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Youths’ assault in Shillong locality takes tribal-nontribal colour, columnist faces FIR

Shillong: A person’s misjudgement can turn a flicker into an engulfing flame. This is exactly what has happened in the recent case of assault of six youths in a Khasi locality in Shillong city, Meghalaya. The...

‘The Trap’ grips audiences on a virtual stage across continents

Kolkata: A bunch of theatre enthusiasts in Kolkata, Bengaluru, Gurugram and Tampa (Florida) turned a popular webinar application into a virtual stage across geographic bounds for a spectacular digital adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap--...

Employment guarantee act makers believe MSY can build the ground for nationwide Urban Employment Guarantee Act

Ranchi: India's noted social activists, who gave India employment guarantee act, praised Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren for his initiation of Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojana (MSY), an urban employment guarantee scheme for Jharkhand. The social activists...

Human rights body condemns the criminalisation of media persons and free speech in India

The Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties has strongly condemned criminalisation of media persons as the civil body claimed at least 55 journalists have faced criminal cases by different governments during Covid-19 pandemic in India. For...

CBI summons former Manipur CM, two days after he stakes claim to form govt

Shillong: Call it coincidence but Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s summon to former Manipur chief minister Ibobi Singh for a 2009-17 embezzlement case could not have been better-timed. The central investigating officials will question Singh...

NPP to take tough decision in Manipur, impact likely in Meghalaya

Shillong: The National People’s Party (NPP), which is an ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre, is walking a tightrope over the Manipur political crisis. The NPP, which was formed by late PA Sangma...

Manipur Congress moves no-confidence motion against BJP led govt, stakes claim to form govt

Shillong: It is an irony that Manipur celebrated June Uprising, Unity Day a day after the coalition government in the state witnessed a disharmonious development that has left the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hierarchy in...

At least 20 Indian soldiers have been killed in the face-off between Indian and Chinese troops at Galwan Valley- Reports

Delhi/Kolkata: It is not just three Indian soldiers who got killed in the violent scuffle with Chinese troops, but at least 20, and hundreds got injured too. Several soldiers were captured by Chinese troops, who...

मिथुन चक्रवर्ती का सफर: बॉलीवुड में रंगभेद के भी शिकार हुए

16 जून 1950 को वसंत चक्रवर्ती (टेलिफोन एक्सचेंज में कार्यरत) की पत्नी शांतिमयी चक्रवर्ती को एक बेटा हुआ। नाम रखा गया गौरांग चक्रवर्ती (Gourang Chakraborty better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty)। प्यार से...

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Today ‘Jai Sri Ram’ has become a provocative ‘war-cry’ 49 celebs write open letter to PM Modi

Kolkata: Around 49 intellects including the likes of Mani Ratnam, Goutam Ghose, Shyam Benegal, Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ashish Nandi, Binayak...

Sad, Sad story of a Bihar’s liquor drinking rickshaw puller

Bijan Rai (45), a rickshaw puller, came to Phagwara (Punjab) from Patna in June 2016—nearly two months after the Nitish Kumar Government clamped prohibition...

Kashmir problem: victory of gun-loving lobby

In his broadcast to the nation on August 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a facetious attempt to justify his Government’s chesty decision to...

Why Jayant Sinha felicitating Ramgarh killers shouldn’t take us by surprise

Ranchi: Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha is receiving the flak for garlanding eight killers who had lynched Alimuddin Ansari in Ramgarh for allegedly...