Muzaffarpur Child Abuse case: CBI goes in new direction

Muzaffarpur Child Abuse case: CBI goes in new direction

Patna: The worms keep crawling out of the Muzaffarpur Home Child abuse scam. Now, media reports tell us that former social welfare minister Kumari Manju Verma and her husband, ex legislator Chandeshwar Verma, are in trouble after a CBI team found  of 50 live cartridges (bullets) of different guns during a search at their ancestral […]

Shravan – Month of festivals

Shravan – Month of festivals

The Hindu Month of Shravan begins from July, and is mainly celebrated in North India. This month is observed as month of Lord Shiva. People perform Puja and women observe fast on every Monday. In Shravan pilgrims go on “KANWAR” journey to Devghar Shiva’s temples. This journey is basically completed by walking to the temples. […]

Media sees ‘politics’ in Muzaffarpur Shelter case reactions

Media sees ‘politics’ in Muzaffarpur Shelter case reactions

The Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal has begun to have political dimensions, according to reports in a leading national daily. For the last two weeks, the Opposition parties may have been unsparing in criticism of the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar on the Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes case, but it the ruling alliance partner BJP put […]

Child rescued from Borewell in Bihar

Child rescued from Borewell in Bihar

Munger: Several people in Bihar were gripped by the news that a child had fallen into a borewell, and throughout the evening many were glued to the live transmissions happening from Monghyr (Munger) on their smart phones. At about 10 pm, there was a huge sigh of relief and profound admiration for the Disaster management […]

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

Guwahati: Now that the ‘final draft’ of the National register of Citizenship’ has been prepared for Assam, the truth dawns that this is going to be a real political, logistical  headache. The question is, what will the Assam government, and Government at New Delhi actually do with some 40 lakh people whose names aren’t on […]

Queen of Hills loses Innocence: Child, Teenager, raped

Queen of Hills loses Innocence:  Child, Teenager, raped

Darjeeling: ‘What’s wrong with India?’ a bewildered citizen asked on hearing news of two minor girls raped in different parts of Darjeeling over the past two days. The ‘rarest of the rare’ cases of crime are no longer rare, they have been springing up all over the country. Now the Queen of the Hills has […]

If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

Patna:  Institutions for girls set up under the Juvenile Justice Act are now coming repeatedly under the ‘scanner’. A two-member team of the Bihar state commission for protection of child rights (BSCPCR) visited a Hajipur-based short stay home for girls yesterday (July 21) to look into allegations that he inmates (all minors) were ‘sexually exploited’, […]

15 Medical Students punished for Hazing Juniors

15 Medical Students punished for Hazing Juniors

Patna: Fifteen medical students have been suspended for hazing their juniors. This follows an uproar on the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) campus earlier this month (July 4), when some students registered an FIR with the Shastri Nagar police. The IGIMS management on Thursday suspended the 15 MBBS students of the 2013, 2014 […]

Assam prevents rabble rousing by Hindu right-wing group

Assam prevents rabble rousing by Hindu right-wing group

Guwahati: City police on Tuesday thwarted the perceived attempts of Pravin Togadia, president of the newly floated Antarashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) to stir up communal hatred in Assam, by preventing him from attending any function and making “inflammatory” speeches that could hurt sentiments of minorities, ahead of the release of the final draft of the […]

Transwomen as special Security guards in Bihar?

Transwomen as special Security guards in Bihar?

Reshma Prasad, Bihar’s best known transgender activist, has mooted a proposal that TGs be deployed as security guards in Observation and Special homes run under the JJ Act. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar went on to ask officials to figure out if transgender persons (read transwomen) could serve as security guards at remand homes, short stay […]

Assam tea industry: a bitter cup?

Assam tea industry: a bitter cup?

The factors leading to the present crisis in  Assam State’s tea industry include below average production, inferior quality of tea produced in a large number of factories, poor price realisation and failure to make reasonable profit, among others. Moreover, unwillingness of a sizeable number of the children of the tea garden workers to work in […]