Encroachment= Man Elephant Conflict in Assam

Encroachment= Man Elephant Conflict in Assam

GUWAHATI: – A total of 31,873.76 hectares of prime forestland belonging to 12 reserved forests, a national park and a wildlife sanctuary in the North Bank Landscape (NBL) under Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) continues to be under encroachment. It is no coincidence that some of the worst man-elephant conflict points fall under the landscape […]

Manipur to host UN International Conference on HIV etc.

Manipur to host UN International Conference on HIV etc.

IMPHAL : Manipur will host the United Nations International Conference to discuss issues related to drug and substance abuse and HIV/AIDS on September 30-October 1, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla announced on Sunday. She made an announcement while speaking at the 13th foundation day celebrations of the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) in Imphal. Delegates […]

Kalimpong says, Adieu Fr Gressot

Kalimpong says, Adieu Fr Gressot

Old boys and staff of St. Augustine’s school in Kalimpong would remember Father Gressot, teacher, bursar, and Principal. Fr. Edouard Gressot, 97 years old, the last surviving Canons Regular missionary who worked in Kalimpong under Darjeeling diocese, died on September 9, 2019 at St. Maurice Abbey, Switzerland. He was associated with St. Augustine’s School, Kalimpong. […]

विदेशों से भारतीय निकाला जाए तो …

विदेशों से भारतीय निकाला जाए तो …

नेशनल रजिस्टर ऑफ सिटिज़ेन भारत के आसाम राज्य में भूचाल सा लाया है। हम ज़रा सा आधुनिक इतिहास का पन्ना पलट के देखें। 47 साल पहले, अगस्त 1972 में युगांडा के तानाशाह ईदी अमीन ने आदेश दिया कि देश में कई पीढ़ियों से आबाद 80 हज़ार के लगभग एशियाई लोग 90 दिन में यहां से […]

Foodgrains denied, people protest Govt apathy , PDS corruption

Foodgrains denied, people protest Govt apathy , PDS corruption

Jharkhand: The Food Security Act of 2013 is no more than a pious piece of legislation, due to government apathy and corruption in the PDS system. The poor have been denied their right to essential grains because of ‘technalities’. Fed up with the callous and corrupt system, the affected people are now coming together to […]

मेघा पाटकर , बूझती हुई चिंगारी ?

मेघा पाटकर , बूझती हुई चिंगारी ?

जाने-माने सोश्ल वर्कर पाटकर नर्मदा बांध के निर्माण से विस्थापित हुए लोगों के समर्थन में 25 अगस्त से अनिश्चिकालीन भूख हड़ताल पर हैं। शनिवार को उनकी हालत बिगड़ गई तो उन्हें पानी देने की कोशिश भी नाकाम रही। मध्य प्रदेश के बडवानी ज़िले के छोटा बड्डा गांव में मेधा पाटकर और उनके सैकड़ों सहयोगी हड़ताल […]

Religious leaders shouldn’t spread hate, says Burmese Monk

Religious leaders shouldn’t spread hate, says Burmese Monk

Mandalay, Burma: Religious leaders, monks and priests have a duty to spread goodwill and not hate, says a Buddhist monk in Burma (Myanmar), even as another ‘ firebrand’ monk named U Wirathu is known for his open encouragement of anti-Muslim sentiment in the country. Ashin Ariya Wun Tha Bhiwun Sa, a Buddhist monk from Mandalay […]

Hostility and communal violence will shatter economy

Hostility and communal violence will shatter economy

The first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, observed on Thursday, aims at turning the spotlight on increased hostility against religious minorities. In our own Indian terminology, it is the UN day against communal violence. Interestingly, the government in the land of Gandhi and Ahimsa, didn’t issue […]

Reject those who use religion to spread fear and hatred: UN

Reject those who use religion to spread fear and hatred: UN

The United Nations General Assembly designated Aug. 22 as the first-ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. “On this Day, we reaffirm our unwavering support for the victims of violence based on religion and belief. And we demonstrate that support by doing all in our power to […]

Warning: True Nationalism Unites India!

Warning: True Nationalism Unites India!

‘Nationalism’ has become a hot topic in political discussions during the past several years. While a healthy debate on the subject is  welcome, we find such discussion spinning out of control. So we watch on TV  a slanging match, abuses, rants and people who look like adults behave like people suffering from ‘arrested adolescence’. These […]

Textile industry advertises Job Loss!

Textile industry advertises Job Loss!

Losses in India’s textile industry are spinning out of control, jobs are being snipped off, and exports are falling off. Yet there’s no focus on an industry which is being crippled by high interest rates and high taxes on export. The Indian textile industry which provides employment to about 10 crore people directly and indirectly […]