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Rain gives respite to Delhi from scorching heat

Rain and thunder showers were witnessed in several parts of the national capital around 8.30 pm, bringing the temperature down. The maximum temperature touched 40.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, the Met department said. The ... Read More »

International Buddhist Conference concluded in Lumbini

 In his concluding remarks Prime Minister of Nepal K. P. Sharma Oli said that Lumbini is a fountain of light that candles Buddha’s quest for enlightenment. He said that deliberations on Gautama Buddha’s immortal teachings have great relevance in the contemporary world. PM Oli also said that messages of Buddha ... Read More »

Infinitely recyclable ‘plastic’ invented by scientists

Plastics are cheap, lightweight and long-lasting. For these same reasons, plastics waste in causing major environmental problems around the globe. Researchers from Colorado State University in the US discovered a polymer with many of the same characteristics we enjoy in plastics, such as light weight, heat resistance, strength and durability. ... Read More »

Historic! All villages in India are now electrified

PM Modi had set a target of 1000 days to achieve this target on 15th August 2015. 18,452 villages now have power. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Team India for this feat and the next target has also already been set ensuring electricity reaches every house in every village.  In a ... Read More »

Sumit, Nikhat, Himanshu strike gold at Belgrade International Boxing

India ended the tournament with three gold, five silver and five bronze medals in all. Continuing his fine comeback from a wrist injury, Sumit, an Asian silver-medallist, defeated Ecuador’s Castillo Torres in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to claim the top honours on Saturday night. Former junior world champion Nikhat, also ... Read More »

India sends sacred Buddha relics from Sarnath to Sri Lanka

Enshrined at the Mulagandhakuti Vihara at Sarnath, the sacred Buddha relics have been sent to Sri Lanka for public veneration during the annual Vesak/Buddh Purnima festival. Relics were brought to Sri Lanka for first time in nearly a hundred years. This is only the second time these relics, discovered by British ... Read More »

Manchurian tiger quintuplets born in northeast China

The mother is a star in the breeding center of the park since she is now a third-time mother, giving birth to quadruplets in 2014 and quintuplets in 2015. Breeders say it is not so common for the tiger to give birth to this number of babies at one time. ... Read More »

Make water conservation a way of life: PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

“Do we not feel that water conservation must be a social responsibility? This must be a collective responsibility. How can we conserve each and every drop of rain water?,” the Prime Minister said in his monthly Mann-Ki-Baat radio broadcast over the All India Radio. Pointing out that water conservation is ... Read More »

World’s oldest spider discovered in Australia

The Giaus Villosus trapdoor matriarch, which recently died during a long-term population study, had outlived the previous world record holder, a 28-year old tarantula found in Mexico. The ongoing research has led to new discoveries about the longevity of the trapdoor spider, researchers said. “To our knowledge this is the ... Read More »

Australia pledges half a billion dollars to restore Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists, is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change. The reef is also under threat from the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish, which has proliferated due to pollution and agricultural runoff. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ... Read More »

North Korea to close nuke test site in May, unify time zone

Kim made the comments during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday at a border truce village, where he also expressed optimism about his anticipated meeting with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president will learn he’s “not a person” to fire missiles toward the United States, Moon’s ... Read More »

Warm Sunday morning in Delhi, max temp expected to touch 40 deg C

The minimum temperature was recorded four degrees above normal for the season at 27.6 degrees Celsius, said a MeT department official. “Partly cloudy skies in later half of the day are forecast. The maximum temperature will hover around 40 degrees Celsius,” he said. The relative humidity was 66 per cent ... Read More »

Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle in south Damascus

The army had made broad advances, said state television. The monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said it had gained control of several buildings in the densely built-up area. Footage on state TV showed tanks rolling across an open area of fields to the edge of the enclave, which ... Read More »

Rohit’s unbeaten 56 guides Mumbai to an 8-wicket win over CSK

Languishing at the bottom with only one win from six matches, Mumbai Indians restricted Chennai Super Kings to 169-5, mainly built around Suresh Raina’s unbeaten 75-run innings.  Mumbai then returned to overhaul the target with two balls to spare at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Rohit hit a 33-ball unbeaten ... Read More »

Portals of Holy Kedarnath shrine thrown open for devotees

The occasion has seen the presence of Uttarakhand governor Krishna Kant Paul along with thousands of devotees from across the country and world at the Kedarnath Dham. Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat extended a warm welcome to devotees visiting the famous shrine in Garhwal Himalayas. He said this ... Read More »