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Phone call deluge sinks Bihar mandarins

Bihar CM thought of a novel way of providing responsible governance: he made public the phone numbers of senior bureaucrats. Result: a deluge of calls. The BSF has turned to a sturdy grass, called bamboo, to save the fences on the 4,095-km Indo-Bangla border from infiltrators, smugglers and jihadis.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2009 10:36 IST
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Bihar CM thought of a novel way of providing responsible governance: he made public the phone numbers of senior bureaucrats. Result: a deluge of calls. Bihar chief secretaryl got 200 calls a day. The BSF has turned to a sturdy grass, called bamboo, to save the fences on the 4,095-km Indo-Bangladesh border from infiltrators, smugglers and jihadis.

First Published: Feb 15, 2009 14:06 IST