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Rain gods force PM to abandon Varanasi yatra once again

Heavy rainfall and electrocution of a worker at the venue of his public meeting in Varanasi on Thursday forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency for the......

Arsenic danger: Bengal villages may have solution at last

A health catastrophe more devastating than the Bhopal gas tragedy and the Chernobyl nuclear tragedy has unfolded in West Bengal, warns a new scientific report.But a simple project to provide......

Why India should be worried even though tiger numbers are up

Image: An Indian Royal Bengal tiger at the South Khairbari nature park near Siliguri. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters   'We are rushing to 'develop' without carefully valuing natural......

Tension with India is the best distraction for Pakistan

'The incidents have remained confined to the paramilitary forces on both sides with both the armies scrupulously avoiding getting involved.' 'While this incident has been going on, the LoC has been......

Danger in the hills

Extensive anthropogenic interference, as part of developmental activities, is a significant factor that increases this hazard manifold. As a result, the landscape in the Himalayan, north-eastern......

A young man's crusade to light up a remote Odisha village

Against all odds, the young and determined Varun Sharma has taken up the responsibility to bring electricity, education and empowerment to a remote tribal village in Odisha, says Manu A B.......

Modi's IT plans suffer from power cuts, congestion and monkeys!

Bringing some order to India's chaotic cities with technology is a daunting task.  Image: Varanasi is home to hundreds of macaque monkeys. Photograph: Parth Sanyal/Reuters     As......

Rail freight corridors to get more money

With work on the railways’ dedicated freight corridors set to pick up, the government is likely to increase budgetary allocation to the project in 2012-13. A good portion of the enhanced......

Tatas, Essar race with foreign cos for freight corridor

After years of planning, the 3,300-km Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) is finally on the horizon, with Indian and global construction companies vying for around Rs 12,000 crore (Rs 120 billion)......

Kolkata leaves Calcutta behind

How do you spot change (not in outward look but in the way people think and feel) in a place with which you are over-familiar, having grown up there? By revisiting it after a gap.Mixed with the joy......

'I wasn't very comfortable being known only as Aamir Khan's wife'

Looking pretty in her orange kurta, Kiran Rao is ready to give her final interview for the day.  The debutante director puts on a big smile, and settles down to answer questions about Dhobi......
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Springs of life

Springheads, the point where springs emerge, are to be treated carefully so that people using the waters do not cause pollution or damage. By S.... ...
Pampa pollution quite alarming, says report

The PCB has reported to the Kerala High Court that the daily monitoring of water quality of the Pampa has shown very high concentration of coliform... ...
Malyabanta fest celebrates tribals colourful life

lyabanta festival is observed tentatively from November 21 to 25 for five days in Koraput town. 61 per cent of the district's population is... ...
The making of a city

Desamante matti kaadoyi, desamante manushuloyi (A country is not made of land; a country is made of its people) are lines from Telugu patriotic... ...
Ponds choke with garbage, construction

The narrow lanes and concrete jungle that is Howrah once hid an oasis or two that helped maintain ecological balance besides being good catchment... ...

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