Bengal to develop bio-shield to get protected from cyclonic storms

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST

In an effort to create a natural defence mechanism against the recurring cyclonic storms like 'Yaas' or 'Amphan', the West Bengal government plans to construct a robust and ecologically sustainable 'b

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'Vax' is Oxford English Dictionary's 2021 word of the year

London |Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST

'Vax' has been chosen as the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the media reported.

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Tibetan Plateau to get spotlight at Glasgow climate summit

Dharamsala |Wednesday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST

To adapt to the effects of climate change impacting the Tibetan Plateau -- the world's 'third pole' -- a group of Tibetans in exile will explain its role in the global climate system and why it should

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Doctor sights rare owl species in Prayagraj

Prayagraj (UP) |Thursday, 2021 7:15:07 PM IST

A rare and endangered mottled wood owl (Strix ocellata) has been sighted in Prayagraj.

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Kerala fraud antique dealer is broke, has just Rs 176 with him

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST

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 co

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Depicting the courage of women under trying circumstances

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST

The late Jnanpith award-winning author Indira Goswami was a great literary writer of her generation and a feminist icon. Most of her major works have been translated from Assamese into English; howeve

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India's vibrant botanical art returns home in lavishly illustrated tome (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST

Term it colonialism in reverse. A seminal book brings together the striking botanical art of Indian origin spanning a period of 300 years drawn mostly from original works held in the collections of th

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Best way to keep Goa green is to grab yourself a glass of feni!

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST

What is the best way to save Goa from deforestation?

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'Indians at large need to know about The Battle of Rezang La' (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST

It was an epic battle that cost the lives of 110 valiant soldiers of the Indian Army who stood steadfast against a marauding force of 5,000 attackers and prevented a possible Chinese occupation of the

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Ancient ritual tools unearthed in Pharaonic site in Egypt

Cairo |Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed ancient tools once used in religious rituals at a temple site in Kafr el-Sheikh province north of the capital Cairo, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said

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First-of-its-kind study finds storks prefer canals over wetlands

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST

In a first-of-its-kind research study for this poorly studied species, ornithologists discovered the woolly-necked stork prefers irrigation canals over wetlands.

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'Indian healthcare must pledge to check neonatal mortality' (Sep 17 is World Patient Safety Day)

Hyderabad |Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST

September 17 is commemorated as the World Patient Safety Day, and this year the World Health Organization has come forward with "Safe Maternal & Newborn Care" as the theme to promote better maternity

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