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BJP ruled states ‘wow the cow’!

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BJP ruled states ‘wow the cow’!

The cow has never had it so good , and the BJP-ruled states are falling over one another to ‘wow the cow’, says an article in an Indian newspaper. Now the police at Haridwar will form a “cow family protection squad”. Haryana will launch “PGs for cattle” so that the people high-rise buildings will experience […]

Sam slams  ‘facebook’ leaders sans ‘moral fabric’!

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Sam slams ‘facebook’ leaders sans ‘moral fabric’!

Ahmedabad, Oct 19: Some leaders lack “moral fabric” which is why they have to depend on “fancy tools” such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate with people, telecom entrepreneur Sam Pitroda has said. He also said that information technology can help usher in the Gandhian concept of ‘Ram Rajya’ or the ideal state. “(Mahatma) Gandhi’s […]

Kancha Illiah: Clarifies association with Christians

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Kancha Illiah: Clarifies association with Christians

Who is Kancha Illiah Shepherd? CLARIFICATION ABOUT MY ASSOCIATION WITH CHRISTIANS One of the recurring accusations of the recent Arya Vysya agitators and their associate Paripurnanada Swamy, a hater of St. Mother Theresa and Christian human service, against me is that I have a Christian agenda behind my writing. This is absolutely false. I have […]

Diwali spending is sown by 40 percent, claim traders

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Diwali spending is sown by 40 percent, claim traders

The patchy and haphazard roll out of GST has affected India has resulted in traders complaining of a 40% drop in Diwali spending by customers! Of course these brick-and-mortar store owners also whined that e-portals were drawing away their business with ‘unseemly’ discounts! A nationwide traders’ association on Monday claimed a 40 per cent drop […]

Aadhar headache for Bank Customers

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Aadhar headache for Bank Customers

Bank customers are being bombarded by ominous messages, emails and calls from banks about the dire consequences they could face if they fail to link their Aadhaar number to their bank accounts before the December 31 deadline. Tn June, the government had  issued a notification amending the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Record) Rules, […]

Long way to go for dignified life

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Long way to go for dignified life

Indian culture and tradition is considered old and great all over the world where people worship various female goddesses like Durga, Laxmi, Saraswati and Kali. On the other hand in the ground realities taking birth as a woman in the Indian society can be said as curse for them. Women in India face lots of […]

Dalits attacked for sporting facial hair in Gujarat!

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Dalits attacked for sporting facial hair in Gujarat!

The ugly face of Brahmanical oppression is fast growing visible in Gujarat, even as a fresh incidents of intolerance of different kinds are emerging across India. Members of the lower castes are now being attacked for growing moustaches in some rural areas of Gujarat. Ahmedabad, Oct 3 : A relative of one of the Dalit […]

BHU, times a-changing? :  VC out, first woman proctor in!

BHU, times a-changing? : VC out, first woman proctor in!

Varanasi/New Delhi : Things are changing, for the better, hopefully. BHU (Benaras Hindu Univesrity) Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi, under fire for his alleged mishandling of student protests last month, has proceeded on indefinite leave citing personal reasons. And the university has finally appointed a woman as Proctor, whose first public response was that a […]

Tom Alter: Man for All Seasons

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Tom Alter: Man for All Seasons

Actor, Writer, Journalist, cricket lover, Tom Alter was a man for all seasons. In September 2017, Tom was diagnosed with Stage IV skin cancer. He died on 29 September in his residence in Bombay (Mumbai). Tom Alter’s son released the final statement saying, “It is with sadness we announce the death of our beloved Tom […]

Delhi High Court has Six Survivors as clerks

Delhi High Court has Six Survivors as clerks

New Delhi:  Five acid attack victims and a (MTF) transgender today joined their jobs in the Delhi High Court, on Wednesday.  A source  said this was a “path-breaking initiative” by the high court, which could be an example for other institutions in the country to follow. Confirming the decision, a senior member of the high […]

RK Studio violated safety norms, says Fire Brigade

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RK Studio violated safety norms, says Fire Brigade

Bombay (Mumbai), Sep 28 : The Mumbai Municipal Corporation fire department has issued a notice to the owners of the iconic R K Studio here for “violation of safety norms” which, it claims, led to a massive blaze on the premises. The fire detection system in the studio was ‘non-functional’ according to an officer. The […]

Shameless to the Core

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Shameless to the Core

It is indeed ironical that on the  day the government ‘celebrates’ Balika Divas, a posse of male policemen let loose their ire on a girl student in Benaras Hindu University and beat her up. The girl was part of a larger gathering of students who were protesting the callous, disgustingly patriarchal , and insensitive attitude […]