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Bihar clashes: CM hints at a plot, shrugs off Shah’s scrapped visit to Sasaram

Updated on Apr 01, 2023 10:04 PM IST

“Communal tensions during Ram Navami festivities at Sasaram and Bihar Sharif are disturbing. Such incidents happened for the first time in the area. It’s not natural…We know some people are indulging in “gadbad” (mischief) and are trying to disrupt communal harmony in the state. We will not allow this to happen”

Nitish Kumar at a function in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
By, Patna

Shah arrives, BJP cites Sec 144 for putting off Sasaram event

BJP blamed the Nitish Kumar government for the cancellation of the function at Sasaram, scheduled for Sunday to celebrate the birth anniversary of Emperor Ashoka.

Bihar BJP president Samrat Chaudhary welcomes Union home minister Amit Shah at Patna airport on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 10:00 PM IST
By, Patna

BJP defers Amit Shah’s visit to Sasaram in view of communal tension

Amit Shah is scheduled to land in Patna on Saturday on a two-day tour of Bihar and later was scheduled for Sasaram on the same day to mark the birth anniversary of Samrat Ashok.

Union home minister Amit Shah (ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 02:16 PM IST

Governor calls VCs meet on April 3, vests financial power in acting registrars

This will the first meeting of VCs with the Governor, who is the Chancellor of the state universities.

Bihar Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 10:44 PM IST
By, Patna

81.04% clear Bihar board matric exam

Md Rumman Ashraf of Islamia High School (Sheikhpura) secured the first rank in the matric exam conducted by the BSEB.

Students celebrate in Patna after the matric examination results were declared. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 10:44 PM IST
ByMegha, Patna

No hike in power bills in Bihar as CM announces subsidy of 13,114 cr

An announcement to this effect in the state assembly in the pre-lunch session by chief minister Nitish Kumar, who said the decision was taken by the state cabinet today.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav at the Assembly on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 10:44 PM IST
By, Patna

Amit Shah to land in Bihar tomorrow, his fourth visit in 7 months

Bihar BJP president Samrat Chaudhary said Amit Shah was earlier scheduled to reach Bihar on Sunday but there was a slight change in his itinerary

Union home minister Amit Shah addresses the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of various projects, via video conferencing in Mansa on Friday (PTI)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 10:39 PM IST

Minor found dead in Bihar’s Banka district, police suspect murder

Police said that the boy’s father lodged a missing complaint late on Thursday evening and based on the complaint a case was registered under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against an unknown assailant.

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 04:06 PM IST

Bihar: Governor calls university vice chancellors meet on April 3

The move is necessitated due to the start of the financial year 2023-24 in which the universities will receive a budgetary allocation for payment of salary, pension and other requirements. In the state budget for fiscal 2023-24 with a total outlay of about ₹2.62 lakh crore, the highest allocation is for education with a total outlay of ₹40,450 crore

Bihar governor-cum-chancellor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 01:29 PM IST

Bihar to compensate farmers for crop damage in recent rain, hailstorm

As per data shared in the meeting, 33 per cent and above of standing crop, covering a total area of 54,022 hectares in six Bihar districts of Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Rohtas, Muzaffarpur, Gaya and East Champatran, have suffered damages in unseasonal rains and hailstorm on March 17, officials said.

Officials said the affected farmers would be eligible to get <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,800 per hectare for non-irrigated land and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13,500 per hectare for irrigated land. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:09 PM IST
By, Patna

Ram Navami celebration: Slugfest over DJ ban in Bihar; cops on high alert

The state police headquarters has deployed five companies of central armed police forces (CAPF) and 27 companies of Bihar special auxiliary police (BSAP) personnel across the state to ensure peaceful Ram Navami celebrations

Even many district administrations have also banned DJs (File Photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 01:08 PM IST

Bihar hooch tragedy: Police files charge sheet against 15 accused

According to the charge sheet, ethyl alcohol mixed with methyl alcohol was used in making hooch which led to deaths in Safiabad and Baikunthpur villages after people allegedly consumed hooch

Over 70 were killed in December last year after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Saran district in Chapra (File Photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:24 PM IST

Not possible to cater to Bihar’s 100% emergency cases: AIIMS-Patna

There is a trend in Bihar where private and government hospitals refer emergency patients to AIIMS for ICU admissions in the evening, medical superintendent Dr CM Singh said

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/ HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:33 AM IST

Work set to start on Darbhanga-Jainagar NH in Bihar as Centre sanctions 992 cr

The road is also important for tourism purposes as it will provide a link to the railway service between Bihar and Nepal, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.

The Jainagar railway station in Bihar’s Madhubani district . The East Central Railway run trains from Jainagar and Kurtha via Janakpurdham in Nepal, the capital of ancient Mithila region. (REUTERS FILE)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:51 PM IST

Hanuman idol freed from ‘police custody’ after 29 years, returned to temple

The Ashtadhaatu (made of eight metals) idol had been lying at malkhana (a designated place to store items seized by police during investigation) of Krishnagarh police station in Barhara block of Bhojpur district since 1994.

The two idols, one of them of Lord Hanuman, in Ara on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:51 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: 9, including 3 children, injured in acid attack; 2 arrested: Police

According to police, the dispute between the families of two cousins over money took an ugly turn on Wednesday after which both sides attacked each other with acid

Out of nine injured seven have been referred to a higher centre as their injuries are serious. (Representative file image)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 05:18 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

College student without helmet jumps checkpost in Bihar; cop shoots him

Sudhir Yadav, 20, said he had stepped out on a motorcycle to go to the market when he saw the police team. He didn’t have a driving licence, or a helmet.

The Jehanabad Police had been carrying out extensive vehicle checking drives over the last several days, according to the district SP’s handle on Twitter (Twitter/spjehanabad)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 02:47 PM IST

‘I never comment on...’: Nitish Kumar on Rahul Gandhi’s LS disqualification

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said he is waiting for a decision from the Congress on forging an Opposition unity ahead of the 2024 Parliament elections

Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 02:48 PM IST

Bihar forms policy to promote jaggery industries

The minister said the programme would be implemented from the next crushing season to ensure sugarcane cultivated by farmers is consumed by local small and micro jaggery industries.

The new policy aims to incentivise sugarcane farmers in Bihar. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 10:39 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar YouTuber remanded to TN police custody, to face Madurai court

Manish Kashyap alias Tripurari Kumar Tiwari was also wanted by the Tamil Nādu Police and a court in Madurai had issued a production warrant against him.

YouTuber Manish Kashyap. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 10:39 PM IST
By, Patna

Met issues special advisory for farmers as showers likely to lash state today

Meteorologists said some rain is expected on Wednesday but the intensity of showers is expected to increase after 48 hours.

A water-logged road in Patna on March 20, 2022. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 10:39 PM IST

Undertrial shot dead on Saharsa court premises

Saharsa SP Lipi Singh said police later arrested a person and seized five live cartridges and a pistol from him and are interrogating him.

According to police, Prabhakar Pandit was shot by three armed assailants in Saharsa court premises. (Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 10:38 PM IST
By, Patna

Bill to regulate plying of boats passed in Bihar Assembly

The Bihar Boat-Jetty Settlement and Management Bill, 2023, has repealed the Bengal Ferries Act, 1865, which was hitherto applicable in the state

Bihar revenue and land reforms minister Alok Mehta. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 05:20 PM IST

Bihar doctor receives extortion letter; probe on

The letter asked the Motihari-based doctor to cough up ₹ 2 crore as extortion and threatened to kill him and his family members if the demands were not met in a couple of days

The Bihar police said they are probing the matter from all possible angles. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 04:24 PM IST

BPSC declares 68th CCE prelims result

Candidates who have cleared the preliminary test are eligible to appear for the BPSC main exam and interview.

Police personnel screen aspirants ahead of BPSC 67th prelims exam in Patna on May 8, 2022. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 10:09 PM IST
ByMegha, Patna

Patna: Maurya hotel owner booked after liquor bottles found during ED search

Following the seizure, the excise department also searched SP Sinha’s hotel and his chartered accountant’s premises but no further recovery was made, officials said.

The Maurya Hotel in Patna. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 10:09 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Cong raises Rahul issue, JD-U joins protest; BJP agitates over power tariff hike

As soon as the proceedings of the Assembly got underway, BJP and the Congress legislators reached the well shouting slogans.

Leader of Opposition Vijay Kumar Sinha with BJP legislators protest outside the Bihar Assembly on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 10:09 PM IST
By, Patna

Protests in Bihar House against Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification

Congress legislature party leader Ajeet Sharma raised the issue of disqualification and wanted a discussion on that first

Congress legislators rushed into the Well with banners and posters. (ANI)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 02:07 PM IST

Bihar woman, 24, went back home to Madhepura to prep for wedding, shot dead

The mother of the deceased said her daughter was the lone earning member of her family and she was to be married in May this year

The mother of the deceased said that there was an argument between the father-daughter duo on Friday though she claimed that the father could not be the killer. (Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 02:24 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

RCD to build two stretches of NHs after MoRTH approves 1,684-cr for projects

The RCD will build the road and the MoRTH would bear the entire expenses of land acquisition and civil work, said the officer, adding that the tenders for both projects would be floated next month to rope in the construction company for that.

The MoRTH in its letters of approval of the project estimates clearly stipulated that the projects shall be complete within two years from the date of award of work and there will be no extension of time for it. (Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:14 PM IST
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