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Modi Govt to toe RSS Agenda: ‘clean’  Indian minds

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Modi Govt to toe RSS Agenda: ‘clean’ Indian minds

New Delhi: The RSS agenda is fast becoming the national agenda. Forget about the jobs and employment promises of the BJP before elections. Narendra Modi government, wants to ‘clean’ India by brainwashing the young and ridding the nation of ‘cultural pollution’.  While meeting with leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) last week, the Union […]

Govt throttles Greenpeace India funding

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Govt throttles Greenpeace India funding

No more greenbacks for Greenpeace India. Let’s say that the Modi government sees red whenever an NGO talks green.  The Central government cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace India to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says. In what Greenpeace calls “another attempt to silence criticism”, the Narendra Modi government cancelled the NGO’s FCRA papers, the […]

To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

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To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

They came with bulldozers and broke down the school walls, even as children wept. That’s how an anti-encroachment drive on the banks of Harmu rivulet, that passes through Ranchi town went, on the day before Teacher’s day. For the 100 odd kids studying at this government school, it’s feels like an end to their school […]

Forest Sting Op gets Cobra Poison worth Rs. 100 crore!

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Forest Sting Op gets Cobra Poison worth Rs. 100 crore!

JALPAIGURI (North Bengal): Is China encouraging the smuggling of cobra venom? Forest officials in the North Bengal region believe so.  In ‘sting ‘operation, the forest department has seized of nine lbs of cobra venom worth over Rs 100 crore in international black market. It’s the second seizure over three months. So far, the department has […]

Bhopal Bachelor after battle, adopts  baby boy

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Bhopal Bachelor after battle, adopts baby boy

BHOPAL: It’s good news for a young bachelor from Indore, who can adopt a child of his choosing at last. 28-year-old Aditya Tiwari, who works for an MNC in Pune, has been trying to adopt 16-month-old Binney from September 2014. He had to fight with authorities for the child suffering from Down’s syndrome and a […]

The great Pink onion heist

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The great Pink onion heist

Onions are the flavour of the month. Only last week, the Dhanbad Chamber of commerce in Jharkhand state had a one day sale of onions at ‘cost price’ about Rs 30 a kg against the market price of Rs 50. But news also came in of onions been stolen from certain cities. In the biggest […]

Christians ‘share’ of India’s population on the decline

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Christians ‘share’ of India’s population on the decline

The Census ‘numbers’ are intriguing, actually indicating that contrary to hype and ‘conversion’ allegations levelled against the religious minority by the RSS and right wing Hindu groups, the total percentage of Christians in the India have actually declined a fraction. Nearly half of the India’s Christian population lives in south India, shows the Census 2011 data […]

Gaya ‘gaonwallahs’ Greed grounds Airports flying hopes

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Gaya ‘gaonwallahs’ Greed grounds Airports flying hopes

GAYA: Villagers in Gaya have got greedy and are demanding ‘unreasonably high’ prices for land adjacent to the Gaya airport, say media reports. A hundred acres of land are needed for the expansion and modernization of the Gaya airport. The people of Hario and three other villages have virtually paralysed the project aimed at increasing […]

Hindustan Unilever and the Crorepati Club

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Hindustan Unilever and the Crorepati Club

MUMBAI: When Srirup Mitra, 33, a category head at Hindustan Unilever, took home more than a crore (ten million rupees) in annual salary last year, he wasn’t all that unique. Hindustan Unilever has about 169 executives who drew eight-digit salaries (100,00,000 +) last year, six times more than its closest rival ITC’s 23 crorepati employees, and half […]

Christians form security team to protect churches

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Christians form security team to protect churches

Lahore ,Pakistan: After the church attacks in March, a group of 16 Christian men in Lahore banded together to form a security team to defend local churches. The team began by offering its services at the Shalom Presbyterian Church in Bahar Colony, Lahore, the ‘cultural capital ‘of Pakistan. The men are not security guards by […]

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Iran happy with deal, Israel fumes, US reassures

U.S. President Barack Obama reassured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security in a phone conversation on July 14, after Iran and major global powers sealed a landmark deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The White House said that Obama told Netanyahu the Iran […]

UK-India ‘teaching assistants’ programme

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UK-India ‘teaching assistants’ programme

NEW DELHI: The British Council, the UK international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities and various schools across India are organising a week-long series of events around school education. The ‘Schools Week’ began with the launch of the British Council’s ‘Generation UK India Teaching Assistants Programme,’ followed by a School Award Ceremony at Hotel […]