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Poignant narratives from children who lost their fathers

Poignant narratives from children who lost their fathers

What does father mean to you? Father to me is a lifeless body, dangling from a tree, few yards away from our house, into the fields that str
20 Jul 2017, 03:27 AM IST
Unique endeavor towards greening the environment

Unique endeavor towards greening the environment

Kasireddy Venkata Reddy Government Junior College, a pioneering college for women in Rayalaseema region, has emerged as the fore runner in t
20 Jul 2017, 03:21 AM IST
Jamila Nishat: Waging a battle against social evils, child marriages

Jamila Nishat: Waging a battle against social evils, child marriages

As gender equality seems to be a distant dream in the patriarchal society that we live in; here is a woman who has been working for the prog
20 Jul 2017, 02:53 AM IST
Rare case of a govt school becoming preferred destination for students

Rare case of a govt school becoming preferred destination for students

Closure of admissions is a rarity among government schools. Equally rare is high demand for admissions into these schools. But here is a uni
19 Jul 2017, 04:33 AM IST
Tribal leader raises violation of forest rights issue at UN conference

Tribal leader raises violation of forest rights issue at UN conference

Tribal leader LalsuNogoti has raised the issue of violation of the Forest Rights Act and Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas Act, 1996 b
19 Jul 2017, 04:27 AM IST

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School teacher leads the way in Haritha Haram

First look at the Upper Primary School in Karkapatla village in Siddipet is unlike other government schools in the state, for it is lush green, thanks to the efforts of its teacher
14 Jul 2017, 03:22 AM IST

Basti dwellers fight against Jabardasti by land mafia, govt

It was in the early 1980s when people residing in a few hundred shacks erected on Bojagutta hillock were spending sleepless nights with no street lights, standing to their ground t
13 Jul 2017, 04:05 AM IST

Capturing charismatic Charminar in myriad moods

“The stretch from Patterghatti to Falaknuma is a veritable treasure trove of history and the monuments provide a perfect backdrop for a water colour artist like me.
13 Jul 2017, 04:02 AM IST

Campaign to promote footwear use by barefooted children

A special awareness drive has been launched in Odisha's Ganjam district to ensure that poor school children build a habit of using footwear and stop moving around barefoot. The spe
13 Jul 2017, 03:51 AM IST

SSB to impart skill training to victims of trafficking

Frontier guarding force SSB has begun a unique programme to engage and train victims of human trafficking and unemployed youth living along the Indo-Nepal border areas in acquiring
12 Jul 2017, 03:19 AM IST

Kerala initiative to provide shelter for the homeless

Homeless poor, wandering and sleeping in city streets, will soon get a shelter in Kerala, with the state government drawing up a sustainable housing programme for them. As a prelud
12 Jul 2017, 03:15 AM IST

Green tribunal bans synthetic Chinese manja

The use of 'Chinese' kite strings, made of nylon or any synthetic material which is non-biodegradable, was today banned with immediate effect by the National Green Tribunal on the
12 Jul 2017, 03:04 AM IST

Reformer Kandukuri’s educational institutions in a state of neglect

The educational institutions established by well-known social reformer Sri KandukuriVeeresalingam Panthulu, in this historical city years ago is suffering due to financial crunch a
12 Jul 2017, 03:00 AM IST

Rebuilding lives of Sundarbans’ tiger widows

Tragedy struck this widow twice in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest. First, she watched her husband die of snakebite. Then, her young son was mauled to death by
11 Jul 2017, 02:06 AM IST

Novel endeavour to revive legacy of fountain pens

Fountain pens, over the years, have become a rarity with majority of users preferring ball point pens. But, proprietors of a city-based company here, KV Ratnam and Sons Pen Works,
11 Jul 2017, 02:02 AM IST

KCR’s and a host of other luminaries’ alma mater yet to be accorded university status

An educational institution which was started with just 32 students in 1956 in a rice mill has become an autonomous degree college imparting education to thousands of students today
11 Jul 2017, 01:55 AM IST

Lack of teachers puts lone Tamil school in Tirupati on the verge of closure

Tirupati has a rich Tamil background which is evident from 20 percent of its native population comprising Tamils. The temples here including the famed Lord Venkateswara is replete
07 Jul 2017, 03:57 AM IST

Tigers are back in Panna National Park

Motorists driving on Panna-Katni highway in Madhya Pradesh were treated to a wondrous sight of three tigers sauntering out of the Panna Tiger Reserve's core area yesterday morning.
07 Jul 2017, 03:54 AM IST

Why Mumbai is losing the battle against child malnutrition

MumbaisColaba is well known for its art deco buildings, the Gateway of India, swish pubs and restaurants, and the pleasant promenade of Marine Drive.
07 Jul 2017, 03:50 AM IST

Alluri remembered, yet his village remains forgotten

The public address system blares out patriotic songs, children gather around and amidst police security, leaders including MLAs, Minister and Collector deliver speeches. But majori
06 Jul 2017, 02:22 AM IST

Calligraphy a dying art

In a world bent on frugality and speed with keyboards and keypads dictating the terms of the written word, calligraphy is losing the battle to downloadable fonts.
06 Jul 2017, 02:08 AM IST

An elephantine problem

Last week a herd of wild elephants creating panic among villages on the fringes of Chamala forest. Besides Kuppam and Talakona forests, pachyderms are coming from as far as Sathyam
06 Jul 2017, 01:40 AM IST

India’s budget for health lowest among BRICS nations

Nine of India’s poorest states -- home to 581 million or 48 per cent of the population -- account for 70 per cent of the country’s infant deaths, 75 per cent of under-five deat
05 Jul 2017, 05:14 AM IST

Women don cow masks to show they are less safe than cattle

They are all pictures of women doing everyday activities: a woman on a street, a woman playing the piano in her home, a woman lounging in a boat, a woman at a table in a restaurant
05 Jul 2017, 05:10 AM IST

Fisherfolk struggle on Hope less Island

For around 400 fishermen inhabitants there appears little hope for survival on the 'Hope Island'. Although it provides a beautiful setting with vast expanse of sea water around for
05 Jul 2017, 05:07 AM IST