Updates from : The Hindu A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said that besides the CJI, the committee would include a senior most apex court judge or a high court judge, as the case may be, in the committee. The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of guidelines including setting up of a permanent committee led by the Chief Justice of India to accord senior designation to lawyers. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said that besides the CJI, the committee would include a senior most apex court judge or a high court judge, as the case may be, in the committee. The bench, also comprising Justices R.F Nariman and Navin Sinha, proposed setting up of a permanent secretariat which would collate all information of a candidate who would be consider...
The Hindu | February 19, 2017 23:39 IST| By Divya Gandhi American geneticist Mary-Claire King, who discovered that breast cancer can be inherited, talks of the road ahead for India In April 1975, a 29-year-old geneticist's research finding made it to the cover of Science, vastly advancing our understanding of evolution: she had found that the genetic sequences of chimpanzees and humans are 99% identical. Today, Mary-Claire King, Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, is better known for another key discovery: that breast cancer, which claims the lives of over 500,000 women around the world every year, can be inherited. She identified the gene BRCA1, which, when it mutates, leads to a lifetime risk of breast cancer of 80% and ovarian cancer of 50%. In an
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With the March 31 deadline for Non-Resident Indians to exchange demonetised currency notes approaching, there has been a sudden spurt in illegal currency exchange rackets in the city. In the last week alone, Central Crime Branch officials cracked down on three scams, arrested seven people and seized ₹8 crore from people attempting to exchange their hoarded cache of old ₹1,000 and ₹500 notes. The arrested were either trying to rope in NRIs or use chartered accountants to get rid of their old currency, a senior police officer said. In the most recent case, CCB officials on Tuesday arrested a 46-year-old man on Bull Temple Road, Shankarapuram, who was carrying old notes worth ₹3 crore. The accused, Nanjunada Malegowda, 46, a resident of Shantinagar, was waiting for his contact to exchan