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Steep rise in body count, Patna civic body adds two more crematoriums

April 29, 2021 6:56 am

Officials said the three crematoriums at Baans Ghat, Gulbi Ghat and Khajekalan Ghat had an average of 70-80 cremations – relating to Covid as well as non-Covid deaths – before the second surge struck this month.

Patna's 2 big Covid facilities left with 2-day oxygen stock

April 28, 2021 8:38 am

As many as 16 private hospitals in Patna have oxygen stock of less than one to two days, it is learnt. Among these are Park Surgicals, Royal Hospital, Samay Hospital, Siddharth Hospital, Capital Hospital, Himalaya Hospital, Nidan Hospital and Tara Hospital.

As Patna hospitals battle second wave, a social activist, politician emerge as ‘oxygen men’

April 25, 2021 2:37 am

While Rai has been offering the service from his home, Yadav has been moving around in the state capital either alone or with supporters. Both first verify a patient’s medical needs and ask for an assurance that the empty cylinders will be returned.

9 die as pick-up van falls into river in Patna

April 23, 2021 1:40 pm

The pick-up van was carrying members of a family returning from a marriage function at Akhipur to their Chitrakut Nagar residence in Danapur. The incident took place around 7.30 am.

Centre fielded Tendulkar to counter comments from Rihanna, Thunberg: RJD leader

February 05, 2021 9:12 pm

The RJD leader said, "What do the farmers know about Greta Thunberg or Rihanna? And you have fielded Sachin Tendulkar against them."

The Patna Collectorate: A link to city’s past as a Dutch trading post

October 26, 2020 9:36 pm

Situated on the banks of the river Ganges, the 12-acre complex of the Patna Collectorate contains within it a precious slice of history from a time when the city used to be a bustling trade centre for Europeans.

Bihar cops in Mumbai to probe Sushant father’s FIR against late actor’s friend Rhea Chakraborty

July 30, 2020 8:23 am

The FIR, registered at Patna's Rajiv Nagar police station on July 25, accuses the six, which includes Rhea's family members, of abetment to suicide, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy.

25,000 teachers suspended, booked for not evaluating Bihar Board papers

March 23, 2020 12:28 pm

While 4.5 lakh primary and middle school teachers have been on strike since February 17, more than 50,000 high school teachers joined them since February 25.

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.

Bihar: 17 years after student torched self, family still awaits payment of father's dues

January 06, 2020 2:59 pm

Chandan Bhattacharya (22), who was unable to get admission in Part II of his undergraduate course after failing to pay the course fee, set himself on fire in the HC campus on August 15, 2002. Bihar State Agro Industries Development Corporation, which is now defunct, had not paid the salary of his father — Parijat Bhattacharya — due since February 1993.


Bihar floods: Heavy rains claim 40 lives, Patna worst affected

October 02, 2019 9:07 am

Officials say the state capital has not witnessed such waterlogging since the 1975 floods. The Bihar government has also asked two helicopters from Air Force for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines.


Clash between BJP, AISF activists in Patna

February 18, 2016 12:00 pm

Patna, Feb 18 (ANI): A massive clash broke out between BJP workers and All India Students Federation (AISF) activists over the JNU row outside Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Patna on Thursday. One of the protestors said a women activist has been beaten by the police during the clash and demanded stringent actions must be taken against this. Police were seen knocking down the activists of AISF and BJP when the clash turned aggressive.

‘Aakrosh March’ against Bihar Govt. in Patna

February 16, 2016 10:39 am

Patna, Feb 16 (ANI): National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders on Tuesday protested against the state government in Madhubani area of Patna. NDA leaders have decided to carry out ‘Aakrosh March’ in every district as a protest against the Nitish Government.

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.

PM Modi failed to protect the country: Lalu Yadav

January 08, 2016 10:45 am

Patna, Jan 08 (ANI): Hinting at the Pathankot terror attack, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to protect the country. He also said that the centre only talked about law and order while the country remained unsafe in their hands.