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Deserted wife denied rights after in-laws disown NRI son
Report dated 10/07/2012 @ 1:36 PM
A Punjab woman whose husband left for the USA, decided to get her rights to maintenance and residence enforced by filing a case against her in-laws in India, but was told by her father-in-law that he had disowned the son who has now been adopted by an American couple.
A trial court ordered the father to allow his daughter-in-law to live in their house and pay her an interim maintenance, which the high court upheld. However the Supreme Court set aside the order with regard to her right to residence calling it premature as the son has no share in the house.
The deserted bride will continue to be paid maintenance of Rs.3000 a month and will now have to prove that her husband had a right to the residential property.
Masala Dosa is one of '10 dishes to try before you die' !
Report dated 10/07/2012 @ 1:36 PM
The famous South Indian Masala Dosa is on the list of '10 foods to try before you die', compiled by the US' Huffington Post.
The list includes dishes from around the world including the Masala Dosa, Peking Duck from China, BBQ Ribs from the US, Teppanyaki from Japan, France's Escargots, Moussaka from Greece, Zucchini Flowers from Italy, Seafood Curry Laksa from Malaysia, Som Tam from Thailand and Pavlova from Australia-New Zealand.
The Masala Dosa is described as "the plate-covering paper thin pancake made from rice and lentils and cooked to lacy perfection on a hot griddle. Its more-ish flavour is a spiced concoction of mashed cooked potatoes and fried onions, served with a liberal dose of garlicky chutney.
India's ignored super-scientists
Report dated 09/07/2012 @ 1:00 PM
As the world celebrates the Higgs part of the Higgs boson or God particle, the Bose part of the boson is largely ignored and obscure.
Higgs was named for Peter Higgs, the English theoretical physicist who predicted the existence of such a particle in the early 1960. Bose is part of the boson, named after Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose who worked with Albert Einstein to come up with the Bose-Einstein statistics and condensate theory. Now thanks to some reports in the wake of the Higgs boson discovery, S N Bose is being introduced to his compatriots 38 years after his death.
A number of Indian scientists have similarly been ignored by the scientific fraternity and governments.
Among these super-scientists are the late physicist G N Ramachandran whose triplehelix structure of collagen is a classic discovery, just one among his several great contributions to biology. Then there is E. Premkumar Reddy, director of experimental cancer therapeutics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who has made seminal discoveries of oncogenes that gave a clear understanding of the molecular basis of cancer.
In suggesting a solution to the silence of India's scientist geniuses, one scientist feels it is better sometimes that government does nothing as it has no clear-cut policy to promote science and scientists in India.
'Kerala NRIs should ignore visiting politicians'
Report dated 09/07/2012 @ 12:58 PM
The Kerala Association of Travel Agents (KATA) asked the Kerala diaspora in the Gulf and Middle East to ignore political leaders who visit there to meet them, as they have not been of any help in lowering the prevailing sky high air fares.
The KATA president KV Muraleedharan said these leaders from various political parties receive gifts and collect money for their activities back in the home state, but do nothing to work towards lowering the ever-increasing airfares. He mentioned an example of a one-way fare to Jeddah that is almost as high as a return fare from Kerala to the US.
The hike in air fares was attributed to the recently concluded two month strike of Air India pilots, all the same, the state government needs to put pressure on the central government to see that Air India, that has several jumbo jet aircraft, operate with a reasonable fare to clear the rush.
UK may reverse policy on student visas
Report dated 09/07/2012 @ 12:56 PM
As UK education and industry leaders petitioned PM David Cameron with figures that showed international students bring 8 billion pounds to the British economy annually, Cameron confirmed he is definitely considering a change of policy and remove international students from official immigration figures.
Some universities reported a fall in applications from India. Students comprise the largest category of migrants to UK.
Immigration minister Damian Green however has been using falling numbers of student visas granted in 2012 as evidence the Cameron government is on course to deliver its election pledge to reduce net immigration from hundreds of thousands to tens of thousands. Green has rejected arguments that international students should not be counted in net immigration figures as most return to their countries at the end of their studies.
Due to the curbs many international students have been deterred from considering Britain as a destination to study. One of the changes that has reportedly put off Indian students, is the closure of the post-study work visa that allowed self-financing students to recover some of the cost of studying there by working for two years after the end of their course.