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 […]

Great Beer (oops) Bihar Election

Great Beer (oops) Bihar Election

The Great Bihar election is undoubtedly the event of the year, even the coming Puja festival pales in significance. To ensure that polling in Bihar goes smoothly has always been a challenge for the administration and election Commission alike. In Bhagalpur district, a vast area with a volatile mix of castes and communities, and known […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hijras must improve their own image to be accepted

Hijras must improve their own image to be accepted

Sir I do believe that all humans have equal rights. All humans also share equal responsibility.  Reading about the problems of Hijras on Newsnet One  I am sad. But there is another side also. Hijras are scary. They enter trains and frighten the travellers. They use filthy language. they do not beg, but demand money. […]

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 […]

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 […]