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Elephants guard calf born on roadside


For those passing through the Masinagudi-Theppakadu road traversing the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) on Monday, it was a touching scene - a herd of three wild jumbos exhibited exemplary parental care

India behind world average in bottled water consumption


The consumption of bottled water in India has shown a jump of 21 per cent in the last fiscal but the country is still far behind as compared to global average, according to a research recently conduct

Novel loo turns poo into electricity and fertilizers


Scientists in Singapore have invented a new toilet system that will turn human waste into electricity and fertilisers and also reduce the amount of water needed for flushing by up to 90 per cent compa

India's poorest turn video journalists to fill news gap


One video shows police beating protesters with sticks. Another shows two lifeless, dirty bodies dragged from their workplace in the sewers. In a third, a man explains why his hand was slashed.

The di

E-waste spoils living rooms


Builder C.M. Rajinikanth of Metha Nagar gave away nearly 34 kg of electronic waste during our recent collection of e-waste campaign in Chennai.

He disposed of outdated speakers, old CPU and a printe

Indonesian sharia stronghold 'rehabilitates' punks


Indonesian sharia police are ‘morally rehabilitating’ more than 60 young punk rock fans in Aceh province on Sumatra island, saying the youths are tarnishing the province's image.

Since being arrested

Children without water, milk inside Kudankulam complex

"We are under house arrest, without drinking water and even milk for children. Our stock of provisions is running out and we do not have vegetables," complained a housewife living inside the Kudankula

Armenian emigration creates 'women-only' villages


There are no men to be seen in the rural lanes of Vardzador as mother-of-four Susanna Asatrian makes her way to the fields to thresh barley and wheat.

Her husband has left the country in search of wo

Delhi unsafe for women even during day: study


Police may say they are doing whatever they can to ensure safety of women in the capital but a study on rape cases claims that the fairer sex is not safe here even during daytime.

The study, conducte

Medical train only hope for Indians left behind


Dozens of elderly villagers, tribal tattoos marking their scrawny arms, sit in a dimly lit hall. Hidden behind large sunglasses or with white bandages wrapped across one eye, they're all recovering fr

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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