Mehbooba Mufti wins Anantnag bypoll by over 12,000 votes
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has won the Anantnag bypolls. She bagged the seat by defeating her Congress rival, Hilal Shah, by over 12,000 votes.The byelection in Anantnag took place in the wake of the death of former J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who represented the constituency in the 87-member legislative house.
PM Modi has declared Emergency in Delhi, tweets Arvind Kejriwal
After the Aam Aadmi Party MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was detained by the police in an assault case on 25 June, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Modi declares emergency in Delhi. Arresting, raiding, terrorising, filing false cases against all those whom Delhi elected," the chief minister tweeted.
East Delhi to get 1000 Hotspot Zones, free wi-fi by December 2016
The Delhi government has announced that over 500 locations across East Delhi will be converted into high-speed wi-fi zones by the end of 2016.
The scheme will reportedly allow users to access free internet till a pre-determined daily limit.
Providing free wi-fi across the national capital was one of the key poll promises of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
16 patients complain of losing vision after free cataract surgery at TN govt hospital
Sixteen people who underwent free cataract surgery at Tamil Nadu's Mettur Government Hospital have reportedly complained about losing their vision. Doctors at the hospital perform cataract surgery free of cost every week. According to reports, the 16 affected patients complained of pain after being treated between June 14-16 - when a total of 23 people were treated.
Minor taking care of rape survivor sister, kidnapped and raped
A 14-year-old girl looking after her older sister, a rape survivor, was herself kidnapped from Jabalpur's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College Hospital by the son of a hospital cleaner, and raped.The alleged rape took place in a village outside the hospital. It came to light on Thursday, when the girl managed to escape from the accused, 23-year-old Abhishek Thakur alias Pappu.
3 arrested on attempt to murder charges for forcing student to drink phenyl
Three senior nursing students have been arrested on attempt to murder charges a month after they forced a first year to drink phenyl as part of a ragging session. The first year student is now in a hospital in her Kerala hometown, unable to even swallow her own saliva because her internal organs were burned.
The three women were arrested after interrogation on Friday evening. The Karnataka police have also registered a case against the college, Al Qamar College of Nursing, for negligence and not informing the police of the ragging incident, says NDTV.
Minor taking care of rape survivor sister, kidnapped and raped herself
A 14-year-old girl looking after her older sister, a rape survivor, was herself kidnapped from Jabalpur's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College Hospital by the son of a hospital cleaner, and raped.
The alleged rape took place in a village outside the hospital. It came to light on Thursday, when the girl managed to escape from the accused, 23-year-old Abhishek Thakur alias Pappu.
Pappu has been arrested and booked for kidnapping and rape under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, says the Hindustan Times.
Ancient DNA tells of two origins for dogs
Genetic analyses of a 4,800-year-old Irish dog and 59 other ancient dogs suggest that canines and humans became pals in both Europe and East Asia long before the advent of farming, says a report in sciencenews.org.
Later, dogs from East Asia accompanied their human companions to Europe, where their genetic legacy trumped that of dogs already living there.
Therefore, dogs were domesticated at least twice. That muddled genetic legacy may help explain why previous studies have indicated that dogs were domesticated from wolves only once, although evidence hasn't been clear about whether this took place in East Asia, Central Asia or Europe.
The idea that dogs came from East Asia or Central Asia is mostly based on analysis of DNA from modern dogs, while claims for European origins have been staked on studies of prehistoric pups' genetics.
A 4,800-year-old dog found in a tomb in Newgrange, Ireland, is the first ancient dog to have its entire genetic instruction book, or genome, deciphered. Researchers don't know much about what the midsize dog looked like; it doesn't bear any genetic markers of particular modern dog breeds, Frantz says. "He wasn't black. He wasn't spotted. He wasn't white." Instead, the Newgrange dog was probably a mongrel with fur similar to a wolf's.
Solar costs will be down 59% by 2025: study
The International Renewable Energy Agency has said in a new report that the average cost of generating electricity from renewable sources by 2025 will be lower by nearly 59 per cent. This fall would be seen in the generation of solar energy, whose costs are already 80 per cent lower since 2009. Average wind energy costs will reduce by 35 per cent (for offshore wind) and 26 per cent (onshore), the report says. Since 2009, wind turbine costs are down 30-40 per cent.