22 minors go missing in MP daily

22 minors go missing in MP daily

At least 15 girls go missing every day in Madhya Pradesh, according to state crime records bureau (SCRB), 2015. Most of these  girls are aged of 14-18 years. These  statistics from the state were in the news on International Missing Children’s Day. At least 8059 children went missing last year of which 5,740 were girls and 2,319 boys – […]

Bread is safe, says food authority

Bread is safe, says food authority

NEW DELHI:  A day after a Centre for Science and Environment report said that everyday bakery items could have cancer causing substances like potassium bromate, the Food Safety Standards Association of India or FSSAI has said there is no need to panic. The food regulator has announced a ban on potassium bromate, an additive that’s […]

Suspicious Minds = double cost of DNA test!

Suspicious Minds = double cost of DNA test!

Bombay (Mumbai) seems to be having a rash of  men lining up in front of labs to get DNA tests done on their offspring. There is such a huge  amount of pressure on the government lab,  that it is forced to charge twice as much! Why have men suddenly become suspicious of their wives? An ever-increasing […]

The world’s largest rooftop solar power plant?

The world’s largest rooftop solar power plant?

India is going solar, and at a good pace.  Punjab in North India has inaugurated what is possibly the world’s largest rooftop solar power plant. Spread over eight rooftops across 82 acres, it can produce up to 11.5 MW of electricity. The Rs 1.35 billion project is expected to have significant environmental benefits, reducing 400,000 […]

Free Sauna service on Air India Delhi-Mumbai flight?

Free Sauna service on Air India Delhi-Mumbai  flight?

Would you believe that our National Carrier is handing out free Sauna services? Not so! But imagine sitting for two hours in summer without fans or air conditioning! Recently, some  300 passengers on Air India’s flight 317 from Delhi to Mumbai had a terrible aftertaste of Delhi’s sweltering heat. They were forced to undergo a […]

Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

India and China together have a third of the mentally ill people in the world,but they don’t have enough mental health  services! India and China together account for one-third of global burden of mental illness, higher than the total of all developed countries and yet most people with mental disorders in these two nations do […]

Hyper-tense in Hyderabad?

Hyper-tense in Hyderabad?

Hyderabad men top the charts when it comes to suffering from `very high’ level of hypertension, in comparison peoples in other cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Dehradun, Bhopal and Patna, a Union health ministry survey says. The data, collated from the ministry’s recently released National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), shows that 4.5% Hyderabad […]

No crime to report at this police station

No crime to report at this police station

At this span of time when a large number of rape cases are filed in our country there is a special police station at a very special place where not even a single case of rape has been filed since 23 years. This police station is situated 15 km away from the Indo-Pakistan border in […]

Be a desh-bhakt! Use LED lighting!

Be a desh-bhakt! Use LED lighting!

The easiest way of proving you are patriotic? Toss out your CFLs and other lights snd replace them with LED bulbs! Reember? Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January last year launched the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme, and described the shift to LED (light-emitting diode) as “an act of patriotism” and “social service” to save the […]

Thirsty Latur gets water bill from Centre: a rupee a litre!

Thirsty Latur gets water bill from Centre: a rupee a litre!

Weeks after the Indian Railways was praised for coming to the rescue of the thirsty people of Latur by dispatching a water train, guess what? The Railways has sent the drought-hit district a bill of Rs 2.16 crore for the service rendered. Latur District Collector Pandurang Pole said the bill arrived about ten days ago. […]

No Widows in this MP Tribal Community !

No Widows in this MP Tribal Community !

Girls married to Gond bridegrooms in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla district, will never ever end up as  widows. According to their tradition, if a woman’s husband dies, she is married to the next bachelor in the family – regardless of age. If there are no eligible boys, the village elders  (usually a woman) will present  the woman with  […]

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