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Pradeep Modak

Pradeep has over 30 years of experience in journalism. Having specialised in sports reporting, he has moved on to city reporting, and covers education among others. A PG in mathematics, he holds a bachelor in journalism degree. He worked with The Pioneer before joining HT and has experience of Desk and reporting.

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40,000 Bihar medicine shops to down shutters on April 12

The Bihar Chemists and Druggists Association, which has given the strike call, says the govt order, stating that only licensed pharmacists can open medicine shops, should be withdrawn.

Medicine shop owners in Bihar will run their business by wearing black badges on April 6.(Representative photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2017 07:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar school board announces dates for 2018 class 10, 12 exams

Bihar School Examination Board releases academic calendar of 2018.

Bihar School Examination Board chairman Anand Kishor (right) addressing a meeting in Patna.(AP Dube/ HT file photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2017 11:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Neera rocks Bihar Diwas, goes out of stock within 24hrs

Post prohibition on April 5, 2016, Bihar government formulated the concept of selling pre-fermentation version of palm tree juice (Neera) in consultations with self-help groups (SHGs)

An empty Neera stall.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2017 06:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Full BCCI tag for Bihar but rival cricket bodies still in affiliation dispute

Cricket association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma has sought to put his association’s claim to full Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) affiliation ahead of rival Bihar cricket association (BCA)

As recommended by a panel headed by Justice RM Lodha (in pic), Bihar has become a full member of BCCI.(HT file photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2017 04:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

JD(U), RLSP bag one seat each in Bihar council polls

The elections, held on March 9, saw constituent parties of both, the ruling grand alliance and the opposition NDA, put up candidates against each other

The Bihar Legislative Council building.(HT file photo)
Published on Mar 15, 2017 08:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Justice Menon sworn in as CJ of Patna HC

Prior to his appointment as chief justice of Patna high court, justice Menon was the acting chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh high court. 

Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind administering oath of office to Patna high court chief justice Rajendra Menon (left), in Patna on Thursday.(HT photo)
Published on Mar 15, 2017 04:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

MGNREGA workers go sans wages in Bihar

National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) says that MGNREGA workers have not been paid their wages since January 14, leaving lakhs of them penniless.

Lakhs of workers, engaged in the centre-sponsored job guarantee scheme, are facing acute financial crisis due to non-payment of their wages.(HT file photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2017 11:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

24 ‘Munnabhais’ arrested, 28 students expelled on Day 1 of matric exams in Bihar

Among the arrested imposters, 14 were from Nalanda and 10 from Nawada districts. Five examinees were expelled for trying to adopt unfair means at the exams in Patna and four from Bhojpur.

Students coming out of a matric examination centre in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2017 10:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Onus on DMs, SPs for fair Bihar board Class 10 exams: Chief secy

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has adopted zero tolerance policy against use of unfair means during the Class 10 examinations at 1,506 centres across the state from March 1 to 8.

About 17.71 lakh students will take the Bihar board’s Class 10 examinations beginning on March 1.(HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2017 10:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Modi ‘dictator’, out to divide country, tweets Lalu

In a series of tweets on Monday, RJD chief Lalu Prasad hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘pursuing divisive politics’, during his campaign for the ongoing UP assembly elections.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad at a press conference.(HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2017 10:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Cracks in BCA over Lodha reforms implementation

Bihar Cricket Association secretary replaces treasurer, other office-bearers, belonging to a rival faction as infighting takes a serious turn

Cricket players at the BCA selection trials, in Patna.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2017 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Time, Patna | By

PMCH set for infra upgrade, 200-bed emergency ward soon

The project for upgrading facilities at Patna Medical College and Hospital has received administrative approval and tender has been floated for awarding work

The Patna medical college and hospital.(File photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2017 02:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Patna boy chosen for NBA academy

The NBA Academy India, coming up in the National Capital Region, is the NBA’s fifth elite training centre globally and the first of its kind in the country. It will be fully funded by the NBA, the predominant men’s professional basketball league in North America.

Robin Banerjee is among 21 players from India chosen for the NBA Academy India, to be launched in April this year.(HT photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2017 09:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Three ‘Munnabhais’ held in Bihar on Day 2 of intermediate exam

The BSEB, which has adopted zero tolerance policy against the use of unfair means , expelled 204 students on the second day of the intermediate examinations. It had expelled 267 students on the first day.

Bihar School Examination Board chairman Anand Kishor frisking a student at an examination centre in Patna.(HT photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 03:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

BSEB tightens screws,‘fail proof’ inter exams begin in Bihar today

The intermediate exams are a big test for the Bihar School Examination Board after the merit scam in 2016.

A long queue of vehicles on Fraser Road after intermediate examinees blocked the road when they did not get admit cards in Patna.(Santosh/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 14, 2017 11:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Post topper scam, Bihar exam board goes hi-tech to clean up system

A slew of measures taken by the Bihar School Examination Board to minimise errors and rid the examination of unfair practices will be put to test when the matriculation and intermediate exams begin in February-March.

Students appearing in examination in Patna.(AP Dube/ HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 08, 2017 09:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Alert trackmen avert major train mishap in Bihar; ECR launches safety campaign

Railway gangmen on night patrolling detected two large stone slabs kept on tracks between Sathajagat and Dalsingsarai railway stations in Bihar. The incident brings into focus the sabotage theory doing the rounds after the November 20, 2016 Indore-Patna Express mishap, killing 148 people.

GRP personnel inspect the site after removing the two stone slabs placed on railway tracks.(HT photo)
Published on Jan 24, 2017 01:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna/Hajipur | ByPradeep Modak & Rajesh K Thakur

Bihar's spend on education lowest: Report

The study expressed concern that Bihar, which spent 19.3% of its 2012-13 budgetary allocation on education, has reduced its budgetary allocation by 2% over the past four years.

Representative photo: The study rues that although Bihar has nearly 3.4 crore school going children in the age group of 6 to 18 years, about 2 lakh posts of teachers are vacant in the state (Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Published on Jan 14, 2017 11:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar exam board extends date for filling up forms

The decision to extend dates for online filling of examination forms will benefit more than 25 lakh matric and intermediate students in Bihar

Bihar School Examination Board office in Patna. Hindustan Times file photo/Santosh Kumar
Published on Jan 13, 2017 12:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Note ban: Bank union blames RBI for cash crunch

The Bank Employees Federation of India blamed the RBI for putting banking system in utter chaos after the government demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.

Most of the ATMs remain shut, due to shortage of cash across the country.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2016 11:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Patna

Bihar: BSEB cancels affiliation of 56 more schools, colleges

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Tuesday cancelled the affiliation of 56 more intermediate colleges and schools in the state.

Police arrest Ruby Rai, victim of Bihar School Examination Board higher secondary exam topper scam in Patna.(PTI file)
Updated on Nov 23, 2016 03:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar: BSEB cancels affiliation of 68 scam-tainted schools

In a bid to restore its credibility post-toppers’ scam, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Tuesday cancelled the affiliation of 68 scam-tainted higher secondary schools/colleges finding their replies to showcause notices not satisfactory.

In a bid to restore its credibility post-toppers’ scam, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Tuesday cancelled the affiliation of 68 scam-tainted higher secondary schools/colleges finding their replies to showcause notices not satisfactory.(PTI/File)
Updated on Oct 18, 2016 06:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Patna: Cop-organiser spat hits Pro-Kabaddi League

An ugly spat between organisers and a top ranked police officer over the occupancy of a VIP seat marred a Pro-Kabaddi League (PKL) match late Saturday and cast a long shadow over the future of the Patna leg of the popular league.

Patliputra sports complex has been witness to many exciting PKL matches. The recent row threatens to damage Patna’s reputation as a happening sports destination.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2016 12:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Patna

17-year-old Bihar rugby player dies after injury on field

A 17-year-old national-level player died after a tackle during a match of the Bihar state junior rugby football championships at Ghosi in Bihar’s Jehanabad district on Sunday.

Vishwanath Sharan fell to the ground and became unconscious after the tackle with a rival Bhojpur team player.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2016 03:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Patna

All-round cheer & hope as IOA lifts ban on Bihar teams

Bihar Olympic Association (BOA) and different sports association expressed happiness over the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decision to lift ban on state teams from participating in the National Games beginning January 31 in Kerala.

Updated on Jan 19, 2015 02:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Patna

Amitabh Bachchan's company to play Indian kabaddi league

When the auction of players for the fourth edition of the Kabaddi Premier League gets underway here next week, one of the franchisees bidding for players will be AB Corp, founded by one Amitabh Harivansh Rai Bachchan aka Big B!

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Updated on Jan 20, 2014 07:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Patna

3 years-old chess prodigy form Bihar stuns nation

In a game filled with tales of child prodigies and in which an Indian is the undisputed world champion, Bihar’s three-year-old Pari Sinha has stolen everyone’s thunder, reports Pradeep Modak.

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Updated on Apr 25, 2013 07:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Patna

Nitish wants every Bihar schoolgirl to be a judoka

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar made a commitment today to provide state sponsored martial arts training to girls in every school in the state. He said this would help them protect themselves against molestors and eveteasers.

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Updated on Mar 22, 2013 04:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Patna

Nitish to girls: Learn martial arts, defend yourselves

Chief minister Nitish Kumar called upon girls of the state to take up martial arts along with their education to defend themselves against eve teasers and other anti-social elements.

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Updated on Dec 26, 2012 03:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Patna
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