Bihar is gearing up once again to form a statewide human chain, this time against dowry and child marriage.
Armies of part-time, under-qualified and poorly-paid faculty members are maintained by public and private institutions to get by, unmindful of the fact that education takes a big hit.
Under the leadership of Anita Devi, mushroom farming has become a symbol of empowerment in the Nalanda district.
Two brutal attacks just a week apart in Bhagalpur, and the very different political receptions they have got, say as much about Bihar’s caste politics as the assaults themselves.
Three generations ago, the people of a Dalit hamlet called English, in Bihar’s Banka district, gave up burning bodies and took up weaving baskets.
Defying the administration, school teachers have refused to implement administration’s order to photograph people defecating in the open.
Rai asked everyone to be proud of Modi’s achievements.
In rural Bihar, poor nutrition is caused by interrelated factors like the low-intake of nutritious food, lack of healthcare, poor sanitation, early marriage and the lack of breastfeeding.
A group of farmers have turned a shunned wetland into a fish farming, agroforestry and horticulture practice, generating employment for local residents.
Today, Champaran must save democracy from the drabness of majoritarian politics by creating new fictions for colour, for diversity, and for pluralism.
Ghosh’s work remain relevant as the world grapples with issues of communitarian and identity politics, refugees, and conflicting ideas of nationhood and belonging.
Throughout history, Bihar has been the epicentre of Buddhist teaching. The Rahul Collection commemorates this heritage.
A canal wall broke up after being forcefully hit by the Ganga river waters when the pump was switched on for a trial run yesterday at of the dam.
All embankments along the India-Nepal border are controlled by India, which means that during a cross-border flood, one side will drain itself by drowning the other.
The protests are against the lack of school facilities, the shortage of textbooks and teachers, the quality of teaching, casteism, the lack of toilets in schools and police violence.
Women’s self-help groups in the villages of Jehanabad are encouraging people to build toilets in their homes and end open defecation.
The death toll from drowning, snakebite, house collapse and landslide triggered by monsoon rains and floods rose to over 600 people on August 19.
Two factors now seem to guide the nation – vigilante groups working to ensure the supremacy of a ‘Hindu’ way of life and a stony silence from the political leadership. Bihar has now achieved both.
“The toll due to floods triggered by rains in Nepal and northern parts of the state stood at 119 on Thursday and 98 lakh people in 16 districts were hit.”
The two are often equated and while there are similarities, like both relate to the timely delivery of public services by the government and both have digitised databases, there are some critical fundamental differences.
In Nepal, the death toll rose to 115, while floods in Bangladesh have killed at least 39 people. Fifty-six people have died in Bihar since Sunday.
By giving up on opposition unity and aligning with the BJP, which he criticised so intensely, Nitish Kumar has destroyed his own and the country’s future.
After many questions and differing answers, ‘virgin’ has been replaced with ‘unmarried’ on the IGIMS form.
The petitioner has sought cancellation of JD(U) leader’s membership as per the Election Commission’s order stating it is mandatory for candidates to disclose criminal cases against them in their affidavits annexed to nomination papers.
In the eighth episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the recent political upheaval in Bihar with Jai Shankar Gupta, editor of ‘Deshbandhu’, and senior journalist Neerja Chowdhury.
The PILs said that the formation of the new government was “unconstitutional” as chief minister Nitish Kumar had won a mandate as part of a grand alliance against the BJP.
Kumar kept the portfolios of home, general administration and vigilance while giving the finance and commercial taxes portfolio to Sushil Kumar Modi.
The biggest casualty in the whole fiasco has been the sanctity of the voters’ mandate.
Rahul Gandhi would do well to remember that those who have shifted camps multiple times can always do so again.
The opposition will have to go back to the drawing board to review how it must respond to the developing political dynamics as the BJP tightens its vice-like grip.
According to the BJP, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi and their children have acquired Rs 950 crore of benaami property over the last decade. Here’s a look at some of the specifics.
Let’s not harbour illusions about what constitutes corruption. Political corruption includes using the state to organise violence or doing nothing in the face of killings.
In less than 24 hours, Nitish has returned as Bihar’s chief minister, rekindling an old alliance with the BJP.
The Bihar CM’s resignation, which the RJD could have prevented, brings an end to not just the alliance in the state but also the idea of a grand coalition against Modi and the BJP at the national level.
A curd-based mixture has been central to cutting down cultivation costs while increasing productivity for many small and marginal farmers in Bihar.
Siddharth Varadarajan and Jahnavi Sen from The Wire analyse three news stories of the day
Can Tejaswi Yadav be the leader Bihar needs? Does he have the courage to tell his party that despite the trust they put in him, he must resign because something much bigger is at stake?
As India’s economy continues to grow without the adequate number of jobs in the formal sector, the state of exclusion that the vast majority of the country lives in is unlikely to ease.
The girls’ father alleged that when he went to the school to lodge a complaint against the teacher, the principal threatened him for not paying the money.
Adityanath said Nitish Kumar and other “secular leaders” shouldn’t be silent on triple talaq and illegal slaughterhouses.