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Yogi consolidates his Hindutva base with Kanwar Yatra (IANS Special)

Yogi consolidates his Hindutva base with Kanwar Yatra (IANS Special)

Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) From being an annual religious event, the Kanwar Yatra has grown to become a quasi-political event that has been fully supported by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.



Andhra capital Amaravati's fate hangs in balance (IANS Special)

Andhra capital Amaravati's fate hangs in balance (IANS Special)

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) The fate of Andhra Pradesh's new capital city Amaravati hangs in balance with the

Weeks after clashes, Old Delhi residents uphold traditional communal harmony (IANS Special Series)

Weeks after clashes, Old Delhi residents uphold traditional communal harmony (IANS Special Series)

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Hindus and Muslims lived cheek by jowl here for generations until a minor quarrel over parking led to a communal clash and newspaper headlines. But within weeks, thanks to saner elements in both communities and a little nudging from Delhi Police, social harmony has been restored in the Hauz Qazi area of the old city and locals of both communities are resolute in upholding the long-cherished spirit of amity and good neighbourliness.

On way home: Tuskers tranquilised, head for Pilibhit forest (Lead, IANS Special)

On way home: Tuskers tranquilised, head for Pilibhit forest (Lead, IANS Special)

Rampur, July 18 (IANS) Two wild tuskers, stranded in a town in Uttar Pradesh's Rohilkhand region who had sent forest officials on a wild goose chase for the past almost three and a half weeks, have finally been tranquilized.

6 cities, towns in UP to become 'model' by December (IANS Special)

6 cities, towns in UP to become 'model' by December (IANS Special)

Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) Lucknow, Varanasi and Mathura will be developed as model cities by the end of December.

Akhilesh, Mayawati feel CBI heat ahead of UP bypolls (IANS Special)

Akhilesh, Mayawati feel CBI heat ahead of UP bypolls (IANS Special)

Lucknow, July 17 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's resolve to regain a foothold in state politics by winning a sizeable number of seats in the upcoming by-elections to 12 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh may not actually work according to plans.

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).

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