From NATO to the Brazilian police, security forces across the world are increasingly arming themselves with non-lethal weapons that cause minimal injury with zero loss of life. The sophisticated technology behind these weapons allows a police officer or a soldier to direct energy that causes intolerable heat sensation but the subject, after being neutralized, is back on the feet in 10 minutes.
With the objective to push the Centre to pass the pending Jan Lokpal bill, anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has announced that he will launch a fresh agitation for the bill from Delhi's Ramlila ground in October-November during the time when Delhi goes to polls to elect a new assembly whose term expires on December 18, 2013.
Hours before India's Defense Minister was to arrive in Beijing to discuss bi-lateral issues, Maj Gen Luo Yuan of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) launched a diplomatic hand grenade in the general direction of New Delhi's South Block. In a ritual that's become a pattern in Indo-China relations and visits, Yuan asked India to desist calling China a 'military threat' and stop troop deployment in border areas. Uday Bhaskar, the respected Defense expert has said that India should wait for the visit to be over and then decide its course of action.
Results of a survey of 11,000 Internet users in nine countries over the last 10 months indicates that more people are willing to pay to read online news, and they also expect that in the future news on the internet will not be free, and they will most likely pay for the service.