Nagaland4Kerala … We care!

Nagaland4Kerala … We care!

Kohima: Nagaland cares. The people care. In collaboration with the Government of Kerala, the Nagaland 4 Kerala concert takes place Friday 24 to raise money for the flood affected people. As Kerala continues to grapple with the worst floods ever, Nagaland is doing its bit to reach out to the victims, thousands of kilometres away. […]

Rescuers still at work on Genoa Bridge Fall

Rescuers still at work on Genoa Bridge Fall

ITALY:  Rescuers in the north-western Italian city of Genoa continue to search for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge, reports the BBC. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). (August 14) Reports say cries can be heard from people […]

Swami Agnivesh Flags State Sponsored Violence

Swami Agnivesh Flags State Sponsored Violence

All violence in recent times has got State patronage, Swami Agnivesh has said. He was in Thiruvanthapuram , Kerala, delivering the 17th N. Narendran memorial lecture on ‘Tolerance, plurality, and respect for dissent’ ecenly. Swami Agnivesh spoke about what appeaed to be consistent attacks on freedom of speech and right to dissent under the arera […]

खतना की प्रथा, मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

खतना की प्रथा, मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समुदाय, शिया मुसलमानों माने जाते हैं| यह समुदाय मुस्लिम महिलाओँ के खतना को एक धार्मिक परंपरा मानता है| सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समाज में आम रिवाज के रूप में प्रचलित इस इस्लामी प्रक्रिया पर रोक लगाने वाली याचिका पर केरल और तेलंगाना सरकारों को भी नोटिस जारी किया था| याचिकाकर्ता […]

Queen of Hills loses Innocence: Child, Teenager, raped

Queen of Hills loses Innocence:  Child, Teenager, raped

Darjeeling: ‘What’s wrong with India?’ a bewildered citizen asked on hearing news of two minor girls raped in different parts of Darjeeling over the past two days. The ‘rarest of the rare’ cases of crime are no longer rare, they have been springing up all over the country. Now the Queen of the Hills has […]

Milk flows over roads to Mumbai

Milk flows over roads to Mumbai

Bombay (Mumbai): Milk overflowing on the roadside isn’t a sign of prosperity but protest. Cattle owners  stopped milk transport vehicles and emptied the content on roads in several districts of Maharashtra. Farmers’ organisations are demanding a hike of Rs 5 per litre in the milk procurement price and have decided to suspend the supply to […]

A Pressing Day’s work

A Pressing Day’s work

Patna has grown from a simple city to almost a metro. With the rise in population, new buildings, more cars, more offices and shopping complexes, life has also become very fast and complicated. In the shadow of the high rise apartments, you may see a man and his thela or moving cart. On this cart […]

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Reservation has always been a topic of debate and discussion. It has raised many fights and strikes all over the country. Some upper caste people have always been against this law from the time it was made and have always raised objections to it. Dalits are always taunted for their abilities and reservation. Replying to […]

What the 377 judgement will mean ….

What the 377 judgement will mean ….

Yesterday evening, a long-lost friend called me up, out of the blue. The very first thing he asked me was, “How do you think the judgement in the 377 case will go?” I answered that I was trying not to think about it. I am yet to get over the brazen way in which a […]

Kids with Backpacks =Bootlegging suspects in Bihar

Kids with Backpacks =Bootlegging suspects in Bihar

Patna: Even as more evidence surfaces that in spite of draconian laws, Nitish Kumar’s  much touted prohibition is neither popular nor effective, youngsters carrying backpacks are going to face random checks by policemen. So much for privacy and dignity of private citizens! On Sunday, cops nabbed  an engineering graduate for bootlegging in the Patliputra Colony […]

Horror stories from Shillong; Jaintia Hills …

Horror stories from Shillong; Jaintia Hills …

SHILLONG: Ghastly crimes of passion occur everywhere, but the number one horror story doing the rounds in the past week have come from the capital of Meghalaya. A couple had separated, after which the woman gave birth to a boy. Three weeks later, the man broke into the house, assaulted the woman, and then killed the […]