Indian girl among B’desh terror victims

Indian girl among B’desh terror victims

NEW DELHI An Indian teenager was among 20 foreigners who were killed after being taken hostage by a group of attackers at an upmarket cafe in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, a government minister said Saturday Tarushi Jain, 19, was caught up in the horrific 11-hour siege at the Holey Artisan Bakery, a Western-style cafe popular with […]

Qatar exploits Indian workers despite assurances to PM Modi?

Qatar exploits Indian workers despite assurances to PM Modi?

Qatar is exploiting  South Asian migrant labour (almost a million of them from India and Nepal) who are building the infrastructure for the 2022 soccer World Cup . Activists say that labour abuses are widespread throughout the Gulf, and that the workers’ home countries share the blame. Mr Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, visited Doha […]

India’s dilemma: drought or poisoned water!

India’s dilemma: drought or poisoned water!

LUCKNOW( UP):  As large  drought-devastated India desperately waits for the monsoons to arrive, Gangnauli village in  dry, hot Uttar Pradesh has more than enough water. But the villagers fear the water supplies with heavy metals, underscoring the weighty challenges facing the world’s second most populous nation. They suspect their groundwater has been polluted by waste […]

Shrinking Stream flows in Upper Himalayas, more Water Crises ?

Shrinking Stream flows in Upper Himalayas, more Water Crises ?

[KATHMANDU] The Nepal Himalayas maybe facing a water crisis over the next decades. A new study forecasts decreasing stream flows and ice volume in the Nepal Himalayas. Dire consequences are in store for power production, irrigation and food security. And that’s bound to have a huge impact on neighbouring countries as well. A joint study […]

Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

Patna: Villagers from Tikauli Panchayat in Sitamarhi District have elected a dead woman  to the post of Panchayat Samiti member. The woman, Mithlesh Devi, has been dead nine long years. Bihar never fails to spring surprises! A woman in Bihar, who died several years ago, was elected as a panchayat samiti member in the recently […]

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 […]

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