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Home Minister hopeful of Lasting Naga Accord

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Home Minister hopeful of Lasting Naga Accord

Kisama (Nagaland), Dec 8 (PTI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the central government is committed to do its best to fulfil the aspirations of the Naga people for a brighter tomorrow. The minister did not elaborate further or mention the ongoing peace talks between the Central government and the NSCN-IM leadership for a […]

Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

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Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

From  Shillong comes the news that  HIV prevalence in Meghalaya has actually increased by  0.73 per cent, from 0.16 per cent in 2015, according to the HIV Sentinel Surveillance, 2017. An official from the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) said  on Friday that that the cumulative anti-retroviral therapy (ART) data in October showed that the […]

Police bust Bihar’s budding Booze ‘home delivery’ services

Police bust Bihar’s budding Booze ‘home delivery’ services

Patna: Bootlegging is alive and well in spite of the Nithish Kumar Government’s sanctimonious claims that Biharis have meekly accepted teetotaler status. Patna police recently  ‘busted’ two liquor smuggling gangs that used to home-deliver liquor in swish sedans marked with “government” and “police” plates. Now, there are bound to be a few ‘well-heeled’ customers shaking […]

Good news for Indore Catholics

Good news for Indore Catholics

Martyred Indian Sister Rani Maria Vattalil, who was slain by an assassin 22 years ago in central India was proclaimed a ‘Blessed’ at a beatification ceremony at the start of a Holy Mass in Indore, Madhya Pradesh state on Saturday, Nov. 4. The nun belonging to the Franciscan Clarist Congregation was 41 when Samandar Singh, […]

Indian students attacked in Italy

Indian students attacked in Italy

The Indian Consulate in Milan has said ‘Indian students have been assaulted in a string of incidents in northern Italy’. The Consulate General of India in Milan on Monday, 30th October issued an advisory  to Indian students studying in the main city of Lombardy Region of Italy, asking them not to panic. The advisory was issued […]

Court ,Pollution, and  Fireworks!

Court ,Pollution, and Fireworks!

For generations, millions of Indians in New Delhi, the capital, have celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, by setting off a symphony of fireworks. In the days leading up to the festival, which is Thursday (Oct 19), homes are cleaned, whitewashed and outfitted with oil lamps to commemorate the return of Lord Rama, one […]

National Film Archives: Reeling under a bad Press?

National Film Archives: Reeling under a bad Press?

The officials at NFAI are understandably peeved when the press takes pot shots at them,  and ask why  the spotlight hasn’t been pointing at  the good stuff that’s been happening. Following reports that a large quantity of film reels had gone missing from the vaults of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), institute director […]

Teachers’ Day: A tribute to Savitribai Phule

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Teachers’ Day: A tribute to Savitribai Phule

5th September ‘teachers day’ is the very special day to all the teachers and students. I am quite sure that all the students must be preparing some surprises for their teachers.  This is the day when everyone in India thanks their teachers in various ways such as writing poems, dance, drama, giving greeting cards, gifts, […]

Benazir assassination trial ends, Musharraf not sentenced

Benazir assassination trial ends, Musharraf not sentenced

One of the most controversial trials in Pakistani history has ended. The former military dictator Pervez Musharraf was declared a fugitive and his property ordered confiscated after he failed to turn up in court his role in  the assassination 10 years ago of  Ms Benazir Bhutto. Two high-ranking police officials were sentenced on Thursday to […]

UN Body condemns, asks US to reject Racism

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UN Body condemns, asks US to reject Racism

The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to ‘unequivocally and unconditionally’ reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and throughout the country. “We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, […]

‘Not in my Name’ is NOT ‘selective outrage’: Azmi

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‘Not in my Name’ is NOT ‘selective outrage’: Azmi

Bombay (Mumbai): The ‘selective outrage’ theme being spread by the RSS and right wingers has been rightly answered by Veteran actress Shabana Azmi. She stated that she has always raised her voice against hate crime and her outrage over mob lynching is not ‘selective’. The 66-year-old actress took to Twitter to clarify her stance after […]

Navroz festivities are on …

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Navroz festivities are on …

The Parsi New Year, Jamshed-e-Navroz is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Shehenshai calendar followed by the Zoroastrian faith. [This year it falls on 20-21 March] Jamshed Navroz is one of the three major festivals celebrated in the Parsi calendar. It is the first day of the first month of […]

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