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L K Advani, 2016 3:02 pm West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. the BJP, (Source: AP) Related News Delhi has turned virtually into an airtight box due to the near absence of any wind movement,which is consistently keeping the city’s air quality ‘very poor’ the Central Pollution Control Board said on Tuesday The CPCB informed the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control Authority) that the situation was not likely to improve in the next one week “The particulates in the air are not getting dispersed due to the lack of wind while a large gap between the natural temperature and dew point at which water droplets begin tocondense are keeping the pollutants trapped and making them float in the air” CPCB’s air lab head Dipankar Saha said ALSO READ:Death by breath: In pollution fight not enough air quality stations in NCR However the air quality has not turned ‘severe’ yet as wind from the stubble-burning regions in Punjab and Haryanaare not entering the national capital as of now Saha said while last year’s post-Diwali spike was more episodic in nature this year the air quality had been consistently bad making the overall situation worse than 2016 RELATED REPORT:Pollution body bars generator sets for T20 The CPCB recorded an AQI (air quality index) of 351 which falls in the ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday On Monday it was 328 while the day before it was 338 A ‘very poor’ AQI comes with the warning that people maydevelop respiratory illness on prolonged exposure while exposure to ‘severe’ air affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing respiratory or cardiovascular diseases For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Srinagar | Published: October 8 2016 7:29 pm Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah Top News Expressing concern over cross-border shelling in Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday appealed India and Pakistan to take “effective measures” for restoration of peace along the borders in the state? Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Mandi on Saturday, witnessing adjournments after adjournments over the opposition uproar. taking the total number of such patients in the ongoing agitation in Kashmir to 713. It is a creation of the media. He said there has been “no real” cooperation for containing international terror.“Two things have gone wrong — either it (international cooperation) is not an antidote or there has not really been an international cooperation I belong to the school that believes in the second category” he said at a counter-terror conference organised by India Foundation a thinktank run by BJP general secretary Ram Madhav He underlined the need for cooperation among countries in the Indian Ocean Rim Association “Terrorism is not something that remained constant… 20 years ago we never talked about social media cyberspace or internet exposure” Doval said “They (terrorists) have evolved from one stage to another What al Qaida was in 1996 is entirely different from what Baghdadi IS or Daesh is today” He added that the world is facing the fourth generation of warfare “where the frontier will be civil society and the enemy will be from civil society…” The NSA referred to the long-pending Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism “India was the one that pioneered the draft (in 1996) It is pending on two issues One is the definition of terrorism There has been an insistence by a few countries that the cause at times justifies the ends and therefore if the end is justified then means should be condoned and it should not come under the category of terrorism… If we really have to fight terrorism we have to unite on both the means and ends and if the world is really serious about countering international terrorism it will have to come to a common definition of terrorism…” He continued “A terrorist from one country today cannot be extradited from another country except by the due process of law like a common criminal” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: June 14 2016 10:39 am The apex body for funding historical research agreed to provide Rs 5 lakh to R N Iyenger a professor at Jain University in Bengaluru to study the Garga-Jyotisha in its last council meeting held in March Related News The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) has approved the first research project in its effort to map the country’s ancient scientific achievements from the Vedic era to the 18th century The apex body for funding historical research agreed to provide Rs 5 lakh to R N Iyenger a professor at Jain University in Bengaluru to study the Garga-Jyotisha in its last council meeting held in March The minutes of the meeting a copy of which has been accessed by The Indian Express state that the grant has been sanctioned for two years Vriddha-Garga-Samhita also known as Garga-Jyotisha is an ancient text containing 8000 verses and 16000 lines of astronomical information which Iyenger claims could have influenced the mathematical astronomy of Aryabhata and other scholars from ancient India Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Speaking to The Indian Express Iyenger confirmed that ICHR has agreed to fund his study He said he was associated with the department of civil engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore for four decades where he spent time researching about earthquakes rainfall models and natural disasters from the Western perspective He said there is information available about these topics in ancient Sanskrit texts as well which is why he proposed to study them “My interest is in the intellectual traditions indigenous to Indian culture I am intrigued by the deep thinking and insight that should have led to patently Indian disciplines such as mathematics astronomy music logic grammar prosody medicine architectural-engineering water management and metallurgy” he said in an email Iyenger said he has published 20 research papers on similar themes including one on earthquakes in ancient India profile of natural disasters in ancient Sanskrit literature and description of rainfall variability in Brihat-Samhita of Varaha-Mihira “Vriddha-Garga-Samhita is a collection of astronomical information observational astronomy leading to mathematical calculations and natural sciences It has observations of planets periods of eclipses description of 26 comets which can give us an idea of ancient chronology It also has a chapter on rainfall measurements Most probably this tradition originated around 500 BC and could have influenced the mathematical astronomy of Aryabhata and other scholars in ancient India” he said India’s achievements in science and technology have been in focus ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi used examples from the Mahabharata and Ramayana to illustrate the country’s scientific temperament in ancient times The Indian Express first reported on October 3 2015 about the ICHR’s efforts under its new chairman Y S Rao to draft historians to study ancient literature — Vedas Puranas Dharmasastras Artha Sastra Vedanga Jyotisha Rasasastra and Vastu Sastra — to trace the country’s achievements in technical and scientific disciplines For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Karaikal | Published: October 13 2016 1:15 pm Top News In the backdrop of suicide of a school girl here following sexual assault Puducherry government would offer self defence training to school girls to prevent sexual assaul An eighth standard girl in Kilinjalmedu village here had committed suicide on Monday following sexual assault by a youth Based on the dying declaration by the girl one Dhanraj of the same locality was arrested the next day Chief Minister Narayanaswamy visited the parents of the girl last night and consoled them He also announced a solatium of Rs two lakh to the parents of the girl He also held a meeting with police officials of the district and discussed the steps to be taken to prevent violence against school girls Later talkking to reporters Narayanasamy said the government would offer self defence training to school girls to prevent sexual assaul He said he was concerned about the incidents of sexual assault on school girls adding the government would efforts to prevent occurance of such incidents For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Updated: August 19 2016 1:34 am Mohammed Nayeemuddin Top News Gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin who was shot dead on the outskirts of Hyderabad earlier this week had been planning to become a businessman and a politician To raise capital for the purpose Nayeemuddin was hurriedly striking land deals using threats coercion and extortion investigators have found While about 400 sale deeds and land title documents have been seized from his various houses and dens the police have also found evidence indicating that Nayeemuddin was desperate to enter politics He primarily wanted cash to contest the Assembly election from Bhongir his hometown in Nalgonda district and was trying to purchase stake in any new Telugu news channel “He was brazenly distributing cash and gifts to people in Bhongir town sponsoring cricket tournaments giving cricket kits distributing televisions sets to poor families He was trying to transform his image into a kind of messiah for the poor” an official said If his plan did not work out Nayeemuddin was prepared to leave the country and set up base in the Gulf or Malaysia sources said Nayeemuddin was gunned down in an alleged encounter on Monday A special investigation team (SIT) headed by IGP Nagi Reddy was formed to probe Nayeemuddin’s activities especially the land deals that are estimated to be worth hundreds of crores Nayeemuddin’s wife Haseena Begum has also been arrested for alleged involvement in the extortion racket Raids on Nayeemuddin’s houses have yielded sale deeds four foreign-made pistols and at least 2 kg gold ornaments Officials also found notes and jottings by Nayeemuddin regarding land deals on behalf of former Telugu Desam Party minister A Uma Madhava Reddy who hails from Bhongir Based on the notes officials suspect that Nayeemuddin helped Uma Reddy — widow of TDP leader Madhava Reddy — with some land deals Uma Reddy refuted the allegations “I have nothing to do with Nayeemuddin My family and I do not need to do any spurious or illegal land deals We were away from politics since 2004 Someone is trying to malign my family We have written to the CM for a judicial probe” she told The Indian Express One entry in a notebook which mentions the brother-in-law of a Congress leader is being investigated “We found dozens of SIMs and scores of mobile phones from the various houses of Nayeemuddin and we are analysing the call records” an SIT member said Investigators said Nayeemuddin signed memorandums of understanding with two real estate and construction companies to become a partner as owner of a part of the land Nayeemuddin also allegedly tried to get close to MLAs and MLCs from Nalgonda district in the hope of entering politics by contesting municipal ward elections However due to his Naxalite past and criminal activities the politicians apparently gave him the cold shoulder until they became targets of his threats An official said Nayeemudiin appeared to be planning to settle in the Gulf or Malaysia if his political ambitions did not fructify Officials found that he had procured fake identity proofs PAN and purchased a house in a fictitious name Watch Video: What’s making news The SIT is also investigating the role of some police officers including senior IPS officers who allegedly patronised Nayeemuddin Police are checking if figures mentioned in a notebook indicate monthly payments to police officers and lower-rung officials Contact numbers of police officers of Telangana Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have been found in some phones “As a former Naxalite he had many contacts in the police establishment He was an informer too We will investigate every angle’’ an officer said For all the latest India News 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