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 […]

776 graduates for Don Bosco 7th University Convocation

776 graduates for Don Bosco 7th University Convocation

Guwahati: A total of 766 students from across India and 20 other countries studying in Assam Don Bosco University will be offered their degrees during its 7th convocation on its Tepesia campus here on Saturday. Union minister of state for electronics and information technology S.S. Ahluwalia, Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi and chief minister Sarban-anda Sonowal, […]

People need to get out of the way, if bridges are to be repaired!

People need to get out of the way, if bridges are to be repaired!

Calcutta: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has pointed out an important thing that effects every state: It’s not that easy to repair old bridges and flyovers, because of the population living under them. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters yesterday (6 September) that lifespan of several bridges in the city had “expired” but pleaded […]

Hooligan Horror as Cow protection!

Hooligan Horror as Cow protection!

Lucknow: Cow protection hooligans linked to a group formed by Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath attacked an man taking his cow to the vet, screaming that he was abandoning it! A video clip of the incident was loosed on social media, following which the police have arrested four men. The face of a septuagenarian […]

81 year old Stan Swamy won’t Shut Up

81 year old Stan Swamy won’t Shut Up

Ranchi: Eighty-one year old Stan Swamy isn’t going to be gagged or intimidated. He speaks gently, but clearly. He says that both the governments: the one in Jharkhand and the one in the centre, are busy trying to frighten people who have begun to speak out against mismanagement and failure to govern. “What do you […]

Piped gas: 10 CNG Stations for Patna

Piped gas: 10 CNG Stations for Patna

Bihar is set to get the supply of natural gas from the Jagdishpur-Haldia gas pipeline which is being extended till Odisha. The project entails laying 2655-km of gas pipeline that will touch Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Bengal and Odisha. Around 490km of main pipeline has to be laid in Bihar for supplying gas to the […]

Activist arrest: Maharastra Police have no answers for Delhi HC

Activist arrest: Maharastra Police have no answers for Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has pointed out irregularities in the way certain human rights activists and journalists have been ‘arrested’ by the Maharashtra Police. What’s happening? In at least this one case, it is evident that something strange and sinister has been set in motion. With the Maharashtra police unable to explain the specific offence […]