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This 12-yr-old Indian-origin girl has IQ higher than Einstein

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A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in the United Kingdom has achieved the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, outwitting physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Lydia Sebastian from Essex has joined the one per cent of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper supervised by Mensa, the society for people with ... Read More »

Odisha renames Wheeler Island as Abdul Kalam Island

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The Odisha government on Friday renamed the WheelerIsland in Bhadrak district as Abdul Kalam Island. “It’s a humble tribute to the People’s President. The WheelerIsland will henceforth be named as Abdul Kalam Island,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said. APJ Abdul Kalam had passed away at 83 in Meghalaya last month. He had suffered a massive cardiac arrest. Patnaik said the ... Read More »

Why there’s no end to labour woes in India? Few observations

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The Narendra Modi government, in its bid to speed up industrialisation, has come up against yet more resistance, this time from labour and its trades unions. On September 2, a few million members of these unions went on a strike protesting against the reform of Chapter 5B of the Industrial Disputes Act and the Contract Labour Act. This is probably ... Read More »

President Pranab Mukherjee to turn teacher on eve of Teachers Day

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President Pranab Mukherjee will don the hat of a teacher on Friday and give lessons in political history to XI and XII graders of a Delhi school on the eve of Teachers Day. The scholarly President, who was a college teacher and a journalist before he plunged into the hurly burly of politics in 1969, will hold a joint class ... Read More »

One lakh Bihari DNA samples-hair and nail-being sent to PM Modi

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Janata Dal (United) workers on Friday would be sending around one lakh DNA samples to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his 7RCR residence to fulfill the promise made by chief minister Nitish Kumar at the Swabhimaan Rally. “Till now we have collected around 10 lakh samples and seven lakh samples are on the way. We have will be sending 20 ... Read More »

CSE welcomes draft Delhi Solar Policy, says this is a step in the right direction

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CSE welcomes Delhi government’s draft solar policy which makes installation of solar panels on government-owned, commercial and residential buildings mandatory. Delhi aims to achieve 1 GW of solar power by 2020 and 2 GW by 2025 catering to 21 per cent of peak load demand, according to the policy CSE has advocated for promotion of solar power and other renewable ... Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar to be star attraction at rural rejuvenation camp

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Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will be the star attraction at a rural sporting extravaganza, titled ‘Isha Rejuvenation Cup’ to be held here on Friday. The ‘master blaster’ will give away trophies and prizes in some categories of events, Swami Prabhodha, Chief coordinator, Isha Foundation, said. The camp is part of efforts to wean away rural people from addiction to liquor ... Read More »

Government starts special DU bus to ease commuting

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In an attempt to ease the commuting of the Delhi University students and staffers, the Delhi government on Tuesday started a new “U-Special” bus. City’s transport minister Gopal Rai flagged off the bus. According to transport officials, the route for the university-special service bus is set between the Jah-angirpuri Metro station and Swami Shradha Nand College of Delhi University via ... Read More »

Sooraj Pancholi Breaks Down And Opens Up On Jiah Khan !

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Bollywood’s new star kid Sooraj Pancholi is currently making headlines for his debut film ‘Hero‘, produced by Salman Khan and directed by Nikhil Advani. The actor along with his co-starAthiya Shetty has geared up for the promotions of ‘Hero’, which is the remake of Subash Ghai’s 1983 film ‘Hero’ of the same name. The actor who is soon looking forward to ... Read More »

Kejriwal’s campus call

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Aam Aadmi Party is making a major effort to support its student wing, Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) at Delhi University Students’ Union elections this year. In fact, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal himself has become a part of the campaign now. The party, which is making its debut in Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) election this year had organised a ... Read More »