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Babul Supriyo Injured in Bike Accident

New Delhi : Union Minister Babul Supriyo met with a mishap close South-West Delhi's Subroto Park while he was going to Indira Gandhi International Airport on a bike on Friday evening. Mr. Supriyo, who is the Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, endured minor wounds. Mr. Supriyo is now out of danger, said his personal...

Nirav Gate: PNB Scam And Nuptial Knots

Mumbai: India’s richest couple and Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani’s son Akash Ambani is reportedly getting married and his would be bride’s name is Shloka Mehta. Shloka is the daughter of Russel and Mona Mehta. The Mehtas own world’s largest diamond trading company, the ‘Rosy Blue Diamonds’. Engagement ceremony of Akash and Shloka will be held in Mumbai...

Lessons For India On Why Israel Shows The Way In Innovation

New Delhi (PTI): India and Israel both survive in a very hostile neighbourhood and with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to the Jewish country, the two democracies are seeing a new high in relations. The one big lesson India needs to learn from Israel is to rise again from failures. Israel is also referred to as a 'start-up nation'. Modi...

Poachers Remain A Threat To Tiger Conservation: Vardhan

New Delhi(PTI): Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today said India is still battling with poachers to conserve tigers in the country, but expressed hope that with collective effort, the number of big cats in the country would be doubled in the next five years. India is currently home to 70 per cent of the world's tiger population in over 17 states and...

Pallav Bagla Bags Indira Gandhi Prize For Popularisation Of Science

New Delhi (PTI): Science journalist Pallava Bagla was today awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for popularisation of science. More than a thousand fellows of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) collectively choose once in every three years the best populariser of science in the country. Bagla is the Science Editor with the NDTV and a science columnist with the Press Trust...

Business bodies in Kashmir to boycott meeting with Finance Min

The business fraternity in Kashmir today decided to boycott the pre-budget deliberations to be held by Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu to protest against the government's failure to rehabilitate the flood-affected people and businessmen in the state. "There was a joint meeting of traders associations and it was decided that we will boycott the exercise of the Finance Ministry to hold...

Bhubaneswar, The Cleanest City of India

Bhubaneswar: Already basking in the glory of winning the across the nation Smart City challenge, Bhubaneswar now has another plume on its top in the wake of being pronounced one of the cleanest urban communities in the nation by the Union Urban Development service under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The honor has brought cheers for its nationals. “We got a...

Gayatri Sharaf, Suryamani Khuntia To Receive Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award

Bhubaneswar: Two noted Odia litterateurs namely Gayatri Saraf and Suryamani Khuntia have been selected to receive Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award-2017 for their outstanding literary works. While Sharaf will get the prestigious award for her short story collection ‘Itabhatira Shilpi’, Khuntia will get the coveted award for his translation work ‘Juganta’. ‘Anahata Parampara’, ‘Alokita Andhara’, ‘Barshara Odhana Tale’, ‘Nila Janha ra Jui’...

Humanoid ‘Sophia’ Appeals For Collaborative Co-Existence

Mumbai(PTI): Sophia, a humanoid to be granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia, today appealed humans not to be fearful of machines and pitched for a "collaborative co-existence" in the future. In a 20-minute appearance marred by technical hiccups, Sophia said she was quiet worried about growing intolerance in the world and advised the human race to be "kind" to fellow creatures. This...

Initial Separation Surgery Of Jaga-Balia Begins At AIIMS

New Delhi: A team of 40 super-specialist surgeons anesthetists, including experts from Japan today began separation surgery of conjoined twins Jaga and Balia from Kandhamal district at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Reports said that though the most complicated operation to be conducted in different phases may continue for about 50 hours,...

LPG Connection In Odisha Rises To 62% Households: Dharmendra

Balasore(PTI): Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said LPG connection in Odisha has risen to 62 per cent households from 20 per cent, when the BJP-led NDA came to power at the Centre in 2014. "While LPG connection in Odisha households was only 20 per cent in 2014, now it has risen to 62 per cent as the Narendra Modi...

Pak Taliban Claims It Killed Benazir Bhutto

Islamabad(PTI): The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007, saying it killed her as she allegedly planned to collaborate with the US against the 'mujahideen' if she returned to power, says a book by the banned terror group. "The return of Benazir Bhutto was planned at the behest of the Americans...

Know Your Saree: From Farmer To Weaver To Designer

New Delhi (PTI):  In Ethicus, a fashion brand, the question of 'who you are wearing' is taken with all seriousness. No, not the designer, but the weaver. The weaver, who patiently wove every single thread to create the exquisite saree that the customer flaunts proudly. The brand has a policy for a mandatory label with the weaver's name and photo attached to...

Pratyusha Banerjee Death Case : Parents Seek Rajnath’s Intervention

Mumbai : Expressing disappointment over investigation by Mumbai Police into the demise of TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, her folks have composed a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking an investigation an union agency into the case, police sources said yesterday. The two-page letter, written in Hindi, has asked for the Minister to hand over the investigation into...