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 […]

Bare-headed bikers, illegal Parkers have tough time

Bare-headed bikers, illegal Parkers have tough time

Patna: The motorbike and pillion riders in Bihar, who largely ignore the rule of wearing helmets, were in for an unpleasant surprise as the transport department clamped down on them yesterday. Even though some smart alecks thought that the police would be soft on them because of the  holiday during Raksha Bandhan, hopes were dashed! […]

Mizoram Nurses want a Better Deal

Mizoram Nurses want a Better Deal

AIZAWL, Aug 23 – Hundreds of trained nurses took to the streets here today in a nationwide protest called by the Trained Nurses’ Association of India (TNAI) to press for fulfilment of an 11-point charter of demands. The Mizoram State branch of the TNAI submitted a memorandum to the State Government, demanding salaries and allowances […]

He fought for Press Freedom, will be Remembered

He fought for Press Freedom, will be Remembered

NEW DELHI, Aug 23 – Eminent journalist and author Kuldip Nayar, who fought fiercely for press freedom and civil liberties, is no more, reports PTI. He was 95. Nayar died around 12.30 am at the Escorts hospital, his elder son Sudhir Nayar said. He was suffering from pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital five […]

Hot and bothered in Sikkim, Darjeeling!

Hot and bothered in Sikkim, Darjeeling!

Global warming certainly isn’t a myth. Soulful Sikkim is getting hot under the collar with heat that it has never experienced before. Tourism industry wallahs are scared that potential visitors will shun the Darjeeling hills and Sikkim because of the uncanny heat waves! Remember, the hills are where we run to get away from the […]

Bulldozers hound hawkers, ruffle rich feathers, free up traffic in Patna

Bulldozers hound hawkers, ruffle rich feathers, free up traffic in Patna

Patna: A road-widening and anti-encroachment drive is on in the Bihar capital, and the residents are looking at the whole exercise with mixed feelings. The bulldozers demolished a portion of a house belonging to Union minister S.S. Ahluwalia on Tuesday, the fifth day of the ongoing anti-encroachment drive. The civic administration said the demolished portion […]

Nagaland4Kerala … We care!

Nagaland4Kerala … We care!

Kohima: Nagaland cares. The people care. In collaboration with the Government of Kerala, the Nagaland 4 Kerala concert takes place Friday 24 to raise money for the flood affected people. As Kerala continues to grapple with the worst floods ever, Nagaland is doing its bit to reach out to the victims, thousands of kilometres away. […]

Muzaffarpur Child Abuse case: CBI goes in new direction

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 […]