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Little village girls, evil predators, bickering politicians: sad!

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Little village girls, evil predators, bickering politicians: sad!

Even as citizens’ groups continue to protest the increase in molestation and rape of minors, more disturbing news filters in from various parts of India. Worse, politicians and their supporters refuse to see beyond their short political noses and vote bank politics. Cuttack: (Orissa/Odisha) :The eight-day-long battle for survival of the six-year-old, who was allegedly […]

Idle minds, internet porn, open up Govt websites to hackers

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Idle minds, internet porn, open up Govt websites to hackers

How do government sites suddenly fold up, malfunction or are supposedly hacked? Maybe because some of the subordinate staff have a propensity for internet porn! That’s an angle that our straight-jacketed saffron-tinged sarkar may go out of its way to debunk. Former Union home secretary G.K. Pillai said on Wednesday (April 11) that when he […]

Khaps’ ‘intrusions’ into inter-caste, interfaith marriages illegal :SC

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Khaps’ ‘intrusions’ into inter-caste, interfaith marriages illegal :SC

New Delhi, Mar 27 : The Supreme Court today banned any interference by illegal assemblies like ‘khap panchayats’ into their marriages, terming the intrusions as “absolutely illegal.” This comes as a response to incidents of interference by these bodies in inter-caste and inter-religious marriages. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M […]

Illegal Firecracker Unit  kills 5, injures 18

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Illegal Firecracker Unit kills 5, injures 18

Bihar Sharif (Bihar):  An explosion rocked a crowded locality in Biharsharif township, sparking a major fire that took four hours to douse. Despite platitudes the illegal firecracker manufacturing units still exist in Bhar, putting hundreds at risk. Five people, including three children and a woman, were killed and 18 injured after an explosion in an […]

Tharoor vs Goswami: it’s game on!

Tharoor vs Goswami: it’s game on!

New Delhi:  Shashi Tharoor and Arnab Goswami  told the Delhi High Court they were willing to step into the witness box to depose in the defamation suit filed by the Congress leader against the journalist and his channel Republic TV (March 7, PTI). The statements were made by their counsel before Justice Manmohan, who sought […]

Christians assaulted in Bihar

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Christians assaulted in Bihar

Bettiah (Bihar), Feb 26 : A group of Christians in a bus were attacked. Ever since Chief minister Nitish Kumar has joined hands with the BJP, the so -called ‘splinter groups’ of the communal right have become active. Threats and intimidation of minorities have begun in rural Bihar. In particular, the very tiny Christian population […]

High Court orders TN govt to compensate scavengers’ death

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High Court orders TN govt to compensate scavengers’ death

Chennai, Feb 19 : The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay due compensation to the families of three manual scavengers who died while cleaning a septic tank at a hotel in Kancheepuram district last week. The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose gave the direction […]

Prince Henrik, 83 dies, never named a king!

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Prince Henrik, 83 dies, never named a king!

Prince Henrik of Denmark, the husband of Queen Margrethe  famous in Europe for his ‘public unhappiness’ at never being named king, has died at the age of 83. The controversial French-born prince had been diagnosed with dementia last year and was admitted to hospital in January with a lung infection, says  BBC report. Frustrated with […]

No Aadhar,Woman forced to give birth like animal

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No Aadhar,Woman forced to give birth like animal

Gurgaon, Feb 9 : She didn’t carry her  Aadhar card. The nurses refused to admit her. She delivered a baby on the unhygenic floor outside the ward, while onlookers made videos on their cellphones. The nurses didn’t move a finger to help. Here’s the new , digital India for you! No Aadhar, you may as […]

Workers pay more taxes than the Employers?

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Workers pay more taxes than the Employers?

New Delhi, Feb 5 : The employees, not the owners are the ones paying the most taxes in India.  If this statement sounds bizarre, here’s the low down. There is “unevenness” in the taxes paid by the salaried class and business people, as 50 per cent of the 7 lakh companies which file I-T returns […]

Govt to abolish Thousands of Vacant posts

Govt to abolish Thousands of Vacant posts

New Delhi:  The government is planning to abolish all posts which have been vacant for more than five years, and has directed all ministries and department to submit a comprehensive report on the matter, according to news reports. In an office memorandum, the Finance Ministry said it had asked all ministries and departments to submit […]

Court quashes jail term, says magistrate didn’t apply mind

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Court quashes jail term, says magistrate didn’t apply mind

New Delhi, Jan 30 A sessions court here has taken strong objection to a magisterial court’s verdict sentencing a man to six months imprisonment in a rash driving case, saying the judgement was passed “in a very casual manner without applying judicial mind.” Special Judge Virender Bhat quashed the orders convicting and sentencing the man for […]

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