Stubble to be shaved off Bihar’s Dry Law!

Stubble to be shaved off Bihar’s Dry Law!

Patna: The coming Friday may see some amendments to the Bihar Chief Minister’s pet piece of draconian legislation, the much abused and ill-conceived total prohibition law.  Punishment for “knowledge of possession of intoxicant and failure to inform excise and police officials” is among the prohibition law provisions that are set to go. Some of the […]

Recommendation on digital transaction concession postponed

Recommendation on digital transaction concession postponed

Under GST (goods and services tax), there will be no concession on tax for digital transaction .This decision was taken in a meeting which was headed under the chairmanship of Sushil Kumar Modi, Bihar Deputy chief minister and council member of GST .The meeting was held between  two groups of ministers at New Delhi. In […]

A Pressing Day’s work

A Pressing Day’s work

Patna has grown from a simple city to almost a metro. With the rise in population, new buildings, more cars, more offices and shopping complexes, life has also become very fast and complicated. In the shadow of the high rise apartments, you may see a man and his thela or moving cart. On this cart […]

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Reservation has always been a topic of debate and discussion. It has raised many fights and strikes all over the country. Some upper caste people have always been against this law from the time it was made and have always raised objections to it. Dalits are always taunted for their abilities and reservation. Replying to […]

Street Food: Romance in the Rains

Street Food: Romance in the Rains

The Monsoons in India are always much awaited as they provide relief from a hot summer. It is the time to enjoy the climate which is neither hot like summer nor cold like winter. It is the perfect season to enjoy nature and water droplets with a favourite food. Monsoon is not liked by the people […]

Principal, teacher predators in Saran school student rape

Principal, teacher predators in Saran school student rape

Patna: News media in the Bihar state capital have focussed on growing incidents of girls being raped and molested, the most disgusting report to date being the repeated sexual attacks of a 16-year-old student within the school premises. The state police headquarters has taken serious note of yet another gang rape-and-video blackmail case, this time […]

Patna peddlers: living in the Monsoons

Patna peddlers: living in the Monsoons

Monsoon is the season which gives us a sigh of relief from the scorching summer heat. But after some time it becomes a problem for everyone. It disrupts our daily schedule and causes inconvenience at times, broken roads, water logging and the drainage system of some localities suffer. The poor and the hawkers have a […]

Another arrest in Shelter Home POCSO case

Another arrest in Shelter Home POCSO case

District police on Saturday took suspended child protection officer(CPO) Ravi Roushan on remand for 48 hours in connection with the sexual exploitation of minor girls living at a government-funded short stay home in Muzaffarpur. The case broke open in the last week of May and pertains to the allegations of sexual assault and immoral trafficking […]

Nothing out of the Ordinary

Nothing out of the Ordinary

With the new semesters and fresh sessions starting in July, some young men give their opinions about higher education in Bihar. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, Said Nelson Mandela.  Bihar is known for the world’s prestigious university like Nalanda and Vikramshila; where students from all over […]

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