The Ajanta Caves in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state constitute ancient monasteries and worship halls of different Buddhist traditions carved into a 75-metre wall of rock. The caves also have paintings featuring the past lives and rebirths of Lord Buddha, pictorial tales and rock-cut sculptures of Buddhist deities.
While watching someone scratch any part of their body consistently may gross some people out, a man in India has turned the off-putting act of scratching an itch into a hilarious event by using a humongous tool to relieve his discomfort.
The accused driver, identified as Shubham Kumar, was caught by the public and a Delhi police traffic constable after a chase.
Heavy torrential rains overnight coupled with thunderstorms and no visibility in India's entertainment and financial capital Mumbai, Pune, and other parts of Maharashtra have led to waterlogging in low-lying areas.
The northern state of Haryana is among the worst three in India when it comes to crimes against women, per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data. The state's crime rate against women was 108.5 (per 100,000 people) in 2019. Assam and Rajasthan are also on the list.
In less than 24 hours, Indian security personnel have eliminated four suspected terrorists in Kashmir's Shopian district. On Wednesday, the Indian Army allegedly foiled a suspected Border Action Team (BAT) action by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kupwara district.
Who says women can only lean against men riding motorbikes? Men flaunting wheelies and drifts on superbikes are so passé now, with women taking over the turf across the world.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), a former ally of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party, quit the coalition last month over the federal government’s refusal to ensure legal safeguards for protesting farmers.
The death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has been judged suspicious, prompting one of the biggest investigations in the Hindi film industry. The 34-year-old Bollywood star was found dead in his Mumbai flat on 14 June. The actor's death led to a massive uproar, with the case being probed by three major agencies.
After a year-long wait, Apple has treated its over 728 million fans around the world with the much anticipated line-up of “next gen” 5G-enabled iPhone 12 devices. In a virtual launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled four new devices in vibrant colour variants – iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been leaving no stone unturned to grab power in Jammu and Kashmir, which is heading to the polls to elect a new state assembly. However, with the main political parties boycotting the elections, the BJP will remain untested in the absence of strong opponents, according to experts.
In recent months, a string of incidents involving fires have been reported in India. Last week, one major blaze engulfed a factory that used polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to make shoe soles in New Delhi.
Border tensions between India and China erupted in April this year after the two sides accused each other of crossing the Line of Actual Control (LAC). While troops from both nations are on guard along the LAC in Ladakh, ordinary Indians and Chinese have continuously engaged in a war of words on Twitter.
Controversy continues to rage over the 14 September gang rape of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras in India’s Uttar Pradesh. The family of the victim, who died during treatment at a Delhi hospital on 29 September, has alleged that the Uttar Pradesh administration cremated the body without their consent, triggering a nationwide outrage.
Tanishq, a jewellery brand owned by the Tata Group of companies, has pulled its advertisement after huge backlash over the content showing a Hindu bride being pampered by her Muslim mother-in-law.
A total of 206 terrorism-related incidents have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir between 5 August of last year and 31 August of this year, junior Home Minister G Kishen Reddy told the Indian parliament in September. By contrast, during the same period a year ago, there were 443 such incidents, as per official statistics.
Indian Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan released a national clinical protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for the management of COVID-19 on 6 October. The Indian Medical Association, a national body of practitioners of modern medicine in the country, took strong exception to the protocol calling it a "fraud on the nation and gullible patients".
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun has been in India on a two-day visit, arriving just days after a QUAD ministerial meeting was held in Tokyo. In his address at the Indo-US Forum on Monday, Biegun claimed India and the US have been "cautious" when it comes to China.
From a deadly pandemic to the Pentagon's confirmations of UFOs, the year of 2020 has probably left no stone unturned to freak humans out. It seems like the whole year has been one long, dark Halloween night with everything scary happening at the same time.
From a peak of about 42,000 points in early March, the Sensex plunged to 26,000 by the end of the same month due to the COVID-induced lockdown. It has since regained the lost ground and is hovering over 40,000 points now.