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Why Bihar must take schools seriously

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Why Bihar must take schools seriously

Education is one of the most powerful instruments for development and poverty eradication. It should be made a top priority in governance, if we want development in Bihar said Dr. D. M. Diwakar while delivering the 13th Arrupe Memorial Lecture on “Emerging Challenges of Education in Bihar”, March 21, at Gandhi Sangrahalaya in Patna. The […]

Aadhar linking date extended till SC delivers verdict

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Aadhar linking date extended till SC delivers verdict

New Delhi, Mar 13  The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgement on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law. Basically it’s an issue with a lot of angles that need to be considered, […]

Govt silent on CBFC committee recommendations

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Govt silent on CBFC committee recommendations

Mumbai :Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who headed a committee to take a holistic look at the functioning of the controversy-ridden CBFC, says he is surprised that the government has not yet to responded to the recommendations made by them. “We haven’t heard from the government at all. I am waiting when they will take a […]

Kishwar spreads lies, recants

New Delhi: Feminist academic and known Narendra Modi supporter Madhu Kishwar on Thursday night attributed Muslim-sounding names to at least five purported attackers of a Gurgaon school bus during Wednesday’s anti- Padmaavat violence, saying this “speaks volumes”. She recanted and apologised after Gurgaon police clarified on Friday morning that none of the 18 arrested suspects […]

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, […]

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