Monthly archives: June 2018

Uganda tells its citizens to pay daily tax if they want to gossip on Facebook and Twitter

Uganda’s parliament on Friday passed a law to impose a controversial tax on the people using social media platforms. The tax imposes a daily fee of 200 shillings (Rs 3.55 approximately) to be levied on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and Skype and Twitter. While this tax might seem insignificant to most users, it is a significant number as per Uganda’s economy. For reference, according to […]

Sai Baba's love for humanity

Sai Baba was a gentle and compassionate man. He was always ready and willing to help those who were in need.The sick and ailing would always turn to him and he would do his best to help them get better. He gently tended a leper’s sores and nursed him till he got better while the rest of the people from the village hesitated to go near him. Sai led a […]

Blue tea can help you look young, stay healthy and fight depression

While a lot is known about green tea and black tea, there are not many who know about the benefits of blue tea. This variant is tasty and has plenty of health benefits as well. Kausshal Dugarr, founder and CEO of Teabox.com, and Tea expert Rishav Kanoi, founder of The Tea Trove, list some health benefits of blue tea: Antioxidant properties: One of the benefits of drinking blue tea is […]

No forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every year, says Maneka Gandhi

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said there was no forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every year as the country’s laboratories lacked the capacity. “We have found that the weakest part of crime detection is forensic,” she said while announcing a plan to strengthen the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Chandigarh. Her ministry and the Home Ministry are starting with the CFSL in Chandigarh […]

Japan killed 330 whales for 'research' in 2017/18, 122 were pregnant: Report

Japan reported killed at least 333 minke whales in 2017/18 for research-related purposes, according to a report released by the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Of these, 122 were reportedly pregnant when they were hunted down. The IWC has said that two vessels were fitted with whaling canons, which fire spears at high velocity, and sent out to hunt whales. It is alleged that the canons were also equipped with grenades. […]