NaMo’s brother says inspect Smriti Irani’s credentials like Tomar’s

NaMo’s brother says inspect Smriti Irani’s credentials like Tomar’s

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s younger brother Prahlad on has suggested  educational qualifications of HRD Minister Smriti Irani should be verified as being done in the case of former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar. Prahlad, vice-president of All India Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Federation (AIFPSDF), said this while interacting with reporters. “Just as degrees of […]

Advani’s ’emergency may happen again’ point has BJP scrambling

Advani’s ’emergency may happen again’ point has BJP scrambling

New Delhi, June 18: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani  spoke and  his party BJP as well as their mentors  the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were rushing to deflect talk  that his comments about an Emergency-like situation were aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of governance. “At the present point of time, the forces […]

Pakistan Tribal Court fines child for ‘adultery’

Pakistan Tribal Court fines child for ‘adultery’

A ‘jirga’ or tribal court in southern Pakistan has convicted a 10-year-old boy of having an affair with a married woman in her late 30s and ordered him to pay a fine of $7,000, according to media reports. Jigras, like India’s Khap Panchayats, do not have a legal standing, but are powerful bodies in the […]

“When they attack, there will be a counter-attack”: Zoramthanga

“When they attack, there will be a counter-attack”: Zoramthanga

Former Mizoram chief minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga has said the ceasefire agreement between the government and the rebel groups was the only way to bring peace in Manipur. “There was no ceasefire agreement between the Centre and the rebel group which was involved in the ambush on an army convoy on […]

60 thousand affected, more coming as flood season hits Assam

60 thousand affected, more coming as flood season hits Assam

Guwahati: Assam has been hit by the first wave of floods affecting over 60,000 people in nine districts of the state. At least one person has been washed away. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has said that Brahmaputra and the Jia Bharali were flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat and […]

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Elder women are the most prone to destitution, and the government is partly to blame for the abetment of elder abuse, says Bihar Mahila Samakhya State Project Officer Keerti. “The way the government has a focus on adolescent girls, and young mothers, why doesn’t the government have a programme for elderly women on the same […]

Queen of the Hills once again on track

Queen of the Hills once again on track

She’s back. The Queen of the Himalayan railway has resumed her 80 kilometre run which takes around eight hours. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has resumed its full-fledged toy-train service along the whole length of 80km tracks from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling after a gap of five years. The toy train service from NJP to Darjeeling, […]

KFC Pizza Hut shut doors in Nepal

KFC Pizza Hut shut doors in Nepal

Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken will no longer be served in Nepal. That’s just another fallout of the great earthquake that flattened the country. The twist in the tale is that union workers demanded that they get off at 6 pm every evening. The four restaurants, on the other hand, needed to operate beyond […]

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Bhubaneswar, Orissa: Linking rivers is not such a great idea, says the state government. Reports say that Orissa is not excited about linking the Mahanadi and Godavari rivers, because this may lead to acute shortage of water in the Mahanadi basin in the future. Official sources said the state government feared that the Mahanadi river […]

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 […]