To enter Europe’s largest nuclear site, a visitor must be wearing construction coveralls, steel-toed boots, a hard hat, and a pager-size device that rings if radiation levels get too high. Contamination enters the body through open wounds, so any cuts must ... The Financial Chronicle, 1 week ago
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Her eyes crinkle as she speaks; a smile is never far away.Though she speaks in a rush -- words tumbling over each other in a race to save time or keep up with her thoughts -- she is unfailingly polite.A simple sari, a string of flowers in her hair, basic jewellery and a wrist watch... that's all one of India's richest women wears.Sudha Murty has various roles -- philanthropist, author, teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt -- and she revels in each one of them, discovers Rediff.com's ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The government has ordered a high-level probe, headed by director general shipping, to nail the guilty behind the oil spill that took place off the Chennai Coast following collision between two ships and the report is likely in a month, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday, even as the Madras high court directed the state government to urgently look into the issue and take necessary steps. A big damage control exercise was carried out in the wake of the collision, containing a major ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Himachal Pradesh is set to go to the polls later this year. But the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government has already made its first major move, declaring Dharamsala the second capital of the state. Located at a distance of 250 km from the state capital of ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
Protests demanding Jallikattu swelled on the streets of Tamil Nadu after agitators rejected statements by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and the state braced for a shutdown on Friday. Late Thursday evening, reports indicated that the state government could consider promulgating an ordinance to ensure holding of Jallikattu or convene the assembly for adopting a resolution in its favour. In a virtual replay of the anti-Hindi agitation of 1960s, lakhs of students ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Very few things can faze Madhukar V Kulkarni, a cop of 30 years. Yet, an innocuous smartphone scares him. For the 88 year old and others like him in Maharashtra's cities, tech classes have stepped in to teach them how to embrace Skype & WhatsApp and stay connected with their families. Ranjita Ganesan reports. IMAGE: Several senior citizens in pockets of Mumbai and Pune are signing up for for smartphone orientation classes to overcome their inhibitions with technology. The need for it ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Letters of grievances are pouring in and we are doing our best to accommodate as many as possible. Readers may write in to highlight civic problems affecting their locality and we will help address them in an interactive and effective manner. Grievances and ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
The freedom to question, criticise & investigate make students responsible citizens: Sir Colin Lucas
New Delhi had a special visitor this week. Sir Colin Lucas, the Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Oxford and former Vice Chancellor of Univeristy of Chicago, was on a short trip to India. He found the time for two quick lectures at the Jindal ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
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