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Every third newly elected MP has criminal background

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 18:24

Every third of the newly elected member of the Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown.

Radiation from early universe may help prove Einstein`s theory of general relativity

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 22:33

Researchers have measured the minute gravitational distortions in polarized radiation from the early universe and discovered that these ancient microwaves can provide a cosmological test of Einstein`s theory of general relativity.

Jump of more than 950 crorepati candidates this Lok Sabha election

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 21:03

This Lok Sabha election has seen a major jump in the number of `crorepati` candidates from the 2009 poll, at more than 950, while there has also been a rise in the number of candidates with criminal records, according to National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Magnetic fingerprint of our galaxy revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 11:29

Researchers have created a map using data from the Planck Space Telescope.

Jharkhand tops list of contestants with criminal background

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 20:16

Sixteen percent of contestants in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections have criminal cases against them, with Jharkhand topping the list among 12 states, followed by Bihar and Maharahtra.

Law panel favours disqualification upon framing of charges

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:06

Law Commission favoured disqualification of candidate on framing of charges by court, saying it has significant potential to check criminals entering the poll arena.

Candidates with criminal antecedents cannot seek police job: HC

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 23:17

Madras High Court upheld by a 4-1 majority the ruling of a three-judge bench that Tamil Nadu Government had the right to reject candidates for police service if they had criminal antecedents.

People from any religious background are free to adopt child: SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 20:58

Irrespective of their religious background, people are free to adopt children, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Major problem with current standard model of cosmology resolved

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:01

Scientists have solved a major problem with the current standard model of cosmology by combining results from the Planck spacecraft and measurements of gravitational lensing in order to deduce the mass of ghostly sub-atomic particles called neutrinos.

Barack Obama directs new gun background check measures

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 09:38

The Obama administration proposed two new gun control regulations aimed at clarifying restrictions on gun ownership for the mentally ill and strengthening a database used for background checks before firearm purchases.

`20 re-elected Madhya Pradesh lawmakers face criminal cases`

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 00:09

A total of 20 of the 65 legislators re-elected to the Madhya Pradesh assembly have declared criminal cases against them, according to an organisation working for electoral reforms.

NGO seeks disqualification of all convicted MPs, MLAs

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 20:19

An NGO on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking disqualification of all MPs and MLAs who are convicted in serious offences from legislative bodies.