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From Mumbra's water woes to Bihar's liquor ban: Top 5 stories from across India
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‘I got my husband back because of liquor ban in Bihar’ A resident of Patna's Buddha Colony, Shehnaz Khatun, says she is really happy that her husband has quit alcohol following the ban. The couple has four children. Shehnaz says that their eldest ... DNA, 2 days ago
Nitish's total liquor ban challenged in HC Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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When Lalu's elder son became 'Bihar chief minister'

Tej Pratap to play a cameo as Bihar CM in a Bhojpuri film. Rashtirya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son Tejaswi Yadav is Bihar’s deputy chief minister. And now, his elder son has become Bihar’s ‘chief minister’. Not by dethroning Nitish Kumar though, but by acting in a Bhojpuri film. Tej Pratap Yadav, 28 -- who is health minister in the Nitish government -- is playing a cameo role of Bihar chief minister in an upcoming Bhojpuri film. Tej Pratap ...
 Rediff.com5 days ago 'Media should take deworming tablet,' says Bihar health minister  Rediff.com2 months ago
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'Chances of a smooth run of Parliament are remote'

‘The current prime minister delights in confrontation; his government is deliberately provocative.’ ‘As of now, there is zero chance of the GST getting passed in this session.’ ‘People seem to be underestimating the Congress’ resilience factor. We are like the Indian elephant: we take time to move.’ Congress spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh tells Kavita Chowdhury that since the attitude of the ...
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Nitish declares Bihar a dry state

Four days after promulgation of partial prohibition in Bihar on April 1, the Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday decided to impose a total ban on alcohol in towns and cities. The decision to ban sale and consumption of India Made Foreign Liquor in municipal and town council areas with immediate effect was taken at a cabinet meeting, the chief minister said. The Nitish Kumar government had banned sale and consumption of country and spiced liquor in rural areas from April 1 this year, but had ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago Nitish replaces Sharad Yadav as JD-U chief  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Nitish ends practice of gifts to MLAs after row  Rediff.com1 month ago Oppn demands imposition of President's Rule in Bihar  Rediff.com2 months ago
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Bihar announces quotas for third gender candidates in govt jobs

The government of Bihar has announced reservations for candidates from the the third gender community in government jobs, a move welcomed by transgenders as a leveler. M I Khan/ Rediff.com report from Patna. The Bihar government on Wednesday announced reservations in government jobs for eunuchs and transgenders, whom it had recognised as the third gender last year. The state government will also set up a welfare board for the people belonging to third gender. Bihar Social Welfare minister Manju ...
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Budget 2016 shows Modi is a reformer in retreat

The loss in Bihar has forced a change in NDA's market positioning, says Shekhar Gupta. Image: Modi’s isn’t a “minimum government, maximum governance” approach. Photograph: Reuters     The Narendra Modi government’s third Budget confirms that he is a reformer of government and not a liberaliser of economy. The most significant positive aspects of this Budget, for example, all lie in improving government processes. The most important of these are ...
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PHOTOS: MPs who rode to Parliament in style

The Aam Aadmi Party government's odd-even proposal has brought new flavour to the ongoing second part of the budget session of Parliament with several Bharatiya Janata Party lawmakers resorting to new modes of transport, including cycle and horse, to vent their ire. Rider of the storm: We are performing a constitutional duty," said Sharma while seated atop the white horse. Photograph: PTI   BJP Member of Parliament Ram Prasad Sharma must have drawn chuckles when he came to Parliament on a ...
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10 charred to death in Bihar fire mishap

Most of the people who died had come to attend a marriage function. At least ten people, including five children and three women, were burnt to death in a fire on Friday in a village in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, police said. ”Ten people including five children and three women were burnt alive in Harinagar village under Daudnagar police station in Aurangabad,” a district police official said. According to police, three people sustained serious burn injuries in the fire ...
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Will Bihar, Kerala and Tamil Nadu do a U-turn on prohibition?

State after state has imposed an alcohol ban, and has had to retreat, unable to address the financial and administrative fallout.Are we set for more of this cycle, asks Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: In recent months, governments across India have woken up to the political allure of prohibition. Photograph: Reuters. Published only for representational purposes. Bansi Lal, former chief minister of Haryana, was a spartan and inflexible politician. He formed the Haryana Vikas Party after parting ways from ...
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Evaluating India's well-being

  The past decade has seen significant improvements in India’s health indicators, but it still lags other Asian countries, notes Shankar Acharya When it comes to economic news, the newspapers (especially the pink ones) are full of reports and opinion pieces on growth, inflation, markets, companies, industry, agriculture, foreign trade, capital flows, Budget deficits, banking, interest rate policy and so forth. There is little on trends in health of the country’s population, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Make in India or breaking India?  Rediff.com2 months ago
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