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Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

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Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

NEW DELHI/ PATNA: While Gorkhas living in Assam are demanding scheduled tribe status, an enterprising Nepali association in Patna has been aligning with the VHP-BJP combine in the hope of placing a demand for some job reservations for people of Nepali origin in case the BJP comes to power in the state. Indian Gorkhas resident […]

High voltage politics, low voltage power supply!

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High voltage politics, low voltage power supply!

While North India bakes in the summer heat, and people drop dead like flies, Biharis are hot under their collective collars. The reason: though there may be high voltage political drama sparking action packed moves in the state capital, the ordinary person suffers from power cuts and low power supply! Ravi Ranjan Kumar reports:   […]

Bihar bootlegs Maggi, bracing for pasta Black-market?

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Bihar bootlegs Maggi, bracing for pasta Black-market?

Patna: Thanks to the ban on Nestle’s Maggi noodles, the bootlegging has begun in Bihar. Though the brand is off the shelves in all the big stores, die hard consumers are being serviced ‘under the table’ in several shops in Patna’s by-lanes. As stocks dwindle, the asking price has been upped by a couple of […]

Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

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Bihar should embrace transgender achiever

Sir, I went through a column of the newspaper highlighting the transgendered, once a suppressed section, are participating in the society. A ray of hope is seen to some extent for a fraction of country’s population-some transgenders in India are freely expressing their gender identity and exercising basic rights. Society is also moving in favour […]

Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

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Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

In the state of Bihar, pre-occupied with caste politics, are any of the political parties committed enough to address one of the hazardous issues -brick kilns’ adverse impact on environment? Bypassing the environmental norms, continuous emission from some six hundred brick kilns regularly mutltiply the density of air pollutants in the Bihar capital. The fuels used […]

What’s up with Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society?

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What’s up with Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society?

The Narendra Modi government’s decision to do away with the Planning Commission and start a NITI Ayog had put the fate of a pioneering institution with over 2 lakh grassroots women members in a tizzy. The fate of the Mahila Samakhya programme, Bihar’s first and most effective movement for women’s empowerment linked to the state’s […]

Teacher or Creep?

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Teacher or Creep?

Patna, Bihar: WhatsApp? Professor saab sexted some hot stuff to one of his lady students, and now he’ll be hanging around soon… the University chaps are going to suspend him. ‘Action’ looms against the physics department teacher of AN College, Patna, accused of sending an ‘objectionable’ text on WhatsApp to a girl student of the […]