A Pastoral Ministry of Applause ?

A Pastoral Ministry of Applause ?

The Sunday before Pentecost is observed as World Communication Sunday in Catholic Churches. Today, May 13, is the 52nd World Communication Day. This Sunday also happens to be the second Sunday of May, which is also popularly called ‘Mothers’ Day’. Mothers are supposedly good communicators (and so are Mothers-in-Law, I hear), so this is a very […]

Kids in water to protest school merger

Kids in water to protest school merger

Dhanbad: The new policy of ‘merging’ government schools by the state government forced school kids to protest by standing waist deep in water, reports a local daily. some 47 students from a primary school are protesting the government decision to merge their school with another, a middle school three kilometres away. The proposed school lacks basic […]

Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

SHILLONG:  A new ‘Citizenship (Amendment) Bill based on religion undermines the secular fabric of India, say several groups in the North east. In Shillong, the issue has stirred up several indigenous groups. They have strongly opposed the move of the Centre to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities […]

Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

A month earlier, the Central body of Bharatiya Janata Party were all praise for the Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb. The party had even compared him of having the charisma of Bollywood actor, but due to his controversial remarks back to back within the first month of his government, has compelled the Prime Minister, […]

Patna Police vs Red Light Runners

Patna Police vs Red Light Runners

Patna: The police traffic department is pulling up its socks. Red light violators in Patna will now be spotted on specially made cameras, and e-challans sent to their registered addresses. The transport department on Sunday also took a decision to roll out the drive to issue e-challan against those who jump signals and the zebra […]

Here’s why Overload is over-Costly

Here’s why Overload is over-Costly

Sir, Public transportation is an important part of the nation’s economy. Rickshaws are mode of human powered transport and it is referred to as a runner drawn two wheeled cart which seats 1 to 2 person. Rickshaw pullers in Patna are migrants from different parts of Bihar who do not get job because they don’t […]

Shillong Blues

Shillong Blues

Sir, Shillong is becoming a traffic nightmare, thanks to ‘enterprising inhabitants. Commercial vehicles from neighboring Assam are flooding the city streets in such a manner that their presence is ubiquitous. There is not a single road or lane in the city, observed residents, where one cannot see these vehicles either entering or being parked. Their […]

Shock, Shame, Politics, Protests, and a tight-lipped Prime Minister

Shock, Shame, Politics, Protests, and a tight-lipped Prime Minister

Fact: For generations, nomadic groups and their herds have wandered across the plains and hills of northern India. Fact: During the winter, they lease pastures from Hindu farmers for their animals to graze. Fact: In recent years, certain vested interests, posing as ‘Hindu’ leaders have been carrying out intimidation campaigns against the nomads in Jammu. […]

LGBTQ rights on Jamshedpur Campus?

LGBTQ rights on Jamshedpur Campus?

Five days ago, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand witnessed its first Pride Parade. Following the Pride Parade by the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community on April 7, a steel city-based social outfit has formed a committee to spread awareness on LGBTQ rights. The emphasis, however appears more to be on transgender rights, but it […]

Bandh against reservation turns ugly in Bihar

Bandh against reservation turns ugly in Bihar

Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Central minister Upendra Kushwaha was stopped, abused and roughed up near Hajipur in Vaishali during yesterday’s Bharat Bandh against reservation. Kushwaha had cancelled his  Motihari jaunt to attend the concluding function of the Champaran Satyagraha centenary  at which Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest. Kushwaha, […]

Unicef and friends say Radio will help Make Bihar ‘cleaner’

Unicef and friends say Radio will help Make Bihar ‘cleaner’

Patna, 4 April, 2018 :Lohiya Swachh Bihar Abhiyan (LSBA), Department of Rural Development, GoB, with support from UNICEF organized a Workshop with Radio Jockeys/ content creators on the theme of `Chalo Champaran — Satyagrah to Swacchhagrah’ in Patna. This interactive workshop brought together creative radio professionals from private FM, community radio stations and government broadcasters, […]

Incompetent Bihar Police goads Woman to file for Divorce

Incompetent Bihar Police goads Woman to file for Divorce

Patna: The incompetence of the district machinery to stop the non-stop noise pollution by a local temple, has forced a young woman to seek a divorce in Bihar’s Vaishali district. Interestingly, the paper also reported that instead of addressing the core complaint, the police officials allegedly ‘declared’ the woman ‘mentally challenged’ and advised her in-laws […]