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Locals clash with police during anti-encroachment drive in Patna, SP injured

Police said that a clash ensued when 17 JCB machines reached Nepali colony at around 7 am to demolish 90 illegal houses.
Residents clash with police personnel during an anti-encroachment drive at Nepali Nagar in Patna on Sunday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Residents clash with police personnel during an anti-encroachment drive at Nepali Nagar in Patna on Sunday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 10:47 PM IST
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ByMukesh Kumar Mishra & Subhash Pathak

‘Gandak now second largest gharial population in country’

As many as 148 gharials have been released in the Gandak thereby turning the river having the second-largest gharial population after the Chambal river in the country, officials said.
A gharial on Chambal river. The Gandak river has been identified as a nesting habitat of the critically endangered gharials for the first time in 2016. (HT Archives)
A gharial on Chambal river. The Gandak river has been identified as a nesting habitat of the critically endangered gharials for the first time in 2016. (HT Archives)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 10:46 PM IST
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Train engine catches fire, passengers safe

The fire started on the train at around 5.30 am immediately after it left Raxaul station at around 5 am, the DRM said, adding that the fire was brought under control at 7.20 am.
At the accident site on Sunday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
At the accident site on Sunday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 10:46 PM IST
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Train catches fire near Bhelwa station in Bihar, passengers safe

The train’s driver came to know about the fire after some villagers near Bhelwa railway station in Bihar’s East Champaran district sighted the blaze and raised the alarm
A video clip showed the fire completely engulfing the train’s rear engine. (Video grab)
A video clip showed the fire completely engulfing the train’s rear engine. (Video grab)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 02:41 PM IST
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Fire breaks out in train in Bihar. All passengers reported to be safe| Video

  • Visuals showed the engine in flames and smoke billowing while the journey to the destination came to a halt.
Visuals showed the engine in flames and smoke billowing while the journey to the destination came to a halt.(ANI video screengrab)
Visuals showed the engine in flames and smoke billowing while the journey to the destination came to a halt.(ANI video screengrab)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 10:04 AM IST
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Businessman shot dead in Bihar, wife injured

The couple was returning home on a bike after performing puja at a local temple when the criminals fired at them from close range
The deceased had a property dispute with his brother-in-law and the police have started a probe. (Representative Image)
The deceased had a property dispute with his brother-in-law and the police have started a probe. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 01:35 PM IST
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Rain-fed rivers wreak havoc in northeast Bihar

WRD officials, however, said embankments along the major rivers are safe but under pressure and that there is no immediate threat of flooding.
The Kosi river was flowing above the danger levels at Basua in Supal by one metre and 10 cms at Baltara in Khagaria. (HT Archives)
The Kosi river was flowing above the danger levels at Basua in Supal by one metre and 10 cms at Baltara in Khagaria. (HT Archives)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 11:02 PM IST
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‘Exhibit’ explosive goes off at Patna court, S-I injured

According to police, the incident took place around 1.30 pm when sub-inspector Umakant Rai, posted at the Kadamkuan police station in Patna, came to the court with the seized gunpowder.
The injured policeman at the Patna Medical College and Hospital on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
The injured policeman at the Patna Medical College and Hospital on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 09:54 PM IST
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ByMukesh Kumar Mishra, Patna

Explosive powder seized from PU hostel explodes in Patna court complex, cop hurt

Senior superintendent of police Patna MS Dhillon said the powder was recovered during raids at the university hostel on Saturday and Sunday
Umakant, who was treated for injuries to his right arm, later said he brought the powder to the court complex for permission to send it for FSL analysis. (HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Umakant, who was treated for injuries to his right arm, later said he brought the powder to the court complex for permission to send it for FSL analysis. (HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 07:09 PM IST
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ByMukesh Kumar Mishra

‘Is insult justified?’ Sushil Modi alleges RJD MLA disrespected ‘Vande Mataram’

  • Modi, who is now a Rajya Sabha MP from the state, invoked the switching of four All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLAs to the RJD.
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. (HT Photo)
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 07:02 PM IST
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Bihar: After induction of AIMIM MLAs, Tejashwi announces Seemanchal tour

‘We have become strong in Seemanchal,’ leader of the Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav said at a press conference at the party office in Patna, where the newly inducted four MLAs were also present
Four All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) legislators switched to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar on Thursday. (PTI)
Four All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) legislators switched to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar on Thursday. (PTI)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 01:35 PM IST
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Patna: Traders feel business sector not yet prepared for single-use plastic ban

The ban on single use plastic items is a part of the measure taken by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change to curb environmental pollution caused by plastic waste
The single-use plastic ban has come into effect from today, July 1. (HT file picture)
The single-use plastic ban has come into effect from today, July 1. (HT file picture)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 09:08 AM IST
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Patna receives 121 mm rain in 24 hours, heavy rain likely till July 3

As per India Meteorological Department, Bihar received 172.3mm of actual rain against the normal rain of 163.3mm between June 1 till June 30, which is 6% surplus for the period.
Rajeev Nagar police station in Patna on Thursday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Rajeev Nagar police station in Patna on Thursday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 09:27 PM IST
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CAG report for 1st pandemic year flags Bihar’s outstanding debt

The report, tabled in the Bihar Legislature on Friday, the last day of the monsoon session, says that utilisation certificates (UCs) of 92,687.31 crore were outstanding as on March 31, 2021.
ihar minister Shravan Kumar honours several MLAs during Monsoon Session at Bihar Assembly on Thursday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
ihar minister Shravan Kumar honours several MLAs during Monsoon Session at Bihar Assembly on Thursday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 09:27 PM IST
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Bihar: 15 garment shops gutted in Hathua market due to lightning

As soon as the news spread, more than 18 fire brigade vehicles reached the spot around 4 am, but it took several hours to douse the fire
Fire brigade personnel try to douse the fire at Hathua market in Patna on Thursday. (HT Photo/ Santosh Kumar)
Fire brigade personnel try to douse the fire at Hathua market in Patna on Thursday. (HT Photo/ Santosh Kumar)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 04:15 PM IST
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ByMukesh Kumar Mishra

Bihar: College asks students to use phone torch to write exam amid power crisis

Students were angry at the college authorities’ failure in providing proper arrangements for them to write their exams with some calling it a ‘cruel joke’
Bihar: College asks students to use phone torch to write exam amid power crisis
Bihar: College asks students to use phone torch to write exam amid power crisis
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 12:17 PM IST
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ByAditya Nath Jha

RJD becomes largest party in Bihar after 4 AIMIM MLAs join it

With the latest shot in the arm, RJD now has 80 members in the assembly, edging past the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has 77.
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav with four AIMIM MLAs in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav with four AIMIM MLAs in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 02:07 AM IST
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NDA unites in House for financial business, but Oppn continues boycott

After Tuesday’s episode in the second half, when the ruling JD(U) members also stayed away from the House, the treasury benches presented a united look, with Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha also communicating through chits with chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Opposition legislators demonstrate in front of the chamber of Bihar Assembly speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Opposition legislators demonstrate in front of the chamber of Bihar Assembly speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 09:49 PM IST
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Heavy rain lashes Bihar, lightning kills 5

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief over the death of five people and announced ex gratia of 4 lakh for the next kin of each deceased.
People wade through a waterlogged street in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
People wade through a waterlogged street in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 09:48 PM IST
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ByMegha, Patna

Bihar Assembly: Ruling JD(U) joins Oppn in skipping afternoon sitting

While the Opposition in Bihar has been demanding a discussion in the House on Agnipath recruitment scheme for armed forces, JD(U) has officially pushed for a rethink on the scheme.
RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav interacts with media outside the Bihar Assembly on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav interacts with media outside the Bihar Assembly on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 09:41 PM IST
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ByArun Kumar and Anirban Guha Roy, Patna

MeT issues red warning for extremely heavy rain in Champaran on June 29

Southwest monsoon remained active over the state as very heavy rain lashed Forbesganj and Thakurganj while moderate to heavy rain occurred at the remaining places in the past 24 hours, said MeT officials
Heavy rain in Patna on June 18. (HT Photo)
Heavy rain in Patna on June 18. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 09:41 PM IST
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ByMegha, Patna

Pradhan meets Nitish for 2nd time in two months, says all’s well

Pradhan’s visit to Kumar comes amid reports of a deepening rift between their parties, which are the key constituents of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar honours union minister Dharmendra Pradhan at his official residence in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar honours union minister Dharmendra Pradhan at his official residence in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 09:41 PM IST
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Bihar: Trainers, coaching institutes wary of Agnipath impact

Coaching institutes across Bihar are not yet convinced about the Centre’s Agnipath scheme as they feel the candidates’ interest could wane with the four-year rider
The Agnipath scheme provides for the recruitment of youths in the age bracket of 17.5 to 21 for four years. (HT photo)
The Agnipath scheme provides for the recruitment of youths in the age bracket of 17.5 to 21 for four years. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 08:39 AM IST
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Wanted Maoist arrested in Gaya, huge cache of arms and ammunition seized from 3 Bihar districts

PATNA: A Maoist was arrested late Sunday during a search operation conducted at Gaya, Aurangabad, and Banka districts, police said on Monday, adding that a huge haul of arms and ammunition were recovered from his possession
The arrested Maoist has been identified as Ashok Singh Bhokta. (Picture for representation)
The arrested Maoist has been identified as Ashok Singh Bhokta. (Picture for representation)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 09:34 PM IST
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Agnipath rocks Bihar Assembly, bill passed amid din

The assembly was adjourned twice during the day in both the halves. The issue also echoed outside the House, where opposition leaders stood with placards demanding roll-back of the scheme.
Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi demonstrates along with RJD MLCs outside the Bihar Legislative Council in Patna on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi demonstrates along with RJD MLCs outside the Bihar Legislative Council in Patna on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 09:34 PM IST
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Wanted man from Bihar nabbed in Haryana after decade-long hunt

A former Congress candidate from Dehri assembly constituency in Bihar, who had unsuccessfully contested the 2010 polls, has been arrested from Surajkund in Haryana a decade after he fled to Delhi to evade police that had launched a hunt for him in connection with a number of cases, including of murder, police said
Jahid Parvez was wanted in a case of murder of a man who was said to be a police informer, besides a case of attempt to murder and Arms Act case in Dehri in 2012 and another case of abduction of a minor girl in Patna in 2013. (Picture for representation)
Jahid Parvez was wanted in a case of murder of a man who was said to be a police informer, besides a case of attempt to murder and Arms Act case in Dehri in 2012 and another case of abduction of a minor girl in Patna in 2013. (Picture for representation)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 09:34 PM IST
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ByPrasun K Mishra, Sasaram

Bihar: Maoist arrested with Chinese assault rifle

Police had raided the hideouts of a wanted Maoist identified as Ashok Singh Bhokta and a loaded Insas rifle was found in his possession
The police had launched a special drive against suspected Maoists at 3 districts. (HT File photo)
The police had launched a special drive against suspected Maoists at 3 districts. (HT File photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 08:46 AM IST
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Minister asks varsity panel to expedite Asst Prof appointment, sets Dec deadline

BSUSC had advertised 4,638 vacancies for assistant professors in 52 subjects on September 23, 2020, just ahead of the announcement of state assembly elections, but the interview process could start only in July 2021 due to logistic problems and Covid-19 disruptions, a commission official.
Bihar education minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary. (HT Photo)
Bihar education minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 10:03 PM IST
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Govt sets target of completing 10 lakh units under PMAY(G) by Aug 15

In 2021-22, the rural development department (RDD) had set a target of completing 11.59 lakh houses while in 2020-21 there was a backlog of around 2.07 lakh houses, which are yet to be completed.
Sources said the impetus to PMAY( G) has come to lessen the backlog of approved houses for beneficiaries selected from economically weaker sections. (Picture for representation)
Sources said the impetus to PMAY( G) has come to lessen the backlog of approved houses for beneficiaries selected from economically weaker sections. (Picture for representation)
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 10:03 PM IST
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