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As election nears Christians under attack in Orissa

As election nears Christians under attack in Orissa

Bhubaneswar: Is it a shadow of times to come? Orissa police let go three hoodlums who burnt down a poor Christian man’s home…a survivor of the 2008 Kandhamal violence against…

Smoke in Didi’s hotel room, fiery attack on Election Commission

Smoke in Didi’s hotel room, fiery attack on Election Commission

MALDA: A minor short-circuit in Mamata Banerjee’s hotel room in Malda on Thursday evening sparked a blistering attack by Trinamool Congress on the Election Commission for “failing to ensure the CM’s…

Chocolate is the new champagne?

Chocolate is the new champagne?

Your love of chocolate has just made my Easter budget go north! Why?  You’re gobbling it up faster than the coca beans can sprout! Those chocolate bunnies that I love…

Sri Lanka to block UN probe into war crimes

Sri Lanka to block UN probe into war crimes

Colombo: Sri Lanka will not cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year…

TB in Bhutan: the rate of infection doesn’t decrease

TB in Bhutan: the rate of infection doesn’t decrease

Thimpu (Bhutan): Health officials say that though the rate of new pulmonary positive tuberculosis cases in Bhutan  appear to be  constant for eight straight years, there could be undiagnosed cases…

Is TV killing Bhutan’s festive spirit?

Is TV  killing Bhutan’s festive spirit?

Is a modern Bhutan losing interest in local religious festivals? An editorial in Bhutan’s government paper believes so. There were not many locals at the Paro dzong courtyard where the…

NE India’s first LT Gen takes command

NE India’s first LT Gen takes command

GUWAHATI (ASSAM) – Lieutenant General Konsam Himalay Singh  from Manipur has assumed command of the White Knight Corps, the largest corps of the Indian Army. He is the first Lieutenant…

Sound Reasoning on TG identity and rights

Sound Reasoning on TG identity and rights

Constitutional protection ought to be made available to a particular group regardless of its size. The verdict on the transgender community now provides one more reason why Section 377 ought…

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women : tell the world our story

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women :  tell the world our story

The first enactment of the play was met with silence…. And then the women said ‘Go out and tell the world our story!’ When writer and actor Leesa Gazi was…

Vote for human rights, not hatred

Vote for human rights, not hatred

More than 50 Bollywood filmmakers, actors and writers have urged Indians not to vote for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Narendra Modi, in the ongoing parliamnetary elections. The…

Tata Tea-Union nexus scams tea garden workers?

Tata Tea-Union nexus scams tea garden workers?

Guwahati (ASSAM): Have big tea companies bought off the unions and given a raw deal to the humble workers? The cup that cheers has brought bad news for tea major…

Initiative to improve secondary education management launched in Bihar

Initiative to improve secondary education management launched in Bihar

Data experts and planners from Bihar’s education department will be part of an exercise that will transform secondary education nationwide. The Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan Technical Cooperation Agency (RMSA-TCA) aimed…

Defeat those who spread hatred: Cedric Prakash

Defeat those who spread hatred: Cedric Prakash

RESPONSE OF FR CEDRIC PRAKASH SJ TO BJP ATTACKS   Ever since my visit to Goa about three weeks ago, I have been receiving plenty of feedback on the several talks…

Howrah station gets new baggage scanners

Howrah station gets new baggage scanners

Calcutta: The two baggage scanners at Howrah station have been replaced by new ones. This is part of the Integrated Security System (ISS) that Eastern Railway plans to implement at…

Nepal hosts world’s biggest Passover Feast

Nepal hosts world’s biggest Passover Feast

Kathmandu: The largest Passover Feast is held every year, not in Israel, but in Nepal.  Hundreds of Jewish travellers gathered in Kathmandu Monday to attend what organisers claim is the…

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