Following the Sino-Indo war of 1962, the Indian Army had launched a land acquiring programme in Arunachal Pradesh to set up bases, construct roads, build bridges etc. in the border state in northeast. read more
After incidents of killing by a man-eater tigress in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal city, an elephant has killed a woman in the area on Wednesday. The tigress has killed 13 people since 2 years and these incidents have gripped the farmers and villagers with fear. An elephant which was brought to capture the tigress has killed a woman. A resident said, “The tigress from Yavatmal’s forest is a man-eater. Since 2 years she has killed 13 people. Incidents of killings have gripped the farmers and villagers with fear. They have demanded that something needs to be done in the matter. But today an elephant killed a woman which as again made people fearful.”read more
First person account of Pune-based builder, philanthropist-social worker Shantilal Muttha, president, Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana, who paved the way for the education of 1,200 earthquake-affected children of Latur read more
Cypriot Mavro (red) and Xynisteri (white) grapes being sun-dried in a field at the Karseras Winery in the village of Doros, in the Troodos mountains in Cyprus. Considered as one of Europe’s oldest wine-making regions, the fields are blushed with deep red, purple and gold as the harvest of the “wine of gods” gets underway in Cyprus.
A villager whistles as he calls a friend in a field in Kongthong village, in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya. Everyone in this village, inhabited by the Khasi people, addresses each other with an individual little tune --and for a lifetime. They have conventional “real” names too, but they are rarely used.
Residents of Utwan village in Barabanki district are planning to make a temple in the name of a 20-year-old man who allegedly committed suicide in a Durga temple here in the wee hours of Monday. read more