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New headlamp for Bajaj Pulsar 135
I would like to increase the intensity of my headlamp without overloading the battery. [...]
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Myanmar may be seeking to expel all Rohingya, says UN
Special rapporteur on human rights calls for investigation into rights abuses following bloody crackdown against the Muslim minority Myanmar may be seeking to “expel” all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert has said, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community. The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said a full purge could be the ultimate goal of the institutional persecution and horrific violence being perpetrated against the Rohingya. Related: Is Rohingya persecution caused by business interests rather than religion? Continue reading... [...]
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Use EVMs, not ballot papers for Delhi municipal polls: EC
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday clarified that it will use EVMs for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls that are going to be held on April 22 and counting for the same is going to be held on [...]
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'I am not afraid': the Delhi student facing death threats for taking on India's right wing
When Gurmehar Kaur posted a note of defiance on Facebook she became the subject of national debate – and a torrent of abuseThe photograph that led to Gurmehar Kaur being put under 24-hour police protection was taken by her best friend on a camera phone in her university dorm room. The simple colour shot shows her holding a placard saying she would not be intimidated by a rightwing group she accused of disrupting her college.Only hours after she posted the image to Facebook, Kaur, a 20-year-old English student at Delhi University, found herself at the centre of a national debate that, for weeks now, has fed television shows, news stories and editorials and has involved politicians, film stars and the former captain of India’s cricket team.Bat me hai Dum !#BharatJaisiJagahNahi pic.twitter.com/BNaO1LBHLHI'm withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say.. (1/2)I have been through a lot and this is all my 20 year self could take :) Continue reading... [...]
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Never have such allegations been made against me: Najma Heptullah
With the Congress crying foul over not being invited first to form government in Manipur, the state Governor Najma Heptullah on Tuesday said she took the decision to invite the largest coalition first to ensure that a stable government is formed [...]
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1970 ‘Extraordinary Cask’ whiskey goes on sale for $5k per bottle
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Clean water finally flows to transform lives of tea pickers in Bangladesh
Poor sanitation meant Surma valley workers and their families were often sick, but a hygiene project has brought them a healthy water supply and safe toiletsBina Patru is unsure of her age. She thinks she is in her mid-40s, but knows that she has spent a lifetime toiling in the tea bushes that carpet the rolling hills of the Surma valley of northern Bangladesh.A slight figure in a bright yellow sari, she has just returned from a morning pruning plants and pulling up roots as the tea gardens prepare for the start of harvest for the world’s favourite drink. Related: Bangladesh struggles to turn the tide on climate change as sea levels rise | Karen McVeigh Continue reading... [...]
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Cold catch: the ice fishermen of Astana – in pictures
Outside the Kazakh capital, Astana, the river snowscape is populated by strange figures. Detroit-based photographer Aleksey Kondratyev investigated and discovered they were ice fishermen, who brave -40C temperatures waiting patiently for their catch Continue reading... [...]
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MP: Cop accidentally shoots himself during holi celebrations
Shivpuri (MP), Mar 14: A constable was killed when his service revolver went off accidentally during a Holi celebration on Tuesday, police said. Rajendra Jatav, the deceased, was posted at the rural police station in Shivpuri, district superintendent of [...]
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While Congress was busy in infighting, BJP worked on alliance: Parrikar
Former defence minister and newly sworn in Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday mocked the Congress for crying foul over not being invited to form government in the coastal state first. He said that the BJP worked on negotiating with [...]
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Cow slaughter to be punishable by life sentence in Gujarat
Government of Indian state to introduce a bill bolstering existing laws against butchering the revered animalsThe leader of an Indian state has announced that slaughtering cows and transporting beef will soon be punishable by a life sentence, the harshest penalty yet for crimes against the revered animal in the Hindu-majority country.The chief minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, said his government would introduce a bill in the next week to bolster existing laws against butchering cows and related crimes. The current punishment is a Rs50,000 fine (£622) and up to seven years in jail. Related: On patrol with the Hindu vigilantes who would kill to protect India's cows Related: Inside the Indian village where a mob killed a man for eating beef Continue reading... [...]
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Has outgoing Akhilesh Yadav regime deleted tweets from Uttar Pradesh government handles?
"Today @CMOfficeUP and @UPGovt deleted tweets it should be archive, if deleted then its against IT policy whats reason and why deleted? (sic)," asked Brajesh Misra, who is the Editor-in-Chief of UP-based National Voice channel. [...]
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Bihar: Automobile dealer and his retd IAS father arrested in molestation case
A FIR was registered against Nikhil, his father Krishna Bihari and his brother Manish Priyadarshi on December 22 last year in SC-ST police station for molesting the former Congress Minister's daughter. [...]
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Yuvraj Singh's 'slow-motion' Holi dance and expressions are MUST WATCH for all of his fans
"Holi Expressions what are yours ? A very happy holi everyone hope you guys had a fun and safe Holi #HappyHoli #HoliHai #besafe, " Yuvi wrote on his Twitter account. [...]
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Toyota i-TRIL electric concept unveiled
The city car concept has no pedals and is controlled through drive-by-wire tech instead; features autonomous technology. [...]
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Congratulatory messages pour in for Modi from across the world
New Delhi, Mar 13: After the BJP's impressive performance in the assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received felicitations from prominent personalities and foreign leaders including the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Dhabi spoke [...]
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Biren Singh will be new Chief Minister of Manipur
Biren Singh of the BJP is all set to be the new Chief Minister of Manipur. He has just been appointed as the leader of the legislature party. He will meet with the Governor shortly and stake a claim to form [...]
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2 men banned at all-you-can-eat UK joint for eating too much
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Hundreds celebrate Hindu festival of Holi in northern India – video
Hundreds of people celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi in Vrindavan, northern India, over the weekend, covering each other in coloured powders, blessed by the god Krishna, and flower petals. Holi marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated across the world, with festivities often continuing for up to a weekDelhi women forced into lockdown amid Holi sexual harassment fears Continue reading... [...]
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With no prominent Vokkaliga face in K'taka Congress, D K Shivakumar heads to Delhi
Karnataka Cabinet minister and Vokkaliga strongman D K Shivakumar left to New Delhi on Monday to meet the central leadership of the Congress. The minister for energy is in Delhi to stake claim to become the next President of the Karnataka [...]
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Footballer, journalist, politician: Meet Biren Singh, the next CM of Manipur
A National level footballer turned journalist, turned politician, N Biren Singh is all set to become the next Chief Minister of Manipur. Singh will lead the first BJP government in Manipur after a 15 year Congress came to an end on [...]
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Delhi women forced into lockdown amid Holi sexual harassment fears
Students attack ‘degrading’ decision to confine them to halls to avoid India’s colourful but sometimes rowdy festival As India’s raucous spring festival of Holi approached this year, a memo circulated among two women’s dormitories at the University of Delhi.“In the interests of the residents,” it said, undergraduate women would be locked inside the student halls from 9pm on Sunday until 6pm on Monday – well after most Indians had finished smearing each other in dye, dancing or drinking from cups of bhang lassi, a milky cannabis-based concoction. Related: Paint-throwing and dancing at India's Holi festival – in pictures Continue reading... [...]
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BJP's upward U-turn in UP results in record breaking verdict
Lucknow, March 13: The magnitude of the Bharatiya Janata Party's win in the recent Uttar Pradesh assembly election can be understood by the fact that it is the best performance by a political party in UP since 1977. The Janata Party [...]
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Congress accuses Modi government of subverting democracy in Manipur
New Delhi, March 12: The Congress on Sunday cried foul as the BJP was set to form the government in Manipur with the support from three small NDA constituents, a Congress MLA and the lone Trinamool Congress legislator, taking its tally [...]
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Tamil Nadu: Kanimozhi, DMK workers hold state-wide protest over govt 'sabotaging' fair price system
DMK workers staged the protest against the Tamil Nadu government bearing the cause that the state's fair price shops are not distributing products as promised to the people. [...]
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Bangladesh Cricket Board axe Mahmudullah for second Sri Lanka Test over "poor form"
Bangladesh have dropped batsman Mahmudullah Riyad from their squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, a senior cricket official said on Monday. [...]
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Arsenal keeper Petr Cech leaps to defence of Alexis Sanchez over Champions League controversy
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has defended striker Alexis Sanchez, dismissing media reports saying the Chilean was laughing at the side`s collapse during their Champions League defeat at home to Bayern Munich last week. [...]
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BJP appoints observers to decide on CM candidates for UP, Uttarakhand and Manipur
New Delhi, March 12: Union health minister JP Nadda addressed a press conference after Parliamentary Board meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party ended. He began by stating that board first paid tribute to the 12 CRPF jawans who were martyred in [...]
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