Home » Entries posted by editor1 (Page 35)

Stories written by editor1
Student body whacks teacher on parents’ complaint

\ \ \ \

Student body whacks teacher on parents’ complaint

Imphal: In today’s new regime of ‘mollycoddling’ students, it is not unusual for pampered parents to call for the head of a teacher, if he happens takes his belt to the behind of a belligerent boy. ‘Corporal punishment’ in schools has been outlawed, no matter if some of the brats lounging on the school benches […]

More than bridges,  building Bihar the BRPNNL way

\ \ \

More than bridges, building Bihar the BRPNNL way

Twelve bridges coming up every month in Bihar! One can say that Bihar is bridging the development gap. In fact, in July 2013, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a record 127 bridges,built at a cost of 378 crore. Can any other state claim such achievement? The biggest hand behind this sort of achievement in Bihar […]

Bihar Livelihood Target:  educating 12 lakh rural women

\ \ \ \ \

Bihar Livelihood Target: educating 12 lakh rural women

Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion society, [Jeevika] and the Mass Education Directorate of the Education have joined hands to give over 12 lakh rural women basic educational inputs in the course of one year. Chief executive officer of Jeevika, N Vijaya Lakshmi and principal secretary, education, RK Mahajan signed a MoU with this aim on Monday. […]

Foul weather sends fowl prices flying in Bihar

\ \ \ \ \ \

Foul weather sends fowl prices flying in Bihar

PATNA: The poultry prices are shooting up along with the thermometer, putting many fowl eaters in a foul mood. Some buyers, watching the rates per kilo of dressed chicken touch Rs 200 from about Rs 160 in the span of a week have become decidedly chicken hearted about popping a pullet into their shopping carts. […]

NSUI stops trains for over one hour to protest Modi inaction

\ \ \ \

NSUI stops trains for over one hour to protest Modi inaction

National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) protested against Modi government yesterday by blocking trains between Patna Junction and Rajendra Nagar Terminal, creating inconvenience for passengers. The protests lasted for about an hour and a half , when the students were hauled away by the cops, and then later released. NSUI publicly was protesting the ‘ […]

60%  abused by daughters-in-law; 57 %  by sons

\ \ \ \ \ \

60% abused by daughters-in-law; 57 % by sons

The abuse of elderly people in India has risen drastically, says HelpAge India, a non-governmental organisation which fights isolation, poverty and neglect of the elderly. The NGO, working to secure senior citizens’ rights, has reported that elders here are facing a huge ‘crisis’. Shooting to a disturbing 50% of elders experiencing abuse, from last year’s […]

Get aware about elders abuse

\ \ \

Get aware about elders abuse

“Some years ago, I was visiting a grandmother who was looking after her two young grandchildren in a mountainous region of Uganda. We got out of the Land Rover with our country staff and walked over to her shamba, expecting to have a relaxed working day in the countryside. Instead we were greeted with the […]

Central Government projects in Bihar running out of steam?

\ \ \ \

Central Government projects in Bihar running out of steam?

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviewed the progress of the Centre- managed ‘big infrastructure projects’ in the state, and found that many of them appeared to be in ‘pause’ rather than ‘fast forward’ mode. At the review meeting, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar observed that though the state government had provided land for expansion […]

Volunteering to change mind-sets!

\ \

Volunteering to change mind-sets!

Ever since NDTV and other media picked up on what they call India’s ‘first’ lesbian themed ad, everyone seems to have an opinion. Here’s a piece written by a student of Mass Media, second year BMC, St. Xavier’s College, Patna. Has law failed to match the pace with which Indian society is changing? While the […]

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

\ \ \ \

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Governments should ensure that they follow the WHO guidelines and give all HIV infected people access to uninterrupted supply of medicines.  The right to health for HIV+ people can only be ensured fully  if governments decriminalize gay sex and sex work, says an appeal from GNP+ As the World Health Organisation (WHO) gathers to discuss […]

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

\ \

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

It is very disturbing that child labour is still an unsolved problem in the 21st century. On one hand we talk about achievements such as making a mark in space by successfully launching Mangalyaan to explore Mars, while on the other India is the largest hub of child labourers. Do we really deserve to feel […]