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Farmer injured as jumbo menace continues in Davangere district

Davangere, Dec 9: A 60-year-old man has sustained grievous injuries in a wild elephant attack at Kengatte village in Honnali taluk of the district on Saturday.

Eshwar Naik was working in the farm when the stray jumbo gored him in his back with its tusk. The victim has been rushed to a hospital in Shivamogga.

Forest range officer...

After 60 years, priest jailed for life for murdering Texas beauty queen

San Antonio, Dec 9: A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years.

John Feit, a visiting priest in McAllen, Texas,...

Telugu second-most popular language among non-native English speakers in US, reveals survey

Washington DC, Dec 8: A survey has revealed that in the United States, Telugu is the most widely spoken language at home after Haitian among people whose first language is not English.

The United States Census Bureau, in its five-year estimates (2012-2016), has found that 3,21,695 people, between the age of five and older, speak Telugu and 280,867 speak...

Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey is PETA 'Person of the Year'

Jakarta, Dec 6: An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie - and sparked a landmark US copyright case - was named "Person of the Year" on Wednesday by The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

The animal rights group said it was honouring Naruto, a crested black macaque with a goofy-looking...

Death penalty for rape of girls aged 12 and below: MP Assembly passes Bill

Bhopal, Dec 4: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below.

With the passage of the Bill, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state in the country where those convicted of such rapes will face the gallows.

Introduced in the House by Law and...

Modi's son ties the knot in a simple ceremony

Patna, Dec 3: Two months after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gave a clarion call to fight against social evils like dowry and favoured a simple wedding, his deputy Sushil Modi followed it in true letter and spirit.

Sushil Modi's son Utkarsh, who has an MBA degree and is working with a multi-national company in Bangalore, on Sunday tied...

New laser technology may reduce accidents on icy roads

London, Dec 1: Researchers have come up with an innovative laser technology that uses Raman spectroscopy which may help avoid road accidents on icy roads during winters.

They have detected a problematic substance known as 'hydrohalite', which forms on icy roads.

Hydrohalite is normally left unremoved, as it does not respond to the conventional de-icing method of road...

This 13-yr-old app maker youngest entrepreneur at GES

Hyderabad, Nov 28: Hamish Finlayson, 13, is the youngest entrepreneur who will be showcasing his gaming and awareness apps at the high-profile Global Entrepreneurship Summit here.

The Australia-based entrepreneur, who is studying in 7th grade, has so far developed five apps including the one to save turtles, and is currently working on the sixth one for increasing awareness about...

Adani likely to get Chinese loans for Australia project

Melbourne, Nov 22: Indian mining giant Adani is close to securing loans from China to build a 388-km railway in Queensland for its controversy-hit 16.5 billion dollars Carmichael coal mine project, a media report said today.

According to the report, days ago, a director of Adani Mining, an Australian subsidiary of the Adani Group's flagship company Adani Enterprises, told...

WB panel awards Rs 30L to kin of baby died due to docs’ negligence

Kolkata, Nov 21: The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission has awarded compensation in one of the eight cases, which it has heard in the last six months after it was constituted following after the West Bengal Clinical Establishment (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Act, 2017 came into force.

Some of the provisions of the Act are similar to the...