144 year old Bihar newspaper to rise again

144 year old Bihar newspaper to rise again

July 15 will mark the comeback of the 144 year old “Behar Herald”, to be re-launched in colour. The Bengalee Association, Bihar, is trying to revive the oldest English tabloid of the state, and among the pioneering English language newspapers in the country. Behar Herald was started in 1874. It was published by Guru Prasad […]

India: still a long way behind

India: still a long way behind

Sir , The Supreme Court of the United States of America has legalized same-sex marriages in all the 50 states of the country. While pronouncing the verdict, the associate justice of the Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy, said, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice […]

Cong, CPM win in Meghalaya, Tripura by-poll

Cong, CPM win in Meghalaya, Tripura by-poll

Tura/Agartala, June 30: Congress in Meghalaya and CPM in Tripura today won the Assembly by-elections held on June 27. The Congress regained the Chokpot seat in Meghalaya after 20 years while the CPM swept its traditional strongholds Pratapgarh and Surma in Tripura.   Congress candidate Bluebell Sangma won the Chokpot seat by defeating her nearest […]

Patna HC asks PMCH Super: Want to go to Jail?

Patna HC asks PMCH Super: Want to go to Jail?

PATNA: Will Sohila Kunawar , the HIV positive person that Patna Medical College Hospital is harassing, finally receive treatment and respect? Patna high court on Tuesday rebuked the PMCH superintendent and ordered the PMCH to reimburse the expenses incurred by the widow. NEWSNET has been following the story. We reported how the Superintendent ignored the […]

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

The fisher folk of Sri Lanka’s north-western coast, are convinced that well-tended mangroves can protect lives and property against the monsoon rains that lash the island from July to October. One such person is Milan Gamage, a 35-year-old woman, who planted mangroves behind her home on the edge of the Puttalam lagoon in 2008. They […]

IITs increasing, brand value decreasing

IITs increasing, brand value decreasing

Are India’s ‘IIT’ brand of technology institutes being downgraded into ‘fly by night’ franchises? Jayesh Gupta, a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology at Mandi says the ‘premier’ institute had no workshop facilities of its own. “During my first two years at Mandi, we had to travel to other regional colleges to access mechanical […]

Mx Sandra and DM College Imphal: Making Gender History

Mx Sandra and DM College Imphal: Making Gender History

Imphal: DM College of Arts, one of Manipur’s premier colleges, has admitted their first transgender student. Mx Sandra Nandeibam , makes gender history by becoming the first Northeasern transgender to enrol in a Manipur College. In fact, Mx Nandeibam and DM College have made Northeastern gender history ! The college provided three columns to identify […]

Dear Future Husband Can wait!

Dear Future Husband Can wait!

Good Heavens! Its near nauseating the way the chakka chaps and desi dykes on facebook are waving their garishly painted fingernails and going ohh and aah over the Supreme Court in the US of A giving same sex couples the right to marry. Don’t get Auntie wrong, my darlings. I’m really happy for all the […]

Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

Most Indians still treat their ‘servants’ like slaves, and we still deny that even in the 21st century, we are a racist, feudal, lot! Your exploitation of poor lower caste countrymen doesn’t stop even if you become a High Commissioner and part of the international jet-set! Just imagine the embarrassment Indian nationals in New Zealand […]

Stop Punishing Drug Users: Patna Rally

Stop Punishing Drug Users: Patna Rally

“Stop this counterproductive war on drugs,” that’s the message supporters of the ‘Support. Don’t Punish’ Campaign are shouting out on Friday Morning. Patna, the capital of Bihar joins activists across some 150 cities around the world, calling to ‘put an end to the expensive and counterproductive war on drugs.’ Activists, former drug addicts, and drug users are […]

PMCH defies court to deny surgery to HIV positive woman

Patna, Bihar: Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) is a law into itself and the Patna High Court is far from pleased. On Tuesday, Justice Jyoti Saran held that prima fasciae a case for Contempt is made out against the Superintendent PMCH as the Petitioner (30 year old widow Sohila Kunwar, living with HIV) is made […]

The great Rainbow Yoga show that never was

The great Rainbow Yoga show that never was

So we’ve seen the first ever International Yoga Day in India. No doubt there were many fags, queens, kothis, cross dressers, transmen, dikes and assorted queers who rummaged in their collective closets, brought out their yoga mats and happily joined in. Now, now ,my darlings! All of us love a great party, and here was […]

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