Mahesh Sharma

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Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

The coronavirus outbreak in India seems to be accelerating as 704 positive cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day jump yet.

Dadri lynching accused get front row seats at Adityanath's rally

01 Apr 2019

Dadri lynching accused get front row seats at Adityanath's rally

As Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath delivered his speech in Bisada on Sunday, he received loud cheers from those sitting in the front row.

ASI monuments to remain open till 9PM? Government plans so

25 Nov 2018

ASI monuments to remain open till 9PM? Government plans so

Almost 4,000 historical sites under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) may have to junk their "closed-after-the-sunset" dictum and remain open for visitors till 9 pm, if a blueprint being prepared by the Ministry of Culture sees the light of day.

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

12 Aug 2018

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

Every year, during monsoon, landslides claim a number of lives in Manipur, which has already witnessed six major landslides this year.

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

07 Jun 2018

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

Senior BJP leaders embarked on a mission to reach out to the voters in Uttar Pradesh and inform them about the work done by the Narendra Modi-led government in last four years.

Is Taj Mahal turning brown? Scientific study to find out

04 Jun 2018

Is Taj Mahal turning brown? Scientific study to find out

The color of Taj Mahal from yellow to supposed brown has troubled environmentalists; hence, a scientific study will find the exact hue of the monument.

Harsh Vardhan seeks states' help to achieve environment-related targets

04 Jun 2018

Harsh Vardhan seeks states' help to achieve environment-related targets

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today said if states work together, the country will achieve all its environment-related targets within a year.

NCERT's Unni-Munni change political beliefs: From criticism to idolization

31 May 2018

NCERT's Unni-Munni change political beliefs: From criticism to idolization

It is only natural for governments to exercise some control on the narrative in academic textbooks, partly to ensure positive national sentiment.

Only India can show right path to the world: Bhagwat

26 Feb 2018

Only India can show right path to the world: Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that only India can show the right path to the world and everyone should work together for the unity of the country.

Visit to Taj Mahal to cost more but last shorter

14 Feb 2018

Visit to Taj Mahal to cost more but last shorter

Starting April, tickets for entry to the Taj Mahal's premises will cost Rs. 10 more, while entry to the main mausoleum, which contains Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal's graves, will no longer be free.

Swiss couple attack: Five, including three minors, arrested

27 Oct 2017

Swiss couple attack: Five, including three minors, arrested

Police have arrested five people for assaulting a Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri last Sunday.

Amit Shah flags off the Janaraksha Yatra protesting "red-jihadi" terror

03 Oct 2017

Amit Shah flags off the Janaraksha Yatra protesting "red-jihadi" terror

BJP chief Amit Shah has flagged off the Janaraksha Yatra to be led by the party's state president Kummanam Rajashekhharan at Payyannur.

Plastic bags: MP enforces ban in bid to protect environment

12 Apr 2017

Plastic bags: MP enforces ban in bid to protect environment

Madhya Pradesh is all set to go polythene-free from May 1, with the state government imposing a ban on plastic bags effective from next month.

Mud therapy being used on Taj Mahal

06 Apr 2017

Mud therapy being used on Taj Mahal

As the white marble monument changes its colour, a kind of mud therapy is being undertaken to revive the Taj Mahal's colour.

Swaraj comes to help of Indian woman suffering in Pakistan

21 Mar 2017

Swaraj comes to help of Indian woman suffering in Pakistan

When the father of Mohammadia Begum, an Indian woman allegedly being ill-treated by her in-laws in Pakistan, reached out to Sushma Swaraj through an SOS YouTube video, the External Affairs minister soon directed the Indian High Commission to renew her passport and facilitate her return.

Only unmarried women allowed in Telangana's social welfare colleges

02 Mar 2017

Only unmarried women allowed in Telangana's social welfare colleges

Only unmarried women are allowed in Telangana's social welfare women's colleges, which provides students everything for free.

"Women wearing jeans, 'men's clothes' should be drowned in sea"

28 Feb 2017

"Women wearing jeans, 'men's clothes' should be drowned in sea"

A video featuring a Kerala pastor has gone viral, where he says "sinner" women who wear jeans and "men's clothing" should be drowned in the sea with rocks tied to their bodies.

2 boys clicking selfies on railway tracks killed

17 Jan 2017

2 boys clicking selfies on railway tracks killed

Two teenagers named Yash Kumar (16) and Shubham (14), were crushed under a running train while posing for selfies between two railway tracks at Anand Vihar in East Delhi.

Live-wire kills a youth taking selfie on a train

14 Jan 2017

Live-wire kills a youth taking selfie on a train

A 20-year-old engineering student, one Rajpal Gourav Patra of Koraput died after being touched by a high-tension wire while clicking a selfie.

PM Modi made Incredible India mascot

07 Nov 2016

PM Modi made Incredible India mascot

The Indian tourism ministry has finally decided their new mascot for the Incredible India advertising campaign, and it's none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5 students die taking selfie in Warangal

18 Sep 2016

5 students die taking selfie in Warangal

Five students of the Vagdevi Engineering College in Warangal died after attempting to take a selfie at the Dharmasagar reservoir 10km away from the college.

No selfies mid-air: DGCA to pilots

11 Sep 2016

No selfies mid-air: DGCA to pilots

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued directives to all pilots strictly forbidding anyone from taking selfies in the cockpit while flying.

Union Minister's advice for female foreign tourists

29 Aug 2016

Union Minister's advice for female foreign tourists

Union Minister, Mahesh Sharma, advised female foreign tourists to be aware of cultural differences between India and the Western world and be mindful of their clothing.

Government to start taking precautions to avoid deaths by Selfies

10 Aug 2016

Government to start taking precautions to avoid deaths by Selfies

Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma stated that State Governments and Union Territories are accountable for visitors at tourist sites.