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These Organisms Used 'Facebook' Half A Billion Years Ago!

London: Forget Facebook or Twitter which arrived on the scene a few years back. Scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford have discovered fossilised threads — some as long as four metres — connecting organisms known as rangeomorphs which dominated Earth’s oceans half a billion years ago. The network of thread-like filaments is the […]

Girls Donate Hair For Cancer Patients, Tweeple Applaud

New Delhi: Donating hair is a great way to show our support to people battling cancer and in one such noble initiative 80 girl students of a private college in Tamil Nadu have donated a portion of their hair which has left netizens impressed. A report doing the rounds on social media stated that around […]

Two Indian-American Doctors Seek To Arrest Tsunami Of Cancer In India

Washington: Two eminent Indian-American doctors, known for their pioneering research and treatment of cancer patients, are seeking to arrest what they describe as “tsunami” of the deadly disease that has now engulfed India through a massive effort of early detection and health education. Dattatreyudu Nori, an internationally acclaimed oncologist, who has treated several top Indian […]

The new chicken substitute post corona scare

Lucknow: With the sales of chicken and mutton going down due to the coronavirus scare, it is the humble ‘kathal’ (jackfruit) that is emerging as an acceptable alternative. ‘Kathal’ is now selling at Rs 120 per kilogram — an increase of more than 120 per cent over the normal Rs 50 per kilogram. The jackfruit, […]

Hospital misses but Apple Watch detects heart condition in elderly women

London: In another example of how Apple Watch can save peoples lives, an 80-year-old woman in Germany was saved by the ECG functionality of Apple Watch for uncovering her heart condition that was missed by a hospital’s own ECG during a diagnosis. According to a study by Oxford University researchers published in the European Heart […]

Janmoni Gogoi
Assam Police gifts 2-wheeler to young woman who sells vegetables on bicycle

Dibrugarh: Assam Police has gifted a two-wheeler to a 20-year-old woman of Dibrugarh district, who has been selling vegetables door to door on a bicycle to back her parents during the ongoing lockdown. A photograph of Janmoni Gogoi, with large bags hanging from the handle of her bicycle and a basket on its carrier, selling […]

Rath Yatra 2020
Rath Yatra 2020: Holy Trinity Reaches Gundicha Temple, Pahandi Tomorrow

Not a leaf moves without the will of the Supreme', Lord Jagannath and that is what prevailed when love and devotion won over fear and apprehension as Supreme Court modified its June 18 order to allow Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity in Puri only amid the Covid pandemic.

Mowgli Girl’s Tale: Journey From The Wilds To Social

Lucknow: In January 2017, when she was found in the jungles of Katarniyaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Bahraich district, she had all the spotlights turned on to her. Having apparently lived in the wild, she would walk on all fours like animals, growl and snarl at humans and could not eat with her hands. She was […]

Bahuda Yatra 2020
Bahuda Yatra Live Update: Chariots Of Trinity Reach Srimandir

Bahuda Yatra concluded as the divine siblings Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath reached to their abode from Gundicha temple in Puri today.

Twitterati Is In Splits After #JusticeForKaku Floods All Social Media Platforms

A video of a domestic help arguing with her employers over Rs. 1800 has gone viral on all social media platforms. In the video that has been shot at an undisclosed location, the woman is heard arguing in Marathi over not being paid Rs 1800 as agreed and the man trying to convince her that […]

Durga Puja Odisha
Durga Puja 2020: Ganjam Admin Issues Guidelines For Dussehra Celebrations

Berhampur: The district administration of Ganjam has reportedly issued guidelines to be followed during the observance of Durga Puja and Dussehra this year in view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation. The height of the Durga idol has been capped at 4-ft for all the puja pandals and mandaps. This apart, restrictions have been imposed on […]

Durga Idol Height: Orissa HC Asks Advocate General To Submit Status Report

Cuttack: Hearing petitions of various Puja Committees in connection with the cap on the height of Durga idols, the Orissa High Court today asked the Advocate General to submit a status report of a few under-construction idols taller than the stipulated height of 4-ft. The Court has also asked to ensure that the safety of […]

Navratri 2020: Top Wishes, Messages To Send Your Loved Ones

Every year, there comes a period in the Pratipada Tithi, Ashwin Shukla Paksh (waxing phase of the moon) when the holy 10 day period of Navratri begins. This festive season is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil and also a time to celebrate and seek blessings from Maa Durga. The Goddess arrives in […]

Odisha: Temples Sealed For Flouting Covid Protocols During Navratri
Odisha: Temples Sealed For Flouting Covid Protocols During Navratri

Berhampur: As many as three temples in Berhampur were sealed on Saturday on charges of flouting Covid-19 protocols on the first day of Navratri puja. As per reports, a joint team of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) and Ganjam district administration conducted surprised visits at several temples in Berhampur city yesterday. The officials sealed Maa Kali […]

Odisha Decks Up For Navratri; Preparations For Durga Puja Reach Final Stages

Bhubaneswar: The auspicious nine-day Navratri festivities is being observed at major religious shrines and various Shakti pithas across Odisha amidst the COVID-19 restrictions. Most of the shrines and mandaps are now reverberating with chanting of shlokas and other mantras. Special rituals are being performed to pay obeisance to the Goddess who is worshiped in various […]