76 ‘non-vegetarian’ cows give Goa gaushala a headache

76 ‘non-vegetarian’ cows give Goa gaushala a headache

We suspected this all along. Cattle who rummage through garbage heaps tend to eat non-veg scraps! Believe it or not, but Goa’s Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo has claimed that stray cattle in the state’s coastal belt, which includes popular beach villages like Calangute and Candolim, have “turned non-vegetarian” and only eat scraps of “chicken […]

Progress towards 2030 zero hunger: under threat

Progress towards 2030 zero hunger: under threat

India ranked lowest among South Asian country in Global Hunger Index  India has been ranked at the 103rd position among 119 countries on the GHI (Global Hunger Index), says a report. According to the report, prepared by Welthungerhilfe (not for – profit group) and Concern Worldwide (works towards improving lives of poor people), India is among […]

Penal system far less kind towards women prisoners

Penal system far less kind towards women prisoners

We hear success stories of male prisoners who are rehabilitated and taught vocational skills, but this are rarely heard so for women. Women prisoners are an ignored in all sections, the penal system is far less kind to them than it is to men. The CHRI (Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative) found that when there is […]

Arrested, then tortured to admit to rape: Kothkai case

Arrested, then tortured to admit to rape: Kothkai case

Chilling, what can happen to you in a police station, if you just happen to be a ‘suspect’. In 2017, in Himachal Pradesh, a minor girl was found raped and murdered. The police ‘swung into action’ and arrested 6 men with much fanfare. Things went south for these cops when one of the accused died […]

Bihar police drop sedition case against 49 personalities

Bihar police drop sedition case against 49 personalities

Frivolous cases to harass people filed in district courts just to curry favour with the ruling dispensation do not cut ice with some police officers, such as  Senior Superintendent of Police Manoj Sinha of Muzaffarpur. The Muzaffarpur police on Wednesday (October 9) ordered closure of a  case lodged against 49 personalities on charges of sedition […]

Who defaced Gandhi Memorial five days ago?

Who defaced Gandhi Memorial five days ago?

REWA: Five days have passed since this happened in Madhya Pradesh, police still don’t have a clue about which gang of hoodlums defaced a Gandhi memorial on the occasion of his 150th Death anniversary. A memorial that was constructed and undisturbed since 1948 has been defaced by Gandhi haters. Why are the police going slow […]

Aarey! Municipality axes Mumbai’s lungs!

Aarey! Municipality axes Mumbai’s lungs!

Mumbai’s ‘lungs’ are being amputated for a shiny new metro railway. People are unhappy, protesting, but ‘development’ steamrolls on. And, oh boy, do these sluggish Mumbai  Municipal Corporation wallahs work fast! They began felling trees in Mumbai’s Aarey forest on Friday evening, hours after getting a go-ahead from the Bombay High Court, according to local […]

Biz- starved banks to hold loan fairs across 250 districts

Biz- starved banks to hold loan fairs across 250 districts

Listen up, folks! Indian banks are now ready to do business with ordinary folk and are a bit leery of the big ticket investors. The ‘loan mela’ days are back again. The first phase of ‘Loan Mela’, an outreach programme for providing credit to retail customers and MSMEs, will begin from Thursday across 250 districts […]

PM, Gandhis, pay tribute to Bapu

PM, Gandhis, pay tribute to Bapu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 150th birth anniversary and urged people to implement Gandhian principles in their daily lives. The prime minister said the nation expresses its gratitude to Gandhi for his everlasting contribution to humanity. E “We pledge to continue working hard to realise his […]

HECI to replace UGC and AICTE in October

HECI to replace UGC and AICTE in October

HRD Ministry is planning to introduce the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Bill which is expected to replace UGC and AICTE soon.  According to media reports, the Ministry of Human Resource Development is planning to replace University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (ACITE) with a new agency called Higher […]

Vasai Archbishop says dialogue, not reaction is the response to VHP

Vasai Archbishop says dialogue, not reaction is the response to VHP

ROME – Archbishop Felix Machado of Vasai has urged Christians and the church to engage in ‘dialogue’ with right-wing political and religious forces in India. Watching what’s happening in his country today, Machado believes the need for real conversation with the Hindu majority is more urgent than ever. Speaking to a newspaper in Rome, Archbishop […]

Catholic Priest , author to preside over Marathi Lit Fest

Catholic Priest , author to preside over Marathi Lit Fest

Bombay (Mumbai): Vasai-based Catholic priest Father Francis D’Britto, writer and environmentalist, was recently elected president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan (ABMSS) 2020, a three-day event that will be held in Osmanabad starting January 10, 2020. Fr. D’Britto, who is the first Christian to be elected president of the ABMSS, said he would like […]

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