Bihar parents still wary of sending kids to school to get their doubts cleared

Sitamarhi: Bihar’ schools reopened a month ago to clear the doubts of students from classes 9 to 12, but the attendance is still below 15%. Prakash Kumar, a student of Hellen’s Public School, Sitamarhi, informed The Observer: “I am a class 12 student and have a lot of doubts but still can’t visit the school to […]

Continue Reading

4.3k villages get tap water 73 yrs after independence

Sitamarhi: About 4,300 villages of Bihar have got tap water after 73 years of India’s independence. Mani Raushan Kumar, one of the beneficiaries of the state government’s Nal Jal Yojana, informed The Observer: “I have been using tap water for the past six months. Before, we villagers used a common hand pump. The prescribed 70 […]

Continue Reading

Clinics, labs in Sitamarhi shut due to Covid fear

Sitamarhi: A fear among doctors and paramedical staff of contracting Covid-19 has led them to close their clinics and laboratories. Doctors in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district don’t seem to be willing to reopen their clinics following the Centre’s unlock guidelines. Dr Sanjay Kumar Verma, a physician, informed The Observer the main reason for doctors’ decision to […]

Continue Reading

Poll duty for govt school teachers affects teaching

Even anganwadi workers can’t do their jobs properly Sitamarhi: Election duty for government teachers and anganwadi workers has affected teaching in schools and the distribution of rations. “Around four months are spent on election duty during an election year,” Prabhakar Kumar, a teacher from a Kendriya Vidyalaya, informed The Observer. “We… are not paid adequately.” […]

Continue Reading

Lockdown hits farmers on India-Nepal border hard

They are forced to sell produce in their own villages Sitamarhi: Residents of Sonbarsa village, near the India-Nepal border, have been adversely affected economically after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown and closed the border.  The lockdown across the border restricted Indian farmers from selling their produce in Nepal. The main economic occupation in Sonbarsa is farming, […]

Continue Reading