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Catholics oppose eviction of Adivasis for jungle ‘adventure tourism’ scheme

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Catholics oppose eviction of Adivasis for jungle ‘adventure tourism’ scheme

Catholic bishops have lent their support to tribal communities in Jharkhand , who oppose a planned ‘corridor for wild life’ that threatens to displace thousands of people in 214 villages. The government has identified 296 hectares of land for a “wild life corridor” for elephants over four districts in the state. This meas that people […]

Bank Officer nabbed as Toilet Scam probe proceeds

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Bank Officer nabbed as Toilet Scam probe proceeds

Patna (Bihar) :The Patna police special investigation team (SIT), who are investigating the ‘multi-crore toilet construction scam’  arrested a senior official of State Bank of India from Buxar on November 9,  for his connivance with the scamsters. The members of the SIT visited Buxar and took Shiv Shankar Jha, deputy manager of the bank, into […]

Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

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Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

Tezpur : Poachers reportedly  broke into Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, killed an adult rhinoceros and sawed off its horn, It’s the third such incidents in the protected zone this week, says a PTI report. The carcass of the male rhino was found today (November 9) near Bokpara camp under Kohora range of the park where […]

Bear gall-bladders seized, poachers arrested

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Bear gall-bladders seized, poachers arrested

Guwahati (Assam): Officials from Lakhimpur forest division, along with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, have seized 42 bear gall bladders as well as leopard nails and suspected ‘tiger bones’ from Harmutty in Lakhimpur district. Sarbat Pradhan and Ajit Saha of Harmutty were arrested from their homes, and will be produced in court. Lakhimpur divisional forest […]

Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

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Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

Railways started a campaign that they are subsidizing my tickets and they are getting only 53% of total cost incurred on my travel. Is it true? What are the calculations? I think all the expenses on account of ticketless travel, concessions given to Journalists, MP/MLAs, Padma Awardees, Shram Awardees, Gallantry awards etc should not be […]

Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

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Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

NEW DELHI : Your local Ayurveda quack may be taking you for a ride, giving you lizard penises disguised as dried root medicine! An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday (June 23). The […]

Who is trying to invent ‘plastic rice’ to scare ignorant consumers?

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Who is trying to invent ‘plastic rice’ to scare ignorant consumers?

The so-called Organic food lobby and some Hindutva ideologists could be behind the rumour factory that spreads lies about ‘plastic rice’ and ‘plastic eggs’ and the dearth of scientific temper leads consumers to believe such stories. [By Narendra Nayak] The recent publicity for plastic rice made me ponder on why these rumours are being circulated. […]

AP Chief Engineer arrested for corruption

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AP Chief Engineer arrested for corruption

Amaravati, Apr 17 : The Andhra Pradesh Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB)  unearthed assets worth over Rs 6 crore belonging to a chief engineer,according to a PTI report The accused, Bhumireddy Jagadishwar Reddy, currently working on deputation as chief engineer of AP Education Welfare and Infrastructure Development Corporation, has been arrested, ACB Director General R P […]

Plea against Patanjali land allotment

Plea against Patanjali land allotment

Bombay (Mumbai): Finally someone has taken a stand against the undue influence of yoga proponent turned businessman Ramdev. The Bombay Congress party chief Sanjay Nirupam today filed a plea against Ramdev’s ‘Patanjali Ayurveda’, alleging major irregularities in the allotment of over 600 acres land to the company for setting up a food park in Nagpur. Nirupam, […]

Harassment for loan repayment = abetment of suicide: Bombay  HC

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Harassment for loan repayment = abetment of suicide: Bombay HC

Bombay (Mumbai) : Rejecting discharge pleas of two money lenders, the Bombay High Court has said that continuous verbal and physical abuse and repeated demand for return of money amounts to abetment of suicide. (April 2) Justice A M Badar was recently hearing a petition filed by Gurunath Gawli and Sangita Gawli, both licensed money […]

Viral Fever: emotional outburst at Women’s charges against Founder

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Viral Fever: emotional outburst at Women’s charges against Founder

Bombay (Mumbai): Facing allegations of sexual harassment against its founder Arunubh Kumar, The Viral Fever  admitted that it should have responded in a better manner rather than reacting ’emotionally and too quickly’. (March 17) In its initial statement, the company said the person behind the blog post will be found and given “severe justice”. This […]

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