Leaving no one Behind – World Water Day

Leaving no one Behind – World Water Day

Water is a precious gift from Mother Nature to all the living beings on earth. We all understand the importance of water in our lives and life is impossible without water. Everything on earth needs water but as our population increased, pressure also increased on the resources and it leads to the overuse and exploitation […]

United against Racism; Dignity and Justice for all

United against Racism; Dignity and Justice for all

Racial discrimination has not been banished to history. It has been held in the arms of societies and even today unfortunately we are seeing the ugly face of racial discrimination in public discourse always. Racial and ethnic discrimination occur each day, all around us. We give it little thought, as we believe it rarely affects […]

HIV ‘cure’ via stem cells? Possible!

HIV ‘cure’ via stem cells? Possible!

Are we near to a ‘cure for HIV’ and AIDS? In a significant development, a person with HIV infection has been reported to be experiencing remission for the last 18 months after antiretroviral therapy (ART) was stopped following stem-cell transplantation in London. This was reported in the latest edition of a reputed medical journal. Remission […]

Street Food spices up New Delhi City Fest

Street Food spices up New Delhi City Fest

On the second day of the Street Food Fest the amazing cuisines are mesmerizing the Delhities with its taste and aroma at Rajpath (New Delhi). Bringing together some of India’s culinary street food chefs with their unique style of street food fusion to Delhi, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, GOI have invited National […]

Govt plans another attack on ‘free speech’?

Govt plans another attack on ‘free speech’?

In what is being widely seen as yet another attack on privacy and free speech, BJP led government is sneaking in new social media rules that actually amountbto stifling free speech before the upcomung national elections in India. Mozilla, the not-for-profit entity behind the web browser Firefox, has called out the Narendra Modi government’s perceived […]

Patna’s ‘Sister Dorothy’ honoured for promoting Constitution

Presentation Sister Dorothy Fernandes, working in Bihar, was honoured for promoting democratic and republic characteristics of the Indian Constitution on Monday November 26. Catholics of Patna know her as a person with a strong commitment for the poor and disempowered. She received the award “Neelkanth Samman”  on November 26, the Constitution Day, at Mavlankar Hall […]

Health Insurance vs Universal Health Coverage

Health Insurance vs Universal Health Coverage

The National Health Protection Scheme under ‘ Ayushman Bharat’, is being touted as an ‘advancement towards universal health coverage’ (UHC). UHC is a health policy design rooted in the commitment of ‘Health for All’. The goal of HFA was first articulated in the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978. ‘Alma-Ata’ and ‘Ayushman Bhara’t are  political commitments in […]

Forest festival at Bio-Reserve

Forest festival at Bio-Reserve

Get them young! Some 125 kindergarten kids toddled around Taru Mitra bio reserve to breathe in the sights and sounds of the forest, and of course to plant their very first tree! Tarumitra, ‘friends of trees’ started the gala celebrations of Van Mahotsav on July 27 in its Digha based bio-reserve with students, interns, volunteers […]

National River Waterway Project: Dream or Disaster?

National River Waterway Project:  Dream or Disaster?

Patna: From 2014, the government of India is reviving the idea of building big dams. It’s not a good idea, say activists. River linking also has severe ecological consequences. Fish, dolphins, livelihood are at stake, and also food on your plate will disappear, as the freshwater marine life will die due to dredging, and pollution. National […]

A Pressing Day’s work

A Pressing Day’s work

Patna has grown from a simple city to almost a metro. With the rise in population, new buildings, more cars, more offices and shopping complexes, life has also become very fast and complicated. In the shadow of the high rise apartments, you may see a man and his thela or moving cart. On this cart […]

Special provision for Drug Abuse Victims

Special provision for Drug Abuse Victims

The increase in the abuse of drugs and substances in Bihar is a worrying reality. The National Legal Services Authority is addressing this and working for the eradication of the drug menace. NLSA is introducing a scheme called ‘legal services to the victim of drug abuse and eradication of drug menace’. The objective of the […]

Patna Municipal Corporation news: 500 toilets and more!

Patna Municipal Corporation news: 500 toilets and more!

Patna: All Patna Municipal Corporation workers will get the benefits of the seventh pay commission, as well as IDs equipped with a GPS tracker! The proposal of providing identity cards equipped with global positioning (GPS) tracker to PMC workers and of extending benefits of seventh pay commission to all corporation workers also got approved at […]

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