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 […]

Gaya ‘gaonwallahs’ Greed grounds Airports flying hopes

Gaya ‘gaonwallahs’ Greed grounds Airports flying hopes

GAYA: Villagers in Gaya have got greedy and are demanding ‘unreasonably high’ prices for land adjacent to the Gaya airport, say media reports. A hundred acres of land are needed for the expansion and modernization of the Gaya airport. The people of Hario and three other villages have virtually paralysed the project aimed at increasing […]

Bihar Govt offices sans plastic-packaged water

Bihar Govt offices sans plastic-packaged water

Patna: The Bihar government is doing its bit to reduce plastic waste. Packaged plastic mineral water bottles are out, filtered water in tumblers are in. Bihar’s chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh has directed the heads of all government departments ensure that the ban on non-biodegradable ‘plastic water bottles’ is followed strictly in meetings, events and […]

Police hound local inventor after tragic accident in Bihar

Police hound local inventor  after tragic accident in Bihar

Patna: The Munger administration has an axe to grind with Bihari Jugaad (ingenuity).The Munger district administration has banned the use made mobile flourmills in the district following Monday’s tragedy in which a mobile flour mill blew up killing four children. The district magistrate has asked his officials to take legal action against those who manufacture […]

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Patna: Bihar has 5,296 manual scavengers, Maharashtra has 63,713, according to the provisional data of the recently released socio-economic and caste census. Across India, over 1.8 lakh manual scavengers told the surveyors they manually remove untreated human excreta from dry toilets, railway tracks and sewers – a practice banned by Parliament 22 years ago. Interestingly, […]

Primary ‘Teachers’ with fake papers quit in Bihar

Primary ‘Teachers’ with fake papers quit in Bihar

At least 1,400 ‘teachers’ nabbed government primary school jobs with fake papers. That’s how bad elementary education is in Bihar. Some 1,400 primary teachers have resigned, fearing government action over possessing fake education degrees, according to official sources. More ‘teachers’ are expected to resign in the coming days after Patna High court ordered those possessing […]