BJP displaces Congress in Assam’s tribal belt

BJP displaces Congress in Assam’s tribal belt

BJP is consolidating its base in Assam, at the cost of the Congress.  Assam’s top Congress leader from the Karbi tribal community and chief executive member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Tuliram Ronghang along with his 18 executive members (EMs) Thursday came to the BJP’s fold at a solemn function on the raising […]

First time in Nagaland: World Music day celebrations

First time in Nagaland: World Music day celebrations

From 4:30 pm on Tuesday, World Music day erupted in Kohima. “In times of rain and bad roads, to keep our spirit high” noted Musician Theja Meru said while announcing that the World Music Day 2016 would be celebrated in Kohima for the first time on June 21, 4.30 pm at RCEMPA Jotsoma. “This is […]

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

They move around in ferocious packs and sometimes scare the living daylights out of kids and older citizens! Towns like Patna with a formidable stray dog population should learn from Bhutan.  The Newsnet team trawled around the web to discover a dog magazine called The Bark! And we got our paws on this fascinating piece […]

These Beautiful Boys are the death of Afghan Cops

These Beautiful Boys are the death of Afghan Cops

The Taliban are using beautiful boy slaves as ‘honey traps’ to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the common practice of “bacha bazi” ­­ or ‘boy play’ ­­ to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults said. The ancient custom is prevalent across Afghanistan, but nowhere does it […]

Bihar: Reservations for Transgender in offing?

Bihar: Reservations for Transgender in offing?

Bihar inches towards reservations for TG in various sectors Do you know that certain prominent movers and shakers in the Government of Bihar are seriously considering a .04 representation for transgender people along the lines of reservation for women? Don’t confuse TG with Hijras. Transgender people are trans-men and trans-women, people who may or may […]

Bihar Airport Police stub Bathroom Smoker

Bihar Airport Police stub Bathroom Smoker

Patna: We know Bathroom singers can be annoying and Bathroom smokers even more so, but this 25 year old Bihari bathroom smoker found out that lighting up in the loo can get you to the lock-up. Or as they say, a puff in the loo may and you in sing-sing! [Those who didn’t get the […]

Migrants, domestic tourists giving Goa a bad name?

Migrants, domestic tourists giving  Goa a bad name?

Goa, going, gone? That’s the song being sung by Goa Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Francis D’Souza , who recently blamed ‘criminal’ migrants for ruining Goa’s fair name. He said migrantion to the coastal State is one of the major issues troubling the government. He said this at the annua function of the Travel […]

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Last Saturday was International Menstrual Hygiene Day. How many of us would have thought there’s a whole international day to talk about something that guys would get real queasy about. Nothing much in the newspapers in Patna, we’re sure some women’s organisations somewhere in Bihar must have made a big deal about it. And they […]

Oh Sh*t! What’s on the Taj Mahal?

Oh Sh*t! What’s on the Taj Mahal?

AGRA -The lustrous white marble walls of the Taj Mahal have been yellowed by air pollution, but now India’s showcase monument faces a fresh threat – from green insect poop! Authorities ordered an investigation after green-tinged patches began appearing on the back wall of the monument, which stands on the banks of the heavily polluted […]

Will Assam’s new BJP govt. protect Assam tribes?

Will Assam’s new BJP govt. protect Assam tribes?

A day after the  promise to seal the Indo-Bangladesh border in two years and complete the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a prominent organization fighting against infiltration demanded special measures to prevent indigenous people from becoming a minority in their own homeland. The Prabajan Virodhi Manch (PVM), which carried out a mass signature campaign in assembly […]

Are you sending your kid to Suicide City?

Are you sending your  kid to Suicide City?

Are people from small towns in places like Bihar, sending their kids to ‘suicide city? Puzzled? Read on The town of Kota in northern Rajasthan state is ‘famous’ its numerous study centre that coach students prepare for India’s extremely competitive admission exams for medical and engineering colleges. But Kota produces high stress levels and  has […]

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