Stubble to be shaved off Bihar’s Dry Law!

Stubble to be shaved off Bihar’s Dry Law!

Patna: The coming Friday may see some amendments to the Bihar Chief Minister’s pet piece of draconian legislation, the much abused and ill-conceived total prohibition law.  Punishment for “knowledge of possession of intoxicant and failure to inform excise and police officials” is among the prohibition law provisions that are set to go. Some of the […]

Bihar Police arrest poor caretaker for smuggling Royal Stag

Bihar Police arrest poor caretaker for smuggling Royal Stag

Even though Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ‘moralistic’  imposition of prohibition is far from popular in  ‘civilized circles’ in  Bihar, the police are doggedly doing their duty, we hear. A police team raided the ‘official residence’ allotted to one Dr. Chandeshwar Choudhary, a retired medical officer of a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at […]

Bihar’s ‘dry laws’ thrown out by High Court

Bihar’s ‘dry laws’ thrown out by High Court

The Patna High Court on Friday cancelled  the Bihar government’s controversial Prohibition of Liquor Act, calling it illegal. This is not ‘good news’ for boozers, rather, it is that the punishments given under this law were undemocratic and unconstitutional. Imagine that the penalty of possessing a bottle of liquor was more severe than penalty for […]

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:   […]