Plea to increase quota for persons with vision impairment

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on Tuesday urged the Centre to increase reservation for visually impaired persons in government jobs and education to 2% within the 4% quota for persons with disabilities. The current reservation of 1% for persons with vision impairment was not commensurate with the number of persons with such disability […]


Action taken as per court order

The police said that their action against school vehicle operators recommending suspension of driving licence/vehicle permits is as per the directions of the High Court of Karnataka. In an order passed on June 17 in a petition filed by Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice H.T. Narendra Prasad expressed […]


Popular scents don’t always make best perfumes, here’s why

Perfumes that use the most common scents do not always obtain the highest number of ratings, according to an analysis of 10,000 perfumes and their online ratings. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals which odours are likely to bring success, with some surprising combinations providing a boost to ratings. Perfumes are described […]


After 30 years, blind school records cent per cent result

All students of Government Higher Secondary School for Blind Girls at Puthur have come out with flying colours in the Plus Two examination. This is the first time in 30 years that the school has achieved cent per cent result. M. Tamilselvi, Headmistress, said the facilities provided to students were top class. “The students use […]


Arunachal Congress promise ₹5,000 per month for graduate jobless

Congress has promised a hike in the remuneration for every gaonburah (village headman) and gaonburi (head woman) in the State Less than a fortnight after Congress president Rahul Gandhi promised minimum annual income of ₹72,000 for 20% poorest families in India, the party’s Arunachal Pradesh unit has offered ₹5,000 per month for every graduate unemployed […]


‘Posting of PG doctors must be as per norms’

Association alleges ill-treatment The Doctors Association for Social Equality (DASE) has urged the State government to stop posting post-graduate doctors for duties not prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The post-graduates of the Institute of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care of Madras Medical College have written to the institute’s director, expressing their unwillingness to […]


Flats for civic workers being built as per norms: Khader

Pourakarmikas say the facility coming up in Mahakalipadpu too small for them While refuting criticism by pourakarmikas that flats being constructed for them at Mahakalipadpu in the city were too small, Minister for Urban Development and Housing U.T. Khader said here on Tuesday said the flats are being constructed as per the norms laid down […]


If women worked, India would be 27 per cent richer

Several factors force women out of the workforce. But mainly it’s lack of good childcare facilities. A recent article in The Economist argued that if Indian women were to work and the country rebalanced its workforce, it would be 27 per cent richer. One of the main reasons why women drop out of the workforce […]