Elephant Menace riles locals in Assam

Elephant Menace riles locals in Assam

GUWAHATI: Tension prevailed in Goalpara district after locals blocked a highway on Saturday protesting against the Forest Department’s failure to control elephant attacks on villages that led to the death of three members of a family. Three members of a family — two women and a baby — were killed after a wild elephant raided […]

Cook food between 9 am and 6 pm in Bihar; end up in jail!

Cook food between 9 am and 6 pm in Bihar; end up in jail!

Bihar this week took the unprecedented step of forbidding any cooking over open fires between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., after fires swept through shantytowns and thatched-roof houses in villages and killed dozens. People were instead told to cook to night. While India remains in the midst of a heatwave that has killed more than […]

Bihar CM’s namesake almost sends flying slipper his way

Bihar CM’s namesake almost sends flying slipper his way

The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar almost received another flying slipper as an unwelcome gift when on Monday, a man from Arwal district supposedly attempted to shy  his footwear at him.  The fellow was arrested by the police. The incident occurred when the man, who is Mr Nitish Kumar’s namesake, came to meet the CM […]

Two RSS black flag wavers roughed up at Kanhaiya function

Two RSS black flag wavers roughed up at Kanhaiya function

PATNA: JN University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was  shown black flags at a function here by  two RSS workers who were roughed up by the some of the audience before being detained by the police for questioning. The two persons belonging to   ‘Youth Swaraj’,  showed black flags to the JNUSU president, besides raising slogan […]

No Kidding! ‘little directors’ launch on April 1

No Kidding!  ‘little directors’ launch on April 1

Bihar’s kids will get a shot at directing their own films, when Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) launches its countrywide campaign to bring the visual arts into schools. A series of filmmaking workshops for Bihar’s school kids will be started in several districts from April 1. CFSI Shravan Kumar, the society’s chief executive officer, announced […]

Declassified Tribes stop trains in Jharkhand

Declassified Tribes stop trains in Jharkhand

Bhuiyas and Pahariyas, are not Mahadalits, but in fact Tribal communities! And they’re organised in Jharkhand…. Tribal communities who were ‘derecognised’ as tribals once again were left with ‘no other option’ but to disrupt train services in protest! Schedules of over a dozen express and passenger trains passing through the districts of Pakur and Deoghar […]

Northeast proves that it can rock with the best!

Northeast proves that it can rock with the best!

Guwahati: The crowd started trickling into the stadium from 1.30pm. By 5.30pm, when the official function kicked off, the stands were almost chock-a-block. Bands from the Northeast – Salvator (Manipur), Still Waters (Sikkim), Purple Fusion (Nagaland), The Soul Rebels (Arunachal Pradesh), Boomarang (Mizoram) and others got the audience rocking since the afternoon. The evergreen “Bob […]

Cops say BJP VP killed for property deals

Cops say BJP VP killed for property deals

Patna: A shutdown in four districts: Buxar, Rohtas, Bhabhua and Bhojpur, called in protest against the murder of BJP state unit vice-president Visheshwar Ojha affected the daily life. According to the sources, the supporters of Ojha, instigated by the political forces, forced the markets to shut down, burnt tyres and blocked the Ara-Patna, Ara-Sasaram, Ara-Mohania main roads. […]

Sand mining MLA rapes minor, burrows underground

Sand mining MLA rapes minor, burrows underground

Patna: The deputy general of Police, Shalin  is trying to catch  an  RJD MLA from Nawada, Rajballabh Prasad, who apparently raped a 15 year old girl over the past weekend. This  took place on February 6 at the MLA’s residence at Pathra under the Mufossil police station in Nawada district. Police say the girl , […]

Jharkhand launches colour-coded booze bottles

Jharkhand launches colour-coded booze bottles

Ranchi: From today, residents of Jharkhand can easily identify ‘genuine’ liquor. The Jharkhand excise department has hit upon an excellent idea to root out spurious liquor, especially the hooch from the infamous Namkum stills. The state excise department has introduced holographic adhesive labels on each bottle of liquor being sold across Jharkhand from February 1.This, […]

Bihar MLA tangles with teenager, Dad files police case!

Bihar MLA tangles with teenager, Dad files police case!

PATNA: Now the Congress Party in Bihar should be red in the face! It’s a story of (politically) fatal attraction. The Congress MLA from Bikram in Patna district, Siddharth, and one of his aides has been named for the ‘kidnapping’ of a minor. His aide, Mukesh, was also named in the FIR. Siddharth had won […]

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