Illegal Firecracker Unit kills 5, injures 18

Illegal Firecracker Unit  kills 5, injures 18

Bihar Sharif (Bihar):  An explosion rocked a crowded locality in Biharsharif township, sparking a major fire that took four hours to douse. Despite platitudes the illegal firecracker manufacturing units still exist in Bhar, putting hundreds at risk. Five people, including three children and a woman, were killed and 18 injured after an explosion in an […]

Bhojpuri, brother lingos to become Official in Jharkhand

Bhojpuri, brother lingos to become Official in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Four ‘Bihari’ langauges will soon become ‘official’ in Jharkhand via ordinance. The Jharkhand state cabinet on Wednesday (March 21) resolved to promulgate an ordinance to grant second official language status to Maithili, Angika, Bhojpuri and Magahi, in addition to 12 existing ones. As per 2011 Census report, 1,835,273, 656,393 and 114,184 people, respectively, speak […]

SC/ST Commission is defunct in Bihar

SC/ST Commission is defunct in Bihar

Patna: It’s a curious state of affairs for a Chief Minister whose media spiel is all about his concern for the dalits. The State Commission for SC & ST in  Nitish Kumar’s Bihar is non-functional for the past two years. The government seems to be ignoring the Patna High Court directive to remedy the situation. […]

57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

Gandhinagar: The last living space of the remaining 523 Asiatic Lions is under threat ! Over 57 hectares of forest area inside Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is under encroachment, the state government informed the Legislative Assembly, says a PTI report. Of these, 1.31 hectares had ‘religious structures’ on them. While responding to a written query […]

India bans Tibetan protests against China in Capital

India bans Tibetan protests against China in Capital

NEW DELHI: India has banned Tibetans from holding a rally with the Dalai Lama in New Delhi this month to mark the 60th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, officials said on Wednesday, as it tries to improve fraught ties with China, according to Reuters news Agency. However, they could hold a rally […]

Tripura goes to BJP

Tripura goes to BJP

Agartala: The BJP has stormed the Left citadel in Tripura. The BJP, a political non-entity in the state till the last Assembly election, has created an upset with  its poll ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), winning 40 out of the 59 Assembly seats. The BJP had got 1.54 per cent vote share […]

Nagaland: NPF with 27 seats, but BJP claims victory with 12 !

Nagaland: NPF with 27 seats, but  BJP claims victory with 12 !

Kohima, Mar 3 : Breaking the 15-year-old reign of the ruling Naga People s Front (NPF), the BJP-NDPP alliance, with three-time former chief minister Neiphiu Rio as its leader, is all set to form the new government in Nagaland, reports PTI. Counting of votes for 59 of the 60 Assembly seats in the state were […]

Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

Shillong: Meghalaya threw up an interesting mandate on Saturday. The Congress emerged as the largest party, but only marginally ahead of the National People’s Party, providing the smaller parties with an opportunity to play kingmaker. The BJP won 2 seats. The Congress took  of 21 of the 59 seats – two more than the NPP’s. […]

Nazareth Academy Alumni Meet

Nazareth Academy Alumni Meet

NOSA (Nazareth Old Students’ Association) an alumni association  of Nazareth academy, Gaya organized the NOSA Annual Reunion at Nazareth Academy, Gaya where the Nazareth Ex-student, Dr. (Mrs.) Bindu Singh, Senior Professor and the past District Governor of Rotary was the Chief Guest who lit the Inaugural Lamp. Sr. Ann Mary, Chief Patron started the meeting […]

Loneliness: a social problem

Loneliness: a social problem

Sir – Over the years, loneliness has emerged as a serious social problem. One feels that the rise in the number of aged persons has a connection with this development. The United Nations reports that there were 607 million people above the age of 60 in the year 2000, and the figure rose to 901 […]

TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

New Delhi:  The Tata Institute of Social Sciences students and alumni  staged a demonstration near the Human Resource Development Ministry against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC and ST scholars on February 26, reports PTI. The students of all the campuses of the institute have been protesting since February 21 against the administration demanding tuition, […]

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Along with Nagaland, Meghalaya will be going to polls on February 27. Thomas Lim of Meghalaya Times, shares some insights: The last day of campaigning which had end 48 hours before the poll on February 24 evening had witnessed the show of strength by all 374 candidates vying for the 60 seats in the August […]