EAST
La Mart’s : two principals inducted

La Mart’s : two principals inducted

Calcutta : La Martiniere School on Wednesday inducted two new principals together. The first time the schools got new principals on the same day was over a century…

Mission Indradhanush targets Bihar’s kids

Mission Indradhanush targets Bihar’s kids

PATNA:  It’s another rainbow over the Indian state of Bihar, and it’s called ‘mission indradhanush or Mission Rainbow’, and children below two years is the target. After rolling…

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NORTH EAST

Tawang Fest: brews local, no Indian Made foreign grog

Tawang Fest: brews local, no Indian Made foreign grog

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) : The three-day Tawang Festival, a mega tourism extravaganza began at Tawang,…

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…

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…

Shillong mourns Ripple Kyndiah

Shillong mourns Ripple Kyndiah

SHILLONG: On Sunday, Shillong mourned the passing away of Ripple Kyndiah. The mortal remains of…

ASIA

A Doc on hunger strike shuts down Nepal’s hospitals

A Doc on hunger strike shuts down Nepal’s hospitals

The doctor grows weaker as he fasts till death, while the Nepalese government is firm on allowing private medical college to charge exorbitant fees. Nepal is in turmoil because…

Holy Cow, soon Mama Mia of the nation?

Holy Cow, soon Mama Mia of the nation?

ALIGARH: Watch out Indian citizens! Under the present dispensation you may be saddled with a bovine ‘Mother of the Nation’ within the next five years! A group called…

Where can one have beef stew in India without getting arrested?

Where can one have beef stew in India without getting arrested?

So, where can you prepare your favourite red meat dish? Where can you eat beef in India? The BBC put together an article recently with useful information. Complete…

Holy Cow! Maha Police beefed up!The arrests begin!

Holy Cow! Maha Police beefed up!The arrests begin!

Holy Cow! The country that is the second largest exporter of beef in the world recently arrested three chaps over ‘beef slaughter’.  From Malegaon town comes the first…

WORLD NEWS

Oh No, not Joni Mitchell! :fans keep fingers crossed

Oh No, not Joni Mitchell! :fans keep fingers crossed

We’ve looked at clouds both ways, and now there’s a cloud over Joni Mitchell. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care…

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…

Nepal

A Doc on hunger strike shuts down Nepal’s hospitals

A Doc on hunger strike shuts down Nepal’s hospitals

The doctor grows weaker as he fasts till death, while the Nepalese government is firm on allowing private medical college to charge exorbitant fees. Nepal is in turmoil…

Bhutan

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…

Tibet

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…

Burma

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…

Bangladesh

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,…

Pakistan

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…

Srilanka

Sri Lanka’s President’s bro Axed, literally!

Sri Lanka’s President’s bro Axed, literally!

COLOMBO  - The Sri Lankan President, away in China, received news of a shocking family tragedy, Somebody attacked his younger brother with an axe. It wasn’t a…

Kashmir

‘Imported terrorists’ causing trouble in Jammu and Kashmir?

‘Imported terrorists’  causing trouble in Jammu and Kashmir?

The President of the Panthers’ Party in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir accused the Bharatiya Janata Party  thus: “BJP is hell bent to create a…