- Madhubani art on masks to spread anti-coronavirus message(13:46)
Madhubani (Bihar), March 17 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus scare in the country, a Bihar couple feted for world-famous Madhubani paintings is leading the efforts to use the art form on face masks to exhort the public to fight the dreaded disease.
- Prayagraj student develops all season Jasmine variety(16:58)
Prayagraj, March 16 (IANS) Chandra Shekhar, a M.Sc student of Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS) in Naini in Prayagraj, has developed a new variety of star jasmine flower that can withstand the extreme cold conditions of north India.
- The new chicken substitute post corona scare(09:47)
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) With the sales of chicken and mutton going down due to the coronavirus scare, it is the humble 'kathal' (jackfruit) that is emerging as an acceptable alternative.
- Pitcher full of cowries unearthed in Bengal village(14:23)
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) A pitcher full of cowries used as currency in ancient times has been unearthed while digging for the construction of a house in a village in north West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, officials said.
- After two decades, highly revered Himachal deity on sojourn(12:39)
BY VISHAL GULATI
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) A rare glimpse of deity culture is being witnessed these days mostly in interiors of Himachal Pradesh as highly revered Domeshwar devta is on his sojourn, once in two decades, travelling village to village with his followers in a tastefully decorated palanquin amid the sounding of trumpets and drums
- Apple arrears touch Rs 2,449.19 lakh: HImachal Minister(17:18)
Shimla, March 2 (IANS) Payment of arrears to apple growers in Himachal Pradesh touched Rs 2,449.19 lakh owing to fund crunch and the liability has been pending since 2013, state Horticulture Minister Mohinder Singh informed the assembly on Monday.
- Rare Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard captured on camera(15:07)
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) There are hardly 400 of them left in the world and in a rare visual treat, a Sumatran tiger has been captured on a camera-trap study, giving hope that the critically endangered species (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is still out there.
- Sonbhadra gold reserve: Barely known facts about Son Pahari(18:17)
By R. Jayan
Sonbhadra, Feb 24 (IANS) Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh gained sudden prominence after news circulated that the area has a rich vein of gold. The Geological Survey of India (GSI), however, said that only 160 tonnes of gold can be brought out from the available 3,000 tonnes gold ore.
- Week-long Mandi's Mahashivratri festivity begins(11:00)
Mandi, Feb 22 (IANS) The week-long festival of Mahashivratri in this Himachal Pradesh historical town, popularly known as 'Chhoti Kashi', began on Saturday with a congregation of over 200 hill gods and goddesses.
- Kerala ayurveda festival to tap global market opportunities(18:25)
Kochi, Feb 21 (IANS) The fourth edition of Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF 2020), scheduled to be held here looks towards putting in place an international cooperation conclave so as to tap the potential of the global market place, research initiatives and medical tourism opportunities, said Union Minister V Muraleedharan .
- Donations turn cashless in Magh Mela(09:24)
Prayagraj, Feb 18 (IANS) With barely five days left for the Magh Mela to wrap up, devotees are now rushing with donations to various 'akharas' and camps. The unusual thing about giving 'dakshina' (donations), this year, is that a large section of devotees are making cashless payments, most of them through the BHIM app.
- Kanpur tanneries asked to shut down again(10:52)
Kanpur, Feb 17 (IANS) The Regional Pollution Control Board of Uttar Pradesh has ordered 248 tanneries in Jajmau area of Kanpur to stop their operations from February 19 till further orders, without assigning any reason.
- A walk through India's history and culture(12:56)
By Puja Gupta
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANSlife) Arth, the culture fest is back with its second season in the National Capital Region. The National edition will be held in Delhi from February 21 to 23, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
- J'khand youth beats disability, inspires others(10:19)
By Manoj Pathak
Latehar (Jharkhand), Feb 14 (IANS) If someone thinks that physical impairment could cause failure in the life then Jharkhand's Deepak is a befitting reply for him. Born to a very poor family, Deepak's feet stopped working within two to three years of his birth due to blockage in nerves. Since then he has never walked but that has not made him a burden to anyone.
- California gurdwara pays unique tribute to Kobe Bryant(12:12)
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikh worshippers turned up wearing the Lakers colours -- purple and yellow -- at the Gurdwara Nanaksar in Fresno, California, in a special prayer meet for the late basketball great Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash last month, a media report said.
- Pro-BJP artists fail to make a mark in Bengal film industry poll(01:27)
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The BJP suffered a huge setback with none of those who joined the party over the past few months managing to win in the high-profile elections to the Artists forum - the representative body of actors of the Bengali film industry - in the vote count on Monday.
- Kerala Budget's 'green' touch': Ban on CFL, filament bulbs(14:43)
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Friday presented the state Budget 2020-21 in the Assembly, giving it a 'green' touch by proposing total ban on CFL and filament bulbs, use of solar boats and subsidies for e-autos.
- Maharashtra woos tourists from Tamil Nadu(11:23)
Chennai, Feb 6 (IANS) Home to world's third largest meteoritic impact crater - Lonar lake - about 350 forts, 29 wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, beaches, religious and heritage centres and others, Maharashtra is targeting to attract tourists from Tamil Nadu, said a top official of Directorate of Tourism.