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Month: April 2015

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  • Diff compensations for male, female rape victims

    Diff compensations for male, female rape victims

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the city government on a plea challenging the Delhi Victim Compensation Scheme for discriminating between male and female victims of rape. A division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Ashutosh Kumar sought response from Delhi government while hearing a plea filed by 13-year-old who was …

    April 30, 2015
  • SC upset over leak of name in 2G case

    SC upset over leak of name in 2G case

    The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern over the leakage of a name given to it in a sealed cover relating to alleged interference in a 2G spectrum scam case. “How has the name of the person which was provided in a sealed cover found mention in some newspapers,” a bench headed by Chief Justice …

    April 30, 2015
  • 10 injured in post-poll clashes in Bangladesh

    10 injured in post-poll clashes in Bangladesh

    At least 10 people, including three policemen, were injured in Chittagong district of Bangladesh as supporters of a former councillor and a councillor-elect clashed for area dominance on Thursday. Supporters of councillor-elect Shahed Iqbal Babu and former councillor Farid Ahamad Chowdhury clashed with sharp weapons and firearms around Thursday noon. Locals say several groups of …

    April 30, 2015
  • Row over Delhi gangrape rerun in Punjab

    Row over Delhi gangrape rerun in Punjab

    In a rerun of the Delhi gangrape case, a woman and her teenage daughter were allegedly molested and thrown off a running bus belonging to the ruling Badal family in Punjab, leaving the girl dead and mother seriously wounded and kicking up a political storm. The shocking incident occurred last evening close to Gill village …

    April 30, 2015
  • 86,000 candidates appear in CU exam on bandh day

    86,000 candidates appear in CU exam on bandh day

    The examinations of Calcutta University and Jadavpur University were held on Thursday amidst the statewide bandh called by the BJP and CPI-M. Calcutta University authorities said that more than 86,000 students appeared for the Environmental Studies paper of BA, BSc, BCom Part III examinations of the university at different centres and they did not face …

    April 30, 2015
  • Plus Points – Watch the font

    Plus Points – Watch the font

    Looking for a new job? Inspired by a Bloomberg piece, CV expert Mildred Talabi was asked what fonts best “sold” an applicant and here&’s what she said, “When it comes to bad fonts for your CV, I don’t have a list, just one MAJOR culprit — Times New Roman! Avoid this like the plague! Nothing …

    April 30, 2015
  • Tunisian journalists killed by IS

    Tunisian journalists killed by IS

    The internationally recognised Libyan government said on Thursday that two Tunisian journalists, who have been missing since September, were killed by their abductors. Hatem Laribi, spokesperson for Libya’s interim government, said the two journalists, Chourabi and Ktari, were killed by operatives affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) militant group. "During their interrogation, an IS member …

    April 30, 2015
  • Taking  the  load  off

    Taking the load off

    The job sector is fiercely competitive because of the great demand for qualified manpower. However, with the advent of the Internet, the quest has become a lot more effortless, thanks to numerous placement consultants that have sprung up to save job aspirants doing the rounds of different establishments. In the cut-throat job market they make …

    April 30, 2015
  • Model opportunities

    Model opportunities

    A bercrombie & Fitch, once the go-to brand for every collar-popping, chino-wearing teenager, has relaxed their policy on hiring only ridiculously good looking people. In an attempt to appeal to present day teenagers, the company has decided to do away with those topless, six-pack toting models who stand at the front of their stores looking …

    April 30, 2015
  • It pays to be led by the nose

    It pays to be led by the nose

    If your olfactory receptors are all tickety-boo and you’re able to discern one aroma from the other quite comfortably, that keen sense of smell could help you turn what might be a hobby into a career as a perfumer or fragrance chemist. This is a creative field though it isn’t an easy one to get …

    April 30, 2015
  • Gr. Noida company fined for burning garbage in open

    Gr. Noida company fined for burning garbage in open

    A private company here has been fined Rs.25,000 by the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority on Thursday for burning garbage in open areas. Assistant Chief Executive Officer (ACEO) Greater Noida Authority Yogendra Yadav on Thursday visited the city and found garbage burning at five places in the company’s premises, officials said. The ACEO imposed on the company a …

    April 30, 2015
  • Slight intensity quake in Assam

    Slight intensity quake in Assam

     An earthquake of slight intensity measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale was felt in Assam post midnight. The earthquake, which was felt at 12.51 am, had its epicenter in Jorhat area with its latitude 26.5 degree Northand longitude 94.3 degree East, according to a MeT report. No loss of life or property was immediately reported.

    April 30, 2015
  • We were confident of chasing down the Chennai total: Gambhir

    We were confident of chasing down the Chennai total: Gambhir

    Having extracted sweet revenge against the Chennai Super Kings at home, only two days after going down to the three time winners in an away match. Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said he was confident of chasing down the visitors’ formidable total considering the firepower in his batting arsenal. Replying to Chennai’s …

    April 30, 2015
  • When rape becomes a sacrament

    When rape becomes a sacrament

    A rape is a rape regardless of the relationship between the rapist and the victim. Is it acceptable that in a civilised society a man can force a woman to satisfy his urge just because he has had consensual sex in the past with her?? This is the question confronting us when we debate Marital …

    April 30, 2015
  • And they minister our democracy!

    And they minister our democracy!

    Democracies flourish only if governments in power take on the mantle of a progressive collective, and thereby ensure that regressive mores that riddle a society are effectively countered. Otherwise the nature of a democracy itself shifts, from a beacon of progress and equality to a rigid, regressive polity that harbours ills and breeds inequality and …

    April 30, 2015
  • ”We should try to be more aggressive”

    ”We should try to be more aggressive”

    After going down to defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in a tantalisingly close game, Chennai Super Kings skipper M.S. Dhoni said on Thursday that his boys need to be a bit more aggressive, considering they were leading the table in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). "Looking at where we are in the table, I …

    April 30, 2015
  • A timely warning

    A timely warning

    The verdict of the three-judge Supreme Court Bench that the appointment of Bhavani Singh as Special Public Prosecutor on appeals filed by J Jayalalitha, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, and three of her associates in the disproportionate assets case is non est, is a lesson to those who think they can use their power to …

    April 30, 2015