Forest festival at Bio-Reserve

Forest festival at Bio-Reserve

Get them young! Some 125 kindergarten kids toddled around Taru Mitra bio reserve to breathe in the sights and sounds of the forest, and of course to plant their very first tree! Tarumitra, ‘friends of trees’ started the gala celebrations of Van Mahotsav on July 27 in its Digha based bio-reserve with students, interns, volunteers […]

People’s struggle for food in Bihar

People’s struggle for food in Bihar

Right to Food is equally important as any other fundamental right. Food is one of the most basic Human needs for survival, linked to the right to life. At a recent event organised in Patna by Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti (BDVS) and Lok Manch, a movement to ensure food security for the poor, several people […]

National River Waterway Project: Dream or Disaster?

National River Waterway Project:  Dream or Disaster?

Patna: From 2014, the government of India is reviving the idea of building big dams. It’s not a good idea, say activists. River linking also has severe ecological consequences. Fish, dolphins, livelihood are at stake, and also food on your plate will disappear, as the freshwater marine life will die due to dredging, and pollution. National […]

A Pressing Day’s work

A Pressing Day’s work

Patna has grown from a simple city to almost a metro. With the rise in population, new buildings, more cars, more offices and shopping complexes, life has also become very fast and complicated. In the shadow of the high rise apartments, you may see a man and his thela or moving cart. On this cart […]

Women Farmers demand Recognition, Justice!

Women Farmers demand Recognition, Justice!

Patna : The hard fact that even though women do a substantial part of agricultural work, the State Government or official machinery refuses to acknowledge them as full-fledged farmers. Women in farming or ‘Mahila Kisan’ met at the state capital to compare notes, share their success stories as well as problems and challenges. A State […]

Special provision for Drug Abuse Victims

Special provision for Drug Abuse Victims

The increase in the abuse of drugs and substances in Bihar is a worrying reality. The National Legal Services Authority is addressing this and working for the eradication of the drug menace. NLSA is introducing a scheme called ‘legal services to the victim of drug abuse and eradication of drug menace’. The objective of the […]

Patna Municipal Corporation news: 500 toilets and more!

Patna Municipal Corporation news: 500 toilets and more!

Patna: All Patna Municipal Corporation workers will get the benefits of the seventh pay commission, as well as IDs equipped with a GPS tracker! The proposal of providing identity cards equipped with global positioning (GPS) tracker to PMC workers and of extending benefits of seventh pay commission to all corporation workers also got approved at […]

Vertical Garden Now In Bihar

Vertical Garden Now In Bihar

Patna: The Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Limited (BRPNNL) has begun executing a plan to equip the pillars of the city’s flyovers with vertical gardens consisting of air-purifying plants to curb air pollution. Nilgiri Publicity is the advertising company that is implementing the project in the guidance of BRPNNL. Pillar number 89 of Raja Bazaar flyover, […]

Electoral rolls revision in Sikkim

Electoral rolls revision in Sikkim

GANGTOK, June 6 – Sikkim’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) R Telang today directed all booth-level officers (BLOs) to carry out ‘a 100 percent house-to-house verification of voters in the State. He issued the specific direction to all BLOs at a meeting through video conferencing with all District Election Officers (DEOs) to review the progress on […]

Bihar soon to have Dolphin Research Center

Bihar soon to have Dolphin Research Center

Patna : It is good news for the Dolphin lovers; the Patna University will soon have the Ganga Dolphin Research Centre. The proposal for the Research Center will be put forward at the syndicate, said a senior university official. The chief minister Nitish Kumar has asked the PU administration to provide land for the research […]

MGC University, Bihar gets 10 percent land: Happy!

MGC University, Bihar  gets 10 percent land: Happy!

Motihari (Bihar): Mahatma Gandhi Central University of Bihar, now running out of a makeshift campus located on the premises of Zila school is set to get 33 acres for its ‘permanent campus’. It is only about 10 percent of what is needed.  According to the original plan, the university is to  be given 302 acres […]

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