As Bihar reels under impact of floods, medicos on motorbikes emerge as symbols of hope-(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-(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-(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”.

Man who invested Rs 3 crore in Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s ‘MSG Resort’ commits suicide-(By Sat Singh)

Shocked and upset at the loss of crores of rupees he had invested in jailed Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s ‘MSG Resort’, a 47-year-old man of Charkhi Dadri district of Haryana killed himself on Friday. The man was also distressed at being insulted for his ties with the ‘Dongi rapist Baba’. This was the first suicide relating[…]

With Dera Sacha Sauda under police lens, villages near Sirsa become collateral damage-(By Manoj Kumar and Sat Singh)

The presence of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh still lingers on near his Dera (ashram) in Sirsa. Every time security officials or policemen stop a farmer from entering his own field, he looks towards the Dera and lets out a curse. Especially now, with the time ripe for harvesting cotton and spraying pesticides on[…]

Student of Ryan International School found dead: Distraught parents want probe, hope culprit is nabbed soon-(By Team 101Report ers)

A class II student of a private school in Gurugram was found murdered in the school premises on Friday morning. The boy, Pradyumna, was a student of Ryan International School in Bhondsi. Its officiating principal Neerja Batra said the school gardener saw his body lying in a pool of blood in the washroom meant for[…]

Kashmir unrest: Locals say militancy will continue till Centre amends its approach in Valley-(By Umar Manzoor​ Shah)

The Centre’s narrative that militancy is breathing its last in Jammu & Kashmir does not have many takers in the Valley. People say killing militants without resolving the issue for which they take up arms is a fruitless exercise. In July, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said militancy is on its last leg in[…]

Maharashtra farmers’ loan waiver: Marathwada is yet to recover from the effects of irregular rainfall – (By Bhakti Tambe)

Even as farmers’ strike in Maharashtra succeeded in forcing the hand of the government into announcing an unprecedented debt relief, the rain gods have given them no respite. Heavy rainfall began lashing the Marathwada region only on 20 August. Till then, the lack of moisture in the soil had already singed seeds of those who[…]