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Chasing coffee: This little known museum is a 'must-visit' hotspot in Dubai

Chasing coffee: This little known museum is a 'must-visit' hotspot in Dubai

Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) A popular beverage in most parts of the world, coffee is much more than just a drink in the Middle East. It is an integral part of the region's heritage, a celebration of its culture and a dedicated coffee museum in Dubai -- the first of its kind in the Middle East -- stands as testimony to the region's longstanding tryst with the drink.



An app to fight child marriage

An app to fight child marriage

Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) In a unique initiative, Gender Alliance Bihar, a collective effort of over 270 civil society organisations backed by the UN Population Fund, has come up with a mobile application to fight the rampant social evil of child marriage in the state.

Dassault Systemes to forge more partnerships to skill Indian students

Dassault Systemes to forge more partnerships to skill Indian students

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Aiming to skill students to enhance their employability, global 3D experience major Dassault Systemes is planning to forge partnerships with academic universities to create more visibility for better outreach.

Retreat ceremony at Indo-Pak border sees unique pledge

Retreat ceremony at Indo-Pak border sees unique pledge

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) The Retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah and Hussainiwala on the India-Pakistan border in recent days has seen a unique pledge being taken by thousands of visitors who flock to watch the high-voltage event.

Penalty from accounts to partly fund Aadhaar linkage costs: SBI

Penalty from accounts to partly fund Aadhaar linkage costs: SBI

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI) expects to collect Rs 2,000 crore as penalty on savings bank accounts which have failed to maintain a minimum balance, a sum which may be used to partly cover the costs incurred on the linking of accounts with Aadhaar.

Unchecked agri waste burning to cause severe air pollution this Diwali

Unchecked agri waste burning to cause severe air pollution this Diwali

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Three states abutting the national capital had last year promised to stop burning agricultural waste in the wake of public uproar and a severe rap from the green court. That promise appears set to go up in smoke and Delhi's citizens are once again likely to choke on severe air pollution this Diwali.

Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids' mental health: Experts

Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids' mental health: Experts

New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Although invented with the aim of making life easier and convenient, the increasing use of smartphones and the internet by schoolgoing children and teenagers is slowly exposing them to less important and more addictive things like cyber bullying and online pornography, mental health experts have warned.

Tales of hope, resilience from the less explored Pamban Island

Tales of hope, resilience from the less explored Pamban Island

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), Sep 14 (IANS) Off the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, some 500 km south of Chennai, lies Pamban Island. Seemingly a stone's throw from neighbouring Sri Lanka, this is an island steeped in historical significance, and with some of the most resilient people alive.

UP's cow-care hypocrisy: Pitiable state of 'gaushalas'

UP's cow-care hypocrisy: Pitiable state of 'gaushalas'

Barwar (Lakhimpur Kheri), Sep 13 (IANS) With no budget, staff, fodder or infrastructure, the only state government-run cow-shelter or gaushala here in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur-Kheri, a district that faces a "cow-menace", is like "a slaughter house without machines", officials say.

'Super-premium' iPhone X faces great Samsung firewall in India

'Super-premium' iPhone X faces great Samsung firewall in India

New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Even though premium segment player Apple has moved a notch up to the "super premium" category with the iPhone X, its bid to grab a bigger chunk of the Indian market won't be easy, with the popular Samsung Galaxy S8 firmly in place and the Galaxy Note 8 set for a massive landfall.

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