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See Mementos, Fetters Of Freedom Struggle Heroes In This Museum

Lucknow, Sep 19 : This is a museum with a difference.Set up by the Uttar Pradesh prison department, this jail museum has a rich collection of mementos related to legendary...

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Furry Companion: Man Books Air India Business Class Cabin For Pet Dog

New Delhi, Sep 18 : In a rare incident, a passenger booked the entire business class of an Air India flight to travel with his pet dog. The ‘J’ or...

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Gritty K’taka Woman On Her Mission To Get Road To Her Village

Davanagere (Karnataka), Sep 17 : Bindu R.D.(26), who shot to fame after she got the system moving by writing a letter to the Chief Minister’s Office saying she will not...

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Crores Of Rupees Deposited In Bank Accounts Of Two Children In Bihar

Patna, Sep 16 : People of Bihar are surprised over crores of rupees being credited in the bank accounts of two children. The incident appeared in Katihar district where two...

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Ford Factory Closure: Wedding Engagement Of A Worker First Casualty

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, Sep 14 : The US automobile major Ford Motor Company’s decision to shut down its Indian plants has claimed its first casualty – the wedding engagement of...

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Hyderabadis Enjoy Sunday Evening On Traffic-free Tank Bund

Hyderabad, Aug 29 : Citizens thronged the Tank Bund to enjoy the Sunday evening on the banks of picturesque Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of the city as the...

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Covid Effect: Cafe Run By Acid Attack Survivors Suspends Ops

Agra/ Lucknow, April 12 : The pandemic has spelt doom for acid attack survivors in Agra and Lucknow. Sheroes Hangout cafe in Agra that was run by acid attack survivors,...

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More Gold Found In Telangana Village, Day After Treasure Trove Unearthed (Lead)

Hyderabad, April 9 : Officials on Friday found more golden ornaments from a plot in Telangana’s Jangaon district where a treasure trove was discovered by a realtor while leveling the...

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Suicidal Kashmiri Girl Returns Home From Pune, With Renewed Faith In Life!

By Quaid NajmiPune, April 3 : A 22-year-old Kashmiri girl, who ran away from home to Pune with the intention of committing suicide, returned home with a smile and renewed...

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A Powerful, Compassionate, Timely Account Of Rape Victims

New Delhi, April 2 : As the world moves on after expressing outrage, what happens to the rape victims who are left to fend for themselves in an apathetic society...

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Age No Bar: 80-yr-old Ujjain Woman Completes PhD

By Sundeep PouranikUjjain, Feb 23 : There is a saying that there is no age barrier for reading and learning that a person can continue to learn and grow throughout...

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R’sthan Hoteliers Stay Afloat Amid Pandemic, Courtesy Weddings

By Archana SharmaJaipur, Feb 17 : Amid the ongoing pandemic, weddings have helped revive the hotel sector in Rajasthan which was left bleeding during and post the lockdown period.The hoteliers...

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Lakshadweep Plans Cruise Tourism On The Lines Of Maldives, Mauritius (IANS Exclusive)

By Rajnish SinghNew Delhi, Feb 17 : Aimed at generating employment opportunities and simultaneously bringing foreign exchange to Lakshadweep, a proposal for cruise tourism has been prepared by the Union...

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Women Front Desk Executives Of Delhi Police To Don Saris

New Delhi, Feb 16 : Women front desk executives of the Delhi Police at its various offices will soon be seen donning khadi silk saris. The Delhi Police has purchased...

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When The Return Of A ‘twin’ Casts A Deadly Shadow

New Delhi, Feb 13 : This is an expansive family saga steeped in Hindu traditions. Banaras, Varanasi, Kashi — India’s holy city on the banks of the Ganges has many...

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Balancing Between Weight Of Past And Pace Of Present

New Delhi, Feb 11 : Virginia Woolf has written thus about the dilemma of being ‘locked out and ‘locked in: “…I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out;...

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Little ‘pauaa’ Earns Big Money In UP

Lucknow, Feb 10 : Small is sometimes big and the statistics of the Uttar Pradesh Excise Department prove it. The 180 ml liquor bottle, known as ‘pauaa’ in the local...

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Maha: 65-yr-old Woman, Released After 18 Years In Pak Jail, Dies

By Quaid NajmiAurangabad, Feb 9 : A 65-year-old woman who spent 18 years in a Pakistani prison and was sent back to India on Republic Day, died here barely a...

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Author Anita Agnihotri’s Next To Be Based On Mahanadi

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Author Anita Agnihotri has revealed to KLF Bhava Samvad, Kalinga Literary Festival’s virtual platform, that her next book will be ‘A Day In The Life...

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Is This UP ‘haunted’: Strange Noises Scaring Owners

Lucknow, Feb 9 : It is a palatial house, fitted with all modern amenities and located in a posh residential colony.Yet the family members in the house are petrified and...

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A Cryptic Note That Reveals The Truth Decades Later

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Two estranged sisters; a family secret that has lain buried for decades: a search for the truth, shocking, poignant, and life affirming, Radhika Swarups “Civil...

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Chronicling With Humour The Courage Of Women Willing To Challenge Society

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Award-winning author and journalist Meghna Pant says she can feel the pain of women who are single or childless as they approach midlife and feel...

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Romancing The Rich, Ancient Weaponry Of Jodhpur (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Feb 2 : He holds a DPhil from Oxford in Indian Anthropology, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Society; he...

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Pandemic Turned This Law Graduate Into ‘strawberry Girl’

Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 2 : The lockdown in the pandemic and her love for strawberries is not only changing the fate of the region she lives in but has...

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Andhra Woman Officer Carries Corpse After Villagers Refuse

Amaravati, Feb 1 : Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang on Monday lauded a woman sub-inspector for carrying the mortal remains of an unknown man in Srikakulam...

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This Year, Mumbai’s Famed Christmas Tree Celebrates R-Day Too

By Quaid NajmiMumbai, Jan 26 : This year, India’s tallest natural growing, 55-year-old and 69-foot-tall Christmas tree has become a ‘shining beacon of hope’ for humanity facing the horrors of...

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Water Tank From Mughal Era Found In Fatehpur Sikri

Agra, Jan 21 : A water tank, with a fountain in the centre, dating back to the 16th century Mughal era, has been found by the Archaeological Survey of India...

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Not Documenting, My Camera Reflects Upon Farmers’ Agitation: Diwan Manna

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Jan 20 : He says that ever since the farmers agitation reached Delhis doorstep, a peculiar restlessness refused to let go of him.But as soon as...

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Buddhist Kung Fu Nuns Kicking Hard At Centuries-old Taboos

BY VISHAL GULATINew Delhi, Jan 17 : They are the Buddhist Kung Fu nuns of Drukpa lineage, known globally for trekking across the Himalayas to clean trash, paddling through mountain...

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Nizam’s Jewels: Family Seeks Settlement Of Unresolved Tax Issue

Hyderabad, Jan 12 : Family members of VIIth Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan have urged the government of India to resolve the Nizam Jewellery Trust income and wealth tax issue...

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Carpenter’s Love For Hindi Turns Him Into Cyber Content Curator

By Archana SharmaJaipur, Jan 10 : Call it a love for his mother tongue ‘Hindi’ or his passion to invent something new that a school drop out, a carpenter by...

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How The Men Behind Wheels Lost Track In The Pandemic

By Zafar AbbasNew Delhi, Jan 10 : Mahtab sinks into a chair with his 2-year-old child as the TV news channels play the news of the Covid vaccination dry run.He...

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Milkman’s Daughter Who Studied Under Cowshed, Cracks Judicial Services Exam

By Archana SharmaJaipur, Jan 3 : In a remarkable story of grit and determination, a girl who has studied under a cowshed all her life, emerged as a topper in...

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Why The Names ‘Vikas’ And ‘Anamika’ Are Anathema In UP (IANS SPECIAL)

by Amita VermaLucknow, Dec 31 : As 2020 bids a much-awaited adieu and Corona emerges as the most feared word of the year, there are two more words, rather names,...

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4-year-old Mumbai Girl Lives After Great-granny Donates Kidney

Mumbai, Dec 18 : In a rare medical feat spanning patients across four generations, a four-year-old girl got a new lease of life after her 70-year-old maternal great-grandmother donated a...

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Today’s World Requires Mastery Of Both Inner And Outer Confidence

New Delhi, Dec 14 : What makes a person confident? What affects a persons confidence adversely and why is that even important? Did you know that one’s childhood can have...

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‘The Afterlife Of Silence’ In-depth Analysis Of Jogen Chowdhury’s Still Lifes (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Dec 10 : Playing truant from school isnt always for fun.In the case of Anuradha Ghosh, it opened up the wonderous world of art and has...

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Writing About Sacred Food Helped Me Figure Out My Faith: Shoba Narayan (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Nov 28 : Award-winning author and columnist Shoba Narayan is a graduate from the Columbia Journalism School with a Pulitzer Travelling Fellowship and writes on food,...

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30K Granite Worker Families, 175 Quarries Languishing In Madurai

Chennai, Nov 23 : The stoppage of 175 granite quarries in Madurai alone for the past eight years on the alleged revenue loss extrapolated based on calculation of just three...

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Of Mangoes, Bridge And A Bygone Era

New Delhi, Nov 18 : Families are like the sweet mangoes of Aamnagri — messy, filled with juicy secrets and sticking together through all times. The Awasthis of Aamnagri are...

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Lockdown Inspired Sudha Murty Relive Her Childhood With ‘Grandparents’ Bag Of Stories’ (IANS Interview) (November 14 Is Children’s Day)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Nov 13 : A prolific author and philanthropist, Sudha Murty is quite content at often being addressed as “Mrs Narayana Murthy”, as she presides over the...

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Missed Call Do, Kahaani Suno: B’luru Publishing House

Bengaluru, Nov 6 : With schools remaining closed for nearly seven months due to Covid-19 pandemic, Bengaluru-based not-for-profit Children Book publishing house ‘Pratham Books’ has relaunched its famous “Missed Call...

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Three Wives Observe Karwa Chauth For Husband In Uttar Pradesh

Chitrakoot (UP), Nov 5 : For Krishna, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot district, ‘Karwa Chauth’ on Wednesday brought triple happiness when his three wives prayed together for his long...

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