Jharkhand joined by Rural transport service soon

Jharkhand joined by Rural transport service soon

Ranchi: In Jharkhand, the state cabinet amended the motor vehicles regulations so that bus and trekker services can operate in rural areas, thus linking villages with block and district headquarters as well as state and national highways.   It is proposed that under Gramin Seva Yaan, (a rural public transport service), permits will be granted […]

Village Chiefs may declare war on Meghalaya Chief Minister

Village Chiefs may declare war on Meghalaya Chief Minister

Shillong: Tribal village chiefs in Meghalaya have threatened storm the main secretariat in Shillong early next month if the Mukul Sangma-led coalition government continued to poke its nose into their business. The announcement was made at a public rally which was attended by over a lakh people here coming from at least six Khasi Jaintia […]

Private coal mining to continue in Meghalaya?

Private coal mining to continue in Meghalaya?

Shillong: Private coal miners in Meghalaya were a bit jittery, because of rumours that the Modi government might just decide to shut down their operations. Meghalaya is the only state in India with privately owned mines, operated by the locals. Not long ago, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recommended the banning of coal mining in […]

Garo Hills: IB officer’s corpse found in jungle

Garo Hills: IB officer’s corpse found in jungle

Shillong, Meghalaya: In September, insurgents kidnapped them – a month later their corpses were found in a jungle. Bodies of Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Bikash Singh and a trader, who were kidnapped by insurgents in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district a month ago, were found buried in a jungle, says a report of the Press […]

The Wailers are gonna Wake Up Shillong and Calcutta

The Wailers are gonna Wake Up Shillong and Calcutta

SHILLONG: For the reggae lovers of Meghalaya and the northeast, it’s the penultimate dream come true. ‘One world’ and one love of music is bound to rock the scene as the ‘buffalo soldiers’ will sing ‘no woman no cry’ even as hundreds of fans will weep tears of unrestrained joy. It’s the late Bob Marley’s […]

Why Imphal isn’t a good place to visit right now

Why Imphal isn’t a good place to visit right now

Imphal: Hey tourists, don’t plan any visits to Manipur this month! It’s chaotic. Long lines at fuel pumps. People rushing to stores and buying up as many staples they can lay hands on. Why? Kukis and Nagas are up in arms. A 10-day blockade along Manipur’s feeder roads and another 48-hour bandh in the hill […]

Bihar Intellectual Forum: silly symbolism,futile fast?

Bihar Intellectual Forum: silly symbolism,futile fast?

On Saturday, there was a curious kind of ‘protest’ held for about three hours at the JP roundabout opposite Patna’s Maurya Hotel. A dozen or so people sat fairly quietly under a capony, ‘gently’ raising their voices against the growing intolerance and polarisation in India. The banner they huddled under was, “Bihar Intellectual Forum.” This […]

Rice vs Real estate : Modi rally in Vaishali?

Rice  vs Real estate : Modi rally in Vaishali?

Patna: Does the BJP care about the welfare of farmers or are they really going to facilitate the ‘real estate developers? A local newspaper carried the news that BJP men have ‘allegedly’ forced over 150 farmers in Sultanganj, near Hajipur in Vaishali district to ‘harvest’ their paddy crops nearly a month ahead of schedule so […]

How the EC obstructs Kaimur hill people from voting!

How the EC obstructs Kaimur hill people from voting!

Sasaram: Imagine walking some 25 kilometres to vote, and carrying enough food to last you three days? Well, would you take the trouble to vote if your polling booth was 12 to 25 kilometres away? The Election Commission of India, on the recommendations of Rohtas district administration, has allowed shifting of 12 booths supposed to […]

Khagaria Women stand up for ‘witch’: Panchayat cows down

Khagaria Women stand up for ‘witch’: Panchayat cows down

In the untamed interior villages of the Wild East that is Bihar, caste and community based Panchayats have a sway of their own, often imposing archaic forms of justice on the communities. Mahila Samakhya women often challenge patriarchy and superstition, and undermine those who want to use distorted religion or superstition to control communities. Now […]

‘Data can make positive difference in children’s life’

‘Data can make positive difference in children’s life’

The complexities of survey and census data on children were simplified in a special media workshop organised by UNICEF Bihar on Wednesday (Sept 30) in Hotel Patliputra Ashok. The workshop, titled Use of Data on Children for Children, provided an opportunity to media persons to strengthen their understanding on the different human and child development […]

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