The decision to give nod to the ‘Bihar Victim Compensation (Amendment) Scheme 2018’, proposed by the law department, was taken in view of directions issued by the Union Home Ministry following the Supreme Court’s judgment delivered in February 2016 in this regard.
A case had been lodged against the two at Masaurhi police station on 21 May for demanding Rs 5 Crore from construction company contractor Arun Kumar.
Pandey, a resident of Bankata, Devaria (UP), has been posted at Roorkie. The police seized two bottles of whiskey from an SUV in which Pandey had been traveling.
Referring to the news item of which the court had taken suo motu cognizance, the court noted that the 25-year-old woman “decided to get into wedlock” with the person of her choice “without any coercion, pressure or any adverse influence”.
RTI activist Rajendra Singh, who had exposed several discrepancies in the Indira Awas Yojana, teachers’ appointment and Life Insurance Corporation, was shot dead in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Tuesday
The studies, conducted by think tank Asian Development Research Institute and government-funded knowledge institute Development Management Institute, also pointed out that 19 per cent of households acquired new assets from the money they earlier splurged on alcohol.
The RJD leaders were on their way to Kishanganj from Patna when the car lost control, broke through the road divider and collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction in Simraha police station area around 6 am, a police officer said.
While Lalu warmly shook hands with Nitish, Rabri Devi also exchanged greetings with the Chief Minister. Lalu’s daughters touched Nitish’s feet and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad joined his former boss for photographs together.
Congress leader said Bihar’s political “equations were still in fluid state and things would change before 2019 polls”. “What is happening now is mere political posturing,” said the senior Congress leader.
On the attendance of opposition leaders, a senior RJD leader said, “Top leaders from some opposition parties are not able to come because of the elections in Karnataka but we will still have some very important leaders in attendance.”
The state home department announced Rs 2,13,700 as compensation for damage to property in the Samastipur violence, Rs 25,30,000 for Aurangabad and Rs 8,50,000 for Nawada.
The opposition parties have been accusing the BJP of inciting violence in the state and charging JD(U) president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with being “helpless” before the coalition partner.
The chief minister came down heavily on the opposition accusing it of trying to fish in troubled waters. “If you stall the proceedings of the House over such developments, you end up accentuating social tensions,” he said.
While RJD fielded Sarfaraz Alam, BJP gave ticket to Pradeep Kumar Singh, who was local MP from 2009 to 2014, but lost to Alam’s father late Mohammed Taslimuddin of RJD in 2014.
The state government is gradually moving towards its goal of setting up a high school at every panchayat, Kumar said adding that out of 8391 panchayats of the state, there were middle schools in 5059 panchayats and high schools in 2200 panchayats.
K S Dwivedi , the 1984 batch officer succeeded P K Thakur, who retired on Wednesday. The Bihar government defended its decision to opt for Dwivedi, saying he was appointed on the basis of his “clean” service record.
The four Congress MLCs — Ashok Choudhary, Dilip Choudhary, Ramchandra Bharti and Tanweer Akhtar — yesterday officially sought recognition as MLCs of the JD(U), the Council’s officiating chairman Haroon Rashid said.
Provision of civic amenities and basic infrastructure had also improved considerably, the governor Satya Pal Malik said on the opening day of the budget session
BPCC acting president Kaukab Qadri criticised his predecessor Ashok Choudhary for blaming AICC general secretary and Bihar in-charge C P Joshi, for not including him (Choudhary) in the list of star campaigners.
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.