Monuments dwarfed by encroachments

Agra |Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST

Alhough Agra could not celebrate World Heritage Day on April 18 due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, conservationists and green activists have once again highlighted the failure of the Archaeolo

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Uralungal, village cooperative turns into world's 2nd largest cooperative

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST

The Uralungal Cooperative Society was formed by the eminent social reformer Saint Vagbhatananda in a remote rural hamlet called Uralungal in Vadakara of Kozhikode district of Kerala in 1925.

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This bureaucrat brings beauty of nature on bottles with art

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST

A senior civil servant in Rajasthan, Mugdha Sinha with an aim to bring out the artist within her, organised a unique two-in-one art exhibition - 'Bottle is Canvas' and 'Freehand Meditative Mandalas' i

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Girl aged 12 with 5 kg tumour gets new life after surgery (Ld)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST

A 12-year-old girl from Delhi got a new lease of life by a team of doctors of City based Sir Ganga Ram Hospital who removed two football-sized tumours weighing 5 kg from her stomach which she was carr

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Bagh Print from Madhya Pradesh makes it to Vogue Italia

Dhar (MP) |Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST

World famous Bagh print of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh has appeared in the digital edition of Vogue Italia, giving it a new identity in the world of designing. The pictures of Sita, a tribal woman

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Rediscovering Mir Taqi Mir, Urdu's first great poet (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST

Mir Taqi Mir (1723-1810) was not only Urdu's first great poet but also the most prolific one with around 13,500 couplets to his name. He is credited with giving shape and structure to the Urdu languag

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This Raj farmer created a new fennel variety through crop engineering

Jaipur |Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST

Regarded as the 'Saunf King' of Sirohi, Ishaq Ali, a farmer 'scientist' in Rajasthan, has earned many laurels for innovating in the field of fennel farming and has left one and all surprised by produc

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This Kashmiri digs everyday in search of his soldier son's last remains

Srinagar |Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST

That all the four kidnappers and killers of his son have been killed by the security forces is little consolation for 56-year-old Manzoor Ahmad Wagay, who is still digging up mother earth just to find

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Famous as 'tree man', TN bus conductor wins PM's praise

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST

Popular as the 'Tree Man', Marimuthu Yoganathan, a bus conductor in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city, on Sunday accumulated admiration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his extraordinary initiative to e

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This Limca Book of Record holder made saree using 25 natural fibres

Chennai |Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST

C. Sekar, a third generation weaver from Chennai's Anakaputhur had entered the Limca Book of Records in 2011 after he made a saree using 25 natural fibres including banana, jute, bamboo, pineapple and

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Majuli connectivity in spotlight as Assam goes to polls on Saturday

Majuli (Assam) |Friday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST

Connectivity, pending for centuries, still remains a major issue in the world's largest river island Majuli, which goes to polls on Saturday, in the first leg of the three-phase Assam Assembly electio

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Nalanda University launches campaign to promote water harvesting

Patna |Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST

While the Bihar government is running the 'Jal Jeevan Hariyali' campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan' on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22. The internation

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