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NGT horrified at Yamuna’s Ganesh pollution, helpless?

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NGT horrified at Yamuna’s Ganesh pollution, helpless?

New Delhi, Sep 20:  The Yamuna is choked with Ganesh idols, but the government will sit quiet while ‘devotees’ flout rules and poison their holy rivers. Incredible India indeed! Is the green tribunal crying crocodile tears? Troubled by the unedifying spectacle of hundreds of Ganesha idols littering the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal today sought […]

Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

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Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

New Delhi, Sep 20 : Is the  latest claim by the Union Health Ministry is actually true? The sixth Millennium Development Goal of halting and reversing the incidence of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS has been achieved, the Health Ministry informed the Union Cabinet today. While apprising the Cabinet of the progress under the National Health […]

It’s official: Demonetization was a flop show!

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It’s official: Demonetization was a flop show!

Demonetisation of high value currency notes of Rs 1000  and Rs 500 on 8 November 2016 shook India, disrupting normal behaviour in Indian politics, economy and society. The ‘ruling coalition’ tom-tomed about this  ‘big-bang step to unearth black money’, impair terrorism funding and weed out ‘fake currency’ from the system. The opposition on the other […]

Major fire at iconic RK Studio

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Major fire at iconic RK Studio

Bombay (Mumbai): A major fire broke out today on the sets of dance reality show “Super Dancer” at the iconic RK Studio, founded by legendary Raj Kapoor in suburban Chembur, in which its ground floor was gutted, officials said. No casualty was reported. Six fire tenders and five water tankers were rushed to the site […]

India Govt stung by UN remarks on ‘intolerance’

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India Govt stung by UN remarks on ‘intolerance’

Stung by  the UN’s Human Rights Council criticism on the issues of cow vigilante violence, Kashmir and Rohingya refugees, India  accused the High Commissioner Zeid Raad Al Hussein of passing “tendentious judgements made on the basis of selective and even inaccurate reports”. The UN statement was made on September 11. “India is proud of its […]

Musicians aren’t losers, asserts AR Rehman

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Musicians aren’t losers, asserts AR Rehman

Bombay (Mumbai): Musicians certainly aren’t losers, but why does cinema depict them as such? That’s a question posed by a music composer. Filmmakers usually show the positive side of sports personalities in biopics, but he fails to understand why musicians are often depicted as losers on the big screen, famous music composer A R Rahman […]

Meat sellers in UP face livelihood issues

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Meat sellers in UP face livelihood issues

New Delhi, Sep 12: Why are the BJP ruled states, led by Uttar Pradesh denying  meat, fish, and poultry sellers from Muslim and Dalit communities licences to carry on their trade? That’s a question being asked, and there are no clear answers. The meat business in Uttar Pradesh has badly been hit, affecting the livelihood […]

No GST for Sitar, but Guitar at 28%  tax

No GST for Sitar, but Guitar at 28% tax

NEW DELHI: The GST Council on Saturday decided against levying the indirect tax on 134 handmade indigenous musical instruments . So the  snake charmers’ pipes (called pungi or been),  the one -stringed ektara to the more familiar sarod, sitar and tabla and  harmonium will attract less tax,  but guitars, saxophones, pianos or even  humble mouth […]

Assassinated Journo Gauri Lankesh Mourned

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Assassinated Journo Gauri Lankesh Mourned

Senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead at her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on September 5, was laid to rest at the T.R. Mill Grounds in Chamarajpet in Bangalore.  Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has ordered a Special Investigation Team to be formed to conduct a probe into the killing. Meanwhile, the police are […]

Alphons is Christian face in Modi Cabinet

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Alphons is Christian face in Modi Cabinet

The BJP led Union Government finally has a junior minister from the Kerala Catholic Community. A “thrill” and a “surprise” – that’s how KJ Alphons, the former bureaucrat from Kerala, has described his selection as one of the new members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet. The 64-year-old took oath  as a junior minister in […]

BMC employs senior lawyers for petty matters: Court

BMC employs senior lawyers for petty matters: Court

Bombay: The Bombay High court is furious. Irked by the “lackadaisical response” of the BMC (Municipal Corporation) lawyers in “several important” cases, the Bombay High Court has directed the civic body to explain the logic it employs for leaving these cases to “not-so-capable” advocates while engaging services of “senior counsel for petty matters”. The court […]

Importance of Coconut day for fishermen

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Importance of Coconut day for fishermen

People across the globe and especially the ones who are nearby coastal areas acknowledge the importance of the soft, life-saving drink and flesh of the nut, by celebrating the World Coconut Day on 2nd September every year. The world coconut day was designated by Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) on 2nd September. All the major […]

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