A Lieutenant General in the Army rides a cycle to office and back twice a week. Not only does Commandant of the College of Military Engineering (CME), Lt Gen U S P Sinha, cycle five kilometres from home to office on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but all other officers and students of the college have been doing the same for the last two years.


Good catch: Ashok Singh in his fish farm at Madhubani district in Bihar.

The grit and determination with which some of the farmers who have succeeded despite the odds against them has served as a valuable guide for others.

Did the Kosi really change its course this time?

NH-57 land acquisition Six government officials arrested, four absconding The state Vigilance Department has unearthed a Rs one crore scam in the land acquisition process for the East-West Corridor along the National Highway-57 in Madhubani. Illegal payments have been made allegedly in at least 30 cases. The department has booked 10 government officials, including Madhubani Land Acquisition officer Shyam Kishore Prasad in this connection.

A unique fishing cooperative in Bihar's Madhubani district boosts the confidence and economic independence of the local women

On Monday the 15th January 1934 Calcutta experienced an earthquake shock of fair intensity which lasted for over three minutes. News from the country was available only next morning, showing that Patna, Monghyr and Jamalpur had suffered severely. News from the most affected region arrived only two or three days later. It was then learnt that the area enclosed by the Ganges, the Gandak and the Kosi, in which lie the districts of Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and Bhagalpur had suffered most severely.