Bihar to ban hooch, tax lifestyle products

Bihar to ban hooch, tax lifestyle products

Patna, BIHAR: While beer drinkers in Bihar will cease to froth at the mouth, because the beverage will not be banned post April 1, ( it’s partial prohibition: the government bans ‘country liquor’), the middle class isn’t pleased to hear that clothes costing more than Rs 2,000 or cosmetics of any brand will attract a higher rate of Value Added […]

SC: Acid attack victims must get Minimum Rs 10 lakh compensation

SC: Acid attack victims must get Minimum Rs 10 lakh compensation

In ground breaking news for acid attack survivors in India, and especially Bihar, Varsha who has been tirelessly working for the cause of women attacked by felons throwing acid, often facing humiliation at the hands of officials in Bihar, has a reason to feel vindicated. Newsnet One Salutes this effort. Here is the announcement in Varsha’s own words! […]

Tipplers brace for dry Spring as Bihar bans Booze

Tipplers brace for dry Spring as Bihar bans Booze

Patna: A jolt for beer drinkers throughout Bihar! A dry spring is coming! Thanks to Chief Nitish Kumar, booze will be banned in Bihar. One of India’s poorest states is set to get poorer, by about Rs 4,000 crore annually. Chief minister Nitish Kumar will stick to a promise made in July this year by […]

Tejaswi : won’t tolerate boorish behaviour from RJD MLAs

Tejaswi : won’t tolerate boorish behaviour from RJD MLAs

Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi cracked the whip on RJD legislators who have “claimed” official bungalows that are yet to be allotted and issued a stern warning that the mandate given by the people made it mandatory for all in the party to behave themselves and shed the ‘unruly’ image of the Rashtriya Janata […]

Crimes against Dalits: Bihar ranks second!

Crimes against Dalits: Bihar ranks second!

PATNA: Bihar may have several schemes that favour Dalits, but the stark fact is that the rate of crimes against scheduled castes by others is an alarming 47.6, second only to Rajasthan with a rate of 65.7, according to the latest figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Crimes against India’s poorest communities are […]

How the EC obstructs Kaimur hill people from voting!

How the EC obstructs Kaimur hill people from voting!

Sasaram: Imagine walking some 25 kilometres to vote, and carrying enough food to last you three days? Well, would you take the trouble to vote if your polling booth was 12 to 25 kilometres away? The Election Commission of India, on the recommendations of Rohtas district administration, has allowed shifting of 12 booths supposed to […]

Khagaria Women stand up for ‘witch’: Panchayat cows down

Khagaria Women stand up for ‘witch’: Panchayat cows down

In the untamed interior villages of the Wild East that is Bihar, caste and community based Panchayats have a sway of their own, often imposing archaic forms of justice on the communities. Mahila Samakhya women often challenge patriarchy and superstition, and undermine those who want to use distorted religion or superstition to control communities. Now […]

Great Beer (oops) Bihar Election

Great Beer (oops) Bihar Election

The Great Bihar election is undoubtedly the event of the year, even the coming Puja festival pales in significance. To ensure that polling in Bihar goes smoothly has always been a challenge for the administration and election Commission alike. In Bhagalpur district, a vast area with a volatile mix of castes and communities, and known […]

Students vote for renewable energy

Students vote for renewable energy

PATNA: Politicians wake up! In your quest for power, remember that the people need power: the electric kind. Make ‘renewable energy’ an issue on your manifesto, say students from some 30 schools in Bihar. Reaching out to more than 50,000 people seeking their support for renewable energy, students and their parents have urged all the […]

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 […]

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