Glenary’s, Darjeeling Salutes You! So do We!

Glenary’s, Darjeeling Salutes You! So do We!

While West Bengal is on the eve of shutdown to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus,  Darjeeling’s iconic  Glenary’s Bakery and Restaurant today handed out free bread and bakery items to kids before the lockdown, and   has promised to continue to supply food to charitable organisations in the shutdown weeks ahead. Located at Nehru […]

Platform tickets up 400% in Bihar

Platform tickets up 400% in Bihar

Patna: From tonight, Railway Platform tickets have been hiked 400 percent from Rs 10 to rs 50, in an effort to discourage crowding at railway stations. The hike will be ‘temporary’, until the corona-virus situation clears. The East Central Railway Zone headquartered at Hajipur in the state, has hiked price of platform tickets from Rs […]

Meghalaya HC to restrict activities till March 27

Meghalaya HC to restrict activities till March 27

In Shillong, as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus, the Meghalaya High Court has decided to hear only urgent matters. According to a Meghalaya High Court circular issued by the registrar general on Monday, the restriction will remain effective up to March 27, 2020. The circular said: “Considering the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus […]

Churches in Mizoram suspend services till April 15

Churches in Mizoram suspend services till April 15

A section of Mizoram churches, including Mizoram Presbyterian Church and the Salvation Army on Tuesday temporarily suspended important religious activities in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, Catholic Bishops have not made any announcements. Some government departments also suspended important activities. In its circular issued to its local churches on Tuesday, Mizoram Synod, […]

CoVID-19 brings down Bihar’s Buddhist circuit

CoVID-19 brings down Bihar’s Buddhist circuit

The ongoing corona virus scare and the new measures of closing schools, parks, and banning gatherings will only deepen Bodh Gaya’s economic problems. The Buddhist tourist circuit in Bihar is the latest victim of the deadly novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the magazine Down to Earth. The Air India international weekly flight from Yangon […]

Patna Archbishop: Church cannot be silent in the face of discrimination

Patna Archbishop: Church cannot be silent in the face of discrimination

Patna, Bihar: The Catholic archbishop of Patna has finally broken his silence, and in a pastoral letter to Catholics in Patna Archdiocese has made it clear that the Church stands for the fundamental principles of the Constitution and a non-discriminatory and humane policy towards refugees. Preparations are underway for a stand -in and candlelight demonstration […]

‘Ayushman’ for 51 lakh Biharis, a milestone!

‘Ayushman’ for 51 lakh Biharis, a milestone!

The Central Government health insurance scheme, ‘Ayushman Bharat’ is being implemented diligently in Bihar, according to media reports, with 51 lakh cards being issued in the state. The scheme is the world’s largest public funded health assurance programme, say reports. Implementation of Ayushman Bharat in Bihar has crossed a major milestone with 51 lakh beneficiary […]

108 placed under ‘Coronavirus House Arrest’ in Bihar

108 placed under ‘Coronavirus House Arrest’ in Bihar

PATNA:  While local news channels are occupied with political news, Bihar  braces itself for the corona virus challenge .’Transit points’ in  districts near the Nepal border are being monitored. As many as 108 passengers, who returned from coronavirus-affected countries after January 15 have been placed under home quarantine till date, says an official press release. […]

Trafficking Survivors trust AHTU over Police in WB

Trafficking Survivors trust AHTU over Police in WB

Are the West Bengal Police stalling to protect Human traffickers? Trafficking survivors in 24 Parganas think so. Unsatisfied and disappointed with  the pace of  investigation by the local police station, trafficking survivors in West Bengal are seeking a probe by Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) to ensure that the traffickers are arrested. In February 2020, […]

Aizawl’s multi-storey Cemetery solves Grave Shortage

Aizawl’s multi-storey Cemetery solves Grave Shortage

Stressed Christian cemeteries, with shrinking space and crowding of graves can take a leaf out of the Aizawl book. Aizawl’s Chaltlang neighbourhood inaugurated its first ‘modern multi-storey concrete cemetery’, the first of its kind in Mizoram to cope with the rising graveyard crisis. The five-storey cemetery which houses at least 163 crypts (ready-made tombs) was […]

175 crore Biharis chew tobacco, despite bans: minister

175 crore Biharis chew tobacco, despite bans: minister

Bihar Health minister Mangal Pandey stated that 1,75 crore people from Bihar use  chew some form of  tobacco, despite the Bihar government’s steps to discourage the practice. Speaking at a national consultation on ‘Effective Implementation of Measures for Control of Smokeless Tobacco Use in India’ jointly organised by the health department and the National Institute […]

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