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Sikkim announces INR 3 lakh each for families of Pulwama martyrs

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Sikkim announces INR 3 lakh each for families of Pulwama martyrs

Gangtok, Feb. 17 (IANS): Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Sunday announced INR 3 lakh each for the families of the 49 CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack last Thursday.

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Teacher suspended over Facebook post

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Teacher suspended over Facebook post

Guwahati, Feb. 17 (IANS): A college teacher was suspended here for a Facebook post over the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers.

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179 Nepalese trafficking victims sent home

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on 179 Nepalese trafficking victims sent home

Imphal, Feb. 17 (IANS): Nepalese human trafficking victims numbering 179, including 147 girls, rescued in the past two weeks, were shifted to their home country from here on Sunday, authorities said. After a brief function, also attended by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, they were sent off in eight buses under the supervision of Pravash […]

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Laughter: A Diagnosis, and Some Personal Prescriptions

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Book Reviews, OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Laughter: A Diagnosis, and Some Personal Prescriptions

By Vikas Datta | IANS Laughter is our audible reaction, usually involuntary, to something that amuses us — yet, it is a complex emotional expression that can also serve as a gesture of bravado, contempt or even desperation or a sign of mental imbalance. Consequently, it has been viewed variously down the ages and, likewise, so […]

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This New Wearable Gives Personalised Information on Environment

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on This New Wearable Gives Personalised Information on Environment

Researchers are developing a wearable device that aims to provide individualised information while gathering environmental data. According to researchers, the device can measure the wearer’s physiological response to their immediate environment. “We have added some sensors to the Fitbit watches that get information from air temperature and humidity, but also from the physiological response of […]

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Fake Operations

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Fake Operations

By D.C. Pathak | IANS A national Intelligence organisation — like that of India — earns the respect of the countrymen because it helps the State in discharging its sovereign function of safeguarding national security, stays completely non-partisan and establishes a method of working that is secretive but never crooked. Since security, by definition, is protection […]

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R.E.M. slams Trump for using song

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on R.E.M. slams Trump for using song

American Alternative rockers, R.E.M. has slammed President Donald Trump for retweeting a video clip from his State of the Union address that feature the band’s superhit song, “Everybody Hurts”. The video, that feature clips of Democrats looking none too pleased with the speech, was created by pro-Trump memester Carpe Donktum and has become the latest […]

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I wanna be a global musical artiste, says Jaden Smith

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on I wanna be a global musical artiste, says Jaden Smith

“The Karate Kid” star Jaden Smith, also a rapper, had one of his “favourite performances ever” here. He doesn’t want to just make strides in acting but also in music. “I love hip-hop music. It’s amazing. It’s a way for all of us to express ourselves…. I would love to collaborate with some rappers from […]

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Rajinikanth won’t contest Lok Sabha polls

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Rajinikanth won’t contest Lok Sabha polls

Amid speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections nor will he support any political party. In a statement on a letterhead of his fan club Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM), he told his fans that his name or photograph […]

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McLaren enter F1 pre-season testing with new driver Carlos Sainz

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on McLaren enter F1 pre-season testing with new driver Carlos Sainz

Barcelona, Feb. 17 (IANS): New McLaren driver Carlos Sainz of Spain is set to hit the circuit here during next week’s first test of 2019 with the recently unveiled MCL34 race car. On Thursday, McLaren launched its car for the 2019 Formula One (F1) season at its technology centre in Woking, England, as Sainz was […]

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