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Bihar: 9 dead in multiple collisions on national highway

Published on Feb 26, 2024 11:42 AM IST

The bodies were sent to Bhabua district hospital for postmortem examination, Mohania SHO Awadhesh Kumar said

Bihar: 9 dead in multiple collisions on national highway
ByPrasun K Mishra

In a first for Bihar, CUSB in UGC’s Category 1 list

For the CUSB, which was set up in 2009 and received the highest ‘A++’ rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in June 2023, it is another feather in the cap in a state where state universities are mostly unaccredited and struggling with late sessions and poor performance.

The CUSB in Gaya. (HT file)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 09:35 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Bike-borne criminals loot 12 lakh from bank employees, one arrested

Villagers rushed to the site of the incident and saw an injured robber hiding in a maize farm. They nabbed him and handed him over to the police

Representational image.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 02:03 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Bihar woman ASI suspended for allegedly taking bribe from rape survivor

District superintendent of police (SP) Upendranath Verma said that Kumari was suspended based on the probe report submitted by the sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), adding that further investigation is underway

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 01:26 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Bihar dusts off 2007 policy, no more +2 in colleges

Intermediate education will now be imparted only in higher secondary schools from the new session starting April 1, 2024.

Students come out after taking their Bihar Board Class 10th exam at DAV High School in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 09:36 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Nine killed, six injured in road accident in Lakhisarai

Police suspect the incident occurred when the truck driver lost control and rammed into the auto-rickshaw, carrying 14 passengers, that was coming from the opposite direction

Representative image.
Published on Feb 21, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Six candidates unanimously elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar

Two seats have gone to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) each, while one each went to the Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) and the Congress after scrutiny of applications

JD-U candidate Sanjay Jha was the first to get his certificate from the returning officer. (ANI photo)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 05:35 PM IST

Ex-Bihar minister who flagged corruption in department in 2022 throws a challenge

As Bihar’s agriculture minister, Sudhakar Singh in 2022 described officials in the agriculture department as thieves and flagged poor implementation of plans as a key concern

RJD leader and ex-Bihar minister Sudhakar Singh said he was forced to resign as minister about two weeks after he sought a probe into the implementation of agriculture road maps (X/ @_Sudhaker_singh)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 03:12 PM IST

Over 40 injured in communal clashes across Bihar during Saraswati idol immersion

Officials said that internet services were suspended in Darbhanga district on Saturday for 48 hours following violence and continuing tension between the two communities since Wednesday

Clashes were reported from Bhagalpur, Saharsa, Sitamarhi, Sheikhpura, Siwan and Jamui during the idol immersion after Saraswati puja since Wednesday (Twitter/screengrab)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:16 PM IST

3 Bihar teens hire cab driver, kill him in Madhubani after watching video; caught

The three students of classes 8, 9 and 11, told the police that the murder was inspired by a YouTube video clip of a crime that they had seen and were trying to replicate

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Published on Feb 16, 2024 04:41 PM IST
ByBishnu K Jha

Bihar govt agrees to agitating teachers’ demand for offline competency tests

A delegation of teachers also met deputy chief minister Samrat Choudhary for a discussion on their broader issues and said the BJP leader assured them he would speak to the CM

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 16, 2024 01:57 PM IST

Illegal liquor seized from bullock cart in Bihar; smugglers flee, oxen detained

Excise officials in Gopalganj district were in for a surprise when they recovered huge quantities of liquor bottles being ferried past them on a bullock cart.

For representational purposes only. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 06:32 PM IST

BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav elected Speaker of Bihar Assembly

Yadav started his political journey in 1978 when he became the councillor of the Patna Municipal Corporation and deputy mayor of Patna in 1982

The election was announced after voice vote in which there was no opposition. (HT photo | Santosh Kumar)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Nitish meets Union health secretary, reiterates demand for AIIMS at Shobhan

Chandra, a civil engineer from IIT-Delhi, reached Darbhanga on Monday, where he inspected the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), a super speciality hospital

All Indian Medical Science (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 02:59 PM IST
By, Bishnu K Jha

No decision on competency test yet; Bihar deputy CM to meet teachers on Feb 15

Teachers across the state have been holding protests against the riders of termination and transfer attached with the competency test

The government will decide on the committee’s recommendation regarding termination of service of teachers soon. (HT file photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Tejashwi Yadav to attend Rahul Gandhi’s public meeting in Kaimur on February 16

This will be the first time in many years when a prominent RJD leader will be seen sharing the stage with a Gandhi in Bihar

Former Bihar deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 10:04 AM 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

JD (U) to nominate former Bihar minister Sanjay Jha for Feb 27 Rajya Sabha polls

A member of the Bihar legislative council since 2019, Sanjay Jha served as the minister of water resource from 2019 till Jan 28, 2024, when the JD (U) walked out of the Grand Alliance

Sanjay Jha with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File Photo/Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 01:20 PM IST

BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav files nomination for Bihar assembly Speaker’s post

Yadav was accompanied by chief minister Nitish Kumar, deputy CM Vijay Kumar Sinha, parliamentary affairs minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary and other leaders

The election of the new Speaker of the Bihar Vidhan Sabha will take place on February 15. (HT Photo | Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 12:45 PM IST

Nitish govt wins trust vote

In the 243-strong assembly, a total of 129 members voted in favour of the motion of confidence in the new government.

Nitish Kumar after winning the trust vote in Bihar assembly on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 09:42 PM IST
By, Patna

CM Nitish Kumar-led NDA government wins trust vote in Bihar assembly

Speaking on the trust vote, the Janata Dal (United) chief said he could not continue when he found out there was corruption taking place

Nitish Kumar led NDA govt wins trust vote in Bihar assembly. (PTI photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 05:15 PM IST

Bihar floor test: 3 MLAs skip JD(U) meeting, Nitish says will prove majority

The NDA has 128 MLAs in the Bihar Assembly against 115 of the Grand Alliance. To achieve the majority mark, an alliance needs 122 MLAs

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar arriving at the residence of his cabinet colleague Vijay Choudhary in Patna on Sunday.
Published on Feb 11, 2024 09:14 PM IST

WATCH | At Tejashwi house, RJD MLAs bond over Nusrat's song ahead of floor test

The floor test has been necessitated after Nitish Kumar ditched the grand alliance to form a new government with the BJP, which he had dumped in 2022.

RJD MLAs at Tejashwi Yadav's residence in Patna ahead of the crucial floor test of Nitish Kumar government.
Published on Feb 11, 2024 12:30 PM 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

Sinha Library turns 100, commemorative special cover unveiled in Patna

Sinha Library turns 100, commemorative special cover unveiled in Patna

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Published on Feb 10, 2024 12:03 PM IST
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Ahead of floor test, Shah to address BJP MLAs in Gaya

JD(U) has asked its legislators to gather at minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary’s residence in Patna for a meeting on Sunday, while on Saturday there will be a feast and get-together at his Cabinet colleague Shravan Kumar’s home on Saturday.

Amit Shah at Parliament House complex. (PTI)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 09:24 PM IST
By, Patna

Nitish meets Modi, Shah, says now in NDA forever

It was Bihar CM’s first meeting with PM since the JD(U) supremo realigned with the BJP to form a new NDA government in Bihar on January 28.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. (PTI)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 10:18 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Man wanted for 30 years dies shortly after arrest; family alleges torture

Bihar: Man absconding for 30 years dies in custody soon after arrest; family cries torture

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Published on Feb 07, 2024 09:07 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

26-yr-old engineer dies by suicide in Bihar district: Police

The deceased person was from Andhra Pradesh and was working with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

The body of the engineer was found on the premises of the NTPC plant on Wednesday morning. (Representative file photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 03:27 PM IST

Election Commission team to visit Bihar on Feb 20 to review LS polls preparedness

According to people aware of the details, the team of ECI officials will comprise of chief election commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar & 2 election commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel

The ECI team will also hold a meeting with representatives from major political parties. (File photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 10:43 AM IST
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