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Afghanistan’s snowy hilltops now draw skiiing youngsters

Bamyan (Afghanistan), Jan 18 When the Gunbadak hilltops are snow-capped, covering their usual mud and dust, dozens of children flock to the peak which lies 30 minutes away from Bamyan city, the capital of central Bamyan province, to enjoy skiing, a fun-filled pursuit not often associated with the conflict-ridden country.

Where Himachal villagers observe silence to appease deities (Societal Feature)

Manali, Jan 18 Traditional apple-growing villagers around this tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh are wrapping themselves up in thick blankets as they prepare to observe silence for almost a month in a hoary religious tradition.

Rajasthan Education Minister flayed for cow comments

Jaipur, Jan 17 Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani, who on Monday had claimed that cows inhale and exhale oxygen, has come in for sharp criticism both from scientists and in the social media.

Amazon sacks worker for sending parcel with ‘Uncle Adolf’ note

London, Jan 17 An Amazon worker has been sacked for putting a note reading Greetings from Uncle Adolf in a parcel to a Jewish mum.

Sikh boy in Australia denied enrolment in school for wearing turban

Melbourne, Jan 17 A five-year-old Sikh boy was denied entry by a school here for wearing a turban as it said that the religious head gear was not in conformity with the school's uniform policy.

Thane girl to attend Trump’s inaugural in Washington

Thane (Maharashtra), Jan 17 A teenaged girl from this Maharashtra city is off to Washington to attend the new US President Donald Trump's inaugural on Friday and attend a five-day US Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit.

‘Trump to bring his signature extravagant style to White House kitchen’

Washington, Jan 17 Despite owning more than a dozen luxury restaurants, Donald Trump is not that interested in food. His culinary tastes are known to range from KFC and taco bowls to well-done steaks.

These kids risked their lives to save others’

New Delhi, Jan 17 Their daredevil acts in dire straits surpass the everyday acts of courage that we read or hear about. These confident and audacious children have been selected for National Bravery Awards for they are an inspiration to us, all in all for their conscience and moral bravery.

Many ATMs run dry but queues get shorter

New Delhi, Jan 17 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the limit on daily withdrawal from ATMs from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000, but a day after the decision many ATMs across the national capital were without cash.

25 children win National Bravery Awards

New Delhi, Jan 17 Twenty five children from different parts of the country have been selected for Indian Council for Child Welfare's (ICCW) National Bravery Awards to be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23.

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