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ICHR invites RSS historian for lecture on its foundation day

NEW DELHI(PTI): The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) has invited historian Satish Chandra Mittal to address historians on its foundation day this year. Mr. Mittal is national president of the All India Itihas Sankalan Yojana, an RSS body dedicated to shaping a nationalist narrative of history and one of the six petitioners who demanded […]

Journalism students receive threat for inviting Kanhaiya Kumar

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PUNE (PTI): Journalism students at an institute in Pune have claimed they were threatened against inviting JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar for a discussion by a suspected activist of BJP’s youth wing, police said on Thursday. A non-cognisable offence has been registered against one Omkar Kadam, who is believed to be a worker of […]

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Be bold at the Nuclear Summit and nuclear diplomacy

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New Delhi,Rakesh Sood: Next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Washington, DC for the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), the fourth and the last in a series that was launched by U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in 2010. Follow-on summits have been held in Seoul and The Hague in 2012 and 2014, respectively. […]

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Everlane's Weekender Is The Lowest Common Denominator Of Good Carry-On

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Everlane's Weekender Is The Lowest Common Denominator Of Good Carry-On

Airlines who force passengers to check their bags at the gate should pay out an automatic $500 to those affected. Since that’s not the case, we have another option. Read more…

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Indian Wells’ tournament director steps down after sexist comments

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(CNN)The tournament director of one of tennis’ most prestigious events has resigned after saying that female players should get “down every night on” their knees to thank some of their male counterparts. Raymond Moore stepped down as the CEO and tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open, better known simply as Indian Wells, after making […]

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NHRC issues notice on journalist’s arrest

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday served a notice on the Chhattisgarh government and the State’s Director General of Police (DGP) in connection with the “illegal arrest, detention and torture of a progressive journalist,” Prabhat Singh, by the Bastar police. A statement published on the NHRC website on Wednesday said the notice was […]

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Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut who walked on moon, dies at 85

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Moon used to spin ‘on different axis’

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The Moon used to spin on a different axis and show a slightly different face to the Earth, a new study suggests. Using data collected by Nasa’s Lunar Prospector mission in the late 1990s, scientists spotted two hydrogen-rich regions near the Moon’s poles, probably indicating the presence of water ice. The icy patches are opposite […]

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Spiders That Aren’t Dying to Reproduce

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Sexual cannibalism makes mating dangerous for male spiders of many species. The females may gobble up the male before, during or after mating, so males have evolved various ways to cheat death. In some species, they wait until the female is busy eating and rush in to copulate while her attention is elsewhere. In other […]

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The Latest: Russian Jets Back Syrian Offensive in Palmyra

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