Mizoram: New Trafficking Hotspot

Mizoram: New Trafficking Hotspot

Mizoram state, in northeast India which shares a border with Burma (Myanmar) appears to be the new hot transit zone for the illegal trafficking of girls and women. Human trafficking and the modern slave trade, unfortunately, appears to be flourishing. The traffickers just find new sources and new routes. People in distress are the easiest […]

Water of Life for thirsty Bihar…

Water of Life for thirsty Bihar…

Bihar, undivided. 52 years ago. It’s 1967. The sun shines brightly overhead. Scorching heat, the clay-baked dry fields are riddled by cracks through which the last drops of water have evaporated. Along a railway siding, one can see people scrabbling in the dust, in a desperate attempt to scoop up the loose grains that may […]

‘Father’ of Bodos Remembered

‘Father’ of Bodos Remembered

The first of May is a special day for the Bodo tribes in Assam and around the world, as it is the death anniversary of the first Bodo visionary Upendra Nath Brahma. The 29th death anniversary of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma, who is fondly regarded as father of the Bodos, was observed at Tulungapuri, Dotma, […]

May the tribe increase!

May the tribe increase!

Last week, we witnessed the priestly Ordination of the 32nd Mizo Priest in Aizawl. In a world where aspirants to the Catholic priesthood appear to be diminishing, it is glad news that we have at present a good number of our local Mizo priests in active service of Mother Church. Fr Henry is the fourth […]

Long Thirsty Summer ahead!

Long Thirsty Summer ahead!

Water shortage has become a major headache across India, but so far nobody in power is sitting up and taking notice. Every day, in the inside pages of newspapers, we come across small articles that highlight the plight of various small communities that are struggling for water: Northeast water scarcity ? From the hill area […]

Water,water everywhere not a drop to drink

Water,water everywhere not a drop to drink

Water is essential thing for living being but if we are talk about pure water then there is huge scarcity of pure water in our country; just because water is getting polluted day by day. So I am going to share my problem regarding scarcity of water in my locality. We face lot of problem […]

Action packed year ahead for Patna Catholics …

Action packed year ahead for Patna Catholics …

It will be an action packed year for the Catholic community in the state of Bihar as the Archdiocese of Patna rolls out a series of events and activities to mark its first 100 years. After a scintillating three day Bible ‘mega-fest’ in October last year, that followed the rather simple and low-key inauguration of […]

Mizoram will soon have a new Act to check illegal immigrants

Mizoram will soon have a new Act to check illegal immigrants

The Mizoram Assembly unanimously passed a bill that seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the northeastern state, that shares an over 700-km border with Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar). Introducing The Mizoram Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019, Chief Minister Zoramthanga said the influx of foreigners into the state through its porous borders has remained […]

Jitne Log Utne Prem wins Vyas Samman Award

Jitne Log Utne Prem wins Vyas Samman Award

For nurturing “life in poetry amidst experiences and through language”, Padma Shri recipient Liladhar Jaguri has been chosen for the prestigious Vyas Samman award for his poetry collection, Jitne Log Utne Prem, published in 2013. The award, instituted in 1991 and given by the KK Birla Foundation, recognises outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by […]

Exemption of University teachers from election duties

Exemption of University teachers from election duties

In the election vibration, for the smooth conduct of ongoing university examination Patna University is likely to request the district administration to exempt the university teachers from election duties. PU vice-chancellor Rash Bihari Parsad Singh assured this to a delegation of Patna University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) which met him on Wednesday. The delegation, which was […]