Charging cell-phones injure little boys badly

Charging cell-phones injure little boys badly

BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): Here is another ‘freak mobile tragedy’. A 7-year-old boy lost all the fingers of his right hand after a mobile phone exploded in his hands in Rajgarh district on Monday.   The incident took place at Bilapura village under Pachor police station of the district at 8 am.   Ajay, son of […]

Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

NEW DELHI: The Madhesi agitation in Nepal may affect fruit juice drinkers in India. The Nepalese politicians living in the areas along the Indo-Nepal border have stopped the movement of vehicles along it in protest against certain provisions of the new Nepal Constitution. So goods can’t be moved from Nepal to India and vice-versa until […]

Namo’s privatisation plans irk North-eastern Oil workers

Namo’s privatisation plans irk North-eastern Oil workers

Guwahati: Oil workers of the Northeast on Wednesday, opposed the Narendra Modi government’s decision to hand over 69 oil and gas fields, most of which are in the Northeast, to private groups for exploration. The oil fields have been either identified or discovered by public sector players like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited and […]

To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

They came with bulldozers and broke down the school walls, even as children wept. That’s how an anti-encroachment drive on the banks of Harmu rivulet, that passes through Ranchi town went, on the day before Teacher’s day. For the 100 odd kids studying at this government school, it’s feels like an end to their school […]

Forest Sting Op gets Cobra Poison worth Rs. 100 crore!

Forest Sting Op gets Cobra Poison worth Rs. 100 crore!

JALPAIGURI (North Bengal): Is China encouraging the smuggling of cobra venom? Forest officials in the North Bengal region believe so.  In ‘sting ‘operation, the forest department has seized of nine lbs of cobra venom worth over Rs 100 crore in international black market. It’s the second seizure over three months. So far, the department has […]

Island paradise degrading fast: local govt. alarmed!

Island paradise degrading fast: local govt. alarmed!

[THIRUVANANTHAPURAM] Kerala: The local government in Lakshadweep is alarmed on learning about a scientific report of sea erosion degrading the Lakshadweep Archipelago, known as India’s island paradise. The administration announced steps to reduce dependence on fossil fuels on the islands and conserve its coral reefs. Lakshadweep with its 36 islands forms the northern part of […]

Hindustan Unilever and the Crorepati Club

Hindustan Unilever and the Crorepati Club

MUMBAI: When Srirup Mitra, 33, a category head at Hindustan Unilever, took home more than a crore (ten million rupees) in annual salary last year, he wasn’t all that unique. Hindustan Unilever has about 169 executives who drew eight-digit salaries (100,00,000 +) last year, six times more than its closest rival ITC’s 23 crorepati employees, and half […]

Celebrating Digital Bihar: the Nitish way!

Celebrating Digital Bihar: the Nitish way!

“What Bihar thought yesterday, India thinks today”. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his government has already achieved several of the aspects of the ‘Digital India campaign’ launched on Wednesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with fanfare. One can say that Nitish Kumar is leaving no stone unturned to match or even surpass Narendra Modi’s […]

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

July 1 is celebrated as National Doctors’ day in India. It’s a day to remember the role that doctors play in our lives, and also a day for the medical professionals to do some introspection as well. National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering opportunities to all to get aware about […]

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

The fisher folk of Sri Lanka’s north-western coast, are convinced that well-tended mangroves can protect lives and property against the monsoon rains that lash the island from July to October. One such person is Milan Gamage, a 35-year-old woman, who planted mangroves behind her home on the edge of the Puttalam lagoon in 2008. They […]

Uber cabs fracas: France arrests managers

Uber cabs fracas: France arrests managers

The Uber taxi service is under fire in other places besides India. Uber’s allegedly shady dealings prompted a nation wide violent taxi strike in France just last week. Regular, traditional taxi drivers pay more taxes than Uber, and they accuse Uber of unfair competition. Uber, meanwhile, argues that the French system is outdated and needs […]

Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

Since 2008, People in the Kosi belt fear devastation by floods. At that time the whole communication network was totally wiped out. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar then promised to ensure development of the entire region. A promise that took him four years to fulfil in the form of Baluaha Ghat bridge or ‘Kosi Mahasetu’. This […]