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

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 […]

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Patna: Bihar has 5,296 manual scavengers, Maharashtra has 63,713, according to the provisional data of the recently released socio-economic and caste census. Across India, over 1.8 lakh manual scavengers told the surveyors they manually remove untreated human excreta from dry toilets, railway tracks and sewers – a practice banned by Parliament 22 years ago. Interestingly, […]

Sikkim has one TG, India has over 74 Thousand

Sikkim has one TG, India has over 74 Thousand

Sikkim has but one transgender, and rural Assam has 1,734 out of 2,198 TGs in the Northeast. India has 74,286 TGs, according to the 2011 Socio-economic and caste Census. Meghalaya has the highest percentage of women-headed households at 24.41 per cent, which is much higher than the regional and national average. Rural areas in the […]

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

It’s heart-warming news for the fellows who want to ban the beef trade. Now BSF jawans have to chase cows as well! The Bangladesh beef industry is tottering, thanks to the Indian government’s new found obsessive love for cattle.   Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have an extra job under Prime […]

UP delivers ‘Mother’ of Birthday scams

UP delivers ‘Mother’  of Birthday scams

LUCKNOW: Can a woman give birth three times in four months? Can a 60 year old have babies five times in ten months? Such aberrations of nature regularly happen in Uttar Pradesh, at least in the paper work of the ‘Janani Suraksha Yojana.’ An audit of beneficiaries of the Janani Suraksha Yojna in Uttar Pradesh, which primarily […]

Primary ‘Teachers’ with fake papers quit in Bihar

Primary ‘Teachers’ with fake papers quit in Bihar

At least 1,400 ‘teachers’ nabbed government primary school jobs with fake papers. That’s how bad elementary education is in Bihar. Some 1,400 primary teachers have resigned, fearing government action over possessing fake education degrees, according to official sources. More ‘teachers’ are expected to resign in the coming days after Patna High court ordered those possessing […]

Celebrating Digital Bihar: the Nitish way!

Celebrating Digital Bihar: the Nitish way!

“What Bihar thought yesterday, India thinks today”. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his government has already achieved several of the aspects of the ‘Digital India campaign’ launched on Wednesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with fanfare. One can say that Nitish Kumar is leaving no stone unturned to match or even surpass Narendra Modi’s […]

Did Govt. Computer distort Pt. Nehru’s Wikipedia info?

Did Govt. Computer distort Pt. Nehru’s Wikipedia info?

New Delhi: Who used government computers to distort information on India’s first Prime Minister? Will the government swing into action and get to the bottom of it? Or will it just do nothing? The internet trolls spawned by the BJP are getting more teeth in the Modi regime, say observers. Malicious revisions made to Jawaharlal […]

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

July 1 is celebrated as National Doctors’ day in India. It’s a day to remember the role that doctors play in our lives, and also a day for the medical professionals to do some introspection as well. National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering opportunities to all to get aware about […]

Uber cabs fracas: France arrests managers

Uber cabs fracas: France arrests managers

The Uber taxi service is under fire in other places besides India. Uber’s allegedly shady dealings prompted a nation wide violent taxi strike in France just last week. Regular, traditional taxi drivers pay more taxes than Uber, and they accuse Uber of unfair competition. Uber, meanwhile, argues that the French system is outdated and needs […]