Indian girl among B’desh terror victims

Indian girl among B’desh terror victims

NEW DELHI An Indian teenager was among 20 foreigners who were killed after being taken hostage by a group of attackers at an upmarket cafe in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, a government minister said Saturday Tarushi Jain, 19, was caught up in the horrific 11-hour siege at the Holey Artisan Bakery, a Western-style cafe popular with […]

‘ 3 Dead Nepali workers arrive at KTM from Gulf every day’

‘ 3 Dead Nepali workers  arrive at KTM from Gulf every day’

Activists in Nepal  have received many complaints from across the Gulf regionof maltreatment and exploitation of workers. Sujata Upreti, an official of the Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee (PNCC), a Kathmandu-based labour rights group representing Nepalese migrant workers, has told an Asian news agency that many had been arrested and deported because they were found outside […]

Qatar exploits Indian workers despite assurances to PM Modi?

Qatar exploits Indian workers despite assurances to PM Modi?

Qatar is exploiting  South Asian migrant labour (almost a million of them from India and Nepal) who are building the infrastructure for the 2022 soccer World Cup . Activists say that labour abuses are widespread throughout the Gulf, and that the workers’ home countries share the blame. Mr Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, visited Doha […]

AQIS and its India-born leader on US terror blacklist

AQIS and its India-born leader on US terror blacklist

The United States has added Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), a regional branch of the global extremist network, to its terror blacklist on Thursday. The State Department designated AQIS a “foreign terrorist organization” and its leader, Indian-born Asim Umar, a “specially designated global terrorist.” Al-Qaeda, the jihadist movement founded by the late Osama bin […]

Dhaka Muslin: back from the dead?

Dhaka Muslin: back from the dead?

People in the Indian subcontinent often like to sing of their ‘glorious past’. One of the legends one hears is about the legendary muslin cloth produced in India, so ‘thin that an entire muslin saree could pass through a finger-ring’.  Really?  Why isn’t this marvellous cotton cloth seen today? Muslin, once weighed against gold in the […]

Shrinking Stream flows in Upper Himalayas, more Water Crises ?

Shrinking Stream flows in Upper Himalayas, more Water Crises ?

[KATHMANDU] The Nepal Himalayas maybe facing a water crisis over the next decades. A new study forecasts decreasing stream flows and ice volume in the Nepal Himalayas. Dire consequences are in store for power production, irrigation and food security. And that’s bound to have a huge impact on neighbouring countries as well. A joint study […]

Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

Patna: Villagers from Tikauli Panchayat in Sitamarhi District have elected a dead woman  to the post of Panchayat Samiti member. The woman, Mithlesh Devi, has been dead nine long years. Bihar never fails to spring surprises! A woman in Bihar, who died several years ago, was elected as a panchayat samiti member in the recently […]

Street Vendors call for sacking of anti-poor NMDC officials!

Street Vendors call for sacking of anti-poor NMDC officials!

Transfer Chairman & Enforcement Director of NDMC  Anti –Poor, habitual violators of Human Rights Selective use of Court orders to evict vendors of NDMC area Instead of implementing the Street Vendors Act, the Chairperson and the Director NDMC are under the false belief that they can chase away the vendors from NDMC by use of […]

India’s pulse beat slows, Modi to sow Moong in Malawi?

India’s pulse beat slows, Modi to sow Moong in Malawi?

It’s a question of दाल-भात (doll-rice in Anglo-Indianese).  Indians are perhaps  the world’s largest eaters of pulses, but alas! Shrinking  land for crops and drought are making Indians think of leasing  agricultural land in Africa and Burma (Myanmar) to meet growing demand of the domestic market. Two consecutive years of drought have led to a […]

NMDC Smart City moves leave vendors smarting

NMDC Smart City moves leave vendors smarting

New Delhi : Is the Kejriwal government in Delhi really for the common man, or not? The very flavour of Delhi is in the unorganised vending that takes place around Connaught Place, and what do we hear? Another attack on street vendors despite the protection of the Street Vending Act! The National Association of Street […]

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

They move around in ferocious packs and sometimes scare the living daylights out of kids and older citizens! Towns like Patna with a formidable stray dog population should learn from Bhutan.  The Newsnet team trawled around the web to discover a dog magazine called The Bark! And we got our paws on this fascinating piece […]

AN College Diamond Glitter flawed by Bacha Rai Scam

AN College Diamond Glitter flawed by Bacha Rai Scam

Patna: The falling standards of education Bihar and the infamous ‘Bachcha Rai’ topper scam were topics that overshadowed what was supposed to be a celebration, as Patna’s   AN College celebrated its Diamond Jubilee on Saturday. The occasion coincided with the  129th birth anniversary of Bihari intellectual and freedom fighter Anugrah Narayan Sinha after whom the […]

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