Arunachal Pradesh’s Health Secretary P. Parthiban said the monk, from West Kameng district, was undergoing treatment at the Tawang district hospital after returning from Delhi last month. He had renal complications. … [Read more...] about Monk, baby add to deaths in Northeast
One of the most infamous court rulings in Korea's history involves a case in 1964 where a woman bit off the tongue of a rapist who forcefully kissed her. The 18-year-old victim was punished for inflicting injury, while the rapist got off scot-free. Although the victim's right to defend herself was the main issue, the ruling offered a glimpse into the skewed judicial attitudes toward sex crimes in Korea. The presiding judge was quoted as saying the victim "maimed a young man in a bid to protect her chastity" and added that the assailant followed the victim to the scene of the crime "out of curiosity about the opposite sex." He went even further by accusing the victim of being "morally responsible for inciting a desire to kiss her." The judge ended up turning the victim into a criminal. … [Read more...] about Why Are Korean Courts So Unwilling to Tackle Sex Offenders?
The lockdown did not affect me in any life-transforming fashion. I’m no party-hopping, backslapping extrovert. I stayed at home, here in Dona Paula, relieved that my younger daughter who works in Delhi was back with us. Not being much of a compulsive Facebooker, I’ve spent the days as I usually do, unearthing a dusty old novel I hadn’t read and writing the occasional poem. In fact, the number of poems, that drifted my way, related directly to the lockdown surprised me a little — five in all, of which I published two. Surprised because I’m blessed by poetry — any kind of poetry — six or seven times during an entire year. The poems don’t usually arrive as gift packages. But that’s how poetry can sometimes work. Poems are fickle, unreliable characters, mostly stingy and reluctant to part with themselves but on occasion generous and benevolent. Unusually for me, two of the poems came in the form of songs, and since I’m tone deaf, … [Read more...] about Unlock Diaries: Isolation Word by Manohar Shetty
The fire department in Fuzhou city sent 160 firefighters, 12 boats and 23 trucks right away for rescue and rescue workers heard the continuous crying of the baby when they passed by a wood processing factory on the city's Shixiong Street. … [Read more...] about Baby boy saved from floods in East China’s Fujian province
Krishna Ella, chairman and managing director of Bharat Biotech, said that about 9 million children in nine Indian states have been vaccinated. Some medics have raised concerns that the rotavirus vaccine carried a small chance of causing infants to develop a bowel disorder; but the Rotavac vaccine, having been tested in the field for over a year, have not shown any negative effect, he claimed. … [Read more...] about First India-designed vaccine passes WHO test