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Nepal bans ‘first Indian Everester couple’for photoshop fraud!

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Nepal bans ‘first Indian Everester couple’for photoshop fraud!

India’s ‘first’ mountaineering couple, two Pune cops who claimed to have conquered Everest, are scammers, it appears. Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on the two climbers who claimed to be the first Indian couple to have climbed Everest, officials say. The Nepal government investigation concluded  that photographs that show the pair at the […]

Top of the Indian Dessert charts?

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Top of the Indian Dessert charts?

You all must be knowing that India’s spice varieties are famous worldwide, with hundreds of nations importing spice products to add flavour to their recipes. However, Indian sweets or desserts too have a touching record in lifting mood by bring smiles and sighs, where everything around seems serene and nice. With increasing penetration of e-commerce […]

ISIS is in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh ….

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ISIS is in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh ….

To defeat ISIS, South Asian countries must look beyond their selfish and myopic interests The so-called Islamic State (IS) in appeared around 2014. Since then, policymakers and the strategic community in South Asia remain divided on whether the terrorist group poses a threat to the region or not. These differences can be attributed to two […]

‘Rent- a- womb’ will be illegal in India

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‘Rent- a- womb’ will be illegal in India

NEW DELHI – The Centre on Wednesday (Aug 24) approved plans to ban the booming commercial surrogacy industry, a move that would block thousands of foreign couples who flock to these centres  to have a baby. India will join several other countries who have made ‘rent-a-womb’ facilities illegal. Commercial surrogacy is banned in most developed […]

Floods douse funeral pyres across North India

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Floods douse funeral pyres across North India

Holy Smoke! They’re turning rooftops into funeral pyres in the Holy City of Benaras. They’re setting funeral pyres alight in the bye-lanes of Allahabad, while in Bihar they’re crying for dry firewood to cremate their dear departed. The Monsoon floods that are ravaging the cities, have added to the tears of an already dispossessed people… […]

India to beef up Air Defence with French fighter jets

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India to beef up Air Defence with French fighter jets

India under Prime Minister Modi is no longer shy of doing Arms deals! All eyes in South Asia are on India as it inches closer to securing a deal for 36 Dassault Rafale elite stealth fighter jets with France. This exchange is expected to be worth $8.3 billion according to defense industry analysts. The final […]

Elderly women in India: facing abuse?

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Elderly women in India: facing abuse?

Today’s India offers a lot of opportunities to women, with women having a voice in everyday life, in the business world as well as in political life. They are the backbone of every family and society. Nevertheless India is still a male dominated society, where women are often seen as subordinate and inferior to men […]

Indian workers flying back  

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Indian workers flying back  

The first batch of 26 Indian workers, who had lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia, arrived at Delhi on Thursday after the country issued them the exit visas. Saudi Arabia has also set up a crisis management group to address the difficulties being faced by the jobless Indian workers while a separate panel has been […]

Will Manoj make it to a gold in Rio?

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Will Manoj make it to a gold in Rio?

India’s boxer Manoj Kumar defeated Evaldas Petrauskas of Lituiania in the Round of 32 of the men’s Light Welterweight (64kg) category at the Rio de Janerio. Manoj dominated all three rounds to carve out a 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 verdict and entered to the pre-quarterfinals. Manoj said “My opponent was strong, but my punches had power. […]

India protests, Pakistan denies promoting  terror

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India protests, Pakistan denies promoting terror

India has launched a  formal protest to Pakistan for being responsible for cross-border terrorism. India’s Foreign Ministry said an arrested Pakistani national Bahadur Ali had confessed that he was “infiltrated into India” after being trained by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group and was ordered to attack security facilities in India. “The government of India strongly […]

India gets ready for  70th Independence day

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India gets ready for 70th Independence day

Independence Day is of great significance for the people of India. On this day India got freedom from British rule. However it was not easy for India to get freedom but our various freedom fighters made this dream into a reality. This year people are going to celebrate a grand Independence Day all over India. Prime […]

Vegan Foodies, a New Trend?

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Vegan Foodies, a New Trend?

Point and Counterpoint: Vegan Food [The comments in brackets are by Boy Shakira, the serious stuff is written by Newsnet Intern Seema Kumari]  Food is the basic need of everybody. Some are vegetarian, some are hard-core meat lovers and there are some  turning towards vegan food. (Vegan Food?, Um… like Vegetarian hard-core man!) Vegan food […]