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Leopard reserve in heart of city

Published on 13-Jan-2018
Shikar Audi inside Jhalana Leopard Reserve in Jaipur. Abhinav Mudgal

Mention of Rajasthan conjures up images of beautiful palaces and famous forts. Now, visitors can add....

Trishaws keep rolling on Myanmar's streets

Published on 13-Jan-2018
This photo taken on August 17, 2017 shows a trishaw driver making a turn on a street of Yangon. There are some 25,000 licensed drivers of the pedal-powered three-wheeler

Surrounded by a trove of tools and spare parts, trishaw maker Aye Zaw works on his latest model...

Priceless Japanese fish make a splash

Published on 13-Jan-2018
This photo taken on November 30, 2017 shows nishikigoi koi carp being bred for future contests at the Kurihara Fish Farm in Kazo, Saitama prefecture. Hand-reared for their colour and beauty, koi carp have become an iconic symbol of Japan that can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars and even participate in fishy beauty contests. / AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA

Hand-reared for their colour and beauty, koi carp have become an iconic symbol of Japan that can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars and...

20-year-old survivor of honour killing turns crusader

Published on 13-Jan-2018

Kausalya and her husband of eight months were shown no mercy when they were attacked by a group of men...

Finding hope in diving courses

Published on 06-Jan-2018
Participants undergo scuba diving training in the first phase of the programme.

A week after 2018 dawned, fishing villages along the Thiruvananthapuram coast are still waking up to the year after an uncharacteristically bleak festival season. Cyclonic...

Organic Champagne making a slow fizz

Published on 06-Jan-2018
Eric Rodez, organic winemaker in Champagne, pours some of his vintage champagne in a glass in the vat room, of his champagne house in Ambonnay on December 20, 2017. More and more vine growers turn their backs on phytosanitary products, and want to develop organic champagnes in order to reveal the typicality of the terroir. But it's still a marginal movement since only 1.9 % of the vineyard of the appellation is labeled organic. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI

A bubble it is not: the organic movement is only slowly taking root in France's Champagne region, although its proponents believe environmentally friendly techniques can...

Hong Kong's artists inspired by nature

Published on 06-Jan-2018
This picture taken on December 8, 2017 shows a woman posing on a rock for photos on Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan. Wooded hillsides, craggy ridges and wheeling birds of prey are a world away from Hong Kong's famous skyscrapers but the city's country parks are a necessary balm for its stressed out residents. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE / TO GO WITH Hong Kong-lifestyle-environment-nature-hiking-running, FEATURE by Laura MANNERING

Wooded hillsides, craggy ridges and wheeling birds of prey are a world away from Hong Kong's famous skyscrapers but the city's country parks are a...

Dry leaves burning increases pollution levels in Kashmir

Published on 06-Jan-2018
Srinagar: A woman burning chinar tree leaves to make coal, which is used in traditional fire pots known as

With air pollution worsening in many parts of he country, Jammu and Kashmir has decided to step up efforts to combat its own worsening...

Transport heritage under one roof

Published on 30-Dec-2017
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It's nearly a year when railbus on Kolar-Bangarapet and Yesvantpur-Nelamangala...

Turning e-waste into art at Ghana's toxic dump

Published on 30-Dec-2017
Ghanaian artist Joseph Awuah-Darko works on a clock, the pieces of which were found at Agbogloshie dumpsite, at his workshop at Ashesi University College where he studies, outside Accra on November 29, 2017. Joseph is the founder of Agbogblo.Shine Initiative, an organisation that advocates the use of design thinking to galvanize social change in Agbogbloshie to stop climate change. With the project, he also seeks to repurpose e-waste and scrap to create upcycled furniture. / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA ALDEHUELA

Joseph Awuah-Darko sits on a stool at one of the world's largest...

Photo Gallery
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar and actor Rekha pose for a picture...

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar and actor Rekha pose for a picture...

Actor Sunny Leone gives her measurement for her wax statue to be displayed at Madame Tussauds...

Actor Sunny Leone gives her measurement for her wax statue to be displayed at Madame Tussauds...

A woman dries red chillies at a field in a village near Jodhpur on Thursday....

A woman dries red chillies at a field in a village near Jodhpur on Thursday....

Pope Francis holds a cross that reads in Spanish

Pope Francis holds a cross that reads in Spanish "I give you my peace" upon arrival...

A villager displays a mortar shell allegedly fired on a residential area from the Pakistan...

A villager displays a mortar shell allegedly fired on a residential area from the Pakistan...

A contingent of Territorial Army wait during the Republic Day parade rehearsal at Rajpath...

A contingent of Territorial Army wait during the Republic Day parade rehearsal at Rajpath...

'Boyevaya Machine Pekhoty' tanks seen at Vijay Chowk during the Republic Day parade rehearsal...

'Boyevaya Machine Pekhoty' tanks seen at Vijay Chowk during the Republic Day parade rehearsal...

Artists paint an idol of Goddess Saraswati at a workshop in Amritsar on Thursday...

Artists paint an idol of Goddess Saraswati at a workshop in Amritsar on Thursday...

Cranes lift a Boeing 737-800 of Turkey's Pegasus Airlines in Trabzon, Turkey...

Cranes lift a Boeing 737-800 of Turkey's Pegasus Airlines in Trabzon, Turkey...

Tableaux artists rehearse for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi...

Tableaux artists rehearse for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi...

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