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 […]

Charging cell-phones injure little boys badly

Charging cell-phones injure little boys badly

BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): Here is another ‘freak mobile tragedy’. A 7-year-old boy lost all the fingers of his right hand after a mobile phone exploded in his hands in Rajgarh district on Monday.   The incident took place at Bilapura village under Pachor police station of the district at 8 am.   Ajay, son of […]

‘Sonia is not Indira and Rahul is not Sanjay’

‘Sonia is not Indira and Rahul is not Sanjay’

It is time for ‘the grand old party’ to come up with astute leadership or forever flounder. In a yet-to be-released book, ‘The Chinar Leaves’ veteran Congress leader ML Fotedar has stated, “Rahul Gandhi’s leadership is unacceptable to the people of this country and Sonia Gandhi has her best years behind her. The party has […]

Tripura: no problem if Muslims head Durga Puja Samitis

Tripura: no problem if Muslims head Durga Puja Samitis

AGARTALA (Tripura): While divisive forces in certain parts of India attempt to cause rifts between Hindus and Muslims, in Tripura one saw several places where the Durga puja in Tripura were organised by the Muslim community. And this is not new, but very ordinary.  The big budget puja of the ‘Blood Drop’ club in the […]

Crimes against Dalits: Bihar ranks second!

Crimes against Dalits: Bihar ranks second!

PATNA: Bihar may have several schemes that favour Dalits, but the stark fact is that the rate of crimes against scheduled castes by others is an alarming 47.6, second only to Rajasthan with a rate of 65.7, according to the latest figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Crimes against India’s poorest communities are […]

Intolerant Catholics still hound rationalist who exposed ‘miracle’

Intolerant Catholics still hound rationalist who exposed ‘miracle’

The year was 2012. Water dripping from the feet of Jesus on a crucifix in a Bombay suburb was being hailed as a ‘modern miracle’. Hundreds of feverish Catholics, including nuns and religious and other curious residents flocked to the shrine in a nondescript Mumbai suburb to watch the hypnotic drip. Some even drank the […]

17 year old joins Award protest against intolerance

17 year old joins Award protest against intolerance

Bangalore (Karnataka): Writer prodigy Ria Vithasha, known by her pen name Muddu Thirthahalli aged 17, has authored five novels and won a Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award. The ‘wishy-washy’ response of the Prime Minister on the killing of senior Kannada writer MM Kalburgi distressed her enough to take the decision to return the award. The higher […]

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