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Shillong sways to Nongkrem Dance

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Shillong sways to Nongkrem Dance

Smit (Meghalaya): The annual Nongkrem dance festival was celebrated here amid fanfare and gaiety with young Khasi men and women swaying to traditional folk music to appease goddess Ka Blei Synshar, in the hope of a rich bumper harvest. Nongkrem Dance or Ka Pomblang Syiem which is the annual dance festival of the Khasis was […]

Shartad ‘shames’ but NaMo unfazed!

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Shartad ‘shames’ but NaMo unfazed!

Nagpur/Ahmedabad: Veteran politician Sharad Pawar on Tuesday condemned the Prime Minister’s insinuations against predecessor Manmohan Singh with a “shame on you” and Rahul Gandhi termed Narendra Modi’s comments “unacceptable”, but Modi continued to portray himself as the one sinned against, says a PTI report. The Prime Minister had on Sunday insinuated that Singh had facilitated […]

BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha deplores PM’s choice of words

BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha deplores PM’s choice of words

Patna: BJP Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha has once again taken objection to something Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done – this time, the “Aurangzeb raj” jab over Rahul Gandhi’s ascendance to the top post of the Congress. “I am not a supporter of such language,” Sinha said on Wednesday. He has earlier objected to […]

Bihar’s Kolhua Site to get World class Tourist tag soon

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Bihar’s Kolhua Site to get World class Tourist tag soon

Patna, Bihar: The  Kolhua archaeological site in Muzaffarpur district joins  27 other archeological sites across the country that will be developed with “world class facilities” for tourists by next year. “Twenty-seven sites have been selected at the national level and directions given to develop them with world-class facilities within a year,” Patna circle superintending archaeologist […]

Delhi Police, Tobacco cell stubs out Public Smokers!

Delhi Police, Tobacco cell stubs out Public Smokers!

New Delhi, Dec 2: The smokers sputtered and fumed, as Delhi’s Health Department butted in on their public puffing and fined them! In a drive against smoking at public places and illicit sale of tobacco, Delhi’s health department raided around 100 shops in Saket area and issued challans worth Rs 21,700 to vendors and individuals. […]

Editorials blanked out in Tripura Protest !

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Editorials blanked out in Tripura Protest !

Agartala, Tripura: All  newspapers in Tripura state left their editorial columns  blank on Thursday as a mark of protest against the killing of a local journalist in police custody. Clashes broke out in the bandh called on Thursday by Opposition BJP and Congress in Tripura in protest against the killing of a journalist inside the […]

Ten Thousand Tripura Teachers to be axed by December 31 ?

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Ten Thousand Tripura Teachers to be axed by December 31 ?

Agartala (Tripura):  This northeastern state is heading for an educational  crisis, because according to a court order, over ten thousand government teachers (10,323 to be exact) will lose their jobs by December 31. In a major blow to a section of teachers in Tripura, a letter from HRD ministry has said salaries of teachers sanctioned […]

Illegal Lottery concern in Assam State

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Illegal Lottery concern in Assam State

Guwahati: (Assam)  “Gambling Addiction” is a serious social malady, and because of this, lotteries have been banned throughout the country. But people find ingenious ways of luring people to ‘try their luck’ and buy a ticket. The commissioner of police, Guwahati, has alerted all police stations here following a complaint regarding the running of illegal […]

Service of the poor is goal of Christian Education

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Service of the poor is goal of Christian Education

Calcutta: Rights of Minorities guaranteed by the constitution are being systemically eroded, and those who manage the premier Christian educational institutions of the country are worried. However, the direction of Christian educational educations is clear: service of the poor, says Calcutta Archbishop Thomas D’Souza. A national colloquium of Catholic educationists in Calcutta (16 November)  heard […]

Police Witch hunting Jharkhand Govt Officers?

Police Witch hunting Jharkhand Govt Officers?

Ranchi: Over 800 officials of Jharkhand administrative services, who had gone on a mass leave alleging police witch-hunt against them in the name of combating corruption, will return to work on Saturday after the state government agreed to their demands and announced probe teams to look into the arrest and manhandling of a Hazaribagh circle […]

MP Goverment encouraging haters of Indian Constitution?

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MP Goverment encouraging haters of Indian Constitution?

Madhya Pradesh has become notorious for repeated attacks on the minority Christian community, while the government agencies and police do nothing to stop these thugs who call themselves nationalists. These so-called ‘nationalist’ groups openly challenge the fundamental principles of the Indian constitution that gives every citizen the freedom of practicing and exercising ‘faith, and worship’ […]

Catholics oppose eviction of Adivasis for jungle ‘adventure tourism’ scheme

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Catholics oppose eviction of Adivasis for jungle ‘adventure tourism’ scheme

Catholic bishops have lent their support to tribal communities in Jharkhand , who oppose a planned ‘corridor for wild life’ that threatens to displace thousands of people in 214 villages. The government has identified 296 hectares of land for a “wild life corridor” for elephants over four districts in the state. This meas that people […]