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Sadhvi Pragya banned from campaigning for 72 hours

The Election Commission on Wednesday barred BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours for her remarks on former ATS chief Hemant Karkare and Babri mosque demolition. The panel strongly condemned her remarks and warned her not to repeat the misconduct in future.  The ban would come into force from 6.00 AM, May 2.  The ... Read More »

Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

The scientists emphasized that their work did not even come close to reawakening consciousness in the disembodied pig brains. In fact the experiment was specifically designed to avoid such an outcome, however improbable. Still, the study raises a host of bioethical issues, including questions about the very definition of brain death and potential consequences for protocols related to organ donation. ... Read More »

Sudanese military impose curfew hours after coup: State TV

Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets of central Khartoum, their mood turning from celebration over Bashir’s expected departure to frustration at the announcement of the military-led transition. Bashir, 75, had faced 16 weeks of demonstrations against his rule. Announcing the ouster, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said Sudan would enter a two-year period of military rule ... Read More »

Election Commission notifies schedule of voting hours

According to the Commission, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep will see voting between 7 AM to 6 PM. Uttarakhand will go to polls from 7 AM to 5 PM in the first phase of polls.  Among the North East states, voting will take place between 7 AM and 5 PM in Assam, ... Read More »

Maldives: Voting hours extended by 2 hrs till 6 pm for parliamentary elections

Polling has been smooth so far and around 60 percent voting was reported till 3 PM. Counting of votes will begin after polling is over and preliminary results are expected by Sunday morning.   A total of 386 candidates are in fray for 87 seats including former President Mohamed Nasheed and parliamentary speaker Qasim Ibrahim.   The main contest is between ... Read More »

20 tremors hit Andaman and Nicobar islands in a span of 11 hours

The first quake with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 AM, followed by another with a magnitude of 5, a couple of minutes later. The last jolt was recorded at 3.44 PM with a magnitude of 4.8, it said. The Andaman and the Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes. It is also not unusual for the islands to witness ... Read More »

Leopard creates panic for 5 hours in Chittorgarh city

Udaipur : A leopard created panic when it strayed into an residential suburb area in Chittorgarh in the early hours of Thursday. The wild cat was spotted on the terrace of a house around 5.45 pm by a resident in KarniMata Kheda of Kumbha Nagar sub-urban area when he had gone out to buy milk. The leopard’s presence shocked the ... Read More »

CBI quizzes Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for over 40 hours

CBI interrogated Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for more than 40 hours in the last four days in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam. Sources said the Kolkata Police Chief had written to the CBI to give him a ‘break’ so that he can prepare a reply to the contempt petition filed in the Supreme Court against him and two other senior ... Read More »