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Verdict 2014, Bihar: a development folktale interrupted

By Ratnakar Tripathy Storytelling in progress The key word that occurs time and again to describe the 2014 verdict in the favour of BJP and Narendra Modi is ‘decisiveness’ in its most manly and broad-chested sense. In the last five years, the Congress, now punished severely for its limp-wristed demeanour and dyslexic style of communication, created levels of despair that seemed almost unspeakable. But as we know, with development as the core mantra, the despair hastily turned into hope as the election results began pouring in yesterday. Hope is the name of the luxury democracy rarely denies... 

होली मुबारक/Happy Holi

बिहार डेज़ के पाठकों को होली मुबारक, रंग मुबारक, अबीर मुबारक

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मेरा भागलपुर: मिर्ज़ा इब्राहिम बेग का मकबरा

सच्चिदानंद सिंह Tomb of Ibrahim Hossain Khan, near Bhagalpur.by Woodcock, Harriet Mary भागलपुर में एक मोहल्ला है खंजरपुर. यह काफी बड़ा इलाका है और नागरिकों ने इसे दो भागों में बाँट रखा है – छोटी खंजरपुर और बड़ी खंजरपुर. बड़ा अजीब लगता है सुनने में. भागलपुरियों में, या बिहारियों... 

Amrapali Group starts agro-industry near Katihar: plans expansions to other districts

    Food Processing Unit of Amrapali Group at Chabilapur, Rajgir Patna: In a bid to boost Bihar’s food processing sector, Tariq Anwar, minister of state for agriculture and food processing industries, laid the foundation stone for a unit on Katihar-Purnea Road in Bhasana, set up by the Amrapali Group. “Bihar has a lot of potential in food processing. The Amrapali group is playing a key role in the progress of the sector in the state. I urge more private firms to come forward and invest here,” he said. “In fact, Bihar is the only state that has the capacity to fulfill the entire’s... 

Avoidable culture of violence in Bihar: festivals like Saraswati Pooja turn into riots!

    Saraswati immersion: a gentler moment! Patna: it is becoming increasingly clear that the Bihar urban society has outsourced its festivals to the gangs of delinquent youth. These are often groups in neighbourhood that put up competitive stalls, collect their funds using rough methods and turn the festival atmosphere into all male discos. As if this is not bad enough, the merriment often leads to shows of violence, which are seen as part of the spectacle. Matters like who leads the procession, who gets to immerse the idol first can lead to deadly violence on days when the groups turn... 

Student migration within India: brain drain within states?

  Students in India: a mobile community Mumbai: The flight to campus is not always beyond the seas. The comfort of being close to home is driving several young Indians to different Indian states to pursue an education. In the last 10 years, a total of 37 lakh moved to get a degree, showing that a discouraging academic landscape near home is no longer keeping its youth from travelling to the brighter lights elsewhere. Departure rate among young men wanting to pursue an education is higher, for 26 lakh shifted as compared to 11 lakh women. Of those, 6.2 lakh youths (or 17%) moved to a new state;... 

Why slums need a different garbage collection system: lessons from Pune

    Garbage Segregation: and how to avoid this? The zero-garbage project, a joint initiative of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), non-governmental organizations (NGO) and corporate sector – has found many takers in housing societies and commercial establishments, but its progress in slum areas has been slow. “Both the door-to-door collection of garbage as well as the segregation of garbage has met with a greater success in the organized housing areas when compared to the slum areas of the city. There is a need for more efforts in generating awareness in these areas,”... 

Bihar gets 68.95 lakh tourists till august, 2013: domestic tourists dominate

  Deedarganj Yakshini: Patna Museum Patna: according to reports, of the total number of 68.95 lakh tourists visiting Bihar in the first eight months of this year, 64.95 lakh comprised domestic tourists, while the number of foreign tourists stood at four lakh, the Principal Secretary (Tourism) B Pradhan stated to reporters. Bihar had received 22.5 lakh tourists last year which more than double the number of footfalls in 2007, he said. In order to woo domestic and foreign tourists, the tourism department has launched a massive publicity campaign about development of infrastructures, the Buddhist,... 

Texas-based Bengali scientist explains origin of life: connecting geology and chemical evolution

    Impacting meteorite Sankar Chatterjee, Horn Professor of Geosciences and curator of palaeontology at The Museum of Texas Tech University believes he has found the answer by connecting theories on chemical evolution with evidence related to our planet’s early geology. “This is bigger than finding any dinosaur,” Chatterjee said. “This is what we’ve all searched for – the Holy Grail of science.” Thanks to regular and heavy comet and meteorite bombardment of Earth’s surface during its formative years 4 billion years ago, the large craters left behind not only contained... 

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