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Parents sent to jail for Marriage of underage daughter

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Parents sent to jail for Marriage of underage daughter

Patna: Arrests have started. Bihar gets serious about tackling underage marriages. A middle-aged man was arrested from Samastipur district on Thursday on the charge of marrying a minor girl. A day earlier, a Madhubani court sent the parents of another minor girl to jail on the charge of violating provisions of the Child Marriage Restraint […]

Dalits restive after Police action in Buxar village

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Dalits restive after Police action in Buxar village

Patna: Dalit ire against ‘police atrocities’ following an incident of ‘stone pelting’ at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s convoy is increasing. Local media reports say that NDA partner Jitan Ram Manjhi  has used strong words against the state government for atrocities on Dalits by police and administration at Nandan village in Buxar district in the […]

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

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Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

It was a pure joy for some 700 children and accompanying adults at the VIVA Nirmal Anand winter celebration and Christmas party for children at risk. And what gave  contributed to the joy was the love and generosity of the first year Media undergraduates from St Xavier’s College, Patna. These students organised and ran a […]

Bihar’s Kolhua Site to get World class Tourist tag soon

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Bihar’s Kolhua Site to get World class Tourist tag soon

Patna, Bihar: The  Kolhua archaeological site in Muzaffarpur district joins  27 other archeological sites across the country that will be developed with “world class facilities” for tourists by next year. “Twenty-seven sites have been selected at the national level and directions given to develop them with world-class facilities within a year,” Patna circle superintending archaeologist […]

Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

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Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

The earth is our teacher, and every winter, Taru Mitra demonstrates just that through the noisy, joyous organic rice harvesting festival. The fields attached to the Taru Mitra bio-reserve in Patna were swarming with students, teachers, a group of transgender friends, and even the Bihar Minister for Agriculture. They all had sickles in their hands […]

Bank Officer nabbed as Toilet Scam probe proceeds

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Bank Officer nabbed as Toilet Scam probe proceeds

Patna (Bihar) :The Patna police special investigation team (SIT), who are investigating the ‘multi-crore toilet construction scam’  arrested a senior official of State Bank of India from Buxar on November 9,  for his connivance with the scamsters. The members of the SIT visited Buxar and took Shiv Shankar Jha, deputy manager of the bank, into […]

Maoist leaders are equally corrupt, lead posh lives?

Maoist leaders are equally corrupt, lead posh lives?

Are the top Maoist leaders leading ‘double lives’? A report prepared by the police seems to say that. It says that their children go to posh schools while their relatives study medicine and buy flats in posh communities. Dreaded Maoists Vijay Yadav, alias Sandeep, and Praduman Sharma who operate in Jharkhand-Bihar,  have unaccounted for properties worth […]

Is Nitish the junior partner in Bihar’s NDA alliance?

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Is Nitish the junior partner in Bihar’s NDA alliance?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bihar has, instead of cementing the bond between Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United), has caused uneasiness––if not tension––in the relationship between the two ruling coalition partners in the state, says veteran journalist Soroor Ahmed in a recent article. There was hardly any poster, hoarding and advertisement of chief minister […]

It’s Lynching as Justice in the Wild East!

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It’s Lynching as Justice in the Wild East!

Sasaram (Bihar): Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s tall claims of ‘Sushashan’ or good governance have fallen apart in Rohtas district. Violence, kidnapping, and extortion have become commonplace, say local citizens. Just yesterday (24 October), a mob lynched four ‘suspected extortionists’ who were trying to escape after shooting at and critically injuring a businessman in Vikramganj (Rohtas […]