Bengal to develop bio-shield to get protected from cyclonic storms
  • Bengal to develop bio-shield to get protected from cyclonic storms(09:00)

    Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) 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 'bio-shield' along the state's coastline and the Sundarbans islands. The natural barrier artificially engineered will be the first of its kind in the country.

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Tibetan Plateau to get spotlight at Glasgow climate summit
  • Tibetan Plateau to get spotlight at Glasgow climate summit(14:16)
    BY VISHAL GULATI

    Dharamsala, Oct 27 (IANS) 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 be part of the global climate conversation at the upcoming two-week United Nations climate conference, COP26, in Glasgow in Britain.

NASA aims to launch next-gen rocket on debut flight in early 2022
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Indian team's new jersey gets showcased at Burj Khalifa
  • Indian team's new jersey gets showcased at Burj Khalifa(17:38)

    Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) A couple of hours after its launch, the new jersey of the Indian cricket team was showcased in a scintillating light show on Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building, in Dubai. MPL Sports, the official kit sponsor for the Indian cricket team, posted the video of the light show at the Burj Khalifa with the new jersey late on Wednesday night.

A simple blood test may spot early signs of dementia
  • A simple blood test may spot early signs of dementia(12:00)

    London, Oct 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified molecules in the blood that can detect dementia about two to five years before its onset, making the diagnosis of the condition -- via a simple blood test.

Ranveer Singh: I've idolised Big B, SRK, Akshay Kumar since childhood
  • Ranveer Singh: I've idolised Big B, SRK, Akshay Kumar since childhood(10:58)

    Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Bollywood's livewire star Ranveer Singh shared that while growing up, he was mesmerised by on-screen personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, among others, who have all successfully hosted TV shows and entertained the whole of India.

Kerala fraud antique dealer is broke, has just Rs 176 with him
  • Kerala fraud antique dealer is broke, has just Rs 176 with him(14:48)

    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.

'Where you are, that's your home' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Where you are, that's your home' (IANS Interview)(11:12)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Back in the 1960s, the national capital was a "quiet and safe place" where women were not harmed and you could sleep on your terrace "without locking the main house door". Then, "a nouveau riche class prospered" and outwardly, New Delhi today "is a beautiful city" but "beneath lies hunger, filth and diseases".

Urban heat islands leading to increased vulnerable population
Depicting the courage of women under trying circumstances
  • Depicting the courage of women under trying circumstances(11:52)

    New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) 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; however, some of her works are yet to be discovered by a larger audience. "Five Novellas About Women" (Niyogi Books) represents a cross-section of her writing, with a special focus on the courage of women under trying circumstances.

Over 18L Indian students to go for foreign education by 2024: Report
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'Idly on stick' post by Anand Mahindra ignites debate