What Orwell’s ‘1984’ tells us about today’s world, 70 years after it was published

Stephen Groening, University of Washington Seventy years ago, Eric Blair, writing under a pseudonym George Orwell, published “1984,” now generally considered a classic of dystopian fiction. The novel tells the story of Winston Smith, a hapless middle-aged bureaucrat who lives in Oceania, where he is governed by constant surveillance. Even though there are no laws, […]

What does the Trump administration want from Iran?

What does the Trump administration want from Iran?

A picture released by U.S. Central Command shows damage from an explosion (L) and a likely limpet mine, on the hull of the civilian vessel M/V Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman in the Arabian Sea, in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran, June 13, 2019. Picture taken June 13, 2019. (U.S. Navy/Handout […]

Follow last year criteria, directs HC quashing DU’s new admission norms

Follow last year criteria, directs HC quashing DU’s new admission norms

A screenshot of Delhi University’s Admission Portal 2019. (Morung Photo via screenshot) New Delhi, June 14 (IANS):  The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside Delhi University’s new admission norms for undergraduate courses. The court was hearing petitions challenging the varsity’s new eligibility criteria for admissions in undergraduate courses. A Division Bench of Justices Anu […]

Cyclone Vayu won’t make landfall in Gujarat: IMD

Cyclone Vayu won’t make landfall in Gujarat: IMD

The IMD latest updates on Cyclone Vayu. (Image courtesy. (Indian Meteorological Department@Indiametdept/Twitter) Ahmedabad, June 13 (IANS): Cyclone Vayu will not make landfall on the Gujarat coast on Thursday as it was expected, and will pass by the Saurashtra region later in the day, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. IMD scientist Manorama Mohanty told the […]

Govt compulsorily retires tax officers over charges ranging from extortion, bribe, sexual harassment

Govt compulsorily retires tax officers over charges ranging from extortion, bribe, sexual harassment

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS):  The government has compulsorily retired almost a dozen senior tax officers on charges ranging from extortion, bribe and sexual harassment. The axe has fallen on about 12 senior officers of the rank of chief commissioners, principal commissioners, commissioners of income tax department under rule FR (fundamental rule) 56 (j) of […]

Child retrieved from Punjab borewell after six days; declared dead

Child retrieved from Punjab borewell after six days; declared dead

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Tuesday morning retrieved a two-year-old boy who had been trapped in a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village in Punjab’s Sangrur district since June 6. (IANS Photo) Sangrur/Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS): The two-year-old boy who was pulled out on Tuesday from a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village in Punjab’s […]

Wreckage of missing AN-32 aircraft spotted in Arunachal

Wreckage of missing AN-32 aircraft spotted in Arunachal

FILE PHOTO: A soldier stands guard as an Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft carrying security personnel takes-off from the technical airport in Jammu on February 9, 2008. (REUTERS/Amit Gupta/File Photo) Itanagar, June 11 (IANS):  The Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Tuesday that it had spotted the wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft which went […]

SC orders immediate release of journalist Prashant Kanojia

SC orders immediate release of journalist Prashant Kanojia

File photo of Prashant Kanojia. (Image: Facebook) Liberty of a citizen is sacrosanct and non-negotiable, as it is guaranteed by the Constitution and it cannot be infringed, says the Apex Court New Delhi, June 11 (IANS):  The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered immediate release of journalist Prashant Kanojia, arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for […]

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