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Tea is on ice because of political fire in Darjeeling

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Tea is on ice because of political fire in Darjeeling

The iconic Darjeeling tea has all but disappeared from international markets, thanks to the unrest in the Hills! Now, it’s up to the Government sitting in Delhi to stir itself and try to bail it out. But as one sarcastic sod put it, “Tea is a very British drink, who knows whether Darjeeling tea will […]

Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

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Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

Let me tell the unwary visitor one thing, Jamshedpur stinks! All this noise about  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan being taken forward with much zeal across the country!  Well,  two important stretches under Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) in the steel city and Adityapur Municipal Council (AMC) in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district stick out like sore thumbs. […]

Mr Manipur, Mr India, Mr South Asia: HIV positive!

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Mr Manipur, Mr India, Mr South Asia: HIV positive!

Down in the dumps after he realized he was HIV positive, this man rebuilt his life to become a celebrity in his village and state, no thanks to the Indian government or National AIDS Control Organisation. Born in a village three kilometres away from Imphal, the state capital, K Pradipkumar Singh was one among many […]

BHU ruckus strengthens anti-patriarchy movement

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BHU ruckus strengthens anti-patriarchy movement

Police action on women protesting sexual harassment of a female student at India’s premier Banaras Hindu University has led to a national struggle to end gender discrimination. In Patna, Bihar a group of citizens have started Aawazein, which has begun a series of interventions and activities to sensitize the students and teaching community about gender […]

Christians being arrested under false charges in Jharkhand?

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Christians being arrested under false charges in Jharkhand?

The blatant persecution of Christians by the BJP government and Hindutva fanatics is out in the open. The so-called anti-conversion Act,in Jharkhand  though not yet officially implemented is already being misused. In fact, observers say that this law gives the government convenient excuses to put the brakes on Christian educational institutions and health services which […]

Attacks on Kids part of increasing Violence in Society

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Attacks on Kids part of increasing Violence in Society

“Aawazein”, is a campaign initiated to raise a voice against all kinds of violence. Something is wrong and there is a need to know what? There is something seriously wrong when a seven year old boy is brutally killed in his own school. Or another child is raped. But let us look to a larger […]

Patna citizens:  Voices against Violence, abuse of Children

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Patna citizens: Voices against Violence, abuse of Children

An hour long citizen’s event has been organised near Patna’s historic Gandhi Maidan to highlight one important issue: Our institutions are unsafe places for children. In the light of the gruesome news reports of the murder and molestation of children in schools; the callous neglect of children in government hospitals leading to multiple deaths, and […]

1,317 child deaths in 8 months in BRDMC

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1,317 child deaths in 8 months in BRDMC

Gorakhpur (UP): The spate of deaths continued in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital  with 13 more children dying in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,317 so far this year. As many as 13 children, 10 in NICU and three in general paediatric ward died in the past 24 hours, […]

Tejaswi is RJD’s Bahubali, say fans

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Tejaswi is RJD’s Bahubali, say fans

These days Bihar politics is the hot topic for discussion everywhere. Since the day CM NItish Kumar untied the knot of Grand Alliance with the Congress and RJD and joined hands with the BJP, TejashwiYadav ex-Deputy CM and son of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been in the limelight. It seems the die-hard fans […]