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 […]

Media sees ‘politics’ in Muzaffarpur Shelter case reactions

Media sees ‘politics’ in Muzaffarpur Shelter case reactions

The Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal has begun to have political dimensions, according to reports in a leading national daily. For the last two weeks, the Opposition parties may have been unsparing in criticism of the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar on the Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes case, but it the ruling alliance partner BJP put […]

Swami Agnivesh Flags State Sponsored Violence

Swami Agnivesh Flags State Sponsored Violence

All violence in recent times has got State patronage, Swami Agnivesh has said. He was in Thiruvanthapuram , Kerala, delivering the 17th N. Narendran memorial lecture on ‘Tolerance, plurality, and respect for dissent’ ecenly. Swami Agnivesh spoke about what appeaed to be consistent attacks on freedom of speech and right to dissent under the arera […]