Petrol touches Rs.90.11 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani

Petrol touches Rs.90.11 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani

Parbhani (Maharashtra), September 11 (IANS) Petrol prices on Tuesday breached the psychological barrier of Rs 90 and touched a scorching Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani – a new record in India, an official said.   Parbhani District Petrol Dealers Association (PDPDA) President Sanjay Deshmukh told IANS that diesel prices also increased from Rs 77.92 to […]

Aadhaar software hacked, sanctity jeopardized: Congress

New Delhi, September 11 (IANS) Amid reports of alleged breach of the Aadhaar database, the Congress on Tuesday said the sanctity of the unique identification system was jeopardized.   The party’s remarks came after an investigation by HuffPost India revealed that the Aadhaar database, which contains the biometrics and personal information of over one billion […]

Neutralising antibodies offers hope for HIV vaccine

Neutralising antibodies offers hope for HIV vaccine

London, September 11 (IANS) Researchers are in the process of discovering the factors responsible for the production of antibodies that do not just fight one virus strain, but neutralises almost all known virus strains.   This kind of neutralising antibodies are produced by a small number of people who are infected with HIV-1.   Previously, […]

Like Congress, BJP has failed to check fuel prices: Mayawati

Lucknow, September 11 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Tuesday slammed the Modi government for rising fuel prices and accused it of being on the same page as the earlier Congress-led UPA government.   In a statement, the Dalit leader said that the Modi government was also pursuing the “anti-people policies” that the […]

Rahul hugs Modi but runs away from Income Tax department : Irani

Rahul hugs Modi but runs away from Income Tax department : Irani

New Delhi, September 11 (IANS) Accusing the Gandhi family of consistently dedicating itself to only enhancing its “personal economic strength”, the BJP on Tuesday said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is quick to hug Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is running away from the Income Tax department.   Union Minister Smriti Irani attacked the Congress […]

Poll panel asks AAP to explain donation discrepancies

New Delhi, September 11 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to the ruling AAP in Delhi, asking it to explain donation discrepancies in its 2014-15 financial report.   The notice was sent to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following an alert by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).   […]

Suicides by 2 IPS officers in 5 months rattles UP Police

Lucknow, September 11 (IANS) Suicides, between May and September, by two of its bright officers — one with the anti-terror squad (ATS) and the other posted as SP (East) in Kanpur — has rattled the Uttar Pradesh Police, one of the largest such forces in the country.   It also raises the question — as […]

Most Singaporeans still support law banning gay sex – survey

Most Singaporeans still support law banning gay sex – survey

 A woman holds a rainbow flag at the Pink Dot event, Singapore’s annual gay pride rally, at a park in Singapore July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside   Under Section 377A of Singapore’s Penal Code, a man found to have committed an act of “gross indecency” with another man could be jailed for up to two […]

After Bangkok climate talks, a ‘mountain to climb’, rights groups say

After Bangkok climate talks, a ‘mountain to climb’, rights groups say

Environmental activists gather to urge world leaders to take action against climate change in Marseille, France, September 8, 2018. The placard reads No nature no future. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier   A funding shortfall threatens the Paris Agreement to reduce planet-warming emissions, environment experts warn   BANGKOK, September 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.N. climate talks in […]