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Priya Prakash wink video copied

The makers of another upcoming film Kidu have dropped a clip, which looks very identical to the 'wink' sequence in the Oru Adaar Love song that made Priya Prakash famous.

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Netflix's new teenage comedy-drama Everything Sucks! is set in a quaint Oregon town called Boring (Yes, that actually exists) circa 1996. While the first few episodes are extremely boring to watch, it does lighten up in time.

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On Alan Rickman's birth anniversary, here's remembering Severus Snape, the one who made all the sacrifices just so he could take care of Harry Potter.

Technology

The fact that most manufacturers at this year’s auto expo only showcased concepts on their EV displays, and a growing sense that not much progress has been made on the charging infra front may have caused the govt to backtrack on its plan.

Internet Net Neutrality US

By the end of December 2017, the report said, India had an estimated 481 million internet users, marking a growth of 11.34 per cent over the previous year.

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A study has traced a supernova, an exploding star, from 10.5 billion years ago, that could help understand the origins of the Universe.

Patna News

NDA, RJD-Cong line up candidates for three bypolls in Bihar
NDA, RJD-Cong line up candidates for three bypolls in Bihar

Along with Bhabhua, bypolls are slated on March 11 for Araria Lok Sabha seat as well Jehanabad assembly constituency, both with the RJD earlier. The last day of filing of nomination papers is February 20.

With Nitish Kumar and after Rajasthan loss, NDA faces bypoll test in Bihar
With Nitish Kumar and after Rajasthan loss, NDA faces bypoll test in Bihar

One Lok Sabha, two Assembly seats: JD(U) opts out of bypolls, late RJD MP’s son joins father’s party.

Invite MPs, MLAs to govt events in their area: Bihar chief secy to officials
Invite MPs, MLAs to govt events in their area: Bihar chief secy to officials

The move comes following complaints by several NDA legislators that they were not invited to such functions by the local administration.

Will cut throat of corrupt officials, says Power minister R K Singh
Will cut throat of corrupt officials, says Power minister R K Singh

Speaking at a function at Chandwa village near Arrah town on Saturday, Singh assured transparency in work under the special village development scheme

Two live bombs found near Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya
Two live bombs found near Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya

Gaya SSP Garima Malik said security had been further intensified at and around the temple after detection of explosives, nature of which was being verified.

Bihar legislature’s budget session from February 26
Bihar legislature’s budget session from February 26

Cabinet Secretariat Department Special Secretary Upendra Nath Pandey said the state budget for the financial year 2018-19 is likely to be presented on February 27.

Cold spell to continue in Bihar, classes suspended in Patna till January 16
Cold spell to continue in Bihar, classes suspended in Patna till January 16

The meteorological department has warned of a cold wave and dense fog conditions at many places in the state over the next four days

Sister dies, Lalu Yadav can’t attend final rites
Sister dies, Lalu Yadav can’t attend final rites

A press release from the RJD said the family of Gangotri Devi had been in “state of shock after the sentencing of her brother”. She would be cremated in Gopalganj district.

Lalu Prasad’s offer has ‘no political meaning’: Upendra Kushwaha
Lalu Prasad’s offer has ‘no political meaning’: Upendra Kushwaha

Upendra Kushwaha said this when asked about an open offer of RJD chief Lalu Prasad to him to ally with RJD and that his party would also give more seats to Kushwaha’s party.

98-year-old man receives masters degree from Nalanda varsity
98-year-old man receives masters degree from Nalanda varsity

The University’s Registrar S P Sinha told PTI that a total of 22,100 students were awarded various degrees this year. Vaish was among the 2780, including 29 gold medalists.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar takes dig at RJD for criticising prohibition
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar takes dig at RJD for criticising prohibition

“The ban on alcohol has transformed our society. Domestic violence has gone down, people are spending more on their children education…”, said Nitish Kumar.

Ensure timely completion of projects: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tells officers
Ensure timely completion of projects: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tells officers

Nitish Kumar cautioned officers that he was used to touring the state to take feed back on delivery of schemes and he must not get any complains in this regard.

‘Cops drink in dry Bihar, only poor are targeted,’ says former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi
‘Cops drink in dry Bihar, only poor are targeted,’ says former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi

Jitan Ram Manjhi’s critical comment on prohibition, a pet issue of CM Nitish Kumar, is bound to provide an opportunity to the opposition to attack the ruling coalition.

Social evil must be eradicated for fruits of development to reach all: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Social evil must be eradicated for fruits of development to reach all: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar stated that the state government had announced prohibition following a demand from the women of the state, he said, “The results have been amazing…”

Engineer shot dead in Bihar’s Saran district
Engineer shot dead in Bihar’s Saran district

SP, Saran, Harkishor Rai claimed that investigations have revealed that the engineer was involved in a property dispute and a case had beeen lodged in this connection at a police staion in Patna.

RJD to protest Bihar govt’s sand mining policy
RJD to protest Bihar govt’s sand mining policy

The JD(U), BJP coalition government after coming to power in July last came up with new policy to end illegal sand mining and regulate its trade in the state.

Patna’s Magadh Mahila College bans jeans, cellphones; principal says girls ‘requested’ for dress code
Patna’s Magadh Mahila College bans jeans, cellphones; principal says girls ‘requested’ for dress code

College principal Shashi Sharma defended the decision saying a dress code will bring uniformity and help avoid differences based on social status of the students.

Bihar Assembly passes two bills
Bihar Assembly passes two bills

The ordinance was promulgated in September last in the 350th birth anniversary year of the 10th Sikh Guru. The land is adjacent to “Guru Ka Bagh” in Patna Sahib.

Nitish Kumar directs officials to electrify all villages by year end
Nitish Kumar directs officials to electrify all villages by year end

Chairing a high level meeting of the Energy department, the Chief Minister reviewed the work under various schemes and projects.

Two policemen dismissed from service under liquor law in Bihar
Two policemen dismissed from service under liquor law in Bihar

They were charged with the offence of consuming liquor and creating ruckus on the new police line premises in May last in the state capital.

Tej Pratap on video: Will expose Sushil Modi, ghar mein ghus kar maarenge
Tej Pratap on video: Will expose Sushil Modi, ghar mein ghus kar maarenge

Tej Pratap apparently said that he would expose the BJP leader in public and beat him at his own home if he goes to attend Modi’s son Utkarsh’s wedding.

Bihar jails to have video conferencing from next year: Nitish Kumar
Bihar jails to have video conferencing from next year: Nitish Kumar

Bihar has 55 prisons at present. There are frequent reports of undertrials escaping from custody while being taken for production in a court or returning from there from some place in the state.

Sushil Modi warns action against dealers not giving benefits of reduced GST to consumers
Sushil Modi warns action against dealers not giving benefits of reduced GST to consumers

Sushil Modi said he has directed the state government officials to carry out a “market survey” about the rates/prices of various products especially those on which GST has been reduced.

Even PoK is integral part of India, says Nitish Kumar on Farooq Abdullah’s comment
Even PoK is integral part of India, says Nitish Kumar on Farooq Abdullah’s comment

Nitish Kumar was responding to a query on a statement of National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) belonged to Pakistan.

Nitish Kumar expresses displeasure over cancellation of power minister’s conference at Rajgir
Nitish Kumar expresses displeasure over cancellation of power minister’s conference at Rajgir

Many of the delegates had already arrived by then in Rajgir and Patna and some of the delegates coming from Delhi were at the airport when they got the news of the conference being called off.

RJD chief Lalu Yadav demands rollback of demonetisation and GST
RJD chief Lalu Yadav demands rollback of demonetisation and GST

Lalu Yadav said the government had also “understood” that these decisions were “wrong” and hence, it reduced the GST rates on a number of items of mass use recently.

Two held for misbehaving with UK couple in Patna
Two held for misbehaving with UK couple in Patna

Two residents, identified as Chhathu Kunar and Baiju Kumar, approached the couple, Matthew and Jessie, and started misbehaving with them and tried to take away their luggage.

Two arrested for misbehaving with UK couple
Two arrested for misbehaving with UK couple

Two local residents, identified as chhathu Kunar and Baiju Kumar, had approached the English couple, Matthew and Jessie, and started misbehaving with them and also tried to loot their luggage.

JD(U) leader, accused in liquor case, expelled for posting photograph with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
JD(U) leader, accused in liquor case, expelled for posting photograph with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

“Had I imagined that posting my photograph with CM would cause trouble, I would not have done so,” said the expelled JD(U) leader.

Spurious liquor kills 4 in Bihar, 8 cops suspended
Spurious liquor kills 4 in Bihar, 8 cops suspended

Bihar’s Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) S K Singhal told reporters in Patna, “There is confirmation of four deaths. While one person was cremated, bodies of three persons had been sent for postmortem.”

Hooch tragedy claims four lives in Rohtas of Bihar, 8 cops suspended
Hooch tragedy claims four lives in Rohtas of Bihar, 8 cops suspended

An FIR has been lodged against three persons who were suspected to have brought the illicit liquor into the village and “we hope to catch hold of all of them soon”, Rehman said.

Always had affection, respect for Jitan Manjhi: Nitish Kumar
Always had affection, respect for Jitan Manjhi: Nitish Kumar

Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was earlier seen as a trusted lieutenant of Nitish Kumar, had revolted when he was asked by the JD(U) leadership to resign from the Chief Minister’s post within less than a year of assuming office.

Woman, sexually assaulted with iron rod, dies in Patna’s Naubatpur; SIT formed
Woman, sexually assaulted with iron rod, dies in Patna’s Naubatpur; SIT formed

Dhiraj Kumar, the accused, reportedly tried to overpower the victim at a deserted spot and rape her. When she resisted the attack, he picked up an abandoned iron rod and assaulted her.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar takes dig at Sharad Yadav slogan
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar takes dig at Sharad Yadav slogan

Nitish said, “Real socialists do not support corruption and dynasty. If one has deviated from the path of socialism, one is free to do so, but that person must not make unwarranted comments.”

JDU leader accused of killing daughter-in-law for dowry
JDU leader accused of killing daughter-in-law for dowry

According to the police, Reena’s father Mahesh Bhagat, a resident of Vaishali district, in his complaint said his daughter was killed by Arun Kushwaha along with other members of his family for dowry.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurates Bihar museum
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurates Bihar museum

Addressing the function, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said that the museum would showcase Bihar’s rich history and culture to the world. He praised the CM for having a “vision for future” and greeted him for floating the idea of the museum.