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For these Arunachal men, off-roading is family affair

For these Arunachal men, off-roading is family affair

Ropar (Punjab), Feb 22 (IANS) For the uninitiated, Arunachal Pradesh and rallying/off-roading are words not to be taken in the same breath. But, there are always people out there to break the stereotypes.



Mizoram set to become power surplus -- third state in the northeast

Mizoram set to become power surplus -- third state in the northeast

Aizawl, Feb 22 (IANS) Two decades after it got Union cabinet approval, a 60 MW project in Mizoram will see the light of day in June making the hilly state the third power-surplus state in northeast India after Sikkim and Tripura.

eToilets: Transforming sanitation via technology

eToilets: Transforming sanitation via technology

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Using the toilet in school was an ordeal for 15-year-old Vineetha two years ago because of poor sanitation and cleanliness. A class 10 student at ZPHS Kodurupadu School in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, the ordeal is now over with eToilets being installed in the premises.

Himachal saves brilliantly plumaged western tragopan from extinction

Himachal saves brilliantly plumaged western tragopan from extinction

Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) As the population of the western tragopan, a brilliantly-coloured Asian pheasant species, hovers on the brink of extinction globally, Himachal Pradesh is engaged in breeding its state bird in captivity.

Akhilesh's donkey jibe sharpens focus on Indian wild ass

Akhilesh's donkey jibe sharpens focus on Indian wild ass

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's "Gujarat ke Gadhe (Donkeys of Gujarat)" jibe might have been meant to score points in a bitter electoral battle, but it has inadvertently sharpened focus on the Indian wild ass, promoted in a TV spot by no less than megastar Amitabh Bachchan in his capacity as the state's brand ambassador.

Joy in little things: This exhibition captures hope in mundane everyday life of an Indian metropolis

Joy in little things: This exhibition captures hope in mundane everyday life of an Indian metropolis

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Strolling up and down the streets is a routine affair for all of us but a humble Mumbai-based artist is out to capture hope and positivity that we fail to take note of in our humdrum lives.

Russia to induct largest n-icebreaker in 2019

Russia to induct largest n-icebreaker in 2019

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Looking to expand its reach in the Arctic region, increase the transportation of cargo and conduct year-round navigation in the ice-covered polar waters, Russia is set to commission the 33,000 tonne Arktika, the world's largest nuclear-powered ice-breaker, in 2019, a top official has said.

Saving an endangered bird -- with tricks, tactics and love

Saving an endangered bird -- with tricks, tactics and love

Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) It's not a typically pretty bird to ‘ooh and ‘aah over. Far from it, the Greater Adjutant Stork is a big bird with a dull-orange bill and grey, black and white feathers. An endangered species, its numbers were plummeting until wildlife biologist Purnima Devi Barman intervened and, nine years later, has led a village here to become the worlds largest breeding colony for this bird.

Landscapes, Solitaire and Graffiti: This exhibition takes a classic look at Paris

Landscapes, Solitaire and Graffiti: This exhibition takes a classic look at Paris

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Have you seen the pictures of the iconic Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris? A large ethereal photograph of the 19th century architectural marvel welcomes one to "La Vie A Paris," an exhibition of photographs by Rupin Thomas. The photograph of Eiffel Tower, like most others on display, brings a different perspective to the much known tourist site.

RaGa's elan in UP campaign brings out his new avatar

RaGa's elan in UP campaign brings out his new avatar

Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) At an election rally in Uttar Pradesh, when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi imitated the "mitron" idiom of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the audience burst into laughter and cheered him for well over a minute.

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