National Conference on Welfare of Laboratory Animals

Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI A one-day National Conference on Welfare of Laboratory Animals was organised by CPCSEA, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, with the theme of “Implementation of 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) while using animals in academic research and regulatory testing in India”. The conference deliberated upon elaborating the understanding of … Continue reading National Conference on Welfare of Laboratory Animals

Delhi Govt allocates fund for free pilgrimage of senior citizens

VINIT WAHI / NEW DELHI The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, approved several important decisions. The cabinet approved the Revenue Department proposal to begin the scheme titled Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana to enable 1100 senior citizens from each Assembly Constituency per year to undertake free pilgrimage, the expenses … Continue reading Delhi Govt allocates fund for free pilgrimage of senior citizens

US House condemns Iran over crackdown on protesters

WEB DESK The US House of Representatives has adopted a resolution supporting anti-government protesters in Iran and condemning the regime’s crackdown on the demonstrations of recent weeks. Lawmakers backed the measure almost unanimously, by a vote of 415 to two. The House stands with the people of Iran that are engaged in legitimate and peaceful … Continue reading US House condemns Iran over crackdown on protesters

World Bank projects India’s growth rate at 7.3% in 2018

World Bank has projected India’s growth rate at 7(point)3 per cent in 2018 and 7(point)5 for the next two years. In its 2018 Global Economics Prospect released in Washington last night, the World Bank said, India has enormous growth potential compared to other emerging economies as an ambitious government undertakes comprehensive reforms. It said, despite … Continue reading World Bank projects India’s growth rate at 7.3% in 2018

Army satisfied with supersonic Akash missile

New Delhi Expressing satisfaction over the performance of Made-in-India supersonic Akash missile, Army Air Defence (AAD) Director General Parminder Singh Jaggi has said that the Army was looking for further performance enhancements in future. The Army had successfully carried out user trial of Akash, the Short-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SRSAM) in December 2017. Talking to media … Continue reading Army satisfied with supersonic Akash missile

Heavy rains claim 13 lives in California

San Francisco At least 13 people are dead amid “waist-deep” mudslides in Southern California, where heavy rains triggered flooding, say officials. Some 163 people have been taken to hospital. Twenty had “storm-related injuries” and four were critically hurt, the BBC News reported on Wednesday. A group of up to 300 people are reportedly trapped in … Continue reading Heavy rains claim 13 lives in California

Rohingya children trapped in ‘appalling’ conditions: UNICEF

United Nations While the eyes of the world are on Myanmar’s northern Rakhine and Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, more than 60,000 Rohingya children remain nearly forgotten, trapped in appalling camps in central Rakhine where the shelters teeter on stilts above garbage and excrement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported. “Partners have identified about 20 … Continue reading Rohingya children trapped in ‘appalling’ conditions: UNICEF

Hounded by right-wing extremists, Hindu girl kills self

In the suicide note we have found that a group of men had gone to the girl’s home in the evening, confirmed police.  WEB DESK A local leader of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) from Mudigere region in Chikmagalur has been arrested for allegedly harassing a 20-year-old girl to the extent that it reportedly … Continue reading Hounded by right-wing extremists, Hindu girl kills self

बाहुबली व‌िधायक मुख्तार अंसारी की जेल में हालत ब‌िगड़ने पर ‘सुलगते सवाल’

मऊ सीट से बसपा के बाहुबली ‌व‌िधायक मुख्तार अंसारी प‌िछले 8 महीनाें से बांदा की जेल में बंद थे। मंगलवार की सुबह उनकी पत्नी अफसा अंसारी उनसे म‌िलने के ल‌िए जेल में पहुंची थी। मुलाकात के दाैरान मुख्तार अाैर उनकी पत्नी काे एक साथ द‌िल का दाैरा पड़ा। एेसे में हर क‌िसी की जुुबान पर … Continue reading बाहुबली व‌िधायक मुख्तार अंसारी की जेल में हालत ब‌िगड़ने पर ‘सुलगते सवाल’

Mukhtar Ansari, wife suffer heart attack in jail premises

LUCKNOW Uttar Pradesh BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari, the don-turned politician, suffered a heart attack on Tuesday morning when his wife, Afsa Ansari, arrived to meet him in Banda jail where he is incarcerated. Jailed BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari, lodged in Banda prison in connection with various criminal cases, today suffered a heart attack and was … Continue reading Mukhtar Ansari, wife suffer heart attack in jail premises