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BJP party workers aren’t partying as tickets are announced

BJP party workers aren’t partying as tickets are announced

RANCHI: Believing that there is a’ Narendra Modi wave’ about to  to sweep Jharkhand, the BJP has taken to fielding political turncoats and novices in parliamentary politics even at the…

No rains, Dry rivers, Imphal thirsty…

No rains, Dry rivers,  Imphal thirsty…

IMPHAL– March 22 was World Water Day. Manipur’s capital, Imphal,  survives on water transported via tanker. With the drying up of the major rivers in Manipur, Imphal residents have begun to…

Govt wants to dehorn rhinos, Assam students angry

Govt wants to dehorn rhinos, Assam students angry

GUWAHATI: Dehorn the rhino to save him from being killed by poachers? A hare-brained proposal if there ever was one, and the All Assam Students’ union isn’t pleased at all.…

Witch hunters kill 3 but cops see no bodies

Witch hunters kill 3 but cops see no bodies

KOKRAJHAR: Another family believed to be practicising witchcraft  is slaughtered  in Assam, but so far nobody has told the police where their bodies have been hidden! In a fresh case…

One man, voting in two states: not impossible!

One man, voting in two states: not impossible!

Kerala:  They live on Kerala territory but work across the border in Tamil Nadu  or vice versa. Many estate workers and others in border towns in Idukki have their names…

Canada: heading for partition?

Canada: heading for partition?

Will the province of Quebec break away from Canada and form a new country? On April 7, Canada’s French-speaking  province of Quebec will vote in a general election brought about…

Sri Lankan Army says its soldiers tortured women

Sri Lankan Army says its soldiers tortured women

In a rare admission of guilt, Sri Lanka’s military admitted soldiers had abused and tortured female recruits. This comes after years of denying  allegations over its personnel’s treatment of Tamil…

Assam Tea-tribes neglected by all?

Assam Tea-tribes neglected by all?

SONARI: Nobody really cares about the poor tea-garden worker in Assam, do they? We’re just a local vote bank, says a 65 year old tea-tribal.  Though the tea garden labour…

Let Northeast Bloom: Rahul G

Let Northeast Bloom: Rahul G

WANGJING (MANIPUR): Rahul Gandhi, retracing grandma Indira Gandhi’s steps across the Northeast, promised development in the region and made a valid point: no person from the Northeast should ever face…

100 Meghalaya villages refuse to vote

100 Meghalaya villages refuse to vote

SHILLONG: A hundred villages in Meghalaya will not cast their collective ballots, since they are pissed that no government have repaired their roads for half a century. The Government basically…

Nepal: A hilly prison for refugees?

Nepal: A hilly prison for refugees?

KATHMANDU: The fine for overstaying your visa is $5 a day, and it adds up to millions for refugees trapped in Nepal. Amir Hussain, a Rohingya Muslim, lost a dozen…

Adopt a tiger from Lucknow zoo

Adopt a tiger from Lucknow zoo

LUCKNOW: Do you have a couple of lakhs of rupees lying around idle? Well, use your spare cash to co-adopt a tiger from the Lucknow zoo. If you wished to…

Catholic Priests arrested as terrorists in Lanka

Catholic Priests arrested as terrorists in Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Catholic priests are terrorists? Well, that’s what the Sri Lankan Government obviously feels. It has locked up a priest under its anti-terrorist laws…. Sri Lanka arrested…

Kasmir’s greatest Sufi Singer Remembered

Kasmir’s greatest Sufi Singer Remembered

Kashmiri singers and musicians will play a tribute concert to the memory of Kashmir’s greatest Sufi singer at his Srinagar on March 24th. Padnma Shree Ghulam Mohammad Saznawaz, who died…

Will Manipur Muslims hand their votes to Congress?

Will Manipur Muslims hand their votes to Congress?

IMPHAL: It’s fairly obvious to whom the bulk of Muslim votes from Manipur will go. Five Manipuri Muslim organizations urged political parties to incorporate certain provisions for the welfare of the…

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