Scientists at IIT Kharagpur, along with a team of researchers from South Korea, have devised a self-powered, piezoelectric nanogenerator that can harvest green energy from various mechanical and biomechanical motions.
West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had announced that his party intended to unite all non-TMC, non-BJP parties in the state. He said a decision had been taken after a meeting with all Congress MLAs and district leaders.
The disbursement is pursuant to a Supreme Court order passed last month that directed four states — Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal — to ensure that payment is made to workers in their tea gardens.
Former Manipur Chief Minister and CLP leader Okram Ibobi Singh has sought an appointment with the Manipur Governor on Friday to demand the dissolution of the present government based on the developments which has taken place in Karnataka.
The State Election Commission has said that every polling booth will have an armed police personnel along with a constable on Monday. The Trinamool Congress has won 34 per cent of the seats uncontested, a figure large enough to invite the Supreme Court ire, which has withheld announcement of their results.
The clashes that followed at Mohammad Bazaar were recorded, and have since gone viral on social media. The villagers clashed with TMC workers and police. Thousands of them descended on Mohammad Bazaar with lathis and large rocks.
“We are being harassed because we are their (TMC’s) biggest threat right now,” claimed Pankaj Sardar, 37, a BJP supporter and a first-time aspirant for panchayat polls. “If we were allowed to contest, we would have won all seats.”
The ongoing ceasework by over 5,000 advocates demanding that the Centre address the shortage of judges at Calcutta High Court sheds light on an issue plaguing the judiciary for several years now. Unresolved, it has now led to the court functioning with less than 50 per cent of its sanctioned strength of judges
Under the programme, a dominant female elephant will be identified. “After she is tranquilised, we will put a radio collar on her. She will then be released back to her herd. The radio will send a signal to a satellite which will enable us to track the movement of the herd," a wildlife official said.
Sabir Ahmed, a researcher involved in the study, says: “Apart from the obvious benefits... we were very surprised to find some unexpected effects. Because the scheme is one of universal coverage, it has created a feeling of inclusiveness and solidarity — irrespective of community.