Muzaffarpur Shelter rapes: NCW for speedy trail

Muzaffarpur Shelter rapes: NCW for speedy trail

Patna: “Culprits are culprits. They have no political affiliation. They are criminals in the eyes of law. And the Muzaffarpur incident is no exception,” National Commission for Women (NCW) member Sushma Sahu has told local media that those found guilty of sexual abuse of girls in the Muzaffarpur short stay home case would not be spared […]

LPG tanker ship Captain charged with Rash ‘Driving’

LPG tanker ship Captain charged with Rash ‘Driving’

Kochi, (Cochin, Kerala): Rash driving does not happen only on land. Authorities in Kochi have booked the captain of an LPG tanker for rash navigation when his vessel hit a fishing boat and capsized it. Ten fishermen were thrown into the sea. Two were injured. Police said the captain and crew of the ship have […]

Shelter homes in Bihar : a can of worms?

Shelter homes in Bihar : a can of worms?

Patna: It’s a crying shame! The very people entrusted to ‘protect’ the abandoned and at-risk girls in a state-approved shelter are now on trial for having sexually assaulted them. A member of the district protection unit meant to monitor homes for underprivileged children was sent to jail on Wednesday (June 6) on the charge of […]

Meghalaya CM frees his office of plastic

Meghalaya CM frees his office of plastic

SHILLONG:  –  Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s office has ‘seriously’ gone green. He asked his staff to make an earnest effort to build a  plastic-free environment. All the CM’s stationery and letterheads will be made from recycled paper. Sangma, a self-proclaimed environmentalist, walked six kilometres from his residence at 3rd Mile Upper Shillong to the […]

Humble clay cup makes a comeback on Campus

Humble clay cup makes a comeback on Campus

Jamshedpur: When Mr Lalu Prasad, as Union Minister for Railways introduced the earthen teacup or kulhar or chooka on Rajdhani trains, several people scoffed. Now, you may soon be drinking tea out of chookas in your college canteen! Acting on an advisory of the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed […]

Special Kids, Tarumitra Students act for Environment

Special Kids, Tarumitra Students act for Environment

Patna: Kids with physical disabilities and others organised a ‘run’ to spread green awareness on the eve of World Environment Day in the Bihar capital. State disabilities commissioner Shivajee Kumar led a  group of some a hundred citizens, young and old – the differently-abled children and their parents, gymnasts, social activists and environmentalists, in the event […]

Kids in water to protest school merger

Kids in water to protest school merger

Dhanbad: The new policy of ‘merging’ government schools by the state government forced school kids to protest by standing waist deep in water, reports a local daily. some 47 students from a primary school are protesting the government decision to merge their school with another, a middle school three kilometres away. The proposed school lacks basic […]

Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

SHILLONG:  A new ‘Citizenship (Amendment) Bill based on religion undermines the secular fabric of India, say several groups in the North east. In Shillong, the issue has stirred up several indigenous groups. They have strongly opposed the move of the Centre to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities […]

Patna Police vs Red Light Runners

Patna Police vs Red Light Runners

Patna: The police traffic department is pulling up its socks. Red light violators in Patna will now be spotted on specially made cameras, and e-challans sent to their registered addresses. The transport department on Sunday also took a decision to roll out the drive to issue e-challan against those who jump signals and the zebra […]

Bihar Police arrest poor caretaker for smuggling Royal Stag

Bihar Police arrest poor caretaker for smuggling Royal Stag

Even though Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ‘moralistic’  imposition of prohibition is far from popular in  ‘civilized circles’ in  Bihar, the police are doggedly doing their duty, we hear. A police team raided the ‘official residence’ allotted to one Dr. Chandeshwar Choudhary, a retired medical officer of a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at […]

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, […]