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NPF returns to power in Nagaland

NPF returns to power in Nagaland

Ruling Naga Peoples’ Front returned to power with an absolute majority in Nagaland winning 37 seats in the 60-member Assembly. After an impressive show, the ruling NPF-led Democratic Alliance of…

Congress to rule in Meghlaya

Congress to rule in Meghlaya

Meghalaya can look towards having a fairly stable government, with the Congress winning the largest tally of seats.  The Indian National Congress here has won 29 seats in the election…

Manik Sarkar leads CPI-M to 5th straight term

Manik Sarkar leads CPI-M to 5th straight term

Tripura’s ruling Left Front has stormed back to power in Tripura for the fifth straight term.The Left Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) also increased its vote…

Bhutan King to give B’desh more power

Bhutan King to give B’desh more power

 Bhutanese monarch Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck  has expressed is desire he is keen to export Bhutanese hydroelectric power to Bangladesh, thus helping the country in mitigating its (Bangladesh’s) high demand…

Dudhwa appoints police as STPF

Dudhwa appoints police as STPF

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve for the first time in the country has deputed police personnel as part of its newly constituted Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF). The reserve shares very porous borders…

JAAGO: Schools for Change

She may be labelled by some as underprivileged, but Class III student Shamima Hossain Lily has big dreams. The 14-year-old plans to be a psychologist one day. Watched by a…

In Bihar, Dignity is a restroom

In Bihar, Dignity is a restroom

In the past month, the airwaves and cyberspace has been cluttered with opinions and observations about the perceived safety of women, or the lack of it. The cause of the…

Manual scavenging banned in Delhi

Manual scavenging banned in Delhi

Manual scavenging, or rather, the cleaning of sewers and latrines by human hand, is now illegal in Delhi. Delhi became the first state in India to ban manual scavenging. The…

Arunachal Apples sour with Climate Change

Arunachal Apples sour with Climate Change

Itanagar: The sweet apples produced along the Himalayan slopes of Arunachal Pradesh turning sour, and it’s all because of Climate Change, say experts. With the weather becoming erratic and a…

Hamay toh Natak Karna hai

Hamay toh Natak Karna hai

Jee, Hamay toh Natak Karna hai… Yes, we have to stage a play is on at the India International Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi on  Friday. About the play Today amateur…

Stepping out of the closet is healthier

Stepping out of the closet is healthier

According to a new study from Université de Montréal, Lesbians, gays and bisexuals who are ‘out’ have been found to have lower stress hormone levels and fewer symptoms of stress…

Rape and genocide in Sri Lanka?

Rape and genocide in Sri Lanka?

COLOMBO: Nearly four years after the end of the country’s civil war, Amnesty international claims that Sri Lankan security forces continue to use torture, rape and other forms of sexual…

Pope forces ‘Bigot of the Year’ to quit

Pope forces ‘Bigot of the Year’ to quit

Pope Benedict forced the resignation of Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic in attempt to minimise the impact of allegations. The pope has forced the abrupt resignation of Britain’s most senior…

Great Snakes! It’s another year in China ..

Great Snakes! It’s  another year in China ..

It’s the year of the Snake, and the ethnic Chinese community in India celebrated their zodiac year with their usual flair. Even though the Snake is a potent zodiac sign…

Gender roles never change, do they?

Gender roles never change, do they?

 It’s not just Indian men who shy away from sweeping the floor or washing the dishes, writes Amila Bannerjee: When it comes to cooking and cleaning, heterosexual couples who break…

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