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मधुबनी: दर्शनीय स्थल स किया नजरि फेरने छी सरकार

मधुबनी: दर्शनीय स्थल स किया नजरि फेरने छी सरकार   उगनेश्वर शिवालय मधुबनी। मधुबनी मे मंदिर, प्राचीन मूर्ति आ पौराणिक अवशेष क भरमार अछि। एहिठाम शैव, शाक्त, वैष्णव आ बौद्ध मतालंबी स संबंधित स्थल क तादाद कम नहि अछि। पाल, सेन आ कर्नाट वंशीय... 

Shiv Prakash, farmer from Buxar uses RTI to expose scams: Bihar has a hero!

Shiv Prakash, farmer from Buxar uses RTI to expose scams: Bihar has a hero!   Shiv Prakash: RTI activist from Buxar! Patna: according to a recent press report, Bihar now has its own RTI hero, a figure to emulate! Since 2005, Shiv Prakash a farmer made use of the very handy RTI provisions to unearth information for the benefit of farmers in Sarinja village in Buxar district. Fearless Prakash blew the whistle on a tubewell scam despite threats to his well-being. As is known, the Centre offers a 35% subsidy to poor farmers for the purchase of hand pumps and installation of tube wells. Through... 

Laura Puukko from Finland trains to be the first woman mahout in Kerala

Laura Puukko from Finland trains to be the first woman mahout in Kerala   Laura Puukko at work I Kerala: Laura Puukko, 25 came to Kerala for a visit last year and promptly fell in love with the elephants she saw and met over there. Almost unthinkingly at some point, she asked the locals around her if she could stay there. ‘Yes’ was their prompt reply and her mind was instantly made. So as soon as Laura Puukko completes her homeopathy studies in Finland in December, she will be back in Kerala to work towards her new career. Laura started by walking alongside elephants and helped in feeding... 

Lokpal protests in Patna- Exclusive Pictures

Anna supporters in Patna

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Lokpal protests in Patna

By Manish Kumar

Photos from different parts of Patna – where Anna’s supporters gathered. The places are – Kargil Chauk, Income Tax Circle, Saguna Mod and Exhibition road to name a few…

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Latest NASA pictures show alarming drop in groundwater in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Latest NASA pictures show alarming drop in groundwater in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand   Ground water: endless need! Bhubaneshwar: according to a TV news report, the Ministry of Environment and Forests Secretary Tishyarakshit Chatterjee while expressing concern over the fast depleting groundwater resources in the country, said the Indo-Gangetic plain was losing about 10 feet groundwater every year. An alarming figure indeed! The latest NASA pictures suggest that the Indo-Gangetic plain, consisting of states such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is witnessing a very high rate... 

Sunday Editorial-our common Bihari trait – seesawing between too much respect and too much contempt!

Sunday Editorial Our common Bihari trait – seesawing between too much respect and too much contempt! By Ratnakar Tripathy 'Come let's think!' This may not be a very pleasant topic to discuss on a Sunday morning. But it has its moments of humour! Way back when I first landed in Mumbai as a young boy, I was very disturbed to find everyone address me as ‘tum’. Every ‘tum’ in a sentence seemed like an insulting slap in the face. Gradually, as I got to know the languages, Marathi as well as Mumbaiya, I found out that being addressed as ‘ap’ was not such a great deal – it... 

…and the wild dogs of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamshedpur are back after 20 years

…and the wild dogs of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamshedpur are back after 20 years Cheetal: in Dalma Dalma, Jamshedpur: once in a while we hear some good news on the environment front in India – according to reports, after a gap of twenty years, packs of wild dogs have been sighted by villagers at Dalma. The divisional forest officer (DFO) of Ranchi wildlife division A.T. Mishra confirmed their numbers at a meeting with villagers at Makulakocha, putting the figure at a modest six. “I met villagers, who claimed to have seen the animals at a watering hole and am satisfied with their version,”... 

Eco-Scope Bihar- Climate Change knows no national boundaries: the need to change how we behave towards earth

Prof Ashok K. Ghosh Eco-Scope Bihar Climate Change knows no national boundaries: the need to change how we behave towards earth by Prof Ashok Kumar Ghosh With ocean temperature hitting record highs, Arctic sea ice dwindling, and glaciers melting faster than ever, it seems that climate change is knocking on our doors.The urgency is suddenly hitting home for people all around the planet.The problems associated with the climate crisis seem to be far from being solved – in spite of intense International debate that have spurred by scientific studies of the International Panel on Climate Change... 

Sahir: A magician of words

Sahir: A magician of words By Manpreet Singh Aneja Sahir Ludhianvi ‘Hindi film music has nothing to say’ – this glaring statement made by one of my college mate over a decade ago still resonates in my mind. I wonder, is it sheer ignorance on part of the generation brought up on works of Pink Flyod & Bob Dylon or the current crop of cheap and frivolous Hindi songs like Munee Badnam Huee and Sheela Kee Jawani that Hindi music is largely perceived as a frivolous means of entertainment. No doubt, of late we have witnessed degradation in the quality of Hindi film music but by and large a... 
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