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  • Law in Motion -5
    Classification of Offences Having briefly seen the outlines of law and how to report to the police, it would be pertinent to look at a simplistic but legal classification of offences. There are various methods of classification of offences: 1.    Offences under Local Laws 2.    Offences under Special Laws 3.    Classification based on seriousness of the offences - Cognizability 4.    Classification onthe basis of bail
  • Today in History August 23
    Reuters Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 23: 1926 - The Italian-born American film actor Rudolph Valentino died aged 31. Idolised by women as the first "Latin lover" of the silver screen, he starred in films such as "The Sheik", "Blood and Sand" and "The Eagle". 1939 - Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact, leaving the way open for the German invasion of Poland and the start of World W
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - August 22
    Reuters Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 22: 1910 - Korea was annexed by Japan after five years as a protectorate. 1922 - Irish politician and Sinn Fein leader Michael Collins was killed in an ambush by Irish opponents. He was one of the signatories of the 1921 Anglo-Irish treaty. 1973 - Henry Kissinger was named U.S. Secretary of State. 1978 - President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya died in his 80s. His exact date of birth was never firmly esta
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - August 21
    Reuters Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 21: 1911 - Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris by an Italian waiter, Vicenzo Perruggia. It was recovered in 1913. 1944 - Representatives of the United States, Britain, Russia and China met at Dumbarton Oaks near Washington to plan the formation of the United Nations. 1982 - King Sobhuza II of Swaziland died aged 83. He had been on the throne since 1921
  • TODAY in HISTORY: August 20
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Aug 20 1960: USSR recovers 2 dogs, Belka and Strelka, the first animals to be launched into orbit and returned alive (Sputnik 5). 1961: East Germany begins erecting a wall along western border to replace barbed wire put up Aug 13; US 1st Battle Group, 18th Infantry Division arrives in West Berlin. 1964: US President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 bil
  • Law in Motion- 4
    Rupin Sharma, IPS The General Diary (GD) or Station Diary or Roznaamcha – Cross References The Section 44 of Indian Police Act (1861), is the legal basis of the General Diary or Station Diary. Section 44 Police- officers to keep diary.— It shall be the duty of every officer in charge of a police-station to keep a general diary in such form shall, from time to time, be prescribed by the State Government and to record therein all complaints and charges preferred, th
  • Law in Motion- 4
    Rupin Sharma, IPS The General Diary (GD) or Station Diary or Roznaamcha – Cross References The Section 44 of Indian Police Act (1861), is the legal basis of the General Diary or Station Diary. Section 44 Police- officers to keep diary.— It shall be the duty of every officer in charge of a police-station to keep a general diary in such form shall, from time to time, be prescribed by the State Government and to record therein all complaints and charges preferred, th
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - August 19
    Reuters  Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 19: 1929 - The Russian ballet impresario and director Sergei Diaghilev died. His Ballets Russes produced such masterpieces as Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" and "Firebird". 1934 - Voting in Germany decides Adolf Hitler as Fuhrer. 1936 - The Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca was shot dead by Fascists early in the Civil War. 1944 - Sir Henry Wood, British c
  • Nagas in a Changing World
    Atola Longkumer Bangalore What follows is an adapted version of an earlier reflection shared on the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Naga Student Union Bangalore (NSUB). Bangalore has tremendously changed in every aspect of life, not least in the exponential population growth and the entrepreneurial initiatives especially in the IT sector. The history and experience of Nagas in the city is not different. We have seen growth in numbers and we note the excellent talents partici
  • Today in History: August 18
    Reuters Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 18: 1932 - Scottish aviator Jim Mollison made the first transatlantic solo flight from east to west – from Portmarnock, Ireland, to Pennfield, Canada. 1999 - World's first giant panda triplets are born. 2002 - Pope John Paul II, addressing some 2.7 million people, his largest crowd ever in Poland, warned that the new millennium was threatened by an onslaught of evil. 2003 - Ma Le Hua of C
  • Law in Motion -3
    Rupin Sharma IPS  The General Diary (GD) or Station Diary or Roznaamcha-1 A number of States have State Police Rules and Manuals. Rules take precedence over manuals. Manuals are usually internal instructions for guidance – a virtual ‘best practices’ or ‘standard operating procedures’ (SOPs). Sometimes, however, the two are used inter-changeably, which is not legally a correct thing to do.  Thus while a violation of ‘police ru
  • TODAY in HISTORY: August 17
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 17 1812: Napoleon Bonaparte's army defeats the Russians at the Battle of Smolensk during the Russian retreat to Moscow. 1833: The first steam ship to cross the Atlantic entirely on its own power, the Canadian ship Royal William, begins her journey from Nova Scotia to The Isle of Wight. 1863: Union gunboats attack Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, for the first time. 1942: Marine Raiders attack
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - August 16
    Reuters Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 16: 1600s - Annual bareback horse race in Siena's central square, dating back to the 1600s. 1948 - American baseball player George Herman (Babe) Ruth died in New York City. 1949 - U.S. journalist-author Margaret Mitchell died. She wrote only one novel -- "Gone with the Wind". 1960 - Cyprus became an independent republic, with Archbishop Makarios as its first president. 1977 - Elvis
  • TODAY in HISTORY: August 14
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 15 1261: Constantinople falls to Michael VIII of Nicea and his army. 1385: John of Portugal defeats John of Castile at the Battle of Aljubarrota. 1598: Hugh O'Neill, the Earl of Tyrone, leads an Irish force to victory over the British at Battle of Yellow Ford. 1760: Frederick II defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Liegnitz. 1864: The Confederate raider Tallahassee captures six Federal ships off New
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - August 14
    Reuters  Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 14: 1900 - The Boxer Rebellion, a peasant uprising aimed at forcing all foreigners from China, was finally defeated when an international force captured Peking (now Beijing). 1945 - Japan accepted the Allies' terms of unconditional surrender, ending World War Two. 1949 - Konrad Adenauer was appointed first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. 1988 - Enzo Ferrari, Italian racing
  • Hand sanitizers - Its quality and availability
    Dr T Tiakaba Jamir Chemistry Department, Kohima Science College, Jotsoma With the increasing number of covid-19 infected cases and in the absence of vaccine, maintaining proper hand hygiene at all time become one of the basic measures to prevent and to fight against the virus. And to achieve this, use of alcohol based hand sanitizers has become one of the important components. Quality hand sanitizers and its availability in the market at a reasonable rate are very essential for the
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - August 13
    Reuters Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 13: 1910 - Florence Nightingale, British nurse in the Crimean War, died. 1912 - Jules Massenet, French composer of the operas "Werther" and "Manon", died. 1920 - British golfer Edward Ray wins U.S. Open, becoming the tournament's oldest champion. 1961 - The border between East and West Berlin was closed at the Brandenburg Gate, heralding construction of the Berlin Wall. 1
  • Law in Motion - 2
    Rupin Sharma IPS  In the first piece, I had tried to explain the basic structure of Indian law in criminal matters. However, one thing that wasn’t elucidated there was the hierarchy of laws. The hierarchy of laws starts from the Indian Constitution at the top, the Central Laws i.e.., the laws enacted by the Parliament and the State Specific Laws.  Almost all laws provide for the Central Government and the State Governments to make ‘bye-laws’ and/or &ls
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - August 12
    Reuters Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 12: 1922 - Arthur Griffith, first president of the Irish Republic and a founder of Sinn Fein, died. 1955 - German novelist Thomas Mann died; best known for "Death in Venice" and "The Magic Mountain". 1964 - Ian Fleming, English author and creator of the spy character James Bond, died. 1982 - U.S. actor Henry Fonda died aged 77. He appeared in "Young Mr Lincoln", "
  • Happy Hormones
    Morotsung Longchar Kohima Mental Health is a very important aspect of a healthy life. But what actually does Mental Health mean? Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioural, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of a mental disorder. Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health. However, this link also works in the other direction. Fa