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Bihar consumes the greatest amount of tobacco in India

Bihar consumes the greatest amount of tobacco in India

PATNA: World No-Tobacco day has no relevance whatsoever to the nicotine consuming population of Bihar. More than half of its population are tobacco consumers says a report in a local…

Bhutan’s first phase polls today

Bhutan’s first phase polls today

Bhutan readies for first stage of elections to its national assembly. The outcome of the vote is expected to be much closer than in 2008 Voters in Bhutan are taking…

Man killed by Father-in-Law for ‘religious reasons’

Man killed by Father-in-Law for ‘religious reasons’

AGARTALA, Tripura: Three years ago, Tapas Bin fell in love with Jentukly and got married. Two days ago, his father-in-law cut off his head. The provocation was that Tapas, a…

Rituparno: Celebration of the Unique

Rituparno: Celebration of the Unique

Don’t go to sleep, yet, RituparnoGhosh. At 7.30 am, there’s a new sun out there, just as there’s a new dawn in Bengali cinema. Surely this is no time to…

Anglo Indians’ Insurance Policy : Past Maturity Date?

Anglo Indians’ Insurance Policy : Past Maturity Date?

Unless the Anglo-Indian community becomes pro-active, it may soon see the loss of the last of its privileges: the nominated MLA and MP seats. The article below, appearing in a…

Anglo-Indians want accountable leaders, not political stooges

Anglo-Indians want accountable leaders, not political stooges

Bangalore: The Anglo-Indian Community wants a better quality of representation, not handpicked ‘favourites’ of the political dispensation of the day. It is high time the Anglo-Indian community put forward a…

India’s I&B tries to black out Comedy Central, what next?

India’s I&B tries to black out  Comedy Central, what next?

Obviously the I&B Ministry pen-pushers either don’t understand English or they have a poor sense of humor.  On  Sunday, those of us  who subscribe to Comedy Central would have noticed…

Vina Mazumdar, ‘feminist and trouble maker’ is no more

Vina Mazumdar, ‘feminist and trouble maker’ is no more

Vina Mazumdar, leading light of the Indian women’s movement, architect of the epochal Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in India in post independent India, passed away…

Rituparno Ghosh dies, Calcutta desolate

Rituparno Ghosh dies, Calcutta desolate

Noted filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday at his south Calcutta residence. He was 49. Winner of 12 national and some international awards, Ghosh was suffering…

Meghalaya wins 26 medals at National Games for Deaf

Meghalaya wins 26 medals at National Games for Deaf

SHILLONG:  They may be ‘challenged’ but these 15  kids made Meghalaya proud. Meghalaya has won 26 medals at the National Games for the Deaf, 2013, organized by the All India…

US drones kill Six Taliban in Pakistan

US drones kill Six Taliban in Pakistan

A week ago President Barack Obama issued new guidelines for tighter scrutiny of the US drone programme and stricter targeting rules. And on Wednesday, reports say a senior Pakistan Taliban leader and…

Film fest in closed Jute Mill

Film fest in closed Jute Mill

Cinema of Resistance starts its Journey in West Bengal with Film Screening in a closed Jute Mill: Citizen Journalist Report At the invitation of Gouripur Mazdoor Bachao Manch, the Kolkata…

SHIVANANDA DUNCAN GEORGE KHAN, OBE

SHIVANANDA DUNCAN GEORGE KHAN, OBE

Committed, passionate, inspiring, nurturing, visionary. Shivananda Khan was all of these, as he forged a pioneering path across the decades in helping achieve rights and equality for LGBT individuals and…

Lanka’s Boiling over Beef

Lanka’s Boiling over Beef

Colombo, Sri lanka: A monk who set himself ablaze to protest killing of cattle, was cremated on Wednesday. In the meanwhile a member of the opposition wants a ban on…

Plastic makes Patna’s Profit plummet

Plastic makes Patna’s Profit plummet

The universal lack of civic sense and pride of the average Bihari is responsible for considerable economic losses and why most of the Bihar capital is one big smelly garbage…

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