J&K changing fast, Bollywood promises to return in a big way
  • J&K changing fast, Bollywood promises to return in a big way(17:00)

    Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood is promising to return to Kashmir in a big way nearly after three decades, is yet another achievement for the Government of India that had revoked J&K special status and divided the erstwhile princely state into two union territories on August 5, 2019, with a promise to put J&K on the path of peace, prosperity and development.

  • Modernisation destroying Sri Krishna land(13:30)
    By BRIJ KHANDELWAL

    Mathura/Vrindavan, April 21 (IANS) The construction frenzy being witnessed all over the Braj Mandal (Sri Krishna-Radha Land) that annually draws millions of devout 'bhakts' and pilgrims, is destroying the essential pastoral character of the area.

T'gana CM's daughter sets up helpline for Covid affected
  • T'gana CM's daughter sets up helpline for Covid affected(12:12)

    Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and a state legislator K. Kavitha has opened a helpline to provide assistance to the Covid-19 infected people during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.

It's April end and still snowing in Himachal
  • It's April end and still snowing in Himachal(11:18)

    Shimla, April 21 (IANS) It's April end and tourist resorts in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh were still snowing, weather officials said on Wednesday. The state capital Shimla, which saw the night temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded 16.2 mm rain.

LIC earns Rs 1.84 trillion new premium in FY21
  • LIC earns Rs 1.84 trillion new premium in FY21(09:58)

    Chennai, April 21 (IANS) One of Asia's life insurance giants, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) closed last fiscal with a new business premium or first year premium of Rs 1.84 trillion, the company said.

Kapil, Sachin, Virat among 5 greatest players of ODI era: Wisden
  • Kapil, Sachin, Virat among 5 greatest players of ODI era: Wisden(19:54)

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Kapil Dev (the 1980s), Sachin Tendulkar (the 1990s) and Virat Kohli (the 2010s) have been named among the five greatest players of the five decades in which ODIs have been played in the 158th Edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2021 that also describes India as "the new masters" of cricket - and heaps praise on its 2-1 victory in the 2020-21 tour of Australia.

Indian-origin artist Madhuri to display works in Milan
  • Indian-origin artist Madhuri to display works in Milan(19:00)

    Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Madhuri Srikanth, an Indian-origin artist with roots in Telangana, has received a special invite to showcase her works at 'Romantica', an international art exhibition, to be held at Italy's Milan between April 23 and May 2.

Injured flamingo rescued by Wildlife SOS, UP forest dept
  • Injured flamingo rescued by Wildlife SOS, UP forest dept(17:40)

    Agra, April 20 (IANS) An injured greater flamingo was rescued by Wildlife SOS & the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department from Arsena village in Agra. The bird received treatment at the Wildlife SOS Hospital and was later released back in the protected wetlands of Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in the presence of Forest Department officials.

Migrant workers trying to go back to home towns as Covid surges in Tamil Nadu
  • Migrant workers trying to go back to home towns as Covid surges in Tamil Nadu(12:18)

    Chennai, April 20 (IANS) The migrant workers in different parts of Tamil Nadu are making a beeline to the major railway stations trying to head back towards their home towns fearing a repeat of the 2020 lockdown. With fresh cases touching 50,000 numbers in the last ten days, the migrant workers are worried a lot.

$14,000 prize for idea on ocean sustainability
  • $14,000 prize for idea on ocean sustainability(08:40)

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Satellite Applications Catapult are launching the first-ever 'Hack the Planet' competition, in search of innovative, impactful and scalable ideas that will tackle the threats facing communities around the world, linked to ocean degradation and the climate crisis.

NASA launches mini helicopter on Mars in historic feat
184 patents filed by IIT Madras in 2020
  • 184 patents filed by IIT Madras in 2020(13:24)

    Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Faculty, researchers and students at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) have filed for 184 patents during 2020.

Rahman, Mira Nair, Anupam Kher in BAFTA Breakthrough India jury
  • Rahman, Mira Nair, Anupam Kher in BAFTA Breakthrough India jury(13:08)

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Ten winners from the fields of television, films and games, selected by a jury including AR Rahman, Anupam Kher and Mira Nair, are to receive one-to-one mentoring and career guidance at the BAFTA Breakthrough India Initiative, besides full voting BAFTA membership and access to BAFTA events and networking opportunities, in the UK and internationally.

Pharaonic mummies hall at new Cairo museum opens to visitors
  • Pharaonic mummies hall at new Cairo museum opens to visitors(10:16)

    Cairo, April 19 (IANS) With its dark-walled and dimly-lit open rooms, the crypt-like Royal Mummies Hall at Cairo's new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) has opened to visitors for the first time, displaying 20 mummies of ancient kings and queens.

'Is microbial life, including viruses, changing too?'
  • 'Is microbial life, including viruses, changing too?'(09:22)

    New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With alarms sounded about the declining diversity of plants and animals, a related concern with equally profound implications is posed: Is the variety of microbial life, including viruses, changing too -- and if so, in which direction and how fast?

How a holy river degenerated  into sewage canal
  • How a holy river degenerated into sewage canal(12:18)
    By Brij Khandelwal

    Agra/Mathura April 18 (IANS) As Sri Krishna-Radha devotees in Braj Mandal celebrate the birthday of Yamuna on Sunday, their hearts are filled with disgust and frustration to see the plight of the river, which is the life line of millions of people from Delhi to Agra.

Good Samaritans providing food at the doorsteps of Covid-hit families