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Govt ‘not perturbed’ over ATM dispensing fake bank notes: Minister

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Govt ‘not perturbed’ over ATM dispensing fake bank notes: Minister

New Delhi: Just yesterday,  we were shocked at the news that a State Bank of India ATM machine was dispensing play notes instead of the real stuff. This is scary for ATM users all over the country. However, a minister says the government is ‘not perturbed’ over counterfeit currency being dispensed, says a PTI report on […]

Sacred Statue vandalised in Kurla, Bombay

Sacred Statue vandalised in Kurla, Bombay

Bombay (Mumbai):  A statue of Our Lady (Mother of Jesus) was allegedly desecrated by unknown persons in suburban Kurla in the wee hours today, following which two unidentified persons were booked, police said. The grotto of Mother Mary installed on a roadside in Kurla was desecrated at around 4 AM, they said. The incident had […]

Bihar Staff Selection Commission Exams cancelled

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Bihar Staff Selection Commission Exams cancelled

Patna:  Bihar  Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced cancellation of examination conducted by Bihar State Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) for recruitment of clerks in state government jobs in the wake of alleged paper leak (Feb 8). “On the basis of preliminary report of state police chief P K Thakur and recommendation of Chief Secretary Anjani […]

Director stops Woman’s pay for refusal to Move-in!

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Director stops Woman’s pay for refusal to Move-in!

Shillong: What’s happening in Meghalaya? Another woman being harassed by a high ranking official? This time the official withheld the woman’s salary (she is a peon in a state government office)  for 6 months because she refused to move in with him! The Meghalaya State Commission for Women today wrote to the state soil and […]

Facebook Pic prompts Farmer’s daughter to drink poison !

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Facebook Pic prompts Farmer’s daughter to drink poison !

Jalpaiguri, (North Bengal): It’s a Facebook  associated romance tragedy, between a 20 year old carpenter and a farmer’s daughter. A schoolgirl in Mainaguri drank poison and died last night after her former boyfriend posted a picture of them on Facebook at a time the girl’s family was arranging her marriage with another fellow (Jan 31). […]

SC foils Asaram’s attempt to get bail via fake document

SC foils Asaram’s attempt to get bail via fake document

Remember Asaram Bapu, who has been locked up because of a series of sexual assault complaints? Now that the attention’s off him, his cronies are trying to sneak him out of jail. New Delhi : Self-styled godman Asaram, facing prosecution in sexual assault cases lodged in Rajasthan, today failed to get relief from the Supreme Court […]

Facebook romance turns sour for two minors

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Facebook romance turns sour for two minors

Cuttack, Jan 30: It’s a clear case of police ham-handedness and insensitivity. Has POCSO been misused?  Or is it one of shoddy reporting? The PTI reports:  A minor girl was allegedly raped by a boy who befriended her on Facebook, police said. The girl, a native of Jaipur, was in touch with the minor boy […]

Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

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Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

Shillong, Jan 26 :  A 67 year old Lech in the Shillong Raj Bhawan? Can it be true? The Governor of Meghalaya, in the face of vocal allegations of sexual misconduct, resigned on the night of Republic Day. He had spent the day in Arunachal Pradesh rather than in Shillong, probably wary of facing embarrassment. […]

Bombs explode, youth detained, as Republic Day unfolds in India

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Bombs explode, youth detained, as Republic Day unfolds in India

New Delhi, Seven blasts rocked the north- eastern states of Assam and Manipur on the occasion of Republic Day today even as celebrations were held in other parts of the country with the states showcasing their cultural diversity and the might of security forces. Five serial blasts by anti-talk ULFA (Independent) shook upper Assam as […]

Zeenat Bibi, daughter killer, sentenced to death

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Zeenat Bibi, daughter killer, sentenced to death

LAHORE: What is this ‘honour’ that pushes a mother to commit the dastardly deed of  setting fire to her 16 year old daughter?  Civilized society grapples with these horrendous killings, but the beat goes on. Who will stop the rain? More death sentences? A mother who murdered her own daughter and set her alight for […]

Apathetic Society Shames Us: Meghalaya Times Editor on sex scandal

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Apathetic Society Shames Us: Meghalaya Times Editor on sex scandal

What is happening to Meghalaya? How can Khasi society keep silent? Why didn’t the police book the whole lot of ‘perverts’ under POSCO?  Meghalaya Times Editor Thomas Lim expresses his anguish: The shameful act where a 14 year old girl was sexually assaulted by at least 13 persons, including a legislator and a 66 years […]

MLA arrested for trafficking 14 year old!

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MLA arrested for trafficking 14 year old!

Shillong: The long arm of the law caught up with a Meghalaya MLA, accused of  statutory rape of a 14 year old under POSCO, (Jan 7). He was nabbed at one of his ‘hideouts’ in neighbouring Assam. Independent Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang, was wanted in connection with a trafficking for sex case involving a 14-year […]