Kashmir’s meagre saffron production spikes prices (Business Feature)

By Vishal Gulati Srinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) — More than 70 percent of Kashmir’s saffron cash crop, one of the costliest... (more...)

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Narkanda: Of snow-capped peaks and poetry (Travel Feature)

By Somrita Ghosh Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 25 (IANS) — If you’ve flipped through English romantic poet... (more...)

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Film Bazaar concludes, helped many filmmakers connect with producers

Bollywood hottie Priyanka Chopra wants to be a zombie, she tweeted. Jason Merritt/Getty Images IANS Panaji – The eighth... (more...)

In Rajasthan, a cradle which saved over 100 female infants (Human Interest Feature)

By Gaurav Sharma Udaipur, Nov 23 (IANS) — Nearly three years ago, Radha, an infant then, was found lying in thorny... (more...)

Revived traditional irrigation brings joy to Assam farmers (Agriculture Feature)

Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) — The gurgling water flowing fast through a traditional canal system that has been revived... (more...)

Indian helping to light up Gambia (Diaspora Feature)

By Francis Kokutse Banjul (Gambia), Nov 22 (IANS) — Like many Indians who are proving to be philanthropists around... (more...)

Rich elderly in Kerala check into medical-care centres (Social Feature)

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 22 (IANS) — With their children working abroad and with no family member to... (more...)

Carla Bruni to lend voice to combat Ebola

Paris, Nov 22 (IANS/EFE) — Former model and former first lady of France, Carla Bruni, will lend her voice to the French... (more...)

Syrian wine defies war to reach the most lavish tables

By Susana Samhan Beirut, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) — It is probably one of the most difficult and expensive-to-produce wines... (more...)

Osmania biscuits: Cookies with a unique taste (Foodie Trail-Hyderabad)

By Mohammed Shafeeq They say Hyderabad is famous for biryani, sherwani and gandipet ka pani but the list many not be just... (more...)

Buddhists, Muslims work together in Thai bamboo business

Pattani (Thailand), Nov 18 (IANS/EFE) — A group of Buddhists and Muslims work together in a cooperative business to... (more...)

Putin, the ‘bad guy’ in global diplomacy

By Ignacio Ortega Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS/EFE) — At every summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin plays the role of the... (more...)

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Eight babies die in Pakistan as incubators malfunction

IANS/EFE Islamabad – Eight newborn babies died of asphyxiation at a hospital in eastern Pakistan’s Punjab province, after their incubators failed to supply them with…
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Man isolated at New Delhi airport after traces of Ebola virus found in his semen

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi…
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Parents call baby with eight limbs God Boy, claim he looks like an Indian deity

CEN AGENCY A baby born with four arms and four legs has been dubbed God Boy by his parents because they say he looks like…
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Director of Indian drug company arrested in sterilization deaths investigation

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian police have arrested the director of a drug manufacturing firm that allegedly supplied medication to women…
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Indian doctor arrested, blames tainted medicine for deaths of 13 women after sterilization

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — The doctor who conducted sterilization procedures after which 13 women died in central India was arrested, but…
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