Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Patna

How a Didarganj Yakshi statue discovered by accident near Patna led to a colonial fight

The Didarganj Yakshi has been the focus of much debate on style, valuation, colonial and postcolonial biases and the representation of women in art.

Patna journalist fired over inappropriate comments on Jharkhand teen death

Simab Akthar, a journalist from the Bihar-based News4Nation was fired Tuesday after he made ‘Jihadi’ and sexually suggestive comments on Facebook regarding the incident.

Army jawan on leave shot dead by bike-borne men during robbery attempt in Patna

The soldier, Bablu Kumar, was shot in his head by two men who came on a bike around 3 a.m. Kumar was riding pillion on his way to boarding the Rajdhani Express to Guwahati.

‘Will be retired at 24’ — Bihar youth on Agnipath grouse as violent protests, arson go on

Bihar, Telangana, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, West Bengal — states across India are witnessing violent protests against 'Agnipath', the Union govt's new military recruitment scheme.

Outrage as police search bridal rooms at Patna wedding venues for liquor, Nitish defends action

Days after Bihar CM decided to penalise officers for not implementing Prohibition, Patna police teams raided over 50 marriage halls. No confirmation of any seizures or arrests.

IIT Kharagpur student spoofed IDs, faked profiles, morphed nudes to harass Delhi minors, arrested

The accused, Mahavir Kumar, stalked and blackmailed 50 students and teachers of a prominent school in Delhi. He was arrested from his Patna residence after a 2-month probe.

‘My city is fully open’ say users in Patna and Surat on Bharat Bandh, but post image from 2016

New Delhi: National highways, link roads and railway tracks were blocked by protesting farmers during the nationwide Bharat Bandh Monday, resulting in highway blockages...

‘Bulldozing heritage’: Bihar plan to partly raze 130-yr-old Khuda Bakhsh library sparks outrage

Khuda Bakhsh library is an ‘Institution of National Importance’ according to Parliament. Now, Nitish govt's plan for elevated road suggests knocking down its historic Curzon Reading Hall.

Patna school principal gets death penalty for raping Class 5 student

A POCSO judge also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the convict. A co-accused was sentenced to life imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs 50,000.

Ex-World Bank official, journalist, cop-turned-professor — Bihar’s new crop of candidates

In a state used to seeing political dynasts and people with criminal backgrounds contest elections, a small group of candidates is trying to offer an alternative. Here’s a look at them.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.