Kerala mosque hosts Hindu wedding

People of Kayamkulam cutting across their religious lines reached at Cheravally Muslim Jamaat mosque to see a Hindu wedding on Sunday.Sarath Sasi, son of Sasidharan and Mini Sasi, Kappil Kizhakku, Kayamkulam married Anju Ashok Kumar on the premises of the mosque and Hindu priest led the rituals. After...

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‘Khichdi’ cooked in Himachal set Guinness Record

A 1,995kg 'khichdi' dish made from rice and lentils, prepared by the Himachal Pradesh Department of Tourism in association with Shimla-based Durga Devi Behari Lal Charitable Trust, entered the Guinness World Records on Tuesday.It was served to devotees on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, the Hindu festival...

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Porsche owner in Gujarat pays ₹27.68 lakh to get his supercar back

Owner of a Porsche 911 sports car, worth around ₹2 crore, paid ₹27.68 lakh towards pending taxes, interest and penalty to get back his vehicle that was impounded for lack of valid documents and for being run in the state without registration since 2017, police said on Wednesday.After paying the money...

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Spiritual organisation not above law: HC to Isha Foundation on Cauvery Calling case

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation to disclose how much funds it has collected for its Cauvery Calling initiative. The bench, led by Chief Justice Abhay Oka was hearing a petition filed against Isha Foundation collecting money from farmers to fund the initiative.“Creating...

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Power to the goon

The mob violence on JNU students is a chronicle foretold. Those whose job is to protect the campus are accomplicesA narrative of aggressive nationalism was carefully nurtured to normalise the vilifying of the university and its inhabitants, dogwhistling that targeting JNU has the sanction of the government.The...

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Tamil Nadu man who made it big in Kerala gives Rs 1 crore worth of land to poor

K Abdullah (born Subramani), 51, was in his early teens when he left Puliyankudi near Kadayanallur in Tenkasi district and arrived at Kadakkal in Kollam district in Kerala to earn a living. A Class I dropout, all he could do was help out in a snack shop. Through hard work and sheer perseverance over...

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‘Oxygen Parlour’ at Nashik railway station to combat air pollution

In a unique initiative to battle rising air pollution in cities, an ‘Oxygen Parlour’ has been opened at Nashik railway station to provide an experience of breathing clean air to the commuters.The initiative comes with the efforts of Airo Guard in collaboration with the Indian Railways.The co-founder...

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Mumbaikar lights 67-feet Xmas tree using Alexa

Douglas Saldanha, a landscape architect from Mumbai’s Worli, in memory of his late sister Twila decorated a 67-feet Christmas tree with over 50,000 lights, out of which 192 smart lights can be voice-controlled with Alexa.The setup is made magical by Alexa, a voice assistant that comes with Amazon Echo...

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ORR metro line likely to be ready by 2023

The outer ring road Metro line seems to be back on track as the BMRCL has invited bids for the second time with the tender documents indicating that the civil work may be completed by the end of 2022.The works on the 18.5-km metro line from Silk Board Junction to KR Puram have been divided into two packages...

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Top 10 safety tips for driving in the rain!

An unsettled period of weather has been forecast in the UAE this week as winter sets in. When cloudy skies turn into heavy rain storms, the roads become rather hazardous. When it rains here, it usually causes large amounts of standing water on the roads. With most motorists used to dry conditions, unsurprisingly,...

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