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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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