5 Muslims accused of blasphemy by Pakistani Sikh

5 Muslims accused of blasphemy by Pakistani Sikh

For the first time ever, a Pakistan court will hear a Sikh man’s case  against Muslims for ‘blasphemy’. In this Islamic country, it’s usually the non-Muslims who are tried under this controversial law,. Five people have appeared in a Pakistani court accused of blasphemy after a Sikh man complained they had desecrated his turban during […]

American ‘Sugar Daddy’ gets bitter pill in Calcutta

American ‘Sugar Daddy’ gets bitter pill in Calcutta

Calcutta : A suspected pedophile has been arrested and remanded to judicial custody, when a 14 year old boy complained of molestation. The sessions court on Saturday (Nov 28) remanded an American citizen in custody for 14 days over allegations he molested a teenaged boy in his hotel room, police said. The 51-year-old US national […]

Red-faced but safe, Raje sarkar cancels cultural body nominations

Red-faced but safe, Raje sarkar cancels cultural body nominations

JAIPUR: A BJP state government can’t afford to offend Modi, but naturally! No surprises that the Vasundhara Raje government on Wednesday night cancelled the appointment of all 12 members to the governing body of Jawahar Kala Kendra who were nominated to the cultural body just 48 hours before. The Raje government was caught on the […]

No toilet? Can’t contest Bihar election!

No toilet? Can’t contest Bihar election!

Patna: You don’t have a toilet in your village home? You can’t contest Panchayat elections! Nobody will be able to contest elections under the three-tier panchayati raj system in Bihar if they do not have a toilet at home. Bihar, has 1.63 crore families without access to toilets, according to the public health engineering department […]

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 […]