Yagya Sharma
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‘Instead of politics, Raj should have focused on…’: Union min on lumpy virus

Arjun Meghwal is a member of Parliament from the Bikaner constituency in the 17th Lok Sabha. The minister's comments came as Rajasthan is battling hard to control the lumpy skin disease in cattle and is the most affected state in the country.

Union minister of State for parliamentary affairs and culture Arjun Ram Meghwal. (ANI)
Union minister of State for parliamentary affairs and culture Arjun Ram Meghwal. (ANI)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 12:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Nikki Haley slams talk show host: 'Proud of my Indian name...you racist'

Sunny Hostin, the host of ABC’s The View commented on Nikki Haley when one of the panelists brought her name into the discussion. Hostin said, “What is her real name?” She then went on to add that some people can be ‘chameleons’ and decide not to embrace one's ethnicity.

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley in Pennsylvania on Thursday, September 8. (AP)
Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley in Pennsylvania on Thursday, September 8. (AP)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 09:33 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Chennai-based Muslim couple donates 1 cr to Tirupati temple

The donations were made by Subeena Banu and Abdul Ghani and include ₹87 lakh in furniture and utensils for the newly built Sri Padmavathi Rest House and a draft for ₹15 lakh for the Sri Venkateswara Anna Prasadam Trust, news agency ANI said.

Picture of the couple at the temple's premises making donation to the trust. (ANI/ Twitter)
Picture of the couple at the temple's premises making donation to the trust. (ANI/ Twitter)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 02:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Onam celebrations in Antarctica: Anand Mahindra calls viral video ‘Outstanding’

With Indian classical music in the background, the clip shows an appealing rangoli at the end with a coconut drawn at the centre. The men captioned their creativity on ice as “Onam @ Antarctica.”

Screengrab of the viral video. (Twitter)
Screengrab of the viral video. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 11:10 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘Staying far no excuse for ignorance’: Srinagar police raps Owaisi

In a tweet, the city police explained that Jamia masjid is “fully open” and only on three instances after Covid restrictions were lifted, the mosque was “temporarily shut” for Friday noon prayers owing to “inputs of terror attack or (to maintain) law and order situation.”

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (PTI)
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 09:18 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

In UP, painter makes skeleton design of Brahmos, aims to spread awareness

The main objective of taking up this challenging task with limited means is to “raise the interest of people in our country” and respect the sacrifice by our defense personnel for the motherland, he explained.

Skeleton design of the Brahmos missile made by a painter in Jaunpur, UP. (ANI/ Twitter)
Skeleton design of the Brahmos missile made by a painter in Jaunpur, UP. (ANI/ Twitter)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 02:02 PM IST

World Peace Day 2022: Theme, when and how is it celebrated?

To commemorate the World Peace day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters in New York City. The Peace Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in June 1954.

Illustration of World peace day. (unrcpd.org)
Illustration of World peace day. (unrcpd.org)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 09:27 AM IST

In UP, wall collapse leaves family of three dead in Deoria

A similar incident was reported from Amethi on Sunday when a woman was killed after a wall of her ‘katcha’ house collapsed following heavy rains.

Visual from the accident site at Deoria, Uttar Pardesh.  (Twitter)
Visual from the accident site at Deoria, Uttar Pardesh.  (Twitter)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 10:33 AM IST

UP man complains about potholes as e-rickshaw overturns right behind him | Watch

The man is seen giving his byte standing near a muddy potholed stretch as he goes on to explain that none from the authority have shown their concern over the issue, adding that e- rickshaws struggle to cross the area on a regular basis.

Screengrab of the viral video of Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. (Twitter)
Screengrab of the viral video of Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. (Twitter)
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 06:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Watch: Bhopal bus conductor asked NCC cadet to pay full fare. He did this.

In the video, when the conductor pushes the cadet he starts punching back and pushes him on to a nearby seat as other passengers looked on helplessly.

Screengrab of the viral video. (Twitter)
Screengrab of the viral video. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 15, 2022 01:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

In Kerala, 25-year-old succumbs to head injuries after accident involving dog

Several people suffered stray dog bites in various parts of the state on Wednesday and on Tuesday night while the Left government in the state was going ahead with various programmes to put an end to the menace.

The Kerala government said all stray dogs will be vaccinated and steps have been initiated to identify hotspots of dog bites.(HT_PRINT)
The Kerala government said all stray dogs will be vaccinated and steps have been initiated to identify hotspots of dog bites.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 09:18 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Final year medical student helps deliver baby in Duronto express, earns praise

The 28-year-old pregnant woman who hails from Srikakulam went into labour when the train was about to reach Anakapalli station. Telangana minister KTR complimented the medical student for her efforts.

Viral image of the medical student along with the family of new born. (Twitter)
Viral image of the medical student along with the family of new born. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 02:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in several states over the next few days. Check here

The weather agency predicted isolated heavy falls and thunderstorms or lightning in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha on Wednesday. East Madhya Pradesh, ghat areas of central Maharashtra, and Konkan along with Goa might experience downpours during the next five days.

With monsoon in its last leg, all talukas in Pune district are now reporting above normal rainfall. (HT FILE PHOTO)
With monsoon in its last leg, all talukas in Pune district are now reporting above normal rainfall. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 01:56 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Roads in Kolkata waterlogged after heavy rainfall | Watch

A video shared by news agency ANI shows visuals from Golf Green and Lake Gardens area of Kolkata in waterlogged condition. Commuters on cycles could be seen facing difficulty in paddling on roads inundated with water.

Screengrab of the video showing waterlogging in Kolkata. (ANI/ Twitter)
Screengrab of the video showing waterlogging in Kolkata. (ANI/ Twitter)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 03:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Video: 12-year-old Kerala boy attacked by street dog

There has been a worrying increase in stray dog attacks in the state, prompting Pinarayi Vijayan government to approach the Supreme Court for permission to kill rabid and violent dogs. The state government has also announced a month-long drive to resolve this problem.

Videograb of the dog attack at Kozhikode. (Twitter)
Videograb of the dog attack at Kozhikode. (Twitter)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 01:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

New Vande Bharat breaks bullet train record at 100km/hr speed in 52 seconds

“We have shown that a fully loaded water glass has not shaken at the speed of 180kmph, but, it shook the world” said Railways minster Ashwini Vaishnaw on the feat.

Vande Bharat train. (For Representation)
Vande Bharat train. (For Representation)
Published on Sep 10, 2022 02:19 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Woman saved from running train by a whisker at Firozabad. Watch

In the 30-second video, the woman can be seen walking alongside the tracks with her luggage. She places her bag on the edge of the platform in order to climb up. Soon, she realises that a train is approaching and tries to jump to get on the platform.

Videograb of the incident at Firozabad railway station. (ANI/ Twitter )
Videograb of the incident at Firozabad railway station. (ANI/ Twitter )
Published on Sep 10, 2022 09:21 AM IST

Bidding adieu to Ganpati: How Mumbai, other cities marked Visarjan rituals

India's financial capital, Mumbai, saw huge crowds gathered at the iconic Lalbaugcha Raja. A sight to behold, devotees could be seen offering flowers and gulaal to Lord Ganesha.

Lord Ganesh idol being immersed in water at Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad. 
Lord Ganesh idol being immersed in water at Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad. 
Published on Sep 09, 2022 03:05 PM IST

Waterlogging near Nashik temples amid heavy rain in Maharashtra. Video

In over a minute-long video, several temples can be seen in a waterlogged area with some of them partially submerged. Nashik is among prominent Hindu pilgrim sites. Trimbakeshwar Temple, Shree Someshwar Temple and other shrines are frequented by devotees.

A videograb of Godavari river overflowing in Nashik.(ANI/ Twitter)
A videograb of Godavari river overflowing in Nashik.(ANI/ Twitter)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 09:48 AM IST

Rescued a month ago, critically ill Indian rock python undergoes plastic surgery

Dr Rina Dev - who led the three-hour-long critical operation - said that the snake will be kept under observation for a few months. She said the snake - which is 10 feet long - had had two earlier operations in the 45 days since it was rescued.

The rescued Indian rock python undergoing treatment. (ANI/ Twitter )
The rescued Indian rock python undergoing treatment. (ANI/ Twitter )
Updated on Sep 08, 2022 04:47 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Cuba researchers battle to save rare crocodile species. Why this is important

To protect the species, the Cuban government tightly controls the sale of crocodile meat, however an illegal market can still be found in some areas around the swamp.

A worker holds a Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) at a hatchery at Zapata Swamp, Cienaga de Zapata, Cuba, August 24.(REUTERS)
A worker holds a Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) at a hatchery at Zapata Swamp, Cienaga de Zapata, Cuba, August 24.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 10:30 AM IST

Russia-born man marries Ukraine woman in Himachal Pradesh, says ‘make love,…'

Speaking on the couple's marriage, Dharamshala sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Shilp Bekta said, “We register around 40% of marriages of foreigners in Dharamshala under Special Marriage Act.”

The newly married couple with their marriage certificate in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. (@ANI/ Twitter )
The newly married couple with their marriage certificate in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. (@ANI/ Twitter )
Updated on Sep 06, 2022 08:59 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Sand-laden tractors stormed through toll plaza, break barricade in Agra. Watch

In the video, several trucks are seen rushing through the toll plaza, breaking barricades as hapless toll workers try to stop the speeding vehicles with wooden sticks, but fail to do much.

A videograb of CCTV footage of the incident. 
A videograb of CCTV footage of the incident. 
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 04:41 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Teachers' Day 2022: Here are some facts about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

When he was elected president of India in 1962, his friends and students wanted to celebrate his birthday, to which he said that it would be his honour if September 5 was marked as Teachers’ Day. Since then, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5.

An eminent philosopher and statesman, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 's birth anniversary is observed as Teacher’s Day across the country.(Illustration: Rushikesh Tulshiram Gophane)
An eminent philosopher and statesman, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 's birth anniversary is observed as Teacher’s Day across the country.(Illustration: Rushikesh Tulshiram Gophane)
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 10:01 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

'Not Maharashtra's culture': Priyanka Chaturvedi on MNS leader assaulting woman

The incident took place on August 28 at Kamathipura’s 8th lane when Prakash Devi, a chemist shop owner, objected to a bamboo pole being erected by MNS workers to display a poster welcoming visitors to the local Ganpati mandal.

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi.(HT File)
Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi.(HT File)
Updated on Sep 02, 2022 09:41 AM IST

Pranab Mukherjee, ex president of India, paid rich tributes on death anniversary

Through his political journey, he emerged as among the most important leaders of the Congress, worked with a range of leaders from Indira Gandhi to Sonia Gandhi; and remained the key trouble-shooter for his party.

Dearly called as
Dearly called as "Pranab da", at times even by Prime Minister Modi, Pranab Mukherjee served as 13th president of India.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2022 07:24 PM IST

President, PM lead Ganesh Chaturthi greetings: 'Heartiest wishes...'

Prime Minister Modi tweeted a picture of himself while offering prayers, and shared a Sanskrit shloka to mark the festival. "Best wishes on Ganesh Chaturthi. May the blessings of Bhagwan Shri Ganesh always remain upon us," he tweeted.

Prime minister Modi offering prayers to lord Ganesh. (Twitter )
Prime minister Modi offering prayers to lord Ganesh. (Twitter )
Published on Aug 31, 2022 10:09 AM IST

From eco-friendly idols to sand art, a glance at Ganesh Chaturthi revelry

The 10-day Ganeshotsav marks the birth of Lord Ganesh, during which devotees bring lord Ganesh idols to their homes and worship the god of wisdom and good fortune, seeking his blessings for a prosperous and happy life.

Sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Published on Aug 31, 2022 09:49 AM IST

Video shows recue teams helping students stuck on Badrinath highway

In the video shared by the Uttarakhand police, rescue operation is being carried to make arrangements for trapped commuters to cross the road, inundated with rain water, to safety.

A screengrab from the video shared by Uttarakhand Police.(Twitter )
A screengrab from the video shared by Uttarakhand Police.(Twitter )
Published on Aug 30, 2022 01:41 PM IST

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann plays volleyball at Jalandhar sports event. Watch

In a video, shared by the Aam Aadmi Party, the chief minister can be seen donning a tracksuit and a cap. Taking a centre position, the AAP leader not only served but fetched some points too.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann during inauguration of 'Kheda Vatan Punjab Diyan' sports and games, in Jalandhar on Monday, August 29. (PTI)
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann during inauguration of 'Kheda Vatan Punjab Diyan' sports and games, in Jalandhar on Monday, August 29. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 10:58 AM IST
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