Maharashtra govt adheres to PETA's appeal, bans 'manja'
Maharashtra govt adheres to PETA's appeal, bans 'manja'

Adhering to PETA's appeal the Maharashtra government has issued a circular banning the sale and use of sharp kite strings called 'manja' which injure and kill birds as well as people.

Use social media judiciously: Nandita Das
Use social media judiciously: Nandita Das

Actress, director and social activist Nandita Das says social media is a great emerging platform that must be used judiciously instead of indulging in advocacy.

Leading women football players sue over World Cup synthetic pitches row
Leading women football players sue over World Cup synthetic pitches row

Several leading women football players have filed a lawsuit claiming sex discrimination over the decision to use synthetic pitches at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.

PETN mixed with nitrate used in blast: MHA

Preliminary investigations in the
Delhi High Court bomb blast have indicated that "nitrate-based
explosive" laced with PETN, another deadly explosive, was

MPs want to use beacons across the country

Several members of Parliament,
cutting across party lines, on Friday sought permission for use of
beacons atop their vehicles.

Fatwa allows fasting men to use nicotine patches

A special fatwa issued by a
religious body here has permitted smokers to use of nicotine
patches during the month of Ramadan to deal with withdrawal
symptoms, saying it does not violate the observance of

Don’t to use religion as a tool: Farooq Abdullah

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah
on Saturday lamented that religion was being used by politicians to
further their electoral interests and hoped that in future
such issues would not be raked up by political parties.

Use political platform to indulge in politics: Soni to Ramdev

Baba Ramdev should use a political
platform if he wants to indulge in politics, Information and
Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said here on Thursday.

Maoists using children/women as shields: CRPF ADG

Maoists are using
innocent children and women as shields to escape during
encounters with security forces, a senior CRPF official said
on Wednesday.

Peking Man used weapons in China 700,000 yrs ago

A new research has found that Peking Man, who is 700,000 years old, was smarter than thought.

Centre increases limit on forest land use in Maoist-hit districts

State governments can now set up public interest projects on upto five hectares of forest land in Maoist-affected districts without seeking permission from Centre instead of two hectare earlier.

Pawar used Balwa`s plane, alleges Maha Oppn leader

Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Eknath Khadse on Thursday alleged that Union Minister Sharad Pawar had travelled on a plane owned by a company of Shahid Balwa, under arrest in the 2G spectrum allocation scam,.

Mobile phones don`t up brain cancer risk

Mobile phone use doesn`t seem to increase risk of developing brain cancers by any significant amount.

Orissa assembly asks MLAs/officials not to use word "Harijan"

The Orissa Assermbly on Saturday
asked its members and officials not to use the word "Harijan"
while referring to the scheduled caste community.

Cong, allies using black money for Assembly polls: BJP

The BJP on Saturday claimed that the
Congress and its allies were using black money for campaiging
in five states going for Assembly polls and said it would
lodge a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard.

AGP against use of EVM in Assam assembly poll

Opposition Asom Gana Parishad
(AGP) on Sunday said it was against the use of EVMs in the
assembly polls next month as these could be tampered with.

Cop using seized bike in Jharkhand capital: MLAs

Jharkhand government on Friday
announced a probe into a police officer allegedly using a
seized bike in Ranchi as the Arjun Munda government came in
for sharp criticism on alleged corruption by some police

BSF to use non-lethal arms along Bangladesh border

With Bangladesh protesting the killing of its nationals in firing by Indian border guards, the Border Security Force said it will use non-lethal weapons against infiltrators along some parts of the India-Bangladesh border.

Centre using CBI to target Modi: Amit Shah to SC

Former Gujarat Home Minister Amit
Shah on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Centre had hatched
a conspiracy with CBI to target Chief Minister Narendra Modi
and his government in false encounter cases.

ICSE Board restrained from using "objectionable" words in books

A Delhi court has restrained the
Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board from using
"objectionable" words like "militant, radicals and extremists"
in History and Civic text books prescribed by it.