Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

This week, India announced it had approved net neutrality rules that many experts actually called the strongest in the world. On the face of it, this is one thing that the Modi government can be credited for. Despite its image of being overly corporate and business-friendly, the current dispensation has actually done something that should […]

Catholic priests undergo trial by Media for Malankara rite ‘scandal’

Catholic priests undergo trial by Media for Malankara rite ‘scandal’

A few TV channels in India have started a media trial of five priests belonging to the Orthodox Syrian rite, who have been accused of blackmailing a woman for sex. Amid the noise, and the sensation of finally finding some Christian ‘Wolves in Sheep’s clothing preying upon their Flock’, as usual, most TV channels aren’t […]

Electoral rolls revision in Sikkim

Electoral rolls revision in Sikkim

GANGTOK, June 6 – Sikkim’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) R Telang today directed all booth-level officers (BLOs) to carry out ‘a 100 percent house-to-house verification of voters in the State. He issued the specific direction to all BLOs at a meeting through video conferencing with all District Election Officers (DEOs) to review the progress on […]

Innovation Mission will fire up students in every District

Innovation Mission will fire up students in every District

What us an ATL? The full form is Atal Tinkering lab. Atal Tinkering Labs are innovation play workspaces for students between grade 8 to 12, stimulating innovations combining science and technology. Their aim is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in schools, universities and industry. Named after former prime minister Artal Behari Vajpayee, these labs are […]

MGC University, Bihar gets 10 percent land: Happy!

MGC University, Bihar  gets 10 percent land: Happy!

Motihari (Bihar): Mahatma Gandhi Central University of Bihar, now running out of a makeshift campus located on the premises of Zila school is set to get 33 acres for its ‘permanent campus’. It is only about 10 percent of what is needed.  According to the original plan, the university is to  be given 302 acres […]

A Pastoral Ministry of Applause ?

A Pastoral Ministry of Applause ?

The Sunday before Pentecost is observed as World Communication Sunday in Catholic Churches. Today, May 13, is the 52nd World Communication Day. This Sunday also happens to be the second Sunday of May, which is also popularly called ‘Mothers’ Day’. Mothers are supposedly good communicators (and so are Mothers-in-Law, I hear), so this is a very […]

Kids in water to protest school merger

Kids in water to protest school merger

Dhanbad: The new policy of ‘merging’ government schools by the state government forced school kids to protest by standing waist deep in water, reports a local daily. some 47 students from a primary school are protesting the government decision to merge their school with another, a middle school three kilometres away. The proposed school lacks basic […]

Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

SHILLONG:  A new ‘Citizenship (Amendment) Bill based on religion undermines the secular fabric of India, say several groups in the North east. In Shillong, the issue has stirred up several indigenous groups. They have strongly opposed the move of the Centre to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities […]

Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

A month earlier, the Central body of Bharatiya Janata Party were all praise for the Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb. The party had even compared him of having the charisma of Bollywood actor, but due to his controversial remarks back to back within the first month of his government, has compelled the Prime Minister, […]

Patna Police vs Red Light Runners

Patna Police vs Red Light Runners

Patna: The police traffic department is pulling up its socks. Red light violators in Patna will now be spotted on specially made cameras, and e-challans sent to their registered addresses. The transport department on Sunday also took a decision to roll out the drive to issue e-challan against those who jump signals and the zebra […]

Here’s why Overload is over-Costly

Here’s why Overload is over-Costly

Sir, Public transportation is an important part of the nation’s economy. Rickshaws are mode of human powered transport and it is referred to as a runner drawn two wheeled cart which seats 1 to 2 person. Rickshaw pullers in Patna are migrants from different parts of Bihar who do not get job because they don’t […]

Shillong Blues

Shillong Blues

Sir, Shillong is becoming a traffic nightmare, thanks to ‘enterprising inhabitants. Commercial vehicles from neighboring Assam are flooding the city streets in such a manner that their presence is ubiquitous. There is not a single road or lane in the city, observed residents, where one cannot see these vehicles either entering or being parked. Their […]

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