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Bihar caste survey report: Experts see a Mandal replay

Published on Oct 02, 2023 09:44 PM IST

The finding that castes in the “reserved” category constitute 84.48% of Bihar’s population, for whom the quota in government jobs is capped at 50%.

Officials release caste survey report in Patna on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
By, Patna

Bihar caste census survey: 112 EBC castes under reserved category. See full list

The survey revealed 112 castes in extreme backward classes and 30 castes in backward classes were among 196 reserved castes.

A file photo of Enumerator staff collecting information from residents for a caste-based census in Bihar.(Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 04:35 PM IST

Vehicle plows into a group of teens walking on Darbhanga road; 2 brothers die

The Darbhanga police said the vehicle that killed the two brothers, aged 14 and 16, was yet to be identified

Police said the condition of a third person is critical. Two teenagers have died in the incident. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 01:02 PM IST
ByBishnu K Jha

Bihar reports 6,146 dengue cases in September, highest in last five years

Bihar sees an alarming rise in dengue cases, with 6,146 cases reported in September alone, highest in 5 years.

As many as 416 cases were reported in Bihar on Friday. (Shutterstock Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Oct 01, 2023 05:03 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

2024 LS polls: CPI-ML eyes five seats in Bihar

CPI-ML(Liberation), according to its leaders, is keen to get seats in southern Bihar, especially Magadh and Bhojpur regions, as a show of “RJD-ML” unity to repeat its strike rate of the 2020 assembly polls when the party won 66% of its seats from this region alone.

CPI-ML national secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addresses a rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna earlier this year. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 09:20 PM IST
By, Patna

Lalu, JD-U back RJD MP facing fire over ‘Thakur’ poem

Jha, a Rajya Sabha member and academician, had recited a poem that referred the society’s dominant class as “Thakur”, triggering belligerent reactions from one of his own party MLAs, besides others, who claim it as an affront to the Rajput community.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad at a book release function in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 09:53 PM IST
By, Patna

Set up booths in high-rises to boost urban voter turnout, ECI tells CEOs

Similar exercise should be also carried out in slum clusters in urban areas and also where outgrowth has taken place in the expanding urban/ semi-urban areas, the letter says.

An apartment complex in Patna. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 09:06 PM IST
By, Patna

DoT flags 865 pending telcom tower proposals with Bihar govt

Bihar has the lowest tele-density of 55.81% nationally, as against the national tele-density of 84.43%.

A mobile communications tower. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 09:02 PM IST
By, Patna

Watch: Peeved Nitish Kumar's signboard swap order to ‘ending Hindi's importance'

CM Nitish Kumar went to inaugurate a digital library where he found a signboard written in English, gives lessons on Hindi's importance.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar(ANI)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 03:30 PM IST

5 cops axed after video of YouTuber’s tirade outside court goes viral

Kashyap, who was arrested in March this year for making “fake videos” of attacks on migrant workers from Bihar in Tamil Nadu, is currently lodged in Patna’s Beur jail in judicial custody after spending months in a prison in the southern state.

YouTuber Manish Kashyap at Patna airport on March 29, 2023, when he was taken to Tamil Nadu. (PTI)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 09:21 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar CM finds his ministers missing during surprise visit to government offices

The CM said he will continue to visit the government offices on a regular basis, just as he did from the year 2008 to 2012-13.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives to inspect Vikash Bhawan(PTI)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 06:47 PM IST

Fight against filaria: Adverse events, refusal to take drug hampers drive in Bihar

All 38 districts of Bihar, which was endemic to lymphatic filariasis, reported 1.25 lakh cases of lymphedema (swelling of limbs) and hydrocele (swelling in the scrotum) in 2020-21.

A medical camp for mass distribution of anti-filarial drugs. (HT archive)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 09:14 PM IST
By, Patna

Cabinet decisions: IGIMS to offer free treatment

Currently, all services in the IGIMS, which sees thousands of patients every day from across the state, are chargeable, though marginally lesser than being charged by private medical institutions.

IGIMS building in Patna. (HT archive)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 09:07 PM IST
By, Patna

Nitish attends BJP function in Patna; downplays speculation about NDA return

The INLD had invited most of the leaders of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc, including Kumar, his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee, Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar, among others

CM Nitish Kumar paid tribute to late Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on the occasion his birth anniversary at Rajendra Nagar, Patna (Twitter/@NitishKumar)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 04:39 PM IST

Nitish lays foundation stones for urban infra projects worth 2,616 cr

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar launched 55 urban infrastructure projects, including the renovation of the Saidpur drainage network in Patna, worth ₹2,355.96 crore.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar inspects Saidpur drain in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 09:13 PM IST
By, Patna

47 foreigners from 12 countries arrested in Bihar in 2023 so far

India has an open border with Nepal and it is not mandatory for citizens of either country to have passports or visa to cross borders.

The Indo-Nepal border in Sitamarhi district. (ANI)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 09:00 PM IST
By, Patna

Will suspend 10 students for ragging, says Patna medical college principal

Patna Medical College Hospital principal Dr Vidya Pati Choudhary said the decision to suspend the students for 10 days was taken at a meeting of heads of depts

PMCH principal said they will ask guardians of students found guilty of ragging and ask them to caution their wards. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 04:41 PM IST

“Nothing new”, says Tejashwi Yadav on court summon in land-for-jobs case

The special judge took cognizance of a fresh chargesheet filed by the CBI and issued summons

This is the first time that Tejashwi’s name figures in the chargesheet. (HT Photo | Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 03:06 PM IST

Bihar IPS officer Anusuya Ransingh Sahu shifted out after tussle with DG

Anusuya Ransingh Sahu, a 2006 batch IPS officer has been shifted as DIG-cum-deputy director of civil defence

Anusuya Ransingh Sahu is the second IPS officer to be shifted out of the home guard and fire services department this year
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 05:53 PM IST

In black buck poaching FIR at Bihar police station, SHO is among the accused

The FIR was registered on a complaint by forest officer Amit Kumar Prasad against the SHO and seven others under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972

Black buck is an endangered species listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 01:56 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

Bihar: Shahabad DIG recommends suspension of DySP over sexual harassment charges

The female SI in her complaint to the SP had alleged that the officer used to send obscene messages on her mobile phone and asked for sexual favours in return for making her an SHO

The DIG has also recommended departmental action and transfer of the officer. (Representative file image)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 01:45 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

PM to flag off Patna-Howrah Vande Bharat on Sept 24

This will be Bihar’s second Vande Bharat train, the first being the Patna-Ranchi service, which began on June 27 this year.

The new rake at Patna Junction . (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 09:11 PM IST
By, Patna

RJD’s ‘Ambedkar pe Charcha’ on importance of Constitution reaches village level

The programme was launched on April 14 as part of its drive to reach out to the people to highlight the party’s ideological fight against the BJP and alleged attempts to dilute the tenets of the Constitution, party leaders aware of the matter said

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav (File Photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 02:54 PM IST

Nitish Kumar’s JD-U to support women’s quota bill, ally RJD says it will oppose

The JD-U and RJD questioned the delay in conducting the decadal headcount, saying the 33% quota will kick in only after the census and delimitation is done

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav at an event in Patna on Monday (PTI)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 08:09 PM IST

BJP MP injured in road accident in Bihar

Satish Chandra Dubey, a Rajya Sabha member, was coming to the state capital Patna from his ancestral village in Vaishali district when his SUV rammed a container from behind on the bridge over Ganga river, injuring him, his brother-in-law, one of his bodyguards and the driver.

The mangled remains of BJP MP Satish Chandra Dubey’s vehicle after the accident. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 08:59 PM IST
By, Patna

Lightning strike kills ten people in five Bihar districts

Six persons were killed in Aurangabad while four persons including a woman were critically injured while one died in Rohtas

In Gaya, two minors along with a 55-year-old man were killed while grazing buffaloes at Pratappur village. (Representative file image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 01:43 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

BJP MP Satish Chandra Dubey injured in road accident in Bihar

The MP was coming to the state Capital from his ancestral villages and his brother-in-law, one of the bodyguards and the driver were also injured in the mishap

Police said the MP was being treated in a private hospital where his condition is said to be out of danger. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 01:23 PM IST

Baba Bageshwar denied nod to hold event in Gaya

Permission was sought to organise “Hanuman Katha” and “Divya Darbar” on the premises of Magadh University campus or Bodh Gaya auditorium between September 29 and October 5.

Pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri in Patna in May this year. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 08:39 PM IST
By, Patna

Two contract killers arrested from Ranchi in Samastipur shooting case: Police

The shooting reportedly took place at the behest of former Mukhia and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) block president Ram Babu Rai and his associates

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 03:53 PM IST

Democracy not new to Bharat: Kovind

The former President was speaking as the chief guest at the “Vaishali Festival of Democracy” at Nalanda University.

BJP national secretary Rituraj Sinha welcomes Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sharma on his visit to Bihar, where he attended the function at Nalanda University. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 09:27 PM IST
By, Patna
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