Day of the humble ANM!

Day of the humble ANM!

Today, May 5, is the international Day of the Midwife. Most of us, owe our lives to the person who assisted at our birth. Isn’t that a reason to celebrate midwives? Inmost of North India, midwives are known as ‘dai’.  Auxiliary nurse midwives (ANM) are  village-level female health workers. The ANM is  known as the […]

SC prescribes Bitter Pill for Medical Council of India

SC prescribes Bitter Pill for Medical Council of India

What will happen to the lakhs of students who dream of becoming doctors? Is the Medical Council of India (MCI), the body responsible for screening students for admission to MBBS degrees, capable enough for such a work? In spite of functioning for so many years has MCI been able to generate professional excellence? There are […]

King of Good Times resigns from Rajya Sabha

King of Good Times resigns from Rajya Sabha

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose passport has been revoked by the government has resigned from the Rajya Sabha. Mr Mallya is at the centre of a raging controversy after he left the country amid continuing efforts by banks to recover dues totalling over Rs 9,000 crore of unpaid loans and interest. Last week, the Indian […]

Don’t dare show me red eyes : Mamata Di

Don’t dare show me red eyes : Mamata Di

Don’t show me red eyes to me, says Ms Mamata Banerjee Claiming that a section of police officials have “unleashed terror” on people at the behest of the Election Commission, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday warned them of “consequences” if she is voted to power again. “Election Commission’s duty is to ensure free […]

Who will you arrest for Air India’s Thirty Thousand crore losses?

Who will you arrest for Air India’s Thirty Thousand crore losses?

Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya seems to be the Indian media’s enemy number one. His leaving India in the middle of a massive loan default probe has raised many people’s hackles. Former top official of Infosys, TV Mohandas Pai wants to know why the media and political parties are silent about the massive losses of Air […]

Supreme Court to hear Kanhaiya bail plea today

Supreme Court to hear Kanhaiya bail plea today

New Delhi : The Supreme Court has invoked its inherent powers to directly hear a plea for bail, saying it would take up JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s petition tomorrow.  The bench of Justices J. Chelameshwar and A.M. Sapre brushed aside objections to bypassing the multiple layers of lower courts as it agreed that […]

If anti-national means this, then God save our Country!

If anti-national means this, then God save our Country!

[Kanhaiya Kumar , the JNU students’ union president, addressed a gathering on the campus on Thursday evening. The following day, Kumar was arrested on the charge of sedition for taking part in a march on Tuesday where anti-India slogans were raised.  The following is the near-complete Hindi speech Kumar delivered on Thursday, translated by JP […]

Two Northeast stars in final SAG punch-out!

Two Northeast stars in final SAG punch-out!

Shillong:  Good news for boxing fans as six Indian Boxers: M. C. Mary Kom, L Devendro Singh, Shiva Thapa,  Manoj Kumar, Vikas Krishan, Pooja Rani advanced to the finals of the 12th South Asian Games on Sunday. The woman boxing star of the North east, Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom, in 51kg weight category, defeated her Bangladeshi […]

Manipur Nagas to block National Highways from Feb 17

Manipur Nagas to block National Highways from Feb 17

IMPHAL:  Bad news for tourists wanting to visit the green hills of Manipur.  The Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) and All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) have decided to block  National Highways indefinitely from February 17 midnight. The  two student bodies  decided to do this at a  joint meeting held on Friday, say local media. The […]

Saint Don Bosco’s house springs up in Guwahati!

Saint Don Bosco’s house springs up in Guwahati!

Don Bosco School Guwahati now has a replica of its patron saint’s house. The Salesians of Don Bosco installed a replica of the house at Becchi in Italy, in which saint John Bosco or Don Bosco was born and spent his childhood, on the Don Bosco School premises at Panbazar. The structure is to inspire kids  to ‘dream […]

Bihar, Bengal don’t make the smart-city list!

Bihar, Bengal don’t make the smart-city list!

India has moved forward with plans to improve the country’s crumbling urban infrastructure, naming the first 20 of 97 cities to be upgraded with the latest technology. Two important state capitals, Patna and Calcutta have missed the boat!  The first batch of cities, comprising a total population of 30.54 million, includes New Delhi, Chennai and […]

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