This is why smugglers across India-Bangladesh border prefer cough syrup!

This is why smugglers across India-Bangladesh border prefer cough syrup!

It’s perhaps the law of unintended consequences. The Indian government had earlier this month banned the cough syrup Phensedyl, among a host of drugs. But the Delhi High Court on March 16 granted an interim injunction to drugmaker Abbott against the government action. The pro and con of banning a drug would be taken up […]

Central tribunal upholds NSCN-K ban

Central tribunal upholds NSCN-K ban

A tribunal set up by the central government has upheld the ban on NSCN (K) for five years. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal comprised of a Delhi high court judge and was set up for adjudicating whether there is sufficient cause for declaring NSCN (K) an unlawful association under sub-section (1) of Section 3 of […]

The question of jati(nation), mati (land) and bheti(house) in Assam and the ‘migrant’ factor

The question of jati(nation), mati (land) and bheti(house) in Assam and the ‘migrant’ factor

Ironically, for a very long time, Bangladeshi immigrants have been a part and parcel of Assam’s economic landscape doing manual jobs especially in construction, selling vegetables, tilling the fields, pulling rickshaws for unbelievably low wages. As long as they worked invisibly and were not politically organized, Assamese society utilized the cheap labour they provided. But  […]

Kolkata Flyover collapse: Major casualties feared

Kolkata Flyover collapse: Major casualties feared

KOLKATA: Atleast one person was killed and dozens more were injured after a flyover being constructed in the middle of the city came crashing down on Thursday. Officials fear many more may have died in what the State government called a monumental tragedy. “I think at least 150 people are under the debris,” a witness […]

Tripura: BJP leader assaulted and raped

Tripura: BJP leader assaulted and raped

AGARTALA: A 45-year-old woman, who is also a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was reportedly assaulted and raped by a CPM cadre at a remote village of Khowai District. Though the complaint was lodged 12 hours before the publishing of this article, the accused is yet to be arrested, said a senior police official. The victim, […]

Delhi Cop clarifies on racial profiling

Delhi Cop clarifies on racial profiling

NEW DELHI: A Delhi police officer has ruled out racial profiling of personnel from the Northeast, saying a probe that followed comments by two JNU students didn’t reveal any complaints of discrimination. Taj Hasan, special commissioner (crime) and chief spokesperson, said personnel from the Northeast posted with the special cell at Lodi Road police station were […]

Funky taxi modification could be the next big thing!

Funky taxi modification could be the next big thing!

Necessity as they say is the mother of invention and this crazy car modification could very well be the next big thing! Have a look at how two simple Maruti 800’s, something that is very common in a place like Shillong can pick up more passengers with just a simple modification (just another extra car).

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