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 […]

Artist’s Tribute to Calcutta’s Saint

Artist’s Tribute to Calcutta’s Saint

In what will be a memorable tribute to St Teresa of Calcutta on the eve her feast day, a Calcutta artist will throw open a so-far private archive of Mother Teresa to the public. Read on: She first met Mother Teresa when she was just five years old, and has since been a regular visitor […]

Hooligan Horror as Cow protection!

Hooligan Horror as Cow protection!

Lucknow: Cow protection hooligans linked to a group formed by Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath attacked an man taking his cow to the vet, screaming that he was abandoning it! A video clip of the incident was loosed on social media, following which the police have arrested four men. The face of a septuagenarian […]

Kandhamal riots: After 10 years, Innocents still imprisoned

Kandhamal riots: After 10 years, Innocents still imprisoned

In line with our editorial policy to support initiatives for justice everywhere, Newsnet carries this piece written by Anto Akkara, first publshed in UCA News It was pure journalistic instinct that made me travel to the remote Kandhamal jungles in India’s Odisha state after an arson attack destroyed over 100 churches and Christian institutions in […]

Nagaland4Kerala … We care!

Nagaland4Kerala … We care!

Kohima: Nagaland cares. The people care. In collaboration with the Government of Kerala, the Nagaland 4 Kerala concert takes place Friday 24 to raise money for the flood affected people. As Kerala continues to grapple with the worst floods ever, Nagaland is doing its bit to reach out to the victims, thousands of kilometres away. […]

Rescuers still at work on Genoa Bridge Fall

Rescuers still at work on Genoa Bridge Fall

ITALY:  Rescuers in the north-western Italian city of Genoa continue to search for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge, reports the BBC. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). (August 14) Reports say cries can be heard from people […]

Swami Agnivesh Flags State Sponsored Violence

Swami Agnivesh Flags State Sponsored Violence

All violence in recent times has got State patronage, Swami Agnivesh has said. He was in Thiruvanthapuram , Kerala, delivering the 17th N. Narendran memorial lecture on ‘Tolerance, plurality, and respect for dissent’ ecenly. Swami Agnivesh spoke about what appeaed to be consistent attacks on freedom of speech and right to dissent under the arera […]

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