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Clean Ganga project has a long way to go

'There will always be hiccups given that the Namami Gange programme is spread over different sectors and involves several agencies.' IMAGE: The Ganges in Varanasi. Photograph: Kind courtesy......

Don't be on wrong side of history: Farmers to panel members

Members of the committee appointed by the Supreme Court to resolve farm laws deadlock should follow the suit of Bhupinder Singh Mann and not be on the "wrong side of history", a farmers' union said......

India celebrates Lohri, gears up for Makar Sankranti

The festival of Lohri was celebrated with traditional fervour in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Wednesday.   IMAGE: Students from Shahzada Nand College, wearing traditional Punjabi attire,......

Construction of new Parliament building to start on Jan 15

The construction of new Parliament building will start on January 15 as it is considered auspicious for work to commence on the day of first dawn after 'Makar Sankranti', sources said on Wednesday.......

COVID-19 vaccination drive to start in India on Jan 16

India will launch its COVID-19 vaccination drive from January 16 in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the world's largest inoculation programme with priority to be given to nearly three......

When Jeff Bezos flew a kite in India

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who landed in India on Tuesday, immediately got into the festive spirit across the country by flying a kite, a feature of Makar Sankranti festival celebrated across western......

Melas, rallies and the problem of unemployment

If everyone had decent meaningful jobs, the rally maidans would be largely empty and, save for the Akhara babas and curious foreigners and the devout senior citizens, not very many would spare time......

Welcome to India's biggest junkyard mela

Images from the Bhanga Mela, India's only e-waste market.Text and photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar For centuries Mandir bazaar, a nondescript locality about 80 kilometres south of Kolkata, has been......

Rajan's rate-cut message to Modi: Now fix the budget

The central bank is not statutorily independent from the government, but it enjoys broad autonomy in setting monetary policy.  Image: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (L) and RBI Governor......

Sikka meets Modi; dedicates $250 mn to innovate in India

Infosys chief executive officer Vishal Sikka on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disclosed that his company will spend $250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in......

Will Rajamouli's RRR release on schedule?

IMAGE: Alia Bhatt in RRR. Photograph: Kind courtesy Alia Bhatt/Instagram S S Rajamouli's post-Baahubali opus, RRR, is finding its progress fettered by the pandemic. While Rajamouli is adamant......

Mark your HOLIDAYS with these BIG MOVIE RELEASES

Holidays have always attracted Bollywood blockbusters and 2021 is no different. Theatres are yet to start screening of films ever since the occupancy rule was changed back to 100 percent, but plans......

Sarah Jane flies a kite!

Athiya plays with balloons...Mouni explores Dubai... Photograph: Kind courtesy Sarah Jane Dias/Instagram Sarah Jane Dias knows the perfect way to promote her Web series Tandav on Makar Sankranti.......

Stars celebrate Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal

Bollywood got together on social media to celebrate the year's first festivals, Lohri, Pongal and Makar Sankranti. They wished their fans and posted celebratory pictures.   Photograph: Kind......

Aamir Khan celebrates Makar Sankranti

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities. Celebrities turned to Twitter and wished their fans celebrating the Pongal, Bihu, Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan......
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