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It’s possible to end poverty in South Asia

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It’s possible to end poverty in South Asia

Annette Dixon of the World Bank writes: October 17 is the international day to end poverty. There has been much progress toward this important milestone: the World Bank Group’s latest numbers show that since 1990 nearly 1.1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty. Between 2012 and 2013 alone, around 100 million people moved out of […]

White Cane Day reminds people of their Humanity

White Cane Day reminds people of their Humanity

White Cane Day is observed worldwide to recognize the movement of blind people from dependency to full participation in society. It is celebrated on October 15 every year. It also reminds people about the how the white cane is an important tool in helping the blind and the visually impaired live with greater independence. The […]

Baloch Leader says Modi and Sharif make ’empty statements’

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Baloch Leader says Modi and Sharif make ’empty statements’

The Baloch leaders appear to be bitter because they feel that India hasn’t walked the talk. The Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Akhtar Mengal has reportedly said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “not interested” in Balochistan. According to a report in the Pakistan newspaper Dawn, Akhtar Mengal has said that Modi’s attempts to rake […]

Indian Call Centres cheat Americans, 72 arrests so far

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Indian Call Centres cheat Americans, 72 arrests so far

Police in Thane, Bombay say they have arrested 70 call-centre workers on suspicion of tricking American citizens into sending them money by posing as US tax officials. A total of 772 workers were arrested earlier on Wednesday in raids on nine fake call centres in a Bombay (Mumbai) suburb, a senior police official told Reuters […]

No helmet, no fuel in Manipur

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No helmet, no fuel in Manipur

Imphal : Under the Manipur government’s ‘no helmet, no fuel’ rule, petrol pumps were strictly advised to not give fuel to drivers without helmets. Cracking the whip on those who do not obey the rule to wear helmets while riding two-wheelers, Manipur government on August 16 last announced introduction of ‘no helmet, no fuel’ rule […]

Couples firm for Christ in Orissa

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Couples firm for Christ in Orissa

Evangelization, renewal of families and care of the poor are part of the mission of a Filipino lay group called Couples for Christ (CFC) that visited Orissa, eastern India, in September. The Vatican-approved CFC lay movement began their unit in Orissa’s main Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Archdiocese in 2013. Hector Poppen, leader of the CFC in India,  along with […]

The Constitution vs Five Metres of Cloth

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The Constitution vs Five Metres of Cloth

Sir, India is a democratic land which allows freedom to every individual to live according to his wish and will, as said by our Constitution. And to let modern democracy function properly, altogether six basic fundamental rights were written down. It includes ‘right to equality, right to freedom, right against exploitation, right to freedom of […]

Patna people fear massive flood

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Patna people fear massive flood

Sir, Bihar is a state where several rivers flow along with their tributaries such as Ganga, Kosi, Bagmati, Sone, Punpun, Gandhak, Phalgu and so on. A few days back the water level of river Ganga, Koshi and Gandhak has crossed their respective danger marks in  several districts of north Bihar.Flooding has caused the loss of […]

Potholes plague Patna

Potholes plague Patna

Sir, Potholes have been one of the major problems of Patna. There are very few roads which are free of potholes. Due to this the people of the state have to face many problems in their daily routine.  Their vehicles get stuck in the potholes. Rain water gets collected in the holes creating problems for […]

Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik, scans mosque sermons

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Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik, scans mosque sermons

Bangladesh has begun to screen Friday sermons in mosques, in an effort to control the proliferation of extremist ideas in the country.  Bangladesh has also blocked ‘Peace TV’, the channel run by Zakir Naik, a preacher who ‘inspired’ extremist Islam radicals. The decision was taken by senior government officials, who have also decided to implement […]

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