Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

All of a sudden, Muslims seem to be on the receiving end of violent attacks in Manipur. Suddenly, issues that were never there such as ‘cow protection,’ ‘cattle stealing’, and ‘beef eating’ have begun cropping up in this North eastern state. Ever since the BJP came to power, a large section of the locals believe […]

Manipur suspends Mobile internet as University Row Rages

Manipur suspends Mobile internet as University Row Rages

IMPHAL, Sept 21 – Mobile Internet services are suspended in Manipur, even as University politics take centre stage in this northeastern state. Manipur police conducted a search in Manipur University campus at Canchipur near here in the wee hours of Friday and arrested around 70-80 students. Some faculty members of the University were also picked […]

Centre to merge Baroda, Dena and Vijaya Bank

Centre to merge Baroda, Dena and Vijaya Bank

The centre on Monday 17th September proposed to unite the state owned banks Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank to create India’s third largest bank as parts of reforms in the public sector banking segment. The merger of these three banks follows the merger of State Bank of India and its associate banks in 2017. […]

Quit, Bishop M! say Catholics across India

Quit, Bishop M! say Catholics across India

Let’s face it. The Church in India is facing an unprecedented crisis, all because Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar continues in his seat. One one hand, the controversy is getting shriller, the allegations are flying thick and fast, and on the other, there is an eerie silence from the CBCI or from the Church authorities. […]

It’s Done! All citizens have the Right to Love!

It’s Done! All citizens have the Right to Love!

New Delhi, Sep 6 (PTI) Gay sex among consenting adults is not a criminal offence, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday, holding that part of a 158-year-old colonial law that criminalised it, violated the constitutional right to equality and dignity. The top court decriminalised part of the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that […]

All ‘Urban Naxal’ Individuals, NGOs to be Smashed Soon

All ‘Urban Naxal’ Individuals, NGOs to be Smashed Soon

New Delhi: A major witch hunt operation targeting NGOs with a ‘left liberal’ leaning is in the offing, say news observers. Others say that liberal people have nothing to worry about, only those who support armed revolution will be in trouble.  The Centre has directed security forces to identify and arrest “overground” Maoist strategists and […]

Centre ‘advises’ Media : Don’t use the word ‘Dalit’!

Centre ‘advises’ Media : Don’t use the word ‘Dalit’!

New Delhi: Why is the Modi government asking private news channels not to use the word ‘Dalit’? What was missed out by the news  channels is that in January this year, a ‘petitioner’ had approached the Gwalior High court, and received an order banning government agencies from using the word Dalit on the grounds that […]

Artist’s Tribute to Calcutta’s Saint

Artist’s Tribute to Calcutta’s Saint

In what will be a memorable tribute to St Teresa of Calcutta on the eve her feast day, a Calcutta artist will throw open a so-far private archive of Mother Teresa to the public. Read on: She first met Mother Teresa when she was just five years old, and has since been a regular visitor […]

Criticism of Govt. is Essential for Democracy

Criticism of Govt. is Essential for Democracy

Dissent and criticism of the government are essential ingredients of a robust public debate in a vibrant democracy, the Law Commission of India said on Thursday. The Commission, which is the Centre’s topmost advisory body on laws, headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice B.S. Chauhan, published a consultation paper recommending that it is time […]

Police Arrest Activists to cover up Lankesh Assassins?

Police Arrest Activists to cover up Lankesh Assassins?

FIR No. 0004 of 2018, filed with Vishrambaug police station in Pune after the January 1 Bhima-Koregaon violence, names five people booked for promoting enmity between groups, punishable by up to five years’ jail. it does not name any of the five activists picked up on Tuesday. Of the original five, only Sudhir Dhawale, a […]

Human rights Activists, Jesuit Priest, branded Urban Naxalites

Human rights Activists, Jesuit Priest, branded Urban Naxalites

Mumbai: Pune police launched raids in five states at dawn on Tuesday, picking up mostly Left-leaning activists and lawyers and igniting outrage in civil society that described the crackdown as “absolutely chilling”. The five persons arrested are poet and Left-wing activist Varavara Rao; rights activists Vernon Gonzalves and Arun Ferreira; lawyer, trade unionist and tribal […]

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