Pressing Points on World Press Freedom Day

Pressing Points on World Press Freedom Day

Sir, On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, which we never knew existed until the media broadcasted it; I have a few points to share. It isn’t clear what this ‘Freedom of the Press’ is supposed to mean. Every country in the world says that in theory their newspapers and press is free. But […]

Heat hits Hops Harvest, brews Bad times for Beer !

Heat hits Hops Harvest, brews Bad times for Beer !

Beer drinkers of the world, you are in for some really tough times, this extraordinarily hot summer! Craft beer companies may be facing tough times after a dry, sweltering summer scourged much of Europe, reducing the continent’s hop harvest and driving up prices for the ever-important crop, which is one of the four main ingredients […]

Cook food between 9 am and 6 pm in Bihar; end up in jail!

Cook food between 9 am and 6 pm in Bihar; end up in jail!

Bihar this week took the unprecedented step of forbidding any cooking over open fires between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., after fires swept through shantytowns and thatched-roof houses in villages and killed dozens. People were instead told to cook to night. While India remains in the midst of a heatwave that has killed more than […]

SC prescribes Bitter Pill for Medical Council of India

SC prescribes Bitter Pill for Medical Council of India

What will happen to the lakhs of students who dream of becoming doctors? Is the Medical Council of India (MCI), the body responsible for screening students for admission to MBBS degrees, capable enough for such a work? In spite of functioning for so many years has MCI been able to generate professional excellence? There are […]

We want Azadi from dryness!

We want Azadi from dryness!

Sir I am not someone who dabbles in politics. I am just a simple guy trying to lead a non-controversial life. Circumstances have forced me to tap at the keyboard. First, the very hot sun is burning down hotter still. And El Nino is up to its impish tricks. Secondly, the earth is parched, and […]

Bihar CM’s namesake almost sends flying slipper his way

Bihar CM’s namesake almost sends flying slipper his way

The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar almost received another flying slipper as an unwelcome gift when on Monday, a man from Arwal district supposedly attempted to shy  his footwear at him.  The fellow was arrested by the police. The incident occurred when the man, who is Mr Nitish Kumar’s namesake, came to meet the CM […]

King of Good Times resigns from Rajya Sabha

King of Good Times resigns from Rajya Sabha

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose passport has been revoked by the government has resigned from the Rajya Sabha. Mr Mallya is at the centre of a raging controversy after he left the country amid continuing efforts by banks to recover dues totalling over Rs 9,000 crore of unpaid loans and interest. Last week, the Indian […]

IS hackers release hit list: Call US cowardly

IS hackers release hit  list: Call US cowardly

Islamic State (IS) hackers have published a “hit-list” of over 70 U.S. military personnel who have been involved in drone strikes against terror targets in Syria and asked their followers to “kill them wherever they are.” According to The Sunday Times, the hackers have links with Britain and call themselves ‘Islamic State Hacking Division’ and […]

Don’t dare show me red eyes : Mamata Di

Don’t dare show me red eyes : Mamata Di

Don’t show me red eyes to me, says Ms Mamata Banerjee Claiming that a section of police officials have “unleashed terror” on people at the behest of the Election Commission, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday warned them of “consequences” if she is voted to power again. “Election Commission’s duty is to ensure free […]

Every week, one US toddler shoots someone!

Every week, one US toddler shoots someone!

Little kids who can barely walk with real guns in their hands! It’s not the Wild West, or is it? The Unites States has experienced at least 23 toddler-involved shootings since January 1, reporting a spurt in such tragic incidents, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to introduce new gun control measures, compared to 18 over […]

Two RSS black flag wavers roughed up at Kanhaiya function

Two RSS black flag wavers roughed up at Kanhaiya function

PATNA: JN University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was  shown black flags at a function here by  two RSS workers who were roughed up by the some of the audience before being detained by the police for questioning. The two persons belonging to   ‘Youth Swaraj’,  showed black flags to the JNUSU president, besides raising slogan […]

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