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AIR Dibrugarh: Golden Birthday!

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AIR Dibrugarh: Golden Birthday!

DIBRUGARH (Assam): – Radio, someone still loves you. And there’s no doubt that All India Radio Dibrugarh is planning a great celebration on its Golden Birthday. Lohit Deka, head of programming says there will be some three thousand new programmes over AIR Dibrugarh this golden jubilee year! All the programmes to be broadcast during the golden […]

Man sentenced for assault on child

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Man sentenced for assault on child

Thane, Feb 10 :  A local court has sentenced a 35- year-old man from Juhugaon in Navi Mumbai to five years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 for the sexual assault on a five-year-old boy in 2015. In the order passed earlier this week, District Judge and Additional Sessions Judge, P P Jadhav, […]

Nepal Monarch visits for traditional Puja

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Nepal Monarch visits for traditional Puja

Bhubaneswar:  Nepal’s last king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev is scheduled to visit Orissa (Odisha) for six days from February 7. During his six-day visit Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev is expected to perform a series of rituals at the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri and visit Sakhigopal Temple. He has a special […]

Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

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Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has affirmed that the party would safeguard cultures, traditions and way of thinking of people in Meghalaya where elections are due on February 27. But Meghalaya is a tricky state with a highly volatile political climate, and fickle voters, where thumping majorities are hard to come by. “We are going to […]

Court quashes jail term, says magistrate didn’t apply mind

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Court quashes jail term, says magistrate didn’t apply mind

New Delhi, Jan 30 A sessions court here has taken strong objection to a magisterial court’s verdict sentencing a man to six months imprisonment in a rash driving case, saying the judgement was passed “in a very casual manner without applying judicial mind.” Special Judge Virender Bhat quashed the orders convicting and sentencing the man for […]

India in turmoil, or just negative reporting?

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India in turmoil, or just negative reporting?

Following the celebration of India’s 69th Republic Day, rights groups and liberals have expressed concern over recent developments in India. At a gathering of intellectuals at Patna on Monday, Rashtra Seva Dal president Dr Suresh Khairnar said that India was going through an ‘unofficial emergency’, with far reaching ramifications. Marginalization of not only religious minorities, […]

Kishwar spreads lies, recants

New Delhi: Feminist academic and known Narendra Modi supporter Madhu Kishwar on Thursday night attributed Muslim-sounding names to at least five purported attackers of a Gurgaon school bus during Wednesday’s anti- Padmaavat violence, saying this “speaks volumes”. She recanted and apologised after Gurgaon police clarified on Friday morning that none of the 18 arrested suspects […]

Celebrating 50 Years of the Beatles in India

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Beatles in India

New Delhi, Jan 23 (PTI) In rumpled white kurtas and pyjamas, John Lennon and Paul McCartney strum their guitars on the steps of a verandah. Ringo Starr, a bit out of place in a long coat, looks on. With marigold garlands around their necks, Starr and McCartney — this time with George Harrison — sit cross- […]

Reform should not be at the cost of SC independence

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Reform should not be at the cost of SC independence

On Friday last, four of the senior most judges of the Supreme Court went public questioning the conduct of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra leading to deep institutional crisis. However, this allegation is not simply about the personalities involved. It represents the serious crisis of legitimacy and culmination of the gradual deepening of […]

Parents sent to jail for Marriage of underage daughter

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Parents sent to jail for Marriage of underage daughter

Patna: Arrests have started. Bihar gets serious about tackling underage marriages. A middle-aged man was arrested from Samastipur district on Thursday on the charge of marrying a minor girl. A day earlier, a Madhubani court sent the parents of another minor girl to jail on the charge of violating provisions of the Child Marriage Restraint […]