‘Any Death due to lack of Blood is a matter of Shame’

There are different kinds of bravery and this special athlete from Bombay has donated blood all over India. Here’s another kind of soldier. Meet Mumbai’s athlete Prakash M. Nadar, 43, who is afflicted by polio but has donated blood 110 times. On Monday, National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, Nadar donated blood for the 110th time […]

Health Insurance vs Universal Health Coverage

Health Insurance vs Universal Health Coverage

The National Health Protection Scheme under ‘ Ayushman Bharat’, is being touted as an ‘advancement towards universal health coverage’ (UHC). UHC is a health policy design rooted in the commitment of ‘Health for All’. The goal of HFA was first articulated in the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978. ‘Alma-Ata’ and ‘Ayushman Bhara’t are  political commitments in […]

Farewell, and Welcome Brother John!

Farewell, and Welcome Brother John!

The Old Boys (and girls) of Dr Graham’s Homes and the wider Kalimpong Community will come together today to pay their respects to their beloved Reverend Johnston, one of the Kalimpong Icons. he will also be fondly remembered by the alumni of Mount Hermon’s, Darjeeling. It is both a farewell and a welcoming, as the […]

Sikkim’s first airport comes at a Premium!

Sikkim’s first airport comes at a Premium!

Sikkim’s first airport, located 4,600ft above sea level, is in Pakyong, some 13 kilometres from Gangtok, the state capital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the airport. But watch out, air tickets are really expensive. Services start October 4, with a Spicejet plane . On Tuesday afternoon, a flight from Calcutta to Pakyong for October 4 […]

Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

All of a sudden, Muslims seem to be on the receiving end of violent attacks in Manipur. Suddenly, issues that were never there such as ‘cow protection,’ ‘cattle stealing’, and ‘beef eating’ have begun cropping up in this North eastern state. Ever since the BJP came to power, a large section of the locals believe […]

Santhals block Railway, Road for Language Recognition

Santhals block Railway, Road for Language Recognition

A Santhal tribal organisation, frustrated at having to beg for the inclusion of the Santhali language in courses at the university level and in schools and colleges, resorted to a railway and highway blockade on Monday 24th September. The railway blockade  led to cancellation of trains and left thousands of passengers stranded. The blockade was […]

Hey, Oscars, meet Village Rockstars!

Hey, Oscars, meet Village Rockstars!

The Northeast finally gets recognition in the plastic arts ! ‘Village Rockstars’ by Assamese filmmaker Rima Das is the official entry for The Oscars! H’m, haven’t heard of the film? Well then, just read on! The National Award-winning Assamese film, Village Rockstars, has been selected as India’s official entry for the 2019 Oscar Awards, the […]

Manipur suspends Mobile internet as University Row Rages

Manipur suspends Mobile internet as University Row Rages

IMPHAL, Sept 21 – Mobile Internet services are suspended in Manipur, even as University politics take centre stage in this northeastern state. Manipur police conducted a search in Manipur University campus at Canchipur near here in the wee hours of Friday and arrested around 70-80 students. Some faculty members of the University were also picked […]

Excitement at Mizoram First International short film fest

Excitement at Mizoram First International short film fest

AIZAWL: Mizoram had its first honest to goodness international short film festival thrown open recently. the festival ends today, September 22. The 1st Mizoram International Short Film Festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in a glittering red carpet ceremony at Aijal Club on Thursday evening. The film festival will see the screening of […]

Patna Archdiocese enters Centenary Year

Patna Archdiocese enters Centenary Year

A day of prayer and adoration across churches in Patna Archdiocese marked the beginning of the Centenary celebrations of Patna Archdiocese. Earlier,  Most Reverend William D’Souza SJ, Archbishop of Patna  called for a Day of Prayer in all parishes across the state to mark the start of the Centenary year of Patna Archdiocese. In a […]

People need to get out of the way, if bridges are to be repaired!

People need to get out of the way, if bridges are to be repaired!

Calcutta: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has pointed out an important thing that effects every state: It’s not that easy to repair old bridges and flyovers, because of the population living under them. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters yesterday (6 September) that lifespan of several bridges in the city had “expired” but pleaded […]

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