Indian Call Centres cheat Americans, 72 arrests so far

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Uganda celebrates WMD early!

Uganda celebrates WMD early!

The World Music day was initiated in 1982 by then French minister of culture, Jack Lang, when he realized through a study on the cultural habits of the French that five million people, one child out of two, played a musical instrument. He began to dream of a way to bring people out on the […]

Bangladesh: fear stalks rainbow community

Bangladesh: fear stalks rainbow community

Weeks after suspected Islamist militants hacked Bangladesh’s most prominent gay rights activist to death in his apartment along with an associate, another friend received a chilling message that he was next in line. “Say your prayers, confess to God for your sins. Eat or drink whatever you wish to, nobody can save you,” read the […]

Journalists to decry state sponsored intimidation on May10

Journalists to decry state sponsored intimidation on May10

May begins with workers’ day followed closely by Press Freedom Day, but working journalists are anything but secure in the hinterland in India. On May 10, journalists of Chhatisgarh will be protesting in Delhi against the State sponsored intimidation and violence against them. Chhattisgarh continues to be one of the most dangerous places for journalists […]

SC prescribes Bitter Pill for Medical Council of India

SC prescribes Bitter Pill for Medical Council of India

What will happen to the lakhs of students who dream of becoming doctors? Is the Medical Council of India (MCI), the body responsible for screening students for admission to MBBS degrees, capable enough for such a work? In spite of functioning for so many years has MCI been able to generate professional excellence? There are […]