Shelter homes in Bihar : a can of worms?

Shelter homes in Bihar : a can of worms?

Patna: It’s a crying shame! The very people entrusted to ‘protect’ the abandoned and at-risk girls in a state-approved shelter are now on trial for having sexually assaulted them. A member of the district protection unit meant to monitor homes for underprivileged children was sent to jail on Wednesday (June 6) on the charge of […]

Fake videos promote mob-murder in India

Fake videos promote mob-murder in India

A transgender person was killed and two others were injured in India’s Hyderabad city. Observers say it is the latest in a series of mob lynching provoked and egged on by fake videos about child traffickers and robbers. Here,  an irate mob thrashed a transgender to death after they mistook him for a child-lifter. The […]

Miss America won’t wear bikinis, evening gowns!

Miss America won’t wear bikinis, evening gowns!

The guys couldn’t believe it! No bikinis on the Miss America show?Hard luck, bikinis and evening gowns are out. How will that affect viewership on TV? That’s a million dollar question, literally! The Miss America beauty pageant is scrapping its swimwear segment and will no longer judge competitors on physical appearance. It’s going to be […]

Policewoman breastfed Baby to save Life

Policewoman breastfed Baby to save Life

Beyond the call of duty, a policewoman in Karnataka breastfed an abandoned infant to save her life. An Indian policewoman is being praised for breastfeeding an abandoned newborn and possibly saving his life in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, according to a BBC report. “I just couldn’t bear it,” she said. “I felt like […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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 […]