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Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old  are reality today

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Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old are reality today

 In the memory of India’s prominent poet, essayist, literary critic and political critic, the Pragatisheel Lekhak Sangh of Bihar organised a Muktibodh Janmashatabdi Samaroh at Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh. Senior Journalists, poets and writers of Bihar came to speak on how Muktibodh is relevant in today’s scenario. Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh lived from 1917-1964. It is 100 […]

Ethnic Indians, Pakistanis are Kenya’s new 44th tribe

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Ethnic Indians, Pakistanis are Kenya’s new 44th tribe

NAIROBI : Kenya said on Saturday it had granted formal recognition to citizens of Indo-Pakistani origin, with President Uhuru Kenyatta making them a 44th tribe. “I do hereby recognize, proclaim and order, 1.that Kenyans of Asian Heritage constitute a Community that is one of the Tribes of Kenya; 2. that from now henceforth the Community […]

Rice crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka …

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Rice crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka …

South Asia appears to be heading for a food crisis. According to reports from Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in desperate need of rice. They have approached Thailand for help. But Thailand’s government stocks are low. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in talks with Thailand for an urgent purchase of 400,000 tonnes of rice […]

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

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Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

Caste endogamous marriages have led to rare genetic diseases developing over the years. This is indicated by new research. Perhaps it is high time to acknowledge that the rigid caste system practiced in India and other parts of South Asia must go. HYDERABAD, JULY 20:  Not too long ago, when a person went in for […]

Thai Army General, trafficker , gets 75 years jail

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Thai Army General, trafficker , gets 75 years jail

Bangkok, Jul 20 : A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. Lt Gen Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses Wednesday involving trafficking and taking bribes in the case involving migrants from Myanmar […]

Densely populated Bihar: A cause for concern

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Densely populated Bihar: A cause for concern

Bihar is an economically a backward state  with a total population of 119 million people. It is the most densely populated state among all the other states in Eastern India, with an annual growth rate of 2.5% in its population. Due to this overpopulation, Bihar faces several problems. There is no place for the people […]

Five transgender students cracked national medical entrance test

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Five transgender students cracked national medical entrance test

It is not long before India will have its first TG doctor and dentist. The first glass ceiling has been broken. Transgender people have been successful in a medical entrance test. Out of the eight transgender candidates who took the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, five have cleared the exam, the result of which was […]

Goa meat traders challenge cattle ban

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Goa meat traders challenge cattle ban

The Bombay High Court has  issued notice to the central and the Goa governments over a petition filed by meat traders challenging the newly-introduced restrictions on cattle trade. Quraishi’s Meat Traders’ Association of Goa challenged in the Goa bench of the high court the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017, […]

No salary for Anil Ambani as Reliance flounders …

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No salary for Anil Ambani as Reliance flounders …

Is it time for Reliance communications to do rethink a lot of their strategy? Battle of the Ambani Brothers is on, Rcom vs Jio vs others? The news is that Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani has “voluntarily” decided not to draw any salary or commission from debt laden flagship firm Reliance Communications (RCom) in current […]

Offer your devotion and blood donation at Shirdi

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Offer your devotion and blood donation at Shirdi

The offering of one’s own blood is one of the greatest ways to show devotion, and the  famous Sai Baba temple at Shirdi is providing facilities for devotees to do just that. Devotees offer their hair at Sri Venkateswara Swamy (Balaji) Temple, atop seven hills at Tirupati, but blood donation is by far a more […]

Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

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Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

A sweeping ban on trading cattle for slaughter, imposed by India’s Government to appease its ultra conservative Hindu vote-base, is being seen by the nation’s meat and leather industries as an attempt to destroy businesses  ultra conservative Hindus do not agree with. Other critics argue the ban is an attempt to control what people eat, […]

Bangladesh Gold-fingers its jewellers!

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Bangladesh Gold-fingers its jewellers!

DHAKA – Do high taxes encourage gold smuggling to Bangladesh? Amidst  news of raids and  seizures and human mules with gold bars up their rectums, the nation’s jewellers are not amused. Bangladesh doesn’t own a single gold mine! Bangladeshi authorities have confiscated half a tonne of gold from a top jeweller, officials said on Sunday […]

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