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Rajnath Singh – first defence minister to fly in Tejas fighter jet

"The minister will be briefed by IAF officers before taking a sortie on Thursday,” a Defence Ministry official had said.

Safdarjung Tomb gets its fountains back after decades

The arches and minarets of the 18-century Mughal-era monument, the Safdarjung Tomb, now stand awashed in the light of 213 "technologically advanced LEDs".

Meet Amit Ranjan Karmakar, the radio man of Kumartuli

Set against the unlikely backdrop of Kumartuli, Amit Ranjan Karmakar's little shop is easy to miss. In his mid-60s, the 'radio man' of Kumartuli sits surrounded by radio sets of all sizes and vintages. (Text written by Yajnaseni Chakraborty)

From Daryaganj to Mahila Haat: Delhi’s iconic Sunday book market finds a new home

Every Sunday, for the past 54 years, the Daryaganj Sunday book market has been catering to book-lovers of all kinds — be it school students, university professors, or students preparing for competitive examinations.

A sneek peek into Gurgaon’s camera museum

Aditya Arya collected three studio cameras from Mumbai and Delhi junk dealers. He recalls spending hours with the local dealers till a few years ago.

From lush green hills to battle-hardened lands: Kohima in pictures

Let the road to Kohima — infamous for its gaping potholes — not be a sign of things to come. Brush aside the dust and wander around the hilly capital of Nagaland to find walls that pop with graffiti, cafes with dreamy decor, markets that sell frogs and the latest in Korean fashion side by side — with oodles of style, all peppered with a bit of history.

Ganpati Visarjan 2019: Devotees bid farewell to Bappa on Anant Chaturdashi

Anant Chaturthi, the festival which marks the end of the 10-day long Ganesha Festival, draws a huge crowd of devotees. Mumbai is popular for hosting some of the most famous Ganpati festivals and mandals.

PM Modi’s gifts to be auctioned online, proceeds to go to Namami Gange

The e-auction will be held on an online portal designed by the National Informatics Centre. The auction will be open to all and will be held from September 14 to October 3.

Happy Onam 2019: Malayalis celebrate the harvest festival across India

From a nine-course feast called Onasadya to festivities called Onakalikal, Onam is the most important annual festival for Malayalis.

Muharram 2019: Pictures of procession from around the country

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, grandson of Prophet Mohammed at the Battle of Karbala in Iraq. See photos here.

With plea and protests, Save Aarey campaign gathers momentum

Apart from the car shed for Metro line 3, a part of the Aarey Milk Colony -- which adjoins Sanjay Gandhi National Park -- will also be used to create Metro Bhavan, the nerve-centre for the 337-km network which is under construction.

As heavy rains lash Mumbai, commuters carry on unhindered

The rains did not pose to be a major impediment for the Mumbaikars as the commuters carried on throughout the day with its daily humdrum.