Incompetent Bihar Police goads Woman to file for Divorce

Incompetent Bihar Police goads Woman to file for Divorce

Patna: The incompetence of the district machinery to stop the non-stop noise pollution by a local temple, has forced a young woman to seek a divorce in Bihar’s Vaishali district. Interestingly, the paper also reported that instead of addressing the core complaint, the police officials allegedly ‘declared’ the woman ‘mentally challenged’ and advised her in-laws […]

Illegal Firecracker Unit kills 5, injures 18

Illegal Firecracker Unit  kills 5, injures 18

Bihar Sharif (Bihar):  An explosion rocked a crowded locality in Biharsharif township, sparking a major fire that took four hours to douse. Despite platitudes the illegal firecracker manufacturing units still exist in Bhar, putting hundreds at risk. Five people, including three children and a woman, were killed and 18 injured after an explosion in an […]

Bhojpuri, brother lingos to become Official in Jharkhand

Bhojpuri, brother lingos to become Official in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Four ‘Bihari’ langauges will soon become ‘official’ in Jharkhand via ordinance. The Jharkhand state cabinet on Wednesday (March 21) resolved to promulgate an ordinance to grant second official language status to Maithili, Angika, Bhojpuri and Magahi, in addition to 12 existing ones. As per 2011 Census report, 1,835,273, 656,393 and 114,184 people, respectively, speak […]

SC/ST Commission is defunct in Bihar

SC/ST Commission is defunct in Bihar

Patna: It’s a curious state of affairs for a Chief Minister whose media spiel is all about his concern for the dalits. The State Commission for SC & ST in  Nitish Kumar’s Bihar is non-functional for the past two years. The government seems to be ignoring the Patna High Court directive to remedy the situation. […]

57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

Gandhinagar: The last living space of the remaining 523 Asiatic Lions is under threat ! Over 57 hectares of forest area inside Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is under encroachment, the state government informed the Legislative Assembly, says a PTI report. Of these, 1.31 hectares had ‘religious structures’ on them. While responding to a written query […]

Tripura goes to BJP

Tripura goes to BJP

Agartala: The BJP has stormed the Left citadel in Tripura. The BJP, a political non-entity in the state till the last Assembly election, has created an upset with  its poll ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), winning 40 out of the 59 Assembly seats. The BJP had got 1.54 per cent vote share […]

Nagaland: NPF with 27 seats, but BJP claims victory with 12 !

Nagaland: NPF with 27 seats, but  BJP claims victory with 12 !

Kohima, Mar 3 : Breaking the 15-year-old reign of the ruling Naga People s Front (NPF), the BJP-NDPP alliance, with three-time former chief minister Neiphiu Rio as its leader, is all set to form the new government in Nagaland, reports PTI. Counting of votes for 59 of the 60 Assembly seats in the state were […]

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

JORHAT, (Assam): Rare orchids were seized from a privately owned ‘bio-diversity park’ which is believed to be a front for smuggling of  plants. Smuggling of rare and endangered plants is a lucrative business. Bokakhat Police (on March 2) seized samples of “three endangered species of orchid” from the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kohora […]

Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Aizawl: Mizoram’s most popular and biggest festival, Chapchar Kut began today (March 1) at Lammual or Assam Rifles Ground here with fanfare and cultural fervour. It was the first Chapchar Kut festival ever celebrated for two days with a theme “Sem sem dam dam, ei bil thi thi,” the Mizo saying for “Those who hoard […]

Ranchi schools to submit RTE Quota details

Ranchi schools to submit  RTE Quota details

Ranchi: Are private schools complying with the 25% quota for underprivileged children? Private schools in Ranchi district have to furnish detailed reports of admissions by March 5. District superintendent of education (DSE) Shivendra Kumar said the purpose of seeking the data was to find out if all schools were following the  RTE guidelines and making […]

Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

New Delhi, Mar 1 : Delhi High Court is keen to have the district courts pull up their socks, and shape up. Punctuality of judicial officers, working atmosphere, and cleanliness were on their check-list. Several Delhi High Court judges led by Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Gita Mittal today carried out surprise inspection of the six […]

Bihar Council backs Unpaid University Teachers

Bihar Council backs Unpaid University Teachers

Patna: Around 40,000 serving and retired college and university teachers and employees haven’t been paid in the past five months, and the issue rose in the Bihar Legislative Council on Wednesday.  Members cutting across party lines took up the cause and called for government intervention to resolve it. Congress MLC Dilip Kumar Chaudhary raised the […]