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Differently-abled man boosts 'Self-reliant India' initiative (IANS Special)

Varanasi |Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST

Nearly 17 years ago Jitendra Verma, a differently-abled resident of Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modis parliamentary constituency, was paralysed below the waist after he fell from the roof but h

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1% of humanity affected by forced displacement: UNHCR

Geneva |Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST

Forced displacement is now affecting more than 1 per cent of humanity, or one in every 97 people, aa latest report from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) revealed on Thursday.

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Life is so fragile; think, plan, look after each other: Author Vish Dhamija

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

Life is so fragile that even a virus could bring the world to its knees, says London-based author of Indian-origin Vish Dhamija who has eight works of crime-fiction to his credit in the last decade, b

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Why women are less responsible for greenhouse gas emissions than men

Wellington |Thursday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST

Women use more diverse modes of travel and generate lower greenhouse gas than men, despite men being more than twice as likely to travel by bike, say researchers.

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Superstitions galore: Now, 'Corona Devi' emerges in Bihar

Patna |Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST

Amid the global pandemic in Bihar, 'Corona Devi' has emerged as a goddess for village women who believe it would rid them of the corona infection.

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UP artisans look forward to Mati Kala centres

Lucknow |Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST

Skilled workers who earn their livelihood through pottery will benefit from the initiative of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, according to which a Micro Mati Kala Common Facility Centre

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How the cyclone 'Nisarga' was named

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST

A week after cyclone 'Amphan' wreaked havoc in West Bengal, the country is now bracing to face another cyclone which is headed towards the coastline of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

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Brands adopt new ways to woo customers back and restart operations

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

Consumer companies like Titan, Aditya Birla Fashion, Westlife, Future Lifestyle, Jubilant Foodworks, PVR and Inox are adopting new ways to woo back the consumers to the stores.

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Labourers find pot of ancient coins in UP district

Lakhimpur (UP) |Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST

A group of labourers, digging for a brick kiln, has found a metal pot full of coins, believed to be dating back to the Mughal-era.

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Global warming reaches ocean depths, threatens deep-sea life

Sydney |Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST

Even though the deeper layers of the ocean are warming at a slower pace than the surface, animals living in the deep ocean are more exposed to climate warming and will face increasing challenges to ma

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Sanitizing lanes, places of worship, doing her bit in Covid times

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST

After Imran Saifi hit the headlines earlier this month when she was seen sanitizing places of worship in Delhi, it is now Uzma Syed Parveen who has taken up the task in Lucknow.

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'Human development on course to decline after 30 yrs'

United Nations |Thursday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST

Global human development, which can be measured as a combination of the world's education, health and living standards, could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in 1

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