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Rs 242 crore compensation to people affected by use of endosulfan pesticide

Rs 242 crore compensation to people affected by use of endosulfan pesticide Affected by endosulfan aerial spray Thiruvananthapuram: bihardays readers who read our earlier report ‘How we are killing ourselves while killing insects: Patna-based research on Endosulfan, the pesticide’ [http://wp.me/p14ArU-2ei] will not be surprised by this new move by the Kerala government. According to the latest reports in the press, the Kerala government has sought a financial package of Rs 242 crore from the Centre to pay compensation to people suffering from health problems reportedly caused by use... 

Placement drive at Tihar prison: a new beginning for many lives

Placement drive at Tihar prison: a new beginning for many lives Paper manufacturing: Tihar prison New Delhi: a major TV news channel recently reported a commendable move by the officials at the Tihar Jail, Delhi to invite potential employers for the job placement of its inmates. It is even more commendable that a number of prestigious employers turned up and actually made some recruitment decisions. According to the jail authorities at Tihar, this is a first time in India and they hope to take such initiative every year. DG Prison, Tihar Jail, Neeraj Kumar said, ‘For the first time we are vouching... 

26,000 colleges, 800 universities to be part of countrywide fibre optics network in 3-4 years

26,000 colleges, 800 universities to be part of countrywide fibre optics network in 3-4 years Fibre optics:connecting campuses! Kochi: according to reports in the national press, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said that in a concerted effort to build an international highway of information, 26,000 colleges and 800 universities in the country would be connected with fibre optics in the next three to four years. Addressing the students and teachers of the Rajagiri Public School at Kalamassery, Kerala, Sibal said that the connectivity will provide a flow of information which will be free of any charges. Further... 

Light Pollution: how it is disrupting our biological clocks and life cycles

Eco-scope Bihar Light Pollution: how it is disrupting our biological clocks and life cycles By Prof Ashok Kumar Ghosh Prof Ashok Kumar Ghosh Light pollution is a problem for everyone today residing in metros and big cities with high population density and crowded neighbourhood. Have you ever had trouble sleeping because of a too bright city or neighbour’s light glaring into your bedroom window? I have, and I had to purchase black shades for my windows last year when I was visiting Germany for my research assignment. Even in Patna I have put heavy curtains of dark shade in my bed... 

Declaration of assets: some advice on life as usual after 28 February

Declaration of assets: some advice on life as usual after 28 February Not Corrupt: only a collector of Gandhi's portraits! by Bhrashtesh Kumar Bihari Patna: 28 February 2011, I am told will be a landmark in the history of Bihar, ending several hundred years of corruption, the present forms of which were first cultivated by the British and the Dutch through bribes to the petty officials of the Nawab’s regime in Bihar. I intend to write a glorious history of this corruption in its various phases some time soon as I retire. I call this history glorious since it reflects in full, the inventiveness... 

Eve teasing gets tougher in Patna by the day!

Eve teasing gets tougher in Patna by the day! Patna: safer for women? Patna: according to reports, the Patna SSP Alok Kumar has placed Constable Sunil Kumar from the Pataliputra police station under suspension for taking an indulgent view of an incident of eve teasing of a girl by a youth. It seems the boy who had passed lewd comments on the girl in question near Pataliputra roundabout was standing along with the cops who were part of a Q-mobile. In popular lingo, the eve teaser may be said to have been under a heavy illusion of police protection! But this man clearly did not have his fingers... 

Sunday Editorial:Some very good reasons why we Biharis don’t like criticism!

Sunday Editorial Some very good reasons why we Biharis don’t like criticism! By Ratnakar Tripathy You dare criticise me... This is an edit that could have been my very first for bihardays. But there are things that you have to say either with utter frankness and boldness or simply keep your mouth shut. I have found that the educated Bihari of today is in a very brittle emotional state these days. Let me explain what I mean by this. We now have the new-found task of rebuilding our self respect in full public view on the national stage. As we all understand, it can also be a very wrong time... 

सौरभ का फ़िल्मी चक्कर:फिल्म ‘Tanu wedsManu’

सौरभ की समीक्षा सौरभ का फ़िल्मी चक्कर फिल्म ‘Tanu wedsManu’ इस शादी में जाने की कोई ज़रूरत नहीं। दर्शक बिन बुलाए मेहमान की तरह महसूस करता है। कोई कैसे बना सकता है ऐसी फिल्म जिसमें हर दस मिनट बाद लगे कि क्या यार बेवकूफ बनाए जा रहे हैं। फिल्म... 

बीच की धूप [[उपन्यास] :हवा के ताज़े झोंके की तरह…

पुस्तक समीक्षा: बीच की धूप [उपन्यास] हवा के ताज़े झोंके की तरह… जीतेंद्र वर्मा उपन्यासकार महीप सिंह महीप सिंह हिंदी के उन थोड़े लेखकों में एक हैं जो शुरू से जातिगत और धार्मिक उत्पीड़न जैसे सवालों से सवालों से टकराते रहें हैं.... 

Govind Singh from Supaul, Bihar wins the Cotton Council International (CCI) fashion design award

Govind Singh from Supaul, Bihar wins the Cotton Council International (CCI) fashion design award Govind Singh: and his design! Mumbai, Patna: Govind Kumar Singh from Bihar has been recently selected as the top upcoming Indian fashion designer 2011 by the Cotton Council International (CCI). Singh said he felt that his example will inspire youngsters in Bihar to contribute to the fashion industry and profession. Govind is a native of Supaul, one of the most flood-prone districts of Bihar. In his moment of victory Govind did not forget to remember that his roots lie in Bihar when he told the press... 
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