Manipur Nagas to block National Highways from Feb 17

Manipur Nagas to block National Highways from Feb 17

IMPHAL:  Bad news for tourists wanting to visit the green hills of Manipur.  The Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) and All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) have decided to block  National Highways indefinitely from February 17 midnight. The  two student bodies  decided to do this at a  joint meeting held on Friday, say local media. The […]

Saint Don Bosco’s house springs up in Guwahati!

Saint Don Bosco’s house springs up in Guwahati!

Don Bosco School Guwahati now has a replica of its patron saint’s house. The Salesians of Don Bosco installed a replica of the house at Becchi in Italy, in which saint John Bosco or Don Bosco was born and spent his childhood, on the Don Bosco School premises at Panbazar. The structure is to inspire kids  to ‘dream […]

Bihar, Bengal don’t make the smart-city list!

Bihar, Bengal don’t make the smart-city list!

India has moved forward with plans to improve the country’s crumbling urban infrastructure, naming the first 20 of 97 cities to be upgraded with the latest technology. Two important state capitals, Patna and Calcutta have missed the boat!  The first batch of cities, comprising a total population of 30.54 million, includes New Delhi, Chennai and […]

Why Hollande is a better Friend than Obama!

Why Hollande is a better Friend than Obama!

The visit of President François Hollande, at the Republic Day celebrations is far more significant than that by the American President last year. France represents the most important diplomatic relationship for India at its present stage of development. Some 50 years ago, Capgemini – a pioneering company founded by the entrepreneur, Serge Kampf, in the […]

90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

The state of Kerala will soon be going to the polls. Here, the CPM (Communist Party Marxist) expects to do well. But the party bosses are hung on the horns of a dilemma. Its most senior leader, 90 year old VS Achutanandan is far from hanging up his boots. He wants to contest the assembly […]

Modi woos Assam with ‘Act East’ bouquet

Modi woos Assam with ‘Act East’ bouquet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off the BJP election campaign in the north-eastern state of Assam, promising growth and development, as he seeks to reverse a recent trend of electoral setbacks for his party. Assam is the gateway to the region bordering Bangladesh and Bhutan and residents have long complained that successive federal governments […]

Builder’s brag on Facebook foils oily alimony escape!

Builder’s brag on Facebook foils oily alimony escape!

Bragging on Facebook proved costly to an Ahmedabad builder named Mohammed Javed Shaikh. The man had told a family court that he was a mere supervisor with a building firm, earning a mere Rs 4,500 a month. But Shaikh’s posts on Facebook that showed him flaunting a Rado watch, an expensive sports-bike and his future […]

Steak’s high: Butchers’ beef with BSF & Bootleggers

Steak’s high: Butchers’ beef with BSF & Bootleggers

Shillong: No beef on Monday in Eastern Meghalaya because butchers have a beef with smugglers ! The Butchers’ associations in Meghalaya’s eastern region stopped selling beef in protest against the rampant smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh. What’s at steak? Though the lean beef-selling period will continue till February 3, butchers will slaughter at least 74 […]

Bombay Cops ‘ Banana ploy’ foils thief!

Bombay Cops ‘ Banana ploy’ foils thief!

BOMBAY (MUMBAI) -Police in Maharashtra have ‘successfully deployed’ an unusual technique to retrieve a gold chain that a thief had swallowed while officers were in hot pursuit – they force-fed him more than 40 bananas. A man snatched a chain off a woman’s neck in a street in Bombay. When caught, the man denied snatching […]

Parsi Priests: ‘We don’t accept converts!’

Parsi Priests: ‘We don’t accept converts!’

It’s well known the Zoroastrians are like the Jews, you are born into the faith. So, if you aren’t born a Parsi, you can’t become a Zoroastrian and call yourself a Parsi. The Indian Parsis have been told by seven of their high priests, that non-Zoroastrian spouses can’t be considered Parsi. In an open letter […]

JNU Stadium Delhi: India’s Fab Street-Food Fest!

JNU Stadium Delhi: India’s Fab Street-Food Fest!

Come Friday, all roads lead to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium India’s most exciting Street Food Festival National Street Food Festival from 11-13 December Several ministers, cultural personalities, social entrepreneurs and master chef will join the festival New Delhi: A THREE DAY JAMBOREE OF STREET FOOD! VENDORS WITH MORE THAN 300 VARIETIES OF MOUTH WATERING STREET FOOD! […]

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, […]

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