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Malayalam actor and theatre personality KTC Abdullah passed away on Saturday. He was 82.

Bigg Boss 12 Shivashish Mishra was eliminated on Saturday for disrespecting the rules of the game.

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Veteran actor Nafisa Ali on Saturday revealed that she has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer through an Instagram photo of herself and friend, politician Sonia Gandhi.

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BlackBerry, which dominated the smartphone market a decade ago, has shifted to selling software to manage mobile devices, as well as areas such as driverless cars.

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Apple is seeking engineers with experience in mainstream wireless protocols like LTE and Bluetooth and for those with experience in newer technology like 5G and millimetre wave.

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Diane Greene will continue as CEO through January, working with Kurian to ensure a smooth transition.

Patna News

Elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth Chhath Puja in Bihar
Elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth Chhath Puja in Bihar

Taking a cue from the stampede during the Chhath festival of 2012, which was said to be triggered by a rumour, the DM urged people to use the ‘Chhath Puja Patna’ app to get correct information.

Bihar cabinet approves two per cent hike in DA, takes total to 9%
Bihar cabinet approves two per cent hike in DA, takes total to 9%

This would be applicable to those employees, pensioners and family pensioners who are getting revised pay scales, the Principal Secretary said adding that the revision of DA would have an additional burden of Rs 419 crore on the state exchequer annually.

‘Rakshas Raj’ in Bihar, says Tejashwi Yadav at Congress function
‘Rakshas Raj’ in Bihar, says Tejashwi Yadav at Congress function

The Grand Alliance leaders — from the Congress, the RJD and the HAM(S) — vowed to uproot the NDA governments at the Centre and in the state.

Nitish Kumar pays tribute to Bihar’s first CM Sri Krishna Singh on birth anniversary
Nitish Kumar pays tribute to Bihar’s first CM Sri Krishna Singh on birth anniversary

The official function was organised near the statue of Sri Krishna Singh in the main secretariat premises in Patna.

Bihar: Maoists shoot dead SSB personnel in Jamui
Bihar: Maoists shoot dead SSB personnel in Jamui

Sikandar Yadav (30), who came to his native village to celebrate his daughter’s birthday, was dragged out of his house by the rebels before killing him on Monday.

Paswan’s daughter, son-in-law ‘ready’ to take on LJP in polls
Paswan’s daughter, son-in-law ‘ready’ to take on LJP in polls

Sadhu, who is married to Asha, Paswan’s daughter from his first marriage, also accused the LJP of treating Dalits as bonded labourers and claimed there was widespread resentment against the LJP chief within his own caste group.

Bihar: Tej Pratap sparks speculation on sibling rivalry
Bihar: Tej Pratap sparks speculation on sibling rivalry

Tejashwi, the younger of the siblings and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly, attended Tuesday’s meeting, chaired by former Bihar CM and their mother Rabri Devi, as did other senior party leaders.

Bihar: Man trying to loot railway official lynched, says police
Bihar: Man trying to loot railway official lynched, says police

This is the third such incident in Bihar in just a week. Last week, three people were lynched outside a Begusarai school while a suspected thief was lynched in Sitamarahi on Sunday.

Muzaffarpur: Abducted MP businessman rescued, 5 arrested
Muzaffarpur: Abducted MP businessman rescued, 5 arrested

The kidnappers, who had asked for Rs 3 crore ransom, had settled for Rs 40 lakh. 

Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse: Patna HC pulls up CBI, questions SP-rank officer’s transfer
Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse: Patna HC pulls up CBI, questions SP-rank officer’s transfer

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mukesh R Shah and Justice Ravi Ranjan directed the CBI to file its reply by the next date of hearing on August 27 and place it before the court in a sealed cover.

Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse: CBI searches ex-minister’s houses, seizes documents
Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse: CBI searches ex-minister’s houses, seizes documents

The CBI conducted searches at Thakur’s Sahu Road home in Muzaffarpur and Pratah Kamal office and seized some incriminating papers and investment details, officials said.

Bihar block chief murder: JD(U) MLA among 10 named in FIR
Bihar block chief murder: JD(U) MLA among 10 named in FIR

The deceased, Manish Sahni’s brother in the FIR said that Manish was elected to the post of block president earlier this month, which had irked the MLA and his supporters.

PM Narendra Modi is the biggest Ambedkarite, says Paswan
PM Narendra Modi is the biggest Ambedkarite, says Paswan

On reservation in promotion for SC & ST being implemented in Bihar, the union minister said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed his priorities towards the community by implementing reservation in promotion.

Two woman inmates of Patna shelter home dead, two arrested
Two woman inmates of Patna shelter home dead, two arrested

Although the shelter management has said the two were suffering from diarrhoea and high fever, PMCH said reason of the deaths would be ascertained only after post-mortem reports come.

Tejashwi Yadav’s cycle march to expose Nitish govt’s ‘failures’
Tejashwi Yadav’s cycle march to expose Nitish govt’s ‘failures’

“We will be undertaking a three-day cycle march from Gaya to Patna on July 28 to expose Nitish government’s failure on various issues especially on deteriorating law and order situation,” Tejashwi said.

Bihar clears new liquor bill, CM Nitish says prohibition for betterment of poor
Bihar clears new liquor bill, CM Nitish says prohibition for betterment of poor

“Liquor ban was introduced for the poor people. they were wasting a major part of their income on buying alcohol. Domestic violence was high. I did this for the betterment of poor,” Nitish Kumar said.

In Bihar, compensation for rape, acid attack victims to be raised from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 7 lakh
In Bihar, compensation for rape, acid attack victims to be raised from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 7 lakh

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.

Patna: Two Maoists arrested for demanding Rs 5 crore ‘levy’ from construction firm
Patna: Two Maoists arrested for demanding Rs 5 crore ‘levy’ from construction firm

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.

Uttrakhand deputy commissioner arrested for drinking liquor in Siwan
Uttrakhand deputy commissioner arrested for drinking liquor in Siwan

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.

Patna HC passes order on illegal confinement of Bihar judicial officer’s daughter
Patna HC passes order on illegal confinement of Bihar judicial officer’s daughter

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”.

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