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Journalist cycles 3,000 kilometers for conservation

Coimbatore - R Kalai Selvan, a television journalist from India, has cycled 3,080 kilometers (1,913 miles), to spread the word about the importance of protecting the Western Ghats, a mountain range in South India, and an important biosphere reserve.

India, Japan Prime Ministers meet in Kyoto

Kyoto - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kyoto, Japan on August 30 on a visit to the country, which is expected to see a big rise in the level of interaction between the two nations.

Indian scientists may have found 'wonder herb' in Himalayas

Indian scientists may have found a multi-functional "wonder herb" that can regulate the immunity system, adapt to challenging environmental situations and help people stay protected from radiation.

Indian government bars movie based on Indira Gandhi's assassins

New Delhi - A day before its scheduled release across India, Punjabi film "Kaum De Heere" — based on the lives of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassins — was barred from screening by the central government.

Indian youth dies while fighting for ISIS

Mumbai - Four young men from Kalyan, a suburb of Mumbai — educated youngsters from middle class families — disappeared in late May, leaving behind a note about their mission to fight for Islam.

Indians celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi festival

Indians celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival in honor of the elephant-headed god Ganesha. Tweets, SMSes and emails marked the day in the 21st century avatar of the festival.

Porn stars allowing men to fondle breasts for charity at Boob-Aid

For 24 consecutive hours, 10 female Japanese porn actresses will allow men to fondle their boobs. The boob gropers must first make a donation to the fight against AIDS, however, and while they're doing it they'll be on TV.

Konark Temple heritage site set to get interpretation center

New Delhi - The Indian Oil Foundation Trust (IOF) is working to finish the state-of-the-art "Interpretation Centre" project at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sun Temple of Konark in Odisha. IOF plans to be done by April 2015.

Indian government unveils 'Universal Health Assurance' scheme

New Delhi - India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan gave the media its first glimpse of what his government plans with the "Universal Health Assurance" (UHA) scheme.

Indian govt aims to spruce up Puri Jagannath temple in a year

Puri - The Jagannath Temple in the west Indian city of Puri is set to receive a sprucing and cleaning up over the next year, in time for a major festival. Puri is considered one of the seven holy cities in India, and is a major tourist destination.

Indians celebrate festival marking birth of Lord Krishna

Krishna Janmashtami, the festival celebrating the birth anniversary of the Hindu deity Lord Krishna, was celebrated in India last week.

Devotees celebrate annual Kamakhya Temple festival

Guwahati - Devotees from various parts of India visited the Kamakhya Temple in the north-eastern state of Assam to witness the three-day Deodhani Dance Festival, which is organized in honor of the Hindu snake goddess Mansa.

Firing range instructor shot dead accidentally by 9-year-old girl

A tragedy at an Arizona firing range has taken the life of an instructor. The man, Charles Vacca was teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire an Uzi Monday morning and when she fired the force sent the gun to her left and up. Vacca was shot in the head.

​10 pilgrims killed in temple stampede in India

Bhopal - Ten people were killed and several dozen were injured in a stampede at the Bharat Milap temple in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Sex study: Lesbians orgasm more than straight women, but not men

Research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington found that lesbians have more orgasms compared to straight women. Overall though, men still come first.

Mumbai Jewish centre stormed in 2008 attacks reopens

Mumbai - A Jewish centre in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday, nearly six years after heavily armed militants stormed the building and killed six people inside during the 2008 attacks on the city.

India doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

New Delhi - Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.

Low-caste Indians still forced to clean human waste: rights group

Mumbai - Low-caste Indians are still routinely forced into manually removing human excrement from toilets despite a highly-publicised law introduced last year to end the "discriminatory practice", a rights group said Monday.

China claims Dalai Lama in talks to return to Tibet

Lhasa - China’s government in Tibet has claimed that the Dalai Lama is in talks with Beijing through “personal envoys” on the possibility of returning to Tibet.

Introducing the Rice Bucket Challenge

A woman from India had an answer for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Her challenge has been dubbed the Rice Bucket Challenge.
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