Realizing ‘Humanity’ Via Commodity

BY DR AKMAL HUSSAIN Over the last three centuries following the Industrial Revolution, the stress on the earth’s ecosystem has been building up and may now have reached a critical point. Each stage in the production, consumption and waste disposal of industrial products involves the generation of heat through fossil fuels. Consequently, greenhouse gases are […]

Intoxiation no ground for dilution of murder charge: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday ruled that “intoxication” of a person cannot be a ground for diluting the offence of murder in unintentional killing. The apex court said it was “difficult to accept” the contention that the incident of burning his wife to death falls in the category of unintentional killing or culpable homicide […]

Delhi HC Upholds Death for Dec 16 Gangrape Convicts

New Delhi: Holding the December 16 gangrape and murder case as “extremely fiendish” and “unparalleled in the history of criminal jurisprudence”, the Delhi High Court Thursday upheld the death sentence of four convicts in the case, saying “exemplary punishment” is the need of the hour. Rejecting the appeals by the convicts against the trial court’s […]

Om Puri bids adieu to anti-Pakistan films

LAHORE: Veteran Indian film artiste Om Puri has demanded a ban on films produced by India or Pakistan which carry venom against each other. Mr Puri was addressing a crowded press conference with Indian actress Divya Dutta at a local hotel on Wednesday. Asked whether he would accept any film offer from Pakistan, he replied […]

Black money in polls: 700 IRS officers to be deployed for vigil

New Delhi: 700 IRS officers would be deployed by the Election Commission as observers in ‘expenditure sensitive’ constituencies during the Lok Sabha polls. The EC has asked the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) an the Central Board of Excise and Customs to finalise the names of suitable officials and send to it for final […]

Rape accused IAS officer’s anticipatory bail plea rejected

Jaipur: A local court Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail application of rape accused suspended IAS officer B B Mohanty. The court of women atrocities cases today rejected the bail application which was moved to the court by the district court yesterday. Additional Chief Secretary rank official Mohanty, who was posted as the Chairman of Rajasthan […]

SHOPIAN KILLINGS: CoI records statement of CRPF witness

Srinagar: The one-man Commission probing killing of four persons in CRPF firing in Shopian district last year Thursday recorded the statement of a witness  produced by the paramilitary force before it. Retired Justice M.L.Koul said that other witnesses have been asked to record their statements on March 15. Justice Koul said that the Commission also […]

LS polls: IT Dept sets up cell to monitor cash flow

Jammu: The Income Tax Department has set up a special cell to keep a tab on flow of cash and other valuables in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections. The IT Department has set up a special cell consisting of independent control room and complaint monitoring cell here today on the directions of […]

Facing spy threats, 1.45 cr fixed line Internet connections need to change settings

Facing spy threats, 1.45 cr fixed line Internet connections need to change settings

NEW DELHI: Faced with fresh cyber spying threats, the Department of Telecom has asked internet service providers to reset passwords and other settings in devices installed at premises of fixed line broadband subscribers within 60 days. The number of such devices (modems) runs into 1.45 crore as there are as many fixed line internet connections […]

Death toll is 17, says govt

JAMMU: The untimely snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir claimed 17 lives and left nearly 2,000 houses damaged in Kashmir division, a high-level review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was informed Thursday. The meeting, convened to brief the Chief Minister about the situation following the recent heavy snowfall in state, was also told that […]