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According to scientists, benzene concentrations are higher in colder areas and if the temperature drops in the coming days — which is expected — the levels are bound to rise.

An inquiry has been initiated against him both at JJ Hospital and at MRA Marg police station, where an FIR was lodged on Tuesday.

He ‘stalked’ 23-year-old Antara Das, told police he paid someone else to kill her.

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Patna witnesses season’s lowest temp at 4.8 degree Celsius
Patna witnesses season’s lowest temp at 4.8 degree Celsius

The Patna Met Centre, however, said that the minimum temperature, which is witnessing a declining trend in the past couple of days across major cities of the state, might improve from tomorrow or day after tomorrow.

Nitish Kumar stresses bank branch in panchayats for cashless drive
Nitish Kumar stresses bank branch in panchayats for cashless drive

He highlighted the shortage of bank branches at grass-roots level and urged the banks that “If you do not find land for starting a branch, the state government will provide space in panchayat bhawans.”

Lalu’s son and Bihar minister Tej Pratap gets VIP security cover
Lalu’s son and Bihar minister Tej Pratap gets VIP security cover

Yadav is the health minister in the government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi to keep off from human chain in support of prohibition
Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi to keep off from human chain in support of prohibition

On BJP’s announcement of joining the human chain on January 21, Manjhi said, “its a unilateral decision of the saffron party without consulting NDA partners.”

Bihar MLA asks girl students inappropriate questions in rape case
Bihar MLA asks girl students inappropriate questions in rape case

A Class X girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances near the residential school on Monday morning with blood found on her body.

Bihar: 469 cartons of foreign liquor seized, two held
Bihar: 469 cartons of foreign liquor seized, two held

The seized consignment of liquor was manufactured in Punjab according to stickers on the bottles and had been brought from Jharkhand.

Lalmatia coal mine tragedy casts shadow on NTPC Kahalgaon
Lalmatia coal mine tragedy casts shadow on NTPC Kahalgaon

Group General Manager of NTPC Kahalgaon Rakesh Samuel told media on Thursday that coal supply from Lalmatia coal mines in Godda district of Jharkhand is totally hampered after the December 29 mishap.

Bihar journalist killing: JD(U) MLA’s brother named in FIR
Bihar journalist killing: JD(U) MLA’s brother named in FIR

The FIR has been registered against Lal Babu Singh, JD(U) MLA from Bibhutipur Ram Balak Singh, Kamal Kishore Kamal, elder brother of the the slain journalist and his sister-in-law Kiran Kumari.

Bihar: Tej Pratap rings in New Year as Krishna
Bihar: Tej Pratap rings in New Year as Krishna

Known for his religious sojourns, the minister added, “I recently visited Vrindavan. I take inspiration from the life of Krishna.”

Nitish Kumar not taking interest in opening KVs: Upendra Kushwaha
Nitish Kumar not taking interest in opening KVs: Upendra Kushwaha

Union minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for not taking interest in opening Kendriya Vidyalayas in the state.

Grievance Redressal Act working wonder in Bihar: Nitish Kumar
Grievance Redressal Act working wonder in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Act was launched on June 5 – the day ‘Loknayak’ Jayprakash Narayan started the “total revolution” in 1974 – and is only one of its kind in the country, the CM said

Political parties should reveal even Re 1 donors: Nitish Kumar
Political parties should reveal even Re 1 donors: Nitish Kumar

The Election Commission has urged the government to amend laws to ban anonymous contributions of Rs 2,000 and above made to political parties so that flow of blackmoney in polls could be checked.

Will give point-by-point analysis of note ban after December 30: Nitish Kumar
Will give point-by-point analysis of note ban after December 30: Nitish Kumar

Kumar, who has been stressing the need for a launching a crackdown on benami properties and prohibition along with demonetisation, said it is “not possible to transform the country into a cashless economy”.

Bihar: Two hardcore Naxalites held with arms in Jamui
Bihar: Two hardcore Naxalites held with arms in Jamui

The police seized two rifles, one automatic pistol, 305 shells of cartridge, two hand grenades, two mobile phones, one motorcycle and seven live bombs from their possession, the SP said.

Nitish Kumar inspects arrangements for 350th Prakash Utsav in Patna
Nitish Kumar inspects arrangements for 350th Prakash Utsav in Patna

Patna: The Chief Minister inspected Harmandir gali and Bade ki gali near the Takht Shri Harmandir Sahebji Gurudwara and directed the officials to properly fix cluttered electric wires.

JD-U hails Supreme Court order liquor shops ban along highways
JD-U hails Supreme Court order liquor shops ban along highways

The JD-U welcomed the SC order to ban all liquor shops on national and state highways across the country, saying it has put a “seal of approval” on prohibition enforced in Bihar

Bihar in 2016: No spirits, but not less on news
Bihar in 2016: No spirits, but not less on news

On the political front, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar managed to keep his ‘grand alliance’ flock together though there appeared to be some fissures in the latter part of the year.

Free WiFi in institutes: Bihar Govt to block porn sites
Free WiFi in institutes: Bihar Govt to block porn sites

In a ‘Chetna Sabha’ at Purnea on Friday last, the CM had asked youths to use the facility for downloading books and knowledge materials and not for watching films.

Bihar toppers scam: Cops booked as accused dies during SIT raid
Bihar toppers scam: Cops booked as accused dies during SIT raid

Prasad was accused of supplying answersheets for Class XII exams to Bihar School Examination Board even though he did not have the contract to do so.

Prosperity after liquor ban reflected in sale of sweets, cars: Nitish Kumar
Prosperity after liquor ban reflected in sale of sweets, cars: Nitish Kumar

The Chief Minister also said sale of milk during the period increased by 11 per cent