89% households in central & northern India practise untouchability: Study
The country’s tallest leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr BR Ambedkar fought against it, the Constitution forbade it way back in 1950, but untouchability, also termed a national shame, still rules to the roost in several parts of India.
IITM alumnus gifts Rs 5 crore to upgrade college hostel
Alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) Dr Krishna Chivukula, founder-Chairman, INDO US MIM TEC Private Ltd, has donated Rs. Five crore towards the renovation of the campus hostels and to augment existing maintenance facilities. His generosity will be used to renovate the Cauvery hostel, the first hostel to be constructed in IIT Madras, and elevate it to world-class standards for the convenience of students.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Davender Singh killed my son, Vet doc
Tears rolled down his cheeks and hands went up in prayers when top veterinarian Dr Mohammad Shafi Bazaz learnt that disgraced Deputy Superintendent of Police Davender Singh has been arrested by the police.
Even as the country is caught in the CAA imbroglio, a couple of graphic cards with the official logo of a condom manufacturing company are being shared on social media. The card seen with the product package makes a sharp attack on the current BJP government. Some other cards, which are critical of the Delhi police, for their ‘handling’ of JNU violence, is also being circulated.
Centre rejects 13 states’ tableau for Republic Day Parade 2020
On January 1, the Centre had rejected tableaus of 13 states for the upcoming Republic Day parade. Union Ministry of Defence shortlisted 22 tableaus out of 56 proposals for the Republic Day parade on January 26. Out of the shortlisted, 16 are state and union territories while six are Centre departments.
Satellite data shows growth of NO2 hotspots in Indian cities including Hyderabad
A satellite data collection of Sentinel5-P TROPOMI show how India suffered Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) concentration for 2019. Greenpeace has already identified three NO2 hotspots in the country — Delhi-NCR, the area that falls in both Sonbhadra in UP and Singrauli in MP, and Talcher-Angul in Odisha. Apart from them, metro cities such as Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad are also battling an alarming rise in pollution level
Happy feet: Kerala painter creates magic with her toes
She was born without arms but Jilumol Mariet Thomas of Kerala has been drawing ‘success portraits’ with her feet ever since she turned four. A native of Thodupuzha, Jilumol (28) today is a professional graphic designer. She is currently holding her first solo exhibition at ‘Ente Bhoomi’ Art Gallery in Kochi. Accolades are pouring in from all quarters as the visitors, including eminent artists, are all praise for her exquisite creations, a total of 21 paintings.
Tragedy struck the Indian army on New Year when militants killed two soldiers during a cordon and search operation near the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajauri district in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident occurred when the army launched an operation after receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants in Nowshera area. Troops immediately cordoned off the entire area to flush out militants. However, the attackers ambushed the search party, killing two of the soldiers. “Two I
Meat thrown near entrance of Shiv temple in Jharkhand
A few images and videos are being circulated on social media, claiming that pieces of banned meat were thrown near a Shiv temple in Jharkhand. Some of the messages go on to stress that the meat was beef and that “Shantidoots” in the congress-ruled government had played mischief.
Year Ender: Pulwama attack, Balakot air strikes, abrogation of Article 370 kept Kashmir on edge in 2
From Pulwama attack to Balakot airstrikes to abrogation of Article 370 to longest-ever internet shutdown, Jammu and Kashmir has seen it all in 2019. For the first time in the history of independent India, a state has been divided and downgraded into two union territories in less than 12 hours. Kashmir has earned a dubious distinction of becoming the first place in the world where the internet has remained shut for 148 days and counting.
Central Teachers Eligibility Test results are out in record 19 days
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on December 27 that as many as 5.42 lakh candidates had passed the Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET). CBSE had conducted the exam on December 8, 2019, in 110 cities across the country. The examination consists of two papers. Paper 1 is meant for candidates who wish to be teachers for class I to V and Paper 2 is intended for those who wish to be teachers for class VI to VIII.
Airtel’s Delhi customer shocked over 16L bill, demands compensation
A Delhi-based Airtel customer alleged that the company billed him Rs 16 lakh for 20-day service. Reportedly, 28-year-old Abhijeet Singh (name changed) had visited Tokyo in the first week of November for eight days. Little did he realise that soon after his international trip, he would receive an outstanding phone bill of Rs 1,632,216 from Airtel.
Norwegian woman asked to leave country for joining anti-CAA protests
The Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO) at Cochin International Airport on Friday asked a Norwegian woman, Janne-Mette Johansson (71) to leave the country after she participated in an anti-Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) protest here on December 23. Foreign Regional Registration Officer Mr Anoop Krishnan told Newsmeter that she has been asked to pack her bags and head home because she had violated tourist visa restrictions.
Is Modi-Shah denying link between NPR and NRC, a lie?
Is the impact of NRC and CAA negative for Indian citizens cutting across religious lines? The answer seems to be a mixed view. BJP-ruling states are favouring the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) 2019, while West Bengal, Maharashtra and Kerala opposed the Modi-government’s move. Other states like Telangana are yet to announce their final decision. With Cabinet approving updating National Population Register (NPR), a fresh dose of controversy erupted in In
Roads accidents increased by 58.4% from 1990 to 2017 in India: Lancet Study
Death by road accidents increased by 58.4% from 1990 to 2017, In India, says a recent study published in The Lancet Public Health magazine. According to the survey, men are more prone to road accidents than women are. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Indian Council of Medical Research funded the study. It collected data from various government sources and found that the number of deaths due to road accidents increased from 137,901 deaths in 1990 to 218,876 in 2019.
Centre grants citizenship to Pakistani woman in J&K
Life has come full circle for Pakistani resident Khatija Parveen after she the Centre granted her Indian citizenship. It comes 39 years after she married Indian citizen Mohammad Taj, a resident of Poonch district in Jammu division. Hailing from Attok in Pakistani Punjab, Khatija married Taj in 1980. Three years later, the bride came home to Poonch. Since then, she has been living on an extended visa in Poonch. In between, the couple was blessed with three children. However, the craving to stay
Mission ‘social engineering’ falls flat on BJP’s face
BJP’s defeat in Jharkhand is seen as the inevitable fallout of its failed attempt to change the tribal profile of the State by social engineering. The government was attempting to change the operation of institutions or the behaviour of the voters in order to achieve a desired political goal. After 2014, BJP has unleashed the process of social engineering in States where it was in power. The tribal-dominant Jharkhand was one such State.
Meet the 51-year old school teacher who won gold at Asian athletics meet
Indu Harikumar, a school teacher from Hyderabad, had never run for medals in her life. Though she is an avid trekker and fitness fanatic, the thought of running races had not crossed her mind, until she crossed 50.
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Nov 11 (Reuters) - Big banks are considering disabling online chat rooms that link traders across many financial institutions over concerns of mounting scrutiny from regulators, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the discussions. JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse Group and Citigroup Inc among others, are reviewing chat-room use over concerns that some of those forums are seen by regulators as potential venues for collusion and market …