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  • 'Bloodied' woman to lie on giant plate to urge public to go vegan

    Lucknow: In advance of this year's International Day of Peace on September 21, a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will lie 'bloodied' and 'lifeless' on a giant plate alongside green veggies and a giant knife and fork as a reminder to passers-by that no one wants...

  • Kumartuli artisans running against time to meet the deadline for Durga Puja

    Kolkata: As Durga puja, the largest and most awaited festival of the year for Bengali community comes closer, artisans of Kumartuli are burning the midnight oil to ensure that the 10-armed goddess and her children reach the pandals on time. Kumartuli, potters' abode, is located near...

  • India reiterates commitment to protect Ozone layer: Javadekar

    New Delhi, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on the 25th World Ozone Day on Monday said that India 'reiterates its commitment to protect the Ozone layer'. Mr Javadekar through a Twitter missive said, 'The World Ozone Day 2019 is being celebrated globally with the theme '32...

  • "Singur Dibas": Celebrating the victory of farmers

    Kolkata: September 14 is celebrated as 'Singur Dibas' in Bengal. Taking to her Twitter handle, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, ' Today marks the third anniversary of the historic day when our Govt of #Bangla handed over to farmers the parchas of land forcibly acquired in Singur. ' ' We...

  • WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

    Kolkata: Millions of patients are harmed each year due to unsafe health care worldwide resulting in 2.6 million deaths annually in low-and middle-income countries alone. Most of these deaths are avoidable. The personal, social and economic impact of patient harm leads to losses of trillions...

  • This Navratras, 'golden gate' to welcome pilgrims at Vaishno Devi's natural cave

    Jammu: This navratras, the Vaishno Devi pilgrims will be welcomed with 'golden gate' at an entrance of natural cave situated in Trikuta Hills of Katra town in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is working round the clock to give 'golden' look to the entrance...

  • Suicide: one person dies every 40 seconds

    Kolkata:The number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO's first global report on suicide, according to the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. But the total...

  • WHO South-East Asia Region sets 2023 target to eliminate measles, rubella

    New Delhi: Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region on Thursday resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by 2023, to prevent deaths and disabilities caused by these highly infectious childhood killers diseases. 'The new target to eliminate both the diseases will leverage the existing...

  • Burger King India opens its first restaurant in Kolkata, strengthens presence in East India

    Kolkata: Burger King, globally the second largest fast food burger chain, has opened its first restaurant in Kolkata. With this launch the brand strengthens its presence in East India and is now present across all Indian metro cities, reinforcing its strong commitment to growth in the Indian...

  • Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Orbit raised for 3rd time

    Chennai: Nine days after Chandryaaan-2 was inserted into the Lunar Orbit, the third Lunar bound orbit manoeuver for the spacecraft, which would make a soft landing on the Moon's South Pole on September seven, was performed successfully on Wednesday. ISRO in its update said the third Lunar bound...

  • Why the Moon's South Pole ?

    Chennai: Why are countries across the world investing their resources to reach and explore the hitherto unexplored frontier--the Moon's South Pole ? ISRO, in a tweet said, the world over, countries, companies and even individuals were turning to the Moon--vying with each other to fly...

  • Coffee growers incur huge loss this year also in Kodagu due to Floods

    Madikeri, Karnataka: The Natural calamity for second successive year has caused huge loss to the Coffee growers in Kodagu district of Karnataka. Coffee growers in Kodagu are staring at yet another difficult year and may end up with recurring distress from last week's flood and landslips. ...

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