On Dalai Lama Birthday, Tibetans threatened!

On Dalai Lama Birthday, Tibetans threatened!

Chinese authorities in Tibet are tightening restrictions across the region as the birthday of the exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (July 6) approaches, according to Radio Free Asia. Displays by Tibetans of the Dalai Lama’s photo or public celebrations of his birthday have been met with harsh punishment in the past. In 1959, the […]

Capital Cops bust Baby burglar business

Capital Cops bust Baby burglar business

NEW DELHI: Now it’s Baby trafficking — newborns been stolen from hospitals and then being set up for adoption! The Delhi police have busted an illegal adoption racket. Police told newsmen they have broken up an illegal adoption racket in which newborn babies were stolen from hospitals and sold to couples. The Police have arrested three […]

Smart phone + apps + homophobia = HIV+ up!

Are the new smart phones and their unusual apps becoming health hazards? And are the ‘invisible’ gay communities in some homophobia endemic countries at risk? Health researchers in England said that the growing use of casual sex apps in European countries where discrimination against homosexuality is rife, threatens to fuel a rising number of HIV […]

Is Manipur to be another Gaza strip, asks Irom Sharmila

Is Manipur to be another Gaza strip, asks Irom Sharmila

IMPHAL: Manipur’s ‘Iron lady’ , and satayarahi Irom Sharmila has called for an immediate end to the armed conflict in the state, comparing the ongoing situation in Manipur and the conflict in Gaza. She expressed her anguish at reports of the militant ambush at Paraolon in Chandel district on June 4 and the subsequent retaliation […]

Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

NEW DELHI/ PATNA: While Gorkhas living in Assam are demanding scheduled tribe status, an enterprising Nepali association in Patna has been aligning with the VHP-BJP combine in the hope of placing a demand for some job reservations for people of Nepali origin in case the BJP comes to power in the state. Indian Gorkhas resident […]

‘Vicious’ a second season of deliciously Gay insults

‘Vicious’ a second season of deliciously Gay insults

This TV series is superbly vicious: that’s a review in a nutshell. Sometime in 2013, fresh from his latest turn as Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies,Sir Ian McKellen headed to the small screen. He’s moved in with Sir Derek Jacobi in the ITV sitcom ‘Vicious.’ The British acting icons play partners Freddie and Stuart, […]

High voltage politics, low voltage power supply!

High voltage politics, low voltage power supply!

While North India bakes in the summer heat, and people drop dead like flies, Biharis are hot under their collective collars. The reason: though there may be high voltage political drama sparking action packed moves in the state capital, the ordinary person suffers from power cuts and low power supply! Ravi Ranjan Kumar reports:   […]

Bihar bootlegs Maggi, bracing for pasta Black-market?

Bihar bootlegs Maggi, bracing for pasta Black-market?

Patna: Thanks to the ban on Nestle’s Maggi noodles, the bootlegging has begun in Bihar. Though the brand is off the shelves in all the big stores, die hard consumers are being serviced ‘under the table’ in several shops in Patna’s by-lanes. As stocks dwindle, the asking price has been upped by a couple of […]

Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

Sir, I went through a column of the newspaper highlighting the transgendered, once a suppressed section, are participating in the society. A ray of hope is seen to some extent for a fraction of country’s population-some transgenders in India are freely expressing their gender identity and exercising basic rights. Society is also moving in favour […]

Nepal: LGBT rights leader in Asia?

Nepal: LGBT rights leader in Asia?

Kathmandu, Nepal : After striking down laws that discriminated against Gays, Lesbians and transgendered, and officially recognizing the third gender, Kathmandu is considering saying yes to same-sex marriage. A report on CNN has indicated that the Nepal government is actively considering giving its nod to same sex marriages. If this is happens, it will become the first South […]

Anti- LGBT Hate mongers picket Biden funeral

Anti- LGBT Hate mongers picket Biden funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church, a notorious fundamentalist and anti-human rights group, picketed the funeral of Joseph Beau Biden – the son of US Vice President Joe Biden in Delaware this week. Mr Biden previously served as Attorney General of Delaware, and like his father was a staunch defender of LGBT rights, worked to successfully introduce […]

Future ‘Mr Holmes’ praised Cameron for marriage stance

Future ‘Mr Holmes’ praised Cameron for marriage stance

British actor and veteran campaigner for Gay rights, Sir Ian McKellen has praised Tory Prime Minister David Cameron for pushing through on same-sex marriage. The actor and veteran Stonewall campaigner told Sunday Times Magazine that Mr Cameron had “dragged” his party forward on the issue. He said: “It’s astonishing for a Tory Prime Minister to […]