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Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old  are reality today

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Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old are reality today

 In the memory of India’s prominent poet, essayist, literary critic and political critic, the Pragatisheel Lekhak Sangh of Bihar organised a Muktibodh Janmashatabdi Samaroh at Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh. Senior Journalists, poets and writers of Bihar came to speak on how Muktibodh is relevant in today’s scenario. Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh lived from 1917-1964. It is 100 […]

Custodial violence will not be tolerated: HC

Custodial violence will not be tolerated: HC

New Delhi;  Custodial violence will not be tolerated, the Delhi High Court today said  (June 24) while directing Tihar Jail authorities to ensure that accused in the Election Commission bribery case Sukesh Chandrashekar is not tortured in custody. Justice Ashutosh Kumar also issued notice to the Delhi government and the DG Prison of Tihar Jail […]

Tearful farewell to one of Sikkim’s Greatest Sons

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Tearful farewell to one of Sikkim’s Greatest Sons

The last rites of Former Sikkim Chief Minister Nar Bahadur Bhandari were performed at Jalipool crematorium, East Sikkim on Wednesday (July 19). For almost two decades, the man was a formidable force to reckon with in the world of Sikkim. Love him or hate him, there is no doubt about it, Sikkim has said a sad farewell […]

Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

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Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

Bihar rolled out its latest weapon in the battle to save infants’ lives. A new vaccine has been added to the routine immunization programme, one that prevents pneumonia. Bihar which is a pneumonia endemic region, is one of three focus states in the National campaign against pneumonia. The PCV vaccine has been proved to be […]

Wife uses POCSO to frame husband, false ‘child rape’ case

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Wife uses POCSO to frame husband, false ‘child rape’ case

In the absence of a proper system of checks and balances the ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act’ is being blatantly misused and used as a tool in settling scores. The police, it seems, are too happy to go for publicity, instead of investigating the facts of the matter. A Delhi court has […]

Catholics in Bihar bid farewell to ‘Jack of All Trades’

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Catholics in Bihar bid farewell to ‘Jack of All Trades’

The citizens in Patna are going to miss the sight of the big ‘gora American in chappals’ who was often seen on a striking vintage motorbike weaving through the lanes and bye-lanes. Fr John Joseph Kenealy, a “jack of all trades” American Jesuit missionary, who cared for Bihar’s girl children decades before the government focused […]

Bihar CM:  videocon on impending disaster

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Bihar CM: videocon on impending disaster

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today held a meeting with officials here (June 30) and told them to be ready with relief and rehabilitation plans. The chief minister held the review meeting on the probability of flood and drought in different parts of the state, interacting with senior officials at division and district level […]

Delay in execution is dehumanizing, says SC

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Delay in execution is dehumanizing, says SC

New Delhi :Delay in the execution of a death row convict after his capital punishment has been confirmed by the highest judicial forum, torments the prisoner, has a dehumanising effect on him and violates the law, the Delhi High Court has said. “As between funeral fire and mental worry, it is the latter which is […]

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Sectarian tensions in Punjab villages

Punjab: The district police on Monday  (June 26) claimed to have arrested four people, identified as Paramjit Singh of Amritsar, Simarjit Singh and Jaspal Singh of Sanghe village, 5 km from Tarn Tarn, and Manavdeep Singh of Deenewale village, for their alleged involvement in making a blasphemous video, in which a Sikh man is seen […]

Court quashes non-bailable warrant against Narbada Activist

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Court quashes non-bailable warrant against Narbada Activist

New Delhi: In case you haven’t noticed, two NGO ‘stalwarts’ are battling it out in court, slamming cases against one another … one is the Narbada Bachao Andolan activist  Medha Patkar, who had a non-bailable warrant issued against her. Read on … NBA activist Medha Patkar has got a relief from a Delhi court which […]

Sikkimese drivers, vehicles  in danger at Siliguri?

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Sikkimese drivers, vehicles in danger at Siliguri?

Siliguri: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling’s support of the Gorkhaland protests have created a piquant situation: Sikkim vehicles are being damaged by the pro-Trinamul anti Gorkhaland factions in Siliguri, while the vehicles with Sikkim  number plates are allowed to travel through Darjeeling. Bus and car services between Siliguri, considered the gateway to the north east, […]

Dogs to protect Rhinos in Kaziranga

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Dogs to protect Rhinos in Kaziranga

GUWAHATI: Dogs are being trained to protect Rhinos in Assam statein northeast India.  Four new Belgian Malinois dogs are being trained to add to the existing two-member dog squad to assist anti-poaching operations in Kaziranga National Park and other rhino bearing areas of the State. The new dogs are being trained in an undisclosed location. […]

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