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The other side of cow protection: Attacks by meat mafia on animal activists, common citizens

While vigilante gau rakshaks who take the law into their own hands need to be condemned outright, it is with equal promptness and seriousness that we …

India

American Public Health Association (APHA) publications

Public Health

AWD sistems wars (testing) on rollers

Rani Durgavati

Today is Punya Thithi of Rani Durgavati, the brave Gond queen, who refused to surrender to Emperor Akbar and fought till the end. A true heroine, who …

The Sita Ram Goel and Pat Robertson Encounter

<b>The United States of America is a land of sharp contradictions when it comes to matters of faith. On the one hand, it is the land of Thomas</b> …

A Neuroscientist Explores the "Sanskrit Effect"

MRI scans show that memorizing ancient mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function

How Christians Destroyed the Ancient World

<b>THE DARKENING AGE</b> <b><br>The Christian Destruction of the Classical World</b><br>By Catherine Nixey<br>Illustrated. 315 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $28.<p>Vandalizing the Parthenon temple in Athens has been a tenacious tradition. Most famously, Lord Elgin appropriated the “Elgin marbles” in 1801-5. But that was hardly …

Ancient History

What lies beneath

<b>The Church seems to have led the media by the nose in helping build a Congress-Communist narrative that dragged the RSS into the Tuticorin …

‘Even in death we are apart, away and outcaste’: A Dalit Christian from Kerala narrates the untold story of discrimination

Just fact check how the Church shamed Dalits for their open support to the Dalit hartal that happened. They forgot that we were the same as how we …

Tuticorin Sterlite Copper plant accounts for 40 per cent of country’s copper: Will hit 800 units and jobs

Tuticorin Sterlite Copper plant shutdown is also likely to impact India’s copper exports as around 1.6 lakh tonnes of Tuticorin plant’s production is …

Who runs & funds Hinduphobic, Bharat-bashing media like 'The Wire'?

In this series of articles, we will attempt to probe the backers and funders of new & established media organizations with a decidedly Hinduphobic …

Aryan Invasion Deception: No, Aryans Did Not Conquer India

In the 1850s, Max Müller – a German orientalist who lived in Britain most of his life – introduced the notion of an Aryan race that invaded and …

Propagandizing the Aryan Invasion Debate: A Rebuttal to Tony Joseph

On 16 June 2017, an article appeared on the Hindu titled “How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate” by Tony Joseph. This article claims …

Hinduism

Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

<b>Rohingya Muslim militants in Myanmar killed dozens of Hindu civilians during attacks last August, according to an investigation by Amnesty International.</b><p>The group called Arsa killed up to 99 Hindu civilians in one, or possibly two massacres, said the rights group. Arsa had denied involvement.<p>The …

Delhi archbishop launches election prayer campaign

Indian Catholics need to pray ahead of next year's federal polls as democracy is under threat, he says

India shows neighbours the way out of tax trap | Financial Times

Narendra Modi’s occasionally fumbled attempts at economic reform have achieved one big success: for the first time in its post-independence history, …

India

Ex-detective Denis Ryan wins compensation decades after being pushed out of Victoria Police

A former detective, who was financially and professionally ruined by his own superiors for trying to bring a paedophile priest to justice, will …

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

The toxic legacy of Canada's CIA brainwashing experiments: 'They strip you of your soul'

Sarah Anne Johnson had always known the broad strokes of her maternal grandmother’s story. In 1956, Velma Orlikow checked herself into a renowned Canadian psychiatric hospital, the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, hoping for help with postpartum depression.<p>She was in and out of the clinic for …

Canadian Government

British National And Retired Priest Leaves India Weeks After Being Sentenced For Child Sex Abuse

Robinson was convicted of abusing the boy on a country-wide trip in 2011.

Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.As the world’s dominant technology firm, …

How IBM quietly pushed out 20,000 aging workers

Despite older employees consistently having stronger performance reviews.<p>Last month, ProPublica reported that over the past five years, IBM has targeted its older American employees for layoffs. The numbers are staggering: Since 2013, it’s estimated that IBM eliminated more than 20,000 employees …

Employment

Ambedkar Versus His Apostles

The “outburst of Dalit outrage’’ during the all-India ‘bandh’ on April 2 has been sought to be explained as an assertion of their right to humanity …

Junaid Khan lynching: Fight started over seat, caste abuses, says Punjab and Haryana High Court

The order, which has been made public now, also reads, “There is neither any evidence of any preplanning to cause incident deliberately or …

Does India have a problem with false rape claims?

<b>After the infamous 2012 gang rape of a student on a bus in Delhi, the number of rape cases reported to police in India rose sharply. But one survey concluded that in Delhi, in 2013-14, more than half of these reports were "false" - fuelling claims by male activists that women are alleging rape in</b> …

Rape rate by countries, 2017

Sweden is the top country by rape rate in the world. As of 2015, rape rate in Sweden was 56.7 cases per 100,000 population. The top 5 countries also …

As predicted, more branch prediction processor attacks are discovered

New attack focuses on a different part of the branch prediction system.<p>Researchers from the College of William and Mary, Carnegie Mellon, the …

How We Reverse Engineered the Cuban “Sonic Weapon” Attack

Examining overlooked clues reveals how ultrasound could have caused harm in Havana Illustration: Stuart Bradford Illustration: Stuart Bradford See</i> …

Music Production

A lot of people swear kinesiology tape works, but science can't explain why

If you’re a fan of the Olympics or professional sports, you’ve probably seen athletes wearing patterns of brightly colored tape over their skin. Skillfully plastered over muscles and joints, this “kinesiology” tape bends and puckers with movement, and gives athletes a “super elite” appearance: the …

Massage Therapy

'My dog scratched my hand - four months later I had to have my legs amputated and surgery on my face'

Jaco Nel was playing with his dog Harvey when he noticed a tiny cut on his hand.<p>The 50-year-old thought nothing of it, washed his hand and carried on …