No thanks, NaMo, Nepal competent to host own donor’s meet!

No thanks, NaMo, Nepal competent to host own donor’s meet!

KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has rejected Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi’s offer to host a global donors’ conference. The conference would generate funds for rehabilitation and restoration work in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April. Nepal will host its own conference here on June 25. The Narendra Modi […]

Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

In the state of Bihar, pre-occupied with caste politics, are any of the political parties committed enough to address one of the hazardous issues -brick kilns’ adverse impact on environment? Bypassing the environmental norms, continuous emission from some six hundred brick kilns regularly mutltiply the density of air pollutants in the Bihar capital. The fuels used […]

Bihar: bridging records

Bihar: bridging records

Name one Indian state that has been inaugurating one new bridge every alternate day for the past eight years. Answer: Bihar! Believe it or not, this is really happening in Bihar, the state counted among the least developed in India. The genie that sprung out of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s development the bottle is the […]

Street food is safe in Delhi says NASVI

Street food is safe in Delhi says NASVI

New Delhi: Why are some channels using fictitious ‘reports’ to attack street food? Is there a nexus of vested interests working against the rights of street vendors? On the back of the Maggi noodles controversy, is there a move by certain news channels to discredit street food, even as more and more vendors are taking […]

Will Beef be banned in Goa?

Will Beef be banned in Goa?

Panaji: The Goa government will decide on whether to ban beef or not in “two to three weeks”, Animal Husbandry Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said here on Monday. “We (government) will think about and decide in two to three weeks,” Tawadkar said, while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a media event. The minister’s comments […]

What’s up with Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society?

What’s up with Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society?

The Narendra Modi government’s decision to do away with the Planning Commission and start a NITI Ayog had put the fate of a pioneering institution with over 2 lakh grassroots women members in a tizzy. The fate of the Mahila Samakhya programme, Bihar’s first and most effective movement for women’s empowerment linked to the state’s […]

WHY MODI WANTS TO SNUFF OUT GREENPEACE

WHY MODI WANTS TO SNUFF OUT GREENPEACE

It turns out that the real reason for Narendra Modi’s government training its guns on Greenpeace India is this: ‘Namo’ and his ‘friend’ coal baron Gautam Adani plan to exploit a humongous amount of coal, and Greenpeace has been at the forefront of a global campaign against coal mining and burning. Its Indian wing has […]

‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for Dalits to ride’

‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for  Dalits to ride’

Is there racism in India? No? Okay, but aren’t you a teeny tiny bit racist when you say, “Look here, I won’t tolerate some chaps riding horses to their weddings because they are born into a lower caste than I?” Police in Madhya Pradesh had to make a Dalit bridegroom (‘Dalit’ is the new politically […]

Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

A BJP MP from Uttarakhand has introduced a Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha as a Private Member Bill, to legally facilitate members of the Scheduled Caste Valmiki sect to become priests in Hindu temples if they wish to do so after receiving due training for the job. The Valmikis are traditionally employed as […]

Teacher or Creep?

Teacher or Creep?

Patna, Bihar: WhatsApp? Professor saab sexted some hot stuff to one of his lady students, and now he’ll be hanging around soon… the University chaps are going to suspend him. ‘Action’ looms against the physics department teacher of AN College, Patna, accused of sending an ‘objectionable’ text on WhatsApp to a girl student of the […]

Burning train inflames passions a decade on

Burning train inflames passions a decade on

PUNE: A 20-year-old engineering student in the city has been arrested for posting an offensive comment against Indian Muslims on a social networking site. Amitsinh Kate [pronounced KAATAY], a first year engineering student, was arrested on Wednesday for posting a comment that stated he would avenge the Godhra incident, the Bund Garden Police said. The […]