Day: September 2, 2018

George Bush Sneaks Candy to Michelle Obama During McCain’s Funeral, Video Wins Internet

George W Bush, a Republican served as the 43rd president of the US while Michelle Obama is married to two-time president Barack Obama, a staunch Democrat. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter) Loading… John McCain’s funeral saw a galaxy of leaders pay tribute to the late senator. Amid the solemn ceremony, a heart-warming moment between Michelle Obama and […]

Four Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chattisgarh’s Narayanpur district; combing operation underway

Raipur: Four naxals, including a local commander and a woman cadre, were killed Sunday in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district, police said. “At least two of the four ultras were carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh each on their heads,” according to police. Representational image. PTI “The gunfight took place […]

Bodies of 14 newborns found wrapped in plastic bags in Kolkata’s Haridevpur area; police suspect abortion racket

Kolkata: Bodies of 14 newborns in a various stages of decomposition were found wrapped in plastic bags in a vacant land in Haridevpur area in southern Kolkata during a cleaning programme on Sunday, police said. The bodies of 14 newborns have been found wrapped in plastic bags in Kolkata’s Haridevpur. ANI “The bodies wrapped in […]

Meet The Nagpur Surgeon Who Is Trying To Give His Adopted Tiger New Prosthetic Paw

It isn’t every day that a man adopts a tiger, especially the one which comes straight at him, growling. However, Dr. Sushrut Babhulkar — an orthopaedic surgeon from Nagpur– not only adopted a very temperamental tiger, Sahebrao, who came roaring at him during their first meeting at the Gorewada Rescue Center, but is also determined […]

Child trafficking in India: When children are bought and sold in the quest for a ‘better life’

This is the second in a three-part series on child trafficking in India. Read part one here. Babubhai* ran a unique matrimonial service out of a small shop in a busy Ahmedabad locality. He bought girls from Gujarat’s tribal areas and sold them as brides to rich Patel farmers. The ‘grooms’ were men who couldn’t […]

The Names of Dissent: Yesterday’s ‘Anti-National’ is Today’s ‘Urban Naxal’

What is a tag? It is essentially a grouping — a way to identify things, ideas or people under a single umbrella. Why are tags used? To make order out of the chaos. To understand trends, to count faster. But what happens when tags start being used to even out contrast or label an ideological […]

Justice Ranjan Gogoi set to be appointed next Chief Justice of India, will take oath on 3 October

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, one of the four Supreme Court judges who had held a press conference in January this year against the present chief justice, is set to be appointed the next Chief Justice of India, reports said. The current Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, as a matter of convention, recommended Justice Gogoi to […]

Congress’ Ashok Chavan takes dig at Narendra Modi, Devendra Fadnavis, says taxes should be levied on their speeches

Kolhapur: The Congress on Saturday criticised the Maharashtra government for its plan to levy cess on extraction of water from deep wells calling the move as anti-farmers. File image of Congress leader Ashok Chavan. PTI The Opposition party also taunted the BJP-led government saying that tax should be imposed on the speeches of Prime Minister Narendra […]