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Mexico City thirsts through Easter

Mexico City thirsts through Easter

MEXICO CITY : A Thirsty Easter for this dry arid region. According to the Prensa Latina, a government news agency, thirteen of 16 territories of Mexico City, among the most…

Israel’s ‘water colonisation’ of Palestine

Israel’s ‘water colonisation’ of Palestine

Water is an instrument of Israeli political control and even colonisation, says a report. Israel and Palestine have been locking horns over water issues for decades, and it has to…

Lake Victoria choked by Water Hyacinths

Lake Victoria choked by Water Hyacinths

KENYA, Nairobi : A report in the local  newspaper ‘The Star’ reveals that Kenya is facing a water shortage caused by a water hyacinth menace. Water Hyacinths block and choke water…

Pak says Indian dams foul up Indus Water Treaty

Pak says Indian dams foul up Indus Water Treaty

Pakistan, LAHORE— Pakistan is worried that India’s plans to boost its hydro-power will leave its villages thirsty and dry. India is violating a 1960  water- sharing agreement, it says. Pakistan…

A New Easter: Pope Francis washes away Patriarchy

A New Easter: Pope Francis washes away Patriarchy

On Holy Thursday, or ‘Holi-Thursday which coincided with the ‘second day’ of the North Indian Hindu festival of Holi [a two-day Holi, one for feasting and another for fun seems to…

Senior leaders of CPI die

Senior leaders of CPI die

RANCHI/NEW DELHI: In a pitched gun battle with rival faction some senior leaders of the CPI (Maoist) were killed .This is one of the rare instances when Maoists have lost…

LGBT Hope in Pragmatist Pope

LGBT Hope in Pragmatist Pope

A recent front-page New York Times article called Pope Francis a “pragmatist” on LGBT issues, detailing his support of civil unions while cardinal in Argentina. Along with many Catholics, I…

Delhi Court directs Indian Govt to grant Good Friday leave to Christians

Delhi Court directs Indian Govt to grant Good Friday leave to Christians

Christian taxcollectors in India are now free to attend ceremonies to mark Jesus Christ’s execution. It will be recalled that Jesus was often criticised for befriending tax-collectors and ladies of the…

Actor beaten for protesting Holi water wastage

Actor beaten for protesting Holi water wastage

In a state facing drought, a responsible citizen is beaten up by goons, when he tries to stop them from wasting water to ‘play with Holi colours’. Yeh hai Mumbai…

Pope to say Holy Thursday Mass in detention centre

Pope to say Holy Thursday Mass in detention centre

The washing of feet on the Thursday before Easter is a Christian tradition commemorating Christ’s Last Supper. It is part of a papal calendar of events running up to Easter,…

Electronic toll collectors

Electronic toll collectors

The Golden Gate suspension bridge – which spans the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean – is one of America’s best known landmarks. It has closed…

Skype to be banned in Saudi Arabia

Skype to be banned in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has the highest take up of Twitter in the world, and also one of the most conservative governments. The kingdom has given service providers one week to give…

No brides for thirsty Gujarat men

No brides for thirsty Gujarat men

No brides for the ‘water poor’ in the villages of rural Gujarat. The father of the bride isn’t going to see his darling daughter walking five kilometres to fetch drinking…

Bihari ‘La Tomatina’ makes a squishy Holi debut

Bihari ‘La Tomatina’ makes a squishy Holi debut

The Patna version of the Spanish La Tomatina – basically a tomato fight – took place on the eve of the Indian festival of colours ‘Holi’, organised by the city’s…

From April 1 transporters strike

From April 1 transporters strike

Patna: About 90,000 trucks and 25,000 passengers’ buses will stay of the road as transporters will join the AIMTC’s call for indefinite strike from April 1 next to protest hike…

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