If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

Patna:  Institutions for girls set up under the Juvenile Justice Act are now coming repeatedly under the ‘scanner’. A two-member team of the Bihar state commission for protection of child rights (BSCPCR) visited a Hajipur-based short stay home for girls yesterday (July 21) to look into allegations that he inmates (all minors) were ‘sexually exploited’, […]

15 Medical Students punished for Hazing Juniors

15 Medical Students punished for Hazing Juniors

Patna: Fifteen medical students have been suspended for hazing their juniors. This follows an uproar on the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) campus earlier this month (July 4), when some students registered an FIR with the Shastri Nagar police. The IGIMS management on Thursday suspended the 15 MBBS students of the 2013, 2014 […]

Right wing mob attacks Swami Agnivesh

Right wing mob attacks Swami Agnivesh

Ranchi: Social activist Swami Agnivesh was punched, kicked and pushed to the ground by a 200-strong mob of BJP Yuva Morcha workers in Pakur on Tuesday(July 17), and Jharkhand chief minister has to order a high-level probe following a public outcry. Why the youth workers had been protesting against Agnivesh’s visit to the district town, […]

Milk flows over roads to Mumbai

Milk flows over roads to Mumbai

Bombay (Mumbai): Milk overflowing on the roadside isn’t a sign of prosperity but protest. Cattle owners  stopped milk transport vehicles and emptied the content on roads in several districts of Maharashtra. Farmers’ organisations are demanding a hike of Rs 5 per litre in the milk procurement price and have decided to suspend the supply to […]

Is the Modi Govt. quietly dismantling the RTI Act?

Is the Modi Govt. quietly dismantling the RTI Act?

New Delhi: The Modi government wants to ‘amend’ the Right to Information Act 2015 in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament. But the government does not want to share exactly what is to be amended. In the Lok Sabha bulletin for legislative business for the monsoon session, the RTI Bill 2018 stands out because it […]

Stubble to be shaved off Bihar’s Dry Law!

Stubble to be shaved off Bihar’s Dry Law!

Patna: The coming Friday may see some amendments to the Bihar Chief Minister’s pet piece of draconian legislation, the much abused and ill-conceived total prohibition law.  Punishment for “knowledge of possession of intoxicant and failure to inform excise and police officials” is among the prohibition law provisions that are set to go. Some of the […]

Novak Djokovic to face Anderson in Wimbledon Final

Novak Djokovic to face Anderson in Wimbledon Final

London, Jul 14 (AFP) Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final on Saturday with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over Rafael Nadal in the second longest semi-final ever played at the tournament. Djokovic, the 2011, 2014 and 2015 champion, will face Kevin Anderson, the first South African in the final in 97 years, […]

Scarlett exits role, says it should be played by TG actor

Scarlett exits role, says it should be played by TG actor

Los Angeles, Jul 14 : Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of a role in which she was going to play a transgender man, in support of actors from the LGBT community. The actor exited the drama film “Rub and Tug” a little more than a week after her casting sparked heartburn and questions […]

Is Modi the new player in Bangladesh political game?

Is Modi the new player in Bangladesh political game?

NEW DELHI: Is the Modi government helping Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina to muzzle her opponents? For those who don’t follow Bangladesh politics, the present Bangladesh government, in the face of very stiff and violent opposition, is cracking down on Islamic hardliners, struggling to keep her country ‘secular’. The narrative is that Begum Khaleda Zia of the […]

377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

While the Supreme Court continues to hear arguments for the reading down of the archaic Section 377 of the Indian penal code, the Narendra Modi government has chosen to sit on the fence. It has left it to the “wisdom” of the Supreme Court the question whether consensual non-heterosexual relations should be decriminalised. “That so […]

Principal, teacher predators in Saran school student rape

Principal, teacher predators in Saran school student rape

Patna: News media in the Bihar state capital have focussed on growing incidents of girls being raped and molested, the most disgusting report to date being the repeated sexual attacks of a 16-year-old student within the school premises. The state police headquarters has taken serious note of yet another gang rape-and-video blackmail case, this time […]

SC set for Fresh look at 377

SC set for Fresh look at 377

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has changed the composition of the five-judge constitution bench that will examine the legal validity of section 377 of the penal code, a Victorian-era law that effectively criminalizes non-heterosexual relationships, among other types of ‘carnal intercourse against nature’. The question before the court is, whether Article 377 of the […]

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