Delhi has lots of CCTV but according to a Delhi Police report, half the cameras installed by them are not working, to be exact – nearly 2,000 of more than 4,000. Obviously a serious security concern in New Delhi which is a VVIP city. CCTV cameras have been installed to keep a track of activities in market places, courts, check-posts and VVIP areas, in the Delhi High Court, district courts, VP House, and all the major injection and major roads.
Source: DNA India
- 17 Nov 2016
In Jharkhand, a woman became angry as her husband snatched her phone. So in return, the woman chopped off her husband’s private part. Following this argument, there was a heated argument and even a police complaint. After they went home, and the women chopped off the husband’s genitals. The poor fellow in total shock was admitted in the hospital.
Source: India Today
- 25 Jun 2016
India’s apex technical education regulator, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), has shutdown over 750 technical education courses, the greatest number in Telangana and Tamil Nadu – the goal is to stem a decline in the quality of such education. Of these 757 technical and professional courses that have been allowed to shut, the majority of 556 were engineering courses, followed by 89 in pharmacy, 57 in computer application and 54 management, according to the regulator. In addition, some 83 colleges, including 46 management and 31 engineering colleges, have closed down so far this year.
- 22 Sep 2015
Sirohi district in southern Rajasthan, has restored both gender and green balance by planting trees to mark the birth of a girl child. Working with an NGO, the efforts started back in 2005 when the gender ratio was skewed at 830 girls per 1000 boys. The tone is now very upbeat. Zila Parishads now say: “Trees give us life, and girls infuse the family with life. So in weekly meetings, they discuss how to grow both, girls and trees.”
Source: Times of India
- 22 Sep 2015
Lord Meghnad Desai feels that lack of experience in treasury benches and Rahul Gandhi’s desperate bid to prove himself as a leader are reasons for the current impasse in parliament. “There isn’t any logical reason to stall the House proceedings but it was done because Rahul Gandhi is desperate to prove himself a leader.” Unfortunately, this might make for global news, but most Indians are not surprised.
- 3 Aug 2015