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 […]

Female Genital Mutilation is not constitutional: Supreme Court

Female Genital Mutilation is not constitutional: Supreme Court

What a big chunk of the mainstream media missed, or chose to ignore, was that India may soon join the many countries to ban the Dawoodi Bohra’s tradition of mutilating their women before marriage. The Supreme Court of India on Monday, 30 July, said the age-old practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) violated the right […]

खतना की प्रथा, मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

खतना की प्रथा, मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समुदाय, शिया मुसलमानों माने जाते हैं| यह समुदाय मुस्लिम महिलाओँ के खतना को एक धार्मिक परंपरा मानता है| सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समाज में आम रिवाज के रूप में प्रचलित इस इस्लामी प्रक्रिया पर रोक लगाने वाली याचिका पर केरल और तेलंगाना सरकारों को भी नोटिस जारी किया था| याचिकाकर्ता […]

Child rescued from Borewell in Bihar

Child rescued from Borewell in Bihar

Munger: Several people in Bihar were gripped by the news that a child had fallen into a borewell, and throughout the evening many were glued to the live transmissions happening from Monghyr (Munger) on their smart phones. At about 10 pm, there was a huge sigh of relief and profound admiration for the Disaster management […]

Mamata: Indian politics has never been so dirty!

Mamata: Indian politics has never been so dirty!

New Delhi: The National Register of Citizens, applicable to Assam, which,  in its first draft, has left out over 40 lakh people, has become a major challenge, echoing across the country. Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (Augist 1) called the BJP the biggest infiltrator in the country for dictating what people should eat, […]

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

Guwahati: Now that the ‘final draft’ of the National register of Citizenship’ has been prepared for Assam, the truth dawns that this is going to be a real political, logistical  headache. The question is, what will the Assam government, and Government at New Delhi actually do with some 40 lakh people whose names aren’t on […]

Forest festival at Bio-Reserve

Forest festival at Bio-Reserve

Get them young! Some 125 kindergarten kids toddled around Taru Mitra bio reserve to breathe in the sights and sounds of the forest, and of course to plant their very first tree! Tarumitra, ‘friends of trees’ started the gala celebrations of Van Mahotsav on July 27 in its Digha based bio-reserve with students, interns, volunteers […]

At a loss for Identity in Assam …

At a loss for Identity in Assam …

Guwahati: The National Register of Citizens is being used to frame people and settle scores. Right now, all over Assam, an exercise is on to identify ‘aliens’ (illegal immigrants from Bangladesh) who may have entered the country over the past few decades. If your name does not feature in the national register of citizens, well, […]

Queen of Hills loses Innocence: Child, Teenager, raped

Queen of Hills loses Innocence:  Child, Teenager, raped

Darjeeling: ‘What’s wrong with India?’ a bewildered citizen asked on hearing news of two minor girls raped in different parts of Darjeeling over the past two days. The ‘rarest of the rare’ cases of crime are no longer rare, they have been springing up all over the country. Now the Queen of the Hills has […]

If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

Patna:  Institutions for girls set up under the Juvenile Justice Act are now coming repeatedly under the ‘scanner’. A two-member team of the Bihar state commission for protection of child rights (BSCPCR) visited a Hajipur-based short stay home for girls yesterday (July 21) to look into allegations that he inmates (all minors) were ‘sexually exploited’, […]

15 Medical Students punished for Hazing Juniors

15 Medical Students punished for Hazing Juniors

Patna: Fifteen medical students have been suspended for hazing their juniors. This follows an uproar on the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) campus earlier this month (July 4), when some students registered an FIR with the Shastri Nagar police. The IGIMS management on Thursday suspended the 15 MBBS students of the 2013, 2014 […]