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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 […]

Will Beef be banned in Goa?

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Will Beef be banned in Goa?

Panaji: The Goa government will decide on whether to ban beef or not in “two to three weeks”, Animal Husbandry Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said here on Monday. “We (government) will think about and decide in two to three weeks,” Tawadkar said, while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a media event. The minister’s comments […]

WHY MODI WANTS TO SNUFF OUT GREENPEACE

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WHY MODI WANTS TO SNUFF OUT GREENPEACE

It turns out that the real reason for Narendra Modi’s government training its guns on Greenpeace India is this: ‘Namo’ and his ‘friend’ coal baron Gautam Adani plan to exploit a humongous amount of coal, and Greenpeace has been at the forefront of a global campaign against coal mining and burning. Its Indian wing has […]

‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for  Dalits to ride’

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‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for Dalits to ride’

Is there racism in India? No? Okay, but aren’t you a teeny tiny bit racist when you say, “Look here, I won’t tolerate some chaps riding horses to their weddings because they are born into a lower caste than I?” Police in Madhya Pradesh had to make a Dalit bridegroom (‘Dalit’ is the new politically […]

Teacher or Creep?

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Teacher or Creep?

Patna, Bihar: WhatsApp? Professor saab sexted some hot stuff to one of his lady students, and now he’ll be hanging around soon… the University chaps are going to suspend him. ‘Action’ looms against the physics department teacher of AN College, Patna, accused of sending an ‘objectionable’ text on WhatsApp to a girl student of the […]

Burning train inflames passions a decade on

Burning train inflames passions a decade on

PUNE: A 20-year-old engineering student in the city has been arrested for posting an offensive comment against Indian Muslims on a social networking site. Amitsinh Kate [pronounced KAATAY], a first year engineering student, was arrested on Wednesday for posting a comment that stated he would avenge the Godhra incident, the Bund Garden Police said. The […]