Get aware about elders abuse

Get aware about elders abuse

“Some years ago, I was visiting a grandmother who was looking after her two young grandchildren in a mountainous region of Uganda. We got out of the Land Rover with our country staff and walked over to her shamba, expecting to have a relaxed working day in the countryside. Instead we were greeted with the […]

Central Government projects in Bihar running out of steam?

Central Government projects in Bihar running out of steam?

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviewed the progress of the Centre- managed ‘big infrastructure projects’ in the state, and found that many of them appeared to be in ‘pause’ rather than ‘fast forward’ mode. At the review meeting, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar observed that though the state government had provided land for expansion […]

Volunteering to change mind-sets!

Volunteering to change mind-sets!

Ever since NDTV and other media picked up on what they call India’s ‘first’ lesbian themed ad, everyone seems to have an opinion. Here’s a piece written by a student of Mass Media, second year BMC, St. Xavier’s College, Patna. Has law failed to match the pace with which Indian society is changing? While the […]

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Governments should ensure that they follow the WHO guidelines and give all HIV infected people access to uninterrupted supply of medicines.  The right to health for HIV+ people can only be ensured fully  if governments decriminalize gay sex and sex work, says an appeal from GNP+ As the World Health Organisation (WHO) gathers to discuss […]

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

It is very disturbing that child labour is still an unsolved problem in the 21st century. On one hand we talk about achievements such as making a mark in space by successfully launching Mangalyaan to explore Mars, while on the other India is the largest hub of child labourers. Do we really deserve to feel […]

Thoughts on Child Labour Day

Thoughts on Child Labour Day

Sir, India is home to the largest number of child labourers in the world, over 12.59 million! A major concern is that the actual number of child labourers goes undetected. M.V. Foundation in Andhra Pradesh found nearly 400,000 children, mostly girls between seven and 14 years of age, toiling for 14-16 hours a day in […]

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 […]