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Asteroid Apophis may strike Earth in 2068: Scientists

In Pic :A simulation of asteroid 2012 DA14 approaching from the south as it passes through the Earth-moon system on Feb. 15, 2013. The 150-foot object will pass within 17,000 miles of the Earth. AP/NASA/JPL-Caltech. A 325-meter asteroid that will safely fly by the Earth in 2029 and 2036, may strike the planet in the year 2068, scientists have warned. However, the chances of 99942 Apophis striking the Earth are […]

Ramdev follows Kejriwal, announces political outfit

Four months after Arvind Kejriwal announced his Aam Aadmi Party, yoga guru Ramdev followed suit. On Wednesday, Ramdev announced he was forming a political outfit. Its name and coalition possibilities would be announced within two months  Ramdev said the party’s focus would be on fighting corruption and bringing back black money stashed in foreign banks. But it would also “work towards” forming the government in the Centre.   Declaring he has […]

Aamir Khan blames patriarchal mindset for gender inequality

Amir Khan who interacted with students at a girl’s college with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron in the national capital, said most of the queries from the young women were related to the low status of women in society and how they can best use their education. “The patriarchal thinking is to blame for the status of women in society. We are all born with it. The feeling that […]

India’s largest Muslim ghetto gets first corporation school

Drinking water eludes Juhapura even six years after it was brought under the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, but India’s largest Muslim ghetto in the suburbs of the Gujarat capital is about to get its first corporation school. The announcement was made on February 17 in the 2013-14 corporation budget. The building of the primary school is to come up in Sankalitnagar and it will be functional within a year, said AMC […]