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Government units open firing ranges to private makers (IANS Special)

Government units open firing ranges to private makers (IANS Special)

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Two government-run arms makers have thrown open their firing ranges for use by private companies to test their equipment in a first-of-its-kind initiative under the "Make in India" programme.



Muslim village that grows lotus for temples, supplied them for PM's function (IANS Special)

Muslim village that grows lotus for temples, supplied them for PM's function (IANS Special)

Guruvayur (Kerala), July 9 (101Reporters/IANS) During early mornings and late evenings, Edakkulam village of Thirunavaya Grama panchayat in Malappuram district of Kerala is as busy as a bee. Urgency is in the air and youngsters can be seen plucking lotus flowers, which are just beginning to bloom, by balancing on canoes. Vehicles would carry the flowers to different temples across the state and outside.

With rain gods, love god too deserts Maharashtra farmers (IANS Special)

With rain gods, love god too deserts Maharashtra farmers (IANS Special)

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), July 9 (101Reporters/IANS) As if fear of erratic rains and crop failure wasn't bad enough for farmers, their profession has made it that much harder for them to find a life-partner. With low income and debt trap becoming synonymous with farming, no family wants to marry off their daughter to a farmer.

Satta Bazaar bids cross Rs 150cr on India-NZ semi-final tie (IANS Special)

Satta Bazaar bids cross Rs 150cr on India-NZ semi-final tie (IANS Special)

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) On the eve of the World Cup semi-final clash between India and New Zealand, the betting bazaars in Delhi have gone crazy: the police estimates that the bids in the illegal satta (betting) market could have crossed the Rs 150-crore mark in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Gomti: A river in trouble (IANS Special)

Gomti: A river in trouble (IANS Special)

Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) The carpet of water hyacinth over the Gomti River in Lucknow may present a bewitching sight but it also hides the threat to aquatic life that lies in the waters below.

'Aam' to be 'khaas' for common man this year (IANS Special)

'Aam' to be 'khaas' for common man this year (IANS Special)

Lucknow, June 12 (IANS) eAam is going to be rather ekhaas this year, especially for the eaam aadmi.

About 42% of India abnormally dry (IANS Special)

About 42% of India abnormally dry (IANS Special)

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) About 42 per cent of India is 'abnormally dry' which is around 6 per cent more than last year, according to the Drought Early Warning System (DEWS).

Auditor avarice in IL&FS nailed by SFIO; property, bank accounts to be attached (IANS Special)

Auditor avarice in IL&FS nailed by SFIO; property, bank accounts to be attached (IANS Special)

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In its virulent denouement of the construct, architecture and operations of IL&FS, the SFIO has fulminated on the way the auditors conducted themselves. Its disparaging comments throw the auditors' arguments out of the window, charging them with collusion, deliberate malpractice, violative prejudice and concealment.

Tectonic shifts in mandate: BJP creates new voter base among poor, backward (IANS Special)

Tectonic shifts in mandate: BJP creates new voter base among poor, backward (IANS Special)

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The worlds largest elections in terms of sheer numbers throw up a lot of macro number trends, including the fact that the largest party -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- has been able to create a new voter base defined by economic class rather than by caste or religion.

Is it end of the road for Chandrababu Naidu? (IANS Special)

Is it end of the road for Chandrababu Naidu? (IANS Special)

Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) With his worst-ever electoral defeat in Andhra Pradesh and losing relevance in national politics, Nara Chandrababu Naidu is facing the biggest challenge of his career.

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