This talk of revenge

Justice Markandey Katju –     Everybody seems to be clamoring for revenge for the killing of the Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Pulwama, this jingoism being fueled by all political parties with an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections. But what does ‘revenge’ really mean? The culprits who abetted this deed have […]

Lead in spices, herbal remedies, ceremonial powders is highly injurious, particularly for children

Dr. K.S. Parthasarathy(IANS)   The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that in North Carolina, 61 children of Asian descent (specifically, Indians, Pakistanis, and Afghans) have elevated blood lead levels (BLLs). They used non-edible (kumkum, sindoor, surma) and edible(saffron, turmeric) items that had high lead levels. Some children ate Balgutti Kessaria (an […]

How CRPF troopers got trapped

IANS-   The Valentine’s Day isn’t a very popular event among the forces, yet for over 2,500 men of CRPF’s 76th Battalion returning from leave to join duty in Srinagar, the bus ride from Jammu starting as early as 2.33 am was to be memorable — which turned most tragic as events unfolded in a […]

Mexico wall: Trump defends his emergency move

IANS-   US President Donald Trump has defended his move to impose a national emergency in the country, saying that “we have an invasion of drugs, gangs, people, and it’s unacceptable”. He also confirmed that he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying “walls work”, the BBC […]

US charges 2 former hi-tech executives in alleged $2M bribery of Tamil Nadu officials

Arul Louis(IANS)-   Two former high-ranking executives of the technology company Cognizant have been charged by US prosecutors in alleged $2 million bribery of Tamil Nadu government officials to get building permits for its campus in Chennai. Separately, the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC), which oversees publicly traded companies, fined Cognizant a total of $25 […]

World condemns Kashmir attack; US asks Pakistan to end support to terror groups

IANS-   The international community has strongly condemned the terror attack by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF personnel, with US President Donald Trump asking Pakistan to “end immediately” the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil. “The US calls on Pakistan to […]