New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Pegging the worldwide figure close to five to six million, health experts blame tobacco to be the number one cause of preventable deaths across the entire population, especially youth.
Chandigarh, March 10 (IANS) Hunger pangs of people in non-metro cities and towns across the country are driving up the online food business.
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) Telangana will come into being on June 2, but it will take a while before the bifurcation of its cuisine from that of Andhra Pradesh in the menus of south Indian specialty restaurants. But chefs are alive to the situation and are taking the necessary steps forward.
My wife says dogs are simple-minded, appetite-driven beasts which can be tamed with a strict system of treats and punishments. No, wait, that's what she says about "husbands".
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Criminal behavior can be changed by imparting education. Towards this, the capital's Tihar Jail, one of the largest in Asia, is vigorously conducting a literacy campaign among its teeming inmates, 20 percent of whom are unlettered and a staggering 65 percent have not even studied till Class 10.
Yanam, March 2 (IANS) As politicians and people spar over carving out Telangana as India's 29th state, a town within the geographical space of Andhra Pradesh will remain immune to the split - at least in terms of governance and administration.
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) It was never easy for Meera Jato, 42, to confront her in-laws' taunts, deal with household hassles and start the country's first rural language weekly "Khabar Lahariya" (News Wave) run only by women. It has in its short existence carved out a clear niche for itself in the ever-expanding media space in India.
Baran (Rajasthan), March 2 (IANS) They all reach for the "hari goli" or green tablet whether to treat a mild headache or even malaria as this is the only panacea available for 250 Sahariya tribals in Rajasthan's Baran district where healthcare facilities are non-existent but where liquor flows abundantly.
Gharaunda (Haryana), March 2 (IANS) Vertical farming, drip irrigation, soil solarisation and the like were terms that mystified Deepak Khatker, a 40-year-old farmer, when he first visited the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables here a couple of years ago. Intrigued, he adopted the Israeli farming skills and, within months, saw production increase a staggering five-fold.
Madhepura (Bihar), Feb 28 (IANS) Over five years after their houses were washed away by the Kosi river in the worst floods in Bihar in half a century, Karee Devi and Ramji Das - and hundreds of others like them - are still awaiting the construction of their houses under the state government's rehabilitation and reconstruction project.