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Tagore House wins Oak Grove Inter House Dramatics Competition with 'Kabuliwala'

Mussoorie, April 18 -- Inter House Dramatics of Oak Grove School was held under the roof of the school auditorium. Tagore House staged 'Kabuliwala', based on the famous story by Rabindranath Tagore. The play mesmerised the audience. Patel, Shivaji and Ashoka Houses performed 'Baal Majduri', 'Aladad Khan' and 'Daroga Ji Chori Ho Gaayi', respectively.The Chief Guest on the occasion was Principal JP Pandey. The event began with the school song by th... Read More


Amarinder's son Raninder dons a new role, plays a peacemaker

Mansa, Jan. 23 -- After having lost two elections-2012 assembly from Samana and 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Bathinda- Raninder Singh, son of Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh has donned a new role - organisational building and buying peace with rebels in Mansa.

Thirty party rebels are still in the fray after withdrawal of nomination on Saturday. Of these 10 are likely to eat into votes of party nominees.

Four Congress rebels decid... Read More


Tripura begins confiscating properties of Rose Valley

AGARTALA, Jan. 23 -- The Tripura government has launched a crackdown on properties owned by the Rose Valley Group in the state, an official said on Sunday. Official teams led by the sub-divisional magistrate (Sadar) of West Tripura district confiscated five properties of the Ponzi scheme company on Saturday night in various parts of the city and its outskirts, including an amusement park, a tea garden, insurance properties, and a multi-storied bu... Read More


'80% rural schools have toilets for girls, 29% run without power'

Jaipur, Jan. 23 -- Rajasthan has made some significant improvement in the past few years when it comes to building toilets for girls in rural schools. However, a large percentage of these schools still run without power. In 2010, only 50.3% rural schools had usable separate toilets for girls. The figure rose to 80% in 2016, reveals the recently released Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2016. The figures for 2012 and 2014 were 65.1 and 73.... Read More


DDA WILL ROLL OUT APP TO BOOK SPORTS FACILITIES

NEW DELHI, Jan. 23 -- The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is developing a mobile application through which people will be able to book sports facilities using their phones. The app is likely to be rolled out in the next two months. The DDA runs 15 sports complexes and two golf courses in Delhi. A senior DDA official said Anil Baijal, authority chairman and lieutenant governor, visited DDA's headquarters at Vikas Sadan on January 12 and told the... Read More


Resolving conflicts

Manipur, Jan. 23 -- The blockade along two national highways which serve as the lifelines of Manipur is now nearing the completion of three months. Yet there is no sign the problem is nearing a resolution. Of late there have been speculations of a tripartite summit between the United Naga Council, UNC, the Government of Manipur and the Government of India, to come to an agreement on the matter, but even if such a summit becomes reality, we are sk... Read More


NRA to hire staffs on contract to resolve manpower crunch

KATHMANDU, Jan. 23 -- As civil servants continued to show reluctance to work for the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the authority has initiated preparations to hire necessary staffers on a contract basis to resolve the problem.

Chief Executive Officer of NRA Govinda Raj Pokharel on Sunday held discussions with concerned officials on the modality of hiring staffers on a contract basis as provisioned in the "Act Made to Provide for Recon... Read More


Where We Stand: Social Democracy For A Better Liberia

Liberia, Jan. 23 -- In recent time, I wrote two articles which were aimed at appraising Liberia's current economic model that is being used to quote on quote "lift thousands of Liberians out of poverty". We argued that, the current economic system, in its crude and hybrid forms is anti-people.

It has no determination to minimize mass poverty. Instead, it is only meant to amass wealth for the false bourgeoisies (President, Vice President, Speaker... Read More


TI-N urges validating data on quake victims

KATHMANDU, Jan. 23 -- Expressing serious concerns over the discrepancies in the details related to the earthquake victims, the Transparency International-Nepal (TI-N) has urged the government to conduct data validation in the earthquake-affected districts before distributing the second tranche of the housing reconstruction grant.

In a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who chairs the steering committee of the National Reconstruction... Read More


Nur Hossain hungers for wine, women & wealth

Dhaka, Jan. 23 -- The Narayanganj sensational seven-murder case's prime accused and the death raw convicted Nur Hossain was hungry for illegal wealth and using attractive women as well as dirking wine by allegedly sitting on the nose of the law enforcing agencies.

All types of professional bodies, including public representative and businessmen, bound to fulfill the demand of the so called 'Emperor Nur Hossain' as they had no chance to escape th... Read More