New Delhi (Sputnik): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has listed “gender equality” as one of its goals to achieve in terms of global development in the coming years. It aims to end all discrimination against women and acknowledge females for their presence and achievements, for which India’s Mumbai has done something special.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Since the news of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput broke in June, several B-town actors, politicians, and even the general public have been demanding a thorough investigation into the case. Sushant was found hanging from the ceiling of his house in India's Mumbai.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A day ahead of the anniversary of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, the people of the region are reminiscing about last year’s scene when Amarnath pilgrims were rushed out of the valley, citing fears of a potential attack, and an additional 38,000 troops deployed to the area.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The coastal Indian city of Mumbai, often romanticised in films for its soothing rain showers, is currently in the grip of a massive deluge threatening to throw the area into tailspin. A red alert has been sounded across the world’s most densely populated city in anticipation of high tides.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In November 2019, Nick Read the Global CEO of British telcom Vodafone said that the company’s future in India was in doubt. Read’s statement came just as the company was reeling under the stress of paying off statutory dues of $6.8 billion in the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has also taken its toll on the firm.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Chinese flagship tech products Weibo and Baidu Search have been blocked by India’s government in the second batch of application bans instituted by New Delhi, the Times of India reported Tuesday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As an investigation into the mysterious death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has deepened, police and other top investigative agencies have started tightening the noose around the actor's girlfried Rhea Chakraborty. Rajput was found hanging from the ceiling at his house in India's Mumbai on 14 June.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's security agencies issued a high alert in Delhi following information about the infiltration of terrorists into the country in groups of three to five to carry out a major attack.
New Delhi (Sputnik): After the Supreme Court of India ended a decades-old dispute between Hindus and Muslims by ordering the construction of the Ram Temple in a disputed territory, the preparations to build a grand temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh kicked off.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India had stripped the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir of its special status by abrogating temporary article 370 of the constitution on 5 August, 2019. The federal home ministry, which rules the state through the governor, claimed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir was better than ever.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Ayodhya - 430 miles away from India's national capital - will come to life on 5 August with the grand groundbreaking ceremony for the Ram Temple by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 161 feet tall temple is expected to be completed by 2023 after a centuries-old communal tussle that ended by court order in November 2019.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Young Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case has turned into a deepening mystery, with an ongoing media trial and police in two Indian states at odds with each other. Six, including prime accused Rhea Chakraborty, the ex-girlfriend of Sushant, have been charged under criminal conspiracy.
A Sun Halo is an optical phenomenon, formed when the Sun or Moon align with ice crystals in the sky, causing the light to split. The rare sighting happens just when the two are at the exact right position.
Elephants are considered to be the most playful and joyful mammals on earth. Just like dogs, elephants are loyal to their owners. They are said to be even emotional when separated from a particular place or person.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Hindus and Muslims fought over a piece of land in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh for almost 164 years, triggering some of the worst communal riots. Finally, in a historic judgement, the Supreme Court of India handed over the land to Hindus, while granting an alternate piece of land for Muslims to construct a mosque.
Baby elephants are some of the most adorable looking creatures who often amaze wildlife enthusiasts with their behaviour. Little jumbos remain under the protective eye of their mamas and herd but still manage to have some fun.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The incident occurred just days before the Independence Day of Pakistan (14 August) as well as that of India (15 August). Pakistan’s leading news channel Dawn has issued a statement saying that an investigation has been ordered by the media house.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As COVID-19 has slowed down the Indian economy, the government’s revenue collections have not been matching the pandemic-induced expenditures. The government needs funds to roll out a $12 billion economic stimulus package without inflating the fiscal deficit beyond a certain level.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Since the news of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death was confirmed, people from various realms, including politicians, have been demanding a thorough investigation in the case. Sushant was found hanging from the ceiling in his room at his residence in Mumbai on 14 June.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite COVID-19 concerns, Indian markets saw an increased footfall ahead of the sibling festival of Rakshabandhan. Sisters buy sacred threads, “Rakhi”, from markets on the occasion to tie it around their brothers' wrists on this highly anticipated annual day of family festivity.