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Subhash Pathak is special correspondent of Hindustan Times with over 15 years of experience in journalism, covering issues related to governance, legislature, police, Maoism, urban and road infrastructure of Bihar and Jharkhand.

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Bridge under the water: A tale of crumbling infrastructure in Bihar

These last three weeks have seen 12 bridges, big and small, collapse in Bihar.

As Bihar’s rivers continue to turn, bridges continue to collapse under the weight of shoddy maintenance, the lack of a plan, and complete mismanagement. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 04:42 AM IST

Two more bridges fall in Bihar; 7th incident in 15 days

Portions of two small bridges over Gandaki river in Bihar collapse, marking the seventh such incident in the state in the last 15 days.

Portions of two small bridges over Gandaki river in Bihar’s Siwan district collapsed on Wednesday, marking the seventh such incident in the state in the last 15 days.(HT files ( relevant image ) )
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 10:50 AM IST
By, Patna

Bihar cancels 800 crore tenders awarded during RJD minister’s tenure

Deputy chief minister Samrat Chaudhary said the cancelled tenders relate to the period when the RJD minister oversaw the public health and engineering department

Bihar deputy chief minister Samrat Chaudhary announced the decision to cancel about 350 tenders on Wednesday (PTI)
Published on Jun 26, 2024 09:38 PM IST

Bihar EOU team visits NEET-UG exam centres in Hazaribag, to handover case to CBI

The five accused, who were arreste on Saturday in the NEET-UG paper leak case, were brought to Shastrinagar police station, Patna, on Sunday, and sent to hospital for medical examination

The Bihar EOU has so far nabbed 19 persons from different locations in connection with the NEET-UG exam question paper leak case. (Representative Image)
Published on Jun 23, 2024 08:24 PM IST

Araria bridge collapse: 3 engineers suspended, contractor booked

Bihar rural works department minister Ashok Choudhary has set up a four-member team headed by chief engineer Purnea has been constituted to probe the incident

A newly constructed bridge collapsed in Bihar’s Araria (Twitter/ video screengrab)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 07:34 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha/Subhash Pathak

LS polls: Last 8 seats locked in Bihar, turnout 50.56%

The eight seats in Bihar that went to vote on Saturday are Patna Sahib, Patliputra, Nalanda, Arrah, Karakat, Buxar, Sasaram and Jehanabad.

Former union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad casts his vote during polling for Patna Sahib, from where he is seeking a re-election to the Lok Sabha. (HT photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 09:27 PM IST
By, Patna

LS polls: Campaign ends, 8 seats in Bihar up for grabs in last lap

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ramkripal Yadav, R K Singh and Misa Bharti are among the key faces in the fray in the last phase

Polling staff collect election material from a centre in Patna for the last phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 30, 2024 09:35 PM IST

Jehanabad: JD-U struggles to retain seat it won in 2019 by a whisker

Chandeshwar Prasad, who won the seat in 2019 by 1,751 votes, is again facing off the runner-up, RJD candidate and strongman Surendra Prasad Yadav

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses a public meeting in support of JD-U candidate Chandeshwar Prasad in Jehanabad. (HT photo)
Published on May 28, 2024 09:29 PM IST
By, Jehanabad

Valmiki Nagar: Voter discontent persists amid flooding woes and underdevelopment

In Valmiki Nagar, voter frustration is palpable as they perceive a lack of development. Dissatisfaction with government efforts dominates discussions

Nabi Kumar Sarania at a village in Valmiki Nagar. (HT)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 25, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Voters in Gopalganj constituency yearn for progress amidst continuing neglect

Gopalganj, known for its significant NOTA votes in the 2019 elections, struggles with development issues despite electing three CMs.

Gopalganj, May 06 (ANI): Voter awareness campaign being conducted under SVEEP activities in the wake of Lok Sabha polls, on Monday. (ANI Photo)(CEO Bihar)
Published on May 25, 2024 12:00 AM IST

Bihar: Rebels redraw battle lines in five seats

The most keenly watched battle is playing out in Karakat in central Bihar, which votes on June 1 in the last of the ongoing seven-phase parliamentary elections in the country.

Bhojpuri actor and singer Pawan Singh. (HT)
Published on May 17, 2024 09:24 PM IST
By, Patna

Opp set to oust Modi govt: Kharge

Later, addressing an election rally in Samastipur, Kharge said Modi could become the prime minister of India only because Congress fought for its Independence.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge in Patna on Saturday. (HT photo)
Published on May 11, 2024 09:47 PM IST
By, Patna

PM Modi has turned India into a centre of unemployment: Rahul Gandhi in Bihar

Addressing an election rally in Bihar’s Bhagalpur, Gandhi took potshots at the Modi government with issues such as unemployment and economic deprivation.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing an election rally. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 03:36 PM IST

Promised projects hanging fire, all bets off in Aurangabad

Farmers in Aurangabad rejoiced as Modi revived the Mandal dam project, but were disappointed when it was not mentioned in recent speeches, impacting the upcoming elections.

Locals in Aurangabad constituency discuss elections at a tea shop. (HT)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 09:29 PM IST
By, Aurangabad

In Gaya, Manjhi faces son of man who trounced him in 1991

Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, the NDA nominee, is pitted against RJD’s Kumar Sarvajeet, a former minister in Bihar govt.

The Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya draws Buddhists from across the world. (HT file)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 09:13 PM IST
By, Gaya

Mukesh Sahni joins RJD-led alliance, VIP to contest 3 seats

Former Bihar minister Mukesh Sahni joins RJD-led Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, his VIP party to contest three Lok Sabha seats.

Tejashwi Yadav and Mukesh Sahni at their joint press conference in Patna on Friday. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 09:15 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar Board 10th Result 2024: 82.91% students pass, 51 bagged top 10 positions

A total of 51 students, 28 of them are boys, have been ranked the top ten students on the basis of marks they obtained in the matriculation examination.

Bihar Board 10th Result 2024: 82.91% students pass, 51 bagged top 10 positions(Santosh Kumar )
Published on Mar 31, 2024 06:12 PM IST
By, Patna

Pappu vows to fight from Purnea, Congress in a fix

The seat has gone to RJD as part of Lok Sabha seat-sharing pact of the Opposition alliance in Bihar also comprising the Congress, a party he had joined a little over a week ago.

Congress leader Pappu Yadav addresses the press in Purnia. (ANI)
Published on Mar 30, 2024 10:02 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha, , Purnea

Bihar: Congress awaits Lalu Yadav’s nod to finalise candidates for LS polls

BPCC chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh, who held two rounds of meetings with the RJD chief, said the seat-sharing talks with RJD was going well and it will be declared in a couple of days

RJD spokesperson Shakti Singh Yadav said seat-sharing talks is almost final. (File photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 04:46 PM IST

LS polls looming, Nitish leaves for 5-day UK visit

On Sunday, former minister and Rajya Sabha member-elect Sanjay Jha had announced that CM would be visiting Scotland in the UK to see the science city and meet the select group of businessmen

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with his cabinet colleagues at a function in Patna on Wednesday. (HT photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2024 10:21 PM IST
By, Patna

Ganga water unsafe even for bathing, says Bihar govt report on river pollution

The WHO stipulates that river water with more than 1000MPN/100ml faecal coliform bacteria should not be used even for irrigating crops

The report, based on sample checks at 98 points of several rivers including Ganga, Sone and Kosi in 27 districts showed excessive presence of faecal coliform bacteria in water. (Representative image)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 07:42 PM IST

NDA will win more than 200 seats in next assembly elections: Nitish Kumar

The Bihar CM said the NDA coalition will win more than 200 assembly seats and bag all 40 Lok Sabha seats under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with his deputies Vijay Kumar Sinha and Samrat Choudhary of the BJP in Patna. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 08:55 AM IST

Ahead of floor test, JD(U) issues whip, RJD moves MLAs to Tejashwi’s residence

The JD(U) whip came after at least five of its total 45 MLAs failed to turn up at a luncheon meeting organised at the house of party leader Shravan Kumar.

The newly-formed Nitish Kumar governement in Bihar is set to undergo a floor test in the assembly on February 12. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 12:45 AM IST

RJD herd to stay at Tejashwi’s house till floor test

The party has decided to keep all its 79 members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) and eight members of legislative council (MLCs) together amid alleged bid by CM Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) to “woo” them for an easy win during the trust vote.

Former minister Chandrashekhar arrives at the residence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 10, 2024 10:13 PM IST
By, Patna

Rebel RJD MLC disqualified on party’s plea

Rambali Singh was elected as a member of the legislative council (MLC) in June 2020 as an RJD nominee from the assembly quota and his term was to expire in 2026.

Rambali Singh (ANI)
Published on Feb 06, 2024 09:41 PM IST
By, Patna

Congress now shifts MLAs from Bihar to Hyderabad

The Congress on Sunday shifted its Bihar MLAs to Hyderabad ahead of a floor test of the newly-formed NDA next week, party leaders aware of the details said.

Congress MLAs at Hyderabad airport on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 05, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Patna

India looking at people of Bihar for social, economic justice: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the nation cannot grow until social and economic justice to all in the society is not ensured

Rahul Gandhi waves at supporters during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Kishanganj on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 08:01 PM IST

Bihar: New NDA Cabinet authorises CM Nitish Kumar to convene next assembly session

The previous Bihar cabinet had on January 18 approved the state budget session on February 5. However, that arrangement had to be revisited after the change in the government

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 05:04 PM IST

Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi, summoned by ED, may miss Rahul’s Jan 30 Purnia rally

ED has summoned Lalu Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav to its Patna office for questioning on January 29 and 30

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav have been invited to the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra rally in Purnia on January 30. (HT File Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 09:53 PM IST

Nitish to attend Rahul’s Purnea rally on Jan 30

Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will enter Bihar from Siliguri in West Bengal on January 29 and cover four districts in three days during which top INDIA bloc leaders may join him for public meetings.

Rahul Gandhi and Nitish Kumar in Delhi last year. (ANI)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 09:36 PM IST
By, Patna
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