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 […]

Caretaker grabs Ustad’s land in Bihar

Caretaker grabs Ustad’s land in Bihar

Patna: A small piece of land which was the late Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan’s only testimony to his Bihar connection is no more. Authorities say the house, located in the Dumroan block of Buxur district, some 130 west of Patna, where he spent his early childhood days is now in the possession of a man […]

To stop a child being trafficked….

To stop a child being trafficked….

India is a humongous country, beset with hundreds of problems. It’s difficult for the government to give everything top priority, but issues around the rights  of children and young people just cannot be ignored. And three issues that are interlinked in the impoverished hinterland of states like Bihar are unsafe migration of kids and young […]

Students mourn trees felled by callous Bihar Govt!

Students mourn trees felled by callous Bihar Govt!

Patna: The State government, for all its pretty noises about saving the environment, were roundly criticized on Saturday by hundreds of students who lined up alongside Bailey Road to observe the funeral of the many trees that were clandestinely hacked down, ostensibly to make way for a ‘flyover’.  Instead of uprooting the trees and replanting […]

One slip : Bihari boy Pulped to death in Paper Mill

One slip : Bihari boy Pulped to death in Paper Mill

He fell on to a conveyor belt, and in seconds was turned into pulp, his shrieks of terror drowned by heavy machinery. This is no horror film, but what happened to a nineteen year old boy just yesterday. Erode, Tamil Nadu:  a young man from Bihar  was working along a conveyor belt in a private paper […]

What those flood affected people are saying….

What those flood affected people are saying….

After 40 years Patna is again facing the fear of flood. Various places in Bihar like Patna, Vaishali, Buxar, Bhojpur, Saran, Begusarai, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Khagaria, Munger, Bhagalpur and Katihar has been facing this inundation. In Patna the water level of River Ganga has risen above the danger mark. This flooding has caused lots of damage […]

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