76 ‘non-vegetarian’ cows give Goa gaushala a headache

76 ‘non-vegetarian’ cows give Goa gaushala a headache

We suspected this all along. Cattle who rummage through garbage heaps tend to eat non-veg scraps! Believe it or not, but Goa’s Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo has claimed that stray cattle in the state’s coastal belt, which includes popular beach villages like Calangute and Candolim, have “turned non-vegetarian” and only eat scraps of “chicken […]

UN Staff may not be paid in November

UN Staff may not be paid in November

We’re not talking about the cash-strapped Bihar Government, but it’s the UN that’s in the news. United Nations staff may not receive salary next month.  The reason? Member states haven’t being coughing up their dues. The UN is facing a “severe liquidity crisis” reaching its deepest deficit of the decade, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres […]

Who defaced Gandhi Memorial five days ago?

Who defaced Gandhi Memorial five days ago?

REWA: Five days have passed since this happened in Madhya Pradesh, police still don’t have a clue about which gang of hoodlums defaced a Gandhi memorial on the occasion of his 150th Death anniversary. A memorial that was constructed and undisturbed since 1948 has been defaced by Gandhi haters. Why are the police going slow […]

Thanks to Banks, Cash is still King worldwide!

Thanks to Banks, Cash is still King worldwide!

Cashless  is accepted everywhere. Our phones have payment apps  that work perfectly. A digital bank transfer lands  the money  within the hour, and systems such as PayPal , PayTM, and others allow us to settle any account in an instant. The government would like us to assume that cash is on the way out. Reality […]

Biz- starved banks to hold loan fairs across 250 districts

Biz- starved banks to hold loan fairs across 250 districts

Listen up, folks! Indian banks are now ready to do business with ordinary folk and are a bit leery of the big ticket investors. The ‘loan mela’ days are back again. The first phase of ‘Loan Mela’, an outreach programme for providing credit to retail customers and MSMEs, will begin from Thursday across 250 districts […]

Needed: Rajbhasha Vibhag for English

Needed: Rajbhasha Vibhag for English

“Ñan ninne snehikkunnu”, says the wife to her migrant husband who has remitted her some money. To know what this means you will have to look at the PhonePe advertisement that came out in 2018. It is still available on YouTube. What the advertisement does indicate is that north Indian, Hindi speakers, are just as […]

Vasai Archbishop says dialogue, not reaction is the response to VHP

Vasai Archbishop says dialogue, not reaction is the response to VHP

ROME – Archbishop Felix Machado of Vasai has urged Christians and the church to engage in ‘dialogue’ with right-wing political and religious forces in India. Watching what’s happening in his country today, Machado believes the need for real conversation with the Hindu majority is more urgent than ever. Speaking to a newspaper in Rome, Archbishop […]

76 year old mends shoes in the street

76 year old mends shoes in the street

‘Sometimes I have to go home with empty hands’ said Chandra Ram, a 76 year old cobbler who sits under a tree outside Patna Women’s College. A resident of Samastipur , Chandra Ram, then in his late fifties, migrated to the Bihar capital 20 years ago after his wife died. He had enough assets to […]

Foodgrains denied, people protest Govt apathy , PDS corruption

Foodgrains denied, people protest Govt apathy , PDS corruption

Jharkhand: The Food Security Act of 2013 is no more than a pious piece of legislation, due to government apathy and corruption in the PDS system. The poor have been denied their right to essential grains because of ‘technalities’. Fed up with the callous and corrupt system, the affected people are now coming together to […]

मेघा पाटकर , बूझती हुई चिंगारी ?

मेघा पाटकर , बूझती हुई चिंगारी ?

जाने-माने सोश्ल वर्कर पाटकर नर्मदा बांध के निर्माण से विस्थापित हुए लोगों के समर्थन में 25 अगस्त से अनिश्चिकालीन भूख हड़ताल पर हैं। शनिवार को उनकी हालत बिगड़ गई तो उन्हें पानी देने की कोशिश भी नाकाम रही। मध्य प्रदेश के बडवानी ज़िले के छोटा बड्डा गांव में मेधा पाटकर और उनके सैकड़ों सहयोगी हड़ताल […]

Religious leaders shouldn’t spread hate, says Burmese Monk

Religious leaders shouldn’t spread hate, says Burmese Monk

Mandalay, Burma: Religious leaders, monks and priests have a duty to spread goodwill and not hate, says a Buddhist monk in Burma (Myanmar), even as another ‘ firebrand’ monk named U Wirathu is known for his open encouragement of anti-Muslim sentiment in the country. Ashin Ariya Wun Tha Bhiwun Sa, a Buddhist monk from Mandalay […]

10 Platforms, 1 Toilet @ Patna Junction

10 Platforms, 1 Toilet @ Patna Junction

Imagine yourself on Platform No. 10 of Patna Railway Station waiting with all your luggage and family to board your train and you feel the urge to urinate, you’ll have to go from Platform 10 to Platform Number 1. Patna Railway Station has 10 platforms but only one has a women’s toilet. And it’s an […]

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