposed body of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was recovered from a well near his home in Bulandshahr district.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
90% in urban India suffer from stress-induced headache: Report
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A whopping 90 per cent people in urban India suffer from stress-induced headaches, finds a report.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
3 kids and a girl who went missing from B'luru traced
Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) Three 12-year kids and a college girl who went missing from Bengaluru have been traced in Pandeshwara police station limits in Mangaluru, 350 kilometres from the capital city, DCP Hariram Mangaluru said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Need to legalise Goa dhirios on lines of TN's jallikattu: Ex CM
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The traditional sport of bullfighting or dhirio should be allowed in Goa on the lines of jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, Nationalist Congress Party MLA and former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
To act or not to act? Ramlilas not-so-healthy affair with big names
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Ramlilas - a theatrical adaptation of Lord Ram's life that goes on for almost a week and concludes on the night of Vijayadashmi, are a major source of income for thousands of theatre artists during the festival season.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Notice over eviction of Dalit Sikhs from Shillong
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) With the decision to evict Dalit Sikhs from the Shillong's Harijan Colony and transferring the ownership of land to the state, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Monday issued a notice to the Meghalaya government, seeking an action-taken report.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Researchers flag lack of gender diversity in science Nobels
London, Oct 11 (IANS) The lack of gender equality in science at the Nobel Prize 2021 has set off frustration and disappointment in the scientific community, particularly among women researchers, Nature reported.
2021-10-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Instagram to roll out 2 tools to protect teens from harmful posts (Ld)
San Francisco, Oct 11 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram would soon roll out two new tools to safeguard teenagers from harmful content, after whistleblower Frances Haugen testified last week before the US Congress that Instagram can have a negative effect on the mental health of teenagers.
2021-10-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Honour Killing: TN man stabbed to death by lover's father
Chennai, Oct 11 (IANS) In a clear case of honour killing, a 24-year-old Dalit youth, Prabhakaran was stabbed to death by the father of a 17-year-old girl, with whom the deceased was having an affair.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
K'taka man makes Ambassador car his abode amid dense forests for 17 years
Dakshina Kannada (Karnataka), Oct 11 (IANS) In what seems to be a similar haunting story of the Hollywood flick 'Into the Wild', where the protagonist finds life away from civilization and the lives off the forest in an abandoned vehicle, a real-life story of 56-year Chandrashekar, who is living in his Ambassador car amid dense forests, has come to light from Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Myanmar to launch Covid vax programme for schoolchildren
Yangon, Oct 10 (IANS) Myanmar will launch a Covid-19 vaccination programme for schoolchildren aged over 12 years next week, the state-run media reported on Sunday.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
K'taka Minister says Indian women don't want to give birth, women groups see red
Bengaluru, Oct 10 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Sunday waded into controversy by claiming that Indian women want to stay single, and that "even after marriage, they do not want to give birth to children, and are opting for surrogacy", adding this was "not a good development".
2021-10-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan girl becomes 'British High Commissioner' for a day
Jaipur, Oct 10 (IANS) Aditi Maheshwari, 21, from Rajasthan's Chittaurgarh district, aspiring to join the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), became the British High Commissioner to India for a day by winning the 'High Commissioner for the Day' contest.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Woman trampled to death in Assam by wild elephant
Guwahati, Oct 10 (IANS) A woman in Assam's Golaghat district has been trampled to death by a wild elephant, officials said on Sunday.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Psychiatric disorders in teens linked to social exclusion in later life
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Adolescents who had received a mental health disorder diagnosis were often excluded from the labour market and education as young adults, finds a new study.
2021-10-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Bangladesh urged to build stronger health system
Dhaka, Oct 10 (IANS) Bangladesh has been urged to build a stronger health system in order to cope with an increase in climate-sensitive diseases as vulnerable countries are exposed to public health risks from weather pattern consequences of climate change.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Killing of civilians in Kashmir: Is there a bigger plot behind terror acts?
The recent killings of civilians in Kashmir are a grim reminder for the minorities that they continue to be easy targets for the terrorists. Reminiscent of the late 80s and 90s, the terrorists and their schemers are again indulging in targeted killings. Earlier, it had led to the exodus of lakhs of people and this time it is meant to be a direct challenge to the 'Naya Kashmir' plans of the Modi-led Union government.
2021-10-10
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Man who abandoned 'love child' in Guj traced to Rajasthan (Ld)
Gandhinagar, Oct 9 (IANS) A man who had abandoned an 8/9-month-old boy child here on Friday evening, following which the police swung into action to collect the infant's whereabouts, has been finally traced to Kota in Rajasthan, officials said on Saturday.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Kashmiri Pandits seek security for community in J&K
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Scores of Kashmiri Pandits staged a demonstration at the Jantar Mantar here on Saturday demanding security for the minority community in Jammu and Kashmir in the light of the recent targeted killings of civilians by terrorists in Srinagar.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Two crocodiles spotted in Hyderabad's Musi river
Hyderabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Amid heavy rains lashing Hyderabad, two crocodiles were spotted in the Musi river on Saturday.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
OPDs to remain open on Sunday in Delhi's Centre-run hospitals
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The outpatient department (OPD) services of the hospitals in the national capital run by the Central government will now remain open even on Sunday, starting October 10.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Thunderstorm adds to woes of rain-hit Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Heavy rains due to thunderstorm on Saturday added to the woes of citizens in Hyderabad even before the city could recover from Friday night's heavy downpour.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
States told to work towards achieving India's 100cr vax doses goal
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday asked the states to focus on working towards achieving the nation's 100-crore Covid-19 vaccine doses goal. India has so far administered 94 crore vaccine doses.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
387 sub-inspectors fail academy exams in Bihar
Patna, Oct 9 (IANS) A total of 387 sub-inspectors, who were recently deployed on probation in different districts of Bihar, failed in the police academy examination. Moreover, 10 sub-inspectors obtained zero marks in the director's evaluation.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kerala fraud antique dealer is broke, has just Rs 176 with him
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 9 (IANS) The 54-year-old Monson Mavunkal, who took all his high profile guests into his fold by showcasing antiques in his collection which he claimed included the "staff of Moses" and "two of the 30 silver coins that were taken by Judas to cheat Jesus Christ" and many more, has revealed to the Crime Branch police that he is broke and has nothing with him.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Guj Police searching for parents who abandoned 9-month-old child
Gandhinagar, Oct 9 (IANS) Gujarat Minister of State for home, Harsh Sanghavi on Saturday said that the Police has sent requests to other states regarding the whereabouts of a 8-9 month-old-child who was abandoned on Friday evening in Gandhinagar.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Tomato prices shoot up from Rs 10 to Rs 60 in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 9 (IANS) The retail price of tomatoes has shot up in various districts of Karnataka especillay in Bengaluru after supply crunch due to incessant rains. The price of tomatoes touched Rs 60 per kg at some places in Bengaluru from Rs 10 or Rs 15 per kg. Traders say that if the the same situation continues, the price will be close to Rs 100 in the state capital.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Birth of the Perennial Land of Srinagar
Srinagar, Oct 8 (IANS) Srinagar's beauty is grander than its lofty mountainous backdrop, deeper than its five lakes, and mesmerising than its forever flowering meadows.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
The making of J.R.D. Tata's legacy, which has come back home
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) When speculation was rife about an imminent takeover of the ailing Air India by a Tata Sons SPV, a wit had commented: "For the Tatas, Tata doesn't mean goodbye."
2021-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
After 10-yr legal wrangle, Goa Guv brings Raj Bhavan under RTI ambit
Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS) After 10 years of efforts by the previous governors and state governments to resist efforts to bring the Raj Bhavan under the ambit of the Right to Information Act, Goa Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai on Friday, threw open the doors of the gubernatorial institution to RTI queries.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
24-episode docuseries traces Guru Nanak's travels across 9 nations
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) The first-ever comprehensive documentation of Guru Nanak's life journey through visitations to multi-faith sites across nine nations, as documented in the historical texts, will be available from October 14.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
'Mental health an essential component of holistic health'
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Mental health is an essential component of holistic health and awareness on it will go a long way to address the stigma surrounding it, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Dalai Lama greets 'elder spiritual brother' Tutu on 90th b'day
Dharamsala, Oct 8 (IANS) Tibetan Buddhist monk the Dalai Lama has sent virtually wished Archbishop Desmond Tutu on his 90th birthday by addressing the latter as the "elder spiritual brother" who lives in complete peace.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
GKPD condemns dastardly killing of Bindroo by terrorists
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) has condemned the dastardly assassination of Makhan Lal Bindroo, a Kashmiri Pandit, by Islamist terrorists.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
India to grant tourist visa to foreigners coming by chartered flights from Oct 15
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will grant fresh tourist visas to foreigners coming to India by chartered flights from October 15.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society