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NPRD to send sipper to Taloja jail for Stan Swamy, urges other disability rights organisations to do the same

Father Swamy is a person living with Parkinson’s disease, which is a condition recognised as disabling as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the NRPD said Tribal activist Stan Swamy’s painful wait for a sipper cannot be tolerated any longer, said a prominent disability rights organisation that is planning to send the […]

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New species of burrowing frog named after Bengaluru

Sphaerotheca Bengaluru is being named after the city to highlight the lacunae in documentation of amphibians from non-forested areas and to restore frog habitats in Bengaluru. A group of researchers documenting “Amphibians in the Deccan Plateau parts of Karnataka” encountered a new species of frog and published the findings in a journal. This new species […]

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Morning Digest: NIA claims progress in 26/11 terror accused Tahawwur Rana extradition plan, fresh low pressure area may bring rain to TN on Dec. 1, and more –

A select list of stories to read before you start your day. There was some “progress” in the extradition proceedings of Tahawwur Rana, key accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, a senior NIA official said on Friday, even though a U.S court postponed the extradition hearing to February 12, 2021. The hearings were earlier […]

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Rain in parts of Bhadradri district

Many parts of Aswaraopeta and Dammapeta mandals bordering Andhra Pradesh and other areas e in the tribal-dominated district received light to moderate rainfall under the impact of the cyclone Nivar on Friday. The unseasonal rain left paddy growers anxious about its impact on the paddy yield at the harvesting stage. The two border mandals — […]

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Decrease in detection of HIV cases in DK this year

Like other diseases, there is significant decrease in detection of Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases in Dakshina Kannada following COVID-19 and its restrictions, said District Health and Family Welfare Officer Ramachandra Bayeri here on Friday. Speaking with reporters, Dr. Bayeri said the decrease is because of low turn out of people to the Out […]

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MIT team bags gold at iGEM 2020

Manipal BioMachines (MBM), a synthetic biology research team from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, bagged the gold medal on its first attempt at the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM 2020). The result was announced at the iGEM Giant Jamboree, hosted virtually from November 13 to 23. The iGEM Foundation is […]