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PM Modi announces 100% hike in compensation for ASHA workers

The announcement which will be effective from next month was made during a video bridge interaction with lakhs of ASHA, Anganwadi and ANM workers today. The Prime Minister announced the doubling of routine incentives given by the Union Government to ASHA workers. In addition, all ASHA workers and their helperswould ... Read More »

Party workers protest outside fuel stations during Bandh in Udaipur

Udaipur : The bandh call by the congress against fuel prices evoked strong response here in the city on Monday. Private schools, colleges, main markets and other business establishments in most parts of the city were closed. The private schools had already announced closure and informed the parents through text messages ... Read More »

Optimizing technologies for discovering cancer cell mutations

Cancer cells often have mutations in their DNA that can give scientists clues about how the cancer started or which treatment may be most effective. Finding these mutations can be difficult, but a new method may offer more complete, comprehensive results. A team of researchers has developed a new framework ... Read More »

Analyzing roadside dust to identify potential health concerns

Everyone knows that cars contribute to air pollution. And when most people consider the source, exhaust is usually what comes to mind. However, new research led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Reto Gieré, working with collaborators across the world, is helping to illuminate another significant culprit when it comes to ... Read More »

National Herald case: Setback for Sonia, Rahul Gandhi

In a major setback for Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, Delhi High Court on Monday rejected their petitions, challenging reopening of their tax assessments for 2011-12. A bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice AK Chawla also rejected a similar petition of Congress leader Oscar ... Read More »

Vandalism during opposition-sponsored Bharat Bandh

The BJP hit out at the Opposition, particularly the Congress over instances of vandalism that occured in different parts of the country today during the opposition-sponsored Bharat Bandh, endangering the lives of innocent people. On the death of a 2-year-old girl who breathed her last on her way to a ... Read More »

Sohrabuddin Encounter: Relief for DG Vanzara, 4 other cops

The Bombay High Court has upheld the acquittal of former ATS chief DG Vanzara and four other policemen in Soharabbudin Sheikh encounter case. The court dismissed five revision pleas filed by Sohrabuddin Shaikh’s brother Rubabuddin and the Central Bureau of Investigation challenging their discharge saying they were devoid of merit. ... Read More »

2007 Hyderabad twin blasts: Justice after 11 years

The Hyderabad blasts victims have finally got justice. A metropolitan court on Monday pronounced quantum of punishment for terrorists convicted in 2007 twin blasts case. 2 have been granted capital punishment, while one has been given life term. MD Akbar Ismail Chowdhari and Aneeq Shafique Sayeed were given the capital ... Read More »

2007 Hyderabad Blasts: Justice after 11 years

The Hyderabad blasts victims have finally got justice. A metropolitan court on Monday pronounced quantum of punishment for terrorists convicted in 2007 twin blasts case. 2 have been granted capital punishment, while one has been given life term. MD Akbar Ismail Chowdhari and Aneeq Shafique Sayeed were given the capital ... Read More »

India-Bangladesh ties at a new high; PM Modi, PM Hasina jointly dedicate 3 projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina inaugurated three major Indo-Bangladesh joint venture projects including rail links and an electricity transmission grid through video conferencing.  Prime Minister Modi appreciated PM Sheikh Hasina’s development goals of transforming Bangladesh into a middle-income country by 2021, and a developed country ... Read More »

Peatland carbon sinks at risk

Peatlands are extremely effective at storing carbon, but an international study featuring a University of Queensland researcher has found climate change could stop that. The group investigated how peatlands — swamps and bogs with organic rich soils — have responded to climate variability between 850 BCE and 1850 CE. Associate ... Read More »

Evidence of early planetary shake-up

Scientists at Southwest Research Institute studied an unusual pair of asteroids and discovered that their existence points to an early planetary rearrangement in our solar system. These bodies, called Patroclus and Menoetius, are targets of NASA’s upcoming Lucy mission. They are around 70 miles wide and orbit around each other ... Read More »

Justice Om Prakash Mishra sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal

Earlier in the day, Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) unanimously endorsed his name for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Constitutional Council had recommended Justice Misha’s name for top juducal post of the country last month. He is the senior-most judge of Supreme Court after Justice Deepak Raj Joshee, whose ... Read More »

Global warming pushing alpine species higher and higher

For every one-degree-Celsius increase in temperature, mountaintop species shift upslope 100 metres, shrinking their inhabited area and resulting in dramatic population declines, new research by University of British Columbia zoologists has found. The study — the first broad review of its kind — analyzed shifts in elevation range in 975 ... Read More »

Robot can pick up any object after inspecting it

Humans have long been masters of dexterity, a skill that can largely be credited to the help of our eyes. Robots, meanwhile, are still catching up. Certainly there’s been some progress: for decades robots in controlled environments like assembly lines have been able to pick up the same object over ... Read More »

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