UP Ambulances back on road

UP Ambulances back on road

Lucknow: In the midst of the covid-19 controversies, a Press trust of India report from Uttar Pradesh mentioned a lightning strike by the state’s ambulance drivers. The association of ambulance employees in Uttar Pradesh has called off their strike following negotiations with the administration over their demands for timely wages and protective gear to guard […]

Glenary’s, Darjeeling Salutes You! So do We!

Glenary’s, Darjeeling Salutes You! So do We!

While West Bengal is on the eve of shutdown to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus,  Darjeeling’s iconic  Glenary’s Bakery and Restaurant today handed out free bread and bakery items to kids before the lockdown, and   has promised to continue to supply food to charitable organisations in the shutdown weeks ahead. Located at Nehru […]

Airports will close on Wednesday morning

Airports will close on Wednesday morning

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced that no domestic commercial flights would operate from March 24 midnight. It’s not clear when the flights will be resumed, since the directive said ‘until further orders.’ “No domestic commercial flight will operate in India from Wednesday onward. Airlines will have to land all their domestic passenger flights […]

Say goodbye to your HD binge watching till April

Say goodbye to your HD binge watching till April

While most of the middle class in India is going to be under some sort of lock-down for the next 15 days at least, it’s very likely that a lot of idle time is going to give the telecom department a headache. Binge watching, streaming your favourite shows is going to put a load on […]

Meghalaya HC to restrict activities till March 27

Meghalaya HC to restrict activities till March 27

In Shillong, as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus, the Meghalaya High Court has decided to hear only urgent matters. According to a Meghalaya High Court circular issued by the registrar general on Monday, the restriction will remain effective up to March 27, 2020. The circular said: “Considering the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus […]

98 year old survives Covid-19

He’s 98, ‘ survived imprisonment and hardship for being a Catholic and now he’s China’s ‘rock-star Corona Virus Survivor ‘. Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu of Nanyang, China, is 98 years old. He fell ill with pneumonia from Covid-19 (the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China) on February 3. On February 12 he tested negative, and […]

CoVID-19 brings down Bihar’s Buddhist circuit

CoVID-19 brings down Bihar’s Buddhist circuit

The ongoing corona virus scare and the new measures of closing schools, parks, and banning gatherings will only deepen Bodh Gaya’s economic problems. The Buddhist tourist circuit in Bihar is the latest victim of the deadly novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the magazine Down to Earth. The Air India international weekly flight from Yangon […]

Patna Archbishop: Church cannot be silent in the face of discrimination

Patna Archbishop: Church cannot be silent in the face of discrimination

Patna, Bihar: The Catholic archbishop of Patna has finally broken his silence, and in a pastoral letter to Catholics in Patna Archdiocese has made it clear that the Church stands for the fundamental principles of the Constitution and a non-discriminatory and humane policy towards refugees. Preparations are underway for a stand -in and candlelight demonstration […]

Trafficking Survivors trust AHTU over Police in WB

Trafficking Survivors trust AHTU over Police in WB

Are the West Bengal Police stalling to protect Human traffickers? Trafficking survivors in 24 Parganas think so. Unsatisfied and disappointed with  the pace of  investigation by the local police station, trafficking survivors in West Bengal are seeking a probe by Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) to ensure that the traffickers are arrested. In February 2020, […]

Imam faces flak over Sex-worker’s funeral

Imam faces flak over Sex-worker’s funeral

A Muslim maulvi (cleric) who made headlines by officiating at the funeral for a sex worker in Bangladesh has faced a backlash from local Muslims. About a fortnight ago, Golam Mostafa, an imam at Daulatdia Railway Station Mosque in Rajbari district, broke a social taboo to perform final rites for Hamida Begum, a sex worker […]

Yes M’Lord, 4 month old babies can’t protest!

Yes M’Lord, 4 month old babies can’t protest!

The Supreme Court of India, in all its wisdom, quizzed the mothers of Shaheen Bagh with the query – Can a four-month old decide to participate in a protest? Dr Aparna, National President, Indian Federation of Trade Unions, penned the following response. You may find it thought provoking. Who will listen to four-month olds?  * […]

Spain to legalize assisted suicide, Pope condemns the move

Spain to legalize assisted suicide, Pope condemns the move

Madrid, Spain: After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of the country’s parliament has now voted to consider a bill that would legalize the practices in certain circumstances. According to Spanish newspaper El País, the bill was approved for consideration in the 350-seat […]

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