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Aussie hip-hop artist’s Twitter account restricted in India

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  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”?

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  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...
Tibetan Plateau

Tibetan Plateau inhabited by humans 5,000 years ago: Archaeological evidence

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  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

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  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

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  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...
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WATCH: “Butter chicken cake” surprises social media users

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  We love butter chicken and we love cake... but can we love a butter chicken cake? Our personal feelings aside, YouTube's Sideserf Cake Studio...
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Indian man arrested for trying to ship 10.2kg of cocaine to Sydney

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  An Indian man was arrested last week after attempting to send over 10 kilograms of cocaine, valued at around Rs 100 crore, to Sydney...
Indian farmers’ strike continues in the shadow of COVID-19

Indian farmers’ strike continues in the shadow of COVID-19

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  In what is believed to be the biggest protest in history, in late November 2020 farmers from across India drove 200,000 trolleys and tractors towards...
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Charging Indians for COVID vaccines is bad, letting vaccine producers charge what they like...

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  Countries around the world are racing against time to vaccinate their populations against the coronavirus. But India has thus far been a poor performer, with...
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WATCH: Indian healthcare workers sing “Hum honge kaamyaab”

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  In this heart-warming video from a hospital in Bidar, Karnataka, watch these Indian healthcare workers go up and beyond their line of duty. Armed with...
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Providing critical care for the elderly during COVID-19

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  Much has been said and written about the shortage of hospital beds and oxygen as India continues its devastating battle with a relentless second...
asiatic lions test positive for COVID-19 in Hyderabad zoo

Asiatic lions test positive for COVID at Hyderabad Zoo

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  Eight Asiatic lions at the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) in Hyderabad have tested COVID-19 positive, in what is believed to be the first case...
Israel's first consignment of oxygen generators arrives in Delhi.

Israel’s first consignment of oxygen generators arrives in Delhi

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  The first consignment of oxygen generators and concentrators from Israel arrived in Delhi yesterday, as the Benjamin Netanyahu-led government there extended its strong support...
Goa's Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Indian states declare journalists as frontline workers

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  Journalists working in Goa will be designated as frontline workers and will be vaccinated against Covid-19 soon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said today. "We have...
The Covid Care beds deployed by the Indian Railways. Source: IANS

Railways deploy 2,670 Covid Care beds at railway stations

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  The Indian Railways has deployed 2,670 Covid Care beds at nine railway stations across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. "Swiftly meeting the state...
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India simplifies process for re-issue of OCI Cards

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  In a decision which is expected to significantly ease the process for re-issue of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards, the Central government has...
In 2021, Gautam Adani made more money thanElon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Adani made more money than Bezos and Musk in 2021

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  Forbes' released its 35th Annual World's Billionaires List and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has been listed as India's richest billionaire with a net...
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WATCH: Medical students dance to ‘Rasputin’ after class

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  Completing five years of medical school is no easy task, so if there was going to be anyone who mastered how to blow off...
These teachers and school kids gave the Hyderabad lake a new lease on life.

How two teachers helped their students revive a dying Hyderabad lake

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  AT A GLANCE On a school trip to Meedi Kunta lake in Hyderabad, students of Fountainhead Global School dicscovered it was in its dying...
Chhavi Rajawat at the World Economic Forum.

MBA-turned-sarpanch brings winds of change in Rajasthan village

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  Chhavi Rajawat, the youngest sarpanch in India, has been scripting a success story by bringing winds of change in her ancestral village of Soda...
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WATCH: In conversation with Youtube star Yashraj Mukhate

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  If you haven't been living under a rock for the last few months you have probably heard of Yashraj Mukhate --the music producer who...

WATCH: Indian cop stops motorcyclist for the nicest reason

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  Most folks tend to shrivel up inside when they see cops signalling them to stop on the road, and understandably so. But this video...
An aerial view of old Delhi.

Delhi most polluted capital in the world for three years straight: Report

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  Delhi has been ranked as the most polluted capital city globally, according to a report released on Tuesday. The 'World Air Quality Report, 2020', prepared...
The free dialysis centre in Delhi's Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Source: @mssirsa/Twitter

Free-of-charge dialysis hospital at Delhi’s Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

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  A 101-bedded dedicated free-of-charge kidney dialysis centre is up and running at the premises of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi. The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara...
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Women in Business 2021 report: India ahead of global average  

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India ranks third in the world for women working in senior management positions, according to the Women in Business 2021 report by global accounting...
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Infosys, Accenture to pay for vaccination of their staff

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  Global software majors Infosys and Accenture have announced that they will pay for the vaccination of their employees. "We will cover the vaccination cost for...
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Farmers’ protests aren’t new in India

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  Hundreds of thousands of farmers have been protesting in India since September last year in what has become the largest farmers protest in India’s...
Chandra Shekhar Aazad of the Bhim Army

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad in TIME’s emerging leaders list

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  Five Indian-origin personalities, including Chandra Shekhar Aazad of the Bhim Army, are part of the TIME magazines annual list of 100 "emerging leaders". The 2021...

YouTube blocks music videos related to farmer protests

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  Google-owned YouTube has blocked a music video by famous Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal titled 'Ailaan' that was related to the farmer protests and raked...

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Over 150 missing, 10 bodies recovered

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  Nearly 150 people are missing or "feared dead" as a sudden flood inundated a power project at Reni village in Joshimath area of Uttarakhand's...

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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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...

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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

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  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...
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REVIEW: Skater Girl (Netflix)

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  Director Manjari Makijany is best known for her award-winning short films; however, her debut feature film Skater Girl on Netflix is a fictitious yet...
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Scottish graveyard in Kolkata reveals the untold stories of colonial women...

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  When I was a child growing up in Kolkata, I would hear stories about the European colonisation of Bengal – the precolonial name of...
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Stopping family violence: Call out disrespect

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  Some mistakes often start small but if left unrectified, soon become a bigger problem. Harinder Kaur, the co-founder of the Harman foundation, whose mission...