Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

NEW DELHI: The Madhesi agitation in Nepal may affect fruit juice drinkers in India. The Nepalese politicians living in the areas along the Indo-Nepal border have stopped the movement of vehicles along it in protest against certain provisions of the new Nepal Constitution. So goods can’t be moved from Nepal to India and vice-versa until […]

Intolerant Catholics still hound rationalist who exposed ‘miracle’

Intolerant Catholics still hound rationalist who exposed ‘miracle’

The year was 2012. Water dripping from the feet of Jesus on a crucifix in a Bombay suburb was being hailed as a ‘modern miracle’. Hundreds of feverish Catholics, including nuns and religious and other curious residents flocked to the shrine in a nondescript Mumbai suburb to watch the hypnotic drip. Some even drank the […]

Russia’s ‘priest out of the closet’ faces tough times ahead

Russia’s ‘priest out of the closet’ faces tough times ahead

For a decade, Orthodox priest Artyom Vechelkovsky taught at a religious seminary in the city of Samara. He says that his colleagues knew that he was gay, but accepted him and valued his work. But in the current climate of rising antigay sentiment in Russia, church officials suddenly decided to dismiss him, according to a […]

How the EC obstructs Kaimur hill people from voting!

How the EC obstructs Kaimur hill people from voting!

Sasaram: Imagine walking some 25 kilometres to vote, and carrying enough food to last you three days? Well, would you take the trouble to vote if your polling booth was 12 to 25 kilometres away? The Election Commission of India, on the recommendations of Rohtas district administration, has allowed shifting of 12 booths supposed to […]

Jobs are not growing as fast as population: future of unemployment looms?

Jobs are not growing as fast as population: future of unemployment looms?

UNITED NATIONS: 40 percent of the world’s unemployed are youngsters, and are four times more likely to be unemployed than older people, according to a Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) report released here. Across 24 countries in Europe , surveys have found that between 25 percent and 45 percent of the employed are either overqualified […]

Now prepare for Twipraland State!

Now prepare for Twipraland State!

Agartala: For some time now, there have been rumbles in the tribal pockets of Tripura for a new state called ‘Twipraland’. Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar cautioned against the call for a separate Twipraland state. He said regional parties have been spearheading the agitation in the interior areas, keeping in view the election to the […]

Call centre chaps terrorised, one raped by cabbie

Call centre chaps terrorised, one raped by cabbie

BANGALORE: A cab-driver and his friend who abducted and raped a man here were arrested on Tuesday and booked under Section 377.The duo had kidnapped two call centre employees and their driver ferrying them to the graveyard shift. DCP (south-east) Rohini Katoch-Sepat said the two have confessed to the crime. The incident took place on […]

Health minister orders Govt. hospital to disinfect with cow urine

Health minister orders Govt. hospital to disinfect with cow urine

JAIPUR: Would you wash your living room floors or your kitchen with animal excreta? Well, in ‘Post-modern’ India, a health minister, no less, has ordered that government hospital wards be ‘disinfected’ with cow urine! Rajasthan health minister Rajendra Rathore has ordered that Cow urine replace phenyl as a disinfectant in Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh (SMS) […]

Police vs ‘predator’ Professor of Patna Women’s College

Police vs ‘predator’ Professor of  Patna Women’s College

Patna: A Patna Women’s College (PWC) student’s complaint about sexual harassment went viral on whatsapp, and that prompted the Patna Police on Tuesday to move against Sanjay Dutta, a male teacher of the college’s department of Mass Communication. Patna SSP Vikas Vaibhav said and added the harassed girls should come forward and help police in […]

Bihar CM explains PM Modi’s ‘repackaged myth’

Bihar CM explains PM Modi’s ‘repackaged myth’

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has once again pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘special package’ worth Rs 1.25 lakh crore to the state is a “repackaged myth.” He reiterated his demand for special category status to the state supplemented with formula-based transfer of additional grants in aid in a fair manner. In […]

Manipur ILP issue : heading towards civil war?

Manipur ILP issue : heading towards civil war?

The Manipur bills to curtail the rights of ‘non-locals’ has ruffled feathers beyond the state boundaries. It has become a hills versus valley issue. Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla and several organisations based in Assam and Manipur have urged the Centre not to give consent to the three controversial bills passed by the Manipur Assembly […]