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Home Minister hopeful of Lasting Naga Accord

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Home Minister hopeful of Lasting Naga Accord

Kisama (Nagaland), Dec 8 (PTI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the central government is committed to do its best to fulfil the aspirations of the Naga people for a brighter tomorrow. The minister did not elaborate further or mention the ongoing peace talks between the Central government and the NSCN-IM leadership for a […]

BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha deplores PM’s choice of words

BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha deplores PM’s choice of words

Patna: BJP Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha has once again taken objection to something Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done – this time, the “Aurangzeb raj” jab over Rahul Gandhi’s ascendance to the top post of the Congress. “I am not a supporter of such language,” Sinha said on Wednesday. He has earlier objected to […]

Signs of the Times should shape new Teaching priorirties

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Signs of the Times should shape new Teaching priorirties

Teachers keep doing certain things in school because we think they are good for the children we teach, and sometimes simply because we have “always done it”. For example, should we continue to teach young children how to use a dictionary? The dictionary in the book form is on its way out – the Encyclopaedia […]

Bihar’s Kolhua Site to get World class Tourist tag soon

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Bihar’s Kolhua Site to get World class Tourist tag soon

Patna, Bihar: The  Kolhua archaeological site in Muzaffarpur district joins  27 other archeological sites across the country that will be developed with “world class facilities” for tourists by next year. “Twenty-seven sites have been selected at the national level and directions given to develop them with world-class facilities within a year,” Patna circle superintending archaeologist […]

Enlightened citizens feeling suffocated, say scholars

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Enlightened citizens feeling suffocated, say scholars

Chandigarh: Despite all Constitutional guarantees of India being a sovereign socialist, secular, democratic republic, the minority sections in India — Dalits, creative artists, writers, rationalists and sensitive, enlightened citizens — are all feeling suffocated, insecure and less-than-equal citizens of India since the communal ideology has come into power at the Centre and some big Indian […]

Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

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Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

From  Shillong comes the news that  HIV prevalence in Meghalaya has actually increased by  0.73 per cent, from 0.16 per cent in 2015, according to the HIV Sentinel Surveillance, 2017. An official from the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) said  on Friday that that the cumulative anti-retroviral therapy (ART) data in October showed that the […]

Obama says: India needs to cherish its loyal Muslims

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Obama says: India needs to cherish its loyal Muslims

New Delhi:  India needs to cherish and nurture its Muslim population that is integrated and considers itself Indian, former US president Barack Obama said here today. It is an idea that needs to be reinforced, the former president said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Obama said he had emphasised the need for religious tolerance […]

Court asks Goswami, Republic TV to respect Tharoor’s right to silence

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Court asks Goswami, Republic TV to respect Tharoor’s right to silence

New Delhi, Dec 1 : The Delhi High Court today  asked ‘ journalist’ Arnab Goswami and his Republic TV to respect the Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s  “right to silence”, but did not restrain them from airing news or debate on Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case . Justice Manmohan said the right to air […]

Court can’t regulate respect to gods

Court can’t regulate respect to gods

New Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) Respecting the  gods should be one’s habit and it cannot be controlled or regulated through any court order, the Delhi High Court said today. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar further said no public interest litigation (PIL) was needed to show respect to […]

Pope in Burma preaches forgiveness, healing of old wounds

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Pope in Burma preaches forgiveness, healing of old wounds

Yangon, Burma: Pope Francis urged Burma’s (Myanmar) long- suffering ethnic minorities to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured, preaching a message of forgiveness today to a huge crowd in his first public Mass in the predominantly Buddhist nation. Local authorities estimated that about 150,000 people turned out at Yangon’s […]

Stand Up for the Constitution of India

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Stand Up for the Constitution of India

Today, the 26th of November is significant because it is the day we Indians gave ourselves our Constitution. Hindustan adopted what was considered to be the most forward looking, futuristic, modern Constitution in the whole world. It’s a Constitution that embraces equality, social justice, freedom of speech, freedom of religious practice, freedom of belief, freedom […]

Nonviolence Project Foundation: now in India!

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Nonviolence Project Foundation: now in India!

“We cannot speak of the future if we don’t allow the young people to talk today!” The Nonviolence Foundation (NVF), a worldwide peace education organization, now in India and other 30 countries in five continents, is moved by and acknowledges the unbroken nonviolence tradition of India. The culture of nonviolence and peace dates back to […]