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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…

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…

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NORTH EAST

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…

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…

Assam’s largest family votes today

Assam’s largest family votes today

BISWANATH CHARIALI, ASSAM – The largest ‘voter family’ with a strength of 118 voters will…

No rainbow flags in Sikkim for another 5 years?

No rainbow flags in Sikkim for another 5 years?

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, an open and unrepentant homophobe  who publicly ridiculed LGBT and transgender people…

ASIA

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…

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…

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…

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…

WORLD NEWS

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…

Vietnamese Bank Frauds sent to Death Row

Vietnamese Bank Frauds sent to Death Row

BANGKOK — Remember folks, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted.…

Nepal

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…

Bhutan

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…

Tibet

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…

Burma

Indo-Thai link via Burma ‘soon’

Indo-Thai link via Burma ‘soon’

NEW DELHI: The proposed highway connecting India, Burma and Thailand is to be operational soon, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said today, reports PTI. The interntional…

Bangladesh

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…

Pakistan

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…

Srilanka

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…

Kashmir

Kashmir: state with the most high security poll booths

Kashmir: state with the most high security poll booths

Srinagar: Kashmir will have 4306 out of total 4773 polling booths under highly security surveillance after authorities identified 1500 more polling booths as sensitive for the upcoming…