550 students isolated DNA from bananas to create Guinness World Record

550 students isolated DNA from bananas to create Guinness World Record

Ram Singh, a gardener at GD Goenka Public School here, purchased 15 dozen bananas from a local market for a record-breaking feat that 550 students of the school were about to attempt on Saturday. At midday, the students from Classes VII to XII had taken their place in chairs lined up on one end of the school premises. They were... Read More
S-400 missile deal to be signed during Vladimir Putin’s India visit this week

S-400 missile deal to be signed during Vladimir Putin’s India visit this week

Ahead of Vladimir Putin’s two-day visit to India starting Thursday, his top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov Tuesday said that the Russian President will oversee the signing of the S-400 air defence systems deal. This is the first official confirmation from the Russian government on the signing of the deal with India. Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet... Read More
Monsoon may start withdrawing by Saturday

Monsoon may start withdrawing by Saturday

The remnant of cyclone Daye, which hit Odisha coast last Saturday and surged inland, brought the wettest weather seen over north India3 years.The system dumped an average of 38.9mm of rain on Sunday and Monday, the highest two-day spell of rainfall in the region since July 2015, with Himachal Pradesh witnessing its rainiest September in at least the last 14 years. Monday was the... Read More
PM Modi sends customised letter to Ayushman Bharat scheme beneficiaries, here’s what it says

PM Modi sends customised letter to Ayushman Bharat scheme beneficiaries, here’s what it says

Beneficiaries of the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat insurance programme in Jharkhand, from where Narendra Modi will roll out the flagship scheme on Sunday, have been sent a two-page customised letter from the prime minister outlining the importance and benefits of the project. The government will send similar letters to 10.74 crore beneficiary families across the country gradually. The letters will have a... Read More
Growers destroy their produce as tomato price goes down

Growers destroy their produce as tomato price goes down

With wholesale prices of tomato touching a new low, growers in Nashik have started destroying their produce. At the Pimpalgaon Baswant wholesale market in Niphad taluka of the district, the vegetable is being sold at Rs 5-7 per kg causing distress among the growers. Prices have been dropping steadily since the past few days as kharif arrivals have picked up. The... Read More
SGPC provides free treatment at drug de-addiction centres

SGPC provides free treatment at drug de-addiction centres

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to provide free treatment and langar to drug addicts at the de-addiction centre of Guru Ramdas Medical College and Hospital in Amritsar. This decision was taken in its Thursday’s executive committee meeting held at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district. Harbhajan Singh Vakta, Press Secretary of the SGPC, said apart from the free treatment and... Read More
Oli receives Modi at Dwarika’s for a one-on-one meeting

Oli receives Modi at Dwarika’s for a one-on-one meeting

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached The Dwarika’s Hotel after paying courtesy visits to the President and the Vice-President. Modi was received by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Battisputali based heritage hotel. The two are currently engaged in a one-on-one meeting which will be followed by a delegation level talks. A joint press-statement will be released... Read More
Janakpur all set to welcome Indian PM Modi

Janakpur all set to welcome Indian PM Modi

All the necessary preparations for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Janakpur have concluded. Construction of a podium, helipads and black topping of roads among other preparations have finished, according to the State Minister of Physical Infrastructure, Jitendra Sonal. The security in Janakpur has been tightened and entry to the Barhabigha ground, where felicitation program will be carried out,... Read More
Entertainment industry workers seek respect

Entertainment industry workers seek respect

People, especially women, working in the entertainment industry are still looked down upon in a closed society like ours. “Like people working in other sectors, we also work for livelihood and contribute to society by providing entertainment to people in restaurants, dance bars, etc, but people have negative perception about us and our profession,” said Sonam Thapa, a worker at... Read More
India fined Google for misusing its dominant position

India fined Google for misusing its dominant position

In the case of misusing of a dominant position in the market, India imposed a fine of USD 21 million on Google, which published the search results in such a way as to increase the number of its own services. The Indian authorities have accused Google corporation of abusing its dominant position in the segment of universal online search and advertising... Read More