Dia Mirza named ambassador for ‘Swachh Saathi’ programme

Mumbai, Jun 6 (PTI) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has been named the ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission's youth-based 'Swachh Saathi' (student internship) programme. The "Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein" star will take forward the message of the government's 'Swachh Saathi' programme, which she hails as the most important part to realise

Sonu Sood wraps ‘Kung Fu Yoga’

Mumbai, May 14 (PTI) Actor Sonu Sood has finished the shoot of his forthcoming film "Kung Fu Yoga" starring Jackie Chan in the lead role. The 42-year-old "Happy New Year" actor took to Twitter to cherish his journey on the film's set and praised the action star. "And it's a WRAPPP! the

Leopard, leopard everywhere

Leopards are suddenly being sighted all over India. Rapid urbanisation and change in weather conditions have made wild animals move towards cities in search of food. This has led to man vs animal conflict at many places. Villagers in Yamunanagar district had a tense night on Sunday as a wild

Flying snake spotted in India

A rare three-foot flying snake was spotted in India's Coimbatore district by residents. The species, seen in South India, is mostly found in Sri Lanka and other zones having same climatic conditions. Kalampalayam villagers called the snake rescuers to capture the reptile which was seen crawling, jumping and flying from

Watch: 100 bullets used to kill wild bear

It is known that a wild bear went berserk and killed three persons in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh in India on Saturday. But it has come to light that policemen also went berserk when they shot it dead with over 100 bullets. The footage of over 100 bullets being fired at

Poachers strike, kill two leopards

Two leopards have been found dead at two places in India with forest officials suspecting poaching for selling their nails and skin which command a high price in illegal market. In the first incident in Maharashtra state, a leopard was found dead in Ghatkukda under Nagalwadi forest range. The leopard was

Watch: Rare heavy rain causes flooding in many areas in UAE

Rare heavy to moderate rain hit most areas of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, causing closure of schools, stock market and suspension of flights on Thursday. Rain was quite well spread as it fell in the northern Emirates in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah,

A wedding of sparrows to save endangered birds!

Ever heard of wedding of sparrows? No, but this is what was done in Uttar Pradesh in India to spread awareness about the rapid decline in the number of these common birds. Not only this, in UP and Punjab birdhouses are being put up by people voluntarily to stall the

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