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Pursue listing of terrorists, de-politicisation of UN sanctions regime: Parl panel

The panel said Islamic State and al-Qaeda are “aligned with regional terror groups like LeT and JeM and trying to exploit the opportunity of communal tensions in India

The report on countering global terrorism was tabled in Parliament on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 03:53 PM IST

Over 83k migratory birds descend upon Pong wetland, count lower than last winter

Warm winters, delayed snowfall in the upper reaches and changes in weather patterns are being cited as reasons for delayed migration in 2024

Last winter, more than 1.17 lakh birds were counted. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 06:04 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Year-end travel 2023: Have 1 lakh? Kazakhstan is an option

Between the backpacker and the luxe holidayer falls the budget traveller. This new year, if your holiday budget is ₹1 lakh, travel to Kazakhstan.

This new year, if your holiday budget is <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh, travel to Kazakhstan, the world’s largest landlocked country.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 21, 2023 09:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Leafing through Uzbekistan: On the road with Aparna Piramal Raje

The author and public speaker recounts a recent trip with a difference – she travelled with a book club, reading about the country as they went.

‘Everywhere we went, we were welcomed with warmth as travellers from “Hindustan”. In Samarkand, we came across an Uzbek businessman who spoke fluent Hindi. On the train back to Tashkent, there was a talent contest based on Madhuri Dixit, with young Uzbeks dancing to Hindi songs,’ says Aparna Piramal Raje, seen above at a mosque in Bukhara.
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 10:09 PM IST

1000 migratory ducks arrive to Navi Mumbai from Central Asia

Around 1,000 migratory ducks have arrived in Mumbai from Central Asia, delighting the bird-watching community and validating claims of the area being a natural wetland.

1000 migratory ducks arrive to Navi Mumbai from Central Asia
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 07:56 AM IST
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