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In UP, it's saffron, saffron and more saffron

In UP, it's saffron, saffron and more saffron

Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) In Uttar Pradesh, every change in government inevitably comes with a change in -- well, colour. And in "Yogi Raj" the colour is assertively saffron: From jackets, saris and turbans to upholstery, towels and even microphone wires wrapped in saffron cloth.



Far from Maharashtra, Marathi flourishes Down Under

Far from Maharashtra, Marathi flourishes Down Under

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) A group of migrant Maharashtrians, separated by some 10,000 km of oceans and nations, have joined hands to keep Marathi language, culture and traditions alive in far away Australia.

Five books to look forward to in May 2017

Five books to look forward to in May 2017

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) On an average, at least 40-50 books from leading publishers hit the stands every month. Add to this the vast number of self-published books and you will get an absolutely staggering total. How many books are you going to read in a month?

India can bolster Snapchat's prospects as Facebook goes after it

India can bolster Snapchat's prospects as Facebook goes after it

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Founded in 2004, Facebook -- on track to hit two billion active monthly users this year -- is now the fifth-largest US firm by market capitalisation (exceeding $400 billion) and owns the world's most popular apps: WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.

Delhi zoo quizzed on smuggled animals replacing the dead

Delhi zoo quizzed on smuggled animals replacing the dead

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Accused of illegally capturing wild animals, like the Indian civet, to replace dead ones to avoid an enquiry, Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has sought explanation from the Delhi Zoo, a document accessed by IANS reveals.

This instagram page will have you yearning to travel by train again!

This instagram page will have you yearning to travel by train again!

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Indian Railways -- one of the world's largest railway systems that runs over 12,500 trains every day -- is more than just the country's transport lifeline. For the 23 million passengers who use it daily, it is almost a way of life -- with a unique charm and special rhythm of its own.

Will Apple be around in 2075? Ask IBM

Will Apple be around in 2075? Ask IBM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The origin of New York-based global technology company International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) dates back to 1911, easily making it the longest-surviving tech firm till date.

LG K10 (2017): Decent performer but loses to competition

LG K10 (2017): Decent performer but loses to competition

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With competition getting fierce, the mid-price segment is the real test for most smartphone makers who are targeting the class of users who cannot afford premium devices but are yet looking for out-of-the-box specifications.

New Kashmir tunnel: Commuters complain of high pollution, poor visibility

New Kashmir tunnel: Commuters complain of high pollution, poor visibility

Udhampur, April 16 (IANS) The state-of-the-art transverse ventilation system in the newly-opened 9.2 km Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway may not be working effectively as commuters are complaining of high pollution levels, eye irritation and suffocation inside what has been labelled as one of India's infrastructural wonders.

Meet a 12-year-old who is building robots to save honey bees

Meet a 12-year-old who is building robots to save honey bees

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Just like any other girl her age, 12-year-old Kavya Vignesh likes to have fun when she is not studying. But unlike many others, she likes to make those moments memorable by creating something that helps solve some real-world problems.

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