Muzaffarpur Child Abuse case: CBI goes in new direction

Patna: The worms keep crawling out of the Muzaffarpur Home Child abuse scam. Now, media reports tell us that former social welfare minister Kumari Manju Verma and her husband, ex legislator Chandeshwar Verma, are in trouble after a CBI team found  of 50 live cartridges (bullets) of different guns during a search at their ancestral […]

Centre diktat behind Siliguri bridge collapse?

Siliguri: A portion of an under-construction flyover in the East West Corridor on NH-31D collapsed at Kantibhita in Phansidewa, located around 25 km from Siliguri recently. Some observers in Siliguri are actually pointing a finger at the Union Surface Transport Ministry for causing the crash! Perhaps this didn’t feature prominently on the news, because  no […]

Media sees ‘politics’ in Muzaffarpur Shelter case reactions

Media sees ‘politics’ in Muzaffarpur Shelter case reactions

The Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal has begun to have political dimensions, according to reports in a leading national daily. For the last two weeks, the Opposition parties may have been unsparing in criticism of the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar on the Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes case, but it the ruling alliance partner BJP put […]

Swami Agnivesh Flags State Sponsored Violence

Swami Agnivesh Flags State Sponsored Violence

All violence in recent times has got State patronage, Swami Agnivesh has said. He was in Thiruvanthapuram , Kerala, delivering the 17th N. Narendran memorial lecture on ‘Tolerance, plurality, and respect for dissent’ ecenly. Swami Agnivesh spoke about what appeaed to be consistent attacks on freedom of speech and right to dissent under the arera […]

Female Genital Mutilation is not constitutional: Supreme Court

Female Genital Mutilation is not constitutional: Supreme Court

What a big chunk of the mainstream media missed, or chose to ignore, was that India may soon join the many countries to ban the Dawoodi Bohra’s tradition of mutilating their women before marriage. The Supreme Court of India on Monday, 30 July, said the age-old practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) violated the right […]

खतना की प्रथा, मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

खतना की प्रथा, मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समुदाय, शिया मुसलमानों माने जाते हैं| यह समुदाय मुस्लिम महिलाओँ के खतना को एक धार्मिक परंपरा मानता है| सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समाज में आम रिवाज के रूप में प्रचलित इस इस्लामी प्रक्रिया पर रोक लगाने वाली याचिका पर केरल और तेलंगाना सरकारों को भी नोटिस जारी किया था| याचिकाकर्ता […]

Child rescued from Borewell in Bihar

Child rescued from Borewell in Bihar

Munger: Several people in Bihar were gripped by the news that a child had fallen into a borewell, and throughout the evening many were glued to the live transmissions happening from Monghyr (Munger) on their smart phones. At about 10 pm, there was a huge sigh of relief and profound admiration for the Disaster management […]

Mamata: Indian politics has never been so dirty!

Mamata: Indian politics has never been so dirty!

New Delhi: The National Register of Citizens, applicable to Assam, which,  in its first draft, has left out over 40 lakh people, has become a major challenge, echoing across the country. Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (Augist 1) called the BJP the biggest infiltrator in the country for dictating what people should eat, […]

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

Guwahati: Now that the ‘final draft’ of the National register of Citizenship’ has been prepared for Assam, the truth dawns that this is going to be a real political, logistical  headache. The question is, what will the Assam government, and Government at New Delhi actually do with some 40 lakh people whose names aren’t on […]

Forest festival at Bio-Reserve

Forest festival at Bio-Reserve

Get them young! Some 125 kindergarten kids toddled around Taru Mitra bio reserve to breathe in the sights and sounds of the forest, and of course to plant their very first tree! Tarumitra, ‘friends of trees’ started the gala celebrations of Van Mahotsav on July 27 in its Digha based bio-reserve with students, interns, volunteers […]

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