E-services to make spiritual experience easier

At the click of a mouse, devotees can make payments for ‘sevas’ at 11 major temples owned by the Muzrai Department in Karnataka. Devotees can log on to www.bangaloreone.gov.in and book temple services online. The Endowment Department, in association with e-Governance Department introduced a novel beneficial initiative for temple devotees of the State. Devotees can…

NHRC takes note of illegal activities in Tihar

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of reports alleging that about 20 gangs of inmates operating in Tihar Jail here were involved in illegal activities and offering protection to prisoners who could pay them. The gangs reportedly facilitate intake of different objects, offer protection from abuse to prisoners and even…

Committee disputes claim by police

A fact finding committee of human rights forums has alleged that E. Subramani, a painter of Pattambakkam, who was picked up by the Neyveli Township police for interrogation in connection with a murder case, had died due to torture meted out to him in police custody. A release said the fact finding committee led by…

Amnesty calls for change in Ireland’s abortion laws

“Pregnant women and girls risk putting their health and lives in danger if they remain in Ireland,” says an Amnesty report on Ireland’s abortion laws Savita Halappanavar’s death in October 2012 from infection, after she was not allowed to terminate her pregnancy forced international attention on the controversial abortion laws in Ireland, but according to…

Teachers should become role models: CNLU VC

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) vice-chancellor A Lakhminath said here on Tuesday that even as the present-day education in India has become the worst victim of politics, the academics should strive hard to keep education above politics. Delivering the valedictory address at the 71st orientation programme for college teachers of the state organized by Patna…