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Special GI status to 9 NE agricultural products

Special GI status to 9 NE agricultural products

Guwahati:  Nine items from north east India have won GI tags, including the pungent Karbi Anglong ginger and juicy Tezpur litchi of Assam.  The coveted geographical indication (GI) tags are incontrovertible proof…

Censor Board is redundant, media education important: Adoor G

Censor Board is redundant, media education important: Adoor G

Guwahati: Prominent filmmaker Padma Vibhushan Adoor Gopalakrishnan has strongly objected to film censorship in India and termed it ‘redundant’. He also stressed the role of good parenting and media education…

Adivasi kids trafficked to Maoist groups

Adivasi kids trafficked to Maoist groups

Ranchi: Children from tribal families are being kidnapped and inducted into militant outfits in Jharkhand, say police. The police say that  injured Maoist cadre Lalmuni Kumari, who is being treated…

What’s killing Bihar’s mothers?

What’s killing Bihar’s mothers?

PATNA: Why is it that even though the Bihar Government has improved health services manifold, more than 6,000 women die after delivering babies? Even as more Biharis are going to…

Bihar’s AIDS Control Society shrugs as PLHA suffer!

Bihar’s AIDS Control Society shrugs as PLHA suffer!

Here’s a paradox: The government of Bihar has the most schemes for persons with HIV/AIDS, and at the same time apathy, inefficient reporting, gaps in the health delivery system and…

Burma must talk to rebels and China

Burma must talk to rebels and China

Burma or Myanmar, is in a pickle. It’s a human rights disaster and the government is in conflict with its own ethnic communities. Heavy fighting continues in Burma’s Kokang region…

Patna to host ‘9 parts of Desire’

Patna to host ‘9 parts of Desire’

English language theatre will blossom, but briefly, at the Premchand Rangshala in Patna. Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday will be when the renowned theatre and film personality Lillete Dubey will…

Bangadeshi Hindus die in Stampede

Bangadeshi Hindus die in Stampede

Dacca [Bangladesh] :At least 10 Hindu pilgrims have been killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual associated with Ram Navami at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Police inspector…

Dalai Lama and the Shoton Festival

Dalai Lama and the Shoton Festival

Dharamshala — Why not visit Dharamshala over the Easter weekend and immerse yourself in something colourful and unique? The 20th Tibetan Shoton Festival is officially underway. It lasts until April…

Is China Pakistan’s new BFF?

Is China Pakistan’s new BFF?

ISLAMABAD: It’s a new season of ‘bhai-bhai’ as China links hands with Pakistan,in what some people say is the year of Paki-Sino friendship. China is going to brighten up Pakistan’s…

Church pays ‘abused’ nun compensation

Church pays ‘abused’ nun compensation

The Syro-Malabar Church in Kerala, South India will pay Rs 12 lakh to help a nun “settle herself in life” after she claimed that she was tortured and expelled from…

Bhutan key to India’s water security, courts US funds

Bhutan key to India’s water security, courts US funds

Bhutan, tucked between China and India, is a key player in Indian water security. The country sits on the southern slope of the Tibetan Plateau, which holds more ice than…

Kathmandu: garbage city?

Kathmandu: garbage city?

KATHMANDU: Strange but true. The Nepalese have become litterbugs. In the cities, garbage has begun piling up on the streets. But citizens and administrators alike are trying to find ways…

The Telegraph, Calcutta slams pseudo-logic of GOI

The Telegraph, Calcutta slams pseudo-logic of GOI

The editorial in The telegraph, Calcutta, pulls no punches. We absolutely endorse it, and that’s why it’s our ‘Pick of the Week’ The mix of bigotry, cowardice and pseudo-logic shown…

Shillong mourns Ripple Kyndiah

Shillong mourns Ripple Kyndiah

SHILLONG: On Sunday, Shillong mourned the passing away of Ripple Kyndiah. The mortal remains of veteran Congress leader Paty Ripple Kyndiah was accorded State funeral at St Anthony’s Ground, Laitumkhrah,…

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