BHU fears more protests, varsity shut till 3 Oct: No girl here who hasn’t been molested, say students-(By Amit Singh and Saurabh Sharma)

The iconic Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which has been hit by student unrestsince 21 September following an alleged incident of sexual assault, wore a curfew-like look today but its troubles will not be over as long as campus security is not taken seriously by the university authority.

As Bihar reels under impact of floods, medicos on motorbikes emerge as symbols of hope-(By Ganesh Prasad)

Till a fortnight ago, 18 doctors on 18 motorcycles were riding out to 132 flood-hit villages in Bainsa division of Purnia district to treat people taken ill with water-borne diseases. The August floods affected more than 1.3 crore lives in 21 districts of Bihar, killing at least 514 people. Purnia was one of the worst-hit[…]

Normalcy returns to villages along India-China border after 72-day-long Doka La standoff ends-(By Sujal Pradhan)

Travel planner Bimla Rai sports a smile. Bookings are once again being registered. People from far and near want to visit Nathu La and areas close to Doka La where the Indian Army and the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had a tense stand-off for 72 days. The stand-off ended on 28 August. Since then,[…]

Rohingya Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir Part I: Refugees tell harrowing tales of abuse and mayhem-(By Safeena Wani)

Many Rohingya Muslims might have fled Myanmar and sought refuge in India, but news from back home — of their brethren being persecuted — never fails to send shivers down their spines. Case in point: The United Natio​​ns (UN) recently dubbed the Myanmar government’s self-proclaimed security operation as a case of “textbook ethnic cleansing”.