Nitish says Media misreads his good intentions

Nitish says Media misreads his good intentions

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has alleged that ‘some media houses’ were out to murder him politically. According to NDTV, Kumar told his legislators in Patna, “some media houses are out to murder me politically.” But is it a case of attempted hara-kiri? A section of the media had reported that the Bihar chief minister’s […]

Politicians Pussy-foot around Bihar Prohibition Cat

Politicians Pussy-foot around Bihar Prohibition Cat

It takes courage to bell the Prohibition cat. Though Total Prohibition is one of the most problematic things that have happened in Bihar, and privately most politicians say it’s a bad idea, they all pussy-footed around the issue, only demanding that some ‘stringent’ stuff be rolled back. At an all-party meeting held in Patna recently, […]

Court slams former Bihar CM’s ‘ delaying tactics’

Court slams former Bihar CM’s ‘ delaying tactics’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court  pulled up former Bihar chief minister and JDU leader Jagannath Mishra for allegedly dragging and delaying the appeal filed by CBI challenging the quashing of four pending fodder scam cases against him, but granted his lawyer one final adjournment plea. A bench headed by Justice J.S. Khehar deprecated the delaying […]

New ‘surgical strike’ : Nalanda University Board fired!

New ‘surgical strike’ : Nalanda University Board fired!

New Delhi: Now, the prestigious Nalanda University is being Modi-fied. And as usual, the dictatorial manner in which things are being done is under criticism. Some call it another covert  ‘surgical strike’ with termination emails being sent after midnight! The Narendra Modi government kept the governing authority of Nalanda University, including the varsity’s chancellor George […]

Cash crunching blues from Patna

Cash crunching blues from Patna

Demonetisation has affected all of us  very badly. In Patna, About 75% of ATMs are closed and the money finishes very fast in those  that are open.  At many places you see  people standing in line from early morning before ATMs open up . No more 24 hour service! One of my relatives who is […]

Bihar Court makes old man pay for the crimes of his youth!

Bihar Court makes old man pay for the crimes of his youth!

The Special Courts in Bihar took six long years to punish a corrupt man, but it has finally happened!  The first conviction in a disproportionate assets case under the provisions of Bihar Special Courts Act, 2009, came on Monday(Nov 14), a little over six years after the Act came into force in the state. A […]

Bihar CM will not ‘allow’ criticism of Prohibition

Bihar CM will not ‘allow’ criticism of Prohibition

Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday( November 2)  said he is seeking ‘suggestions’ from the general public on how to make prohibition ‘more acceptable’. He also threatened that he would  ‘not allow anybody to indulge in unnecessary criticism of prohibition without any basis’. He categorically ruled out any dilution of prohibition, but hinted  that […]

Army gets right to drink in Bihar

Army gets right to drink in Bihar

The Spirit will be back in the Army posts of Bihar. Cantonment areas, military and air force stations in Bihar, which had gone dry after total prohibition was clamped, will get back their liquor licences. The Bihar government has decided to renew liquor licences for their canteens for the financial year 2016-17 in “the interest […]

Bihar: Report power theft, Lose your tongue!

Bihar: Report power theft, Lose your tongue!

Patna:  They don’t call Bihar the ‘wild east’ for nothing! Villagers in Khaspur village, a stone’s throw away from the state capital Patna cut off a man’s tongue and almost beat him to death after he reported electricity thefts to the authorities, reports local media. “Half of the victim’s tongue was cut off,” said a […]

Cops seize 3,000+ litres of booze in Bihar

Cops seize 3,000+ litres of booze in Bihar

Following new and more stringent laws against consumption of liquor in Bihar, large volumes of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) was seized from two districts of Bihar on October 15. Seven persons were arrested, in stepped-up drive to enforce the prohibition in the state.  Police seized 3,286 litres of IMFL, smuggled from Haryana, in Nalanda […]

Nitish declares ‘New’ Prohibition Law

Nitish declares ‘New’ Prohibition Law

As expected, Chief  Nitish Kumar went ahead with announcing Bihar’s ‘New Prohibition Law’ in honour of Mahatma Gandhi. The Chief minister claimed that his total prohibition laws have laid a new social transformation in the state, and has been specially beneficial to the women, and the families in rural areas. He claimed that his partial […]

Bihar’s ‘dry laws’ thrown out by High Court

Bihar’s ‘dry laws’ thrown out by High Court

The Patna High Court on Friday cancelled  the Bihar government’s controversial Prohibition of Liquor Act, calling it illegal. This is not ‘good news’ for boozers, rather, it is that the punishments given under this law were undemocratic and unconstitutional. Imagine that the penalty of possessing a bottle of liquor was more severe than penalty for […]

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