Tension had gripped the BRBCL township area on Sunday as around 700 people, mostly employees of the NTPC, a Central public sector undertaking, and their family members were “held hostage” by villagers who were protesting discontinuation of power supply... read more
Superintendent of Police, Nalanda, Sudhir Kumar Porika told ANI that an issue of caste and love affair could be the reason behind the incident, adding that further investigation into the matter is currently underway. read more
The Maoists freed three employees after an hour, but took away assistant station master Mukesh Kumar Paswan and porter Nirendra Mandal of Masudan railway station in Lakhisarai district . Paswan and Mandal were freed after 16 hours read more
Rakesh Manjhi, 28, holds a rat at Alampur Gonpura village, Bihar. His neighbour Phekan Manjhi eventually pinned it to the ground as neighbours huddled in a grimy courtyard, while he dissected the animal with his fingernails. Phekan is one of about 2.5 million Musahars --‘Rat Eaters’-- one of India’s most marginalised communities, considered among the poorest of the poor in India.