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India’s COVID vaccination drive begins in Delhi

  With the world's biggest vaccination drive slated to roll out across India from January 16, the Delhi government has announced that it has made...

All-women crew pilot India’s longest commercial flight

  National carrier Air India operated its first flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru on Saturday and according to a statement the flight was operated...
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Women take lead roles in India’s farmers’ protest

  As temperatures plummet, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children continue to spend bone-chilling days and nights in makeshift shelters across multiple protest sites encircling...
Harpreet Singh Mattu inside his container truck. Punjab farmer turns truck into makeshift home.

Punjab farmer turns truck into home at Singhu border

  As the face-off between the farmers and government over new farm laws await a breakthrough, the onslaught of biting cold wave accompanied by thunderstorms...
India's permanent diplomat to the United Nations T S Tirumurti at the flag installation ceremony. Source: IANS

‘Proud moment’: India begins 2 year stint at UN Security Council

  India kicked off its two year tenure as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) with the country's tricolour being installed at...
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Assam youth converts old TV sets to homes for stray dogs

  Assam's Abhijit Dowarah has put his love for animals into action, taking on the initiative to create makeshift kennels from old TV sets for...
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21 year old Arya Rajendran elected mayor of Thiruvananthapuram

  Arya Rajendran, the 21 year old Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) councillor from Mudavanmugal, has been sworn in as the new Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram...

Trump awards Legion of Merit to Modi, Morrison and Abe

US President Donald Trump has presented America's highest military decoration, The Legion of Merit, to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott...

1,000-year old Shiva temple in Maharashtra to be revamped

  After nearly 10 centuries, the striking Shiva temple in the Ambernath town in Maharashtra is poised for a huge makeover with several world-class facilities...
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Indian whiskey Blenders Pride wins 3 international awards

  Seagram's Blenders Pride, an Indian whisky by Pernod Richard, has won awards at three prestigious spirits competitions - Gold Award at Monde Selection 2020,...
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Muslim businessman donates land worth Rs 1 crore to temple

  Seeing devotees struggle to pray to their favourite deity, a Muslim businessman has donated a plot valued around Rs 1 crore to Sri Veeranjaneya...

Walmart to export $10Bn India-made goods each year by 2027

  Walmart on Thursday announced that it will triple its exports of goods from India to $10 billion each year by 2027. In a statement, Walmart...
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India’s Bira 91 scores big at European Beer Challenge 2020

  Indian beer brand Bira 91 has won five medals across categories at the European Beer Challenge 2020. The Bira 91 Indian Pale, an ode to...
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Nepal reveals revised height of Mt Everest

  The Nepal government this week revealed that the revised height of mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, is 8,848.86 metres. The announcement was...

British Indian couple among 1st in world to receive COVID vaccine

  As UK began one of the largest vaccination drives, an Indian-origin couple in their 80s became one of the first few people to receive...

Punjab-born Raj Chouhan elected Speaker in British Columbia

  Punjab-born Raj Chouhan took oath as the Speaker of British Columbia, Canada, becoming the first Indian to occupy this post anywhere outside of India. Chouhan,...

Over 400 hospitalised in Andhra’s Eluru town with mystery disease

  A team of medical and health experts rushed to Andhra Pradesh's Eluru town after 227 people were hospitalised over the weekend with symptoms resembling...

US post office to be named after slain Sikh police officer

  A post office in the US city Houston will be named after Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, the first Sikh Deputy in Texas's Harris County who...
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On 11th day, Singhu protest site turns into ‘Mini Punjab’

  The agitation of the farmers from Haryana and Punjab at Singhu border, demanding the withdrawal of the newly passed farm laws by the Central...

Dec 8 Bharat Bandh

  Farmers and trade unions from more than 12 states, including whole northern India, have so far extended their support for the 'Bharat Bandh' call...
Rare pangolin rescued near Agra.

Rare pangolin rescued near Agra

  A rare and endangered Indian pangolin was rescued by Wildlife SOS after it was seen wandering across a field in Bichpuri village, around 10...
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Delhi govt’s decision to engage final year students on COVID duties draws flak

  An association of resident doctors in Delhi has expressed discontent with the Delhi government's latest order to deploy undergraduate MBBS (medicine) and BDS (dentistry)...

26/11 attacks: 50% justice done, Pak yet to act

  As India solemnly marks the 12th anniversary of the dastardly terror strikes by 10-heavily armed Pakistani mercenaries on Nov. 26, 2008, full justice eludes...

More foreign couples adopting girls from UP

  More and more girl children are now being adopted by childless couples from other countries and officials in Uttar Pradesh attribute this trend to...
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PM Modi: ‘Frontline workers will be first to get Covid vaccine’

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that health and frontline workers will get priority when it comes to getting the Covid vaccine when it...
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India’s Pilibhit Reserve gets global award for doubling tiger population

  The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the Uttar Pradesh Forest department have bagged the first-ever international award, TX2, for doubling the number of tigers...
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India has caught only 2 of 72 fugitive scamsters in 5 years: RTI

  In a candid admission, the Centre has stated that of the 72 absconding economic offenders, the government has managed to bring in only two...
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Indian medics condemn move allowing Ayurveda docs to perform surgery

  The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has strongly condemned the recent move by the Central government which will allow post-graduate scholars of Ayurveda to formally...

Professor claims that China used microwave weapons against Indian soldiers

On Tuesday, British daily The Times reported that China’s military used microwave weapons to force Indian troops to retreat during a months-long border standoff...
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5 popular board games that originated in India

  When you force your kids to ditch the Playstation/Xbox and play a simple game of Snakes and Ladders or Ludo, are you aware that...


Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

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AUSvIND: Battered India pull off greatest Test series win of all...

  Ten first-choice players unavailable or injured for at least part of the series, including the talismanic captain who happens to be the best player....
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Candid convos caught by stump mics

  A lot of the time cheeky stump mics catch candid conversations on the pitch that become immortalised on Youtube. Here are some of those...
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WATCH: Pujara puts his body on the line at the Gabba

  A battered and bruised Indian cricket team is soldiering on as the final day of the 4th cricket test match goes to a thrilling...