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Class 12 results: CBSE website crashes

New Delhi : The website of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) crashed under the heavy traffic about an hour after the Class 12 board results for all regions were declared on Monday.

The results were declared at noon.


Indian media makes news in Nepal, for wrong reasons

By Vishal Gulati,

Kathmandu : A section of the Indian media has made news in Nepal -- for the wrong reasons.

The electronic media in particular faces charges of sensationalism at a time when the Himalayan nation is recovering from the deadly scars of the April earthquake that left more than 8,500 people dead.

In Kathmandu, few hide their feelings vis-a-vis the Indian media.


How goats, chicken have lifted households out of poverty

By Prachi Salve,

New Delhi : Some interventions in day-to-day living have led to a 15 percent increase in assets, 26 percent growth in consumption and 96 percent rise in savings among the ultra-poor, or those with no assets, in India, according to a new six-country study that followed the lives of 21,000 of the world's poorest people.


Maoists torch 32 vehicles in Bihar, enforce shutdown

Patna : Maoists burnt 32 vehicles in Bihar's Gaya district to enforce a two-day shutdown beginning Monday to protest the killing of a woman leader of the rebel group, police said.

They also blew up a mobile phone tower in Panapur area in Saran district, about 100 km from here.

"A group of Maoist guerrillas forcibly stopped vehicles on the busy Grand Trunk road in Gaya and torched them post midnight on Sunday to create panic," Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.

Learn from Nepal quake, stop illegal construction: Himachal High Court

By Vishal Gulati,

Shimla : Taking notice of haphazard development and encroachments in the state capital, where "most buildings are precariously hanging", the Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that the devastating earthquake in Nepal last month had failed to shake the authorities out of their slumber and curb illegal construction that has turned Shimla into a "slum".


Telangana man arrested for rape, murder of daughter

Hyderabad:Police in Telangana have solved the mystery behind rape and murder of a minor girl with the arrest of her father, who committed the beastly act in an inebriated condition.

Meghawat Kamal (38) tried to mislead police by lying that some unidentified people attacked him, kidnapped his 15-year-old daughter, gang raped and murdered her. He even inflicted an injury on his forehead to convince police.

The incident occured on May 21 night near Ijrachittampalli near Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy district, about 75 km from here.


Everest Base Camp survivor: A month after quake, horror is still alive

By Pranay Bordoloi,

Guwahati : It had been snowing heavily from the wee hours. It seemed like it would never end. The whole Everest Base Camp was clad in white. The mercury plummeted below zero degree Celsius.

It was tough to leave the warmth of the sleeping bag. Coming out of the tent, we freshened up and had our breakfast. As planned, we got ready to undergo icecraft training. While tackling the dangerous Khumbu icefall on our way from the Base Camp to Camp 1, crevasses had developed and we had to cross these with the help of aluminium ladders.


Indus Valley script numerical, not language: Historian

By Fakir Balaji,

Bengaluru : Contrary to the age-old assumption that the Indus script is a language, a veteran science historian has claimed that it is numerical, as evident from numbers and symbols in the seals and artifacts of the Indus Valley Civilisation (3000-1900 BC).

"Attempts to decipher the Indus script were based on the assumption that a script should connote linguistic writing. There are many languages the world over without a script even today," the 90-year-old historian, B.V. Subbaraayappa, told IANS here.


Flights of imagination: An aeronautical engineer as a famous novelist

By Vikas Datta,

Immersed in aerodynamics, material science, structural analysis and the like, an aeronautical engineer would be the last person expected to be a successful and long-lasting novelist. But there was one who started writing for relaxation and eventually ended up with two dozen intricately-plotted but extremely engrossing works stretching from wartime romances to attempts for redemption to dire apocalyptic scenarios - with views on class, gender and race relations most unprecedented for his era.

Pakistan criticizes Indian defence minister's terrorism remarks

ISlamabad: Pakistan has criticized Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries.

Indian media quoted Parrikar as saying on Thursday that India has to neutralize terrorists through terrorists.

Indian national security advisor Ajit Doval has however sought to play down Parrikar's controversial comment.

Pakistan's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Saturday expressed serious concern over the statement made by the Indian defence minister, Dawn reported.