Patna: Slow but steady 'Talibization' of the state and enhanced moral policing continued in Bihar on Friday as the Principal of Magadh Mahila College, Patna's premier women's college, issued a new diktat defining a new dress code for students warning them of serious consequences if anyone was found in the violation of the new rules.
Patna: Much to the frustration of Chief Minister turned anti-alcohol evangelist Nitish Kumar, a senior member of his own alliance challenged the legality of the 'Talibani' liquor laws saying t impose fine and punishment on an entire family because one member of a family broke the prohibition laws was not only 'draconian' but also illegal.
Patna: Claiming ownership on the Shaheed Smarak just outside the state Assembly, Congress leaders led by Bihar Education Minister and Congress state President Ashok Chowdhary placed party flags in the hands of the seven martyrs who were gunned down by British soldiers on August 11, 1942 while fighting for the independence of India.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's flagship social policy of total prohibition that was shoved down the throat of Biharis on April 1 this year is now facing serious criticism by the same women who had earlier supported his policy saying the latest Excise Act blurred the line between a mature democracy and a dictatorship.
Patna: Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Chowdhary, speaking at a workshop of women legislators under the banner of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in Patna on Monday, stuck to boilerplate rhetoric related to women empowerment saying instead of worrying about every small things, it was imperative to 'move together in the right direction'.
Patna: Former Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram did himself no favor on Friday when he said that some 'petty criminals' in Gaya were trying to give bad name to the Naxals and if the police failed to protect the honor of mothers, daughters, and sisters, it was only natural for someone to become a Naxalite.
Patna: The smaller and the much older statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Patna's Gandhi Maidan is set to get a new home as the district administration directed the authorities to move it to the Rajdhani Vatika, previously known as the 'Eco Park' while leaving the new statue of Bapu at its existing place in the Gandhi Maidan.