Thursday, 2 February, 2023

Topic: Bihar

World population grew by a billion in past 12 yrs & 5% came from just UP & Bihar, data shows

These two states are home to about 35.4 cr people which is more than world's 3rd most populous country, America. Both states have high Total Fertility Rate (TFR) as well.

Bihar district courts are swamped with new disputes as land digitisation begins

Since surveyors began work in 20 districts in Bihar six months ago, neighbours are fighting, siblings are turning on each other, and land owners are accusing each other of fraud.

How Bihar’s subaltern Chhath festival entered the elite spaces

Along with the gentrification, media is inserting religious legends into Chhath's history. The forward march of India's subaltern may just end up as another ritualistic Hindu festival.

‘For the betterment of Bihar’ — Chirag Paswan promises to support BJP in upcoming by-polls 

Chirag, the son of late union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, says he’s holding negotiations with the BJP for a future alliance. However, he has conditions. 

‘Chief justice calling’: How Bihar IPS officer ‘conned’ DGP into withdrawing liquor case

IPS Aditya Kumar has 'gone underground'. He & one Abhishek Agarwal plotted to get liquor case withdrawn, for which Agarwal called DIG posing as Bihar HC chief justice, police say.

Why Bihar CM Nitish Kumar can’t say no to RJD-JDU merger plans

Tejashwi Yadav has turned out to be a shrewder politician than many thought he was. The RJD’s resolution shows Nitish Kumar probably knows it.

After split verdict, Hijab row breaks out during exam in Bihar college

A student claimed that objectionable remarks were made against her by a male teacher who got annoyed when she refused to take off her hijab during an exam.

Who’s walking with Prashant Kishor on Bihar yatra & how they’re getting ‘points’ for every tweet

Former poll strategist listened to local residents' problems before telling them to choose 'right leader' from among themselves. Some didn't know him but said his speeches 'make sense'.

Why a surprise move at RJD national meet has Bihar buzzing about party’s merger with JD(U)

RJD resolution empowering Lalu or Tejashwi to decide on party name change seen as precursor to merger, paving way for Tejashwi to hold reins of Bihar while Nitish takes national role.

BJP search for ‘ally’ in Valley before J&K polls—the elusive party must meet 3 conditions

BJP has a 'half PVN' in its fold — one of its secretaries can speak nine languages. Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao could speak 17 languages.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.