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Day: February 2, 2019

The Great Dying: Earth’s Biggest Extinction Event Wiped Out Plants First, Says New Study

The world’s largest extinction wiped out plants before many animal counterparts, says new research. Roughly 252 million years ago, nickel byproduct from a volcanic eruption in Siberia drifted to Australia, kicking off the Earth-spanning cataclysm known as the “Great Dying”. Spewing carbon and methane into the atmosphere for roughly two million years, the eruption led […]

Latest News: KS Alagiri Appointed as Tamil Congress President

A French priest was Friday sentenced to five years, two without parole, for sexually assaulting four young female parishioners, one of whom was just nine when the offences started, and embezzling 100,000 euros (USD 115,000) to pay one of his victims. The trial was held behind closed doors at Colmar Criminal Court, in northeast France, […]

Karnataka: Hampi locals demand protection for town monuments after video of man damaging temple pillar goes viral

Hampi: After a video of a man causing damage to a pillar reportedly in the temple ruins of Hampi surfaced on social media, locals on Saturday staged a protest demanding adequate protection for the ancient monuments. Locals in Karnataka staged a protest demanding adequate protection of ancient monuments. ANI Locals protested after a video of […]

British Airways Celebrates Centennial of Serving Its People and Empire in All-Star Ad

British Airways is preparing to celebrate a century of serving Britain, and helping the British Empire (which included the Raj), maintain its resourceful(l) dominion over its many, many colonies for much of that 100 years. Huzzah? But the sins of the father need not fall on the sons, and besides the British Airway ads are […]

B’luru Bishop ‘Threatened’ Survivor With Old Sexual Abuse Video

The case of a Bengaluru Dalit woman, who was allegedly sexually harassed by PK Samuel, the Central Diocese of Church of South India, and subsequently attempted suicide, has taken a murkier turn. Police investigating the case say that Hema’s* ordeal began in 2013 when she was a resident of an orphanage run by a South […]

Narendra Modi-led Selection Committee appoints ex-Madhya Pradesh DGP Rishi Kumar Shukla as new CBI director

The Narendra Modi-led Selection Committee on Saturday appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla as the Central Bureau of Investigation director, according to several media reports. Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer, is currently serving as chairman of Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation in Bhopal. He has been appointed in place of Alok Kumar Verma, who was removed from the post of CBI […]

Kumbh On: Millions Rush Home Ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year in World’s Largest Annual Human Migration

The year of the pig will be ushered in on Monday (February 4) marking the beginning of the week-long holiday and the 40-day festival travel rush will last till March 15. Reuters Updated:February 2, 2019, 6:13 PM IST (Image: AFP Relaxnews) Loading… Tens of thousands of people flooded out of Beijing on Saturday (February 2) […]

Bhima Koregaon Case: Pune Court Orders Anand Teltumbde’s Release

The Pune Sessions Court ordered Professor Anand Teltumbde’s release after he was arrested by Pune Police on Saturday, 2 February, in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon violence case for his alleged links with the banned CPI-Maoist. The court also instructed that as per the Supreme Court order, Teltumbde has interim protection till 11 February. […]

Budget 2019 example of Modi’s governance style, stresses push for neo-middle class striving to realise urban dream

An official who worked closely with Narendra Modi during his stint as the Chief Minister of Gujarat told me an anecdote to explain his style of working. Just before the 2007 state Assembly elections, Modi had found himself pitted against a strong lobby of Patel farmers and the RSS-backed Bharatiya Kisan Sangh. What got the […]

Polar Vortex: US Woman’s Wet Hair Instantly Freezes into ‘Cool’ Hairdo, Video Goes Viral

The video has garnered over 2.7 million views in less than two days as people stuck indoors look for anything and everything to distract them from the shivering cold. (Image: Twitter/@taylor_scallon) Loading… While the polar vortex is finally easing its frozen grip over many parts of the US, people are continuing to stay indoors as […]

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