A Pressing Day’s work

A Pressing Day’s work

Patna has grown from a simple city to almost a metro. With the rise in population, new buildings, more cars, more offices and shopping complexes, life has also become very fast and complicated. In the shadow of the high rise apartments, you may see a man and his thela or moving cart. On this cart […]

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Reservation has always been a topic of debate and discussion. It has raised many fights and strikes all over the country. Some upper caste people have always been against this law from the time it was made and have always raised objections to it. Dalits are always taunted for their abilities and reservation. Replying to […]

What the 377 judgement will mean ….

What the 377 judgement will mean ….

Yesterday evening, a long-lost friend called me up, out of the blue. The very first thing he asked me was, “How do you think the judgement in the 377 case will go?” I answered that I was trying not to think about it. I am yet to get over the brazen way in which a […]

Kids with Backpacks =Bootlegging suspects in Bihar

Kids with Backpacks =Bootlegging suspects in Bihar

Patna: Even as more evidence surfaces that in spite of draconian laws, Nitish Kumar’s  much touted prohibition is neither popular nor effective, youngsters carrying backpacks are going to face random checks by policemen. So much for privacy and dignity of private citizens! On Sunday, cops nabbed  an engineering graduate for bootlegging in the Patliputra Colony […]

Horror stories from Shillong; Jaintia Hills …

Horror stories from Shillong; Jaintia Hills …

SHILLONG: Ghastly crimes of passion occur everywhere, but the number one horror story doing the rounds in the past week have come from the capital of Meghalaya. A couple had separated, after which the woman gave birth to a boy. Three weeks later, the man broke into the house, assaulted the woman, and then killed the […]

Crooked Cops, a jackfruit, and False Cases?

Crooked Cops, a jackfruit, and False Cases?

Patna: We have often heard rumours of the police implicating unsuspecting minors in criminal cases just to show that they have ‘solved’ a crime. This story is different. Police from the Patna-city substation arrested a 14-year-old kid for motorcycle theft. This was in March. The boy was the son of a vegetable seller. The seller […]

Buxar Ghats: Will Faith go together with Rotten Corpses?

Buxar Ghats: Will Faith go together with Rotten Corpses?

The Ghats of Buxar witness huge crowd of people every day. People worship, bath even drink the water of Ganga with the faith that it’s sacred. But rotten vegetables, animal corpses, sewage and other garbage are being dumped in the river every day. Recently human corpses were seen floating on the Ram Rekha Ghat of Buxar. […]

Bihar allowed to play cricket after 18 year gap!

Bihar allowed to play cricket after 18 year gap!

Patna: It’s been almost 18 years! The Bihar cricket team is ‘likely’ to participate in the Ranji Trophy slated to be held in October this year. Bihar hasn’t participated in cricket tournaments at the national level since the year 2000, when the BCCI de-affiliated the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) as its full member and conferred […]

Six arrested for spreading fake news in Assam

Six arrested for spreading fake news in Assam

DIBRUGARH, June 11 -Police in Assam have taken a pro-active role in tracking down dangerous rumour-mongers.  The district police arrested six persons in connection with generating and circulating fake news and posting objectionable comments in various networks of the social media recently. Subhankar Chakravorty, a resident of Shantipara and reportedly a student of Dibru College […]

Assam police arrest Lynching suspects and Fake News peddlers

Assam police arrest Lynching suspects and  Fake News peddlers

Guwahati/Nagaon: Fake news claims more victims by the day. Two guys who went on a trip to see a waterfall were beaten to death by frenzied villagers.  Following massive protests across Assam on Sunday, fifteen people have been arrested overnight for the lynching of two young sightseers in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Friday, 10 […]