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Wednesday, February 26, 2020



Bihar registers 10.53% growth in 2018-19, better than national average

February 25, 2020 9:37 am

The state government on Monday tabled its 14th Economic Survey (2019-20) report in the Assembly, a day before the annual budget is to be presented.

With students in panel, Bihar schools to have POCSO cells for harassment complaints soon

February 23, 2020 7:46 am

Every school will have to forward any complaint to the nearest police station if it merits a case to be registered under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Report shows sharp dip in water table across Bihar

February 22, 2020 4:05 am

About 10 districts, including Katihar and Begusarai, reported a dip of 17 feet to 25 feet in its water table and Patna too reported a 17-feet dip. The report also says the water table in the state has gone down from 10 to 200 feet in the last 10 years.

Prashant Kishor meets Kushwaha, Manjhi, Bihar Congress chief; fuels speculation of a front minus RJD

February 21, 2020 2:02 pm

The leader said though the initial idea was to forge a front having all non-NDA parties, there could be new formulations if RJD continued its recalcitrant position, particularly its aversion to taking help from Kishor and also insistence on projecting Tejashwi as the CM face of the Grand Alliance.

Kanhaiya Kumar: We elect govts not to save religion but for jobs, schools

February 13, 2020 3:27 pm

Kanhaiya Kumar said he does not bother about some people throwing motor oil, ink, eggs or stones, but is recharged every day with the overwhelming crowd support.

BDO letter asks schools for field trainers for NRC first phase, Oppn hits out at Nitish govt

February 01, 2020 3:51 am

The letter asks principals if they were “opposing NRC under the influence of a particular political party”. The BDO, Satish Kumar, later withdrew it, citing a “typing mistake”, and also served a showcause notice to the assistant who had drafted the letter.

Nitish Kumar: Will urge Govt to drop NPR questions on parents’ birth

January 29, 2020 7:55 am

Speaking to reporters after a party meeting, Nitish said JD(U) MPs would take up the matter at the next NDA meeting.

JD Women's College in Patna prohibits its students from wearing burqa

January 25, 2020 12:21 pm

Principal Dr Shayama Roy later issued a clarification, saying the word "burqa" should not have used.

Will continue to speak what is good for country and party: Pavan Varma after Nitish's snub on CAA

January 23, 2020 3:04 pm

Responding to Kumar, Pavan Varma said his intention was never to hurt the party and that he "welcomes discussion within the party." "Awaiting reply to my letter,will decide future course of action after that," he told news agency ANI.

No question of NRC in Bihar, open to debate CAA in Assembly: Nitish Kumar

January 13, 2020 7:05 pm

"It would be needless (koi zarurat hai nahin) and have no justification (koi auchitya nahin). And I think the Prime Minister too has spoken clearly on this," Nitish Kumar said regarding a nationwide NRC.


Acute crisis: AES deaths in Bihar expose cracks in health machinery

June 25, 2019 11:51 am

While doctors have identified malnutrition and low sugar levels as a common thread among all AES patients, the state of the district’s Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres make the battle against AES doubly harder.

Seemanchal Express derailment: At least 6 killed, several injured in Bihar train accident

February 03, 2019 6:29 pm

Seemanchal Express derails in Bihar: The 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal Express was running at full speed when the accident occurred, railway officials said.

Rumble in Bihar: Nitish takes his MLAs after Manjhi's rebellion

February 11, 2015 4:51 pm

Nitish camp is in Delhi to parade its MLAs before the President even as Patna HC stayed his election as leader of JD(U).


Amritsar train accident: Magisterial enquiry launched but political blame game takes the stage

October 24, 2018 10:50 am

The Opposition is accusing Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of deputy Chief Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, for fleeing the site of the accident without checking on the victims.

Amritsar train accident: Magisterial enquiry launched but political blame game takes the stage

October 22, 2018 7:12 pm

The Opposition is accusing Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of deputy Chief Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, for fleeing the site of the accident without checking on the victims.

UP, Bihar migrants flee Gujarat after rape of 14-month girl triggers violence

October 09, 2018 8:20 pm

Migrants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh are fleeing Gujarat after an alleged rape of a 14-month girl triggered violence against them.

Nitish supporting JNU students is 'martyrs' disrespect: BJP

February 15, 2016 1:39 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): In a biting reply to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his demand of proofs on JNU, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shrikant Sharma on Monday said why is Nitish quiet on killing of political leaders in Bihar. Sharma said his support to anti-national people residing in JNU is disrespect to the soldiers who died fighting for the country. He added that speaking on JNU issue is Nitish's way of covering up the intolerant activities of his state.

Nitish demands proof on Rajnath’s JNU remark

February 15, 2016 1:38 pm

Patna, Feb 15 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday demanded proof from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for putting the onus of Jawaharlal Nehru University row on LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. Kumar added that instead of making such baseless allegations, the people who raised anti-national slogans in the university must be identified. Kumar further stated that in 2019 General Assembly elections, people will throw them out seeing the way they are running the country.

Maoists torch tractor in Gaya

February 09, 2016 6:03 am

Gaya, Feb 09 (ANI): At least five Maoist rebels barged into a brick kiln in Bihar’s Gaya district and torched a tractor after its owner failed to pay Rs 1 lakh as "levy". The rebels threatened the kiln workers with their lives if "levy" was not paid regularly. The kiln owner said that Rs 25, 000 was paid monthly to the ultras until last two months when they started demanding Rs 1 lakh. Police have begun investigation into the matter. However, the Maoists claim to be fighting for the rights of peasants and landless labourers as they routinely call strikes, attack government property and target politicians and police.

Bihar CM Nitish holds ‘Janta Darbar’

February 08, 2016 10:40 am

Patna, Feb 08 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday interacted with people and heard their grievances at his ‘Janata Darbar’. Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav also attended the event and interacted with the people. Speaking at the event, Tejashwi said people of Bihar chose their party to serve them and this platform will help the Government in solving their problems in presence of many senior officials. He added that soon a law would be brought in the state where the officers who don’t solve the case in a time-bound manner will be fined.

Sarfaraz Alam should be thrown in jail: Tej Pratap Yadav

January 22, 2016 8:24 am

Patna, Jan 22 (ANI): Commenting on the molestation case against Janata Dal-United (JDU) MLA Sarfaraz Alam, Bihar's Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav on Friday said he should be thrown in jail. An FIR was registered against Alam for misbehaving with a woman passenger on the Guwahati-Rajdhani Express on Sunday night.The case was filed at GRP police station in Patna, and Alam has been booked under sections 341, 323, 290, 504 and 354A of the IPC.