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Wi-Fi, Retiring rooms, Safer water at Patna Rly Stn

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Wi-Fi, Retiring rooms, Safer water at Patna Rly Stn

PATNA: Hey Patna railway travellers. Soon you will not have to get bored waiting for late trains. On September 15, guess what! Patna Junction will have free Wi-Fi facility for passengers, so says Danapur divisional railway manager (DRM) Ramesh Kumar Jha . What’s more, passengers will soon be able to know the exact running status […]

Musahar Marketing & Bihar Politics

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Musahar Marketing & Bihar Politics

‘Musahar marketing’ in the politics of Bihar is the new mantra. Some point out that emergence of Jitan Ram Manjhi on Bihar political scene has made the Dalit politics of the state ‘Musahar centric’. In the ensuing “game of political musical chairs,” poll pundits are knitting their brows over the ‘Musahar vote’. For the past […]

Archbishop speaks of family in Patna run-up to Jubilee

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Archbishop speaks of family in Patna run-up to Jubilee

PATNA: The Catholic Church is gearing up for celebrating the jubilee year of the ‘Divine mercy’ , and Bihar plans to celebrate it with a slew of ‘events’ in its various parishes. The Most Reverend Archbishop of Patna William D’Souza SJ on Wednesday, speaking to some 200 delegates, and many ‘youth’ from different parishes, chose […]

Bihar’s first Musahar CM no longer an MLA

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Bihar’s first Musahar CM no longer an MLA

PATNA: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday resigned as the member of Bihar legislative assembly, his close aide Danish Rizwan told PTI. Manjhi met the legislative assembly acting secretary Hare Ram Mukhiya handed over his resignation letter. Mukhiya said that Jiten Manjhi met him in his office and submitted a letter quitting […]

Gaya ‘gaonwallahs’ Greed grounds Airports flying hopes

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Gaya ‘gaonwallahs’ Greed grounds Airports flying hopes

GAYA: Villagers in Gaya have got greedy and are demanding ‘unreasonably high’ prices for land adjacent to the Gaya airport, say media reports. A hundred acres of land are needed for the expansion and modernization of the Gaya airport. The people of Hario and three other villages have virtually paralysed the project aimed at increasing […]

Did CRPF frame and kill Christian Couple in Orissa?

Did CRPF frame and kill Christian Couple in Orissa?

Bhubhaneshwar (Orissa): A Christian couple from the village of Pangalipdar, in Kandhamal (Odisha), has been missing for three days, probably killed by members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the country’s largest paramilitary force. Local media reported the fact as an encounter with Maoist guerrillas that ended with the killing of some militants. “This […]

Railways rolls out Solar lit coaches

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Railways rolls out Solar lit coaches

From coal engines puffing smoke to gleaming solar-powered coaches, the Indian Railways have come a long way. Soon, Railway coaches in India may generate most of the power to run lights and fans. Indian Railways has rolled out a non-AC coach of Rewari-Sitapur passenger train lit by solar panels installed on its roof . This […]

Bihar Govt offices sans plastic-packaged water

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Bihar Govt offices sans plastic-packaged water

Patna: The Bihar government is doing its bit to reduce plastic waste. Packaged plastic mineral water bottles are out, filtered water in tumblers are in. Bihar’s chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh has directed the heads of all government departments ensure that the ban on non-biodegradable ‘plastic water bottles’ is followed strictly in meetings, events and […]

Police hound local inventor  after tragic accident in Bihar

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Police hound local inventor after tragic accident in Bihar

Patna: The Munger administration has an axe to grind with Bihari Jugaad (ingenuity).The Munger district administration has banned the use made mobile flourmills in the district following Monday’s tragedy in which a mobile flour mill blew up killing four children. The district magistrate has asked his officials to take legal action against those who manufacture […]