Man’s poetry saves him from death sentence

Man’s poetry saves him from death sentence

Who says poetry isn’t useful? Poems written by a condemned man became a reason for the Supreme Court to spare him from the gallows. Dyaneshwar Suresh Borkar’s poems that he wrote during the 18 years of his incarceration became a mirror to his reformed soul, the Supreme Court found, according to local news reports. In […]

HIV ‘cure’ via stem cells? Possible!

HIV ‘cure’ via stem cells? Possible!

Are we near to a ‘cure for HIV’ and AIDS? In a significant development, a person with HIV infection has been reported to be experiencing remission for the last 18 months after antiretroviral therapy (ART) was stopped following stem-cell transplantation in London. This was reported in the latest edition of a reputed medical journal. Remission […]

Student Tribal groups form joint political action committee in Assam

Student Tribal groups form joint political action committee in Assam

GUWAHATI – In the aftermath of violent protests in Arunachal, a convention of Assam’s student tribal organisations held on Tuesday(Feb 26)have formed a political platform named ‘Tribal Political Action Committee, Assam’ for the tribal peoples of the State. The purpose o is to unite the movements of the State’s tribes and to chalk out a […]

Translation headache for SC over Ayodhya case

Translation headache for SC over Ayodhya case

NEW DELHI, Feb 27: Over 11,000 pages of documents, mostly deposition of witnesses in Hindi, need to be translated into English, a task that would require 120 working days, for the Supreme Court hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute matter, says an IANS report. As per information provided by the Supreme Court’s Secretary General to […]

Unrest in Arunachal burns Northeastern Artists

Unrest in Arunachal burns Northeastern Artists

GUWAHATI: Artistes from Assam had to suffer a huge loss in Arunachal Pradesh where they were to perform at the first Itanagar International Film Festival (IIFF). A reporter from Assam interviewed artists who had a harrowing experience at Itanagar last week. ‘One dead in firing, popular Naga rock band loses car, musical instruments,’ ran anotherheadline. […]

Oscar brings smile to Anil Ambani?

Oscar brings smile to  Anil  Ambani?

LOS ANGELES: Green Book — backed by Anil D. Ambani- owned Reliance Entertainment’s Amblin Entertainment — and a film which explores race relations in the US in the 1960s, won the Best Picture honour at the 91st Academy Awards, apart from two other awards. The banner’s First Man also registered a win. The film also […]

More power to Assam Rifles, less to civilians in NE ?

More power to Assam Rifles, less to civilians in NE ?

GUWAHATI – Any soldier of the Assam Rifles can now enter your house, search it, and arrest you… without a warrant, just like that! Your rights under the constitution have just been suspended if you happen to live in the Northeast border districts- and all in the name of fighting insurgency. And, one may add, […]

Mizoram R-Day flag hoist on ’empty’ ground

Mizoram R-Day flag hoist on ’empty’ ground

AIZAWL: The so-called Citizenship amendment Bill is facing stiff opposition in the Northeastern states of India. In fact, in Mizoram, Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan addressed an almost empty ground on the occasion of 70th Republic Day celebration at Aizawl. Civil society responded positively to massive protests and boycott call given by various organisations against the Citizenship […]

China bans teaching in Tibetan Monasteries

China bans teaching in Tibetan Monasteries

BEIJING, Jan 30: Though China has signed and ratified an international document allowing religious freedom, and even mended its Constitution to allow freedom of religion, it is still very harsh on Tibetan Buddhists, often denying them of their rights. A county in China’s Qinghai province, which is adjacent to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, has banned […]

Gandhi Remembered

Gandhi Remembered

NEW DELHI, Jan 30: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ,Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other prominent politicians paid their tributes (or was it lip service?) to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary. In twenty-first century style, they tweeted their tributes. “On Martyrs’ Day, we gratefully remember Mahatma Gandhi and the countless freedom […]