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Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

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Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

The earth is our teacher, and every winter, Taru Mitra demonstrates just that through the noisy, joyous organic rice harvesting festival. The fields attached to the Taru Mitra bio-reserve in Patna were swarming with students, teachers, a group of transgender friends, and even the Bihar Minister for Agriculture. They all had sickles in their hands […]

Bank Officer nabbed as Toilet Scam probe proceeds

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Bank Officer nabbed as Toilet Scam probe proceeds

Patna (Bihar) :The Patna police special investigation team (SIT), who are investigating the ‘multi-crore toilet construction scam’  arrested a senior official of State Bank of India from Buxar on November 9,  for his connivance with the scamsters. The members of the SIT visited Buxar and took Shiv Shankar Jha, deputy manager of the bank, into […]

Maoist leaders are equally corrupt, lead posh lives?

Maoist leaders are equally corrupt, lead posh lives?

Are the top Maoist leaders leading ‘double lives’? A report prepared by the police seems to say that. It says that their children go to posh schools while their relatives study medicine and buy flats in posh communities. Dreaded Maoists Vijay Yadav, alias Sandeep, and Praduman Sharma who operate in Jharkhand-Bihar,  have unaccounted for properties worth […]

Is Nitish the junior partner in Bihar’s NDA alliance?

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Is Nitish the junior partner in Bihar’s NDA alliance?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bihar has, instead of cementing the bond between Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United), has caused uneasiness––if not tension––in the relationship between the two ruling coalition partners in the state, says veteran journalist Soroor Ahmed in a recent article. There was hardly any poster, hoarding and advertisement of chief minister […]

It’s Lynching as Justice in the Wild East!

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It’s Lynching as Justice in the Wild East!

Sasaram (Bihar): Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s tall claims of ‘Sushashan’ or good governance have fallen apart in Rohtas district. Violence, kidnapping, and extortion have become commonplace, say local citizens. Just yesterday (24 October), a mob lynched four ‘suspected extortionists’ who were trying to escape after shooting at and critically injuring a businessman in Vikramganj (Rohtas […]

BHU ruckus strengthens anti-patriarchy movement

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BHU ruckus strengthens anti-patriarchy movement

Police action on women protesting sexual harassment of a female student at India’s premier Banaras Hindu University has led to a national struggle to end gender discrimination. In Patna, Bihar a group of citizens have started Aawazein, which has begun a series of interventions and activities to sensitize the students and teaching community about gender […]

Patna HC throws RJD petition out, Nitish Government to stay!

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Patna HC throws RJD petition out, Nitish Government to stay!

Patna: The Patna High Court on Monday (July 31), declined to intervene in the matter of the validity of Bihar  Chief minister Nitish Kumar’s new coalition government, and  dismissed two petitions challenging the formation of the JD(U)-BJP combine. It said no intervention of the court was required after floor test in the state Assembly. The […]

Nitish brings Bihar  into NDA fold

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Nitish brings Bihar into NDA fold

PATNA: Less than a day after resigning as Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar is set to take the oath at 10am on Thursday as the head of a new Bihar government that will include BJP and its allies. After meeting governor Keshari Nath Tripathi late on Wednesday, Kumar, accompanied by senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi […]

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