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Kerala cops look to beat the stress
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) With Kerala Police coming under attack from several quarters for their behaviour, state police chief Loknath Behra has come up with ways to beat the stress that the police officials are facing.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Pessimistic millennials storm Twitter with retirement plans
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Millennials across the world stormed Twitter with suggestions how they would like to retire, using the hashtag #millennialretirementplans, and most of them had pessimistic and gloomy views about their golden years.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Beware! 25 cameras across Delhi to detect over speeding
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Steep fines are raining ever since the new traffic norms have kicked in. And now, the government is beefing up its road infrastructure to detect more traffic violations.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
How Swachh Bharat Mission helped millions live with dignity
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Launched five years ago, the Swachh Bharat Mission announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the verge making India a completely open defecation free (ODF), enabling people to embrace change and live their lives with dignity.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
'Overwhelming' support for London's 1st Trans Pride
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The first-ever Trans Pride in London's Soho Square has received "overwhelming" support as hundreds of people turned out for the event, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-09-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Hyderabad cops giving helmets instead of challans
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) At a time when imposition of heavy fines for violation of traffic rules is evoking public anger in parts of the country, Rachakonda police commissionerate in Greater Hyderabad is trying an innovative method to make the motorists follow the rules.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra cops giving helmets, documents instead of challans
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) At a time when imposition of heavy fines for violation of traffic rules is evoking public anger in parts of the country, Rachakonda police commissionerate in Greater Hyderabad is trying an innovative method to make the motorists follow the rules.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Polish WW-II Memorial Pillar unveiled in Kolhapur
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 14 (IANS) Eighty years after the outbreak of World War II, thousands of persecuted Polish refugees - who had escaped with dear life from concentration camps in Russia and Germany - finally got a memorial in Valivade village, which they had made their new home for several years.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
British Library ad triggers Twitter storm over 'comma'
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The British Library's advertisement outside its building has triggered a debate over the use of 'comma' on social media. It reads: "Shops. Caf├ęs. The whole wealth of human knowledge, endeavour and experience to date. Events. Exhibitions."
2019-09-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
CIA unveils Cold War spy-pigeon missions: Report
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified details of its secret Cold War spy-pigeon missions, revealing how pigeons were trained for clandestine operations photographing sensitive sites inside the Soviet Union and dolphins for underwater missions, the media reported.
2019-09-14
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Memorial for Polish refugees to be unveiled in M'rashtra
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 12 (IANS) Eighty years after the outbreak of World War II, when thousands of persecuted Polish refugees esaped to India and made Valivade village near Kolhapur their home, a memorial pillar will be unveiled here on September 14, officials said.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Iconic Tokyo hotel reopens after four years
Tokyo, Sep 12 (IANS) Tokyo's Hotel Okura reopened on Thursday after four years of renovations aimed at restoring the iconic building to its former glory and gaining a foothold in Japan's hotel sector ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics here.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Modi not only a Twitter sensation, but on FB, Insta as well
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Not a cricketer or a Bollywood diva, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the latest social media sensation in India, a source in the Bharatiya Janata Party said requesting anonymity.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
TN man thrashed by his 2 wives in public
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) A 26-year-old man was thrashed by his two wives in public when they heard he was trying to marry a third time. The video of the incident that happened near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu has gone viral.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Social perception on power needs change: Study
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Contrary to treating electricity as a right, governments in low-income countries should treat it as a private good, according to an international report prepared after studying the power situation in Bihar.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward region.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward region.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
High blood pressure among older pregnant US women up by 75%
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the rate of blood pressure (chronic hypertension) among pregnant women aged 35 and over in the US has increased by more than 75 per cent since 1970, according to a new research.
2019-09-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stand little more to combat effects of sedentary lifestyle
Madrid, Sep 7 (IANS) Spend more time standing to increase energy expenditure and combat the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, a new study suggests.
2019-09-07
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Courier company delivers wrong corpses
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) A silly mistake by a courier company has left the family members of a deceased shocked as they received an unidentified body in the coffin while waiting to perform the last rites for their deceased family member.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Mother Dairy hikes cow milk price by Rs 2/litre
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Mother Diary has hiked the price of cow milk by Rs 2 per litre from Friday in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). The cow milk variant will now be available at Rs 44 per litre, as against Rs 42 earlier.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
MP farmers harvesting rainwater to check water woes
Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh, Sep 5 (IANS/ 101Reporters) In a country that suffers from water scarcity all year, farmers in the villages of Narsinghpur district in Madhya Pradesh have come up with ingenious solutions for rainwater harvesting to address the issue.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Delhi cops on tenterhooks after new traffic rules
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) With a stiff new penalty regime in place, the Delhi Traffic Police are also on tenterhooks besides potential offenders, as the law does not distinguish between law-keepers and law-breakers.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Vienna most livable city, New Delhi drops to 118th spot
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Vienna, known for its grandiose architecture, abundance of green spaces and one-of-a-kind coffeehouse culture, has been voted as the most liveable city in the world for second year running, The Economist reported.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Women micro-entrepreneurs break free from poverty in Punjab
Bhagwanpura (Samrala), Sep 4 (IANS/ 101Reporters) Eleven years ago, Charanjit Kaur, then a landless labourer aged 35, was getting increasingly frustrated.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Doctor's killing triggers resignations in Assam tea gardens
Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The tea garden workers and staff in Assam may soon face problems during medical emergencies as several tea garden doctors on Tuesday tendered their resignations.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Junk food diet leaves UK teen deaf and blind
London, Sep 3 (IANS) A teenager in the UK has gone blind and deaf after living off a diet of chips, crisps and sausages for up to a decade in a case believed to be the first of its kind in the country.
2019-09-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Tribal MP village paints sorry picture of apathy
Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 3 (IANS/ 101Reporters) Article 21A of the Indian Constitution mandates that all children between the age of six and fourteen be provided with free and compulsory education. However, in Kheda Buj village in Madhya Pradeshs Neemuch district, children of about 50 tribal families are being denied this fundamental right for four years.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Australian woman sues neighbours over barbecue use
Canberra, Sep 3 (IANS) An Australian woman has tried to stop her neighbours from using their barbecues by suing them in court, a media report said on Tuesday.
2019-09-03
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Now, borrow pots, spoons from Utensils Bank of Goa
Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Goans need not buy extra utensils to prepare large quantities of modak, a sweet dumpling served in Hindu households, for friends and family during Ganesh Chaturthi.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Tourism hit as uncertainty looms large in post-370 Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 2 (IANS) Forty-seven-year-old Mohammad Sultan is a worried man. The Srinagar taxi owner bought a brand new Toyota Crysta car for Rs 19 lakh, exclusively for tourists right at the start of the Amarnath Yatra in July. He hoped to do some brisk business at the tourist taxi stand on the boulevard road. He paid Rs 10 lakh from his pocket and took a bank loan of another nine lakh. Little did he know that all his hopes would be dashed to the ground right in the middle of a thriving tourism season. For just when Amarnath yatra had peaked, the news of scrapping of Article 370 came as a bolt from the blue bringing Kashmir to a halt and its economy.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Pet rooster kills elderly Australian woman
Canberra, Sep 2 (IANS) An elderly woman in Australia was killed by her pet rooster while she was collecting eggs from a chicken coop, media reports said on Monday.
2019-09-02
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Bihar man gives triple talaq for dowry, held
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) The police arrested a man on Saturday for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife over dowry.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Raj teacher books chopper to return home after retirement
Jaipur, Aug 30 (IANS) A school teacher in Rajasthan is all set to fly back to his home from work in a helicopter on his retirement day on Saturday.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
MP: Ration delivered to elderly, helpless people's homes
Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 30 (IANS) In an act of kindness, a ration distributor in Madhya Pradesh has been delivering goods to elderly and helpless people's houses.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
IPS officer composes poems on Constitution
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Delhi Police Special Commissioner Sunil Kumar Gautam has been honoured by Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his collection of poems based on the Constitution.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Health warnings on each cigarette may help reduce smoking
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, says a new research.
2019-08-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Discovering India through food, says chef Ratnani
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Celebrated masterchef Vicky Ratnani on Thursday said he is discovering India through food.
2019-08-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
US race car driver killed in high-speed crash
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) US race car driver Jessi Combs, dubbed the "fastest woman on four wheels" after she set a record with a jet-powered car, has died in a crash while attempting to set a new land speed record, officials said.
2019-08-29
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Overweight Nepal Army officers lose benefits
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) The Nepali Army has taken action against seven of its officers after they failed to lose weight, a media report said.
2019-08-29
Category: International, Nepal,Human Interest/Society
Sale of bananas banned at Lucknow railway station
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) Railway authorities in Lucknow seem to have gone bananas over cleanliness. Believing that banana peels spread filth, authorities have banned the sale of the fruit at the Charbagh Railway Station.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
MP students forced to wash utensils with dirty water
Sagar, Aug 27 (IANS) Students of a Madhya Pradesh primary school in the Makroniya area of the Sagar district are forced to wash their mid-day meal plates in a pit of dirty water.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
When India's first woman DGP sought forgiveness (IANS Exclusive)
Dehradun, Aug 27 (IANS) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who created history as India's first woman Director General of Police (DGP), died earlier this week after a brief illness. Her memories, however, still live with people.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
When India's first woman DGP asked forgiveness (IANS Exclusive)
Dehradun, Aug 27 (IANS) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who created history as India's first woman Director General of Police (DGP), died earlier this week after a brief illness. Her memories, however, still live with people.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
IIT-Mumbai graduate takes up Group D railway job
Ranchi, Aug 27 (IANS) In era of lucrative private jobs, an IITian has preferred to join the Group D government job in Railways.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
AAI, TFS brew options for SHI people at Chennai airport
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Extending a helping hand to the speech and hearing impaired (SHI) people, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Travel Food Services (TFS) have come together to set up Coffee Box at the Chennai International Airport.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
NBA protests demanding rehabilitation of MP villages
Bhopal, Aug 27 (IANS) With continuing rain in Madhya Pradesh and increasing water levels in the Sardar Sarovar Dam having affected thousands of villages along the Narmada river on the Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh border, the Narmada Bachao Andolan has started the Narmada Chunauti Satyagrah.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Rajasthan cop 'bribery' viral video embarrasses police
Jaipur, Aug 27 (IANS) Rajasthan Police has asked all its personnel to maintain their uniform's dignity after after a pre-wedding video shoot showing a police officer on duty being 'bribed' by his bride-to-be went viral on Youtube, leaving senior officers embarrassed.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
India's first woman DGP passes away in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who created history as India's first women Director General of Police (DGP), has died here after a brief illness, official said here on Tuesday. She was 72.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Shimla's Town Hall again cries for attention
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) Nearly a year after the British-era past was reconstructed from the debris of the old with the Asian Development Bank funding of Rs 8 crore, the issue of Town Hall's possession has been caught in a legal battle. It now cries for attention with regard to its upkeep.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society