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 […]

Musahar Marketing & Bihar Politics

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

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

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

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 […]