The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday said the criminal justice system in the State had been severely crippled owing to gross delay in getting forensic reports while expressing “shock” over the pendency of around 35,000 samples related to nearly 7,000 criminal cases for testing before the Forensic Sciences Laboratories (FSLs). The court directed the State government and the director of FSL to come out with measures to swiftly fill up all the vacancies, set up all testing units in every FLS, fix timeline for completing forensic analysis, and provide FSLs with modern infrastructure and equipment. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum issued the directions on a petition, initiated suo motu . The petition was initiated based on an order passed by a judge who had pointed out that both the victims of crime as well as the accused were being deprived of the right to speedy justice, including for grant of bail and the ... » Learn More about Criminal justice system crippled owing to gross delay in getting FSL reports: HC
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Justice delayed is justice denied--all of us have heard this but in DNA show on Monday our report will make you question if justice delayed can be considered true justice after all. Even after the delay of years, if the court gives the right verdict still many lives are affected due to the delay. Today we will tell you about a mother who has been sentenced to death and post-independence in India, Shabnam is likely to be the first woman to be hanged. Meanwhile, her innocent son is demanding the right of his mother. READ | UP’s Shabnam may be the first woman to be hanged after India's Independence The case belongs to the Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh where a girl named Shabnam had killed all 7 people of her family because she wanted to marry her boyfriend and her family was against the marriage. Shabnam felt that if she killed her family she will be able to get married and the property will also be in her name. But Shabnam was arrested with her boyfriend after the ... » Learn More about DNA Exclusive: How serious can be the consequences of delayed justice-an analysis
'Our technology is going to help Indian agriculture the way the White Revolution helped milk production.' IMAGE: AgNext founder Taranjeet Singh Bhamra. Photograph: Kind courtesy Taranjeet Singh Bhamra/Twitter When farmers are agitating over the way they are unfairly treated by the buyers of their produce, an Indian agritech start up assumes significance. The Artificial Intelligence-based technology developed by AgNext Technologies -- founded by Taranjeet Singh Bhamra , a graduate from IIT-Kharagpur and IIM-Calcutta -- analyses both the physical and chemical quality of food in just 30 seconds. This can be a game changer when transactions take place between the grower and the buyer, as it removes any subjectivity in the analysis of the quality of produce the farmers are selling. Incubated at IIT-Kharagpur in 2016, AgNext got its first seed funding from a-IDEA National Academy of Agriculture Research and Management, Hyderabad, in 2017. Its next series of funding came ... » Learn More about How AgNext will make Farmers Money
The unexpectedly early and powerful rains over Northwest India have killed over 130 people and left 70,000 pilgrims stranded, damaged temple towns, and washed away roads and 21 bridges in Uttarakhand. And we still don’t know the extent of deaths, injuries and damage because of the impaired connectivity. In climate literature, rainfall more than 150 mm in a day is termed a very heavy rain event. Dehradun “on Monday morning registered a record rainfall of 340 mm. This amount of rain in June is seen almost after five decades,” said the regional director of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) >(The Hindu, June 18, 2013). The unfolding disaster raises two questions: is this extreme rainfall due to global warming? And what issues does it flag? A study by scientists at the National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Tirupati, showed a six per cent increase in the frequency of very heavy rain events in India over 1901-2004. The more recent period 1951-2004 shows a 14.5 ... » Learn More about Another climate change event
The exchange cited issues with its telecom service providers that prevented stocks and index quotations from getting updated. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday suspended trading in its cash and derivatives segments for over three hours—one of its worst-ever outage—jeopardising the interests of several market participants. The exchange cited issues with its telecom service providers that prevented stocks and index quotations from getting updated. The issue came to light less than an hour after normal trading commenced, with several brokers complaining that live price feeds had frozen. At 11.40 am, the exchange halted equity market trading, forcing investors to redirect their cash market trades to the BSE—where “impact costs” are typically high due to shallow trading volumes. “NSE has multiple telecom links with two service providers to ensure redundancy, and we have received communication from both the telecom service providers that there are issues with ... » Learn More about Trading glitch: Sebi, FinMin seek detailed report from NSE
Moscow : A research drove by the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) with a team of researchers from Russia and Israel applied a new algorithm to characterize the seriousness of medically introverted personality traits by examining subjects ' brain activity . The article 'Brief Report: Classification of Autistic Traits According to Brain Activity Recoded by fNIRS Using e-Complexity Coefficients' is published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. When diagnosing autism and other mental disorders, physicians increasingly use neuroimaging methods in addition to traditional testing and observation. Such diagnostic methods are not only more objective, but also often reveal the presence of a disorder in cases where the doctor has insufficient behavioural data, such as when the patient is young in age. An important task in the development of diagnostic methods is the selection of an algorithm that can identify certain brain activity ... » Learn More about Mind action can uncover the seriousness of autistic traits
Delhi's power circles can expect a surprise when a not-so-known officer is appointed to head the CBI. IMAGE: The Central Bureau of India headquarters in New Delhi. Photograph: Kind courtesy Pulakit Singh/Wikimedia Commons The Central Bureau of Investigation remained off the media radar in New Delhi under Rishi Kumar Shukla who has just handed over temporary charge on completion of his two-year tenure as CBI director to Praveen Kumar Sinha, additional director, CBI, currently the senior-most officer in the Bureau. The post of director, CBI, is the only bureaucratic position whose selection is made by a three-member Collegium comprising the prime minister of India, the Chief Justice of India and the leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. This procedure has been mandated by the Lok Pal Act and guarantees a two-year security of tenure for the CBI director. Indian Police Service officers from the 1984, 1985 and 1986 IPS batches and who serve with director general of police rank are ... » Learn More about Who will get the coveted CBI chief’s job?
The move would enable it to take on top edtech companies such as Byju’s, Unacademy, Vedantu and traditional education institutes and tap country’s $180-billion education sector which has gone online to adapt to the new reality. Amazon is launching Amazon Academy to cater to students preparing for the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) for entrance to engineering colleges. The move would enable it to take on top edtech companies such as Byju’s, Unacademy, Vedantu and traditional education institutes and tap country’s $180-billion education sector which has gone online to adapt to the new reality. The online preparation offering will equip students with in-depth knowledge and practice routines required for the JEE, through curated learning material, live lectures and comprehensive assessments in Math, Physics and Chemistry. The beta version of Amazon Academy will be available free of cost on the web and the Google Play store. “Amazon Academy aims to bring high ... » Learn More about How Amazon Academy will help students crack JEE
HONOLULU : Affordable housing guidelines set by a Hawaii state agency could rate two-bedroom homes costing $1 million as affordable for some households eligible for government-subsidized housing. The guidelines established by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. were aimed at helping developers produce affordable housing, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. There is little likelihood developers could produce and sell $1 million homes to satisfy an affordable-housing condition under state and county requirements typically tied to projects receiving zoning changes, development bonuses and fee waivers. "These formulas get to be so crazy that they get to be above market price," said Kenna StormoGipson, an analyst with the Hawaii Budget and Policy Center. "Their guidelines clearly need revamping." Household income, family size and interest rates are primarily used to compile annual housing affordability tables. Similar formulas are used by Honolulu ... » Learn More about Hawaii affordable housing guidelines could include $1 million homes
Video Player Close BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- When Mao Zedong stood on Tian'anmen Rostrum in Beijing to declare the birth of New China in 1949, a Herculean task stood before him and the Communist Party of China (CPC) that he led: feeding and clothing 540 million Chinese people, nearly 90 percent of whom lived in rural areas. "Poverty is not socialism," "socialism means eliminating poverty," and "we must keep abreast of the times; that is the purpose of our reform," said Deng Xiaoping, the visionary chief architect of China's reform and opening-up which began in 1978 when the country's incidence of rural poverty was 97.5 percent. Eradicating poverty is a war China must win, with the hardest and most arduous tasks lie in the country's rural areas and poverty-stricken regions. In 2020, all of China's nearly 100 million rural residents living below the current poverty line shook off poverty after eight years of arduous efforts. The historical feat of eradicating absolute ... » Learn More about China Focus: Is China’s poverty cure replicable?