Pressed, PIB withdraws ‘doctored’ Modi photo !

Pressed, PIB withdraws ‘doctored’ Modi photo !

NEW DELHI : Now the Press Information Bureau is handing out ‘photoshopped’ photos ! A doctored photo released by the Indian government showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surveying severe flooding from a helicopter has been deleted, and his office promised remedial action after criticism on social media.  Mr Modi travelled to Tamil Nadu’s capital, Chennai, […]

Holy smoke! Uttarkhand farmers to grow Marijuana?

Holy smoke! Uttarkhand farmers to grow Marijuana?

Dehradun: Farmers in Uttarkhand will soon be able to grow weed. (That’s marijuana or cannabis in official parlance.) But hang on, the farm boys can cultivate the stuff, but they can’t smoke it! That’s still illegal. Residents of this small mountain state, (except for those dwelling in the Terai and Bhabar regions) will now be […]

Cong sweeps Mizo ADC civic poll, BJP at 0

Cong sweeps Mizo ADC civic poll, BJP at 0

AIZAWL: The Congress swept the elections to Mizoram’s Lai Autonomous District Council by bagging 16 out of 25 seats. The BJP-Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) alliance failed to bag a single seat despite all efforts to ‘win the hearts of people’ before the elections. The candidates backed by Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) managed to win […]

Seventy Thousand Muslim women demand reworking of ‘personal laws’

Seventy Thousand Muslim women demand reworking of ‘personal laws’

New Delhi: Some 70,000 Muslim women have banded together to address oppression faced within the framework of ‘personal law’. Some 30 years after a Congress government passed a law to overturn the Supreme court’s landmark Shah Bano verdict that had granted Muslim women lifelong alimony rights with conditions, the Supreme Court has proposed that a […]

Garo Hills inflamed as Army kills two civilians by mistake

Garo Hills inflamed as Army kills two civilians by mistake

Tura, Meghalaya: The army says it was a genuine mistake. They killed two civilians, one a school teacher. And now the Garo hills are once again in a state of agitation. Two civilians were killed by the army in Meghalaya’s North Garo Hills district Thursday night. In a press release, the army said that it had […]

Now RSS mix in Gorkhaland pot-boiler?

Now RSS mix in Gorkhaland pot-boiler?

Kalimpong: The political cauldron in Darjeeling never stops frothing! Now Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung says if the state government continues to interfere in the functioning of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, his party might “reject” the hill body . Gurung, it is learnt, is seeking RSS and right-wing ‘support’ for the Gorkhaland cause. Gurung […]

Who got Facebook to block ex-envoy’s write-up on NaMo?

Who got Facebook to block ex-envoy’s write-up on NaMo?

New Delhi: Are the ‘Modi Toadies’ and his US based dirty tricks department responsible for missing links to an article criticising him? Links to a former Indian High Commissioner’s write-up questioning PM Narendra Modi’s claim of being “welcomed with great respect” in Britain in 2003 went missing on Facebook for “more than 24 hours” before […]

Red-faced but safe, Raje sarkar cancels cultural body nominations

Red-faced but safe, Raje sarkar cancels cultural body nominations

JAIPUR: A BJP state government can’t afford to offend Modi, but naturally! No surprises that the Vasundhara Raje government on Wednesday night cancelled the appointment of all 12 members to the governing body of Jawahar Kala Kendra who were nominated to the cultural body just 48 hours before. The Raje government was caught on the […]

James Bond kiss snipped by Indian censor board

James Bond kiss snipped by Indian censor board

New Delhi: 007 cannot kiss for too long in India, thanks to the dictates of chief censor Pahlaj Nihalani had also “unofficially” reviewed the film “Spectre” and suggested the cutting the length of the kissing scenes! In yet another ‘nanny act’, Indian censors have shortened the lengths of two kissing scenes in the latest James […]

Is Frau Irani’s next target for ‘cultural cleansing’ ‘Liberal’ JNU?

Is Frau Irani’s next target for ‘cultural cleansing’ ‘Liberal’ JNU?

New Delhi: Is the Jawharlal Nehru University next on the radar for a ‘socio-political and cultural cleansing’? After the Film and Television Institute, is JNU going to see a takeover bid by RSS backed ‘academics’? An RSS aligned weekly has described Jawaharlal Nehru University as a hub of “anti-national” lobbies, in an obvious attempt to […]

New draft policy to take ‘flying to the masses’

New draft policy to take ‘flying to the masses’

NEW DELHI – Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey said ‘no frills airports’ would “take flying to the masses”. Air travel will become affordable for millions more Indians, says the Indian Government, introducing plans to revive ailing airports and connect rural areas that The  draft policy aims to bring down airfares to 2,500 rupees (S$54) per […]

Smriti Irani: trying to shut down the ICSE board?

Smriti Irani: trying to shut down the ICSE board?

New Delhi: Now the Modi government has trained its guns on the ICSE board and affiliated schools. Why? Apparently there are some in the new dispensation who feel that its time to destroy these ‘eitist’ board run by ‘Christian’ Managements, (Actually Anglo-Indian, but do the rights of micro-minorities matter nowadays?)  The human resource development ministry […]

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