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Recently Returned Migrant Workers Leave Bihar Again to Work Outside

Migrant workers from Bihar, who recently returned to their native place during the nation-wide lockdown after enduring much suffering, pain, and anguish, are once again planning to travel back to the place of their work. These workers are being lured by agents and brokers of factory managers from Punjab, Haryana, and other states. Meanwhile, the […]

Digital platforms create counter narratives to counter hate campaigns in Bihar  

Ever since the Tablighi Jamaat issue came to the fore, Bihar, like elsewhere, is facing a surge of communal incidents and polarisation. A section of the traditional as well as social media is adding fuel to the fire by spreading misinformation with a communal tinge. Not only local leaders of right-wing organisations, but even government officials and top […]

Bihar’s teachers struggle in the time of Corona

Bihar is facing one of the biggest teachers’ strikes in recent decades. Around 4.5 lakh primary and secondary school teachers, regular and Niyojit teachers across Bihar are on the indefinite strike for the last one and half months. Their demands are a dignified pay scale and better service conditions. The Bihar government had promised to […]

Daily wage workers’ strike forces Bihar government to retreat

4,300 daily wage workers of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) resorted to indefinite strike from February 3, demanding regularisation of services, reports Anish Ankur.   State capital residents heaved a sigh of relief as the strike by daily wage workers of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) postponed their strike for two weeks. It had been six days […]

AES Deaths have Exposed Bihar’s Health System

Recent news of child deaths due to AES (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome) has started coming not from epicentre Muzaffarpur, but from Gaya – another main city of Bihar. The spread of AES from north to south is a matter of serious concern for the health department, which is already under fire for failing to contain AES […]