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How we are killing ourselves while killing insects: Patna-based research on Endosulfan, the pesticide

How we are killing ourselves while killing insects: Patna-based research on Endosulfan, the pesticide An Endosulfan victim Patna: the Mahavir cancer Sansthan has written to the Indian Medical Association and the Government of Bihar requesting them to place a ban on the common pesticide Endosulfan. According to the director of the Sansthan, Dr Jitendra Kumar Singh, after conducting research on Patna and the surrounding rural areas – Murgiya Chak in Phulwari Sharif and Sandalpur in Patna City, it was found that the levels of Endosulfan are unusually high. Such high levels of the chemical in water... 

Wanted Indian Billionaires who will give for charity: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet

Wanted Indian Billionaires who will give for charity: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet Azim Premji: donates 90.7 billion Seattle, USA: According to reports in the American and European press, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett plan to meet with Indian business leaders this year in their attempt to recruit Indian billionaires for their project of persuading tycoons to give most of their wealth to charity. In the U.S., Gates and Buffett, 80, have already signed up 58 philanthropists, including Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg, investor Carl Icahn and AOL Inc. co-founder Steve Case, for the Giving Pledge... 

Padmashri for a Forest Officer from Bihar/Jharkhand: P K Sen

Padmashri for a Forest Officer from Bihar/Jharkhand: P K Sen The Padmashri medal Patna/Ranchi: earlier Bihardays carried a post on Mahasundari Devi, the Padmashree award winner in 2011 for a lifetime devoted to madhubani painting. P.K. Sen an Indian Forest Service officer from Bihar/Jharkhand is the second person from Bihar [though a resident of present Jharkhand] who won the Padmashri award this year. Sen joined Bihar’s forest services in 1967 and became part of the newly created Indian Forest Service in 1969. During his career, he also held the post of the chief wildlife warden in Bihar.  On... 

A Bihardays recommendation: games and puzzle books based on the Ramayana

A Bihardays recommendation: games and puzzle books based on the Ramayana Useful for parents who want their game-crazy children to find fun in tradition and tradition in fun Dr Ramakrishna with her board game Dr Lalita Ramakrishna, the research director for Indian heritage at Tattvaloka, the publishing division of the Sringeri Math, Chennai, has designed two new games based on the Ramayana. The first is a card game and the second a board game based on the Ramyana and are ideal for acquainting your child with the epic. She also has a puzzle book based on the Ramayana. According to Dr Ramkrishna,... 

ECO-SCOPE BIHAR Interlinking of Rivers in Bihar – Disaster “Risk Reduction” or “Risk Promotion” ?

ECO-SCOPE BIHAR Interlinking of Rivers in Bihar – Disaster “Risk Reduction” or “Risk Promotion” ? By Prof Ashok Kumar Ghosh Prof Ashok Ghosh I came across two interesting news clippings last week. The first was the news about the report of United Nation on natural disaster.The report says that in the past two decades, 2010 was one of the deadliest years for natural disasters.The United Nations (UN) has warned that unless better preparations are put in place, many more disasters can be expected in years to come. Some 373 natural disasters claimed the lives of more than 296,800 people... 

बुद्धिजीवी या बुद्धूजीवी ?

बुद्धिजीवी या बुद्धूजीवी ? सुबीर शुक्ल के सौजन्य से बुद्धिजीवी या बुद्धूजीवी ? कहीं ना कहीं आप का पाला इनसे ज़रूर पड़ा होगा – अपने आप को गहरा और दूसरों से ‘हट के‘ ज्ञानी समझने वाले लोग. इनकी हरेक बात में ‘कुछ‘ होता है – अब... 

Humanity split into two: those who have readymade answers and those who seek answers

Sunday Editorial Humanity split into two: those who have readymade answers and those who seek answers By Ratnakar Tripathy Since Bihardays posted an advertisement yesterday inviting interns to be part of our experience – the fun, the slog, the boredom and the ecstasy, all the navarasas in fact, the role of media came into sharp focus for us for the day and the day after. Readymade answers or you seek answers ??? ‘Role of the media’ is a grand phrase with a touch of unreality. It is almost like asking an ant to describe a tall palm tree in all its vertical and horizontal aspects. Moralistic... 

A great internship opportunity…

A great internship opportunity… Communication: the Indian tradition Bihardays invites aspiring journalists to be with us for a period of 3-6 months. Bihardays will take you under our wings and impart to you training the following areas: 1. selection of stories and analyzing story ideas 2. news collection – methods and practical tips 3. writing in Hindi and English 4. editing skills 5. presentation skills 6. website management 7.Video Production(basic) Bihar days is number one news and information portal of Bihar, in terms of ranking, visits, and other parameters such as time spent on... 

A Mukhiya’s dream: बस एक स्कॉर्पियो, और जहाँ जाएँ, वहां आठ दस ठो लोग जुट जाएँ

A Mukhiya’s dream:  बस एक स्कॉर्पियो, और जहाँ जाएँ, वहां आठ दस ठो लोग जुट जाएँ These won't do at all! Patna: one of the consequences of empowerment of panchayats and infusion of development funds into the panchayat system is – the panchayat officials are now really living it up! According to a prominent Patna daily, funds meant for Indira Awas Yojana, BPL, and Solar lights etc have empowered the mukhiyas and in the case of women mukhiyas, the mukhiyapatis in ways that were not part of the official... 

Smita Kumari, kabaddi player: an example, an inspiration, a Bihari star!

Smita Kumari, kabaddi player: an example, an inspiration, a Bihari star! Smita: the kabaddi star from rural Bihar Motihari: Smita Kumari, the Bihari star kabaddi player was present at the state level  kabaddi Championship January 24 – 26 in Motihari as an inspiration for the players . Smita, for those who may not remember, was part of the Indian women’s kabaddi team at the 2010 Asian Games in China. Smita, aged 26 played a clinching role in the semi-final match against the Iran team enabling India to win a gold medal for women’s kabaddi. Smita was also felicitated at the Rajendra Nagar Bhavan... 
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