Health minister orders Govt. hospital to disinfect with cow urine

Health minister orders Govt. hospital to disinfect with cow urine

JAIPUR: Would you wash your living room floors or your kitchen with animal excreta? Well, in ‘Post-modern’ India, a health minister, no less, has ordered that government hospital wards be ‘disinfected’ with cow urine! Rajasthan health minister Rajendra Rathore has ordered that Cow urine replace phenyl as a disinfectant in Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh (SMS) […]

Criticize Modi, RSS and you ‘encourage violence’: I&B Ministry

Criticize Modi, RSS and you  ‘encourage violence’: I&B Ministry

NEW DELHI: Here it comes! The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has begun to harass channels critical of Narendra Modi  and the RSS. First target, a Gujarati channel that criticised Nathuram Godse. Will the I&B Ministry cancel the TV channel’s license?  Earlier this month, a Tamil news channel has moved Delhi high court challenging a notice […]

Dowry hungry Magistrate and Dad face jail term

Dowry hungry Magistrate and Dad face jail term

Agartala: A former judicial magistrate, and his dad, a former deputy registrar of the Gauhati High Court so badly wanted a car that they ended up being given two years rigorous imprisonment!. The district and sessions judge of Unakoti district, Sarabjeet Choudhury, sentenced former judicial magistrate Pathik Daschowdhury and his father Sandip, former deputy registrar […]

Modi Govt to toe RSS Agenda: ‘clean’ Indian minds

Modi Govt to toe RSS Agenda: ‘clean’  Indian minds

New Delhi: The RSS agenda is fast becoming the national agenda. Forget about the jobs and employment promises of the BJP before elections. Narendra Modi government, wants to ‘clean’ India by brainwashing the young and ridding the nation of ‘cultural pollution’.  While meeting with leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) last week, the Union […]

Deeply divided Manipur: Valley peaceful, Hills burn,

Deeply divided Manipur: Valley peaceful, Hills burn,

Imphal: The Inner line permit monster still stalks Churachandpur town. It has sharply divided the hills and the valley. It doesn’t go away. Protests. Violence. Arson. Protesters set fire to two government offices at Churachandpur town in Manipur late Thursday afternoon . Now the death count has risen to eight in the on-going agitation over […]

Bhopal Bachelor after battle, adopts baby boy

Bhopal Bachelor after battle, adopts  baby boy

BHOPAL: It’s good news for a young bachelor from Indore, who can adopt a child of his choosing at last. 28-year-old Aditya Tiwari, who works for an MNC in Pune, has been trying to adopt 16-month-old Binney from September 2014. He had to fight with authorities for the child suffering from Down’s syndrome and a […]

Santhara: not suicide, surely?

Santhara: not suicide, surely?

New Delhi: It’s a tough set of questions: should Jains be allowed to practice Santhara? Is suicide the same as giving up one’s life voluntarily? Why should a non-Jain challenge the religious practice of a Jain? If the law is the same for everyone, then why shouldn’t we allow euthanasia?   The Supreme Court on […]

Miniscule, but powerful? That’s the question!

Miniscule, but powerful? That’s the question!

‘“Miniscule” & Powerful!’- that was the theme of a national consultation for ‘drawing a collective roadmap for MSM and other gay men in India’ held at New Delhi this day last week. Representatives of the Gay and transgender communities from all over India reflected on the main issues that impacted their lives and rights. Ever […]

Christians ‘share’ of India’s population on the decline

Christians ‘share’ of India’s population on the decline

The Census ‘numbers’ are intriguing, actually indicating that contrary to hype and ‘conversion’ allegations levelled against the religious minority by the RSS and right wing Hindu groups, the total percentage of Christians in the India have actually declined a fraction. Nearly half of the India’s Christian population lives in south India, shows the Census 2011 data […]

APJ: India’s Atheist, Bachelor, long haired-lover

APJ: India’s Atheist, Bachelor, long haired-lover

PJ Abdul Kalam was buried today. He died in action. Contributing towards education with his last breath, in a manner of speaking. He led a remarkable life. From an ordinary, poor Muslim household, he educated himself to become a well known engineer, beloved of the hawks, who christened him with the nickname, ‘The missile man’ […]

Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

 Is the ‘Unnat Bharat Yojana’ just a vehicle to fund Sangh Parivar based rural organisations and promote a sort of hanky-panky, hocus-pocus agenda disguised as research? A recent NDTV web report has indicted that there are wheels within wheels. The IIT Delhi campus has been in the news for the past several months over the […]

Is Kejriwal picking up a food fight with Delhi?

Is Kejriwal picking up a food fight with Delhi?

Delhi : Is Kejriwal’s ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ out to break the backs of the real common man? Is the hare-brained scheme, announced by AAP, that proposes to run ‘Aam Aadmi Canteens’  actually a way  of torpedoing the livelihoods of thousands of popular street food vendors? The National Association of Street Vendors in India (NASVI) has strongly condemned […]