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  • This girl's school in Kerala had granted period leave 105 years ago

    The Government Girls School in Tripunithura, located in the erstwhile princely state of Cochin, had in 1912 allowed students to take 'period leave' during the time of their annual examination and permitted them to write it later

  • Watch the first look of Lalbaugcha Raja 2017

    Mumbai's most famous Ganpati Lalbaugcha Raja has been unveiled in the city today. Watch the video of the Mukh Darshan ceremony here...

  • Meet Monika Pal who has been making Durga idols for more than two decades

    A woman named Monika Pal from West Bengal’s Midnapore has been making Durga idols for livelihood for the last 22 years. Initially, she started idol making to support her husband's cancer treatment in 1996, but after he died, she started it as a full-time work to support her family. Monika has won many prizes for making the best Durga idols in the Midnapore area. She makes around 15 to 16 idols every year

  • Unique restaurant shows the way, differently abled serve you with flourish

    A unique restaurant, run in the Pink City, Jaipur, is attracting people because of its differently-abled workers. These hearing and speech impaired workers of the Vitthal's Kitchen attend and serve food to the customers with an undying smile. Speaking about the specially-abled workers, the owner of Vitthal's Kitchen, Ashish Vitthal Sharma, said that the restaurant has special menus so that customers can easily communicate with the workers. Sharing her experience, one of the customers, Prasanjeet Kaur, said that she had a wonderful experience and the workers are doing a very good job. The hospitality of these employees compels the customers to spare a thought or two for them

  • Former DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa submits footage of Sasikala entering jail in civilian clothes

    A shocking video has come to light where AIADMK interim general secretary V.K. Sasikala was seen entering the jail in civilian clothes. Former DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa, who earlier alleged that Sasikala bribed prison officials to get VIP treatment inside the jail premises, submitted the CCTV footage as a part of her statement. Sasikala has been convicted in the disproportionate assets case and is currently serving her term in the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru

  • Two dead, one critically injured after unidentified vehicle rams into motorcycle

    At least two people lost their lives and one was critically injured in a road accident at, in Alipur near New Delhi’s Rohini area on Monday. The accident occurred when a bike with three people was rammed into by an unidentified vehicle in the wee hours of Monday. The victims were rushed to the Rohini district hospital, but two were declared brought dead and currently, the injured one is undergoing treatment in Narela’s Raja Harishchandra Hospital

  • Shiv Sena: Disenfranchise 'Vande Mataram' opponents

    The Shiv Sena on Monday demanded that Muslims who oppose the singing of "Vande Mataram" should be treated as "anti-nationals" and "disenfranchised"

  • Minor girl allegedly raped by on duty policeman, father dies of shock

    A minor girl was allegedly raped by on duty policeman in Ballia of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. The heartbroken father of the victim died of shock after receiving the news. The constable was not the lone accuse in this case as the Village head and his friends too took their turns on the girl when she was out for nature’s call. The Police, however, has just registered a case of teasing against the constable and arrested him. The victim has clearly stated that eight men, including the constable raped her. The complaint was written by village head and she could not go through it as she was baffled by her father’s sudden death.

  • Watch video: Mother kills twins, chops off her braid to mislead police

    In a shocking incident, a mother killed her twin children by throwing them inside a well in Jharkhand’s Dumka district. Reportedly, the woman was mentally unstable as she believed the children to be inauspicious. The woman constructed the crime scene by chopping off her braid to mislead the investigation towards the recently highlighted ‘hair-chopping gang’. The woman also confessed of trying to kill the children during her pregnancy. After the arrest, a medical examination was also done to check her mental health but she was reported to be normal

  • ATM gang busted, ATM cards, 300 passbooks, cheque-books recovered

    The Ludhiana Police on Sunday busted an ATM gang with 641 ATM cards, 300 passbooks and cheque-books of nationalised banks

  • Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: 19 patients still under treatment, says Medical Superintendent

    Divulging the details of the Kalinga Utkal Express train derailment patients, who were brought to Muzaffarnagar Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent of college B.R Sharma said on Sunday that 25 patients had been brought to the college for treatment in which 19 patients are still under treatment and five patients have been discharged. The Chief Medical Superintendent added that one of the patients was taken to Agra by his family members. One female person was brought dead, which was shifted to the district hospital

  • Utkal Kalinga Express derailment: Strict action against lapses, says Mohd. Jamshed

    Member of Traffic Railway Board Mohd. Jamshed on Sunday said that the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Kalinga Express train derailment was an unfortunate incident in which at least twenty people were killed and ninety-two people were injured. Jamshed said that the work on the railway line will be restored around 10 PM. He also assured that strict action will be taken against those found guilty in the shocking incident. He further added that Commissioner Railway Safety, Northern Circle will begin inquiry from Monday into the incident

  • 21-year-old female student set on fire for turning down marriage proposal

    A 21-year-old female student was set on fire by a man in T.Nagaramplaem village of Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam. Reportedly, the accused intruded the victim’s home and poured kerosene on her and burned her to death. The accused has been identified as Harikrishna, who later killed himself by jumping in front of a train. Reportedly, the victim had turned down the accused’s marriage proposal which led to such gruesome attack

  • Mumbai Rains: Heavy flooding, water-logging at western and eastern suburbs

    The city spent a lazy Sunday indoors with heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours throwing Mumbai out of gear once again - heavy flooding was witnessed at Andheri subway and outside National college in Bandra West

  • Two Chinese cricketers in Pakistan Super League 2018

    Two Chinese cricketers have been drafted to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) next year, giving a boost to the fledgling sport in China

  • How convenient

    'Hiding in plain sight' is a term used to describe the practice of camouflaging the true nature of a relationship by making it so ubiquitous that it becomes a 'blind spot' for prying eyes

  • Forwards Robin Singh and Balwant Singh score as India beat Mauritius 2-1

    Forwards Robin Singh and Balwant Singh struck on either side of the break as India beat 160th ranked Mauritius 2-1 in their opening encounter of the AIFF Tri-Nation Football tournament at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday

  • After glitch, govt extends GST return filing deadline by five days

    The government on Saturday extended the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime by five days till August 25 after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge rush

  • Battleground Gorakhpur: Rahul Gandhi, Yogi Adityanath in a war of words

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yoga Adityanath says Gorakhpur not a 'picnic spot'; Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi slams 'government-made tragedy'

  • Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi goes incognito

    Riding pillion on a two-wheeler with her dupatta covering her face, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi travelled incognito to assess safety of women in the Union Territory after dusk