76 ‘non-vegetarian’ cows give Goa gaushala a headache

76 ‘non-vegetarian’ cows give Goa gaushala a headache

We suspected this all along. Cattle who rummage through garbage heaps tend to eat non-veg scraps! Believe it or not, but Goa’s Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo has claimed that stray cattle in the state’s coastal belt, which includes popular beach villages like Calangute and Candolim, have “turned non-vegetarian” and only eat scraps of “chicken […]

Arrested, then tortured to admit to rape: Kothkai case

Arrested, then tortured to admit to rape: Kothkai case

Chilling, what can happen to you in a police station, if you just happen to be a ‘suspect’. In 2017, in Himachal Pradesh, a minor girl was found raped and murdered. The police ‘swung into action’ and arrested 6 men with much fanfare. Things went south for these cops when one of the accused died […]

Bihar police drop sedition case against 49 personalities

Bihar police drop sedition case against 49 personalities

Frivolous cases to harass people filed in district courts just to curry favour with the ruling dispensation do not cut ice with some police officers, such as  Senior Superintendent of Police Manoj Sinha of Muzaffarpur. The Muzaffarpur police on Wednesday (October 9) ordered closure of a  case lodged against 49 personalities on charges of sedition […]

UN Staff may not be paid in November

UN Staff may not be paid in November

We’re not talking about the cash-strapped Bihar Government, but it’s the UN that’s in the news. United Nations staff may not receive salary next month.  The reason? Member states haven’t being coughing up their dues. The UN is facing a “severe liquidity crisis” reaching its deepest deficit of the decade, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres […]

Who defaced Gandhi Memorial five days ago?

Who defaced Gandhi Memorial five days ago?

REWA: Five days have passed since this happened in Madhya Pradesh, police still don’t have a clue about which gang of hoodlums defaced a Gandhi memorial on the occasion of his 150th Death anniversary. A memorial that was constructed and undisturbed since 1948 has been defaced by Gandhi haters. Why are the police going slow […]

Nepal’s Speaker charged with rape, resigned, now arrested

Former Speaker of Nepal’s Parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara was arrested on Sunday (October 6) for allegedly attempting to rape a woman staffer in the federal parliament secretariat. Following the Kathmandu District Court’s permission based on a First Information Report lodged on Saturday, the police took Mr. Mahara into custody from the official residence of the […]

Thanks to Banks, Cash is still King worldwide!

Thanks to Banks, Cash is still King worldwide!

Cashless  is accepted everywhere. Our phones have payment apps  that work perfectly. A digital bank transfer lands  the money  within the hour, and systems such as PayPal , PayTM, and others allow us to settle any account in an instant. The government would like us to assume that cash is on the way out. Reality […]

Aarey! Municipality axes Mumbai’s lungs!

Aarey! Municipality axes Mumbai’s lungs!

Mumbai’s ‘lungs’ are being amputated for a shiny new metro railway. People are unhappy, protesting, but ‘development’ steamrolls on. And, oh boy, do these sluggish Mumbai  Municipal Corporation wallahs work fast! They began felling trees in Mumbai’s Aarey forest on Friday evening, hours after getting a go-ahead from the Bombay High Court, according to local […]

Pope brings 8 ‘candidates’ closer to Sainthood

Pope brings 8 ‘candidates’ closer to Sainthood

Pope Francis took 8 candidates a step closer to sainthood, among them, Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Archbishop of Warsaw, known for his heroic stand against Nazism and Communism, according to a bulletin on Vatican radio.  The Pope, on October 2, received in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of […]

Late Nizam’s stash of cash to come to India

Late Nizam’s stash of cash to come to India

‘Twas a ‘Battle Royale’ between India and Pakistan that took almost 69 years. An indecisive Nizam of Hyderabad, once the richest man in the world and his heirs, the Indian Government, and the Pakistan High Commission being the interested parties. A London court has ruled that £35m ($42m) held in a UK bank account must […]

Biz- starved banks to hold loan fairs across 250 districts

Biz- starved banks to hold loan fairs across 250 districts

Listen up, folks! Indian banks are now ready to do business with ordinary folk and are a bit leery of the big ticket investors. The ‘loan mela’ days are back again. The first phase of ‘Loan Mela’, an outreach programme for providing credit to retail customers and MSMEs, will begin from Thursday across 250 districts […]

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