Bihar

We failed, went by government’s false assurances: Patna High Court

We failed, went by government’s false assurances: Patna High Court

May 13, 2021

Only a day after bloated, decomposing bodies washed up on banks of the Ganga in Bihar’s Buxar, another 100 bodies, all suspected to be Covid-19 positive, were spotted floating in a river in Chausa village, located on Bihar’s border with Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday, May 11. On t...

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Sama Chakwa: Mithila’s folk dance in need of saviours

Sama Chakwa: Mithila’s folk dance in need of saviours

April 29, 2021

“It used to be a dance performance where artisans and potters designed special clay toys and lamps that would be easy to carry and balance while performing. Singers and musicians made sure that they filled the performance with optimum innocence and fun with their voice and musi...

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Maithili cinema: Awards, appreciation but no viewers

Maithili cinema: Awards, appreciation but no viewers

April 8, 2021

“Maithili cinema’s fate has not changed despite good quality content and awards that we have received in the recent past. We still struggle to get some time on television or even a theatrical release,” says Nitin Chandra, a Maithili filmmaker based in Bihar’s capital Patn...

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Govt jobs or protests? Nitish Kumar asks Bihar to choose

Govt jobs or protests? Nitish Kumar asks Bihar to choose

February 7, 2021

Within days of news that Uttarakhand Police were going to keep track of ‘anti-national’ social media posts while conducting police verification for passport applications, reports emerged from Bihar indicating that the state government had apparently decided to go even furth...

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A spiritual journey from Patliputra to Patna

A spiritual journey from Patliputra to Patna

November 4, 2020

Located on the banks of river Ganges, Patna is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. With the presence of hundreds of historically significant places within its boundaries, it is visited by travellers from all over the world. Tourists also say that it is o...

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Disappearing arts of India

Disappearing arts of India

February 22, 2020

India’s art heritage is as diverse as its people. India is known for its rich cultural heritage from the ancient times, yet amidst all these there are art forms that are dying

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INFOCOM 2019 organises state forums to showcase their potential

INFOCOM 2019 organises state forums to showcase their potential

December 9, 2019

The three-day conference INFOCOM in its 18th edition has adopted the theme of facing the challenges of VUCA world and winning. VUCA is an acronym that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, a combination of qualities that, taken together, characterise the n...

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La première femme pilote dans la marine indienne

La première femme pilote dans la marine indienne

December 4, 2019

La première femme pilote de la marine indienne, la sous-lieutenante Shivangi, pourra célébrer la journée nationale de la marine en ce 4 décembre. Recevant ses ailes et rejoignant la base navale de Kochi le 2 décembre, cette jeune femme originaire du Bihar s’est dite trè...

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Air pollution in India

Air pollution in India

November 16, 2019

India’s air pollution continues to worsen each year, inflicting thousands of deaths on a hapless populace while politicians play blame game.

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Chhath Puja: an age-old ritual for the Sun god

Chhath Puja: an age-old ritual for the Sun god

November 8, 2019

Chhath Puja, also known as Dala Puja is a Hindu festival which is celebrated with gaiety and religious fervor mainly in northern and eastern states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.  The word Chhath means sixth in Maithili, Nepali, and Bhojpuri languages. De...

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Millions suffer floods fury in India

Millions suffer floods fury in India

July 19, 2019

More than three million people have been displaced across the northern and north-eastern India because of monsoon that has not only destroyed homes but cost the lives of many.

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Exploring the unexplored places of Jharkhand

Exploring the unexplored places of Jharkhand

February 2, 2019

Located in the eastern part of India, Jharkhand is not really considered a popular tourist destination by many. However, this place not only abounds in beauty but also has several hidden gems that have not yet been explored.

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