Gulmohar trip turned to be fatal for Delhi family

New Delhi, June 25 : A plan for a summer vacation in the cooler climes of Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg happened to be be fatal for Pusa Institute of Technology lecturer Jayant Andraskar, his wife and two daughters as they plunged to their deaths when a tree uprooted by strong winds sent their cable car […]

Medicos exhibit their passion for the lens

Kolkata, June 25 : A cheetah pouncing on an antelope in the wilds of Africa, or two tigers displaying their fondness for each other in a National Park in India – these are among a series of rare moments frozen with the camera by some renowned medicos struck by wanderlust that adorn an exhibition here. […]

Muslims in Southeast Asia mark end of Ramadan

Jakarta, June 25 : Millions of people across Southeast Asia on Sunday celebrated the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei joined in the holiday celebrations that began with a morning ceremony, reports Efe news. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, accompanied by First Lady Iriana, took part in the […]

Modi lauds villages for becoming free of open defecation

New Delhi, June 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised two villages in Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh for taking initiatives to make themselves free of open defecation and setting an example for others under the ‘Swachh Bharat’ movement. In the 33rd edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’, Modi mentioned […]

Modi greets nation on Ramzan, Jagannath Yatra

New Delhi, June 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ramzan and Jagannath Yatra, saying that diversity is the country’s uniqueness and its strength. In the 33rd edition of his monthly radio broadcast programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said that Jagannath is lord of the poor. “Lord […]

Engineer develops drone capable of planting 1bn trees

Canberra, June 25 : An Australian engineer has revealed a plan to combat deforestation by developing drones capable of planting one billion trees every year. Susan Graham revealed on Sunday that she had developed a drone capable of scanning the land for ideal places to grow trees then launch seeds into the soil, reports Xinhua […]