Ishu Kumari (12), whose widowed mother works as a domestic in the state capital, has starry dreams in her twinkling eyes. A student of Class VII in Ravindra Balika Vidyalaya in Patna City, Ishu is among eight underprivileged children from the city's Kilkari Bihar Bal Bhavan who have been selected for the final audition round of the popular television reality show India's Best Dramebaaz.
Bus stops around the city are becoming examples of how public money has been misused. While some have been turned into parking lots, others are occupied by vendors to run makeshift stalls. This is the condition of the old bus as well the swanky bus stops that came up in 2014-15 at a cost of around Rs 14 crore. The new bus shelters were developed by the Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (BUIDCo), which gave away maintenance and advertisement rights to private agencies. The old bus stops, on the other hand, have become nobody's baby, with both PMC and Buidco authorities washing their hands of it. PMC deputy municipal commissioner Vishal Anand said the corporation handed over their work to some private agency years ago and papers related to the arrangement had gone missing. But Buidco officials claimed PMC was supposed to maintain those. Shuchismita Chakraborty visited different bus stops on Saturday to report their condition.
Trials in over 300 cases lodged under the Arms Act are getting delayed in different courts of Patna district because of non-appearance of witnesses, which in turn has resulted in the accused roaming free and committing crimes.
Ramashankar and Uma Kant Prasad VarmaMay 20, 2018 00:00 IST
The Bihar government is looking towards China to take inspiration and learn techniques for better flood and water management in the state, where 28 out of total 38 districts are flood-prone. It is also evaluating the option of inviting Chinese experts to research on the Kosi river.
Khunti Yadav, a former mukhiya and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader was killed and his son injured in Buxar district on Friday night when they were returning home after closing their medical shop in the district headquarters town.
The road blockade in Raxaul, 204km north of Patna, was lifted on Friday night after the East Champaran district administration acceded to the protesters' demand to let vehicles through the integrated checkpost immediately.