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 […]

All cops suspended, because 16 died of hooch!

All cops suspended, because 16 died of hooch!

The Bihar government has suspended 25 police officers for negligence after 16 people died from drinking suspected toxic liquor. This is the fourth month since the state introduced prohibition. The entire staff of a local police station Gopalganj,  Bihar were suspended for “dereliction of duty” amid an inquiry to establish their role in the deaths […]

Bihar students rocking Chandigarh University!

Bihar students rocking  Chandigarh University!

The education system may be under scrutiny in Bihar because of some students, but Bihar has always been the place of scholars and talent. And, it has been proved once again. “Students from Bihar have shown brilliant performance in academics and campus placements 2015” is what Chandigarh campus people are saying. Be it the academic […]

Gujarat : Investors’ favourite, Bihar: Investors’ bane

Gujarat : Investors’ favourite, Bihar: Investors’ bane

Gujarat and Delhi are India’s most investment-friendly states, while Bihar and Jharkhand are the worst. Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the most corrupt states for doing business. West Bengal is the most difficult for land acquisition, environmental clearances and approvals. These are the findings of the NCAER State Investment Potential Index, released by the […]

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