First baby in 12 years born on remote Brazil island
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:56 AM
A baby was born for the first time in 12 years on the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha, where births are banned because the island doesn't have a maternity ward. The unidentified mother said she didn't realise she was pregnant and had the baby when she went to the bathroom.
Jamia University's Website Hacked With 'Happy B'day Pooja' Message
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:52 AM
The official website of Jamia Millia Islamia University was hacked in the early hours of Tuesday with a message "Happy Birthday POOJA" and "Your LOVE" written at the bottom. While no individual or group has claimed responsibility for the hack, the university has also not issued any statement regarding the incident. Currently, the university website is back up and restored.
Ravindra Jadeja's wife attacked by policeman in Jamnagar
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:48 AM
Team India and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's wife Riva was allegedly attacked by a policeman after their vehicles collided in Jamnagar on Monday. Constable Sanjay Ahir started physically assaulting Riva after she stepped out of the car following the accident, according to police. Riva sustained injuries as a result of the assault, police added.
Google Doodle Remembers Raja Ram Mohan Roy, The Maker Of Modern India
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:45 AM
Tuesday marks the 246th birth anniversary of India's most celebrated social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy, remembered best as the "Maker of Modern India" and "father of the Indian Renaissance". Today's Google doodle reminds of his many contributions to the society. A non-conformist in his own right, Raja Ram Mohan Roy was born on May-22, 1772, in Radhanagar village in Murshidabad district of WB.
New study links ozone exposure to childhood asthma
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:44 AM
Parents, take note! Exposure to ozone - a common air pollutant increases the risk of childhood asthma by 82%, finds a study. "Our findings show that the hazard ratios for ozone measured at birth as a single pollutant showed statistically significant higher risks for development of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema," said lead author Teresa To of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada.
37% of govt schools have less than 50 students on rolls: HRD Ministry
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:11 AM
Just over one-third or 37.36 percent of the total number of government schools have an enrollment of fewer than 50 children, according to data compiled by the HRD ministry. The ignominious trio leading the charts are Goa (with 76.9 percent government schools having less than 50 students), Himachal Pradesh (73.2 percent) and Uttarakhand (72.3 percent).
Demonetisation effect: Demand for cash rises 7%, says RBI
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:15 AM
Peoples demand for cash continues to head northwards compared to pre-demonetisation levels despite the frequency of digital transactions going up and a substantial increase in bank deposits since November 2016. Currency with the public, or peoples demand for cash or currency, is 7% higher at Rs 18.25 trillion at the end of April compared to Rs 17 trillion at the beginning of November 2016.
Man killed by father over his wife's cooking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:10 AM
A 50-year-old man was arrested after he killed his son following a dispute with his daughter-in-law over not cooking vegetables properly. Krishna-(24) was residing with his wife, Rekha-(19), and his father, Shantaram Ujjainkar, at Shastri-Nagar, near Vithalwadi. Central police station sub-inspector S K Shere said, When Krishna told his father to not assault his wife, Shantaram assaulted him and he died on the spot.
Modi, Putin agree on building multipolar world order
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:57 AM
PM Narendra Modi on Monday described Russian President Vladimir Putin as his personal friend and someone who played a key role in his political career since the early days of his chief ministership, as the two sought to strengthen their chemistry to widen strategic partnership for combatting terrorism, stabilising Afghanistan and creating a multipolar world.
Maharashtra woman cop gets government nod for sex-change surgery
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:33 AM
Maharashtra police constable Lalita Salve (29), on Monday got the permision from state-police-department to undergo sex-reassignment surgery (SRS). Ms Salve received the written order from G. Shreedhar, superintendent of police of Beed clearing her leave application and is all set to undergo the procedure. Ms Salve will visit the state-run St. George Hospital on Tuesday along with her uncle for the procedure and further-treatment.
Hyderabad: Rs 5,100 crore Rythu Bandhu cheques encashed
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:30 AM
Over 40 lakh farmers in Telangana have encashed cheques worth Rs 5,100 crore in banks in the past 10 days. The cheques were distributed by the state government under the Rythu Bandhu Sheme as part of extending Rs 4,000 per acre financial assistance to farmers for ensuing kharif in June.
Are you eating food packed in newspaper? Beware!
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:14 AM
A recent Facebook post that went viral has shocked many, as it stated that eating food wrapped in newspapers is dangerous to consume. Eating food which is packed in a newspaper is not good. Newspapers use chemicals which contain a high percentage of lead, the primary component of paint. Consumption of lead in any manner is dangerous for health.
Tamil Nadu sounds alert on Nipah virus
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:08 AM
In the wake of neighbouring state Kerala reporting several deaths due to Nipah-virus in Kozhikode district, the Tamil-Nadu health department sounded an alert for bordering districts of Kerala intensifying monitoring of fever-cases in Kanyakumari, Coimbat-ore, Nilgiris and Tirunelveli. The state health department alerted the deputy directors of public-health and collectors of the bordering districts to ensure that there is no epidemic outbreak in Tamil-Nadu.
CCB files charges against Mohammad Nalapad, 8 associates
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:04 AM
Two months after Congress MLA N.A. Haris son Mohammad Nalapad and his associates assaulted Vidwath L. at Farzi Cafe in UB City, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) case have filed a charge sheet in the case. The charge sheet names Mohammad and his seven associates who accompanied him on the night of February-17, when the incident took place.The CCB, which has recorded the statements of 23-witnesses.
Nipah virus proves to be fatal, it is carried to humans by fruit bats
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:58 AM
The deadly Nipah virus outbreak has claimed six lives in Kerala and medical experts are worried at how contagious the disease is. The NiV-virus is spread to humans from animals and is carried by fruit bats. The NiV virus is fatal to humans and mammals. The rapidly spreading virus has caused the death of three nurses who were taking care of patients in Kerala.