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Feminists Anonymous

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | MEENAKSHI RAO | in Agenda

The new brand of feminism is cleverly inclusive, subtle but decisive. It is a way of life with the young Indian woman, away from those knee-jerk bra-burning days, writes MEENAKSHI RAO A boy and a girl were constantly in competition to stand first in class. To emerge winner for all times to come, the smart Alec thought up a sexist competition in which the girl would have no answers to his limerick. But if she did manage to reply, he would...

Kedarnath turn into ghost town

Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | PTI | Kedarnath | in Sunday Pioneer

The unprecedented rains turned Kedarnath into a ghost town with bodies strewn all over. Rain water gushed into the town from the summit behind the famous shrine carrying rocks and boulders, destroying everything on its path. The outer structure of the temple, however, seems intact. The most ironic part of the tragedy...

United in Crisis

Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Pioneer | in Sunday Pioneer

Modi offers all possible support Ahmedabad: Describing Uttarakhand flood as a national catastrophe, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi offered all possible assistance to the flood-affected people of the hill State. Modi said that no words are enough to console pilgrims from all over India who lost their relatives and friends, and...

Again, Mumbai cave-in leaves 7 dead

Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

Less than 24 hours after a building crash at Mumbra in the neighbouing Thane district claimed 10 lives, one more building collapsed at Dahisar in north Mumbai, leaving seven persons dead and an equal number of others injured. The four-storey “Piyush” building, located on Yeshwant Tawade Marg at Dahisar (east), caved...

Militants kill two policemen in Srinagar

Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | PTI | Srinagar | in Sunday Pioneer

Militants on Saturday struck in the heart of the city shooting two policemen dead from point blank range in an apparent attempt to vitiate the atmosphere ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to the State. Using silencer-fitted pistols, the ultras carried out the attack at busy Hari Singh High Street near...

Bomb hoax grounds Oman Air flight in Mumbai

Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | TN RAGHUNATHA | MumbaI | in Sunday Pioneer

A mid-air bomb scare that forced a Kuala Lumpur-bound Oman Air flight to make an emergency landing at the city airport on Saturday afternoon, proved to be hoax. Following the bomb threat, the Kuala Lumpur-bound aircraft with 190 passengers onboard, made an emergency landing at the Chhatrapati International Airport here at...

Waving through rough rides

Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Pioneer | in Sunday Pioneer

Tech snag grounds IAF chopper Shimla: One IAF chopper being grounded due to mechanical fault and others likely to be diverted to Uttarakhand for rescue operations, the Himachal Pradesh Government faces an uphill task to evacuate 500 stranded people in Kinnaur, including 40 foreign nationals. On Saturday, only 29 people were...

A terrible price paid for plundering Dev Bhoomi

Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

After the last of the dead are counted and life begins afresh, we must not forget the lessons of the catastrophe that destroyed vast stretches of Uttarakhand Growing up in Singhbhum in the 1970s was vastly different from what it would be now —there or what passes for a city in...


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Task force to check illegal mining, not police

21 Aug 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

The Government has decided to form State-level task force led by Mining Secretary which will look into matters of illegal mining of minerals and sand in the State. Government spokesperson and Personnel Department Principal Secretary Nidhi Khare said on Sunday that similar task forces would be set up in districts, led by respective Deputy Commissioner (DC) and supported by members like District Mining Officer and Circle Officer, which will conduct...

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