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Forbesganj outrage: the politics of ‘developmental’ violence

Forbesganj outrage: the politics of ‘developmental’ violence By Ashok Yadav & Khalid Anis Ansari 10 month old Naushad: a victim The police firing and subsequent killing of five OBC Muslims in Bhajanpur village in Forbesganj of Araria district in Bihar on June 3, 2011 has been analyzed in most reports in the public sphere through the frame of ‘communalism’ and there has been little effort to grapple with the other dimensions that the event entails. Increasingly, it is being felt that the discourse around secularism/communalism is being employed to reinforce the restorative politics... 

Delay in starting two prestigious universities…who is to be blamed…

The clash of Ego between two... Delay in starting two prestigious universities…who is to be blamed… The clash of ego is over the location of CUB and allotment land to AMU. The state government is firm on its decision to establish CUB at Motihari and AMU at Kishanganj. The AMU authorities are reluctant to take over the 250 acres of land at Kishanganj because it is in three parts.Chief minister Nitish Kumar is repeateadly saying “I have said the CUB will come up at Motihari and nowhere else,” while the Centre wants Bihar to set up CUB in the state capital or in its vicinity,... 

Foundation stone for IIT-Patna campus to be laid on April 19 by Kapil Sibal

Foundation stone for IIT-Patna campus to be laid on April 19 by Kapil Sibal IIT: finds its own home in Patna! Patna: according to press reports, Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal will be in Patna to lay the foundation stone for the new campus of IIT-Patna on April 19. The Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will preside over the function and the welcome address will be delivered by chairman, board of governors, IIT Patna, G Madhavan Nair. Reports mention that around 500 acres near Bihta, about 30 km from the state capital, has already been acquired to set up the new IIT campus. The land was acquired... 

Nitish serving sattu sharbat [unlimited] in Janata Durbar on hot summer days

Nitish serving sattu sharbat [unlimited] in Janata Durbar on hot summer days Nitish: 'drink sattu and tell me your problems'! Patna: although intense summer heat is on a temporary hold in Bihar according to the meteorological department, standing in the Janata Durbar queues at 1, Anney Marg at Nitish’s bungalow can be a painful ordeal these days. Since the queues start early in the morning, many visitors land up without any breakfast in their stomachs. Now Nitish Kumar has a solution for the famished visitors who face the prospect of getting a heat stroke even before they can place their... 

Ministerial Bungalows for departments now, not individuals in Bihar: an example to follow nation-wide

Ministerial Bungalows for departments now, not individuals in Bihar: an example to follow nation-wide 1, Anne Marg, Patna Patna: each time a new government comes to power whether in Delhi or in the state capitals of the country, an obscene scramble for the bigger and better bungalows, flats and residences starts among the ministers and politicians. The lobbying involved can get quite serious at times as the big egos vie to get hold of their preferred residences. According to a new decision by the Bihar government, now onwards the residences will be allotted to the different government departments... 

Last phase; Aurangabad Updates

Left, right or centre? who will come to power in Bihar? Skirmish forAurangabad In Bihar, campaigning is at its peak for the 6th and last phase of Assembly elections.  Senior leaders from different political parties are addressing election rallies in Aurangabad district to woo the voters. Polling will be held on 20th of this month. About 13 lakhs 32 thousand voters would political fate aspirants from Aurangabad district on 20th of this month in last phase of assembly elections Aurangabad is a district in Magadh region and is associated with first Deputy Chief Minister cum Finance Minister of Bihar... 

Nitish: Modified Promises?

Nitish: Modified Promises? Nitish Proposes, HRD disposes?   Patna: There’s many a slip ‘twixt the Cup and the Lip. Take the case of the AMU proposal.  In October 2009, the Nitish Kumar government said the land for the Special Centre of Aligarh Muslim University would be ‘given’ to AMU free of cost. In early February 2010, it took a volte-face and said the land would be registered in the name of HRD Bihar, not AMU, and it would be given to AMU on lease.  Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had promised to give the land to AMU free of cost. In his letter dated 19th September 2009, CM Nitish... 

Election fever in Bihar unabated

Election Roundup In Bihar,election fever in the state is in full swing. The campaigning comes to an end on Sunday. The fifth phase of elections will be held in 35 assembly constituencies on November 9. Out of 35 of these, 12 constituencies are naxal-infested. Stalwarts of different political parties including Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Adwani, JD ( U) President Sharad Yadav, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, LJP President Ram Vilash Paswan, State congress chief Mehboob ALI Qaiser and left leaders addressed a series of election meetings in different parts of the constituencies . According to AIR Patna,... 

Action packed Battle for Bihar

Voters in Gaya Action packed Battle for Bihar Patna: Maoists triggered a land mine blast to scare away voters even as 10 million electorate cast ballots in Bihar’s fourth phase polling for 42 Assembly constituencies and the by-poll for Banka Lok Sabha seat on Monday. Director General of Police Neelmani said the extremists had detonated the land mine near a bridge on the Chakai-Jamui main road in Betia jungle and lobbed four powerful bombs near booth No.56 and 57 at Danapur, but there had been no report of casualty in any of the incidents.  The ultras made quick retreat immediately after... 

Nitish says Bangla Status will improve

Nitish says Bangla status will improve Nitish: wooing Bangla sentiments? PATNA: The Bihar Bengali Association is all praise for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s promise to raise the status of Bengali as a language in the state. The JD(U) manifesto has explicitly mentioned that if the party is voted back to power, ‘Bangla’ as a medium of instruction would be introduced in more state government schools and more teachers who can teach in the language appointed. The manifesto says that migrant Bengalis, especially those settled in north Bihar, would be given all the facilities and benefits enjoyed... 
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