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 […]

Celebrating Digital Bihar: the Nitish way!

Celebrating Digital Bihar: the Nitish way!

“What Bihar thought yesterday, India thinks today”. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his government has already achieved several of the aspects of the ‘Digital India campaign’ launched on Wednesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with fanfare. One can say that Nitish Kumar is leaving no stone unturned to match or even surpass Narendra Modi’s […]

Bihar : war of words begins

Bihar : war of words begins

With the election round the corner, high political drama in Bihar is taking its course. “A fierce war has been erupted within the NDA due to the emergence of strong political alliance of JDU, RJD and Congress. NDA is unable to figure out such state-level leader who can compete with popularity of Nitish Kumar,” says […]

Marandi : New Delhi runs Jharkhand Govt. via Whatsapp

Marandi : New Delhi runs Jharkhand Govt. via Whatsapp

Jamshedpur: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi commented that the state government was running on Whatsapp. Taking a pot shot, he declared : ‘the state government in Jharkhand is receiving messages on ‘Whatsapp’ from New Dakhi that dictates transfer-posting of officials. Orders come from Delhi first, later the Chief […]

Stop Punishing Drug Users: Patna Rally

Stop Punishing Drug Users: Patna Rally

“Stop this counterproductive war on drugs,” that’s the message supporters of the ‘Support. Don’t Punish’ Campaign are shouting out on Friday Morning. Patna, the capital of Bihar joins activists across some 150 cities around the world, calling to ‘put an end to the expensive and counterproductive war on drugs.’ Activists, former drug addicts, and drug users are […]