HUMANS

  • Human traffickers using Facebook to carry out illegal migrations Yesterday

    London: Businesses are increasingly using social media -- even the illegal ones. Now, even smugglers have taken to the Facebook to woo their clients. The human smugglers are offering desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe, according to a Financial Times report. The paper reported the existence of several Facebook...
  • Pakistan activist shot dead after she hosted a talk on politics of Baluchistan province 2 days ago

    Karachi: Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani human rights activist on Friday after she hosted a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province, where security forces are fighting a separatist insurgency, police and associates said. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving her Karachi restaurant, where she also holds exhibitions and talks, when the gunman...
  • Attacks on religious places shakes human conscience, needs to be stopped: Delhi High Court 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday said that attacks on any kind of religious structures shake the human conscience of all and such practices should be stopped. "This is something which shakes the human conscience and agitate all of us. There should not be any attack of any kind...
  • Ford Foundation and its alleged CIA connections 3 days ago

    World's largest NGO funding agency the Ford Foundation has now come under the scanner of the government of India. As expected it has led to a controversy. Some beneficiaries of the Ford Foundation money and some activists are up in the arms condemning the government's decision to put Ford Foundation...
  • Supreme Court asks NAAC to decide on accreditation of deemed universities 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to decide on the issue of accreditation of deemed universities within two weeks as admission time was "fast approaching". "In our considered opinion, NAAC shall look into the matter and will decide the issue of accreditation...
  • Minor boy accused of theft chained inside a police station in Andhra 6 days ago

    In a shocking incident of violation of human rights in the Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh, images have surfaced of a minor boy being chained inside a police station. The boy is accused of theft. ...
  • Satire, snark, and human beings: Two 'Humans of' pages that you need to see 6 days ago

    Almost everyone who uses Facebook on a regular basis knows about 'Humans of New York', the famous photo-blog started by Brandon Stanton in 2010. With over 12 million followers, it is a worldwide phenomenon. The Facebook page for HONY received a massive spike in followers in the year 2012, and...
  • PIL filed against Kerala Governor P Sathasivam over abuse of power 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Trouble is brewing for Kerala Governor and former chief justice of India P Sathasivam as a PIL has been filed against him in the Supreme Court. The PIL has been filed by senior advocate Adish Agarwala in which he has alleged that Sathasivam misused his judicial powers. According to...
  • Can robots replace hackers? It's only a matter of time 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In the age of robotics and wearables, it is not hard to imagine a situation where the software is itself the hacker-malicious and unmalicious. But how close are we to the future where we have no human hackers? The US military's research arm, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...
  • Lok Janshakti Party leader faces case for vulgar pictures of Smriti Irani April 18, 2015

    Patna: A case was lodged against a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday for allegedly circulating vulgar pictures of union Minister Smriti Irani on WhatsApp messenger. "An FIR was lodged with us (over vulgar pictures of Irani) and it made LJP leader Umashankar Mishra as the...
  • Indian-American lawyer to head Hillary Clinton's campaign agenda team April 16, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Clinton has named a prominent Indian-American civil rights lawyer to lead a team of senior policy advisers who will be charged with moulding her presidential campaign agenda. Maya Harris, 46, a former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), will lead the team that will also include...
  • Andhra HC not satisfied with DGP's reply on Chittoor encounter, asks him to reappear before it April 10, 2015

    Amravathi: Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday said that it was not satisfied with the reply given by the state Director General of Police on the encounter in Chittoor district on April 7 in which alleged 20 red sandalwood smugglers were killed inside the forests near Tirupati in Chittoor district. The...
  • Andhra Pradesh government under fire for mass 'encounter' of red sanders smugglers April 8, 2015

    Hyderabad: Even though Andhra Pradesh government has ordered a magistrate inquiry into the encounter of 20 red sandalwood smugglers, protests continued in Tamil Nadu demanding independent probe and action against police personnel. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has also issued notice to AP government seeking a detailed report. However,...
  • Australia: School kept special needs child in 'cage-like' structure April 3, 2015

    Sydney: An Australian principal was suspended on Thursday after a primary school child with special needs was allegedly put in a "cage-like" structure inside a classroom. Australian Capital Territory Education Minister Joy Burch said she was "immensely disappointed, disturbed and quite frankly disgusted" that the two-metre "withdrawal space", made of...
  • Google search makes you only 'feel' smarter than you actually are April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: So you think you are smarter with that Internet-enabled smartphone and know the answers to all the questions from currencies to capitals to cats? A latest study is here to prove you just wrong. Instant and online access to information makes you only 'feel' smarter than you actually...
  • UGC failed in fulfilling its responsibilities, should be scrapped, suggests HRD panel April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In a scathing criticism of the University Grants Commission (UGC), a review committee has suggested that the UGC has not been able to fulfil its responsibilities and recommended that "if possible, it should be scrapped". The review committee panel has recommended that the UGC should be replaced by a...
  • Rats can reason just like humans: Study March 30, 2015

    Washington: Rats can reason and have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it is not, according to a new study. "What sets humans apart from the rest of the animal kingdom is our prodigious ability to reason. But...
  • Smartphone use changing the way our thumbs and brain interact March 25, 2015

    Typing text messages, scrolling web pages, and checking your email on your smartphone could be changing the way your thumbs and brain interacts. That's according to researchers from the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, and University of Fribourg. Dr Arko Ghosh, of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, led the...
  • 'Open Humans Network' seeks to open-source your body March 24, 2015

    New York: People eager to share personal information beyond what's on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data. The 'Open Humans Network' aims to make more health-related data available for scientists...
  • West Bengal government hands over nun rape case to CBI March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Five days after a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, the case has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Tweeting over the incident, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the move is after taking the sensitivity of the case into consideration. Earlier in the...
  • UN expert demands international action on North Korea abductions March 17, 2015

    Geneva: A United Nations rights expert squared off with North Korea on Monday by urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court. "There is a real sense of urgency to solve this matter once and for...
  • 70-year-old nun 'gangraped' by dacoits, government orders CID probe March 14, 2015

    Kolkata: A 70-year-old nun was allegedly gang-raped by dacoits at Gangnapur in Nadia district on Saturday triggering blockade of road and rail tracks as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered a CID probe into the incident. District Magistrate PB Salim, who rushed to the spot, said it was a heinous...
  • Utilisation of resources top priority: Rail Minister February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said upgrading the skills of its large workforce and proper utilisation of resources was his top priority for which four centres of excellence were being set up by next year. ...
  • US federal court summons Amitabh Bachchan in an alleged human rights violation; connects it to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots February 26, 2015

    Washington: The summons issued to Amitabh Bachchan by a federal court in Los Angeles in an alleged human rights violations case has been served on the superstar's Hollywood manager on Monday, according to a Sikh rights body. New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) had filed a lawsuit against Bachchan claiming that...
  • 'Swachh Bharat': 2.5 lakh people to take oath to use toilets February 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Pledging never to defecate in the open, around 2.5 lakh people in Nadia district will form a first-of-its-kind 122-km-long human chain on February 21. The district administration, which is running the 'Sobar Souchagar' (toilets for all) campaign similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' movement, has already approached...
  • Four held for running flesh trade racket in Maharashtra February 14, 2015

    Maharashtra: Police busted a prostitution racket after conducting raids at various places in Arni town in the district and arrested four persons, an official said on Saturday. The sleuths of crime branch conducted raids last evening and took 20 sex workers into custody but later released them on bail. According to...
  • Tooth scare takes bite out of McDonald's Japan profits February 5, 2015

    Tokyo: The head of McDonald's Japan on Thursday apologised after unexpected objects including a human tooth were found in the chain's food as the burger giant reported its first annual loss in 11 years. The firm said it would lose a worse-than-expected 21.8 billion yen (US dollar 186 million) for...
  • 'If I were FM, will allocate funds to those studying arts and humanities' February 4, 2015

    Preparations are underway to present the annual budget in Parliament in February. Chennai based college student Suweksha Gupta said, " The government doesn't prioritise those studying arts and humanities. Funds are always allocated to those in the sciences." ...
  • Here's why Google is making artificial human skin February 2, 2015

    Washington: Search giant Google is developing artificial human skin to test cancer-detecting nanoparticles that will work with a smart wristband. Last year Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a wristband. Now, the company is also using...
  • Jennifer Lopez: I'd love to have twins again January 27, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she wants to be blessed with another baby. "Kids make you believe in all kinds of things, like how anything is possible," people.com quoted Lopez as saying. The mother to six-year-old twins -- Max and Emme -- wants to expand her family. "I don't know if it's...