Christopher Lee: Iconic Villain

Christopher Lee: Iconic Villain

Sir , It was sad to read the news of the death of Christopher Lee, who essayed the iconic role of Count Dracula. With his demise, a glorious chapter in the world of cinema has come to an end. Lee, a British actor who earned a knighthood, had devoted his long acting career to portraying […]

Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

A fire at one railway station has sent airfares through the roof! The recent fire accident Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh is to blame. Air fares have gone up on Chennai-Delhi sector as Indian railways have cancelled trains to Delhi and other destinations after a fire accident at Itaris railway station has thrown traffic on one […]

Celebrating Music of the World

Celebrating Music of the World

Hello, hello, hello. Wake up to World Music day! World Music Day celebrated on June 21 has become a worldwide phenomenon. Countries across the world rejoice and celebrate in their own unique way.  It’s a National Holiday in France! The day also known as Fete de la Musique was a music festival, which began in […]

Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

Since 2008, People in the Kosi belt fear devastation by floods. At that time the whole communication network was totally wiped out. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar then promised to ensure development of the entire region. A promise that took him four years to fulfil in the form of Baluaha Ghat bridge or ‘Kosi Mahasetu’. This […]

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 […]