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Modi Govt to toe RSS Agenda: ‘clean’  Indian minds

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Modi Govt to toe RSS Agenda: ‘clean’ Indian minds

New Delhi: The RSS agenda is fast becoming the national agenda. Forget about the jobs and employment promises of the BJP before elections. Narendra Modi government, wants to ‘clean’ India by brainwashing the young and ridding the nation of ‘cultural pollution’.  While meeting with leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) last week, the Union […]

Deeply divided Manipur: Valley peaceful, Hills burn,

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Deeply divided Manipur: Valley peaceful, Hills burn,

Imphal: The Inner line permit monster still stalks Churachandpur town. It has sharply divided the hills and the valley. It doesn’t go away. Protests. Violence. Arson. Protesters set fire to two government offices at Churachandpur town in Manipur late Thursday afternoon . Now the death count has risen to eight in the on-going agitation over […]

Bhopal Bachelor after battle, adopts  baby boy

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Bhopal Bachelor after battle, adopts baby boy

BHOPAL: It’s good news for a young bachelor from Indore, who can adopt a child of his choosing at last. 28-year-old Aditya Tiwari, who works for an MNC in Pune, has been trying to adopt 16-month-old Binney from September 2014. He had to fight with authorities for the child suffering from Down’s syndrome and a […]

Santhara: not suicide, surely?

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Santhara: not suicide, surely?

New Delhi: It’s a tough set of questions: should Jains be allowed to practice Santhara? Is suicide the same as giving up one’s life voluntarily? Why should a non-Jain challenge the religious practice of a Jain? If the law is the same for everyone, then why shouldn’t we allow euthanasia?   The Supreme Court on […]

Miniscule, but powerful? That’s the question!

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Miniscule, but powerful? That’s the question!

‘“Miniscule” & Powerful!’- that was the theme of a national consultation for ‘drawing a collective roadmap for MSM and other gay men in India’ held at New Delhi this day last week. Representatives of the Gay and transgender communities from all over India reflected on the main issues that impacted their lives and rights. Ever […]

Christians ‘share’ of India’s population on the decline

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Christians ‘share’ of India’s population on the decline

The Census ‘numbers’ are intriguing, actually indicating that contrary to hype and ‘conversion’ allegations levelled against the religious minority by the RSS and right wing Hindu groups, the total percentage of Christians in the India have actually declined a fraction. Nearly half of the India’s Christian population lives in south India, shows the Census 2011 data […]

APJ: India’s Atheist, Bachelor, long haired-lover

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APJ: India’s Atheist, Bachelor, long haired-lover

PJ Abdul Kalam was buried today. He died in action. Contributing towards education with his last breath, in a manner of speaking. He led a remarkable life. From an ordinary, poor Muslim household, he educated himself to become a well known engineer, beloved of the hawks, who christened him with the nickname, ‘The missile man’ […]

Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

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Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

 Is the ‘Unnat Bharat Yojana’ just a vehicle to fund Sangh Parivar based rural organisations and promote a sort of hanky-panky, hocus-pocus agenda disguised as research? A recent NDTV web report has indicted that there are wheels within wheels. The IIT Delhi campus has been in the news for the past several months over the […]

Is Kejriwal picking up a food fight with Delhi?

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Is Kejriwal picking up a food fight with Delhi?

Delhi : Is Kejriwal’s ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ out to break the backs of the real common man? Is the hare-brained scheme, announced by AAP, that proposes to run ‘Aam Aadmi Canteens’  actually a way  of torpedoing the livelihoods of thousands of popular street food vendors? The National Association of Street Vendors in India (NASVI) has strongly condemned […]

In Memory of Brave Sons of Garo Land

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In Memory of Brave Sons of Garo Land

Tura, Mehhalaya: In 1917, when the world was in the midst of war, a thousand Garo tribesmen were recruited to the 69th Garo Labour Corps and despatched to France to help the Allied forces in construction, transportation, and salvage. Thursday marked the 97th anniversary of their return. Historian Milton Sangma, who researched the Garo Labour Corps states, […]

India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

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India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

The new women heroes of the day are definitely Tashi and Nungashi Malik, the first twin sisters to climb Mount Everest together, have now become the fastest South Asians to complete the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’. But they have done it on their own, with no ‘support’ from the Narendra Modi government. The Government of new […]

Supreme Court gives Vyapam case to CBI

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Supreme Court gives Vyapam case to CBI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered a CBI probe into all Vyapam scam cases and alleged deaths related to it’ It issued notice to the Centre, the Madhya Pradesh government and the Governor of Madhya Pradesh on a plea seeking his removal over his alleged involvement in the scam. Following a public outcry and […]