Profile of Umesh Kumar Ray
Together with the 10% Economically Backward Class (EWS) quota, the bill will push reservation in Bihar to 75 per cent, well past the 50% ceiling set by the Supreme Court.
The recently-released caste data has already created political ripples in Bihar. But the real tectonic shift will happen when the socio-economic data is released
When the Narendra Modi government introduced the Women’s Reservation Bill, it was seen as an attempt to polarise women voters towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but, when it comes to polarising women voters, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is way ahead.
The politics of social justice and secularism suits Lalu Prasad Yadav because OBCs, especially the Yadav caste, backward classes and Muslims have played a big role in taking his political career to the top.
The Bihar unit of BJP criticized the government for not implementing the new education policy and said that it was shameful that Nitish Kumar has been ruling the state for over 18 years and despite this, educational infrastructure is poor in Bihar.
Only social justice can be the antidote to radical Hindutva and the caste census can prove to be a strong step in this direction
Tired of the tyranny of feudal upper-caste landlords, thousands of Dalits launched armed struggles across Bihar
In 2014-15, 52 per cent of Bihar’s total population was multidimensionally poor. The present figure, as per the NITI Aayog, stands at 34 per cent.
Nitish Kumar has been infamous for his changing alliance. In eight years, he has changed the alliance three times. But in his three-decade-long career, so he has had access to all the political parties.
As monsoon enters Bihar, the state stares at the unpreparedness of floods. When the flood comes, boats are not available for rescue work, people don't know where the relief camps are. SOP works are merely on paper.
The disparity in official and unofficial numbers is making it difficult to tackle heat stroke-related deaths in Bihar
The disparity in official and unofficial numbers is making it difficult to tackle heat stroke-related deaths.
Munger—The City of Guns—is no longer the hub for manufacturing of illegal firearms. Action has shifted to other districts as well
In the most significant deviation from the polarisation and counter-polarisation on religion and caste lines, Tejashwi Yadav made ‘jobs’ an election issue, and won
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janta Dal United (JDU)-led grand alliance government, had announced a caste census last year, which will be costing Rs 500 crore to the state exchequer.
Forty people have been arrested in Bihar where violence during Ram Navami processions left one dead and several injured last week amid reports of attacks on mosques and madrasas.
In the absence of data, it is not known how many migrant workers in Bihar were given jobs to prevent post-lockdown out-migration
Bihar was the first state to enact an anti-witch hunting law. Yet it is doing little to stop the practice
The people who live on the embankments of the Kosi river are relentlessly ravaged by the river and neglected by the state
Beauty parlours with support from UNFPA and Plan India serve as a base to mainstream sexual and reproductive health awareness and services among Dalit and tribal couples in interior Bihar
On Ram Navami, the Lord is welcomed with friendly abuses by the women, the way they treat other son-in-laws
As part of its latest cover on 'The Many Ramayanas', Outlook asked people across India who Ram is and what the Ramayana means to them. What we found is a rich oeuvre of testimonies, histories, emotions and identities.
Teachers' Day: The Book Club: Saquib Ahmed and other youth in Kishanganj district of Bihar are setting up public libraries and holding book fairs to motivate youngsters to read.
Teachers' Day: Meet Premchandra Ram, Competitive Exam Coach and the man behind Bihar's Super-30 coaching centre.
Dulari Devi was awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution to Mithila painting, a traditional art form of Bihar.