Court frowns on ‘misplaced sympathy’

Court frowns on ‘misplaced sympathy’

New Delhi, June 5 (PTI):  Misplaced sympathy for the accused is harmful to the criminal justice system, a Delhi court has said while refusing to set aside the three-year jail term awarded to a man for illegally possessing a pistol. Special Judge Rakesh Kumar upheld the sentence awarded to convict Anil Kumar, a south Delhi resident, […]

Innovation Mission will fire up students in every District

Innovation Mission will fire up students in every District

What us an ATL? The full form is Atal Tinkering lab. Atal Tinkering Labs are innovation play workspaces for students between grade 8 to 12, stimulating innovations combining science and technology. Their aim is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in schools, universities and industry. Named after former prime minister Artal Behari Vajpayee, these labs are […]

Little village girls, evil predators, bickering politicians: sad!

Little village girls, evil predators, bickering politicians: sad!

Even as citizens’ groups continue to protest the increase in molestation and rape of minors, more disturbing news filters in from various parts of India. Worse, politicians and their supporters refuse to see beyond their short political noses and vote bank politics. Cuttack: (Orissa/Odisha) :The eight-day-long battle for survival of the six-year-old, who was allegedly […]

Shock, Shame, Politics, Protests, and a tight-lipped Prime Minister

Shock, Shame, Politics, Protests, and a tight-lipped Prime Minister

Fact: For generations, nomadic groups and their herds have wandered across the plains and hills of northern India. Fact: During the winter, they lease pastures from Hindu farmers for their animals to graze. Fact: In recent years, certain vested interests, posing as ‘Hindu’ leaders have been carrying out intimidation campaigns against the nomads in Jammu. […]

Idle minds, internet porn, open up Govt websites to hackers

Idle minds, internet porn, open up Govt websites to hackers

How do government sites suddenly fold up, malfunction or are supposedly hacked? Maybe because some of the subordinate staff have a propensity for internet porn! That’s an angle that our straight-jacketed saffron-tinged sarkar may go out of its way to debunk. Former Union home secretary G.K. Pillai said on Wednesday (April 11) that when he […]

5G Roadmap soon: Govt

5G Roadmap soon: Govt

New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) India will be ready with a full roadmap for 5G technology by June this year, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said today. 5G newtorks are expected to be ten times faster and more effcient that 4G. Terming 5G important for India’s massive “digitisation and digitalisation” efforts, Sundararajan said the government is […]

Khaps’ ‘intrusions’ into inter-caste, interfaith marriages illegal :SC

Khaps’ ‘intrusions’ into inter-caste, interfaith marriages illegal :SC

New Delhi, Mar 27 : The Supreme Court today banned any interference by illegal assemblies like ‘khap panchayats’ into their marriages, terming the intrusions as “absolutely illegal.” This comes as a response to incidents of interference by these bodies in inter-caste and inter-religious marriages. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M […]

Rigorous Life imprisonment for ‘cow vigilantes’

Rigorous Life imprisonment for ‘cow vigilantes’

Ranchi: In a move that will go a long way in restoring the faith of the people in the judicial process, the murderers of Asgar Ali, who lynched him on the pretext that they suspected that he was transporting cow meat, were convicted by a trial court. A fast-track Ramgarh district court on Wednesday (March […]

Modi may invite Pope Francis to India, after all!

Modi may invite Pope Francis to India, after all!

Prime Minister Modi has reassured the members of the Catholic Community that his first priority is the ‘welfare of the people’,  and the eradication of poverty. And that he will ‘look into’ issues of intimidation and harassment of  Christians , if brought to his notice. Mr. Modi is understood to have ‘reacted positively’ to the […]

Shameful games to disable Catholic Hospital in Ujjain

Shameful games to disable Catholic Hospital in Ujjain

Three days after a politically instigated mob demolished the boundary wall of a Catholic hospital in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, the local administration issued a prohibitory order to check tension and further activities in the disputed area. It’s a case of too little, too late. Political games with local goons being hand-in-glove with anti-minority politicians […]

32 rare vultures poisoned in Assam

32 rare vultures poisoned in Assam

The popular publication Northeast Today has reported the tragic death of 32 rare scavengers, among which were  Himalayan Griffin vultures. In what may be termed as the largest case of poisoning of Scavenging birds after 2011 in Assam, it has come to light that the carcass of a goat, poisoned for the dogs that killed […]

Sena Chief calls for ‘Modi Mukt Bharat’!

Sena Chief calls for ‘Modi Mukt Bharat’!

Mumbai, Mar 18 (PTI) Launching a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray today called for opposition unity and a “Modi-mukt Bharat” by 2019. Addressing party workers at a rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai, Thackeray said, “The country is fed up with the false promises made by […]