Every weekend, Puja Sharma turns up at Patna’s Kali Ghat by the Ganga to appear for free mock tests that she hopes will help her take a shot at a government job. The schedule is punishing, but like hundreds of other students, Puja knows a sarkari job is “all I want”
Stand-up comedians in India prepare for a lot of things — awkward silences or an audience that is not in on the joke. But, over the last decade, amid increasing instances of fragile egos and easily-hurt sentiments, an FIR has also come to be one of them
For over a decade now, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha television channels have been a window into the workings of Parliament. Last week, LSTV and RSTV merged into ‘Sansad TV’, amid criticism from the Opposition.
Sinha, in Patna with Luv, says the 37-year-old fought with “passion, (but) not much can be done when one is surrounded by undesirable elements”, referring to the allegations by the RJD and the Congress that returning officers had not been fair in declaring the results.
Australia could soon pass a law to force Google and Facebook to pay media firms for news reports that appear on these platforms. The tech giants have refused flatly, and issued grim warnings about the fallout such a step might have.
Nearly 30 years ago, the Lalu Prasad government in Bihar introduced menstrual leave for working women — revolutionary both for the state (which lags on most development indices), and for its time (when women formed a small portion of working staff).
With the US economy crippled by Covid-19 and several polls predicting his defeat, President Donald Trump has been promoting himself as the ‘law and order’ leader “bringing violent perpetrators to justice”.
“Earlier, we were sending most of our samples to the NCDC in Delhi. In June, the test results started getting delayed. Recently, we have begun sending samples to Chandigarh. We hope this will reduce delays,” says Dr Abdul Jalil, in-charge of the only dedicated Covid-19 hospital in Kargil, with 100 beds. As of June 24, 63 beds were occupied.
It had been a week since the first lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus was announced, and Kota, the thrumming nerve centre of the country’s coaching industry, had begun to feel the first effects of a slump.
While Covid-19 has forced a rewrite of almost every calendar, some plans stayed on course. For over a month and a half of the lockdown, The Indian Express has chronicled the parenthood journey of Mamata Dudi and Kailash Bajya: the bike rides to the clinic, the complications, a sudden 400-km trip to Rajasthan, a happy ending — and a new phase.