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Ramlila with wooden puppets in Varanasi this year

Varanasi (UP) |Thursday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST

The world famous Ramlila in Varanasi will not be held this year due to the pandemic but the tradition will not be broken either.

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Of Shelley, Covid and bringing Italy and India closer (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST

Percy Bysshe Shelley was a poet of the Romantic era who had inspired Mahatma Gandhi. Now, his 'Ode To The West Wind' written two centuries ago, Covid-19, an Italian director and an Indian producer hav

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Wildlife population declined by 68% since 1970: WWF

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST

Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds' decline in less than half a century. This has contributed to environmental degradation, leading

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2,500-year-old intact coffins discovered in Egypt

Cairo |Monday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST

Egyptian authorities announced the discovery of a collection of more than 13 intact sealed coffins dating back to 2,500 years ago.

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'Phulkari' transposes you into dream world of Punjabi embroidery (Book Review)

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST

Close your eyes, utter the word 'Phulkari' and you will be instantly propelled into a VIBGYOR world of Punjabi embroidery that formed an integral part of a woman's trousseau, work on which began virtu

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'Resurgence in nature due to coronavirus will push conservation' (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST

Coronavirus might have given nature a break in the sense that people are increasingly staying at home, thus bringing down pollution levels, but sustainability needs to be ingrained into our planning D

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Tendulkar bats for children's health along with Mumbai hospital

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST

Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been making contributions for helping people during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Besides making donations towards the PM-CARES Fund and Chief Minister

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Now public poll in tribal dialects in Maoist-hit areas

New Delhi/Raipur |Tuesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST

A public opinion poll in native languages of Chhattisgarh is being held to seek a people's solution to the ongoing Maoist violence in central India.

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'Together' building a connected world to overcome loneliness (Book Review)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST

At a time of social distancing forced by the coronavirus pandemic, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cope with loneliness. But then, loneliness was not an unknown phenomenon in the pre-Covid wo

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Potatoes growing at high altitude in Himachal to get global attention

Shimla |Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST

Farmers in tiny hamlets dotted over Himalayan peaks of the landlocked Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh are not in high spirits amid the pandemic with government plans to promote contract farming of t

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'The Pink Line' combines memoir and in-depth study on gay rights (Book Review)

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST

Journalist, commentator and essayist, Mark Gevisser says he likes the word "queer" because of its "double valence". As well as having been "reappropriated by people across the world to describe themse

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Key to fitness lies in mind (Book Review)

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 10:45:10 PM IST

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has been repeatedly stressing on the need for sportspersons to stay fit and competitive.

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