Students vote for renewable energy

Students vote for renewable energy

PATNA: Politicians wake up! In your quest for power, remember that the people need power: the electric kind. Make ‘renewable energy’ an issue on your manifesto, say students from some 30 schools in Bihar. Reaching out to more than 50,000 people seeking their support for renewable energy, students and their parents have urged all the […]

When the girls came out to play, why Sanjay Dutta ran away?

When the girls came out to play, why Sanjay Dutta ran away?

With no holds barred, and no ‘disrespect’ to anyone be it Sanjay Dutta, Minati Chaklanovis, or Sister Marie Jessie, Newsnet one editor Frank Krishner continues to ask questions. In a fast changing narrative, what was first a complaint of inappropriate classroom behaviour by a Patna Women’s College teacher, has now been changed to ‘sexual assault’. […]

Patna Women’s College: Loss of Innocence

Patna Women’s College: Loss of Innocence

Frank Krishner asks some searching questions, it’s for the College Administration to find the answers! The past few days have been particularly traumatic for the ‘veteran’ professors of Patna Women’s College. Why? Because there is this overpowering sense of a loss of innocence. The students, with some tacit support from inside and outside forces (one […]

Police vs ‘predator’ Professor of Patna Women’s College

Police vs ‘predator’ Professor of  Patna Women’s College

Patna: A Patna Women’s College (PWC) student’s complaint about sexual harassment went viral on whatsapp, and that prompted the Patna Police on Tuesday to move against Sanjay Dutta, a male teacher of the college’s department of Mass Communication. Patna SSP Vikas Vaibhav said and added the harassed girls should come forward and help police in […]

Bihar Govt raids AIIMS-Patna, lures residents!

Bihar Govt raids AIIMS-Patna, lures residents!

The Bihar government is ‘poaching’ senior residents from AIIMS-Patna, ‘luring’ the residents to government-run hospitals. The government formed a special panel in May to select senior residents for the state-run hospitals. The initiative was aimed at filling vacancies for the position in different medical college and hospitals in Bihar. Interviews were conducted recently and about […]

Ganga Devi’s legacy erased from National Crafts Museum

Ganga Devi’s legacy erased from National Crafts Museum

NEW DELHI: Biharis, specially those who live in Mithilanchal,are going to be aghast at this news. Beautiful ceiling-to-floor murals by renowned Madhubani artist, the late Ganga Devi, have been erased as part of a new modernization plan at the National Crafts Museum. The room, a Mithila style kohbar ghar, where marriages are solemnized and consummated […]

Bihar CM explains PM Modi’s ‘repackaged myth’

Bihar CM explains PM Modi’s ‘repackaged myth’

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has once again pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘special package’ worth Rs 1.25 lakh crore to the state is a “repackaged myth.” He reiterated his demand for special category status to the state supplemented with formula-based transfer of additional grants in aid in a fair manner. In […]

Manipur ILP issue : heading towards civil war?

Manipur ILP issue : heading towards civil war?

The Manipur bills to curtail the rights of ‘non-locals’ has ruffled feathers beyond the state boundaries. It has become a hills versus valley issue. Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla and several organisations based in Assam and Manipur have urged the Centre not to give consent to the three controversial bills passed by the Manipur Assembly […]

Govt throttles Greenpeace India funding

Govt throttles Greenpeace India funding

No more greenbacks for Greenpeace India. Let’s say that the Modi government sees red whenever an NGO talks green.  The Central government cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace India to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says. In what Greenpeace calls “another attempt to silence criticism”, the Narendra Modi government cancelled the NGO’s FCRA papers, the […]

To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

They came with bulldozers and broke down the school walls, even as children wept. That’s how an anti-encroachment drive on the banks of Harmu rivulet, that passes through Ranchi town went, on the day before Teacher’s day. For the 100 odd kids studying at this government school, it’s feels like an end to their school […]

‘NaMo, what’s your beef with women’s empowerment?’ ask 2 lakh Bihar women

‘NaMo, what’s your beef with women’s empowerment?’ ask 2 lakh Bihar women

Smriti Irani, who heads the Ministry of HRD will soon have another major headache. The clandestine move to scuttle the country’s most successful women’s education and empowerment programme, Mahila Samakhya, may backfire, as lakhs of rural women from some 11 states have initiated a postcard campaign to demand answers from the Modi government. Representatives from […]

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