DD-AIR autonomy to be respected: Minister

DD-AIR autonomy to be respected: Minister

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the National  broadcaster Prasar Bharati’s autonomy would be retained, after launching high-definition DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) vans at Doordarshan Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday (June 5). “Autonomy of the Prasar Bharati is important and one must remember it gets its autonomy from an Act that […]

Why Modi Govt shouldn’t sell Air India, BSNL, MNTL

Why Modi Govt shouldn’t sell Air India, BSNL, MNTL

Rethink about selling AI, BSNL and MTNL; Strategic assets must remain in Indian hands Privatisation of these companies will leave India at a disadvantage as it is not without any major security implications that they will be taken. These are the decisions no other country has taken says journalist Mantoo Banerjee in a recent article. […]

El Nino affects Monsoons: below normal over north India

El Nino affects Monsoons: below normal over north India

NEW DELHI: The overall monsoon across the country is “most likely” to be normal this season but it will be below normal over north and south India, the India Meteorological Department said in its forecast Friday. The El-Nino phenomenon, generally believed to have its impact on monsoon, will continue during the rainy season. However, there […]

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 […]

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