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Right info needed to ease nuclear power safety fears

MUMBAI: Director-general of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano on Monday said that if “appropriate information” were passed to the public, it would go a long way in allaying their fears about safety of nuclear power. Amano made this point during an interaction with the media when he was asked about public opposition at Jaitapur towards the construction of ... Read More »

The end day of world (Doomsday) is On May 21 2011?

Forget the speculation that the end of the world will occur on December 12, 2012 as the end of the Mayan calendar. An independent Christian group in the U.S. even predicts the end will come more quickly: 21 May 2011. She is Marie Exley, a U.S. Army veteran who heavily campaigns this doomsday warning. Exley is a member of the U.S. independent ... Read More »

Demolish Adarsh Society, says environment ministry

The environment ministry on Sunday declared the scam tainted Adarsh Housing complex in Colaba “illegal” and told the Maharashtra govenment to demolish unauthorised part of the structure. As HT had reported first on January 13, environment minister Jairam Ramesh declared the entire building as illegal and ordered its demolition. “Adarsh society has violated the very spirit of CRZ (Coastal Regulation Zone) ... Read More »

The MLA should be hanged: Banda rape victim

New Delhi: The 17-year-old Dalit rape victim, who was released from jail on Saturday, told CNN-IBN that she still fears for her life because BSP MLA Purushottam Dwivedi and his supporters are threatening revenge.The teenager says the MLA should be hanged for what he has done to her. She said that the she fled from the MLA’s house when he ... Read More »

ATM Machines: Same Bacteria As Public Bathrooms

Microbiologists agree that most ATMs are just as dirty as your average toilet seat because of the sheer number of people who touch them on a regular basis. Recently a team of researchers took samples from a number of buttons on various ATMs in high-traffic areas to see just how dirty they were and the results were somewhat amazing not ... Read More »

Stapled visa row: Army Sports Institute seeks strong steps

After China issued a stapled visa and denied immigration clearance to Indian weightlifter Yukar Sibi, an Army Sports Institute product, institute authorities said the country should keep diplomacy and sports apart. An Olympic probable and a recruit havaldar in the Indian Army, 18-year-old Sibi was travelling to China with Abraham K Techi, president of Arunachal Weightlifting Federation, to participate in ... Read More »

Stop using force against our fishermen: India to Lanka

Reacting strongly to the killing of an Indian fisherman in firing by the Sri Lankan Navy, India on Thursday said such incidents have no “justification” and called on the authorities there to “desist” from use of force. In a fresh incident of attack on Tamil Nadu fishermen in Palk Strait, one person was killed when Sri Lankan Navy allegedly opened ... Read More »

Karnataka student dies after being punished for being late

Honnavar:  Turning up late for classes proved fatal for an eighth standard student of a private school who collapsed and died after being forced to jog around the playground by the headmaster as punishment. Police said the headmaster of New English school in Uttara Kannada district asked Afzal Ahmed Fayaz (14) to do three rounds of the ground for turning ... Read More »