33-year-old from Manipur is Darjeeling’s new MP

33-year-old from Manipur is Darjeeling’s new MP

Raju Bista, a 33-year-old from Manipur’s Kangpoki district, is the new MP from Darjeeling. It took many by surprise when the BJP fielded Raju Bista in Darjeeling. The leaders of the  party were smart enough to find a young Gorkha RSS worker from Manipur to represent them in the politically hostile hills district of West […]

BJP with less than 1% mandate parties in Mizoram

BJP  with less than 1% mandate parties in Mizoram

The people of Mizoram once again rejected the overtures of the BJP, giving their Lok Sabha candidate  less than one percent of the votes polled! After a big win at the 2018 Assembly (MLA) elections, the ruling party Mizo National Front (MNF) continued its success route in the small hill state of Mizoram by securing […]

Bihar board ‘cheats’ student, rapped by HC

Bihar board ‘cheats’ student, rapped by HC

Patna: The Bihar School Education board was ordered to pay Rupees five  lakhs to a ‘failed’ student by the Patna High Court. The reason? The board tried some hanky- panky, and the High court found out about it. A school girl in Bihar showed unusual grit and determination when the eastern Indian state’s school board […]

Man, Booker: Woman is first Arabic prize winner!

Man, Booker: Woman is first Arabic prize winner!

It’s a fact, The first Arab to win a Man booker prize is a lady named Jokha. And that is no joke! Man Booker International Prize: Jokha Alharthi is first Arabic winner, says the BBC. Omani author Jokha Alharthi has won this year’s Man Booker International Prize – the first Arabic writer to do so. […]

Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Certain political parties in India may have demonized Bangladesh for sending illegal migrants in Indian election campaign. They do not realize that the country born out of a bitter struggle against Pakistan. Bangladesh has  no love lost for Islamabad. Bangladesh has now done what Modi’s India cannot imagine – stop issuing visas to Pakistani nationals, […]

Ireland bars Baptist ‘Pastor of Hate’

Ireland bars Baptist ‘Pastor of Hate’

A controversial homophobic US preacher has become the first person to be banned from Ireland under a 20-year-old power. Steven Anderson, a pastor from Arizona, runs the Faithful Word Baptist church and openly expresses anti-gay and anti-Semitic views. Pastor Steven Anderson, who is based in Arizona, runs the Faithful Word Baptist Church which says that […]

India: stop wasting water or face disaster tomorrow!

India: stop wasting water or  face disaster tomorrow!

NEW DELHI – World Water Day is over, and the world moves on to other matters. A global water crisis continues, nonetheless. A crisis already exists for many people in South Asia and there are indications that conditions could get worse before they get better. Almost 600 million people in India are at high risk […]

‘Me Too’ protest against panel clearing Chief Justice

‘Me Too’  protest against panel clearing Chief Justice

NEW DELHI: While the TV networks are paying more attention to election news, the ‘Me Too’ activists have been venting their anger at the Supreme Court. Over the past week, there has been news about the progress of a case of alleged sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India. Sexual harassment allegations against India’s […]

B’desh arrests local extremists for LGBT activist murders

B’desh arrests local extremists for LGBT activist murders

DHAKA  – Two of Bangladesh’s leading LGBT activists, who were hacked to death over three years ago, have received justice at last. Eight Islamist extremists from a banned group were charged by Bangladesh police on Sunday (May 12) for the 2016 murders of two prominent gay rights activists. Earlier, Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) […]

Whatsapp, Facebook shut down as Muslim Bashing escalates in Lanka

Whatsapp, Facebook shut down as Muslim Bashing escalates in Lanka

COLOMBO : Social media misuse again bares its fangs, this time in the wake of the Sri Lanka Church bombings. Reuters reported that the Sri Lankan government said on Monday (May 13) that it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after violent incidents in the wake of […]

Coming Soon: New works from Ray

Coming Soon: New works from Ray

Satyajit Ray fans and followers will be excited to know that five unpublished works of the film maestro and author are to be released from 2020 onwards. The titles mainly comprise unpublished essays and illustrations, a senior official of a publishing house said. “Translations of Ray’s ‘Tarini Khuro‘ and many of his illustrated works, which […]