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 […]

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, […]

Meghalaya Village has first plastic road of Northeast

Meghalaya Village has first plastic road of Northeast

Shillong: The villagers of Nongkynjeng  in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills now have a durable road built of plastic waste and bitumen. They owe it to  Padma Shri Rajagopalan Vasudevan from Tamil Nadu . His technology  has made their road more durable and offered Meghalaya a solution to the growing problem of plastic waste. This is the […]

SBI to lessen pocket pinch on AMB defaulters

SBI to lessen pocket pinch on AMB defaulters

Mumbai:  Good news for many harried people. The State Bank of India has reduced its charges on non-maintenance of an average monthly balance (AMB) in savings account by up to 75 per cent, effective April 1. The charges for non-maintenance of AMB for customers in metro and urban centres have been reduced from a maximum […]

Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

Iodized salt is one way to make sure that our young children avoid cretinism, goitre and other brain deficiencies. Iodized salt adds nutrition to a child’s meal. India began its salt iodization programme in 1962 following studies demonstrating the links between goiter and iodine deficiency. After an initial period of low political priority, strong government […]

Amazon’s amazing seller base success

Amazon’s amazing seller base success

New Delhi, Feb 18: E-commerce major Amazon.in today said it has crossed the 3-lakh seller base in less than five years of the company s operations in India. Of this, one lakh new merchants were on-boarded in seven months. Amazon, which is locked in an intense battle with homegrown rival Flipkart, has been aggressively ramping […]

Amazon is Prime, Netflix runner up

Amazon is Prime, Netflix runner up

Despite entering India a year after Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video service has pipped the former. At the end of 2017, Prime held nearly 10% of the total over-the-top (OTT) streaming market with over 610,000 subscribers, according to data shared by London-based IHS Markit with Quartz. In comparison, Netflix, which launched its video service in India […]

AIR Dibrugarh: Golden Birthday!

AIR Dibrugarh: Golden Birthday!

DIBRUGARH (Assam): – Radio, someone still loves you. And there’s no doubt that All India Radio Dibrugarh is planning a great celebration on its Golden Birthday. Lohit Deka, head of programming says there will be some three thousand new programmes over AIR Dibrugarh this golden jubilee year! All the programmes to be broadcast during the golden […]

Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

The founding father of Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti, Father Dr. Jose Kananaikil , died on Friday, January 12, 2008. He was 83. His body was laid to rest in XTTI Cemetery, Digha, Patna, on Sunday, Jan 14. A large number of Dalit leaders, social activists and members of civil society paid their last respects to […]

If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

Every day, we hear of horrible atrocities that have taken place against girls and women in India. This is despite the fact that as a country, we can boast of having some of the most progressive policies and civic movements. It is despite the fact that we have the world’s largest pool of elected women […]

Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) : The rich hues of tribal and folk culture of the state will be showcased come Christmas day, in  a national level event to be held at Bistupur in Jamshedpur. Organised jointly by Calcutta-based Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), city-based NGO Kalamandir and Tata Steel, the All India Folk, Tribal and Craft Fair […]

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

It was a pure joy for some 700 children and accompanying adults at the VIVA Nirmal Anand winter celebration and Christmas party for children at risk. And what gave  contributed to the joy was the love and generosity of the first year Media undergraduates from St Xavier’s College, Patna. These students organised and ran a […]