Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

Dacoities in Bengal.

Quite a number of dacoities are reported to have been committed in the province of Bengal last week. In Murshidabad one case is reported in the village of Kasior Police Station Mirzapur. In this case some 15 men entered the house of a woman named Sarada Bewa, tied her with …

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The Aligarh College Trouble

The committee of enquiry delivered its report on Monday evening [September 23] in Aligarh before a record number of trustees. Their decision was that Professor Krall’s resignation be accepted and that Mr. Towls, Principal, and Miss Beck, be asked to reconsider their resignations. The report is silent about other resignations. …

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The Mysterious Epidemic.

At a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Bombay Municipal Corporation this noon [September 25] consideration was given to the reappearance of the mysterious fever during the past few days in an acute and dangerous form. When the epidemic was raging a couple of months ago although it was …

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Talking films at every corner

Minutes after we watched Roma and interacted with its maker Alfonso Cuaron, the guy sitting in front of me at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto turned back and suddenly confessed to have wept copiously through the film. For the next 10 minutes we discussed what makes people cry …

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Editing our genes

Instead of snipping strands, they swapped DNA letters to correct Marfan Syndrome, an inherited disorder that affects connective tissue. Huang Xingxu, the lead author of the paper, which was published in Molecular Therapy , said it was done on 18 viable human embryos through in-vitro. Two of the embryos, however, …

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Language matters

The process of filing claims and objections by persons left out of the draft National Register of Citizens in Assam began on Tuesday, in an atmosphere fraught with uncertainty about the documentation needed and possible recourse for those who may ultimately not clear the final list. In the draft published …

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Voters’ choice

The Maldives turns the page onpre-election cynicism with a dramatic result The interim results of Sunday’s presidential election in the Maldives have given the joint opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih a resounding victory in the direct contest with the incumbent, Abdulla Yameen. The final results will be published by the …

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A change in the Maldives

Democracy is a strange leveller. In domestic politics it has a way of springing up surprises which few anticipate. Even in foreign relations, it can make crises disappear in the same manner in which it can create them. When most had assumed that a second term for Maldivian President Abdulla …

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A nationalism that’s anti-national

The recent outreach by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi seems to have succeeded in its principal objective: an image makeover for a niche audience. Thanks to an obsequious media and a commentariat ever willing to suspend disbelief, the event has yielded the soft, liberal gloss …

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