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 […]

Forest Sting Op gets Cobra Poison worth Rs. 100 crore!

Forest Sting Op gets Cobra Poison worth Rs. 100 crore!

JALPAIGURI (North Bengal): Is China encouraging the smuggling of cobra venom? Forest officials in the North Bengal region believe so.  In ‘sting ‘operation, the forest department has seized of nine lbs of cobra venom worth over Rs 100 crore in international black market. It’s the second seizure over three months. So far, the department has […]

The great Pink onion heist

The great Pink onion heist

Onions are the flavour of the month. Only last week, the Dhanbad Chamber of commerce in Jharkhand state had a one day sale of onions at ‘cost price’ about Rs 30 a kg against the market price of Rs 50. But news also came in of onions been stolen from certain cities. In the biggest […]

Why Modi’s MHRD can’t spare Rs 10 crores for Bihar’s best Women’s empowerment program

Why Modi’s MHRD can’t spare Rs 10 crores for Bihar’s best Women’s empowerment program

Perhaps the largest of India’s women’s liberal education and empowerment movements, fuelled by the government if India in 1990, is being quietly throttled to death by the Narendra Modi government. Mahila Samakhya may end up singing its swan song even as it celebrates its silver jubilee year, with the centre first procrastinating, and then reluctantly […]

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

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 […]

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