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Day: November 18, 2018

IKEA Plans To Fix India’s Air Pollution by Turning Rice Straws into Furniture

Ikea to reduce air pollution by turning rice straw into a new renewable material source for its products. Ikea to reduce air pollution by turning rice straw into a new renewable material source for its products. Loading… Swedish-founded multinational group IKEA is lending a helping hand to India– to solve the crisis of air pollution. […]

Women’s World T20: India’s Top Five Performances En Route Semis

Team India have made it to the business end of ICC Women’s World T20, being held in West Indies. The Indian side, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, are unbeaten in the group stages. On 17 November, they defeated Australia by 48 runs in their last Group B encounter. Before this, India had won over New Zealand, […]

Looks like Unity: In the game of statues and perceptions, we can win by ‘going local’

Last week, I wrote about how larger-than-life figures are stealing our attention. Today, we will focus on the most damaging kind of attention bandit — the big politician. Democracies are big stages for attention-stealing political stunts because leaders’ fates rest on, basically, audience voting. One can think of democracy as one massive reality TV show […]

Cats at the Musuem: Japan Gallery Has Been Fending Off Adorable Furry Invasion for Two Years

Love em or hate em, cats tend to get what they want. And even if they don’t, they keep trying till they succeed. Speaking of feline fortitude, two cats in Japan have become world famous after videos of them trying to repeatedly enter a museum went viral. The cats have been trying to access the […]

CM Orders Probe Into Felling of Trees For Brewery Plant in Odisha

A scuffle broke out between the police and local people at Odisha’s Dhenakanal district over felling of trees by the administration to facilitate construction of a brewery, prompting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to halt the project and order a probe. On Saturday, 17 November, locals came out in large numbers to protest against the administration’s […]

Tribal sugarcane farmers in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja banking on Congress to end human-elephant conflict in district

It had appeared to be a normal day for 64-year-old Juthel Das. He had hopped onto his bike in the morning to head to his farmland 3 kilometres from home. He worked through the day and had been peacefully riding back home in the evening, when a group of elephants ambushed him. He first attempted […]

Amid Flood Recovery, Annual Kerala Boat Race Brings Cheer to Locals, Helps Revive Tourism

Even as Kerala is on its way to a slow but sure recovery from the devastating floods that near submerged the state in August, the ‘Nehru Boat Race’ may serve as a catalyst to pull the state out of its morass. On November 10 this year, 25 traditional snake boats participated in a sporting event, […]

SC Dismisses Plea Alleging Custodial Torture of Kathua Witness

The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea claiming that a key witness in the Kathua gangrape and murder case was allegedly tortured in custody by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in connection with a separate rape case. A bench comprising justices AM Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta rejected the petition filed by a close relative a […]

Assam NRC row: 4.5 lakh people of 40 lakh excluded from final draft submit applications for inclusion in register

Guwahati: About 4.5 lakh people, out of the total 40 lakh, who were excluded in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), have claimed that they are Indian nationals, two months after the window opens for claims and objections in the Supreme Court-monitored exercise, sources said Sunday. Besides, less than 200 applications have been received […]

#SabarimalaForAll: Here’s What’s Buzzing in New Delhi’s Ayyappa Temples

NEERAJ RADHAKRISHNAN With the first day of Mandalam season beginning on Saturday, spirituality was seen at its peak in New Delhi’s Ayyappa temples at Saket and R.K. Puram. The latter, thronged by hundreds of ardent Ayyappa devotees on a daily basis, saw a little more than the usual rush given that many were to also […]

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