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 […]

All ‘Urban Naxal’ Individuals, NGOs to be Smashed Soon

All ‘Urban Naxal’ Individuals, NGOs to be Smashed Soon

New Delhi: A major witch hunt operation targeting NGOs with a ‘left liberal’ leaning is in the offing, say news observers. Others say that liberal people have nothing to worry about, only those who support armed revolution will be in trouble.  The Centre has directed security forces to identify and arrest “overground” Maoist strategists and […]

When a Catholic Priest spoke in Juma Masjid

When a Catholic Priest spoke in Juma Masjid

It can only happen in Kerala! The congregation attending Friday prayers at the Juma Masjid were astonished when Imam Azhar al Qassimi cut short his Friday sermon, and gave the floor to a catholic priest. Surprise turned to amazement when the faithful saw a man in a Christian priest’s robes walking in. The man was […]

Artist’s Tribute to Calcutta’s Saint

Artist’s Tribute to Calcutta’s Saint

In what will be a memorable tribute to St Teresa of Calcutta on the eve her feast day, a Calcutta artist will throw open a so-far private archive of Mother Teresa to the public. Read on: She first met Mother Teresa when she was just five years old, and has since been a regular visitor […]

Hooligan Horror as Cow protection!

Hooligan Horror as Cow protection!

Lucknow: Cow protection hooligans linked to a group formed by Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath attacked an man taking his cow to the vet, screaming that he was abandoning it! A video clip of the incident was loosed on social media, following which the police have arrested four men. The face of a septuagenarian […]

Criticism of Govt. is Essential for Democracy

Criticism of Govt. is Essential for Democracy

Dissent and criticism of the government are essential ingredients of a robust public debate in a vibrant democracy, the Law Commission of India said on Thursday. The Commission, which is the Centre’s topmost advisory body on laws, headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice B.S. Chauhan, published a consultation paper recommending that it is time […]

81 year old Stan Swamy won’t Shut Up

81 year old Stan Swamy won’t Shut Up

Ranchi: Eighty-one year old Stan Swamy isn’t going to be gagged or intimidated. He speaks gently, but clearly. He says that both the governments: the one in Jharkhand and the one in the centre, are busy trying to frighten people who have begun to speak out against mismanagement and failure to govern. “What do you […]

Activist arrest: Maharastra Police have no answers for Delhi HC

Activist arrest: Maharastra Police have no answers for Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has pointed out irregularities in the way certain human rights activists and journalists have been ‘arrested’ by the Maharashtra Police. What’s happening? In at least this one case, it is evident that something strange and sinister has been set in motion. With the Maharashtra police unable to explain the specific offence […]

Human rights Activists, Jesuit Priest, branded Urban Naxalites

Human rights Activists, Jesuit Priest, branded Urban Naxalites

Mumbai: Pune police launched raids in five states at dawn on Tuesday, picking up mostly Left-leaning activists and lawyers and igniting outrage in civil society that described the crackdown as “absolutely chilling”. The five persons arrested are poet and Left-wing activist Varavara Rao; rights activists Vernon Gonzalves and Arun Ferreira; lawyer, trade unionist and tribal […]