forensic science

TV show ‘CID’ could soon be a film


May 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Indian television's longest running detective show "CID" might soon be a film, says producer B.P. Singh, promising more action, a unique storyline and different styling with ... Read more...

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Formalim leak forces evacuation of hospital


March 27th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 27 (IANS) Fire services personnel were forced to evacuate the entire forensic science department at Goa's only Medical College after nearly 5,000 litres of formalin leaked from the ... Read more...

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Cash-for-vote: Police likely to file another charge sheet


February 10th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Delhi Police Friday told a court hearing the cash-for-vote case that they are likely to file another charge sheet soon."We may file another charge ... Read more...

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Corruption is like computer virus: Himachal chief justice


November 12th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Kurian Joseph Saturday said corruption is like a computer virus and there is a need for "coordination among investigating agencies ... Read more...

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Forensic student reconstructs Stone Age boy’s face


October 21st, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) A forensic science student has successfully reconstructed the face of a Stone Age boy who lived outside Stavanger in Norway around 7,500 years ago.Jenny Barber, a ... Read more...

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Fertiliser bomb fears persist despite ammonium nitrate ban


August 9th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India has banned the open sale of ammonium nitrate, found to have been used most recently in the Mumbai triple explosions, but experts are concerned ... Read more...

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Women guides on jungle trails in Madhya Pradesh


May 31st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 31 (IANS) In a unique initiative, Madhya Pradesh plans to train and employ rural women as guides for tourists in the Kanha National Park in the state.Thanks to ... Read more...

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Laser beaming a hair can reveal breakfast details


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) A new laser can tell what you had for breakfast by beaming on one of your hairs, a study says.Researchers can even tell where a person ... Read more...

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New laser beam can tell what person had for breakfast by analysing single hair


April 29th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new laser that can tell what a person has eaten for breakfast by just analysing a single strand of hair.The beam gives unprecedented sensitivity ... Read more...

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Overweight people really are big-boned


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A new study from North Carolina State University have found that the weight of a person may have an effect on that person's bones.One of the blind spots ... Read more...

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31 convicted, 63 acquitted for Godhra train burning (Roundup)


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
By R.K. Misra Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) A fast track court here Tuesday convicted 31 people for hatching a conspiracy to burn the Sabarmati Express train in Godhra in Gujarat in 2002, ... Read more...

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Scot scientists pull fingerprints from fabrics


January 31st, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Scottish scientists have pioneered a new technique that could help solve more serious crimes and change the face of forensics forever.For the first time, fingerprints can now be ... Read more...

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Indian police torture, says US cable


December 18th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian security agencies torture prisoners to extract information, partly because forensic science is weak in the country, says a leaked US embassy diplomatic cable.India is weak in ... Read more...

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Sarah Legg overjoyed to get rare 50p coin


December 16th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British student couldn’t believe her luck when she was given a rare 50 pence coin. The coin has next year’s date on it and it is ... Read more...

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Couple find their dead son’s brain on display


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) A couple in the US who shocking discovered that their dead son's brain was put up on display at a mortuary are suing the medical examiner, it was ... Read more...

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Second oldest after Scotland Yard, forensic lab loses identity (With Image)


August 26th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) A British-era laboratory here has lost its pride of place as the world's second oldest forensic institution after Scotland Yard, with the central government deciding ... Read more...

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Goa minister’s son could be questioned in drugs case


July 16th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) The Goa police chief Friday did not rule out questioning the home minister's son in connection with investigations into the drug mafia's nexus with senior policemen and politicians. ... Read more...

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Survey to come up with “Depravity Scale” for crimes


July 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): American researchers have kicked off a project that aims to standardise the degree of a crime's depravity. The initiative will also try to assign a clearer definition to ... Read more...

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Bones degrade, fracture differently under certain environmental conditions


May 16th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Bones degrade and fracture differently under certain environmental conditions like sun, shade or in water, concludes a new Baylor University study.The Baylor study also found that some postmortem ... Read more...

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Indian-origin Brit student’s new method can help find tiny traces of drugs


May 5th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): A science student of Indian-origin in the UK has come up with a novel way to find tiny, previously undetected, traces of cocaine on surfaces.The research, carried out ... Read more...

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Centre to send DNA Bank Bill to states for comments


April 29th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The Government on Thursday said that the proposed DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) Data Bank bill would be sent to all States for their views.Relying to a question ... Read more...

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India to set up DNA data banks


April 29th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) India will set up several DNA data banks at the national and state levels to strengthen forensic investigation, Science and Technology Minister Prithviraj Chavan told parliament Thursday. A ... Read more...

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Forensic, security experts meet in Gujarat Tuesday


April 26th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 26 (IANS) A four-day meeting of forensic and security experts from SAARC countries organised with the help of the Interpol headquarters, France and the Gujarat Forensic Science University will ... Read more...

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Police defuse third bomb found in Bangalore stadium


April 17th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Apr 17 (ANI): The third bomb found hear near gate number eight of M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday evening was defused by police.Bomb diffusion squads, which present on the site, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram insists India will have access to Headley


March 24th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday (GMT) refuted the media reports that US has denied India access to question Lashkar operative David Headley.Addressing the media at ... Read more...

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Chidambaram proposes bifurcation of home ministry


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday mooted the idea of bifurcating the ministry, considering its numerous functions, and said a division was inevitable. "I am clear in my ... Read more...

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Novel infrared technique to identify hidden tattoos


December 14th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Tattoos are often considered an important lead during criminal investigations, however it can easily be changed or updated. Now, scientists have come up with a novel infrared technique ... Read more...

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Government’s stand sought on compulsory DNA tests of unidentified corpses


November 16th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday sought the central government's stand on a lawsuit seeking compulsory DNA profiling of thousands of unidentified dead persons recovered annually across India. A bench ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bombing case reopened


October 25th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 25 (ANI): UK authorities have launched a fresh investigation into the Lockerbie bombing, which includes a review of all the forensic evidence available.In an email sent by the Crown ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh probing Hindu seer’s self-immolation


October 15th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 15 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has ordered an enquiry into an alleged "agni samadhi" (self-immolation) by a Hindu seer who succumbed to burn injuries in Morena district, even as ... Read more...

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Centre releases 1,158 crore to state for police modernisation


September 27th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): The Union Government has released Rs 1,158 crore in the last fiscal, for the modernisation of the state police forces.The bulk of this money has been given ... Read more...

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Moily proposes large-scale changes in anti-corruption law


September 13th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Responding to Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan's proposal, Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily Sunday said there should be no need of prior approval to prosecute corrupt ... Read more...

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Texas Slewed Innocent Todd Willingham ?


September 5th, 2009 - 2:25 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar It comes as a shock that Todd Willingham, the prime accused, in the December 23rd 1991 killings of his 1 year old twins Karmon and Kameron, and 2 year old ... Read more...

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Oz swine flu death toll rises to 95


August 11th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Aug.11 (ANI): With two more swine flu-related deaths recorded in Queensland and three in Western Australia, health authorities said on Tuesday that the national death toll from the epidemic has ... Read more...

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Kashmir government asked to give monetary relief to Anara Gupta


July 17th, 2009 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday asked the Kashmir government to give monetary relief to former Miss Jammu Anara Gupta for the humiliation she had to ... Read more...

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