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Police, mob attack activists in Kerala

Police, mob attack activists in Kerala

On February 22, 2014, five activists of VIBGYOR International Film Festival were picked up by the police in Trichur and they were brutally beaten up inside the vehicle as well…

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 inputs about presence…

Streets to Sansad: Saga of Street Vendors Protection Bill

Streets to Sansad: Saga of Street Vendors Protection Bill

More than ten million urban street vendors have found sufficient reason to cheer with the upper house of Indian parliament passing the much awaited Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and…

Dam the Siang, Damn the Northeast!

Dam the Siang, Damn the Northeast!

GUWAHATI:  Forty four hydel projects proposed along the one river in Arunachal Pradesh that feeds the Brahmaputra? Does the Government of India want to plunge the entire north-east into a…

Doniger’s Book isn’t Anti-Hindu, just relevant

Doniger’s Book isn’t Anti-Hindu, just relevant

By caving in to Dinanath Batra’s call to ban Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History, it has become ‘reasonable’ for a group of individuals to hold metaphorical knives…

Say no to Modi say leading citizens

Say no to Modi say leading citizens

Prominent citizens from different walks of life on Wednesday appealed to the voters to ensure defeat of the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the forthcoming Lok…

Assam’s Garos delighted by new Development Council

Assam’s Garos delighted by new Development Council

GOALPARA, Assam – The Garo National Council (GNC), Puthimari regional unit organised a programme at Puthimari near here to celebrate the announcement of a separate Garo Development Council (GDC) by…

Street vendors are ‘legal’

Street vendors are ‘legal’

At long last, the street vendors of India have attained validity and protection. The Street vendor bill is finally passed by the Rajya Sabha. The Provisions of the Bill are…

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 have been raised…

Indian army on friendly Sri Lanka visit

Indian army on friendly Sri Lanka visit

Feb 19, Colombo: A three-member delegation comprising Commander of the Indian Southern Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh has arrived in Sri Lanka on a five day friendly tour. The Indian…

Sri Lanka oppn objects to casino bill

Sri Lanka oppn objects to casino bill

 Colombo: Opposition political parties in Sri Lanka have objected to the new gazette notifications under the Strategic Development Projects Act, which they claim allows the setting up of casinos. The…

Bare-chests and boycott in UP Budget session

Bare-chests and boycott in UP Budget session

It was a free-for all at Uttar Pradesh Assembky, with two Rashtriya Lok Dal MLAs stripping off their shirts even as Governor B.L. Joshi shortened his address to the joint…

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 Rupee reserve crisis…

Oppn walk out of Tripura Budget Session

Oppn walk out of Tripura Budget Session

AGARTALA: – The opening day of the Budget Session of the Tripura Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes with Opposition Congress legislators protesting Governor Devananda Konwar’s speech for “bypassing the issue…

Truck strike to protest ‘illegal’ toll gates in Garo Hills

Truck strike to protest ‘illegal’ toll gates in Garo Hills

SHILLONG: It’s not just the government that exerts toll tax in Meghalaya, but other local musclemen as well. Now truck owners have decided that enough is enough. The Goalpara District…

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