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Now entrepreneur’s panchayat to be held every fifth Monday in Bihar!

Now entrepreneur’s panchayat to be held every fifth Monday in Bihar! Entrepreneur: leaping to new stuff! Patna: according to press reports emerging from the entrepreneur’s panchayat held in Patna on Monday, a Bihar Investment and Consultative Council would be set up soon for promoting investments in the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said today. Prominent entrepreneurs, traders and economists would be members of the council and their suggestions would be taken to formulate a comprehensive plan for Bihar’s industrial development, Kumar said addressing an entrepreneur’s panchayat... 

Finally, a 4000-MW power project for Bihar: a centre-Bihar give and take!

Finally, a 4000-MW power project for Bihar: a centre-Bihar give and take!   Give & Take: power! Patna/New Delhi: according to a number of recent reports, Bihar will now manage to get out of its dark tunnel. Soon after granting two central universities to Bihar and a 20 per cent hike in Plan allocation, the Manmohan Singh-led Government has now doled out one more largesse to the JD (U) strongman. This is being seen as a positive fallout of Nitish’s support of Pranab Mukherjee as the presidential candidate. The centre, in a friendly gesture of give and take has decided to supply coal on... 

Eco-Scope Bihar – “The Tipping Point – Alarming signals for life on Earth”

Prof. Ashok Kumar Ghosh Eco-Scope Bihar “The Tipping Point – Alarming signals for life on Earth” By Prof. Ashok Kumar Ghosh Earth is an exquisitely beautiful planet, washed in water and surrounded by a thin atmosphere with swirling white clouds. This planet is a system of moving gas, liquid, and solids with numerous interconnected and interdependent components. Earth operates as a constantly changing dynamic system since its origin. Changes are going on in its physical as well as biological characteristics. It has gone through change in temperature – sometimes we talk of global warming... 

हाय!हयात

Dev N Pathak Dear home: Letters from an NRB हाय!हयात By Dev Nath Pathak मानसून की बेवफाई से इस साल एक मामूली सा हादसा ये होगा कि बियर बहुत बिकेगा बियर बेली बहुत बढेगा काली कोक और पीली माज़ा भी बिकेंगी शेक में थोडा सा बेचारा आम होगा किसी का मुनाफा और किसी का नुकसान होगा और... 

Assam violence: ‘BJP done it’, says Digvijay Singh!

Assam violence: ‘BJP done it’, says Digvijay Singh!   Editorial note: What do you do when the ruling party in India, namely the Congress refuses to admit that the daily illegal migration from Bangladesh to India, a well-known fact for Biharis and an ever better-known fact for the Bengalis and the North-easterners, may create grievous problems at the ground level in our border areas? But again, what do you do when the opposition, the BJP, capitalizes on it to create hatred useful for the forthcoming elections? Simple answer – we end up taking a ‘politically correct’ side, the assumption... 

How conflict over land leads to violence in Kokrajhar, Assam!

How conflict over land leads to violence in Kokrajhar, Assam! Kokrajhar violence: all about land! Guwahati: with 40 dead and thousands wounded and displaced, the current conflict around Kokrajhar has been the bloodiest one in recent times. According to an insightful report, the renewed spate of violence between Bodos and immigrant minorities in Kokrajhar district in lower Assam has shown up shortcomings in the formation of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), analysts said on Wednesday. The BTC was formed under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. While the non-Bodos complain that the... 

Occidentally Yours – Long live the Queen! And her stooping subjects

Somnath Batabyal Occidentally Yours Long live the Queen! And her stooping subjects By Somnath Batabyal You surely do not disapprove of the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations, do you? It is such a beautiful tradition and uplifting when times are this hard.” I faltered. I was sitting on the lady’s boat and drinking her tea while her husband navigated the vessel around the Bristol harbour area, now festooned with balloons and buntings to commemorate the occasion under discussion. There were times when a bit of circumlocution was warranted and this, I instinctively felt, was one... 

‘Do not disturb sign’ for sanctuaries: Tiger tourism to be restricted!

‘Do not disturb sign’ for sanctuaries: Tiger tourism to be restricted!   New Delhi: India’s top court has suspended tourism in core areas of tiger reserves as the country struggles to stem the dwindling numbers of the endangered wild cats, a lawyer said. The order Tuesday by the Supreme Court in New Delhi came in response to a public interest complaint from wildlife activist Ajay Dubey, who urged tourism be restricted to a buffer zone on the edge of reserves to protect the animals. Dubey, saying he sought a balance between conservation and the tourist industry, claimed various state... 

Narendra Modi to address Bihar meet: but in Ahmadabad!

Narendra Modi to address Bihar meet: but in Ahmadabad!   Bihar Diwas: under Modi’s shadow! Ahmedabad: if you cannot go to Bihar, let Bihar come to you – this is what seems to be happening in Gujarat’s capital Ahmadabad. According to reports, Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address a gathering of prominent Biharis in Ahmedabad this Sunday as the chief guest of an event that will celebrate the centenary of Bihar’s foundation. The function is being organised by Maa Janki Seva Samiti (MJSS), a registered trust in Ahmedabad since 2006 and named after Goddess Sita. Senior IPS... 

Re-re-re-naming, rrrrrrrrrr – naming of towns in UP by SP: BSP fumes!

Re-re-re-naming, rrrrrrrrrr – naming of towns in UP by SP: BSP fumes!   My name is? wait for the new government! Lucknow: according to a number of reports in the press, among all the agendas on Akhilesh’s table is the serious business of renaming towns and districts in UP. UP has seen similar binging by Mayawati who seemed to believe that when you rename something, you change it radically. Bombay, Madras, Bangalore, the illustrious cities have been through these transformations so why not change the name of your little lane and call it ‘Paradise Path’, if it helps remove the piles... 
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