Former minister, 4 IAS offi cers booked by CBI in UP mining scam

NEW DELHI: The CBI has registered two fresh cases in Uttar Pradesh mining scam naming four IAS officers and former minister Gayatri Prajapati as accused and carried out searches at 12 locations in the state, officials said Wednesday. The agency’s FIR names Prajapati, a former minister in the Samajwadi Party government, and then principal secretary […]

Air pollution ages your lungs more quickly

New Delhi: Exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study of over 300,000 people published Tuesday. COPD is a long-term condition linked to reduced lung function that causes inflammation in the lungs and a narrowing of the […]

SC to hear pleas on GoI’s move to deport illegal Rohingyas

SC to hear pleas on GoI’s move to deport illegal Rohingyas

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would accord final hearing in August on a batch of petitions challenging the government of India’s decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to Myanmar. The top court is also seized of petitions which support the government’s stand to deport over 40,000 Rohingyas, who fled […]

PM asks BJP MPs to embark on ‘padayatra’ on Gandhi’s birth anniversary

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed BJP MPs to embark on ‘padayatra’ in their constituencies and cover a distance of 150 km between October 2 and October 31, the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel respectively, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said Tuesday. Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi also […]

New method may quickly and accurately identify autism in children

New Delhi: Candian researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. Researchers at the University of Waterloo characterised how children with ASD scan a person’s face differently than a neuro-typical child. They developed a technique that considers how a child with ASD gaze […]