We Stand with Stan

We Stand with Stan

From New Delhi to the North East, and From the Bangalore to Patna, hundreds of well-meaning, saddened, shocked and indignant protesters stood up for the arbitrary arrest of an 83 year old Jesuit who has spent most of his life to bring social justice to the tribal communities of Jharkhand. At  around 4 in the […]

‘It speaks poorly of the Judiciary’s confidence in itself ….’

‘It speaks poorly of the Judiciary’s confidence in itself ….’

More than 3000 people including several legal luminaries and  retired Justices have signed an open letter, expressing their disappointment with the Supreme Court ruling in the now volatile ‘Prashant Bhushan Contempt of Court case’. The Court has convicted a prominent lawyer, Prashant Bhushan, for his tweets. The letter says, ” The tweets were a bona […]

LIC defers premium payment date

LIC defers premium payment date

The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has recently extended the deadline of payment of insurance premium of its policyholders to April 15, 2020. In order to help policyholders pay their insurance premium within the stipulated time, the LIC has urged them to make their payments online by going to the official website of LIC. […]

Airports will close on Wednesday morning

Airports will close on Wednesday morning

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced that no domestic commercial flights would operate from March 24 midnight. It’s not clear when the flights will be resumed, since the directive said ‘until further orders.’ “No domestic commercial flight will operate in India from Wednesday onward. Airlines will have to land all their domestic passenger flights […]

Say goodbye to your HD binge watching till April

Say goodbye to your HD binge watching till April

While most of the middle class in India is going to be under some sort of lock-down for the next 15 days at least, it’s very likely that a lot of idle time is going to give the telecom department a headache. Binge watching, streaming your favourite shows is going to put a load on […]

No COVID-19 cases, but Bihar has an Epidemic!

No COVID-19 cases, but Bihar has an Epidemic!

Even though Bihar hasn’t reported a single case of confirmed COVID-19 infection, Bihar is under the British era ‘Epidemic Act’. So now, government health officials can storm into your house and take you for forcible screening. Any geographical area can be sealed off and isolated. You can be punished for hiding symptoms. You can be […]

C-virus:1.20 lakh screened in Bihar, Bengal reports one death, more…

C-virus:1.20 lakh screened in Bihar, Bengal reports one death, more…

PATNA: The state health department in Bihar claimed on Sunday (March 8) to have screened a record number of 1.20 lakh passengers at different transit points along the Indo-Nepal border since January 15 this year after the outbreak of coronavirus. An official statement issued on Sunday said that a total number of 1,20,955 passengers were […]

‘Don’t leave us out’ : People with HIV to Prime Minister

‘Don’t leave us out’ : People with HIV to Prime Minister

Some 500 people living with HIV/AIDS , supported by the Chairman of the Global Alliance of Human rights, have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include them in the Centre’s flagship health protection scheme — Ayushman Bharat.  As of now, people living with HIV (PLHA) still face rejection and denial of health services from […]

Bihar says ‘NO’ to NRC

Bihar says ‘NO’ to NRC

 A day before the ‘mammoth’  rally against NRC was to take place, the Bihar Assembly passed a resolution against the NRC implementation.  Bihar is the first NDA-ruled state to pass a resolution against the NRC and for the 2010 form of NPR, opening a window for the Centre to make a retreat on these issues, […]

Jaipur receives World Heritage Certificate from UNESCO

Jaipur receives World Heritage Certificate from UNESCO

On February 5, 2020, the Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur, received World Heritage Certificate from the UNESCO. Minister of Urban Development Shanti Dhariwal received this award in a ceremony held at Albert Hall.The UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay visited India to present the certificate. The world heritage certificate was presented to Jaipur for the efforts […]

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