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Protests in the northeast over Yoga Day

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Protests in the northeast over Yoga Day

The ‘over-promotion’ of International Yoga Day has resulted in vocal protests against it in Assam and other parts of the Northeast. The ‘surya-namaska’r element is raising hackles in certain quarters. Muslims point to the fact that the holy month of Ramadan is on, while some Christian sects object to being coerced to participate in such […]

Mizoram to ignore World Yoga Day

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Mizoram to ignore World Yoga Day

Mizoram’s protestant and evangelical churches have appealed to the people of the state to ignore International Yoga Day slated for Sunday, on religious grounds. “Sunday is a holy day for Christians. The government’s decision to celebrate Yoga Day on Sunday has hurt us. We appeal to the Christian community not to participate in the celebrations,” […]

NaMo’s brother says inspect Smriti Irani’s credentials like Tomar’s

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NaMo’s brother says inspect Smriti Irani’s credentials like Tomar’s

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s younger brother Prahlad on has suggested  educational qualifications of HRD Minister Smriti Irani should be verified as being done in the case of former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar. Prahlad, vice-president of All India Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Federation (AIFPSDF), said this while interacting with reporters. “Just as degrees of […]

Advani’s ’emergency may happen again’ point has BJP scrambling

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Advani’s ’emergency may happen again’ point has BJP scrambling

New Delhi, June 18: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani  spoke and  his party BJP as well as their mentors  the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were rushing to deflect talk  that his comments about an Emergency-like situation were aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of governance. “At the present point of time, the forces […]

Student body whacks teacher on parents’ complaint

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Student body whacks teacher on parents’ complaint

Imphal: In today’s new regime of ‘mollycoddling’ students, it is not unusual for pampered parents to call for the head of a teacher, if he happens takes his belt to the behind of a belligerent boy. ‘Corporal punishment’ in schools has been outlawed, no matter if some of the brats lounging on the school benches […]

“When they attack, there will be a counter-attack”: Zoramthanga

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“When they attack, there will be a counter-attack”: Zoramthanga

Former Mizoram chief minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga has said the ceasefire agreement between the government and the rebel groups was the only way to bring peace in Manipur. “There was no ceasefire agreement between the Centre and the rebel group which was involved in the ambush on an army convoy on […]

60 thousand affected, more coming as flood season hits Assam

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60 thousand affected, more coming as flood season hits Assam

Guwahati: Assam has been hit by the first wave of floods affecting over 60,000 people in nine districts of the state. At least one person has been washed away. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has said that Brahmaputra and the Jia Bharali were flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat and […]

60%  abused by daughters-in-law; 57 %  by sons

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60% abused by daughters-in-law; 57 % by sons

The abuse of elderly people in India has risen drastically, says HelpAge India, a non-governmental organisation which fights isolation, poverty and neglect of the elderly. The NGO, working to secure senior citizens’ rights, has reported that elders here are facing a huge ‘crisis’. Shooting to a disturbing 50% of elders experiencing abuse, from last year’s […]

Capital Cops bust Baby burglar business

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Capital Cops bust Baby burglar business

NEW DELHI: Now it’s Baby trafficking — newborns been stolen from hospitals and then being set up for adoption! The Delhi police have busted an illegal adoption racket. Police told newsmen they have broken up an illegal adoption racket in which newborn babies were stolen from hospitals and sold to couples. The Police have arrested three […]

Is Manipur to be another Gaza strip, asks Irom Sharmila

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Is Manipur to be another Gaza strip, asks Irom Sharmila

IMPHAL: Manipur’s ‘Iron lady’ , and satayarahi Irom Sharmila has called for an immediate end to the armed conflict in the state, comparing the ongoing situation in Manipur and the conflict in Gaza. She expressed her anguish at reports of the militant ambush at Paraolon in Chandel district on June 4 and the subsequent retaliation […]

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

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Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Bhubaneswar, Orissa: Linking rivers is not such a great idea, says the state government. Reports say that Orissa is not excited about linking the Mahanadi and Godavari rivers, because this may lead to acute shortage of water in the Mahanadi basin in the future. Official sources said the state government feared that the Mahanadi river […]

Street food is safe in Delhi says NASVI

Street food is safe in Delhi says NASVI

New Delhi: Why are some channels using fictitious ‘reports’ to attack street food? Is there a nexus of vested interests working against the rights of street vendors? On the back of the Maggi noodles controversy, is there a move by certain news channels to discredit street food, even as more and more vendors are taking […]