Day: November 6, 2018

‘There are Few Things I Love Talking About More Than Toilets’: Bill Gates’ New Video is Winning the Internet

Sanitation and fecal waste management are one of the greatest challenges faced by any developing country. While flushing out excreta with the press of a button may come easily to many in developed countries, sanitation remains an unfound goal in several developing and underdeveloped countries. To address this problem, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has recently released […]

‘Proper Guidelines Followed’: Forest Minister on Avni’s Killing

As the death of tigress Avni in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district last week continues to create a furore, Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has sought to counter the allegations made by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, who has called the tigress’ death “nothing but a straight case of crime”. In an interview with The Quint, Mungantiwar pointed […]

‘Don’t know how we’ll manage’: Facing drought, villagers in Maharashtra’s Marathwada left scrounging for water

“I have to keep requesting farmers whose borewells have water to give me a few buckets,” said Shivaji Mamdage, a senior from Mamdapur Patoda village in Beed district, describing his daily struggle for water. “If one refuses, I go to another farmer. It has become difficult to get water from hand pumps as the groundwater level has gone […]

Remember Photo of Shirtless Flagbearer from Palestine? He May Have Been Shot by Israeli Forces

A few days ago, the image of a fiery, young, shirtless Palestinian rebel wielding a flag of Palestine in one hand and a slingshot in the other at an Israeli blockade went viral across social media. Many hailed it as a symbol of Gaza’s resistance of Israel. Now, it appears that the protester, A’ed Abu […]

CIC Issues Show-Cause Notice to Urijit Patel Over Defaulters’ List

(3) NEW UPDATES 11:04 AM, 06 Nov PM Modi Needs Rs 3.6 Lakh Crore to Fix the ‘Mess’ Created by His Economic Theories: Rahul Gandhi Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a media report which claimed the government is seeking Rs 3.6 lakh crore from the Reserve Bank of India […]

Narendra Modi to offer prayers at Kedarnath temple on Diwali, review Kedarpuri reconstruction projects

Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath on Wednesday on the occasion of Diwali to offer prayers at the Himalayan shrine and review Kedarpuri reconstruction projects. The prime minister will arrive at around 9.45 am, Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh said, adding that after offering prayers at the temple, Modi will inspect the reconstruction projects underway […]

Pyramid Scheme: New Discovery Finally Reveals How Ancient Egyptians Built Megastructures

Theories have ranged from lost old-world technologies to being of extraterrestrial origin (no one said the theories have to be entirely sane) to a series of ramps. A group of camels and horses stand idle in front of the Great Pyramids awaiting tourists in Giza, Egypt (File photo/REUTERS) Loading… It’s perhaps the oldest, and most […]

Activists Accused in Bhima Koregaon Case Sent to Judicial Custody

(3) NEW UPDATES 9:19 AM, 06 Nov Bhima Koregaon Case: Activists Sent to Judicial Custody for 14 Days Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, all three accused in Bhima Koregaon violence case have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days by Pune Sessions Court. 9:05 AM, 06 Nov Peoples Conference’s Junaid Azam Mattu […]

Avni was tagged ‘man-eater’ without proper evidence; authorities behind her ‘ruthless killing’ must be brought to book

Tigers are a critically endangered species, with only a few thousand left on Earth. The brazen killing of tigress Avni in the forests of Yavatmal in Maharashtra is not only a terrible loss for her species and her two orphaned cubs, it is a crime. The Forest Department is supposed to take every precaution to protect […]

Millennials Think Snapping ‘Perfect’ Instagram Shot is More Important than Booze: Study

More than two-thirds of millennials also said they post online more than once a day while on vacation. Millennials are more likely to share photos on social media than other age groups, says a report. (Image: AFP Relaxnews) Loading… Millennials are more interested in posting the perfect Instagram photo while on holiday than getting wasted, […]