Bihar says ‘NO’ to NRC

Bihar says ‘NO’ to NRC

 A day before the ‘mammoth’  rally against NRC was to take place, the Bihar Assembly passed a resolution against the NRC implementation.  Bihar is the first NDA-ruled state to pass a resolution against the NRC and for the 2010 form of NPR, opening a window for the Centre to make a retreat on these issues, […]

Aizawl’s multi-storey Cemetery solves Grave Shortage

Aizawl’s multi-storey Cemetery solves Grave Shortage

Stressed Christian cemeteries, with shrinking space and crowding of graves can take a leaf out of the Aizawl book. Aizawl’s Chaltlang neighbourhood inaugurated its first ‘modern multi-storey concrete cemetery’, the first of its kind in Mizoram to cope with the rising graveyard crisis. The five-storey cemetery which houses at least 163 crypts (ready-made tombs) was […]

Imam faces flak over Sex-worker’s funeral

Imam faces flak over Sex-worker’s funeral

A Muslim maulvi (cleric) who made headlines by officiating at the funeral for a sex worker in Bangladesh has faced a backlash from local Muslims. About a fortnight ago, Golam Mostafa, an imam at Daulatdia Railway Station Mosque in Rajbari district, broke a social taboo to perform final rites for Hamida Begum, a sex worker […]

175 crore Biharis chew tobacco, despite bans: minister

175 crore Biharis chew tobacco, despite bans: minister

Bihar Health minister Mangal Pandey stated that 1,75 crore people from Bihar use  chew some form of  tobacco, despite the Bihar government’s steps to discourage the practice. Speaking at a national consultation on ‘Effective Implementation of Measures for Control of Smokeless Tobacco Use in India’ jointly organised by the health department and the National Institute […]

‘Corona hasn’t affected China-India friendship’

‘Corona hasn’t affected China-India friendship’

The Chinese Ambassador, Sun Weidong, has recently praised India’s ‘kindness’ towards China in these troubled times.  As social media circulates fake and half-true images of China and the coronavirus outbreak, both China and the UN agencies are understandably tense.  China reiterated rumours about COVID-19 or cornavirus were terrible and had the potential to stigmatise Chinese […]

RAILROAD BLUES: CROWDING IN TRAINS

RAILROAD BLUES:  CROWDING IN TRAINS

Voices of the people: how to deal with overcrowding on trains? Please write your comments and add to the debate- Editor In every long distance train reservation ticket holder passengers suffer from entry and forcible occupation of reserved seats at various locations and stages of long journey, by “Daily Passengers” commuting between their homes and […]

Spain to legalize assisted suicide, Pope condemns the move

Spain to legalize assisted suicide, Pope condemns the move

Madrid, Spain: After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of the country’s parliament has now voted to consider a bill that would legalize the practices in certain circumstances. According to Spanish newspaper El País, the bill was approved for consideration in the 350-seat […]

Hail Mary for Syria, Salt and Light …

Hail Mary for Syria, Salt and Light …

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis urged Christians to live the “presence and testimony” as “salt” and “light” in the world. “Jesus,” he explained, “invited us not to be afraid to live in the world, even if sometimes there are conditions of conflict and sin in it.” Following the Angelus, the pontiff prayed […]

One in 10 Indians will soon develop Cancer

One in 10 Indians will soon develop Cancer

Every Indian family will have at least one family member with cancer. Bleak times ahead, says WHO. But India loves its khaini, tumbakoo, and areca nut … One in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in 15 Indians will die of cancer, according to a latest World Health Organization (WHO) report. […]

Bodo accord will depend on Govt Sincerity

Bodo accord will depend on Govt Sincerity

GUWAHATI:  Success of the third Bodo Accord signed on January 27 will depend entirely on the sincerity of the Government and all the stakeholders. This was the observation of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), which is also a signatory to the Accord. President of the ABSU, Promode Boro said that the students’ body is […]

Secondary Examinations start across Bihar

Secondary Examinations start across Bihar

Bihar Board BSEB 12th exam 2020 starts from Monday February 3. The Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) intermediate and Class 12 examinations will begin from Monday. This year, 12.5 lakh (12,05,390) students have registered for the examination, including 5.38 lakh female students and 6.56 lakh males. To curb cheating, the board has taken several measures […]