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Theatre of Passion on Good Friday

Theatre of Passion on Good Friday

PATNA: Over 2,000 years ago, when Jesus Christ was sentenced to death by the roman governor Pontius Pilate, he walked through the streets of Jerusalem carrying a cross before being…

Mission Indradhanush targets Bihar’s kids

Mission Indradhanush targets Bihar’s kids

PATNA:  It’s another rainbow over the Indian state of Bihar, and it’s called ‘mission indradhanush or Mission Rainbow’, and children below two years is the target. After rolling out the…

Gaya Christians protest Church attacks

Gaya Christians protest Church attacks

Gaya, Bihar: About 300 Christians, supported by a few members from other religious communities held a day long protest at Gaya’s Ambedkar Park in protest against the continued attacks on…

What’s killing Bihar’s mothers?

What’s killing Bihar’s mothers?

PATNA: Why is it that even though the Bihar Government has improved health services manifold, more than 6,000 women die after delivering babies? Even as more Biharis are going to…

Brand Bihar: stocks plummeting?

Brand Bihar: stocks plummeting?

The Great Bihar school examination board cheating story was knocked around a lot this week. Briefly, hundreds, or even thousands of parents all over Bihar helped their offspring cheat in…

Monghyr BJP man murdered

Monghyr BJP man murdered

MUNGER: Unidentified persons on Monday assassinated Monghyr district unit president of BJP farmers’ cell Pankaj Kumar Verma. In response, locals first pelted police vehicles with stones and then set two…

Songs of Joy resound in Patna

Songs of Joy resound in Patna

The seventh edition of Songs of Joy, the annual Christmas carol festival was held at Ravi Bharati Institute of Communication Arts.     Twenty nine items were presented with choirs…

Eunuchs to ‘castrate’ corruption

Eunuchs to ‘castrate’ corruption

The Hijras of Rohtas have had enough. They’re coming out to  uproot corruption at the grassroots level. Led by 42 year old ‘guru’ Pinki Kinnar, the eunuch community got together at…

Bihar Govt strategy to emasculate RTI?

Bihar Govt strategy to emasculate RTI?

PATNA:  How do we chop the balls off the Right to information Act? The Bihari way! Just have two information commissioners  to look at the cases, and as the numbers…

Bihar’s ‘Gandhi schools’ to be upgraded, really?

Bihar’s ‘Gandhi schools’ to be upgraded, really?

PATNA: Things connected with Mohandas Gandhi are in  fashion for politicians these days. Some 391 Buniyadi Vidyalaya (basic schools)  opened before 1947 that followed Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of ‘nai talim’ that inculcated  basic…

377 must go, say activists, civil society reps in Bihar

377 must go, say activists, civil society reps in Bihar

Patna: In the Bihar capital, Lawyers, academicians, doctors and activists joined the campaign for the removal of section 377 of the penal code that criminalizes intimate relations that are non-procreative in…

Is Catholic Priest accused of rape, the victim?

Is Catholic Priest accused of rape, the victim?

Ranchi: Sahibganj has once again become the place where Christian institutions are being  targeted by well-orchestrated right-wing attacks. Just last week, a 19 year old female student accused a 60…

Kishanganj: many HIV cases

Kishanganj: many HIV cases

Kishanganj: On World AIDS Day on Monday, the tiny border district of Kishanganj took stock of its high number of HIV+ cases. In all, 254 cases of HIV+ were identified…

‘Angry bird’ sellers thrash nosey green team

‘Angry bird’ sellers thrash nosey green team

Patna: Some members of a visiting team of the  Union forest and environment ministry were beaten up  on Sunday evening  by birds and animal sellers at the Sonepur fair in…