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Day: January 17, 2019

10 Dead in Car Bombing at Police Academy in Colombia’s Bogota

At least 10 people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bombing at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia’s capital on Thursday, 17 January, recalling the high-profile attacks seen during the bloodiest chapters of the country’s drug-fuelled guerrilla conflict. The scene outside the General Santander police academy in southern Bogota was chaotic […]

Civilian injured in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri

Jammu: A civilian was injured on Thursday when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said. Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said the Army is replying befittingly to the Pakistani aggression. File image of Jammu and Kashmir. […]

Is OYO a Room of Your Own? Decision to Digitise, Share Data With Authorities Raises Privacy Concerns

New Delhi: For many secret couples, an OYO room is one of the few chances of getting some private, alone-time with their partners. But with OYO’s move to digitise and share guest check ins and check outs with state authorities, some are now rethinking the choice. OYO Rooms, touted as India’s largest hospitality company at […]

Kovind inaugurates Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Kumbh Mela

Prayagraj: President Ram Nath Kovind being welcomed at the inauguration of Gandhian Resurgence Summit in Prayagraj, on Jan 17, 2019. (Photo: IANS/RB) Prayagraj: President Ram Nath Kovind addresses at the inauguration of Gandhian Resurgence Summit in Prayagraj, on Jan 17, 2019. (Photo: IANS/RB) Prayagraj, Jan 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a three-day Gandhian […]

Kumbh: It’s Not Just a Mela – In Episode 2, exploring the security arrangements in the holy city

Imagine a country the size of Belgium, which can brave disasters and terror attacks. The security apparatus at Kumbh country is working on similar lines, as the tent city turns into an impregnable fortress. One and a half crore pilgrims are expected to take a holy dip on the day of the first Shahi Snan on […]

I was in ​Kanak Sarkar’s Everyday Sexism Classes, and We did Nothing to Stop Him

Before my first paper presentation in Kanak Sarkar’s class, all seniors had one advice – “Dress well”. Way before the 60-odd people in my class met the professor, the rumours had already reached us– He was creepy and lecherous. I joined the Bachelors in Political Science Course in Jadavpur University in 2014. Fresh out of […]

Maharashtra Govt, Oppn Lock Horns Over SC’s Dance Bar Verdict

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday, 17 January, accused the Maharashtra government of presenting a weak side before the Supreme Court on the dance bar ban due to its alleged nexus with the association of bar owners. It also demanded that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis take immediate legal steps to ensure that dance bars […]

Kumbh: It’s Not Just a Mela – In Episode 1, a look at the makeshift city being constructed at Prayagraj

At the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, a city, meant for more than five-and-a-half times the population of Australia, is being meticulously created to celebrate cosmic consciousness in the practices of Hinduism. A whooping 12 crore pilgrims are expected to take holy dips during the world’s biggest spiritual gathering at Prayagraj over the […]

‘Where Art Thou?’ The World’s Loneliest Frog, ‘Romeo,’ Just Found His Juliet

Ever find dating difficult? This frog spent the last ten years all alone in an aquarium before he found his mate. Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog was captured ten years ago and spent this past decade in Bolivia’s Cochabamba Natural History Museum alone, making unanswered mating calls. Worried that he may be the last of […]

Latest News: SC Strikes Down Stringent Bar Rules in Maharashtra

Amit Shah Recovering, Will Soon Be Discharged From AIIMS: BJP The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday informed that Party President Amit Shah is doing well and will soon be discharged from the All India Institutes of Medical Science (AIIMS) where he is currently undergoing treatment for swine flu. (Source: ANI) Ready to Invest up to […]

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