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Bandh against reservation turns ugly in Bihar

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Bandh against reservation turns ugly in Bihar

Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Central minister Upendra Kushwaha was stopped, abused and roughed up near Hajipur in Vaishali during yesterday’s Bharat Bandh against reservation. Kushwaha had cancelled his  Motihari jaunt to attend the concluding function of the Champaran Satyagraha centenary  at which Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest. Kushwaha, […]

Manjhi quits NDA, Ashok and pals join!

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Manjhi quits NDA, Ashok and pals join!

Patna:  Mahadalit leader and former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi quit the NDA alliance and declared his support to the RJD-Congress Alliance. Meanwhile,  four Congress MLCs (legislative council members) , including former state Congress chief Ashok Choudhary, joined the Nitish Kumar led JDU, which is part of the NDA alliance. Jitan manjhi, the Hindustani Awam […]

First Ban, now FIR, it’s BJP Govt. vs PFI in Jharkhand!

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First Ban, now FIR, it’s BJP Govt. vs PFI in Jharkhand!

Pakur (Jharkhand): A named FIR has been lodged against 12 leaders of the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) in Jharkhand on the charges of illegal and anti-national activities, police said on February 27, according to PTI. The FIR was also lodged against 60 unidentified cadres of the PFI with the Muffasil police station of Pakur […]

A carrot for Nagaland Christians!

A carrot for Nagaland Christians!

 Just about a month after cancelling government subsidized Haj pilgrimages , the BJP is offering Christians free trips to Jerusalem if elected to power in Nagaland, reported northeastern news outlets. It’s unclear if the BJP is offering this to all of India’s Christians, or only to Christians in the northeast, or only to Christians in […]

King Momo reigns despite BJP rule in Goa

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King Momo reigns despite BJP rule in Goa

It is carnival time in Goa, with today, Shrove Tuesday being the last day of the celebrations, Wednesday marking the start of Lent. In Panjim (Panaji) , the festivities began on  Sunday, (Feb. 10) with 48 floats, led by the triumphant entry of King Momo, or Momus, the Greek god of satire and laughter, and […]

Whose history? ‘Padmaavat’ taints Khilji, say historians

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Whose history? ‘Padmaavat’ taints Khilji, say historians

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) He gnaws the meat off the bone, bares his hairy chest, has long unruly locks and laughs like a hyena. History doesn t quite remember Alauddin Khilji like this, but that is the image Sanjay Leela Bhansali seeks to portray of the Khilji dynasty king in his film “Padmaavat”. The […]

Dalits restive after Police action in Buxar village

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Dalits restive after Police action in Buxar village

Patna: Dalit ire against ‘police atrocities’ following an incident of ‘stone pelting’ at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s convoy is increasing. Local media reports say that NDA partner Jitan Ram Manjhi  has used strong words against the state government for atrocities on Dalits by police and administration at Nandan village in Buxar district in the […]

JD (U) in Kerala to oppose BJP, join LDF

JD (U) in Kerala to oppose BJP, join LDF

Thiruvananthapuram, : Janata Dal (United) in Kerala, led by M P Veerendra Kumar, is likely to return to the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF as a general consensus in this regard was reached at a party meeting here today. A meeting of the state executive of the JDU met here today and disucssed the proposal to join […]

Mausmriti or Constitution, asks Jignesh

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Mausmriti or Constitution, asks Jignesh

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Kumar Mevani and others are asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “choose between the Manusmriti and the Constitution”. Against the backdrop of the Dalit protests in Maharashtra after attacks on an event to commemorate the bicentenary of a British-era battle, activists in the capital have sought permission for a youth meeting near […]

Delhi LG sabotages AAP medical schemes?

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Delhi LG sabotages AAP medical schemes?

New Delhi: Delhi’s lieutenant governor continues to play hardball and upset his own government’s progressive schemes, so the Delhi Chief Minister and his men feel.  Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain claimed that the Lieutenant Governor  raised objections to the AAP dispensation’s innovative scheme proposing free medical surgeries and tests at private hospitals in case of delay […]

CBI court: Lalu Prasad Guilty in Fodder Scam, Acquits Mishra & 6 others

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CBI court: Lalu Prasad Guilty in Fodder Scam, Acquits Mishra & 6 others

Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Saturday (December 23) convicted in a fodder scam case by a special CBI court in Ranchi. Former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra as well as six others were acquitted in the case. The quantum of punishment will be announced on January 3, Special CBI […]

Manmohan Singh blameless, CBI playing games, says Court

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Manmohan Singh blameless, CBI playing games, says Court

New Delhi, Dec 21 : The former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had been deliberately misled by officials, a special court has decided, while pulling up the CBI for trying to implicate the former prime minister in the 2G fiasco , ‘as their submissions were based on conjectures and speculations alone’. Senior officials at the office […]

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