Smokers who quit 15 years ago still at high lung cancer risk

New York: People who kicked the butt as long as 15 years ago are still at high risk for lung cancer and should be screened, warn researchers.

The current lung cancer screening criteria set by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends CT screening for adults between ages 55 and 80 who have smoked at least one pack a day for 30 years and are still smoking or have quit within 15 years.

Indian Muslims against ISIS: After fatwas against terror, Muslims take to streets, launch major campaign

By IndScribe,

First, there were fatwas against terrorism and ISIS.

Now, Indian Muslims have taken to the streets, to raise their voice against the outfit.

The photograph on the left, shows Muslim girls raising slogans against self-styled 'Islamic State'.

This is not a lone protest. It is part of a campaign. The reason is that many Muslims now increasingly feel that just condemning ISIS is not enough, but there is need to go to the street and say it, strongly, so that the message goes out.

Amnesty International asks Chattisgarh govt to investigate rape complaints of Adivasi women

By, Staff Reporter

Chhattisgarh: Two weeks after rapes and assaults were reported from Chhattisgarh while security forces were conducting anti-Maoist operations, Amnesty International India in a statement asked the state authorities to investigate police inaction in the sexual assault case.

Between 11 and 14 January, these operations were conducted in Nendra village of Bijapur and Kunna village of Sukma on 12 January.

Kashmiris will benefit from India-Pakistan peace: Vohra

Jammu/Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday celebrated the Republic Day on Tuesday, with Governor N.N. Vohra saying the state will benefit the most from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's peace initiative vis-a-vis Pakistan.

The official Republic Day functions in both Srinagar, the state's summer capital, and Jammu, the winter capital, passed off peacefully.

The main Republic Day function was held at the Maulana Azad Stadium in Jammu where Governor Vohra hoisted the national flag and took salute at an impressive parade of the army, security forces and school children.

Police verification procedure for passport issuance liberalised

New Delhi: The government on Monday announced the liberalisation of police verification procedure for passports and also launched a mobile app to cut delays in submission of these reports.

Debate over minority character of AMU a classical case of fallacious legal reasoning

By Ayaz Ahmad of

The constitutional debate about the minority character of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has its genesis in the Supreme Court judgment of Azeez Basha v. Union of India (1968 AIR 662). In fact, the judgment of Allahabad High Court in Dr. Naresh Agarwal v. Union of India substantially relies upon the reasoning of Azeez Basha to declare the AMU Amendment Act, 1981 as unconstitutional, which itself was intended to change the basis of Azeez Basha's reasoning!

Under Mamata, Bengal is centre of anti-national activities: Amit Shah

Howrah (West Bengal): Accusing the Trinamool Congress of involvement in the Saradha scam and terror activities, BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday said West Bengal has become a centre of anti-national activities under Mamata Banerjee.

Addressing his first rally here a day after being re-elected as the BJP president, Shah raked up the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam as well as last year's blast in Burdwan's Khagragarh and the recent violence in Malda to hit out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool.

Students flock to Hyderabad varsity for protest

Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in the University of Hyderabad on Monday with students from other states reaching here for a massive protest over the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.

As hundreds of students from various universities in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and other states poured in, a large number of security personnel have been deployed to prevent any untoward incident.

Indian-origin Muslim cleric gets honorary doctorate

London: An Indian-origin Muslim cleric has been awarded an honorary doctorate by University of Leicester in Britain in recognition of his commendable work for the local community, it was reported on Monday.

Muhammad Shahid Raza, head Imam at the Leicester Central Mosque, received the honorary degree from university chancellor Lord Grocott at a ceremony at De Montfort Hall before a global audience of graduating students and their families, reported.

Jammu's cold breaks 71-year record

Srinagar: With the minimum temperature settling at barely half a degree Celsius above the freezing point, Jammu city on Sunday recorded its coldest day since 1945, the weatherman said on Monday.

People in Jammu continued to shiver as throughout the past week, with dense fog and chilly wave affecting their lives on Monday.

The weather office has forecast chilly days in Jammu till January 27. "Foggy weather accompanied by chilly wind will continue in Jammu city till 27th of this month," said Sonam Lotus, director of Jammu and Kashmir meteorological department.