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Woman kills daughter after husband tries to rape her
Report dated 11/07/2012 @ 1:30 PM
According to a media report from Amritsar, a couple who were unable to have a child, adopted the daughter of the husband's brother.
The husband allegedly attempted to rape the seven-year-old child. The crime was subsequently reported to police by the wife and her husband was arrested.
The wife was rebuked by her in-laws for reporting the incident to police and bringing down the family name. The woman then attempted suicide by slashing her veins after killing the child with a sharp edged iron weapon.
She has now been booked for murder and attempted suicide.
Gujarat woman's backyard milking 'business' generates millions
Report dated 10/07/2012 @ 1:40 PM
Twelve years ago Ramilaben Govindbhai Patel registered herself as a primary milk producer at the village milk society and took a bank loan for five cross-bred cows. That was the simple start of the milking millionairess.
Her start as a backyard business in 2000 is now a full-fledged family business and now age 43, Ramilaben's dairy farm churns out 5.55 lakh litres of milk a year. She supplies milk to a dairy co-operative and has made Rs.1.10 crore in net profit in 2011-12.
Last year she and her husband Govindbhai visited Israel to finalise plans to set up a calf-rearing farm alongside a fully computerized 'tabela', that will adopt Israeli technology, at a cost of Rs.1 crore.
Ramilaben is an inspiration to other women in Gujarat who are the backbone of the dairy industry, as over 2000 milk societies are run by women whose contribution to productivity of the dairy sector is invaluable, said the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation that markets the world renowned brand Amul.
Bihar to spend in 5 years what Gujarat did in 50 !
Report dated 09/07/2012 @ 1:02 PM
Bihar's Planning Commission's ambitious growth agenda shows it is planning an outlay for the12th five-year (2012-17) plan of Rs.2.69 lakh crore, a sum that is more than fast growing Gujarat has spent in the last 50 years. It's projected expenditure in the next five years will also be the third highest among all states, next only to Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Currently states are engaged with the Planning Commission for approval of their outlays for the 12th five-year plan in which they project their expenditure and how they will raise the resources, estimated borrowing and demand for central contribution.
Bihar has promised to fund a major part of its expenditure through its own resources as well borrowings and central contribution.
Bihar is banking on a rainbow revolution, aiming at a 7% increase in agricultural production and a continued focus on infrastructure and industrialization. Plans exist for a Metro network for Patna and a new airport.
India's ignored super-scientists
Report dated 09/07/2012 @ 12:58 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.
Residents attack police in 'rape village' after crusader killed
Report dated 08/07/2012 @ 1:41 PM
Hundreds of Sutia residents attacked police and blocked roads near Kolkata to protest the murder of Mastermoshai Barun Biswas, a schoolteacher who had saved the area from a gang of rapists 10 years ago. He was shot dead by three men on a bike at a railway station as hundreds watched in horror. Some 40,000 people turned up at the funeral of the crusader.
Sutia residents are angry with police for not protecting Barun despite several earlier attempts on his life. Locals believe Barun was murdered by gangsters who were jailed or forced underground because of his crusade against the rapes that in 2000-2003 were a daily affair, during which teens were raped in front of their mothers, wives in front of husbands and mothers in front of children in a strategy to terrorise the population. Even police did not dare to interfere at the time, till Barun 25, led a campaign that ended the reign of the rapists.