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The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has sought a report from the Government for its lapses in providing creche facility for the children of women employees at Government offices.

The commission has asked for a reply by December 20 this year.

A notice in this regard has been served to the Women & Child Development Department and Mission Shakti by an OHRC Bench comprising Chairman Justice Bimal Prasad Das, Justice Raghubir Dash and member Asim Amitabh.

The notice refers to a ruling by the Supreme Court in which female workers (muster roll) of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi had moved the apex court in 2000.

A team of lawyers comprising Biswapriya Kanungo, Bijay Kumar Panda, Subhasish Panda, Golak Prasad Nayak, Subrat Mohapatra and Prakash Chandra Das has drawn the attention of the OHRC seeking an order to the WCD to ensure creche facility for the children of women employees engaged at Government workplaces, including the State Secretariat and the Toshali Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

As per the National Minimum Guidelines of the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, every establishment having 50 or more women employees should have facility of creche under the Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017.

However, the Odisha Government is yet to set up such facility for children of women employees at workplaces.

Not only in private organisations, but also in Government offices, no creche has been provided.

Space fans of New York City have a lot to look forward to on Saturday (Oct. 17), as the Explorers Club celebrates "Space Stories" with an all-day event.

The day begins with breakfast, followed by a presentation by Robert Pearlman, founder and editor of (and contributor). Next, John Elbon, chief operating officer for United Launch Alliance, will discuss his work with the Atlas, Delta, and Vulcan rocket families.

After a lunch break, three more speakers will take the stage. First, space artist Tim Gagnon, who has worked with space shuttle and space station crews to design mission badges.

The next speaker, Beth Moses, is the chief astronaut instructor at Virgin Galactic and will give her presentation just days after unveiling the company's new flight suit at an event held with Under Armour.

The day will wrap up with a presentation by Carlos Toros, a filmmaker who directed "First Light," a film about the Chandra X-ray Observatory to commemorate its 20th anniversary.

Tickets are still available for the event, which will be held at the Explorers Club New York City location.

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Justice Markandey katju-

Today, October 17th, is celebrated as Sir Syed Day, being the birthday of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

I regard Sir Syed as a British agent, like Gandhi, Jinnah, Savarkar, Tagore, Allama Iqbal, Bankim Chandra, Tilak, Aurobindo and many others. I have written an article on Sir Syed which is on my blog Satyam Bruyat titled ‘ An assessment of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan ‘. There I have given my reasons for calling Sir Syed a British agent, and I request everyone to carefully read what I have written before commenting on this post. I have written blogs on the others named above too on Satyam Bruyat.

Justice Markandey Katju

I regard all the above mentioned persons as British agents as they furthered the wicked British policy of divide and rule and the bogus two nation theory which led to that historical British swindle called the Partition of India in 1947–the greatest tragedy of our country in its 5000 year old known history ( see my article ‘The Truth about Pakistan’ and BN Pande’s speech ‘History in the service of Imperialism’ online, see also the Mission Statement and the 16 Addresses to the Indian Nation on ).

I regard as the real heroes of India to be Emperors Ashok and Akbar, Rana Pratap, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Tipu Sultan, Rani of Jhansi, Bhagat Singh, Surya Sen ( Masterda ), Chandrashekhar Azad, Bismil, Ashfaqulla, Khudiram Bose, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Faiz, Firaq, Subramania Bharathi, Manto, Josh, etc.

Despite this, I have a high opinion of AMU as a great center of higher learning, with its Alumni shining everywhere, whether in the field of science, engineering, mathematics, medicine or in the liberal arts, or as entrepreneurs.

NASA released a new video that reveals how supernova morphs and moves over 13 years.

Cassiopeia A, also called Cas A, as the debris field is already known, was generated after a star’s explosion in 1680, based on the space agency.

The shock waves in blue could be seen as they pulse via space in the information collected within 2000 and 2013 by NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

“As the blast wave travels outwards at speeds of about 11 million miles per hour, it encounters surrounding materials and slows down, generating a second shock wave,” Chandra mission personnel stated in a statement.

This “reverse shock,” the agency stated, “travels backward, similar to how a traffic jam travels backward from the scene of an accident on a highway.”

Based on, Cas A was the first object that Chandra noticed not long after it launched out to space on July 23, 1999.

NASA noted that other observations from Chandra through the years have proven among the elements essential for life in the explosion and have produced 3D models of the supernova remnant.