Wednesday, September 29, 2021


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PM Modi to bring home 157 artefacts, antiquities from US

  As many as 157 artefacts and antiquities, including a bronze statue of Nataraja from the 12th CE and a copper anthropomorphic object from 2000...

Telly monolith in the making: ZEE to merge with Sony

  Financially troubled Zee Entertainment Enterprises will merge with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) in what will create country's largest entertainment and media entity with...
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WATCH: Indore influencer dances on road for video, booked by police

  A woman who was filmed running across the road to dance at a busy intersection in Indore, Madhya Pradesh has landed in trouble for...

Northern India faces the highest levels of air pollution in the world

  A study by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) has found that 480 million people in northern India face the...

Green India Challenge launches Seed Ganesha initiative

  Green India Challenge led by Rajya Sabha member Joginipally Santosh Kumar launched a unique initiative- Seed Ganesha. With Ganesh Chathurthi round the corner, the...
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Assam flood situation worsening with death toll rising

  The monsoon flood situation in Assam further deteriorated on Wednesday with now over 6.47 lakh people affected in 22 of the state's 34 districts,...

Madikeri hills witness Neelakurinji bloom after 12 years

  The hills of Coorg are beginning to break out in blue. For those who are familiar with the hills in Madikeri bathed in a dreamy...
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Agarbattis made with Tirupati temple blossoms for sale

  Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the custodian of the world-renowned Lord Venkateswara Swamy temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, on Monday said incense sticks (agarbattis)...
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IIT-M develops India’s first motorised wheelchair vehicle

  This week, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) announced the development of India's first indigenous motorised wheelchair vehicle that can be used not...
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Keralites consumed Rs 750 crore worth of liquor this Onam

  The raging pandemic did not matter to tipplers in Kerala as they gulped down a record Rs 750 crore (about $139 million AUD) worth...

India to facilitate repatriation of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus

  India is in constant touch with the representatives of Afghan Sikh and Hindu communities and will facilitate repatriation to India of those who wish...
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Indian flag: How many of these facts did you know?

History The Indian flag has been in its present form since 1947. It served as the national flag of the Dominion of India from 15...
Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (left) and boxer Lovlina Borgohain (right).

‘Northeast Indians only visible when they wear a medal’

  Why is it that when athletes from Northeast India win medals, India celebrates them, but once the sporting events pass and the fervour dies down, the...

Shiva lingams in the desert

108 Shiva lingams have cropped up on the desert sands of Pushkar in Rajasthan, in the ongoing Hindu holy month of Sharvan. These are the...
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Sharan Shetty wins big at iPhone Photography Awards 2021

  Indian amateur photographer Sharan Shetty has won 'First Place Photographer of the Year' at the annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) for his image titled...
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Crime Patrol’s Annup Sonii is now a certified crime investigator

  Actor Annup Sonii, who has been hosting Sony TV’s popular show Crime Patrol for the last 11 years, is now a certified crime scene...
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Indian woman photojournalist makes it to the MET

  Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) commonly known by her pseudonym 'Dalda 13' and India's first woman press photographer among 120 trailblazing photographers from over 20 countries...
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Indian designers debut at Paris Haute Couture Week 2021

  There may be many heavyweights in the Indian fashion fraternity, but not everyone gets an invite to showcase their collection at Paris Haute Couture...
Raj Kundra arrested for making and publishing porn content

Raj Kundra arrested for ‘making’, ‘publishing’ porn content

  In a major swoop, the Mumbai Police late on Monday arrested businessman Raj Kundra -- husband of Bollywood actor and model Shilpa Shetty --...
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Tributes pour in for star Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui

  After news about the death of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui emerged this past week, tributes have poured in from around the world memorializing his...
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India’s dilemma on restricting coal use while supporting millions depending on it

  India is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and its transition to a low-carbon economy is crucial to meeting the goals of the...

WATCH: Kid asks people to wear masks in crowded Dharamshala market

  Wondering how people in India are taking the pandemic after the second wave? This video on Reddit shows a young boy in the middle of...
PM Narendra Modi's newly reshuffled Cabinet.

Details of Modi’s newly reshuffled Cabinet

  36 new ministers took oath on Wednesday evening in the first reshuffle in the second term of the Modi government. The induction of 43...
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One mango tree having 121 varieties of the fruit

  Saharanpur, a district mainly known for its hand carved furniture, has now become famous for something else; a unique mango tree that has 121...
Spider species names after Tukaram Omble

New spider species named after 26/11 martyr who caught Pakistani terrorist

  As a poignant gesture, a group of naturalists have named a new spider species discovered in Kalyan, Thane, in memory of the 26/11 Martyr,...
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Aussie hip-hop artist’s Twitter account restricted in India

  Amid the row over delay in complying with the new IT (intermediary) rules, Twitter has restricted four accounts in India -- including that of...
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WATCH: Have you heard about Instagram’s “Dancing Dadi”?

  Meet 62 year old Ravi Bala Sharma aka "Dancing Dadi", a lover of dance, Bollywood, and most importantly, spreading joy. Earlier this month, she took...
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Tibetan Plateau inhabited by humans 5,000 years ago: Archaeological evidence

  Few parts of the world would seem as inhospitable to humans as the highlands of the Tibetan Plateau, near the Himalayas. Archaeologists have long...
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WATCH: Indian ambulance driver celebrates COVID recovery

  Earlier this month, ambulance driver Kumara found himself in a terrifying position: fighting off a critical case of COVID with no beds available in...
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Police arrest two men connected with drug deliveries to Australia

  Following the arrest of a Chennai resident last week for attempting to ship 10.2 kg of cocaine to Sydney, Chandigarh Police have arrested two...


Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

  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 death...
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