Students suffer burns from hot oil poured on palms

In a shocking incident, students of a government school in Chhattisgarh suffered burn injuries after they were reportedly forced by a few teachers to pour hot oil on to each other’s palms as punishment. The incident was reported from a school in the tribal-dominated area of Bastar region. While some reports said at least 25 … Read more

Indian-origin gangster Joshpal Singh Kothiria sentenced for durg smuggling in UK

A 34-year-old Indian-origin man, part of a four-member drugs smuggling gang, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday. This gang was busted and convicted for their role in conspiring to supply cocaine and cannabis from the Netherlands to the UK and Republic of Ireland, Joshpal Singh Kothiria was caught as … Read more

Ivy League Presidents Reckon With Swift Backlash To Remarks On Campus Antisemitism

WASHINGTON: Facing heavy criticism, the University of Pennsylvania’s president walked back some of her remarks given earlier this week at a congressional hearing on campus antisemitism, saying she should have gone further to condemn hate against Jewish students. Penn President Liz Magill was grilled during a five-hour hearing Tuesday, along with Harvard President Claudine Gay … Read more

WHO’s Plan To Encourage Healthy Habits

Excise taxes target particular goods and services. Geneva: Countries need to increase their taxes on alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, saying too few states were using tax to incentivise healthier behaviours. After studying taxation rates, the WHO said the average global tax rate on such “unhealthy products” was low, and … Read more

COP28 Exceeding 1.5 Degree Celsius Global Warming Inevitable Fossil Fuel Phaseout Food System Reforms Needed 10 New Climate Science Insights ABPP

COP28: On the fourth day of the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Dubai, or the 28th edition of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), experts released a peer-reviewed scientific article that highlights 10 new insights in climate science. These insights are some of the … Read more

Hamas’ Abu Obaida In Afghanistan? Images From Taliban Military Parade Go Viral | Watch

Published on Dec 02, 2023 10:44 PM IST Images of a person mirroring Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades spokesperson Abu Obaida from Taliban defence ministry event in Afghanistan have gone viral. The man in the images is resembles Abu Obaida who shot to prominence in the Arab world amid ongoing war between Israel and Palestine in Gaza. … Read more

Kolkata Police summons 12 BJP MLAs to police HQ in national anthem disrespect case

Kolkata Police on Friday issued summons to 12 BJP MLAs for questioning in connection with complaints filed against them for disrespecting the national anthem within the state assembly premises. The MLAs have been asked to be present at the city police’s headquarters at Lalbazar on 4 December. However, it is not yet clear whether the … Read more

Canadian Foreign Minister says ‘important for India to engage’ on probe in Khalistani terrorist Nijjar killing

Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly said on Thursday that it is “important” that India engage with Canada’s investigation into the involvement of ‘Indian agents’ in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. She also said New Delhi’s decision to remove 41 Canadian diplomats from the country was “unacceptable”. Her comments came against the backdrop … Read more