Bring the butterflies home

“It is possible to attract butterflies anywhere if you conserve the natural habitat and focus on native flora… This will help sustain the common species of butterflies in our cities,” says Sammilan Shetty, conservationist and founder of butterfly park in Belvai near Mangaluru. “Our cities,” he says, “do not allow even a blade of grass […]

Russian Space-Age Stealth Bomber to Hit the Skies With Hypersonic Weapons

“This is a fundamentally new plane with a new sighting and navigation system. This plane will be equipped with the latest communication systems and electronic warfare, and will have little visibility to radar,” Long-Range Aviation Commander Lt.-Gen. Anatoly Zhuravlev said.

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

The ammonium nitrate, a chemical used in fertilizers and explosives, originated from a cargo ship called MV Rhosus that had been travelling from the country of Georgia to Mozambique in 2013. It made an unscheduled detour to Beirut as the Russian shipowner was struggling with debts and hoped to earn some extra cash in Lebanon. […]

In numbers: Remembering Quit India Movement

It was at this time that the Indian National Congress decided to launch a call for complete independence. When the British government did not respond, the Congress Working Committee that met at Wardha in July 1942 adopted the Quit India resolution, which was adopted with a little modification by the All India Congress Committee on […]

How one man in Kochi is putting some of the city’s vacant plots to use by farming vegetables, organically

However, the organic farmer’s lockdown experiment has surprised him, as well as the neighbours, with its success. Anthony did not expect the quantity he is harvesting — around 60 kilograms of vegetables every day from this plot and a combined 100-odd kilograms from another one acre-plus plot — even while on a third, a 17.5 […]

Donald Trump says he’ll order unemployment payments if impasse persists

Friday’s talks took place after Labor Department reported a 1.76 million jump in payrolls in July, beating most estimates. The unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, still higher than at the peak of the Great Recession in 2009. And higher-frequency data are turning more negative, as businesses use up the last of their federal loans and […]

The Weekend Room with Shantiswarup Panda from Raymond

marketing strategies. The weekend special column shall feature the head honchos across industries and services.This weekend we feature Shantiswarup Panda, chief marketing officer- lifestyle business, Raymond, who talks about his favourite brands, ads, web-series amongst others.A brand which is your life-line and why?Amul – A big part of food in my kitchen is contributed by […]

Virus aid talks collapse; no help expected for jobless now

Friday’s Capitol Hill session followed a combative meeting Thursday evening that for the first time cast real doubt on the ability of the Trump administration and Democrats to come together on a fifth COVID-19 response bill. Pelosi summoned Mnuchin and Meadows in hopes of breathing life into the negotiations, which have been characterized by frustration […]

UI Urges Customers to Stay Away from Downed Wires

Downed wires and damaged electrical equipment can be dangerous even at a distance, and they can be live even if they don’t appear to be energized. Stay at least 35 feet away and never drive over a downed wire. Report downed wires and other dangerous conditions to UI by calling 800.722.5584 (800.7.CALLUI).

Obituary: Marcia Ellyn Stewart Bouchard, 73, of Orange

She graduated from Agawam High School in 1965 and received an Associate’s Degree from UConn in 1967. She later married Bob and successfully ran his renovating business for over 50 years. Marcia was always very creative and ran a basket building business with her close friend Alida Begina.