Fish Prohibition hits Bihar

Fish Prohibition hits Bihar

Really fishy goings-on in the Bihar capital ! Fish lovers will have to go without for at least 15 days. The state government on Monday (14 Jan) has stopped fish import from Bengal and Andhra Pradesh with immediate effect. The reason: formalin contamination! Fish sellers however, smell a rat. They say it’s a conspiracy by […]

Action sought against ‘virginity tests’

Action sought against ‘virginity tests’

Forced virginity tests? This seems to be a practice in certain ‘panchayats’ in Maharsahtra, where newly married couples are forced to undergo a humiliating ‘virginty test’. to know more, read on: The Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), founded by the late Narendra Dabholkar, has sought the State government’s intervention after yet another case of a […]

Congress defends Modi, when Trump mocks!

Congress defends Modi, when Trump mocks!

The Congress stepped forward to defend “India’s PM” after US President Donald Trump mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not doing enough in Afghanistan and the external affairs ministry opted for diplomatic silence, say news sources. “Dear Mr. Trump, Stop mocking India’s PM. India doesn’t need sermons from the US on Afghanistan. Under Dr Manmohan […]

Starbucks and Tumblr to block online Porn access

Starbucks and Tumblr to block online Porn access

Coffee giant Starbucks and microblogging website Tumblr have each announced they will be taking steps to prevent the online access of pornography. Tumblr announced Monday that sexually explicit content and nudity will be banned on its blogging platform, effective Dec. 17. The policy comes after the site was removed from Apple’s App Store in November. […]

Amnesty questions Human Rights violations of ‘foreigners’ in Assam

Amnesty questions Human Rights violations of ‘foreigners’  in Assam

Guwahati (Assam) – At a time when the State is on the edge over the illegal Bangladeshi migrants’ issue, Amnesty India today said that Assam must end human rights violation against persons declared foreigners by the Foreigners Tribunals and held in detention centres across the State. Releasing a report, ‘Between Fear and Hatred: Surviving Migration […]

Rohingya Refugees refuse to return, Bangladesh perplexed!

Rohingya Refugees refuse to return, Bangladesh perplexed!

Most of the Muslim Rohingya refugees who escaped the ‘genocide’ in Burma are just too scared to return home, despite assurances from their home country that they would be rehabilitated. The Bangladesh government, however, would like some of their ‘guests’ to return home as resources are slim. A plan to repatriate Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh […]

Monkeys terrorize Agra, citizens deploy Langur deterrent!

Monkeys terrorize Agra, citizens deploy Langur deterrent!

Here’s a piece of wild news: Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, is being terrorized by hordes of killer monkeys! In the past three months local newspapers have reported at least three incidents where people have been fatally attacked and bitten by monkeys. There’s nothing that the population can do, because these simians are […]

Assam Santhals bid Farewell to Asur Samrat

Assam Santhals bid Farewell to Asur Samrat

BONGAIGAON, (Assam): Have you heard of Asur puja? It’s a celebration that is performed by the Adivasi-Santhals settled in Assam. The Celebration of ‘Samrat Asur Hudur Durga’ (a legendary King of the Adivasi-Santhals) puja ended yesterday with Vijaya Dashami. Around 3,000 Adivasi-Santhals of Deosri (Tibitola) along the India-Bhutan border in Chirang district celebrated this puja […]

Schools shy away from admitting rape survivor

Schools shy away from admitting rape survivor

A Dehradun based school has refused to admit a student because she is a rape survivor, while other schools refused admission without stating any reasons. Aruna Negi Chauhan, counsel for the girl, wrote to chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, education minister Arvind Pandey and the Central Board of School Education on Thursday asking that the […]

In Canada, Marijuana is legal … but there are mixed reactions

In Canada, Marijuana is legal … but there are mixed reactions

Canada became the first major country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis use. 46-year-old Ian Power,  one of the first Canadians to buy legal weed in the easternmost province of Newfoundland said he wasn’t going to smoke, vape or bake the gram of cannabis he bought. Rather,  he was going “to frame” his historic […]

Shoddy College finance management irks Bihar Governor

Shoddy College finance management irks Bihar Governor

Bihar Governor Lal Ji Tandon has written to vice-chancellors (VCs), pro-vice chancellors and registrars to take action against colleges where financial irregularities are detected. The governor’s letter comes after inspection reports from various colleges in Bihar were sent to the chancellor of universities. The governor has sought speedy action . Accounts of Patna Science College, […]

Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

All of a sudden, Muslims seem to be on the receiving end of violent attacks in Manipur. Suddenly, issues that were never there such as ‘cow protection,’ ‘cattle stealing’, and ‘beef eating’ have begun cropping up in this North eastern state. Ever since the BJP came to power, a large section of the locals believe […]

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