Advani’s ’emergency may happen again’ point has BJP scrambling

Advani’s ’emergency may happen again’ point has BJP scrambling

New Delhi, June 18: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani  spoke and  his party BJP as well as their mentors  the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were rushing to deflect talk  that his comments about an Emergency-like situation were aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of governance. “At the present point of time, the forces […]

More than bridges, building Bihar the BRPNNL way

More than bridges,  building Bihar the BRPNNL way

Twelve bridges coming up every month in Bihar! One can say that Bihar is bridging the development gap. In fact, in July 2013, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a record 127 bridges,built at a cost of 378 crore. Can any other state claim such achievement? The biggest hand behind this sort of achievement in Bihar […]

Bihar Livelihood Target: educating 12 lakh rural women

Bihar Livelihood Target:  educating 12 lakh rural women

Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion society, [Jeevika] and the Mass Education Directorate of the Education have joined hands to give over 12 lakh rural women basic educational inputs in the course of one year. Chief executive officer of Jeevika, N Vijaya Lakshmi and principal secretary, education, RK Mahajan signed a MoU with this aim on Monday. […]

Foul weather sends fowl prices flying in Bihar

Foul weather sends fowl prices flying in Bihar

PATNA: The poultry prices are shooting up along with the thermometer, putting many fowl eaters in a foul mood. Some buyers, watching the rates per kilo of dressed chicken touch Rs 200 from about Rs 160 in the span of a week have become decidedly chicken hearted about popping a pullet into their shopping carts. […]

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Elder women are the most prone to destitution, and the government is partly to blame for the abetment of elder abuse, says Bihar Mahila Samakhya State Project Officer Keerti. “The way the government has a focus on adolescent girls, and young mothers, why doesn’t the government have a programme for elderly women on the same […]

NSUI stops trains for over one hour to protest Modi inaction

NSUI stops trains for over one hour to protest Modi inaction

National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) protested against Modi government yesterday by blocking trains between Patna Junction and Rajendra Nagar Terminal, creating inconvenience for passengers. The protests lasted for about an hour and a half , when the students were hauled away by the cops, and then later released. NSUI publicly was protesting the ‘ […]

60% abused by daughters-in-law; 57 % by sons

60%  abused by daughters-in-law; 57 %  by sons

The abuse of elderly people in India has risen drastically, says HelpAge India, a non-governmental organisation which fights isolation, poverty and neglect of the elderly. The NGO, working to secure senior citizens’ rights, has reported that elders here are facing a huge ‘crisis’. Shooting to a disturbing 50% of elders experiencing abuse, from last year’s […]

Central Government projects in Bihar running out of steam?

Central Government projects in Bihar running out of steam?

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviewed the progress of the Centre- managed ‘big infrastructure projects’ in the state, and found that many of them appeared to be in ‘pause’ rather than ‘fast forward’ mode. At the review meeting, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar observed that though the state government had provided land for expansion […]

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

It is very disturbing that child labour is still an unsolved problem in the 21st century. On one hand we talk about achievements such as making a mark in space by successfully launching Mangalyaan to explore Mars, while on the other India is the largest hub of child labourers. Do we really deserve to feel […]

Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

NEW DELHI/ PATNA: While Gorkhas living in Assam are demanding scheduled tribe status, an enterprising Nepali association in Patna has been aligning with the VHP-BJP combine in the hope of placing a demand for some job reservations for people of Nepali origin in case the BJP comes to power in the state. Indian Gorkhas resident […]

High voltage politics, low voltage power supply!

High voltage politics, low voltage power supply!

While North India bakes in the summer heat, and people drop dead like flies, Biharis are hot under their collective collars. The reason: though there may be high voltage political drama sparking action packed moves in the state capital, the ordinary person suffers from power cuts and low power supply! Ravi Ranjan Kumar reports:   […]