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Jungle Roads in Patna

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Jungle Roads in Patna

Sir Patna, the Bihar capital should be called not ‘Jungle raj’ capital, but ‘Jungle road’ capital. For some time now, the district administration, or shall we say the police have tried to give the Bihar capital a ‘civilised’ look by introducing traffic lights (signals). But our Bihari bhaiyas, especially the ones who shout loudest about […]

Placements for Digha Xaverians

Placements for Digha Xaverians

Students of the two St Xavier’s Colleges, located on the Digha campus have reason to be happy. Forty three final year students of BBA, B-Com (P), BCA and BA (Economics) of St. Xavier’s College and St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology have got jobs via campus placement by ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. Out of […]

Opposing LGBT rights is also intolerance

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Opposing LGBT rights is also intolerance

Sir, It is interesting to see certain Christian and Muslim religious leaders waxing eloquent on the matter of intolerance and ‘majoritarianism’ in public life. In the light of the rights of the LGBT minorities, one often hears some ‘Christian’ and Muslim’ so-called leaders speaking on behalf of the community, insisting that the draconian IPC 377 […]

On Sanskari James Bond

On Sanskari James Bond

Sir, On the subject of ‘sanskari James Bond’ controversy, I would like to share some thoughts that I picked up from a recent editorial. The censor board has taken on the peculiar task of timing James Bond’s kisses. Citing its outmoded obscenity codes, the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification has ordered that […]

Let’s put  Patna on the Smart City list

Let’s put Patna on the Smart City list

Sir, I wish to draw the attention of the authorities and the people through Newsnet One to the importance of being smart or say being a part of the smart city panel list. As we all know, Patna being a state capital is not listed for smart city development, for the simple reason that it […]

Hijras must improve their own image to be accepted

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Hijras must improve their own image to be accepted

Sir I do believe that all humans have equal rights. All humans also share equal responsibility.  Reading about the problems of Hijras on Newsnet One  I am sad. But there is another side also. Hijras are scary. They enter trains and frighten the travellers. They use filthy language. they do not beg, but demand money. […]

Madarsas must modernize to benefit country

Madarsas must modernize to benefit country

Sir – The Maharashtra government has recently announced that madarsas which do not teach science, mathematics, English and the social sciences will be considered “non-schools”. The state government there gives each madarsa a yearly grant of Rs 5.5 lakh. It must be remembered in this context that the United Progressive Alliance government – which had […]

Will Asaram Bapu walk free?

Will Asaram Bapu walk free?

Sir, Just yesterday, I chanced to see a news flash on television that a key witness that linked rape accused Asaram Bapu to his crime, has been killed. This bumping off of key witnesses appears to be a murky business. It is really suspicious. Now that the key witness has been killed, the court may […]

India: still a long way behind

India: still a long way behind

Sir , The Supreme Court of the United States of America has legalized same-sex marriages in all the 50 states of the country. While pronouncing the verdict, the associate justice of the Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy, said, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice […]

Christopher Lee: Iconic Villain

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Christopher Lee: Iconic Villain

Sir , It was sad to read the news of the death of Christopher Lee, who essayed the iconic role of Count Dracula. With his demise, a glorious chapter in the world of cinema has come to an end. Lee, a British actor who earned a knighthood, had devoted his long acting career to portraying […]

Thoughts on Child Labour Day

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Thoughts on Child Labour Day

Sir, India is home to the largest number of child labourers in the world, over 12.59 million! A major concern is that the actual number of child labourers goes undetected. M.V. Foundation in Andhra Pradesh found nearly 400,000 children, mostly girls between seven and 14 years of age, toiling for 14-16 hours a day in […]

Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

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Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

Sir, I went through a column of the newspaper highlighting the transgendered, once a suppressed section, are participating in the society. A ray of hope is seen to some extent for a fraction of country’s population-some transgenders in India are freely expressing their gender identity and exercising basic rights. Society is also moving in favour […]