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BJP donates Rs 500 crores to mutts in Karnataka: whose money?

  Jagadish Shettar : in a queue of givers! Banagalore: In the past five years, the BJP has doled out several goodies to mutts — totaling over Rs 500 crore. The party may be expecting sweet returns in the forthcoming elections but the mutt heads are singing a different tune: that of being apolitical. The largesse has come under severe criticism from the opposition, but the beneficiaries defend the largesse and dispute the claim that government money is intended to create a vote-bank among devotees. “What’s wrong in the government giving money to mutts? But the government should... 

AppFest, 26th February: 10,000 students from India to develop apps for Windows

  The coding Marathon: AppFest Mangalore: In less than a week from now, thousands of students in Karnataka will get together at the St Aloysius College, Mangalore at the Beeri campus, to develop apps for the Windows platform. On February 26, more than 10,000 students from across the length and breadth of country will gear up to code applications for a whole day, at more than 50 hub centers like the St Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT). The colleges are currently holding training sessions for students who wish to brush up their coding skills as they register.... 

436 dead during clinical trials in 2012 in India: how many due to trial drugs?

    An ad for clinical trials! New Delhi: As many as 436 people died last year due to serious adverse events (SAE) during clinical trials. Investigations are now on to ascertain how many of the deaths were caused by drugs administered to the trial subjects. Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday that deaths could be due to life-threatening diseases such as cancer, heart failure and stroke or side-effects of the drugs or their administration to critically or terminally-ill patients. “Such deaths are investigated to arrive at the causal relationship, if any,”... 

Message for corrupt in Bihar after raids: hide wealth, live simply!

  Hidden money: uncomfortable but safe! Patna: what the title suggests is easier said than done – the whole idea behind the unholy earnings is to display proudly, within the family, the extended family and relatives as well as the neighbourhood. This is only possible by building a big house, keeping expensive cars and lavish spending on social occasions. Otherwise, the corrupt may rue, what is the point of making so much money! It is interesting that people who are smart enough to sniff out all possible chances for on the side earnings, do not have the self-control required to stay safe,... 

Bad news on ‘International Mother Tongue Day’: the vanishing languages of India!

  As a language vanishes! Vadodara: February 21 is the International Mother Tongue Day, chosen after the date in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language as one of two national languages of then Pakistan were killed in Dhaka. Concluding his ambitious marathon Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India,(PLSI) which took four years of field work preceded by nearly 15 years of conceptualization and planning, Prof Ganesh Devy, the Sahitya Akademi award winner, literary critic and founder of the Tribal Academy at Tejgarh declares that out of 1,600-odd languages listed in... 

If you say ‘no’ to Surya Namaskar, you are Pakistani agents: claims BJP member in Bihar assembly

    Surya Namaskar: either or!! Patna: It would appear that the criteria for Indianness and plain Indian citizenship are becoming more and more stringent these days. Bihar BJP may be credited with adding a fresh clause to the pre-requisites for being Indian – you must do Surya Namaskar. The reasons oscillate between health and Indianness quite freely of course. While everyone wants better health, it is the imposition of a specific healthy practice that hurts the minorities and others, who may want to forgo the draconian health requirements. And anyway, why not make ‘sheershsan’... 

Class 12 students clash with police in Sheikhpura: over the right to cheat?

  Honest exams: at gunpoint! Sheikhpura/Patna: what is keeping the Bihar cops busy these days, with their nerves frayed, their muscles aching and their eyes straining to battle lack of sleep? To begin with, the Saraswati Pooja processions that create two kinds of problems. The Saraswati Pooja groups are always looking for a chance for a good fight with the rival groups and the cop’s job is to keep them disentangled. Second, the maddening traffic snarls of the order of Gordian’s knot, in brief impossible traffic challenges that no sane person, including smart traffic cops will want to resolve.... 

Nalanada farmer breaks world potato yield record: through organic farming!

    Nalanda: Record breaking potatoes Patna: Bihar’s farmers have done it again. A farmer from Sohdih village of Bihar’s Nalanda district has set a new world record in potato production through organic farming this year. The potato farmer, Rakesh Kumar, has harvested 108.8 tonnes of potato per hectare and set a new world record in potato production, Nalanda district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agrawal said on Monday. Last year, a farmer of Darveshpura village in Nalanda had set a world record in potato production through organic farming. “Rakesh Kumar has created a new... 

Now a dictionary for Jharkhand languages: ‘Meri Bhasha Mein Meri Duniya’!

  Jharkhand’s many tongues: rich heritage! Ranchi: languages in India continue to evolve and develop by receiving recognition through the self-assertion and rise of the suppressed segments and tribes. This has a great potential for the creation of great literature, adding to the immense Indian inventory of narratives and images. In what seems an exciting development, UNICEF has supported the making of a dictionary for the tribal languages of Jharkhand. The dictionary, called Meri Bhasha Mein Meri Duniya, is theme-based and will visually depict items that people come in contact with in... 

When a meteor hit Western Siberia: some facts and definitions!

    How the meteor looked! With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million. At least 112 people have been seriously hurt among the 1100 injured, according to the Interior Ministry. About 200 children who had been at schools were among the hurt from flying glass and debris. While NASA estimated the meteor was only about the size of a bus and weighed an estimated 7000 tons, the fireball it produced... 
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