And now a flash ‘beef riot’ in Ranchi

And now a flash ‘beef riot’ in Ranchi

Ranchi: Jharkhand seems to be falling apart at the seams. Vested interests and certain political actors linked to the state government machinery appear hell-bent on causing all sorts of polarisations and divisions among the tribal people, and among the non-tribals as well. Rampant misuse of the newly introduced freedom of religion bill, demonisation of the […]

What’s the progress in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Scandal?

What’s the progress in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Scandal?

The news of girls being raped, physically assaulted, and being forced in the business of prostitution at Muzaffarpur shelter home left everybody stunned. The people who were given the responsibility to protect the orphan and abandoned girls were accused of sexually harassing them.  This shelter home is run by NGO “seva sankalp evm vikas samiti” […]

Tradesmen furious over Prohibition law in Bihar

Tradesmen furious over Prohibition law in Bihar

Patna: Nitish Kumar’s Prohibition policy has been called ridiculous time and again, but to no avail. It comes as no surprise that businessmen have now started to openly criticize this clumsy law. Members of trade bodies in Bihar yesterday (June 19) condemned the arrest of a Chinese businessman on the charge of possession of liquor. […]

सुरेश उरांव को किसने मार डाला?

सुरेश उरांव को किसने मार डाला?

जुलाई 7 को झारखण्ड से आने वाले ख़बरें इस प्रकार थी: चतरा में विस्थापित नेता सुरेश उरांव को गोलियों से भूना डाला गया. सुरेश सीसीएल की पुरनाडीह परियोजना में कार्यरत थे. पिपरवार थाना क्षेत्र के कुसुम टोला के पास बाइक पर सवार होकर अपराधी आए और उन्हें गोली मार दी. पुलिस ने घटनास्थल से 7 […]

Who killed Suresh Oraon?

Who killed Suresh Oraon?

Ranchi: Once a crusader, always a crusader – that would sum up who Suresh Oraon was. The larger question is this: who was behind his assassination? The 30-year-old Central Coalfields (CCL) employee, who had invoked the RTI Act in his fight against displacement in the past, was shot dead during a prayer meeting at Piparwar […]

Malayalam writer atones for Kathua rape, braving Yuva Morcha mob

Malayalam writer atones for Kathua rape, braving Yuva Morcha mob

Kannur (Kerala): In a vicarious ‘atonement’ for the perpetrators of the Kathua gang rape, noted Malayalam writer and Sahitiya Akademi award winner, K P Ramanunni, performed a symbolic ‘Sayana Pradakshinam’ (prostration) at a temple in nearby Chirakkal (June 7). This was a ‘penance’ for the brutal rape and murder of the 8-year-old girl from a […]

Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

SHILLONG:  A new ‘Citizenship (Amendment) Bill based on religion undermines the secular fabric of India, say several groups in the North east. In Shillong, the issue has stirred up several indigenous groups. They have strongly opposed the move of the Centre to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities […]

Bandh against reservation turns ugly in Bihar

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!

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!

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

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 […]