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Dogs eat new-born outside Ranchi hospital, probe eyewash?

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Dogs eat new-born outside Ranchi hospital, probe eyewash?

On the Sunday that the Prime Minister was to speak about the importance of girls and women, a pack of stray dogs was feeding on the body of a newborn girl at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. Three days later, the team of experts probing the Sunday baby horror at RIMS, […]

Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

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Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

Most Indians still treat their ‘servants’ like slaves, and we still deny that even in the 21st century, we are a racist, feudal, lot! Your exploitation of poor lower caste countrymen doesn’t stop even if you become a High Commissioner and part of the international jet-set! Just imagine the embarrassment Indian nationals in New Zealand […]

Young Nagas: waking up from the ‘Nagalim’ Dream?

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Young Nagas: waking up from the ‘Nagalim’ Dream?

Since August 1947, peace and stability have been rare commodities in Nagaland and Manipur. In the past two decades, peace talks have produced little in the way of progress. Ceasefire agreements with the various warring groups have at least provided a relative peace. ‘Nagalim’ is the major obstacle to peace in the Northeast. Briefly, the […]

Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

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Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

A fire at one railway station has sent airfares through the roof! The recent fire accident Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh is to blame. Air fares have gone up on Chennai-Delhi sector as Indian railways have cancelled trains to Delhi and other destinations after a fire accident at Itaris railway station has thrown traffic on one […]

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

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Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Bhubaneswar, Orissa: Linking rivers is not such a great idea, says the state government. Reports say that Orissa is not excited about linking the Mahanadi and Godavari rivers, because this may lead to acute shortage of water in the Mahanadi basin in the future. Official sources said the state government feared that the Mahanadi river […]

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THROTTLE NGOS- SNUFF OUT DISSENT!

The Narendra Modi Government, rather like its forerunner the UPA (especially towards the end of its tenure), has trained guns on non-governmental organisations and people’s movements in general.   This began primarily as a crackdown on organisations protesting against the nuclear power projects in Kudankulam and Jaitapur. If UPA II barred a dozen NGOs from […]

Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

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Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

A BJP MP from Uttarakhand has introduced a Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha as a Private Member Bill, to legally facilitate members of the Scheduled Caste Valmiki sect to become priests in Hindu temples if they wish to do so after receiving due training for the job. The Valmikis are traditionally employed as […]