Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

Patna: Villagers from Tikauli Panchayat in Sitamarhi District have elected a dead woman  to the post of Panchayat Samiti member. The woman, Mithlesh Devi, has been dead nine long years. Bihar never fails to spring surprises! A woman in Bihar, who died several years ago, was elected as a panchayat samiti member in the recently […]

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

They move around in ferocious packs and sometimes scare the living daylights out of kids and older citizens! Towns like Patna with a formidable stray dog population should learn from Bhutan.  The Newsnet team trawled around the web to discover a dog magazine called The Bark! And we got our paws on this fascinating piece […]

AN College Diamond Glitter flawed by Bacha Rai Scam

AN College Diamond Glitter flawed by Bacha Rai Scam

Patna: The falling standards of education Bihar and the infamous ‘Bachcha Rai’ topper scam were topics that overshadowed what was supposed to be a celebration, as Patna’s   AN College celebrated its Diamond Jubilee on Saturday. The occasion coincided with the  129th birth anniversary of Bihari intellectual and freedom fighter Anugrah Narayan Sinha after whom the […]

Bihar: Reservations for Transgender in offing?

Bihar: Reservations for Transgender in offing?

Bihar inches towards reservations for TG in various sectors Do you know that certain prominent movers and shakers in the Government of Bihar are seriously considering a .04 representation for transgender people along the lines of reservation for women? Don’t confuse TG with Hijras. Transgender people are trans-men and trans-women, people who may or may […]

Bihar Airport Police stub Bathroom Smoker

Bihar Airport Police stub Bathroom Smoker

Patna: We know Bathroom singers can be annoying and Bathroom smokers even more so, but this 25 year old Bihari bathroom smoker found out that lighting up in the loo can get you to the lock-up. Or as they say, a puff in the loo may and you in sing-sing! [Those who didn’t get the […]

Patna Metro Rail: a reality in 2021?

Patna Metro Rail: a reality in 2021?

It’s time to put the capital of Bihar on the ‘metro’ map of India. In about 6 years, if things go well, Patna residents will be travelling from Danapur towards Mithapur bus stand via Patna junction in about 20 minutes! A proposal to introduce rapid transport system in Patna is being sent to the central […]

Cook food between 9 am and 6 pm in Bihar; end up in jail!

Cook food between 9 am and 6 pm in Bihar; end up in jail!

Bihar this week took the unprecedented step of forbidding any cooking over open fires between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., after fires swept through shantytowns and thatched-roof houses in villages and killed dozens. People were instead told to cook to night. While India remains in the midst of a heatwave that has killed more than […]

Bihar CM’s namesake almost sends flying slipper his way

Bihar CM’s namesake almost sends flying slipper his way

The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar almost received another flying slipper as an unwelcome gift when on Monday, a man from Arwal district supposedly attempted to shy  his footwear at him.  The fellow was arrested by the police. The incident occurred when the man, who is Mr Nitish Kumar’s namesake, came to meet the CM […]

No Kidding! ‘little directors’ launch on April 1

No Kidding!  ‘little directors’ launch on April 1

Bihar’s kids will get a shot at directing their own films, when Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) launches its countrywide campaign to bring the visual arts into schools. A series of filmmaking workshops for Bihar’s school kids will be started in several districts from April 1. CFSI Shravan Kumar, the society’s chief executive officer, announced […]

Cops say BJP VP killed for property deals

Cops say BJP VP killed for property deals

Patna: A shutdown in four districts: Buxar, Rohtas, Bhabhua and Bhojpur, called in protest against the murder of BJP state unit vice-president Visheshwar Ojha affected the daily life. According to the sources, the supporters of Ojha, instigated by the political forces, forced the markets to shut down, burnt tyres and blocked the Ara-Patna, Ara-Sasaram, Ara-Mohania main roads. […]

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