After struggling to find affordable office space in Mumbai, India’s financial hub, Sarabdeep Singh decided to move his startup company more than 1,500km north to Mohali, a town with a population of 176,000 in the state of Punjab.
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.
Sushil Mahla and Neelam Rani are hearing- and speech-impaired, but are grateful for their disablities. In Haryana, their relationship wouldn’t have transcended the fiercely defended boundaries of caste had they been “normal”.
“Sir jee, ek lakh rupay mein yeh dus rupay, rayi ke daane barabar hai. Hum iskakya karenge?(This Rs 10 amount makes a mustard size difference in my loan amount of Rs one lakh),” said Awadh Bihar, looking at the loan waiver certificate he was handed over by the bank earlier this week.
The Indian government might be keen to send the Rohingya Muslims packing to Myanmar but its consistent failure in deporting 11 of them, who have been languishing in Manipur jails for years, shows it’s easier said than done.
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[…]
Rohingya Muslims, widely regarded as the world’s most persecuted minority, have been forced to seek shelter in India and Bangladesh because they face an unimaginable level of violence back home.
Recent layoffs across India’s $150 billion information technology industry have left software engineers feeling insecure and looking at ways to protect their jobs.
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,[…]
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 Nations (UN) recently dubbed the Myanmar government’s self-proclaimed security operation as a case of “textbook ethnic cleansing”.