India sinking deeper in gloom : World Happiness Report

India sinking deeper in gloom : World Happiness Report

Sad to report, India isn’t a happy nation. Maintaining a downward trend, India slipped to the 140th position, seven spots down from last year, in a happiness ranking of 156 countries this year, according to a new report which is unlikely to cheer up the ruling coalition in the run-up to the general elections. India […]

Poor reach of Underprivileged and Uneducated Mothers- ICDS

Poor reach of Underprivileged and Uneducated Mothers- ICDS

Anganwadi services have a poor reach among key beneficiaries that are the poorest of the poor and uneducated mothers, according to a paper published in a WHO bulletin recently. The government’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) provides a package of six services at anganwadi or child-care centres to young children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. These […]

Farmers protested against Ahmadabad- Mumbai bullet train concerning green belt

Farmers protested against Ahmadabad- Mumbai bullet train concerning green belt

Around 1, 597.8 Kilometers from Patna  in Navsari, Gujarat the farmers from 29 villages held a protest rally against bullet train project on Wednesday 6th February. Around 2000 protestors submitted the memorandum to an official in this regard. In the memorandum 14 concerns have been raised against the bullet train project. According to the local […]

China bans teaching in Tibetan Monasteries

China bans teaching in Tibetan Monasteries

BEIJING, Jan 30: Though China has signed and ratified an international document allowing religious freedom, and even mended its Constitution to allow freedom of religion, it is still very harsh on Tibetan Buddhists, often denying them of their rights. A county in China’s Qinghai province, which is adjacent to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, has banned […]

Rohingya Refugees refuse to return, Bangladesh perplexed!

Rohingya Refugees refuse to return, Bangladesh perplexed!

Most of the Muslim Rohingya refugees who escaped the ‘genocide’ in Burma are just too scared to return home, despite assurances from their home country that they would be rehabilitated. The Bangladesh government, however, would like some of their ‘guests’ to return home as resources are slim. A plan to repatriate Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh […]

Japan: Nature Shrinks Economy Growth

Japan: Nature Shrinks Economy Growth

Japan was hit by several natural disasters over its summer, including one of the country’s worst flooding disasters in decades, an earthquake and a deadly typhoon. The disasters disrupted factories and hit domestic spending. Natural Disasters have made the Japanese economy totter a bit. Japan’s economy shrank in the third quarter as natural disasters hit […]

Is Modi the new player in Bangladesh political game?

Is Modi the new player in Bangladesh political game?

NEW DELHI: Is the Modi government helping Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina to muzzle her opponents? For those who don’t follow Bangladesh politics, the present Bangladesh government, in the face of very stiff and violent opposition, is cracking down on Islamic hardliners, struggling to keep her country ‘secular’. The narrative is that Begum Khaleda Zia of the […]

Qatar to enter India’s domestic air services?

Qatar to enter India’s domestic air services?

Qatar Airways will soon move an application to launch a full-service airline in India for domestic operations, according to its chief Akbar Al Baker, says a PTI report The proposed airline would be fully financed by Qatar’s sovereign fund and  have Indians heading the board and as most of its members. Baker, who has been […]

Fake videos promote mob-murder in India

Fake videos promote mob-murder in India

A transgender person was killed and two others were injured in India’s Hyderabad city. Observers say it is the latest in a series of mob lynching provoked and egged on by fake videos about child traffickers and robbers. Here,  an irate mob thrashed a transgender to death after they mistook him for a child-lifter. The […]

Filipino Catholic school students affirm LGBT rights

Filipino Catholic school students affirm LGBT rights

Students from Catholic schools in the Philippines marched with LGBT groups this week to press for the passage of a bill designed to end discrimination on the basis of gender and sexuality. They  attended nationwide rallies with gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders in major cities across the country on March 17 to show support for […]

Nepal’s Lady President enjoys Second Term

Nepal’s Lady President enjoys Second Term

Kathmandu: Nepal’s first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari was  relected for a second term in office with an overwhelming majority. Incumbent President Bhandari, the Left alliance’s candidate, was elected with more than a two-thirds majority as she defeated her Nepali Congress (NC) rival Kumari Laxmi Rai in the presidential election. Bhandari secured 39,275 votes while the […]

India bans Tibetan protests against China in Capital

India bans Tibetan protests against China in Capital

NEW DELHI: India has banned Tibetans from holding a rally with the Dalai Lama in New Delhi this month to mark the 60th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, officials said on Wednesday, as it tries to improve fraught ties with China, according to Reuters news Agency. However, they could hold a rally […]

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