Trekking tragedy: Four bodies yet to be recovered amid inclement weather

Trekking tragedy: Four bodies yet to be recovered amid inclement weather

The Karnataka government is making all efforts to send back to Bengaluru the bodies of five trekkers, who died during the Sahastra Tal trek in Uttarakhand after being caught in a blizzard, while efforts are on to trace four more missing bodies. The efforts, however, have been tough in the extremely treacherous terrain and inclement … Read more

CCMB scientists find armoured sailfin catfish has spread to 60% of water bodies of Eastern Ghats

CCMB scientists find armoured sailfin catfish has spread to 60% of water bodies of Eastern Ghats

CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) scientists have found out that the invasive armoured sailfin catfish has spread to 60% in the water bodies of Eastern Ghats, damaging the fishing nets and the eco-system also. The fish species was once introduced for its unique appearance and its ability to clean algal growth in tanks … Read more

Uttarakhand Waqf Board to conduct last rites for unidentified bodies of all religions

Uttarakhand Waqf Board to conduct last rites for unidentified bodies of all religions

In the first of the proposals for the year 2024, the Uttarakhand Waqf Board has decided to conduct the last rites for all the unidentified and unclaimed bodies, of all religions, which will be found in Uttarakhand. The Waqf board will also bear the cost of the cremation and burial of the deceased persons whose … Read more

Odisha train tragedy: All 28 unclaimed bodies cremated by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation

Odisha train tragedy: All 28 unclaimed bodies cremated by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation

Derailed coaches of the Coromandal express are seen on its accident spot at Bahanaga railway station in Balasore district of Odisha. File photo. | Photo Credit: BISWARANJAN ROUT The process for the cremation of 28 unclaimed bodies of people who were killed in thetriple train accident in Odisha’s Balasore district four months ago was completed … Read more

Morning Digest | 10 civilians dead, 22 army men still missing in Sikkim, rescue operations on; Media bodies write to CJI, call for norms on interrogation of journalists and more

Morning Digest | 10 civilians dead, 22 army men still missing in Sikkim, rescue operations on; Media bodies write to CJI, call for norms on interrogation of journalists and more

A flood affected locality at Singtam, in Gangtok district, Wednesday, October. 4, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI 10 dead, 22 army men among 82 missing as flash flood wreaks havoc in Sikkim; PM Modi dials CM At least ten people died and 80 others, including 22 army personnel, went missing on Wednesday after a cloudburst … Read more

Karnataka’s long legacy in women’s reservation in local bodies

Karnataka’s long legacy in women’s reservation in local bodies

Despite strides in local bodies, representation of women in the Karnataka Assembly has remained poor. The current Assembly with a strength of 224 has just 10 women MLAs and the 34-member cabinet has no more than one woman Minister. | Photo Credit: File Photo While the Women’s Reservation Bill introduced in the Parliament on Tuesday … Read more

Gujarat Assembly passes Bill for more OBC seats in local bodies

Gujarat Assembly passes Bill for more OBC seats in local bodies

The BJP government in Gujarat on Friday passed a Bill in the Assembly earmarking 27% of seats in local bodies like panchayats, municipalities, and civic corporations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs). Previously, the communities had a 10% reservation.  The Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2023, was passed through a majority voice vote in the … Read more