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 […]

Now prepare for Twipraland State!

Now prepare for Twipraland State!

Agartala: For some time now, there have been rumbles in the tribal pockets of Tripura for a new state called ‘Twipraland’. Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar cautioned against the call for a separate Twipraland state. He said regional parties have been spearheading the agitation in the interior areas, keeping in view the election to the […]

Call centre chaps terrorised, one raped by cabbie

Call centre chaps terrorised, one raped by cabbie

BANGALORE: A cab-driver and his friend who abducted and raped a man here were arrested on Tuesday and booked under Section 377.The duo had kidnapped two call centre employees and their driver ferrying them to the graveyard shift. DCP (south-east) Rohini Katoch-Sepat said the two have confessed to the crime. The incident took place on […]

Corrupt Nagpur Cops to young men: pay up or swallow IPC 377

Corrupt Nagpur Cops to young men: pay up or swallow IPC  377

NAGPUR: Some street cops here are having a gala time indulging in blatant illegal extortion of young men, while the top brass hide behind the smoke-screen of ‘complaints are not registered’. All the cops need to do is to find two men together in quiet places, pounce on them, accuse them of being ‘gay’ and […]

Church says, ‘play on’: Agnes of God

Church says, ‘play on’: Agnes of God

BOMBAY: The bluff has been called. The tunnel vision of fundamentalist groups like the Secular Christian Forum is not the voice of Christians or the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has clarified that it is not seeking a ban on the play ‘Agnes of God’ although it is offended by its promotional material. The theatre […]

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