Month: October 2017

Papua New Guinea skull may belong to ‘world’s oldest tsunami victim’: scientists

Papua New Guinea skull may belong to ‘world’s oldest tsunami victim’: scientists

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Updates from : The Hindu : The partially preserved Aitape Skull was discovered nearly 90 years ago by Australian geologist Paul Hossfeld Scientists have identified what may be the world’s oldest tsunami victim by analysing a 6,000-year-old human skull that was discovered in Papua New Guinea in 1929. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that the region has experienced repeated catastrophic tsunamis that have caused death and destruction throughout history. “We have discovered that the place where the Aitape Skull was unearthed was a coastal lagoon that was inundated by a large tsunami about 6,000 years ago, similar to the one that struck nearby with such devastating effect in 1998, killing more than 2,000 people,” said James Goff, a scientist at University of New
Cyber crime hubs of Jharkhand’s Jamtara district

Cyber crime hubs of Jharkhand’s Jamtara district

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Updates from : The Hindu : Karmatar, a small town, has slowly emerged as the epicentre of cybercrime in the country. Many of its ''vishing'' experts have never left town, but their reach spans the nation The quiet railway station in the heart of Karmatar draws its name from one of the country’s greatest social reformers, but today hardly anyone seems to be aware of the connection of this place to Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. Only a few hundred metres from the Vidyasagar railway station is the place where he lived for 18 years, taught girls in a thatched school, and distributed medicines from a home clinic. Some of the articles used by him are still lying here but the place, which should have been a tourist destination, does not get any visitors these days. Instead, this nondescript litt
Congress, BJP kick-start process to pick contestants for Gujarat battle

Congress, BJP kick-start process to pick contestants for Gujarat battle

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Updates from : The Hindu : BJP board has been holding meetings in Ahmedabad; Cong. screening committee meets in Delhi With the announcement of poll schedule for the Gujarat Assembly polls, both the BJP and the Congress have begun an elaborate exercise for candidate section. The BJP’s State parliamentary board has been holding meetings in Ahmedabad to discuss potential candidates. The board will make a panel of two candidates for each seat and then the final decision will be taken by the national parliamentary board. “The State parliamentary board will continue to meet till October 27,” a party leader said. BJP president Amit Shah is also attending all meetings of the State parliamentary board. In the Congress, its screening committee has been meeting in Delhi to discuss the n
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