EAST
Initiative to improve secondary education management launched in Bihar

Initiative to improve secondary education management launched in Bihar

Data experts and planners from Bihar’s education department will be part of an exercise that will transform secondary education nationwide. The Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan Technical Cooperation Agency…

Defeat those who spread hatred: Cedric Prakash

Defeat those who spread hatred: Cedric Prakash

RESPONSE OF FR CEDRIC PRAKASH SJ TO BJP ATTACKS   Ever since my visit to Goa about three weeks ago, I have been receiving plenty of feedback on the…

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NORTH EAST

Tata Tea-Union nexus scams tea garden workers?

Tata Tea-Union nexus scams tea garden workers?

Guwahati (ASSAM): Have big tea companies bought off the unions and given a raw deal…

Assam’s largest family votes today

Assam’s largest family votes today

BISWANATH CHARIALI, ASSAM – The largest ‘voter family’ with a strength of 118 voters will…

No rainbow flags in Sikkim for another 5 years?

No rainbow flags in Sikkim for another 5 years?

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, an open and unrepentant homophobe  who publicly ridiculed LGBT and transgender people…

First ever Cycle Scavenger Hunt in Assam

First ever Cycle Scavenger Hunt in Assam

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. GUWAHATI: On Sunday,  the first Guwahati Cycle Scavenger Hunt, organised…

ASIA

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 Leesa…

Vote for human rights, not hatred

Vote for human rights, not hatred

More than 50 Bollywood filmmakers, actors and writers have urged Indians not to vote for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Narendra Modi, in the ongoing parliamnetary…

Nepal hosts world’s biggest Passover Feast

Nepal hosts world’s biggest Passover Feast

Kathmandu: The largest Passover Feast is held every year, not in Israel, but in Nepal.  Hundreds of Jewish travellers gathered in Kathmandu Monday to attend what organisers claim…

Have a Meat Holiday…

Have a Meat Holiday…

CHENNAI: If you’re a  meat eater  in India, you may be forced to become vegetarian on certain days out of ‘respect’ for the religious beliefs of certain sects.…

WORLD NEWS

Vietnamese Bank Frauds sent to Death Row

Vietnamese Bank Frauds sent to Death Row

BANGKOK — Remember folks, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted.…

Canada: heading for partition?

Canada: heading for partition?

Will the province of Quebec break away from Canada and form a new country? On April 7, Canada’s French-speaking  province of…

Nepal

Nepal hosts world’s biggest Passover Feast

Nepal hosts world’s biggest Passover Feast

Kathmandu: The largest Passover Feast is held every year, not in Israel, but in Nepal.  Hundreds of Jewish travellers gathered in Kathmandu Monday to attend what organisers…

Bhutan

Bhutan reels under the Indian Rupee famine

Bhutan reels under the Indian Rupee famine

Thimpu (Bhutan): Bhutan’s Indian rupee crisis hasn’t gone away yet. Despite many restrictions imposed by Bhutan in utilization of Indian currency and some help from India, Bhutan’s…

Tibet

Tibetans should realize that language is also political power

Tibetans should realize that language is also political power

This article by Ngawang Choechen published in  Phayul magazine is our pick-of-the-week and will be serialised. Can Tibetan language be a soft political power? Recently, serious questions…

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

Pak army kills six terrorists in air attack

Pak army kills six terrorists in air attack

At least six terrorists were killed on Saturday when army’s helicopter gunships pounded their hideouts in Hangu district in northwest Pakistan. Security sources said they had confirmed…

Srilanka

Sri Lankan Army says its soldiers tortured women

Sri Lankan Army says its soldiers tortured women

In a rare admission of guilt, Sri Lanka’s military admitted soldiers had abused and tortured female recruits. This comes after years of denying  allegations over its personnel’s…

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…