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Nano talk: liquid fuel gets an efficiency shot

Most of the engines today use liquid fuel to produce energy. Internal combustion engines in automobile industry, aero propulsion engines, and those used in the power generation industry, all of them use some sort of liquid fuel. The efficiency of liquid fuels cannot be increased by using the existing technologies. But given the ever-increasing demand for energy in the developing ... Read More »

Want justice for daughter, hope juvenile is not freed: Nirbhaya’s parents

The juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape case is to be released on December 15. The victim’s parents fear that he might be a threat to the society and demanded that his mental condition be assessed before setting him free. The convict, then aged under 18, is said to have inflicted maximum injury on the 23-year-old paramedical student, who ... Read More »

Saudis elect 17 women in landmark local council polls

Saudi Arabians voted 17 women into public office in municipal elections in the conservative Islamic kingdom on Saturday, the first to allow female participation, a state-aligned news site reported on Sunday before all official results were announced. The election was the first in which women could vote and run as candidates, a landmark step in a country where women are ... Read More »

India, Pakistan to rely on secret diplomacy for Kashmir deal: Reports

‘Secret diplomacy’ will be the strategy that India and Pakistan are likely to rely upon to broker a deal on the long pending Kashmir dispute, a report in a Pakistan newspaper said. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have decided to use ‘back channels’ for in-depth discussions on Kashmir through their respective confidantes,” Express Tribune reported ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi says RSS stopped him from entering Barpeta temple

Congress vice president Rahul Gandi today claimed that RSS workers stopped him from entering a temple in Barpeta during his recent visit to Assam and added that this was BJP’s style of politics which was “unacceptable”. “When I went to Assam I wanted to visit a temple in Barpeta district. And at the temple the RSS people they stopped me ... Read More »

Farooq Abdullah’s Kashmir solution: Let PoK remain with Pakistan

Despite uproar over his earlier remarks that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of Pakistan and will remain so in future too, Farooq Abdullah on Sunday repeated the  statement in front of a house full of prominent persons from politics, media and bureaucracy. Sitting alongside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the stage during the glitzy launch of journalist Barkha ... Read More »

Pakistan boat row: Indian Coast Guard dismisses BK Loshali

The Indian Coast Guard Board of Inquiry today dismissed DIG BK Loshali from its service for his remarks over the explosion of a Pakistan boat off the coast of Gujarat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. Loshali had contradicted the government’s claim that the crew of the intruding Pakistani boat had themselves set the vessel ablaze, ... Read More »

Bengaluru: 3 drug peddlers arrested; 6.6 kg ganja recovered

In a major breakthrough, the Bengaluru police arrested 3 drug peddlers and recovered 6.6 kgs of ganja from them near an educational cluster in the city on Sunday. According to the police, Venkatesh, Santhosh and Hemanth were found selling ganja to students near the PES Institute of Technology on the Outer Ring Road in Hosakerihalli. All the three accused were ... Read More »

Man held in Bengaluru for cow slaughter

The police arrested Krishnappa, a resident of Basarikatte in Chikkamagaluru district for allegedly slaughtering a cow and storing beef at home. According to the police, Krishnappa slaughtered a healthy cow and had stored 25 kgs at beef at home. There were rumours that he frequently slaughtered the cattle he owned. It is against law to slaughter healthy cow or possess ... Read More »

Hema Upadhyay murder case: Main suspect Sadhu Rajbhar confesses to crime

The main suspect in the Hema Upadhya murder case – Sadhu Rajbhar – has been arrested in Varanasi. Sources told India Today that Rajbhar has confessed to his crime. Rajbhar and one another man were arrested by a Special Task Force (STF) team and are being questioned further about their role in the sensational double murder. ATM cards of both Hema and her lawyer Harish ... Read More »