NORTH EAST
Why ‘Nagalim’ is becoming  a fading dream

Why ‘Nagalim’ is becoming a fading dream

Since August 1947, peace and stability have been rare commodities in Nagaland and Manipur. In the past two decades, peace talks have produced little in the way of…

Manipur civil society questions, Sharmila is in pain

Manipur civil society questions, Sharmila is in pain

IMPHAL: While Manipur’s star activist against army excesses, Irom Sharmila Chanu  calls Manipur the Indian ‘Gaza strip’ civil society in Manipur isn’t quite ready to accept the army…

Whispers amid shouts of Victory, Manipur people in pain

Whispers amid shouts of Victory, Manipur people in pain

Did a section of Home Ministry officials and a section of military intelligence provoke the sudden outbreak of violence in the North eastern states, including the deadly Manipur…

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INDIA -WIDE

Ramen’s off the cook-top in India

Ramen’s off the cook-top in India

NEW DELHI: After 20 years, there’s no Top Ramen noodles in the market, following Nestle’s…

Bihar’s first transgender bank clerk

Bihar’s first transgender bank clerk

If a transgendered woman can become a college principal Bengal, then Bihar can boast of…

Brick kilns in Bihar face government heat!

Brick kilns in Bihar face government heat!

PATNA: Smoke of some 600 brick kilns regularly add pollutants to the air in the…

Media using false reports to malign street food in Delhi?

Media using false reports to malign street food in Delhi?

New Delhi: Are the media and the local TV channels so hungry to sensationalize news…

Veer Sarvakar plaque reinstated in Andamans

Veer Sarvakar plaque reinstated in Andamans

Port Blair: Today, a plaque commemorating the stay of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar will be reinstalled…

SOUTH-ASIA

Bangladesh more peaceful than India?

Bangladesh more peaceful than India?

Bangladesh is the third most peaceful country in South Asia while Bhutan and Nepal secured the first and second positions in terms of peaceful country, said a new…

Sikhism and Sufism: guide to Peace in South Asia

Sikhism and Sufism: guide to Peace in South Asia

A Muslim laid the foundation stone of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, writes M. Ashraf Haidari, the deputy chief of mission of the Afghan Embassy in India .…

Tibetan Govt in exile- elections to 16th Parliament

Tibetan Govt in exile- elections to 16th Parliament

Dharamshala — The Tibetan Election Commission (EC) Tuesday announced the dates for the preliminary and final election of Sikyong of the 15th Kashag and members of the 16th…

On Dalai Lama birthday, Tibet traumatised!

On Dalai Lama birthday, Tibet traumatised!

Chinese authorities in Tibet are tightening restrictions across the region as the birthday of the exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (July 6) approaches, according to Radio Free…

Dog-Mother of Nepal dies

Dog-Mother of Nepal dies

Gyani Deula,, also affectionately called ‘the Dog-Mother’ in Kathmandu, a homeless temple-dweller known for her love and compassion towards stray dogs, passed away at the Ganesh Temple in…

WORLD NEWS

It’s all about Beer!

It’s all about Beer!

If you’re anywhere in the world grabbing a beer after work today, chances are it’s made by one of four companies…

People evacuated as volcano rumbles…

People evacuated as volcano rumbles…

JAKARTA : Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after Indonesia upgraded the threat posed by a volcano on…

They fled Burma, became traffickers’ Sex Slaves!

They fled Burma, became traffickers’ Sex Slaves!

ALOR SETAR (Malaysia): The plight of the new ‘boat people’, the Rohingya refugees fleeing Burma has been hot news for weeks. A…

Wizards to wed opposite Gay-hating church

Wizards to wed opposite Gay-hating church

Message from Dumbledore:“It’s official! Gandalf and I are getting married! Recently, the Westboro Baptist Church told our dear friend J.K. Rowling…

RAINBOW

Bihar’s first transgender bank clerk

Bihar’s first transgender bank clerk

If a transgendered woman can become a college principal Bengal, then Bihar can boast of having the country’s first ever transgender in the banking sector. 24-year old…

EARTH

Sri Lanka: first to give mangroves total protection

Sri Lanka: first  to give mangroves total protection

A month ago, in Colombo, the Sri lankan government claimed that it had resolved to grant full protection to all its mangrove forests. Mangroves are considered by…

HEALTH

Women ignore warnings, light up and puff away

Women ignore warnings, light up and puff away

NEW DELHI: Despite all the advertisements, information, and heavy taxation on cigarettes smokers are going to light up anyway. What’s more, women smokers are puffing away, and…

EDUCATION

Bihar’s Only Vocational Uni to get VC soon

Bihar’s Only Vocational Uni to get VC soon

PATNA: After being ‘headless’ for over a year now, The Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), the only university of technical colleges in Bihar, is likely to get a…

Nepal

Dog-Mother of Nepal dies

Dog-Mother of Nepal dies

Gyani Deula,, also affectionately called ‘the Dog-Mother’ in Kathmandu, a homeless temple-dweller known for her love and compassion towards stray dogs, passed away at the Ganesh Temple…

Pakistan

Pakistan fails to protect its minorities

Pakistan fails to protect its minorities

Lahore: The State yet again fails to protect its minorities. Churches looted and vandalized; houses looted and then set on fire; residents threatened with death: this is…

Bangladesh

Bangladesh more peaceful than India?

Bangladesh more peaceful than India?

Bangladesh is the third most peaceful country in South Asia while Bhutan and Nepal secured the first and second positions in terms of peaceful country, said a…

Bhutan

Bhutan is no longer FIFA bottom ranker

Bhutan is no longer FIFA bottom ranker

Football: Bhutan is no more the lowest ranked soccer playing nation. After the memorable double victory in the two-legged encounter with Sri Lanka, Bhutan jumped 46 places…