Jharkhand to develop defunct mines as tourist spots

New Delhi, June 9 : Jharkhand’s tourism department said on Thursday it is working to develop the closed and abandoned mines in the state into active tourist destinations. “Mining tourism is to be developed following best practices from other parts of the world,” said a statement from the department, citing Director (tourism) Prasad Krishna Waghmare. […]

Don’t understand environment ministry’s lust for killing animals: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, June 9 : Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday accused Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar of encouraging a regime of “killing animals” across the country. However, Javadekar defended his ministry and said that “such permissions are given on the recommendation of state governments”. Maneka Gandhi also said that she could […]

A memorial to celebrate the Bangladesh Liberation War

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, June 9 : A war museum, hillocks, verdant valleys, lake, plants, sculptures — this is not just a park but much more than that. Welcome to the Bharat-Bangladesh Maitri Udyan built on a 20- hectare land in Chottakhola to commemorate the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh. Developed by the Tripura government, […]

Key Indian equity indices trade in red during afternoon session

Mumbai : Key Indian equity market indices were trading in the red during the afternoon session on Thursday as technology related stocks plunged. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE was trading 212 points or 0.78 percent lower during the afternoon session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also […]

Environment ministry fostering a regime of killing animals: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, June 9 : Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday accused Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar of encouraging a regime of “killing animals” across the country. “Environment ministry is writing to every state, asking which animal should be killed and that they will give permission for it,” said Gandhi, a well-known […]