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Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

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Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

NEW DELHI/ PATNA: While Gorkhas living in Assam are demanding scheduled tribe status, an enterprising Nepali association in Patna has been aligning with the VHP-BJP combine in the hope of placing a demand for some job reservations for people of Nepali origin in case the BJP comes to power in the state. Indian Gorkhas resident […]

High voltage politics, low voltage power supply!

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High voltage politics, low voltage power supply!

While North India bakes in the summer heat, and people drop dead like flies, Biharis are hot under their collective collars. The reason: though there may be high voltage political drama sparking action packed moves in the state capital, the ordinary person suffers from power cuts and low power supply! Ravi Ranjan Kumar reports:   […]

Bihar bootlegs Maggi, bracing for pasta Black-market?

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Bihar bootlegs Maggi, bracing for pasta Black-market?

Patna: Thanks to the ban on Nestle’s Maggi noodles, the bootlegging has begun in Bihar. Though the brand is off the shelves in all the big stores, die hard consumers are being serviced ‘under the table’ in several shops in Patna’s by-lanes. As stocks dwindle, the asking price has been upped by a couple of […]

Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

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Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

In the state of Bihar, pre-occupied with caste politics, are any of the political parties committed enough to address one of the hazardous issues -brick kilns’ adverse impact on environment? Bypassing the environmental norms, continuous emission from some six hundred brick kilns regularly mutltiply the density of air pollutants in the Bihar capital. The fuels used […]

Bihar: bridging records

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Bihar: bridging records

Name one Indian state that has been inaugurating one new bridge every alternate day for the past eight years. Answer: Bihar! Believe it or not, this is really happening in Bihar, the state counted among the least developed in India. The genie that sprung out of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s development the bottle is the […]

Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

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Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

A BJP MP from Uttarakhand has introduced a Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha as a Private Member Bill, to legally facilitate members of the Scheduled Caste Valmiki sect to become priests in Hindu temples if they wish to do so after receiving due training for the job. The Valmikis are traditionally employed as […]

Raping lesbians: fair game in Kingston Town

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Raping lesbians: fair game in Kingston Town

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica may sound so cool and fun-loving on a Harry Belafonte album, but Kingston town can be a dark horror story for non-straight people. Equal rights activists say that queer people are often the victims of violent sexual attacks as ‘punishment’ for not fitting social norms. It is an attitude all too common […]

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