SC modifies National Anthem order

SC modifies National Anthem order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (Dec 9) modified its order on the National Anthem and exempted physically handicapped persons from standing before screening of a movie in cinema halls across the nation, says a PTI report. It also clarified that doors of theatres need not be bolted when the National Anthem is played. The order was […]

AAP MP suspended for shooting in Lok Sabha

AAP MP suspended for shooting in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: New Members of Parliament should learn what not to do in Parliament, or face the consequences.Shouting is tolerated, but any kind of  shooting, even video shooting, is a no-no.This one has been suspended for live streaming proceedings! AAP member Bhagwant Mann, who was held guilty by a parliamentary panel of putting the security […]

6 out of 100 Pakistan’s babies die within a month : Unicef

6 out of 100 Pakistan’s babies die within a month : Unicef

LAHORE: Pakistan has the highest rate of newborn mortality in South Asia, revealed a latest report issued by UNICEF in Kathmandu, Nepal. Pakistan was home to 244,746 of the one million babies who died within 28 days of birth in South Asia in 2015. The South Asia Health Atlas 2016 report compiled by UNICEF reveals […]

China has new ‘Sky Trian’

China has new ‘Sky Trian’

China’s first public suspension railway officially began operation in the south-western city of Chengdu on Monday (Nov 21), as part of a trial run. If successful,  the new mode of transport will be rolled out to other parts of the country. Dubbed the “sky train” by Chinese media, the trains are powered by lithium batteries […]

The Selfie murders 127 in India… and counting

 The killfie: More selfie-related deaths in India than the rest of the world combined in the last two years! Don’t let that hunger for more ‘likes’ on FB kill you! The ‘killfie’: it’s a new name for the selfie! Next time you’re at the Taj Mahal, standing on a precarious cliff or see an approaching […]

Is truth being abused in the ‘St Xavier’s Scandal’?

Is truth being abused in  the ‘St Xavier’s Scandal’?

Sometime between Deepawali and Chhat, news trickled in from the vernacular press that a four year old girl had been abused by two women teachers at the prestigious St. Xavier’s School in Patna,the capital of Bihar. At first glance, one was not amused.Having been associated with the campaign against child abuse in Bihar since 1997, […]

Women resentful: NaMo smashed their piggy-banks!

Women resentful: NaMo smashed their piggy-banks!

The 500-1000 rupee demonetization drive has unearthed a lot of ‘hidden cash’ in ordinary homes, and some women are hopping mad about it. These ladies have been warming their little nest-eggs, saving up for a rainy day, and now many of them are truly exasperated that their ‘secret savings’ have to be revealed! Indu Mehra […]

Fire in Delhi Garment factory kills 13

Fire in  Delhi Garment factory kills 13

NEW DELHI: A fire at a suspected illegal garment factory near the Indian capital killed 13 people and injured several others early Friday morning (11 November). The workers were sleeping in the cramped leather factory, which was in a residential building on the edge of New Delhi, when the blaze broke out, likely caused by […]

Buying Fish was a Joy in Calcutta on Thursday!

Buying Fish was a Joy in Calcutta on Thursday!

They don’t call Calcutta the City of Joy for nothing! While the people in Patna cursed their luck for not having notes in smaller denominations and went without fish or meat, here’s what happened in Calcutta on Thursday: Fishmongers turned out to be the saviours of fish lovers on Thursday, accepting Rs 1,000 and Rs […]

‘Seized cash’ in Police Stations: headache for cops!

‘Seized cash’ in Police Stations: headache for cops!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move has an unexpected victim: the police department. Why? Because the police department literally has stacks and stacks of 500 and 1000 rupee notes in safes at their police stations. The ban on currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 has left the police confused. What is to be […]

Iran: Did Koran teacher really abuse 10 Boys?

Iran: Did Koran teacher really abuse 10 Boys?

Is the hostile Western Media blackening the name of a pious Koran teacher? Child sex abuse allegations involving one of Iran’s best-known Koran reciters are causing shock and anger in the country, after several accusers took went public with the claims. The alleged victims and their families told BBC Persian that they had decided to […]

No Brexit without Parliament Stamp of Approval

No Brexit without Parliament Stamp of Approval

The High Court in London has ruled that the British Parliament does have the right to vote on whether or not to trigger the mechanism for Britain to leave the EU – against the opinion of the government, which said that  Prime Minister Theresa May had the powers to do so without resorting to a […]

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