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A 28-year-old undertrial was allegedly beaten to death by another inmate inside the ward of Khagaria district jail late Monday night. They had a heated argument before the incident. A murder case has been registered against the accused and he was shifted to the high security cell on Tuesday.
The stage is set for the three-day grand celebration of Bihar Diwas from Wednesday with a variety of activities on the theme of 'Yuva Shakti, Bihar ki Pragati'.
K C Tyagi, who had been the secretary general-cum-national spokesperson of JD(U) and the party's face in the national capital for nearly two decades, could not find a place in the new 32-member national team of Nitish Kumar's party constituted on Tuesday. Insiders in JD(U) said Tyagi had reportedly expressed his reservations over working under the party's new leadership.
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Tuesday declared results for Intermediate (Class XII). This year, the overall pass percentage stood at 83.70%, an increase of 3.5% when compared to last year's 80.15%.
Hours after constituting its new national team, JD(U) on Tuesday announced a jumbo-size 251-member state committee for Bihar.
Amid preparations to celebrate Bihar Diwas from March 22 to 24, Vidhan Parishad Chairman Devesh Chandra Thakur tells TOI's Sheezan Nezami how the idea was formulated and helped Biharis across the globe to celebrate their identity.
Ahead of his questioning by the ED on March 25 in Delhi in the alleged land-for-jobs in the railways scam, deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Monday lambasted the central and state BJP in the state assembly, saying they have eleased parrots (central agencies) after the formation of the Grand Alliance government in the state led by CM Nitish Kumar in August last year.
An unidentified youth has been booked for allegedly having unnatural sex with a stray dog in Phulwarisharif area of the state capital.
One Prince Singh alias Nepali was killed at Budhnagra in Sitamarhi district after a brief exchange of fire between the police and the liquor smugglers.
Four women labourers, including three from Jharkhand, died allegedly due to asphyxiation after a wall collapsed on them inside a brick kiln at Byapur under Maner police station area in Patna district on Monday morning. Four other labourers sustained injuries.
In a tragic incident, four women labourers -- including three hailing from Jharkhand -- died allegedly due to asphyxiation after a wall caved in inside a brick kiln in Biyapur village of Maner police station area, adjacent to Patna on Monday morning, the police said.
A newfound craze among the women to get photographed with firearms and post their images on social media has alarmed the police. At least three women were recently found by the police posing with deadly weapons.
A 20-year-old woman, Pooja Kumari, was allegedly killed for dowry by her husband and in-laws at Chesi village under the Naubatpur police station area in rural Patna late on Saturday evening, police said. Pooja's family members alleged that she was killed by her in-laws as they failed to give Rs 2 lakh as dowry.
The charred body of 12-year-old Tushar Raj has been found near the ESIC Hospital in Kateshar village under Bihta police station area in rural Patna.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested one Md Irshad Alam of East Champaran district from Phulwarisharif area in Patna on Saturday.
The super critical based ambitious power project of NTPC at Barh (Patna), having total installed capacity of 3,300 MW with 5 units of 660 MW in which three units of 660 MW have already been successfully commissioned.
The accused, Md Irshad Alam -- a resident of East Champaran district, was nabbed from Patna's Phulwarisharif on Saturday with the assistance of the Bihar Police, the NIA said in a statement.
The empowered standing committee of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Saturday gave its nod to presentation of a revised budget of Rs 2,432 crore of the civic body with some changes for the fiscal year 2023-24. The annual budget of the civic body will be tabled in the board meeting on March 25.
While over 3,000 cases of various subtypes of influenza, including H3N2, had been reported from across the country till March 9 and 955 cases of H1N1 till February, only one H3N2 and three H1N1 cases have so far been reported in Bihar.
Three youths, in their twenties, have been arrested for allegedly committing gang-rape with a 16-year-old girl at a village under Dhoraiya police station in Banka district, police said on Saturday.
YouTuber Manish Kashyap surrendered at the Jagdishpur police outpost in West Champaran district after police started attachment of his assets of his house in Dumri Mahnawa under Majhualia police station on Saturday.
Acting on the directive of their partys state leadership, JD(U) workers on Saturday burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at all district headquarters across the state in protest against, what they alleged, the Centres decision to close the pre-matric scholarship for students belonging to backward classes (BCs) and extremely backward classes (EBCs).
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) national president Asaduddin Owaisi arrived at Kishanganj on Friday on a three-day tour to Bihar's Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region, comprising four districts of Purnia division.
In what came as a major embarrassment for Begusarai police, a case of a two-year-old boy being made a named accused has come to light.
Light to moderate rainfall occurred in west and central Bihar over the last 24 hours. Hail was also reported in some districts, including Sheohar and Muzaffarpur.
A Class VI student was allegedly kidnapped for ransom from Bihta police station area in Patna district on Thursday evening, police said. Since the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of Rs 40 lakh from parents in lieu of his safe release through WhatsApp, police find the case to be a suspicious one.
The state government on Thursday claimed in the legislative council that it has launched a variety of measures to lessen immense pressure on the existing prisons which are filled to the brim. As per the government's own admission 62,108 prisoners are currently lodged in altogether 59 jails of the state against their total capacity of 47,750.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested one Umesh Singh in connection with the multi-crore financial scam involving siphoning of government funds by Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti (SMVSS), a self-help group. The arrested person was identified as Umesh Singh, a former employee of SMVSS.
Two persons were killed by miscreants in separate incidents in Siwan's Fatulahi and Bakulari villages in the last 24 hours.
The state has reported three cases of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 (swine flu), prompting the health authorities to keep a check on those infected in order to curb the spread of the disease. All the infected patients have fever, cough and sore throat, but their condition is stated to be stable, according to the health officials.
During arguments on Thursday before Delhi high court, senior advocate Maninder Singh appeared for Tejashwi Yadav and submitted that CBI has been calling him while the budget session is underway.
Two judicial officers, posted at Sasaram civil court, were allegedly thrashed and injured by two men and their supporters, following a minor incident on the old GT road near Banarasi village under Muffasil police station area in Rohtas district on Tuesday night.
District magistrate (DM) Chandrashekhar Singh on Wednesday asked people not to panic because of the H3N2 but remain alert. The district administration is watchful and has asked the civil surgeon to ensure implementation of the health advisory issued by the government.
Euphoric over the bail granted to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife and former CM Rabri Devi and their daughter Misa Bharti by a Delhi court in land-for-jobs in railways case on Wednesday, three RJD MLAs tried to distribute laddoos among the BJP legislators sitting on dharna in the portico of the state assembly building, but their gesture turned into an ugly scene.
Armed miscreants looted Rs 20 lakh from the Harpur Ailoth branch of South Bihar Gramin Bank in Samastipur on Wednesday.
RJD leader Sunil Kumar Rai, who was kidnapped from his Chhapra house early Tuesday morning, was rescued by the special investigation team (SIT) from Doriganj police station area at around 11:45pm the same day. Two kidnappers were arrested.
In a tragic incident,four children below 13 years of age drowned while taking bath in Sone river in Bhojpur district on Wednesday morning.
Rashtriya Lok Janata Dal (RLJD) president and former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha on Wednesday said that a political conspiracy has been hatched to push back Bihar in the situation that was prevailing before 2005. But he and his partys workers would not allow this to happen.
In a shocking incident, a 45-year-old man allegedly raped his minor daughter after intoxicating her in Kaimur district Sunday night. The accused was arrested and sent to jail on Tuesday morning. Her mother was a partner in crime.
Fatalities due to road accidents in the state started showing upward trend after a decline in 2020 because of travel restrictions owing to Covid-19 pandemic.
The medical college and hospitals of the state capital have expedited preparations to tackle H3N2 influenza cases after one such case was detected after lab test at Rajendra Memorial Research Institute (RMRI) two days back.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife and former CM Rabri Devi and their eldest daughter Misa Bharti may appear in a special CBI court in New Delhi in the land-for-jobs in railways case on Wednesday. Rabri was sighted at Patna airport on Tuesday noon, but did not respond to queries, reports Piyush Tripathi.
An RJD leader was kidnapped from his residence at 4am here on Tuesday. The abductors, who arrived in an SUV wearing masks and carrying weapons, kidnapped Sunil Kumar Rai from his house in Sarha under Mufussil police station area of the town.
State assembly Speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary has suspended BJP MLA from Patepur (R) Lakhendra Kumar Raushan from particiapting in the House proceedings for two days from Tuesday itself, owing to his undignified conduct and for snapping his microphone (audio receptor) from its handle during the question hour in the pre-lunch session of the ongoing Budget session.
Energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav admitted in the state assembly on Monday that 112 killings had occurred in Bihar during 2019-21 over disputes related to control of ponds.
Residents can expect some respite from the surging mercury as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall along with thunderstorm at most places in the state from March 16 to 21. A yellow warning for rainfall with thunderstorm has been issued for March 16 and 17.