Arshiya Ghose

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A controversial study has a new spin on the otherworldliness of the octopus

Octopuses are strange, smart creatures that certainly <i>seem</i> alien—what with the tentacles, camouflage, and shape-shifting skills. Still, the idea that they actually came from outer space would seem to fall strictly into the realm of sci-fi; an update of HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu, say.<p>But in these …

Biology

Now Google search for 'Feku' leads to Modi

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A search on Google for "Feku" leads to top results related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.<p>Also an image search for the word …

India

Domestic violence complaint can be filed after divorce: SC

The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman can file a complaint against her ex-husband for committing cruelty under the domestic violence law even …

Domestic Violence

Sudan: Teenager gets death sentence for killing husband who raped her

The 19-year-old was married, without her consent, at 16.<p>A 19-year-old woman in Sudan was sentenced to death for fatally stabbing her husband for …

Crime

Polls about Hindus, Muslims; not water or road: BJP MLA

BJP MLA Sanjay Patil has claimed that the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections are about matters related to Hindus and Muslims and not civic issues …

‘Aadhaar Seems Abusive’: Noam Chomsky Tells GNLU’s Swagat Baruah

Live Law News NetworkProfessor Noam Chomsky, Laureate Professor of Linguistics, Agnese Nelms Haury Chair at the University of Arizona and Institute …

Alleged Defamatory Statements Shall Have Reasonable Connection With The Discharge Of Public Duties By CM To Invoke Section 199(2) CrPC Proceedings: SC [Read Judgment]

Ashok K.M<b>Sections 199(2) and 199(4) CrPC provide an inbuilt safeguard which require the Public Prosecutor to scan and be satisfied with the materials</b> …

Marital Rape Is Not A Husband’s Privilege But A Violent Act And An Injustice That Must Be Criminalized: Gujarat HC [Read Judgment]

Live Law News NetworkGujarat High Court has recently observed that the total statutory abolition of the marital rape exemption is the first necessary …

Judiciary

Justice Jasti Chelameswar’s Eloquent Silences And Insightful Musings During His Memorable Conversation With Karan Thapar

Mehal JainThe Harvard Club of India hosted an event on Saturday at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi, with acclaimed journalist Mr. Karan …

India

Maybe He Doesn’t Hit You: Twitter Talks Emotional Abuse

“Abuse is not sexy. Abuse is not love. Abuse is abuse,” reads one tweet under the trending hashtag #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou.<p>As a follow-up to the viral …

StumbleUpon

'We Cannot Get a Call from Amit Shah': Media Group Caught in Self-Censorship Vice

<b>New Delhi:</b> “Is it okay to be gay (and in the far-right)?” Vice asked in a story on its British website earlier this month. In the soon-to-be-launched …

India

Vidhi Centre, which helped draft Aadhaar Act, was paid nearly Rs 50 lakh in five years, says Centre

Union minister KJ Alphons said the government was not consulting any private company at present for implementation of Aadhaar.<p>The Centre has said …

Georgia woman found half-decomposed, crawling with maggots — and still alive, police say

A bedridden woman was found living in squalor in her home in northern Georgia, partly decomposing and covered in cockroaches and maggots, authorities said.<p>First responders discovered the woman, who is in her 50s, after responding to a call about an unresponsive person last week at the home in …

17 Yrs to Convict Australian for Child Sexual Abuse, Still No Jail

He is a man who committed horrific crimes against children in two Indian states. Paul Henry Dean, an Australian national, who has sexually abused …

Several beauty products contain baby foreskin cells, urine, or snail extract

When I read that New York City-based celebrity facialist Georgia Louise gave Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett a “penis facial”—and that it costs $650 per treatment—I did not flinch. I didn’t even flinch when I read further that the serum used for the treatment is made from stem cells derived from …

Skin Care

ScoopWhoop Sexual Harassment Case: Where the Investigation Stands

Suparn Pandey was a young 23-year-old when he joined his seniors from college as co-founder of a startup called ScoopWhoop. What began as a medium to …

This Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Is Controlled by a Penniless Yoga Superstar

Twenty-three years ago, when he was a poor young yoga instructor living at the foot of the Himalayas, Baba Ramdev pledged to spend the rest of his …

India should draft a fresh secular code applicable to all citizens, writes historian Romila Thapar

The eminent historian says that any evaluation of culture requires us to understand why certain groups have been historically excluded or …

As Number of Murdered RTI Activists Rises to 67, It Is the Modi Government That Needs to 'Act Rightly'

Yet another Right to Information (RTI) activist in Gujarat has paid with his life for demanding transparency. On March 9, Nanjibhai Sondarva (35), a …

India

CM Fadnavis gives in ‘100 per cent’ to agitating farmers, stir ends

<b>Mumbai:</b> Reeling under pressure from all sides — farmers’ protest, Opposition and ally Shiv Sena slamming the government’s agrarian policies, the …

UN: Myanmar's Rohingya crisis 'bears hallmarks of genocide'

Statement follows the release of images by Amnesty International, which appear to show razed Rohingya villages being cleared to make way for military use, casting doubt on Myanmar's plans to repatriate hundreds of thousands of refugees.<p>The UN's Special Rapporteur on Myanmar has said the Rohingya …

I Walked 40 km With the Farmers in Maharashtra, Here's What I Learnt

<i>“Meherbani nakko! Hakk Havet!</i>” The farmers marching into Mumbai today are asking for their rights, not favours. An expected 30,000 of them, under the …

India

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Nearly half of US arms exports go to the Middle East

Saudi Arabia is world’s second biggest importer, with global US sales up by 25% in past five years<p>Nearly half of US arms exports over the past five years have gone to the war-stricken Middle East, with Saudi Arabia consolidating its place as the world’s second biggest importer, a report has …

Middle East

Bengal tops in rural job scheme, T.N. is second

West Bengal has become the best performing State both in terms of allotting jobs and utilising funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural …

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests.<p>The largest ever study into the genetic basis of empathy, suggests that just 10 per cent of the variation between people’s compassion and understanding is down to genes.<p>It means, the vast majority of a person's ability to recognise and …

Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds, holy crap

Scientists have found a new type of water known as Ice-VII from diamonds deep in the Earth's crust. This type of ice is about 1.5 times as dense as …

The Man Busting Narendra Modi’s Tall Tales

In 2017, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed in an official document that it had set up floodlights for hundreds of miles along …

‘Barbarism’: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.

In Tarrant County, Tex., defendants are sometimes strapped with a stun belt around their legs. The devices are used to deliver a shock in the event the person gets violent or attempts to escape.<p>But in the case of Terry Lee Morris, the device was used as punishment for refusing to answer a judge’s …

El Paso