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Durga Vahini, the “moral police”

New Delhi, Feb 5: The Durga Vahini or Durga brigade appeared in the early 1990s at the height of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement: its objective was to band together Hindu nationalism's female “youth.”

This organisation, like the Bajrang Dal, too, stresses defence — especially self-defence — of young Hindu women, including training in the use of firearms....

Shinde on Hindutva Terror: Terminological Confusions

Protests are being organized and threats to stall the proceedings of next Lok Sabha session are being dished out to oppose the Home Minister Sushil Kukar Shinde's statement about the Hindu terrorism, its links with BJP and RSS. (23 Jan 2013). There are two major components of this statement. One is the use of the prefix...

Muslim scholars challenge Salman Rushdie to debate on Islam

Mumbai, Jan 28: A group of scholars who are also members of the powerful All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has invited controversial author Salman Rushdie to debate on Islam and the Prophet' s life. This is a significant change of position from the general Muslim view which has opposed Rushdie's visit to India ever...

Centre looking at Gorkhaland model for Telangana?

New Delhi, Jan 22: Fearful that the splitting of Andhra Pradesh could create a cascading effect on other states, the UPA-II government is considering the creation of a Telangana Territorial Administration on the lines of Gorkhaland.

Informed sources pointed out that if that was the case, the Centre had to further amend Article 371 (D), which has already...

A steering wheel to guide drivers blinded by sun

London, Jan 21: Researchers, for the first time, have designed a vibrating steering wheel that tells drivers where to steer when undipped headlights and other visual impediments leave them temporarily blinded.

Eelke Folmer and Burkay Sucu from the University of Reno in Nevada, developed the steering wheel to help cut the accident toll caused by glare, especially in...

Tiger attacks freelance photographer in Mysore

Mysore, Jan 18: A tiger has attacked and injured a freelance wildlife photographer G S Ravishankar in Mysore on Thursday. Ravishankar is out of danger and he is being treated at Krishna Rajendra hospital in Mysore.

Ravishankar along with other photojournalists visited the Heggadadevana Kote following an operation to catch the tiger which has strayed...

Apple iPad not replacing laptops, Microsoft Surface can: SAP

San Francisco, Jan 17: Personal computer makers, trying to beat back a tablet mania that's eating into their sales, are making what may be a last-ditch attempt to sway customers by mimicking the competition.

Many of the laptops to be unveiled around the world in coming months will be hybrids or "convertibles" - morphing easily between portable...

Women's Empowerment Centre launched in Bangalore

Bangalore, Jan 16: Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday inaugurated a unique "Women's Empowerment Centre" in Bangalore. The centre, opened at Malleshwaram, in heart of the city, is being operated by the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), a pioneer in distance education. It is expected to enroll over 25,000 women for a variety of courses being offered at the...

It was a police action, not communal riot: Maharashtra legislator

Dhule : A week after violence broke out in Dhule – the North Maharashtra city some 350 kms from Mumbai, the victims are without any relief and aid from the government, and are living under constant fear and anguish with the trauma of about two hours of horror still haunting most of them. The two hours of horror...

How the state makes militants of young men

Jammu and Kashmir may have failed to hog media headlines in recent times, but stories of personal tragedy have continued to unfold in the picturesque valley, without respite. These are stories of young men who the government and the army believe to be 'terrorists' who got what they deserved. But the relatives of these 'terrorists' insist it...