Orange Festival @ Manipur

An orange festival is great, but how to increase Manipur's orange output?

Orange Festival @ Manipur

Manipur celebrated recently its three days orange festival, and chief minister N. Biren Singh  said the state government would provide loans to orange farmers and form a committee to provide them technical support to increase production and improve processing technology. The three-day 15th state-level orange festival, organised by the Tamenglong district administration, ended earlier this […]

Starbucks and Tumblr to block online Porn access

Starbucks and Tumblr to block online Porn access

Coffee giant Starbucks and microblogging website Tumblr have each announced they will be taking steps to prevent the online access of pornography. Tumblr announced Monday that sexually explicit content and nudity will be banned on its blogging platform, effective Dec. 17. The policy comes after the site was removed from Apple’s App Store in November. […]

Have a snicker, a guffaw, or a plain old chortle!

Have a snicker, a guffaw, or a plain old chortle!

Mahtab’s Bookshelf Here in the “Pick for the Week” series, I’ll help you pick your ‘to-becoming’ favourite books, fiction as well as non-fiction, ranging from all genres and all ages, through a weekly series of mini completely spoiler-proof reviews. It’s never bad to laugh, even in serious times, on serious issues. And this week, I […]

Kurji Parish prepares for Patna Diocese Centenary

Kurji Parish prepares for Patna Diocese Centenary

It’s an eventful November for Patna’s Kurji Parish. After a remarkable Christ the King procession at on Sunday (the 25th), Bihar’s most populous parish prepares to play host to the Papal Nuncio and several bishops this week. It’s going to be an evening to remember, according to sources close to Kurji Parish Priest Raymond Cherubim SJ, […]

Patna’s ‘Sister Dorothy’ honoured for promoting Constitution

Presentation Sister Dorothy Fernandes, working in Bihar, was honoured for promoting democratic and republic characteristics of the Indian Constitution on Monday November 26. Catholics of Patna know her as a person with a strong commitment for the poor and disempowered. She received the award “Neelkanth Samman”  on November 26, the Constitution Day, at Mavlankar Hall […]

Poland remembers, mourns its ‘oldest nun’

Was she the oldest nun in the world? We don’t know for sure. But without a doubt, Sister Cecylia Maria was one who made a world of difference for so many people and their families. A Polish nun who was believed to be the oldest nun in the world and was recognized as a rescuer […]

Great Gatsby the Wimpy Kid’s Godfather? Mockingbird!

Great Gatsby the Wimpy Kid’s Godfather? Mockingbird!

Mahtab’s Bookshelf Here in the “Pick for the Week” series, I’ll help you pick your ‘to-becoming’ favourite books, fiction as well as non-fiction, ranging from all genres and all ages, through a weekly series of mini completely spoiler-proof reviews. Pick for the Week #1- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s […]

Amnesty questions Human Rights violations of ‘foreigners’ in Assam

Amnesty questions Human Rights violations of ‘foreigners’  in Assam

Guwahati (Assam) – At a time when the State is on the edge over the illegal Bangladeshi migrants’ issue, Amnesty India today said that Assam must end human rights violation against persons declared foreigners by the Foreigners Tribunals and held in detention centres across the State. Releasing a report, ‘Between Fear and Hatred: Surviving Migration […]

Neglect of sewer system makes boy’s rescue difficult

Neglect of sewer system makes boy’s rescue difficult

Neglect and the utter ineptitude of drain management in the city came to the fore as blocked drains and other impediments hampered the rescue of a kid who fell down a drain in Patna, Bihar Specialised rescue teams including divers and equipped with a “super sucker” machine failed to find 10-year-old Dipak Kumar, who fell […]

YouTube videos help gangs rob ATMs in Bihar

YouTube videos help gangs rob ATMs in Bihar

You Tube and the internet has become the training round for all sorts of fraudsters. And to add to this, a chap in Bihar actually set up an institute to train ATM thieves! ATMS are being pilfered, cards duplicated and all sorts of chicanery is on! The Muzaffarpur police have arrested eight persons and say […]

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