To know the Bible is to know Jesus: Bible Mahotsav 2018

To know the Bible is to know Jesus: Bible Mahotsav 2018

Excitement, wonder and a sense of joyful worship  was evident at the inaugural day of the Patna Archdiocesan Bible Festival, the Bible Mahotsav. The three- day long event will feature sermons, prayer, Holy mass, singing, cultural events, and a quiz, all based on the Bible. The first Grand event of the year long Patna Archdiocesan […]

Shoddy College finance management irks Bihar Governor

Shoddy College finance management irks Bihar Governor

Bihar Governor Lal Ji Tandon has written to vice-chancellors (VCs), pro-vice chancellors and registrars to take action against colleges where financial irregularities are detected. The governor’s letter comes after inspection reports from various colleges in Bihar were sent to the chancellor of universities. The governor has sought speedy action . Accounts of Patna Science College, […]

‘Any Death due to lack of Blood is a matter of Shame’

There are different kinds of bravery and this special athlete from Bombay has donated blood all over India. Here’s another kind of soldier. Meet Mumbai’s athlete Prakash M. Nadar, 43, who is afflicted by polio but has donated blood 110 times. On Monday, National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, Nadar donated blood for the 110th time […]

Farewell, and Welcome Brother John!

Farewell, and Welcome Brother John!

The Old Boys (and girls) of Dr Graham’s Homes and the wider Kalimpong Community will come together today to pay their respects to their beloved Reverend Johnston, one of the Kalimpong Icons. he will also be fondly remembered by the alumni of Mount Hermon’s, Darjeeling. It is both a farewell and a welcoming, as the […]

Sikkim’s first airport comes at a Premium!

Sikkim’s first airport comes at a Premium!

Sikkim’s first airport, located 4,600ft above sea level, is in Pakyong, some 13 kilometres from Gangtok, the state capital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the airport. But watch out, air tickets are really expensive. Services start October 4, with a Spicejet plane . On Tuesday afternoon, a flight from Calcutta to Pakyong for October 4 […]

Santhals block Railway, Road for Language Recognition

Santhals block Railway, Road for Language Recognition

A Santhal tribal organisation, frustrated at having to beg for the inclusion of the Santhali language in courses at the university level and in schools and colleges, resorted to a railway and highway blockade on Monday 24th September. The railway blockade  led to cancellation of trains and left thousands of passengers stranded. The blockade was […]

Bengal punctures Bike sales

Bengal punctures Bike sales

Motorbike dealers in West Bengal are an unhappy lot. Their sales have dropped by almost seventy percent.  In June this year, the Bengal Government issued a circular that actually prevents parents from buying motorbikes for their kids who are no legally 18 years of age.  If you don’t have a valid two-wheeler driving license, well, under the […]

Patna Archdiocese enters Centenary Year

Patna Archdiocese enters Centenary Year

A day of prayer and adoration across churches in Patna Archdiocese marked the beginning of the Centenary celebrations of Patna Archdiocese. Earlier,  Most Reverend William D’Souza SJ, Archbishop of Patna  called for a Day of Prayer in all parishes across the state to mark the start of the Centenary year of Patna Archdiocese. In a […]

Calcutta’s under-the-bridge Chess Club flourishes!

Calcutta’s under-the-bridge Chess Club flourishes!

Calcutta:  The Calcutta Police contribute to the face-lift of 30 year old under-the-flyover chess club that embodies Calcutta’s egalitarian spirit! The chess hangout that grew under the Gariahat flyover from humble pavement beginnings near Golpark in 1985 has attained the look of a legitimate club with 13 tables bearing laminated boards, arched lamp posts and […]

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