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 […]

Illegal Firecracker Unit kills 5, injures 18

Illegal Firecracker Unit  kills 5, injures 18

Bihar Sharif (Bihar):  An explosion rocked a crowded locality in Biharsharif township, sparking a major fire that took four hours to douse. Despite platitudes the illegal firecracker manufacturing units still exist in Bhar, putting hundreds at risk. Five people, including three children and a woman, were killed and 18 injured after an explosion in an […]

Bhojpuri, brother lingos to become Official in Jharkhand

Bhojpuri, brother lingos to become Official in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Four ‘Bihari’ langauges will soon become ‘official’ in Jharkhand via ordinance. The Jharkhand state cabinet on Wednesday (March 21) resolved to promulgate an ordinance to grant second official language status to Maithili, Angika, Bhojpuri and Magahi, in addition to 12 existing ones. As per 2011 Census report, 1,835,273, 656,393 and 114,184 people, respectively, speak […]

SC/ST Commission is defunct in Bihar

SC/ST Commission is defunct in Bihar

Patna: It’s a curious state of affairs for a Chief Minister whose media spiel is all about his concern for the dalits. The State Commission for SC & ST in  Nitish Kumar’s Bihar is non-functional for the past two years. The government seems to be ignoring the Patna High Court directive to remedy the situation. […]

57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

Gandhinagar: The last living space of the remaining 523 Asiatic Lions is under threat ! Over 57 hectares of forest area inside Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is under encroachment, the state government informed the Legislative Assembly, says a PTI report. Of these, 1.31 hectares had ‘religious structures’ on them. While responding to a written query […]

India bans Tibetan protests against China in Capital

India bans Tibetan protests against China in Capital

NEW DELHI: India has banned Tibetans from holding a rally with the Dalai Lama in New Delhi this month to mark the 60th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, officials said on Wednesday, as it tries to improve fraught ties with China, according to Reuters news Agency. However, they could hold a rally […]

Tripura goes to BJP

Tripura goes to BJP

Agartala: The BJP has stormed the Left citadel in Tripura. The BJP, a political non-entity in the state till the last Assembly election, has created an upset with  its poll ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), winning 40 out of the 59 Assembly seats. The BJP had got 1.54 per cent vote share […]

Nagaland: NPF with 27 seats, but BJP claims victory with 12 !

Nagaland: NPF with 27 seats, but  BJP claims victory with 12 !

Kohima, Mar 3 : Breaking the 15-year-old reign of the ruling Naga People s Front (NPF), the BJP-NDPP alliance, with three-time former chief minister Neiphiu Rio as its leader, is all set to form the new government in Nagaland, reports PTI. Counting of votes for 59 of the 60 Assembly seats in the state were […]