EAST
Morcha pins Gorkha state hope on Rajnath Singh

Morcha pins Gorkha state hope on Rajnath Singh

KALIMPONG (Darjeeling): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha says Union home minister Rajnath Singh will set up a committee to examine the demand for Gorkhaland, and so  decided to postpone…

India: 600 strikes against minorities since May?

India: 600 strikes against minorities since May?

New Delhi: While the mainstream media occupies itself with prime-time debates on Prime Minister Modi’s foreign trips and handshakes across the world, they chose to ignore hundreds of…

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NORTH EAST

Meghalaya ratifies Constitutional status for NJC

Meghalaya ratifies Constitutional status for NJC

SHILLONG:  The Meghalaya Assembly has ratified the Constitution (121st Amendment) Bill, 2014 after it was…

Karbi Film Awards 2014

Karbi Film Awards 2014

DIPHU, June 25:  In a bid to give encouragement and due recognition to the talented…

Discontent brews as Brus refuse to return to Mizoram

Discontent brews as Brus refuse to return to Mizoram

Agartala: Tripura wants some 36,000 Bru refugees, sheltering from violence across the border in Mizoram…

Assam tells Centre: don’t soften Bangla Border

Assam tells Centre: don’t soften Bangla Border

Guwahati:  The Government of India is exploring the possibility of a softening the border with Bangladesh, but…

ASIA

China’s Dam dammned by Northeastern India

China’s Dam dammned by Northeastern India

GUWAHATI: Will dams across the Brahmaputra turn Northeast India into a desert? Various organisations  protested against reported completion of a major hydropower dam by China on the Brahmaputra,…

Nun who distributed condoms: this was a life

Nun who distributed condoms: this was a life

Sister Shalini D’Souza, 76, the former head of US-based Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who pioneered social action with commercial sex workers in Delhi, died of cancer on…

An Indian Church for Untouchables rises

An Indian Church for Untouchables rises

New Delhi: Step aside, Pope Francis, there’s a new ‘Dalit Pope’ and a ‘Dalit Catholic Church’. It can only happen in India, where try as one might, caste…

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of people in Nepal’s capital have held separate rallies to mark the 61st anniversary of the first conquest of Mount Everest and to remember the 16…

WORLD NEWS

Boko Haram butchers 45

Boko Haram butchers 45

Nigeria: Butchery in the name of religion once again struck in Nigeria.  At least 45 people were killed in a suspected…

‘Priests must face violence and torture, return to Iraq’

‘Priests must face violence and torture, return to Iraq’

Even as Islamists continue to target non-Islamic institutions such as churches, life grows even more difficult for Christians in Iraq. Persecution…

Nepal

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of people in Nepal’s capital have held separate rallies to mark the 61st anniversary of the first conquest of Mount Everest and to remember the…

Bhutan

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

New Delhi: Bhutan’s Prime Minister was the one who was seated beside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the dinner after the swearing in ceremony, and this…

Tibet

Tibetan language learning is on despite Chinese ‘ban’

Tibetan language learning is on despite Chinese ‘ban’

Dharamshala (India):  Reports say that China is consistently discouraging people from learning the Tibetan language.  Even so,  community gatherings are held in order to study the Tibetan…

Burma

Indo-Thai link via Burma ‘soon’

Indo-Thai link via Burma ‘soon’

NEW DELHI: The proposed highway connecting India, Burma and Thailand is to be operational soon, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said today, reports PTI. The interntional…

Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women : tell the world our story

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women :  tell the world our story

The first enactment of the play was met with silence…. And then the women said ‘Go out and tell the world our story!’ When writer and actor…

Pakistan

Family stones Pregnant woman to death in Pakistan

Family stones Pregnant woman to death in Pakistan

A pregnant woman has been stoned to death by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying a man her family…

Srilanka

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Protesters led by Buddhist monks from the right-wing Ravana Balaya group have occupied the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs in the…

Kashmir

Kashmir: state with the most high security poll booths

Kashmir: state with the most high security poll booths

Srinagar: Kashmir will have 4306 out of total 4773 polling booths under highly security surveillance after authorities identified 1500 more polling booths as sensitive for the upcoming…