According to wildlife experts, snakes are not overtly aggressive towards one another and their fight is an elaborate wrestling match which may appear like a dance but is in fact an ordeal that can last up to an hour.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Budding young Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was said to be battling depression, allegedly committed suicide in mid-June in Mumbai. The incident has triggered a nationwide debate on nepotism in the film industry and the case has taken several new turns, with the controversy refusing to die down.
New Delhi (Sputnik): ‘Dust you are and to dust you shall return,’ says the Bible. While Christians customarily intern their dead, India's community of believers was faced with a dilemma during the pandemic about burying corpses, fearing infection could spread from the dead bodies of COVID-19 victims, contrary to the advice of experts.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In 2014, India gave the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance a thumping majority and bestowed the reins of the country on the party’s firebrand leader, three-time Gujarat state chief Narendra Modi – who promised good governance and economic growth. Modi and the BJP won an overall majority in 2019.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China have been in a border dispute along the 4,057km Line of Actual Control since the last week in April. The two sides have engaged in several rounds of diplomatic and military level talks, following a violent face-off on 15 June.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - The disengagement process along the Line of Actual Control between China and India is still ongoing following the recent deadly clashes on the border between the two countries, Indian Ministry of External Affairs representative Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Kerala, the southernmost state of India, has been known as the ‘Land of Spices’ for centuries. Arab traders went there in search of spices from the ninth century onwards. Many of them later settled in Kerala, bringing an assimilation of religion and culture.
New Delhi (Sputnik): After six years of deliberations, discussions, and drafts, the Narendra Modi Cabinet approved its New Education Policy on Wednesday, aimed at transforming the Indian education system.
Stargazers in Albuquerque, New Mexico claimed they sighted a rare celestial phenomenon, a huge fireball shooting through the sky.
New Delhi (Sputnik): On 1 January, Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya proposed to Serbian actress-model Natasa Stankovic. Photos of their engagement went viral through Pandya’s Instagram posts. However, the photos also invited trolls and racial slurs.
Call it a naughty snake or a sneaky reptile, a cobra gave the shock of a lifetime to a man who had to stand still for hours before he was freed from the venomous snake.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Surveys and anti-encroachment drives are said to be underway in various Indian states to identify land to support the federal government's housing for all scheme, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bilateral relations between India and China have touched a new low after a violent face-off between the armies of the two countries on 15 June, resulting in the death of 20 Indian soldiers.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Actor Sushant Singh’s death in India has led to an unprecedented storm in the film industry, triggering blame games, conspiracy theories and a string of police action in the case. Sushant's alleged suicide in his house in Mumbai in July sent shock waves throughout the country.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian economy was slowing down even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. From a high growth rate of over 8 percent in early 2018, the country's GDP growth fell to 3.1 percent in January – March 2020. For the financial year 2020-21, India is projected to face negative growth.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government on Wednesday introduced major reforms in the education system for the first time in nearly three decades. While the government is lauding the reforms, the opposition is critical of some of its policies.
New Delhi (Sputnik): With Eid ul-Adha, one of the biggest Muslim festivals of the year, around the corner, lawmaker Nand Kishore Gurjar from the state of Uttar Pradesh's Hindu nationalist ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) caused a Twitterstorm when he controversially stated that people should "sacrifice their children instead of animals".
New Delhi (Sputnik): Between June and July, India banned 106 Chinese apps from operating in the country, alleging that they were “prejudicial” to the sovereignty, integrity, defence and security of India. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad termed the move a “digital strike” in response to China’s incursions into Indian territory in Ladakh.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The defence scam came to light following a sting operation conducted by Indian news website Tehelka in 2000-2001. Termed as ‘Operation Westend’, the sting operation was carried out to expose corruption in defence procurement deals in India.
New Delhi (Sputnik): in 2015, India pledged at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris to promote renewable energy. The country has set an ambitious target of having 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity, including 100 GW of solar power capacity, by 2022.