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Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

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Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) : The rich hues of tribal and folk culture of the state will be showcased come Christmas day, in  a national level event to be held at Bistupur in Jamshedpur. Organised jointly by Calcutta-based Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), city-based NGO Kalamandir and Tata Steel, the All India Folk, Tribal and Craft Fair […]

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 […]

Enlightened citizens feeling suffocated, say scholars

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Enlightened citizens feeling suffocated, say scholars

Chandigarh: Despite all Constitutional guarantees of India being a sovereign socialist, secular, democratic republic, the minority sections in India — Dalits, creative artists, writers, rationalists and sensitive, enlightened citizens — are all feeling suffocated, insecure and less-than-equal citizens of India since the communal ideology has come into power at the Centre and some big Indian […]

Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

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Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

From  Shillong comes the news that  HIV prevalence in Meghalaya has actually increased by  0.73 per cent, from 0.16 per cent in 2015, according to the HIV Sentinel Surveillance, 2017. An official from the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) said  on Friday that that the cumulative anti-retroviral therapy (ART) data in October showed that the […]

Nonviolence Project Foundation: now in India!

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Nonviolence Project Foundation: now in India!

“We cannot speak of the future if we don’t allow the young people to talk today!” The Nonviolence Foundation (NVF), a worldwide peace education organization, now in India and other 30 countries in five continents, is moved by and acknowledges the unbroken nonviolence tradition of India. The culture of nonviolence and peace dates back to […]

Is demonetization pro-poor?

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Is demonetization pro-poor?

A former bureaucrat turned politician puts the spin on the demonetization narrative. Black money is like a chameleon. Its multiple forms — in cash, real estate and gold, in tax havens, shell companies and benami properties — make its detection difficult. That is why when asked the reason for frequently changing goalposts after demonetisation, Prime […]

Manmohan’s solid facts vs NaMo’s slogans!

Manmohan’s solid facts vs NaMo’s slogans!

New Delhi: Manmohan Singh on has  cited two sets of figures that should make the Narendra Modi camp uncomfortable. The former Prime Minister flatly stated that China was one of the prominent beneficiaries of the note ban and the GST chaos. The twin blows are “a complete disaster for our economy. It has broken the […]

Entire Delhi is unauthorised, says harried Judge!

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Entire Delhi is unauthorised, says harried Judge!

New Delhi: Entire Delhi is unauthorised, an anguished High Court remarked today ( November 7) while hearing a plea regarding the ongoing demolition at Kathputli colony in west Delhi. The observation was made by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar when an NGO representing some residents of the […]

Bullet Train: An Exercise in Vanity

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Bullet Train: An Exercise in Vanity

Ahmedabad: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday dubbed the Centre’s  much touted bullet train project,  an “exercise in vanity”.  He said the government’s “priorities are misplaced” as it should have focused on the existing passenger rail network. Addressing a party event for the business community in Gujarat, the Congress leader pointed out that the […]

Symbol of Hope: First Church of Northeast India

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Symbol of Hope: First Church of Northeast India

The first church of Northeast India will be rededicated after renovation tomorrow, 26th October. Christine Ao sends this profile: GUWAHATI, Assam: Located in the heart of Guwahati city inside Nehru Park at Panbazar, the edifice of  Christ Church is a symbol of peace and hope. Looking back at  its glorious and eventful history,  we can […]

Assam to woo film makers from January

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Assam to woo film makers from January

Guwahati: Film makers are being encouraged to make films in Assam, according to a new policy that will take effect next year.The  Assam government has rolled out an ambitious Tourism policy, declaring the sector an industry with an aim to increase tourist inflow. The ‘Tourism Policy of Assam 2017′, effective from January next year till […]

China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

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China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydro-power projects in Pakistan ahead of schedule, yet its location in the long-contested region of Kashmir will draw ire from India. According to media reports, construction on the 720MW Karot power station, being built on Jhelum River, began in December last year and looks set to […]

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