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Nitish opens bldgs worth Rs 1,087cr for tech colleges

CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday launched 22 buildings of different engineering colleges and polytechnics worth Rs 1,087.27 crore across the state. Of them, 17 new buildings worth Rs893.60 crore were inaugurated while foundation stones were laid for 5 buildings worth Rs193.

26 May 2022 8:28 am
Encroachments on Patna roads a big problem

Despite regular eviction drive conducted by the district administration along with Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), most of the major city roads and commercial areas remain choked because of encroachments on both sides.

26 May 2022 7:14 am
Rs 8.93 lakh in cash found at SHO's home in Patna

The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of state police on Wednesday raided the residential premises and office of Rupaspur police station SHO Madhusudan on the charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

26 May 2022 7:06 am
Three women among 10 held in Hope theft case

After ten days of the theft in several flats of an apartment at Anandpuri locality, the city police finally cracked the case and arrested 10 persons, including three women, on Wednesday.

26 May 2022 3:24 am
EC announces council polls for Bihars 7 seats on June 20

The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday announced that polling to fill seven vacant seats in the Bihar legislative council will be held on June 20.The schedule for the biennial election was fixed ahead of the July 21 retirement of seven members.

26 May 2022 3:24 am
RCP Singh dismisses speculation of differences with Nitish

RCPs current term in the Rajya Sabha is expiring on July 7 and if the JD(U) does not send him to the Rajya Sabha for a third consecutive term, he would have to quit the post of cabinet minister.

25 May 2022 9:59 pm
NHRC takes suo-moto cognizance of hooch tragedy in Bihar

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday took suo-motu cognizance of media reports that at least six persons have died and twelve fallen ill after they consumed spurious liquor in Aurangabad and Gaya districts of Bihar.

25 May 2022 8:34 pm
Jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh stolen in West Champaran

According to the police, the shop owner Munna Kumar was at his shop and the salesmen had gone for the lunch when the two miscreants posing as customers got off a motorcycle and entered the shop.

25 May 2022 10:47 am
Bihar: Hooch kills six people in Aurangabad, Gaya

While the Aurangabad district administration said three people died due to consumption of spurious liquor and three were undergoing treatment in private hospitals

25 May 2022 6:48 am
Bihar: 'All-party meet on caste census on June 1'

Putting all speculations to rest, state parliamentary affairs minister and senior JD(U) functionary Vijay Kumar Choudhary on Tuesday said an all-party meeting on caste-based census in the state would be held on June 1.

25 May 2022 3:39 am
Speaker slams corrupt Lakhisarai cops

State assembly speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, who won the assembly election from Lakhisarai constituency on a BJP ticket, on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the rising crime graph in his home district and said he would apprise CM Nitish Kumar about it.

25 May 2022 3:39 am
Magadh Varsity students protest delay in examinations

Hundreds of students of Magadh University took out a protest march in the state capital on Tuesday over the delay in examinations and start of academic session.

25 May 2022 3:38 am
Ganga water to reach Gaya by July 15: Officials

The water of the Ganga was lifted at Hathidah Ghat in Mokama and brought to Motnaje water treatment plant in Nawada district through a pipeline as a trial run for the ambitious Ganga water lift project on Tuesday.

25 May 2022 3:38 am
Bihar: KSDSU VC, registrar at loggerheads

Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University (KSDSU) is facing rough weather these days due to its vice-chancellor (VC) Sashi Nathh Jha and registrar Satyendra Narayan Singh being at loggerheads since the latter joined the university on March 3. VC has been found proposing and registrar disposing, said an insider in the university.

24 May 2022 5:31 pm
ED raids in Jharkhand, Bihar in case linked to Singhal

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday conducted raids at around seven locations in Jharkhand and Bihar in a money laundering case involving IAS officer Pooja Singhal and others.

24 May 2022 9:06 am
Jilted lover holds 3 of family, 6 cops hostage in Bettiah

An over 7-hour-long hostage crisis, in which three of a family and six police personnel were kept captive at gunpoint, was brought to an end by deft handling of the situation by the Bettiah Police on Monday. Ironically, the man who held them hostage claimed to be a Bihar Police officer aspirant.

24 May 2022 7:34 am
Bihar: All-party meet on caste census likely on Friday

Acting on CM Nitish Kumar's directive, the Bihar government has planned to hold an all-party meeting over holding caste census in the state on May 27.

24 May 2022 7:06 am
Automated parking lot in Patna by July: PMC

The city will get its first fully automated smart parking lot in the next 45 days, Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner Animesh Parashar said on Monday.

24 May 2022 3:46 am
Hooch claims 2 lives in Madhepura village

Two persons died allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in Ghosai village under Chausa police station in Madhepura district since Sunday evening. The deceased were identified as Abhinav of Ghosai and his brother-in-law Alok Jha from Saharsa district.

24 May 2022 3:45 am
8 Rajasthan labourers die as truck overturns in Purnia

At least eight labourers died and ten others were injured after a truck they were travelling in overturned on NH-57 under Jalalgarh police station area in Purnia district on Monday morning. The truck, laden with iron pipes, was on its way from Siliguri to Jammu.

24 May 2022 3:44 am
CM launches 'Kharif Mahaabhiyan-2022'

CM Nitish Kumar on Monday launched Kharif Mahaabhiyan-2022 by flagging of a total of 59 Krishi Rath and Micro-Irrigation Rath to all 38 districts for propagating new farm techniques and other related information among the farmers under the Kharif season.

23 May 2022 11:07 pm
Caste-wise census: All-party meet on May 27

A minister in the Nitish cabinet on Monday telephoned senior leaders of all political parties to inquire whether they are available in Patna on May 27 to attend the proposed all-party meeting over caste-census or the date should be deferred to a few days.

23 May 2022 10:24 pm
JD(U)'s Aneel Hegde elected to Rajya Sabha

JD(U) senior leader Aneel Prasad Hegde (61) was on Monday elected uncontested in the by-election to one vacant seat of the Rajya Sabha from Bihar, as he was the lone candidate.

23 May 2022 8:14 pm
8 killed as truck overturns in Bihar's Purnea

At least eight labourers were killed, while ten others got injured including driver and helper, after a truck laden with iron pipes overturned on the National Highway-57 (Siliguri-Delhi four-lane) under Jalalgarh police station in Purnea district on Monday morning.

23 May 2022 5:27 pm
Bihar: 'Guardian of Champaran' to save 14k old trees

At least 14,337 old trees have been identified in East Champaran for protection and nourishment under 'Guardian of Champaran', a unique campaign launched by the district administration in June last year.

23 May 2022 11:55 am
Bihar: Hooch claims two lives in Aurangabad

Two persons died allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in Aurangabad district on Sunday. Sub-inspector Sudarshan Chaudhary, in-charge of prohibition unit of Madanpur police station, and a village chowkidar were suspended for negligence in this connection, Aurangabad SP Kantesh Kumar Mishra said. Three persons allegedly involved in sales of liquor have been arrested, he said.

23 May 2022 11:46 am
PU allows spiral binding of PhD theses for evaluation

In a significant change, Patna University (PU) now accepts PhD thesis for evaluation only in spiral binding format. The thesis is to be hardbound after its revision, incorporating the suggestions made by the examiners.

23 May 2022 3:40 am
Bihar: Race hots up for 2nd RS candidate of RJD

RJD is yet to announce its two candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections as the CBI raids on party chief Lalu Prasads wife Rabri Devis residence and other locations related to his kin are likely to impact the selection process, sources said.

23 May 2022 3:40 am
RJD continues attack on CBI, BJP for raids

The RJD continued its attack on the CBI and BJP on Sunday for conducting raids on the residence of former CM Rabri Devi in Patna and 15 other locations on Friday following an FIR lodged against party chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri and their two daughters besides others in land-for-job in

23 May 2022 3:40 am
Samastipur agri varsity vandalised by students

The students of Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University (RPCAU) at Pusa in Samastipur went on the rampage in protest against the death of a BTech student in road accident Saturday night.

23 May 2022 3:40 am
Patna youths rush to save drowning friend in Ganga, 4 die

Four youths drowned while taking a bath in the Ganga near Rajapur Pul Ghat under Buddha Colony police station area in Patna on Sunday. Three bodies were fished out while search continued for the one youth missing.

23 May 2022 3:39 am
Nitish dodges query about raids on Lalu's house

I have no information, nothing to say. Only those involved in the matter can comment, said Kumar, who runs his government in alliance with the BJP.

22 May 2022 6:45 pm
Girls bag 25 of 38 gold medals in Patna University

Girls once again outsmarted boys by bagging as many as 25 out of the 38 gold medals awarded to the toppers of postgraduate examinations at Patna University annual convocation on Saturday. Altogether 1330 scholars passed the postgraduate examinations in 2018-20 sessions of whom 732 are girls.

22 May 2022 3:30 am
Railways to implement new Covid protocols

Even as Covid-19 cases have been declining across the country, the railways has decided to implement fresh guidelines in light of an SOP (standard operating procedure) issued by ministry of home affairs (MHA) to follow Covid-19 protocol by passengers during their journey in trains.

22 May 2022 3:29 am
Film City in Bihar likely to be named after Sushant

The proposed Film City at Rajgir, land acquisition for which was completed by the state government recently, is likely to be named after late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

22 May 2022 3:29 am
Bihar: Woman lynched, seven houses torched in Siwan

A woman was allegedly lynched while three persons were badly scorched as a local mob torched seven houses in Lerua village under Maharajganj police station area in Siwan district on Saturday morning following protest over the murder of 20-year-old Sagar Sah, son of Sanjay Sah, of the same

22 May 2022 3:28 am
Will Bihar CM Nitish send RCP Singh to Rajya Sabha again?

Will Bihar CM and JD(U)s de-facto leader Nitish Kumar send Union steel minister RCP Singh to the Rajya Sabha for third consecutive term? The million-dollar question is doing the rounds in Bihar political circles these days.

22 May 2022 3:28 am
Will Nitish send RCP Singh to Rajya Sabha for third term?

RCPs second term in the Rajya Sabha is expiring on July 7 and if he is not re-nominated for the Rajya Sabha by his political mentor Nitish, he would have to resign as cabinet minister of the Narendra Modi government. RCP is the only minister from JD(U) in the Modi government.

21 May 2022 10:58 pm
Bihar minister Shrawan Kumar appointed JD(U) in-charge of J'khand

Senior JD(U) leader and Bihars rural development minister Shrawan Kumar was on Saturday appointed the partys in-charge of Jharkhand state unit with immediate effect.

21 May 2022 8:52 pm
Bihar: Woman injured in acid attack in W Champaran

She is under treatment at the government medical college, Bettiah.

21 May 2022 7:22 am
Bihar: EOU arrests 1 more in BPSC paper leak case

Amit, a native of Madhepura district, is allegedly a member of the solver gang. He was constantly in touch with the accused, Anand Gaurav alias Pintu Yadav, on cellphone.

21 May 2022 6:54 am
Patna HC acquits ex-MP, 3 others in murder case

The appellants, including the former MP, were earlier found guilty of murdering Singh, for which an FIR was registered on May 24, 2009 at Srikrishnapuri police station in Patna.

21 May 2022 6:53 am
Bihar: RJD calls CBI raids on Lalu political vendetta

RJD leaders attacked the NDA government against the CBI raids conducted at different locations associated with their party chief Lalu Prasad and his relatives and called it a political vendetta to suppress the voice of the opposition.

21 May 2022 3:41 am
Hailstorms kill 33 in Bihar, govt announces ex-gratia

At least 33 people lost their lives in hailstorms across several districts of Bihar late on Thursday, with heavy rains swamping crops and destroying homes.

21 May 2022 3:41 am
Restore dug-up roads by May 30: PCM

The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) has asked all the agencies concerned to either complete the construction of excavated roads by May 30 or face action. Patna mayor Sita Sahu said FIR would be lodged against the agencies if they fail to complete the work within the deadline.

21 May 2022 3:40 am
RS poll: JD(U) authorises Nitish Kumar

JD(U) on Friday authorised its de facto leader and CM Nitish Kumar to choose the partys lone candidate for the forthcoming biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha in Bihar.

20 May 2022 11:05 pm
CBI searches properties linked to Lalu at multiple locations

Days after coming out of bail in a multi-crore fodder scam case, 73-year-old RJD chief Lalu Prasad is once again in fresh trouble. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday morning conducted searches in at least 15 locations in multiple cities, including Patna and Delhi, linked to Lalu and his relatives in connection with an alleged land-for-job scam.

20 May 2022 2:23 pm
No summer vacation in Patna University this year

There will be no summer vacation in Patna University (PU) this year with a view to regularize its delayed academic session and examinations.

20 May 2022 3:32 am