Handwara girl meets CJM, repeats clean chit to Army

“The girl was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Handwara, and her statement was recorded. She was accompanied by her father,” said a police statement on Sunday. Releasing the contents of her deposition, police said, “In her statement before the Judicial Magistrate, she (girl) revealed that on 12-04-2016 after school hours while proceeding to her home with her friend, she […]

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After nationalism row, Hindu Sena holds prayer to ‘purify’ JNU campus

A group of students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday organised a religious gathering in the premises of one of the hostels. The student’s group Hindu Jagran Abhiyan that organised Ram Navami and Navratra celebration in the campus said that they gave a prayer call to “eliminate anti-nationals” of India and to “purify” the university. Hinting at the February […]

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Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity

Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study. Researchers from the Georgetown University Medical Centre (GUMC) in US used Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to stimulate an area of the brain known to be associated with creativity in combination with giving test subjects verbal cues to think more creatively. “We […]

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Karnataka aims to bring back all children to schools. Will it succeed?

In a novel attempt to provide education to all children, Karnataka is all set to start a massive campaign-Shale Kade Nanna Nade (My Walk Towards School)-from April 23 onwards. The campaign, the brainchild of the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), is targeted at underprivileged children who are either dropouts or have never been to schools. In […]

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Keep driving license, documents at home with this app

Motorists can now show their papers on their smart phones to the police during checking. A mobile application offering a simple and efficient single-screen display for important vehicle-related documents were launched on Wednesday in Hyderabad. Titled ‘RTA m-Wallet’, it helps motorists avoid physically carrying documents like driving license, registration certification and other vehicle related papers. The App enables owners and […]

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PM orders review of drought

After facing flak in the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered a review of the drought situation in Bundelkhand, Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of the country. At the first such review meeting, the Prime Minister’s Office had summoned the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday to review the drought situation in Bundelkhand region. The Centre has decided […]

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Is Pakistan heading towards another military coup after Lahore terror attack?

On 27 March, a suspected Taliban splinter group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, bombed the famous Gulshan-e-Iqbal park in Lahore, claiming 72 lives – mostly women and children. The Christian families gathered in the park on Easter Sunday were the main target of the terror strike. It was the bloodiest attack on Christians in Pakistan since the 2013 Peshawar church bombing that killed more […]

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