The elections in the state of Bihar, with a population roughly the size of Japan, will kick off at the end of October and will be spread over three days, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) told a news conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has been pushing to reopen the country and get the economy back on track after a severe lockdown early in March left millions without work.
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Lending a Bollywood twist to La Dolce Vita
A planned vacation to Italy turned into an unexpected twist of fate for Ambili Abraham. This is the story of Italy’s whirlwind romance with Bollywood dance and how she was at the centre of it all.
The Phantom of Hosur
Sandeep Menon braved odds when he quit his IT job to pursue his dreams. Today, as he rides into the fourth year of successfully running the Stallion Valley School of Lifestyle, he shares how he fearlessly pursued his passion of starting a horse riding academy
Pandemic drives more people to risk lives in illegal mica mines
When the country went into lockdown last March and Tota Rai lost his cleaning job in the textile hub of Surat, he knew working in the illegal mica mining industry back home was his only option.
Drumming up magical beats
In a freewheeling interview with Cochin Herald, Michael Benöhr - the wonderworker of percussion - talks about his musical sojourn, his two schools of music in London and how he beat pandemic blues
South Korean firm's smart dog collar tells owners what's in a bark
A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their barks using voice recognition technology.
Thampi Antony: Keeping alive the Malayali roots
In a tete-a-tete with the multi-faceted Thampi Antony, Fred Cochin revives umpteen memories of their association, his acting, writing experiences and life in the US
ANSIF ASHRAF The Herald Man
A visionary beyond compare, one of the pioneers to take the plunge into eCommerce in India, a ‘mediapreneur’ with the eyes on the horizon, a magnanimous philanthropist and a noted orator, Cochin Herald Editor-in-Chief Ansif Ashraf, who met an untimely end on January 27, was a man for all seasons. Read about the fascinating and inspiring journey of this extraordinary man who showed how dreams can be translated into reality
Wages for housewives: party's manifesto pledge stirs debate in country
A political party's pledge to pay housewives a monthly wage in recognition of their toil has sparked debate in the country with some critics saying the proposal might end up confining even more women to domestic chores.
Stressed Out? Blame Bad Technology
There is no question that we are all more dependent on technology than ever. So what happens when that tech does not work?
Science Must Determine Company Climate Targets, Say Executives
Companies must listen to scientists and align their plans to reach net zero targets with a global pact to fight climate change, said experts at a conference recently.
An Art Essay Expressions - PART 2
In this delightful interview and art essay, BHAMINI SHREE shares her journey of expression through painting with MEGHANA ANAND. Through art, gradually she was able to manage her depression, expand her self expression, and also develop her art as a career. In part 2, Bhamini tells us more about Madhubani Folk Art.
In this delightful interview, BHAMINI SHREE shares her journey of expression through painting – both Madhubani folk art and abstract painting – with MEGHANA ANAND. Through art, gradually she was able to manage her depression, expand her self-expression, and also develop her art as a career.
There is a pattern to the attack on Central forces in Bengal
Sunil Arora, who demitted office on April 12, chose THE WEEK for his last interview as chief election commissioner. He said he was anguished over the constant attacks the commission faced, especially from the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. He also said that the attacks on Central forces in West Bengal was worrying and had a pattern.
SAKONSA Educating the poor
If a poor child cannot come to education, education must go to him” With every financial year passing by, the government spending in the field of education might have increased over the past few years but its impact has been negligible.
Lockdown spectre: Nightmare revisited for uprooted labourers
THE worst nightmare has come true for a host of migrant labourers from Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
BIHAR INTRODUCES ETHANOL PRODUCTION PROMOTION POLICY 2021
Bihar became the first state in the country to have its own ethanol policy, Ethanol Production Promotion Policy 2021, which has been approved by the Cabinet.
When the BJP won 74 of the 110 seats it conte sted in the November 2020 election for the 243member Bihar assembly, just one less than the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s 75 (of 144 con tested) and well ahead of alliance part ner Janata Dal (United)’s 43 (of 115 seats), it achieved two things: become the principal opposition to the RJD in Bihar, and the dominant partner in the National Democratic Alliance.
झूठा निकला 82 हजार रु.किलो वाली सब्जी का दावा वैज्ञानिक परखने पहुंचे
बिहार के औरंगाबाद में रहने वाले किसान अमरेश सिंह ने दावा किया था कि वह करीब 82 हजार रुपए प्रति किलो कीमत वाली सब्जी हॉप शूट्स की खेती कर रहे हैं।
विधेयक पर बवाल
यह बिहार दिवस यानी कि राज्य की वर्षगांठ का अगला ही दिन था. राज्य के उत्सव और बधाइयों के संदेश राजनैतिक गलियारों में तैर रहे थे. इसी बीच बिहार विधानसभा में अभूतपूर्व हंगामा हो गया और लोकतंत्र व संसदीय मर्यादा पिटती-पीटती नजर आने लगी.
MAURYA MOTORS bullish on demand for CVs in FY22
One of the oldest dealerships of Tata Motors in India, Maurya Motors has come a long way in the last 30 years. With a firm presence in various segments related to vehicle sales, the company successfully weathered the pandemic-related storm and is looking forward to a strong year for earning growth in FY22, reports Rajesh Rajgor