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Indian Navy MR, SSR, AA Admit Card 2019 release postponed; now download link will be available on February 18

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy recruitment arm, Join Indian Navey, has postponed the Matric Recruit (MR), Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR), and Artificer Apprentice (AA) admit card release. Earlier, the admit card was supposed to be available on Friday, February 15, 2019, however, the admit card release date has now been extended to February 18, 2019. The candidates are advised to visit the Join Indian Army website on Monday, February 18, 2019, to download the admit card. The Matric Recruit (MR), Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR), and Artificer Apprentice (AA) admit cards can be downloaded from the Indian Navy official website - The candidates who have submitted their application along with he prescribed examination fees online, can download their admit card. The Indian Navy MR, SSR and AA examination is scheduled to be held from February 23 to 28, 2019. The link to download E-Admit card for appearing in Computer Based test is uploaded on the website of Indian Nav…

NDTV suspends deputy news editor, AMU suspends student for social media comments on #PulwamaAttack

NDTV today suspended its deputy news editor for posting something about the "tragic and dastardly Pulwama terror attack" on her personal Facebook page. The media house also said it "strongly condemned" her action
NDTV strongly condemns what a Deputy News Editor of our website posted on her personal Facebook page about the tragic and dastardly Pulwama terror attack. She has been suspended for 2 weeks, effective immediately, while the company’s Disciplinary Committee weighs further action. — NDTV (@ndtv) February 15, 2019

#HowstheJaish is a parody of the slogan #HowsTheJosh from the movie Uri: The Surgical Strike. In a similar instance, Aligarh Muslim University suspended one of its students for tweeting "highly objectionable comments on social media against our martyr soldiers" in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack. The mathematics student had posted "How's the Jaish? Great Sir #Kashmir" on Twitter. He has also been booked under Section 153A…

AP DSC 2018 Merit List Released At

AP DSC 2018 Merit List:Andhra Pradesh District Selection Committee (AP DSC) has released the AP DSC 2018 exam merit list. The merit list is available on the official website and can be downloaded by the candidates who appeared and qualified in the exam. The AP DSC 2018 merit list has been released post-wise and zone/district-wise. candidates should keep this in mind while downloading the merit list.
AP DSC 2018 Merit List: How to download?

AP DSC 2018 Merit List releaed on apdsc.apcfss,in Step one: Go to official AP DSC website: Step two: On the homepage, click on the merit list link. Step three: In the new window, select post details and zone/district details from the drop down menu. Step four: Enter verification code and submit. Step five: A pdf will open. Download the pdf and check the merit list. The merit lists have been released for Residential Schools Music Teacher, Art and Drawing Teacher, and Craft Teacher, for Special School Secondary Grade Teacher (SGT), a…

India announced the withdrawal of Most Favoured Nation status for Pakistan.

The move followed a cabinet meeting during which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was briefed on a recent attack on Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir, in which 44 paramilitary soldierswere killed, Indian media reported. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a press briefing said that Modi's cabinet had decided to initiate steps to ensure complete diplomatic isolation of Pakistan. "The MFN status that had been granted to Pakistan stands withdrawn," he added. In the World Trade Organization (WTO), this status means non-discrimination — treating virtually everyone equally. "Each member treats all the other members equally as 'most-favoured' trading partners. If a country improves the benefits that it gives to one trading partner, it has to give the same “best” treatment to all the other WTO members so that they all remain 'most-favoured'," explains the WTO website.
"The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will initiate all possibl…

Mulayam Singh wants Modi as PM

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, in a jaw-dropping departure from the opposition chorus and his own party line, said he "prayed" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return to power, during speeches to mark the last sitting of the current Lok Sabha today before the national election. His supporters swore it was all in humour, but the comment still raised eyebrows.

"I want to congratulate the PM that he tried to move ahead taking everyone along. I hope all members to win and return, and you (PM Modi) become prime minister again," Mulayam Singh, 79, said in the Lok Sabha, sending the house into guffaws. The camera panned to his immediate neighbor, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, looking surprised, and to PM Modi, chuckling and thumping his desk. The prime minister also folded his hands.

The Yadav father and son have not been on the best of terms over the past two years, during which Akhilesh, 45, staged a coup and took over control of the party founded…

Ashwani Lohani posted as CMD Air India

Ashwani Lohani is posted as CMD Indian Airline. Ashwani Lohani is an Retired IRSME officer, former Chairman of the Indian Railway Board and former Chairman & Managing Director of Air India.

He was born in kanpur 1959 and Holds an omega aquaterra 2017 Limca Record for having four engineering degree in mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from Institution of Engineers, India; a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for successfully running the ‘Fairy Queen Express’, the world’s oldest working steam locomotive.

 Also served as DRM, Delhi Division; Director, National Rail Museum; Chief Administrative Officer, Rail Alternate Fuels; Commissioner and Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and Chairman & Managing Director India Tourism Development Corporation.

The word Nandi means joyous. In real life the bull leads a life as a victim of beating, torture, starvation and early death, writes Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

I feel so sorry for the magnificent animal that is the bull. I was at a banking mela organised by the local administration in Alwar. A bull wandered in and walked about harmlessly. Almost every stall keeper – selling/displaying nothing but banking information - hit him. Passers-by hit him. Security guards hit him. His only reaction was to try and dodge the slap or lathi which, given its size, was impossible. Finally, he left, bruised and sore.
Bulls go to sabzi mandis to eat the thrown away vegetables/leaves and fruit. So many are attacked with acid that it is difficult to find a bull that doesn’t have acid burns. In Gorakhpur, the city named after Gau Raksha, the municipal administration catches them regularly, puts them into pounds and refuses to feed them. They die within the week, spending most of it lying down as they have no energy left. No gaushalas take bulls, so they roam the streets and are beaten every day. Many are rounded up at night and sold to illegal butchers. Some a…

6-yr-old dies in Hyderabad gated community after being electrocuted by lamp post

An act of negligence resulted in the death of a 6-year-old boy in a posh residential colony in Hyderabad's Narsingi area after he was electrocuted on coming in contact with a lamp post. The police said that the incident happened at around 6:15 pm on Monday. 
A horrifying video from the CCTV footage of the gated community shows the child playfully grabbing the post and swinging around only to receive a massive shock. He then gets attached to the pole due to the electricity passing through it. For several minutes, the boy remained stuck to the pole as several residents of the colony walked by unaware of what was happening. 
The police said that there were around 10 such lamp posts in the colony and the pole that the child came in contact with, was right in front of the block where he stayed with his parents. 
"After around 4 to 5 minutes, he got detached from the pole and fell down following which another child noticed him and alerted the security guard. The guard also receive…

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Bay Of Bengal, Tremors Felt In Chennai

CHENNAI: A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Bay of Bengal, 600 kilometer east of Chennai, on Tuesday morning. The earthquake took place at 7:02 am and tremors were felt in Chennai. The impact of the earthquake is considered to be of moderate intensity and no Tsunami warning has been issued.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the depth of the earthquake was 10 kilometres.

"The epicentre was in the ocean and obviously there was no damage and as per initial assessments, it lasted for a few seconds," Deputy Director General of Meteorology, IMD, Chennai, S Balachandran, told PTI.

"There is no tsunami warning," the official said, adding that more details will be provided later. No damage to property has been reported.

Startled by "Chennai earthquake" news, people in the city took to social media to report about the same. Some also wrote that did not feel any tremors.

"Definitely shaking around 7.05. rekindled memories of gujarat 2000,” one use…

Compensation For Families Of 17 Victims Of Delhi Hotel Fire; 2 Arrested

At least 17 people were killed and three injured after a fire at a hotel in Delhi's congested Karol Bagh area early this morning. A woman and a child, among those dead, were killed when they tried jumping from a window after the Karol Bagh hotel fire, reports said. More than two dozen fire engines were sent to the spot after the fire broke out at Hotel Arpit Palace around 4 am. Most people in Hotel Arpit Palace were sleeping at the time. Video recorded on cellphones by eye-witnesses showed huge flames crowning the terrace of the large, white building. A person is seen dangling from the terrace and then jumping off. Most of the deaths took place due to suffocation, the police said. Karol Bagh, in central Delhi, is popular with tourists and lined with hotels and markets. A short circuit is suspected to be the cause of the fire that broke out in Karol Bagh's Arpit Palace hotel in the early hours today, a senior civic official said.

Two Arrested For Attack on Former India Paceman Amit Bhandari

After Amit Bhandari, chairman of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) senior selection committee was assaulted by a group led by a disgruntled Under-23 player, the accused and his brother have been arrested according to the Delhi Police.

During the Delhi senior team's practice game at the St Stephen's ground, Anuj Dheda, who was not selected in the state team, attacked Bhandari, who sustained head and ear injuries and was taken to Sant Paramanand Hospital at Civil Lines by his colleague Sukhvinder Singh. The goons along with the player in question fled before the cops could reach the spot but were later arrested.The senior team is gearing up for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (National Twenty20 tournament), starting February 21.

"At around 1.15 pm today at St Stephens ground where trials were going on, one person Anuj Dheda, who was not selected, came and asked about his rejection and slapped Bhandari. Some 10-15 more boys came and hit him," Nupur Prasad, Depu…

Rajnikanth's Daughter Soundarya Marries Vishagan in a Grand Ceremony, See Pics

The wedding took place in the presence of the who’s who of Tamil film fraternity and several bigwigs of Tamil Nadu.

Few hours after the ceremony, Soundarya posted some glimpses from the wedding on Twitter. 

24 fake universities listed by UGC, 2 receive FIR

University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognised 24 fake universities and has sent a legal notice to two of them. As per IANS, this came in a written reply in Parliament on Thursday by Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resource Development.
List of fake universities which have received an FIR from the UGC 1. Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) in Delhi 2. Bio-Chemic Education Grants Commission in Nadia, West Bengal List of fake universities recognised by the UGC 1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar 2. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi 3. United Nations University, Delhi 4. Vocational University, Delhi 5. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008 6. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi 7. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033 8. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-35…

Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan's brewing romance

Much has been said and written about Bollywood heartthrob Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan's brewing romance but while Sara has often expressed that she has a crush on Kartik, the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor has relatively remained tight-lipped and shy about the romance rumours.

But on the latest episode of Koffee With Karan, the host and filmmaker-producer echoed the sentiments of all Bollywood fans when he asked for a follow-up on what's happening between the two, given that both have publicly admitted that they want to go on a date with each other and Ranveer Singh has also played cupid for the two. And it's Kartik's response that will surely leave you in splits!

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey decline the invitation : Does the law of the land apply on Twitter ?

Now, #Twitter faces Privilege Notice from India’s Parliament after CEO @Jack declined to appear before parliamentary committee.

Twitter CEO and senior officials of the company have refused to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology on February 11, citing “short notice” of the hearing. The meeting was initially scheduled on February 7th but was later postponed to February 11 to allow the Twitter CEO and senior officials more time to make themselves available

The letter sent to Twitter by the Parliamentary IT Committee on February 1 clearly stated that "it may be noted that the Head of the Organisation has to appear before the Committee". It further stated that "He/She may be accompanied by another representative." The Parliamentary IT Committee received a letter on February 7 from Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's global lead for legal, policy, trust and safety, stating, "No one who engages publicly for Twitter India makes enforcement de…

#gobackmodi hashtag trending on Twitter

#GoBackModi trends on Twitter again, TDP protests in Andhra over PM visit. Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi could visit Yetkuru in Guntur, black flags were erected across the town, with large number of NGOs, students' organisations and political cadres of parties like TDP and CPI(M) swarming the streets donning black and raising slogans against Modi.

Protestors carrying black flags and placards with 'Go Back Modi' written on it came on the roads.

Most groups on the street said they feel betrayed as the BJP led government failed to live up to its promise and denied to accord Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.

Besides Guntur, protests were carried out in Vijayawada and other cities. Protests were not just restricted to the streets, as #GoBackModi again started trending on Twitter. Along with #GoBackModi another hashtag #GoBackSadistModi also trended in India on Sunday morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Yetkuru in Guntur district at 11 am, to …

Saudi Prince to arrive In India on February 19

While it’s not clear yet if Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will visit India this month, official sources confirmed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be here on February 19. India and Israel have not yet been able to find a mutually convenient date for Netanyahu’s visit even though the government remains keen to host him. Prince Salman’s visit will be significant as Saudi Arabia is a major energy security provider for India.

Do you know what kids view online?

Many Indian kids have been given a free hand on the internet. 6 in 10 parents don’t monitor what their children view online, classifieds site OLX found in a survey of 26,000 users. A Comparitech study shows Indian kids are the most cyberbullied in the world. About 8 in 10 parents helped create social media profiles for children, Assocham said in a 2014 survey. People tend to neglect online safety: 31% of the OLX survey respondents don’t remember when their profile passwords were last changed.

It is important to change the password regularly to avoid any potential hacking and to protect your personal information. It is shocking to know that about “65% of the people use the same password across multiple sites and 51% had a favorite password that they stuck with for most things”, but I only hope that they have a strong password which makes it difficult to hackers to crack it. To add on Google’s recommendations for a password protection besides the security checkup, enable auto-updates, pa…

Karnataka engg seats may cost more

Engineering aspirants may have to shell out more for securing a seat in a Karnataka-based college. That’s because the state’s private colleges are seeking a fee hike of at least 10% from the next academic year, saying they are under pressure to hike staff wages. But teachers contest the claim – according to them, few colleges raised salaries last year and some even downsized staff despite an 8% fee hike. Experts feel an increase would be unlawful since the fee structure fixed in 2018-19 was for three years.The challenge for engineering colleges is a declining student base, as a result of which they are unable to fill their seats. They think that raising fees will help them remain profitable and sustainable when they should be looking closely at why their graduates are no longer employable, and should they do more to revamp their courses instead of the fees . Engineering colleges have lost their relevancy in the current environment with IT services jobs expected to shrink in the comin…

The only Indian city with safe air

A month after the Centre launched the National Clean Air Programme, only one Indian city – Patiala – has safe air, IndiaSpend reports, citing a daily pollution tracker. Just 10 other cities out of the 74 assessed have breathable air even as the usual suspects Ghaziabad and Varanasi languish at the bottom. India is home to 14 of the world’s most polluted cities, according to a WHO study. The clean air initiative aims to cut PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 20-30% by 2024.

Wonder why we still are not taking measures and steps towards contributing to bring down the pollution. Is it because ? 
1. Safety - Shared services  2. Public Transportation : Last mile connectivity issues  3. Flexible time : Don't have to depend on others time.  4. Pollution from car is minimum so don't have to bother ! 
- What do you think is major cause for people not making efforts towards bringing down Air Quality Index to acceptable levels ? 
- How can Corporates in and surrounding areas of Delhi take st…

Jet Airways grounds 4 aircraft

Jet Airways has grounded four aircraft following its inability to pay lessors. The debt-ridden airline, which operates a fleet of 124 aircraft, is proactively informing and re-accommodating the affected guests, it informed the stock exchanges. Jet urgently needs external funding to stay afloat and the company is said to be cutting a deal with Etihad and State Bank of India. Reuters reports, qouting unidentified sources, that some lessors are questioning the viability of the carrier’s rescue plan.

Secular' Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) allows North Indian students to conduct Saraswati pooja after protest

Authorities of the #CochinUniversityofScienceandTechnology on Thursday granted permission to a section of students in its #Alappuzha campus to conduct 'pooja' for Goddess Saraswati, in a peaceful manner following a protest by them.The Vice-Chancellor of Cochin University of Science and Technology had initially declined students' request for holding a 'Saraswati Pooja', stating that it was a "secular campus."

Lipi Singh, IPS : The tough police officer with courageous attitude

Lipi Singh is 2016 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre. She is currently posted in Patna district as SDPO of Barh. In a short span of time, she has attracted attention for being a tough police officer. Her courageous attitude against mafias of Barh and Mokama regions is being applauded. In fact, Anant Singh has become a foe of Nitish Kumar precisely because of her. Lipi Singh has broken the illegal businesses of Anant Singh in the area.Lipi Singh is the daughter of senior JDU leader and former UP Cadre IAS officer RCP Singh. She might have got favourable area for being the daughter of the right hand man of Nitish Kumar. However, taking a look at her performance, it can be safely say that Lipi Singh is completely apolitical when it comes to dealing with law and order of her area.

Father: RCP Singh, Rajya Sabha MP from Bihar

Educational Qualification: Lipi did schooling from Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram. She has completed degree in Law from Delhi University. In fact, RCP Singh had p…

UPSC topper, Garima Yadav is the winner of Miss Charming Face Beauty Pageant, 2017

Garima Yadav is the winner of Miss Charming Face Beauty Pageant, 2017. She emerged as the winner leaving behind contestants of 20 states with her mesmerizing beauty, curvature body and attractive figure. What makes her apart is the scintillating smiling face.Garima is not only a model and beauty queen. She is also a great example of ‘beauty with brain’. Just like another Haryanavi heart throb, Manushi Chillar, she has done exceptionally well in shaping her career. UPSC has recently released the result for CDS and the All India Rank of Garima (for Officers’ Training Academy, Women) was SECOND.

Garima Yadav will soon become the lieutenant. She is still preparing for UPSC Civil Services Examination. You may find her name among topper of UPSC in coming months.

Educational Qualification: Garima has completed schooling from her village. She got admission in the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University on the basis of her exceptional performance in Class XII examination.

Awards and…

PFI man, 4 others held in connection with PMK man Ramalingam's murder, Know more about him

Even as tension prevails in Kumbakonam town, Tamil Nadu, over the murder of a PMK functionary on Tuesday night, five persons have been arrested in connection with the case. Ramalingam, a Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) functionary in Thirubuvanam, Kumbakonam town, was attacked on Tuesday evening, after which he succumbed to his injuries. The attack happened after he was seen in a video having an altercation with a couple of Muslim men who were allegedly in the area to proselytise.

Who was Ramalingam ?

Ramalingam was a local Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader of Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district. He was also a staunch Hindu. He was brutally killed by Muslim fanatics on 5th February. He had just questioned some Muslim clerics attempt to convert Dalit Hindus. This murder has again showed the biased nature of Indian national media. Had a Muslim killed in this gruesome manner, that would have become national news. It is also interesting to note that Ramalingam had many Muslim friends. His Fac…

Pooja Shakun Pandey : Know more about the Right-Wing Leader Who Shot At Mahatma Gandhi's Effigy In UP

A leader of a right-wing group, instrumental in shocking recreation of the shooting of Mahatma Gandhi and missing since, was arrested yesterday. Pooja Shakun Pandey, a leader of the Hindu Mahasabha -- to which Mahatma Gandhi's killer, Nathuram Godse also belonged -- was caught from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. Her husband Ashok Pandey was also taken into custody, the police said.

On January 30, the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Hindu Mahasabha held a function at Aligarh during which Godse's statue was garlanded and sweets were distributed.The enactment of the assassination was also held and reporters were told that it would henceforth be held every year like the burning of the demon king Ravana's effigy during Dusshera.

Who is Pooja Shakun Pandey ?

Pooja Shakun Pandey is the National Secretary of Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha, now defunct entity of Veer Savarkar. She is considered a firebrand young Hindu leader who has gotten immense popularity in rural hinterlan…

Who is Bharati Ghosh IPS who joined BJP West Bengal ?

Bharati Ghosh is a former IPS officer and BJP leader of West Bengal. She has formally joined the saffron party once her resignation letter was accepted by Mamata Banerjee led state government. The timing of her joining the party is quite crucial. She is expected to give ammunition for the party against Mamata Banerjee.

Bharati was once considered a loyalist of Mamata Banerjee. She was the Superintendent of Police of West Mednipore district for quite a long duration. Her fortune started to fell once Mukul Roy joined BJP. Actually, within TMC, she was kept in the bracket of people who are close to Mukul Roy.
Profile of Bharati GhoshBharati Ghosh was born and brought up in Kolkata, in a middle class Bengali Brahmin family. She has done B.A. and MBA from Jadhavpur University. She also holds L.L.B. from Burdwan University. After becoming an IPS officer, she had gotten a diploma from Harvard University, USA.

Bharati was a flamboyant and efficient police officer. She is credited with making Med…

9 Review: A super hit Malayalam Cinema

Star Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Wamiqa Gabbi, Mamta Mohandas, Prakash Raj, Sekhar Menon
Director: Janoos Muhammed

Prithviraj has never shied away from trying films that traverse the road-less-taken. With 9, he has come up with yet another film, which is something unique and special for the Malayalam film audiences. Has the new path reaped benefits for the viewers? Read 9 movie review to know more about the same.

The core plot of 9 revolves around a global event spanning nine days, which would leave the Earth devoid of electricity, and all power and communication facilities. Albert is an astrophysicist and is assigned a task, which requires him to travel to the foothills of Himalayas.

Script & Direction

First things first, Jenuse Mohammed should be appreciated for taking up a concept, which is completely new to the Malayalam cinema. A concept that involves science-fiction, horror, psychological and emotional elements. More importantly, such themes are too risky to hand…

Massive fire breaks out at Noida's Metro Hospital, all patients evacuated safely

A massive fire broke out on the second floor of a prominent hospital in Noida's Sector 11 on Thursday morning.

Zee News correspondent Ashwini reported that several people had to be evacuated by breaking glass windows of Metro Hospital even as fire officials reached the spot and began efforts to control the blaze. A hospital official later confirmed to reporters that all patients have been evacuated and there are no fire-related injuries. "Once the patients were taken out, they were put in ambulances and transferred to other hospitals. No injury has been reported," said Dr Pushotam Lal, chairman, Metro Hospital.

Eyewitness reports say the fire broke out on the second floor and spread to the third and fourth floors. Reports also said that hospital security personnel and other members of the staff swung into action soon after the fire broke out and that it may be one of the reasons why all patients were taken out in a timely manner.

Priyanka Chopra is all set to play Ma Anand Sheela in her next Hollywood film

Now that Priyanka Chopra has married husband Nick Jonas for the trillionth time (a rough estimate) and returned from her lavish tropical honeymoon, she has some downtime to prepare for her next big role: playing former cult spokesperson and attempted murderer Ma Anand Sheela. While sitting down with Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday, the Quantico alum revealed that she's indeed signed on to play the real-life cult figure, whose name was abuzz last year when Netflix's Wild Wild Country docuseries reintroduced her infamous legacy to a whole new generation.

 Sheela was the right-hand woman of self-pronounced Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, aka Osho, who was the leader of the Rajneeshees, a sex-positive cult in rural Oregon in the early 1980s. The stateside arrival of the Rajneeshees rocked the neighboring town of Antelope (population: 40), the state of Oregon, and eventually the entire country, with news coverage digging into the cult's criminal activity, poisonings, and mor…

Mayawati finally Joins Twitter

Two weeks after a Twitter handle in the name of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati appeared, it has been confirmed that it indeed belongs to the Dalit powerhouse and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister.
“This is to inform you that Bahujan Samaj Party national president, former UP Chief Minister and ex-MP, Ms Mayawati ji has for the first time decided to join twitter for speedy interaction with media and masses besides expressing her views on various issues of national and political importance through twitter,” a statement issued by the BSP on Wednesday read.

Mayawati's official Twitter handle is @sushrimmayawati. It was actually created last year in October, but was put to use only this year in January.

American pays a record $1,10,000 to hunt markhor, Pak’s national animal

An American citizen, Bryan Harlan hunted the highest-rated Astore Markhor here at Sassi valley of Haramosh, under ongoing trophy hunting programme.
According to wildlife department of GB, the hunter paid a sum of US $ 110,000 as license fee for hunting.

This was most expensive hunt in the history of the trophy hunting programmes in GB.

The trophy hunting quota is created on the basis of annual Surveys conducted by wildlife experts.

The hunting programme was begun in 1980s. It is carried out under the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wildlife and is allowed only in notified areas of GB.

Milind Deora May Not Contest 2019 Polls, Blames Sanjay Nirupam For Problems in Mumbai Congress

The infighting within the Mumbai Congress that has been gaining momentum over the past few months seems to have scalped its first victim – party MP Milind Deora – who has declared that he may not contest the upcoming elections. @INCIndia is leading a powerful, united campaign across India. Infighting cannot, and should not, be allowed to threaten our base in Mumbai. I appeal to all Congress leaders in Mumbai to unite as a team. We owe this much to our party and to Congress President @RahulGandhi. — Milind Deora (@milinddeora) February 5, 2019

Man buys flat in Bhopal, finds six-month-old dead body hidden in bed box

The police have found a six-month-old decomposed body hidden in a box bed in a flat in Bhopal’s Bagsewania area on Sunday evening. The flat has reportedly been locked since June last year and the owners have not been seen since that time.Misrod Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Dinesh Agrawal said the body was wrapped so tightly in blankets and clothes and locked in a wooden box that it had practically "mummified".

"It was found on Sunday in a locked flat in Vidya Nagar colony under Bag Sewania police station limits. The body was tightly wrapped in blankets and clothes and kept in a wooden box. It has practically mummified," he said.

"Going by the condition of the body, it must have been there for at least six months. The neighbours have said the flat has been locked for as many months," he said.

He said autopsy reports are awaited to find out the identity of the corpse and cause of death, adding that no injury marks have been reported on the body.

Common myths about animal behavior , writes Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Myth: Mother birds will reject their babies if they have been touched by humans.

Truth: Most birds have a poorly developed sense of smell and will not notice a human smell. But if you pick up the chicks in the nest, she will be close by watching and she may get alarmed at the human disturbance and abandon her chicks.

Myth: Fish only grow to the size of their tank so you can put in as many as you like.

Truth: Fish will grow to the size that their genetics are programmed to let them. However, they will stunt and become unhealthy and suffer if the tank is too small.

Myth: Rattlesnakes rattle before they attack.

Truth: Rattlesnakes don’t give a warning before they bite. They rattle when they are frightened and need to let you know about their presence.

Myth: Ostriches bury their heads in the sand.

Truth: As oxygen-breathers they would die if they did so. But they dig holes in the ground and put their eggs there and every few hours they turn the eggs so that they get the warmth of the sun evenly.…