Blue Whale challenge: Why 30 tribal kids in Maoist-hit Dantewada started playing the deadly game

At least 30 children in the Dantewada district of Chinese origin were found while challenging the blue whale, police said Friday, highlighting the growing scope of the deadly game in stretches even far from India. Abhishek Pallav, deputy police supervisor, told the Hindustan Times that they “rescued” 30 tribal children from the government’s high school, … [Read more…]

Alwar lynching case: Cops drop charges against 6 accused named by Pehlu Khan

The Rajasthan Police Criminal Investigation Department found that none of the six defendants in the lynching of Pehlu Khan in April of this year was actually involved in the attack against him. Pehlu Khan, in his death declaration, named Om Yadav, Hukum Chand Yadav, Sudhir Yadav, Jagmal Yadav, Naveen Sharma and Rahul Saini as attackers. … [Read more…]

Four more cops arrested for bid to free Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Haryana police Thursday arrested five people, including four policemen, in the alleged plan to help Dera Sacha Sauda’s head, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to leave the courtroom after his conviction in a rape case on 25 August. Three Haryana Panchkula police commanders were arrested, while Rajasthan police personnel Om Prakash was taken to Hanumangarh. The … [Read more…]

Hindi Diwas 2017: Journey of Hindi from pre-Partition India to post-independence language politics

The list of Hindi as official language of India occurred on September 14, 1949, which has since been commemorated as Hindi Diwas. Hindi and English are the two official languages of India for the government of the Union, while the constitution recognizes a total of 22 languages. Since the independence of the Indians in 1947, … [Read more…]

New species of prehistoric toothless dolphins discovered

New species of prehistoric toothless dolphins discovered

New species of prehistoric toothless dolphins discovered Scientists have discovered a new species of toothless midget dwarf in the United States that lived about 28-30 million years ago. The Inermorostrum xenops species lived during the same period as Coronodon havensteini, an ancient species of whale recently announced named, researchers said. The skull of Inermorostrum was … [Read more…]