Latest North India Stories

2006-03-07 08:46:22

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Dozens of people were hurt in at least two separate explosions on Tuesday in the north Indian pilgrimage town of Varanasi, an official said. One explosion was reported in a packed Hindu temple and another occurred in the railway station, a federal interior ministry official told Reuters. Temple-studded Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh state, is one of the holiest cities for India's majority Hindu population.

2006-01-14 07:37:48

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Police in north India have arrested five people and seized 14 leopard skins and one skin of a civet cat from them in what could turn out to be a big poaching racket, a senior police official said on Saturday. The seizures and arrests were made earlier this week in Fatehpur district, about 200 kms (125 miles) from Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state. "The kingpins are still at large and we are trying to get them," senior police officer Vir Bahadur Singh...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.