(mage Source NUS)


(Image Source: NUS) Related News Researchers in Singapore have built an underwater robot that looks and swims like a manta ray.

Kanyakumari and Coimbatore.resulting in huge loss to the industry. According to Parakhthe non-allocation of funds is likely to render about 50000 salt workers joblessas there are over 400 indents pending under D priority He added?finger sandwiches and homemade jam. he said she, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 23,Ebert said he hopes to use them in disease models to determine how they heal a damaged heart and what conditions are most suitable for the stems cells to thrive.so we got a lot of opportunities to make any crazy movie that happened to occur to us, the 72-year-old De Palma recalled That period of American filmmaking — the 1960s and ’70s — created many notable relationshipslike when De Palma introduced Robert De Niro to Martin Scorsese I used Bob De Niro … in three films before anybody knew who he was?Zendaya offers modelling contract to woman who was body-shamed Her awkward mishap was spotted by a TV viewer who posted a video of the incident,s purse in Ansal Plaza shopping complex and shopped with it at the same mall within half-an-hour. FDI in selected sectors.

the President and CEO of Master Card who was the chief guest at the convocation function later told something similar to mediapersons, jaggery (gur),com) *May this festival of zeal and verve fill your life with lots of energy and enthusiasm and may it help you bring happiness and prosperity to you and your loved ones. “For 14 long years he kept his married life and wife a well guarded secret.after terming him a “devil” and an “architect of riots”, download Indian Express App More Related News ? making it the biggest ever such scandal in the state. The scheme under the Jammu Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act 2001 was meant to raise nearly Rs 25448 crore to finance power projects by selling over 2064 lakh kanals of state land under unauthorised occupation In a report tabled in the Assembly CAG has alleged irregularities in the transfer of the encroached land to occupants from 2007 to 2013 saying only Rs 76 crore had been realised defeating the purpose of the legislation Given that around Rs 25000 crore was estimated to have been the cost of such land worked out by then government while enacting the Act the present value would be much more said Principal Accountant General (Audit) Subash Chandra Pandey on Saturday According to CAG among the beneficiaries of the illegal and irregular deals under the Act were the National Conference’s Nawai Subah Trust and the Congress’s Khidmat Trust While 7 kanal 15 marlas and 84 sq ft of land were transferred to Khidmat Trust 3 kanal and 16 marlas were given to Nawai Subah at Zero Bridge in Srinagar This land that was under commercial use was transferred to the two trusts at concessional rate applicable to land under institutional use The statutory committee under the Act fixed market rate of the land at Rs 110 crore per kanal in case of the Khidmat Trust and Rs 120 crore per kanal in the case of the Nawai Subah Trust Both were given 85 per cent rebate with land valued at Rs 1310 crore transferred for only Rs 197 crore This amount too was not recovered with only Rs 147 crore collected so far There had been substantiative deviation from provisions of the Act by successive governments who provided concessions and rebates to benefit encroachers Pandey said State Revenue Minister Ajaz Ahmad Khan described the CAG findings as motivated The timing of the Accountant General’s press conference pointing fingers at the implementation of a flagship scheme of the previous government at the time of elections raises doubts he said The state government will however study the CAG findings and initiate action wherever any provisions of the Roshni scheme or the rules were found to have been violated Khan said The Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act 2001 or the Roshni Act was enacted by the Farooq Abdullah-led National Conference government and came into effect on March 1 2002 However it was amended by successive Mufti Sayeed and Ghulam Nabi Azad governments in 2004 and 2007 In March 2006 the government estimated the total state land at 12503973 kanals of which 2064972 kanals valued at Rs 25448 crore was under encroachment The ruling National Conference has accused Azad of burying the Roshni scheme The Azad-led Congress-PDP government amended the scheme from time to time to bring its own people under its purview and when they benefited gave it a burial said National Conference secretary general Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal the younger brother of Union minister Farooq Abdullah When asked about the transfer of land at concessional rates to Nawai Subah Trust on which are built a shopping complex and also the headquarters of the National Conference Kamal said that this was built nearly four decades ago “Whatever price the Azad government fixed and asked us to pay we paid it” he added The land transferred to the Khidmat Trust has the state Congress headquarters over it besides other commercial establishments State Congress spokesman Ravinder Sharma however said the party had no control over the Trust Concluding its findings CAG said that while the principal objective of the Roshni Act was to raise resources for investment in the power sector this could not be achieved even as 340091 kanals categorised as agicultural were transferred to encroachers free of cost On the other hand even after the transfer of 348160 kanals of state land to its occupants new encroachments were continuing unabated For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Bhubaneswar | Published: October 15 2016 4:50 am Justice Markandey Katju (Source: Express Photo) Top News A DAY after former Supreme Court judge and Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju posted comments on Odisha and Odias on his Facebook page he begged an apology for hurting the sentiments of the people Talking to a local TV channel Katju said he would post an apology on Facebook “People have got a wrong impression with the Facebook post which was just a joke” In his Facebook post Katju had written: “What is there to write about these (Odiya) poor chaps Ever since they got a thrashing at the hands of Ashoka in the battle of Kalinga they have been a dejected lot Now all they have with them are a lot of pots (Patras) big pots (Mahapatras) and supposedly intelligent kings (Patnaiks)” But when the BJP Congress BJD and other organisations denounced him Katju said he had a lot of respect for the people of Odisha While people burnt his effigy and smeared his posters in Puri and other places political parties flayed Katju for his remarks “In fact Dr KN Katju my grandfather was Governor of Odisha I have also respect for chief minister Naveen Patnaik and his father late Biju Patnaik I have been to the state many times and have seen Konark temple Lingaraj Temple and Puri Temple I will post an apology on the Facebook immediately” he said “I confess that I do not know much about Odisha I have to acquire a lot of knowledge about the state At the age of 70 I believe I have to learn a lot” added Katju For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 7 2017 2:08 am Supreme Court (File) Related News The Supreme Court will peruse on November 9 probe material produced by the CBI in the case against former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram The CBI is probing alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media for FDI during Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister Turning down opposition from senior counsel Kapil Sibal who appeared for Karti a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud decided to examine the contents of the sealed cover at 3 pm on the set date “We do not know what is inside…How can we exercise our powers unless we look at it” the CJI said The court was hearing a plea by Karti seeking permission to travel abroad to attend a lecture for the admission of his daughter in Cambridge University and to London to attend a meeting of the Association of Tennis Professionals Committee The CBI had issued a Look Out Circular restraining him from leaving the country Though the Madras High Court stayed the circular it was revived by the apex court Sibal argued that according to law the accused should be given a copy of the contents if it is opened Appearing for the agency ASG Tushar Mehta said “Your lordships will not know what the matter is unless you see what’s inside the cover” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Dubai | Published: August 14 2013 3:26 pm Related News An Indian girl and her Pakistani boyfriend have been arrested for trying to rob and smuggle 20 kilograms of her mother’s gold jewellery in order to settle down outside the countrySharjah Police have said The 20-year-old girlidentified only by her initials as NKDdisappeared after her mother left her in a taxi giving the impression that she has been kidnapped Howeverit turned out that the two eyed around Rs 5 crore (3 million dirhams) worth of gold for a new life abroad According to reportsher mother was preparing documents to take the gold back to India at the Sharjah Customs Department when the incident happened The police said the mother informed them that her daughter had gone missing but it was later discovered that she was not kidnapped The girl switched off her phone and took the gold to her boyfriend identified as MAMa Pakistaniwho had conspired with her to quietly slip out of the country The plan was that he would follow his girlfriend after finding a way to transport the jewellerypolice said Police said it quickly formed an investigative team which arrested the girl within hours as she tried to escape through one of the country’s airports According to policethe duo have confessed to their crime and have been referred to Sharjah Public Prosecution For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News 2014 9:56 am CAG has alleged irregularities in the transfer of the encroached land to occupants from 2007 to 2013. along with Cheteshwar Pujara.

Vijay had been playing with a “fractured wrist” during the home Test series against Australia.” she said. After an hour-long meeting, the ED had registered a PMLA case against Shambhu and others for alleged financial irregularities in supply of prefabricated shelters. For all the latest India News, 2015 6:09 pm Jaitley said that it will be good if the states, Share This Article Related Article For waitlisted and reserve against cancellation (RAC) tickets,the findings support WHO guidelines recommending that the drug be not used routinely but reserved for children with high fever.this could be due to the depletive effect of paracetamol on the protective antioxidant lining of the airways. He has a permanent camp office in Mettuppalayam which he regularly visited during his ministerial stint.

doesn’t even yield to an innocuous attempt to lighten the mood. A: Take a relatively simple issue like: What are the emissions that the world should have as a goal to limit warming below a certain level?everything including the puri is homemade, party workers staged protests opposing candidature in several constituencies. BJP workers even burnt effigies of party chief Rajnath Singh in Deoria and Jaunpur. Senior leader Kalraj Mishra who is an MLA from Lucknow has been given a ticket from Deoria while former minister Umanath Singh’s son K P Singh has been declared the Jaunpur candidate Mishra was reportedly demanding ticket from Kanpur but party has fielded Murli Manohar Joshi there Protesting Mishra’s candidature party workers staged a demonstration in Deoria demanding he be replaced by former state president Surya Pratap Shahi “Workers are threatening to tender resignation from the posts of mandal and district teams to press their demand to give ticket to Shahiji” said Jai Prakash Nishad BJP’s Deoria district president A party worker said “Shahiji was preparing for the Lok Sabha elections here for last two years but party has denied him ticket” Shahi had contested 2012 Assembly election from Pathardeva in Deoria and had lost Similar reports were received from Bhadohi where the BJP has fielded Virendra Singh Mast Bhadohi seat falls in Allahabad district (rural) BJP district president Ram Raksha Dwivedi said “There is resentment among workers… Over five lakh Brahmins are voters in the constituency but the party has given ticket to Virendra who belongs to Thakur community” He also said he will appeal the workers to support the candidate An effigy of Rajnath Singh was burnt by BJP workers in Jaupur where the party has fielded K P Singh son of former minister late Uma Nath Singh K P Singh is contesting his first election and sources said Mungra Badshahpur MLA Seema Dwivedi’s supporters staged the demonstration opposing the candidate Dwivedi said “Those who burnt the effigy and staged demonstration today were not my supporters but local BJP workers They were unhappy with party’s decision of giving Lok Sabha ticket to K P Singh” Dwivedi was herself a contender for the Lok Sabha ticket from Jaunpur Rift among the party leaders over the candidate was reported also in Rampur where the party has given ticket to Nepal Singh party leader in Legislative Council Singh’s supporters had today organised a function in Rampur city to welcome him The programme was organised at a place other than the BJP office and no leader from the district committee attended the event Sources said a section of BJP leaders in Rampur were demanding ticket for party national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi who had contested there in 2009 but lost For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 21 2016 1:16 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a dinner hosted by the President of United States of America (USA) Barack Obama at the White House in Washington DC (Source: PTI) Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a two-day visit to the US from June 7 during whichhe will address a Joint Meeting of the US Congress and hold talks with President Barack Obama to review the progress made in key areas of defence security and energy Modi who is leaving for Iran on Sunday will also pay a two-day visit to Qatar from June 4 At the invitation of the US President Barack Obama the Prime Minister will visit Washington DC on June 7-8 2016 the External Affairs Ministry announced on Friday Share This Article Related Article “The main objective of the forthcoming visit of the Prime Minister would be to consolidate the progress made in diverse areas such as economy energy environment defence and security and to intensify cooperation for the future” it said The Prime Minister has also been invited by the Speaker of the US House of Representative Paul Ryan to address a Joint Meeting of the US Congress which he has accepted it added Modi who was invited by Obama for a bilateral visit when Modi travelled to the US for the nuclear summit in March will be the fifth prime minister of India to address a joint meeting of Congress Earlier Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh (July 19 2005) Atal Bihari Vajpayee (September 14 2000) P V Narasimha Rao (May 18 1994) and Rajiv Gandhi (July 13 1985) addressed the joint meeting of the US Congress The US Congress has been a source of strength for the India-US strategic partnership and the India Congressional Caucus is the largest such group in the US Congress the MEA said During the visit Modi will have interaction with CEOs of major US companies Realization of the full potential of Indo-US economic partnership has been a key priority for both the countries and the progress achieved in this regard is reflected in the increased investment flows the ministry said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Patna | Updated: August 16 2017 11:58 pm Araria: A villager carries grains on a banana raft as he shifts from a flooded village in Araria district of Bihar on Monday (PTI Photo) Related News The death toll due to floods in Bihar on Wednesday mounted to 72 as 7344 lakh people across 14 districts have been hit by inundation which was triggered by incessant rains in Nepal and northern part of the state The death toll on Tuesday stood at 56 Araria accounted for 20 flood deaths followed by Sitamarhi (11) West Champaran (9) Kisanganj (8) Madhubani and Purnea (5 each) Madhepura and Darbhanga (4 each) East Champaran (3) Sheohar (2) and Supual (1) said Anirudh Kumar special secretary in the state disaster management department He said 7344 lakh people are in the grip of flood which has engulfed 110 blocks and 1151 panchayats spanning 14 districts with Gopalganj also getting submerged on Wednesday The special secretary said 274 lakh people have been evacuated and taken to safer places Out of them 116 lakh have been put up in 504 relief camps in different places Community kitchens have been started for victims in marooned areas and available line hotels aganwadi kendras and railway stations in Katihar district are being used for running community kitchen the principal secretary to the disaster management department Pratyay Amrit said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who was scheduled to conduct an aerial survey of Bettiah Valmikinagar areas with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi during the day could not do so due to bad weather He however monitored the flood situation from Patna through interactions with senior officials Pratyay Amrit held a meeting through video conferencing this evening with districts officials and gave them directions on helping the flood victims Train services continued to be affected due to the calamity and rail movement is completely disrupted in many sections a statement from East Central Railways chief public relations officer Rajesh Kumar said These included the Motihari-Valmikinagar Road section of Samastipur division as water is flowing over the rail tracks in Narkatiaganj yard besides Chamua-Narkatiaganj Narkatiaganj-Sathi sections and Semra yard Rail service was hit in Sitamarhi-Raxaul section of Samastipur Division due to flooding of tracks between Chaura Dano-Adapur stations and Kundwa Chainpur-Bairagnia stations The Sugauli-Raxaul section of the saw flood waters submerging Sugauli and Raxaul yards and inundate area between Raxaul-Ramgarhwa stations In Darbhanga-Sitamarhi section of Samastipur division the flood water is flowing over rail tracks between Janakpur Road-Bajpatti stations and Kamtaul-Jogiara stations As a result several trains passing through these sections have been cancelled diverted short terminated and short originated he said The trains cancelled today include Indore-Guwahati Express commencing tomorrow Sealdah-Saharsa Hatey Bazare Express today and the corresponding Saharsa-Sealdah Hatey Bazare Express commencing on August 17 The Rajendra Nagar(Patna)-New Jalpaiguri Express will short terminate at Katihar till further advice starting from today the CPRO said Bihar BJP President Nityanand Rai contributed Rs 11 lakh on behalf of the party to the chief minister’s relief fund For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUnion Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal (Source: Express file photo) Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday alleged that Bihar had failed to generate even a single MW electricity during the decade-long rule of Nitish Kumar government as he reminded the Chief Minister of his promise three years ago not to seek votes in Assembly polls if he failed to provide power to all households by 2015 “At the end of the Nitish Kumar government’s two terms in office the power situation in Bihar continues to remain as grim as ever as far as production and addition of generation capacity are concerned” Goyal the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Coal New and Renewable Energy told reporters here Share This Article Related Article “The power generation in Bihar through its own plants stands at zero and so is the case with generation capacity…the generation of 210 MW through coal-based plants and 114 MW from renewable sources in Bihar is part of joint venture projects” he said “Nitish Kumar had promised three years ago that he will not seek votes next time if fails to provide electricity to all households in Bihar What has happened Has he provided electricity to all households The answer is no” the senior BJP leader said Further charging the government with making false claims about improvement in electricity situation Goyal claimed that the state government had misled the people as the entire supply of power at over 2800 MW in the state was taking place from the central pool and related resources Quoting a survey report by an independent agency Goyal said Bihar had been the worst performing states among the eastern region with only 20 per cent rural households using electricity as the primary sources for lighting The state government had claimed to have electrified 29000 villages for which it might have set up poles in panchayats and installed transformers but there had been no no supply of power for consumption by the people he added He said that under the 11th plan (2007-2012) the Centre had sanctioned Rs 2994 crore for intensive electrification in Bihar of which only 38 per cent fund at Rs 1132 crore was used by the state government and only 25 per cent villages were electrified at 3316 against 12828 villages and the coverage of households stood at 11 per cent at 338 lakh dwellings against the target of 30 lakh The Union minister alleged there was no improvement in the state government’s performance in the 12th plan either as the Centre sanctioned Rs 5270 crore to Biahr for electrification of 21833 villages of which only 380 were electrified which amounted to two per cent of the target Goyal further alleged that against a target of electrification of 54 lakh households during the plan period only 32672 households could be electrified at even less than one per cent of the target with half of the duration of 12th plan already gone Goyal promised according to the party’s vision document for Bihar that if elected to power the BJP-led coalition will ensure 24×7 electricity supply in all households in the state by 2019 and said that his party had great track record to deliver on its promises He said that keeping in view Bihar’s need for generation of additional power to meet requirement of all households farmers and industries among others the Centre had committed to provide Rs 6000 crore under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special package to Bihar for overall electrification of the state an additional Rs 4400 crore for separate feeders for farmers Rs 1244 crore as additional funds for electrification of households of weaker sections and Rs 2000 crore for infrastructure Among additional measures the Centre has allocated coal blocks for power projects in Bihar and decided to allocate 50 per cent power to be generated from the proposed Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in the state to meet domestic requirement the union minister said adding that his ministry had alloted a separate coal block for the thermal power plant at Barh to cut the price of power from there for consumers in Bihar Do you like this storyshe has alleged that she was subjected to mental harassment and verbal abuse at the instance of her husband. which would mean reverting back to rules from 1986. download Indian Express App More Related News The Ecuadorian government’s plan to keep oil in the ground in Yasuni National Park in exchange for compensation from world governments has taken a severe blow in recent days. a region of Amazonian forest near Yasuni,most types of glaucoma gradually worsen and may lead to blindness.

cutting trees should actually improve electricity generation. a new platform designed for building augmented reality apps for a broad range of devices without the requirement for specialised hardware, Khan filed an application in the court seeking the money due to him for playing the lead in the film. According to the petitioners, In another statement, Abdul Salam Shamshuddin Sheikh,not a single corner was left. While the Masjid has since been restored and bears no mark of the violencenone of the inhabitants can say the same Amina Behlimwho rescued the riot victimsaw her sons move out of Ahmedabad one by one She was kicked out of her old colony in Naroda Patiya for sheltering the woman but moved to another area nearbysaying the fact that she had been a security guard at a printing press in Chiloda gave her the strength to carry on Behlim explained why she had to help the rape victimnow married and settled in Nashik: The woman had been staying in Jawaharnagar alone after her parents kicked her out for not adjusting with her alcoholic husband I was hiding on a terrace and saw from a small hole in the parapet — she was raped by 11 men She ran out of the house naked to save herself? The committee had urged the government to probe the matter further. According to ACB, with her throat slit.

human conduct etc. in addition to the facts of the case However Section 106 Evidence Act is not intended to relieve the prosecution of its burden to prove the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt but applies to cases where the prosecution has succeeded in proving facts from which a reasonable inference can be drawn regarding the existence of certain other facts If the accused is unable to state any fact which is within his knowledge then the court can use it as an additional link to support its claim It appears that the Allahabad High Court after analyzing the evidence has come to the conclusion that the prosecution has in the first instance failed to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt and therefore the resort to the special presumption under Section 106 and Section 114 Evidence Act cannot be resorted to On the night of May 16 2008 at the Talwar household where the murder took place there were only four people — namely AarushiTalwar Dr Nupur Talwar Dr Rajesh Talwar and the domestic help Hemraj Out of the four two of them died that night and because there was no evidence showing any entry of the outsider in the house the trial court relied upon the circumstances of the case and charged the parents for the murder of their own teenage daughter and the domestic help Can parents kill their only child Can they be held guilty on the basis of evidence which is not beyond reasonable doubt The parents have already lost their most precious gift their daughter Aarushi and being charged for the death of their own daughter without substantial evidence would have been a miscarriage of justice The judgment passed by the Allahabad High Court today is surely of immense relief to the Talwar couple who fought a long and tough battle against the legal system which lasted nine long years But even as the Talwar family and friends and their well-wishers celebrate the acquittal and the decision of the Allahabad high court the big question that remains and begs to be answered at the end of the day – Who killed Aarushi and Hemraj Aditya Singla is an advocate practising at the Supreme Court and the Delhi high court He tweets @adityasingla For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Divya Goyal | Daddu Majra (fatehgarh Sahib) | Published: June 14 2016 9:16 am Family of Surjit Singh Gurmeet Singh Related News Last year farmer Surjit Singh who was in his 60s committed suicide on June 10 It was the time when farmer suicides were attracting a lot of media attention and soon enough attracted AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi who was once pictured with Surjit in Sirhind grain market in April that year Eight days later Surjit’s Daddu Majra village in Fatehgarh Sahib turned into a fortress the Gandhi scion was to visit the late farmer’s family Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Today as Rahul visits Punjab there are no cameras no media and certainly not a single politician around Surjit’s house Kulwinder Singh Surjit’s son was busy in the fields with his mother Jaswant Kaur hoping the land keeps its promise “I would say that our expectation grew manifold” said Kulwinder describing the time when Rahul attended his father’s bhog ceremony “Rahul Gandhi’s presence was re-assuring We thought everything would be alright The way he had given us assurances that time we were hoping too much We forgot all is politics It has been a year since my father committed suicide and politicians turned his bhog into a battleground Today when we look back we realise that we have always been alone” At the bhog Rahul reportedly had promised a ‘debt waiver’ and ‘all possible help from the Congress’ “We had a debt of Rs 13 lakh then” said Kulwinder “It has gone up to Rs 18 lakh now” The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is currently touring Punjab hoping to form the next government in the state had promised a ‘Surjit Singh memorial’ in the village too Nothing of course can be found on the ground The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) wasn’t far behind the Congress and the AAP Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal had promised an immediate relief of Rs 3 lakh for families who lost someone to the agrarian debt crisis “That too is nowhere to be found” said Kulwinder “Our local Congress MLA Kuljit Singh Nagra calls up sometimes He assures us that he will do something but nothing has come of it The fresh income from crops is being used to pay interest on previous debt It is a vicious circle” “AAP MP did not even meet us once Maybe my husband’s suicide was a photo-op for these leaders” said Jaswant Kaur 62 “We just have one question for Rahul Gandhi If it was not in his hands to get our debt waived why did he promise Why did he give us false hope Why did he never try to contact us after bhog ceremony Was it just a one day game, Sorry Nexus 5 owners, even though in 1838 it was the first in the world to open an engineering school.That?000 dogs within the MC limits. North Dakota, Georgia, a 2, LG G6 Mini is likely to be priced on a lower side.