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Patna: Missing service pistol with ammunition of IG Vikas Vaibhav recovered

Published on Nov 27, 2022 05:45 PM IST

On November 24, the incident came to light when IG Vikas Vaibhav went to the room to collect the pistol and found it missing. The service Glock pistol was loaded with 25 bullets

A Glock pistol, two magazines and all 25 bullets were reported to be allegedly stolen (Representative Photo)
A Glock pistol, two magazines and all 25 bullets were reported to be allegedly stolen (Representative Photo)

Umesh Kushwaha re-elected as Bihar JD(U) chief

Kushwaha takes over at a crucial time when his new three-year tenure would witness the Lok Sabha Elections in 2024 and state Assembly elections in 2025

Kushwaha thanked the CM and senior party leaders for reposing faith in him (Photo: Twitter/@UmeshSinghJDU)
Kushwaha thanked the CM and senior party leaders for reposing faith in him (Photo: Twitter/@UmeshSinghJDU)
Published on Nov 27, 2022 04:30 PM IST

Overspeeding car ploughs into crowd in Bihar's Saran district; several injured

Police officers reached the site after angry locals protested the accident by blocking the main road, reported news agency ANI.

A high-speeding car ran over people in Bihar's Saran.(ANI)
A high-speeding car ran over people in Bihar's Saran.(ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2022 08:27 AM IST

Prohibition: Need to go after liquor smugglers, Patna holds key to success, says Nitish

“Prohibition was implemented at the call of women. It has proved to be beneficial for the society. It’s is part of social reforms initiatives and it will go on,” CM Nitish Kumar said.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is being briefed on hi-tech measures to curb liquor smuggling in the state, at an event in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is being briefed on hi-tech measures to curb liquor smuggling in the state, at an event in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar)
Published on Nov 26, 2022 09:39 PM IST

Centre must share fuel cess, surcharge collection with states: Bihar FM

Chaudhary said the central government has reduced the excise duty on petrol and diesel and increased the cess and surcharge on them instead, so as to ensure that the lion’s share of the revenue is kept in the indivisible pool and remains with the centre only.

Bihar’s finance minister Vijay Choudhary with Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel at the pre-union budget meeting in New Delhi on Friday. (HT)
Bihar’s finance minister Vijay Choudhary with Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel at the pre-union budget meeting in New Delhi on Friday. (HT)
Published on Nov 26, 2022 09:35 PM IST

Bihar groom hires chopper for his marriage, says ‘it was my father’s last wish’

The chopper landed in an adjoining field near the bride’s house for ‘baraat’ (marriage procession) where both solemnised their marriage

The chopper landed in an adjoining field near the bride’s house for ‘baraat’ (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
The chopper landed in an adjoining field near the bride’s house for ‘baraat’ (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Goa film fest: Bihar draws attention as filmmaking destination

Some of the filmmakers interested in doing films in the state include producer-director Kabir Khan of the Kabul Express and Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame, actor and producer Sanjay Suri of the Jhankar Beats fame, and actor Pankaj Tripathi, who hails from Bihar, officials said.

Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who hails from Bihar, is felicitated by Bandana Preyashi, secretary at the state’s culture department, at the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa on Thursday. (ANI)
Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who hails from Bihar, is felicitated by Bandana Preyashi, secretary at the state’s culture department, at the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 09:33 PM IST

Bihar wants Delhi to share 90% of fund burden in central schemes

Bihar’s finance minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary on Friday reiterated the demand for grant of special status to the state

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and Bihar’s finance minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary attend the meeting for the upcoming Union Budget 2023-24 in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and Bihar’s finance minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary attend the meeting for the upcoming Union Budget 2023-24 in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 09:26 PM IST

Bihar IG’s loaded pistol goes missing, one held

A loaded service pistol belonging to a senior Bihar Police officer has gone missing and son of a Home Guard working at his residence at police colony in Patna has been detained for questioning, police said on Friday

IPS officer VIkas Vaibhav (second from left). (HT File)
IPS officer VIkas Vaibhav (second from left). (HT File)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 09:19 PM IST

Jagdanand Singh to continue as RJD’s Bihar chief

Singh was believed to have been upset after his son was forced to step down as a minister ostensibly under pressure from the party’s top brass following his repeated allegations of corruption in his department

Rashtriya Janata Dal’s state president Jagdanand Singh. (HT PHOTO)
Rashtriya Janata Dal’s state president Jagdanand Singh. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 01:02 PM IST

Tourists flock to Bodh Gaya, Dalai Lama visit in Dec after two-year gap

During the Covid-19 pandemic, foreign flights were banned and the number of tourists dropped to just a few hundreds at the pilgrim town.

Buddhist monks offer prayers at Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya. (HT file)
Buddhist monks offer prayers at Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya. (HT file)
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 10:07 PM IST

Man accused of molestation in Patna let off with ‘5 sit ups’ by local panchayat

Police said the minor girl’s family complained to panchayat about a youth, who took the girl to his poultry farm on the pretext of giving chocolates

The matter came to light on Wednesday evening when a related video went viral on social media. (Image for representation purpose)
The matter came to light on Wednesday evening when a related video went viral on social media. (Image for representation purpose)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 04:41 PM IST

Aaditya Thackeray meets Tejashwi, CM Kumar

Both young leaders, however, parried questions whether their interaction was part of efforts to form a larger opposition front ahead of the 2024 parliamentary polls.

Tejashwi Yadav and Aaditya Thackeray in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Tejashwi Yadav and Aaditya Thackeray in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 10:00 PM IST

Srijan scam: Amid beating of drums, CBI team proclaims accused as absconding

Rajni, daughter-in-law of Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti founder Manorama Devi and secretary of the NGO, is a key accused in the case, which involved illegal parking of funds of various government departments into the bank accounts of the NGO.

Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti office in Bhagalpur. (HT file)
Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti office in Bhagalpur. (HT file)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:55 PM IST

3 dead as empty oil tanker explodes near Hajipur

Three persons died on the spot and a fourth was seriously injured when an empty fuel tanker exploded while some welding work was being carried out on it in Vaishali district of Bihar on Wednesday, police said

Remains of the tanker that blew up on Hajipur-Muzaffarpur highway. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Remains of the tanker that blew up on Hajipur-Muzaffarpur highway. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:53 PM IST

Mukhiya clears building map for apartments at Danapur, real estate tribunal orders probe

The tribunal expressed surprise how the building plan could be sanctioned by local mukhiya though the place where the project is situated falls under Nagar Parishad (City Council), Khagaul.

RERA violations are also there in the project. (Hindustan Times)
RERA violations are also there in the project. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 09:49 PM IST

‘Didi Ki Rasoi’ misses deadline to start service in medical college hospitals in Bihar

The pantry service by women self-help group Jeevika was to have been made functional by November 3, as per a letter of August 4 by Shishir Kumar Mishra, OSD, health department. The service, however, remains a non-starter due to some infrastructure issues, said officials.

Patna Medical College and Hospital. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Patna Medical College and Hospital. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:44 PM IST

Aaditya Thackeray meets Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar

The meeting came amid talks about major opposition parties joining hands ahead of the 2024 Parliament elections

Both Aaditya Thackeray and Tejashwi Yadav called for the coming together of youth leaders to address the burning issues in the country. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Both Aaditya Thackeray and Tejashwi Yadav called for the coming together of youth leaders to address the burning issues in the country. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 08:41 PM IST

50-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping three-year-old girl in Bihar

According to the police, the hospital surgeon constituted a two-member medical team to examine the child after the girl narrated her ordeal to the doctor

The child is undergoing treatment at the district hospital in Khagaria (Representative Photo)
The child is undergoing treatment at the district hospital in Khagaria (Representative Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 07:31 PM IST

Bihar: Boy, 7, allegedly killed by gunshots while playing at village ground

Police said that they suspect him to be a victim of celebratory firing or misfiring by someone from the neighbourhood.

Doctors detected five to six pellet-like objects in the victim’s body. (Representative Image)
Doctors detected five to six pellet-like objects in the victim’s body. (Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 05:36 PM IST

Teachers’ recruitment in Bihar: BJP threatens to stall House, issues ultimatum

On Tuesday, chief minister Nitish Kumar held a meeting with education minister Chandrashekhar and his predecessor and present finance minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary over the issue

The teachers have been agitating for nearly a month now (HT Photo)
The teachers have been agitating for nearly a month now (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 03:26 PM IST

Bihar to have palliative care policy, dedicated beds in hospitals

Over 60% of patients with advanced stages of cancer and other terminally ill patients need palliative care in Bihar, the third largest state by population, with an estimated count of 127 million.

AIIMS-Patna is one of the major palliative care providers in Bihar. (HT Photo)
AIIMS-Patna is one of the major palliative care providers in Bihar. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 09:38 PM IST

Jharkhand assembly foundation day: Governor remembers Vajpayee, CM credits father for creation of state

Governor Bais and CM Soren were sharing stage after a long time amid the growing rift between Raj Bhawan and the JMM-led state government, which has accused the former of acting in a partisan manner and delaying in making public the Election Commission’s opinion over the office-of-profit involving the chief minister.

Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais with CM Hemant Soren at the 22nd foundation day ceremony of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly in Ranchi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais with CM Hemant Soren at the 22nd foundation day ceremony of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly in Ranchi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 09:38 PM IST

Ensure 75% attendance in schools: Bihar govt asks teachers

Bihar’s education department has asked its officials to ensure there is a minimum attendance mandate in schools and entrusted the responsibility to the head masters and teachers to ensure it

This development comes in wake of surprise inspections in schools where some had less than 40% attendance. (File image)
This development comes in wake of surprise inspections in schools where some had less than 40% attendance. (File image)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 02:34 PM IST

BSPCB slaps closure notices on 18,000 medical facilities over bio-medical waste disposal

Beginning last week, the BSPCB had identified more than 18,000 medical colleges, nursing homes, pathological centres, blood banks, etc., and served closure notices on them for their failure to adhere to the bio-medical waste management rules 2016, officials said.

Bio-medical waste outside PMCH in Patna in June 2020. With around 1.40 lakh beds in all medical hospitals and nursing homes, the daily generation of bio-medical wastes is stated to be around 60,000 metric tonnes, officials said. (HT Photo)
Bio-medical waste outside PMCH in Patna in June 2020. With around 1.40 lakh beds in all medical hospitals and nursing homes, the daily generation of bio-medical wastes is stated to be around 60,000 metric tonnes, officials said. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 10:45 PM IST

Ganga water supply scheme: Nitish to dedicate 1st phase on Nov 27 and 28

The project, earlier known as the Ganga water lift project, was approved in December 2019 and the state cabinet had sanctioned a budget of ₹2692 crore.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (PTI)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 10:45 PM IST

Two criminals from Bihar killed in encounter with UP police

Both the alleged criminals, residents of Golawa village of Samastipur district in Bihar, were wanted in several cases of bank robbery and murder of policemen

A 9mm browning pistol, bike and a few documents were recovered from the site of the encounter. (File image)
A 9mm browning pistol, bike and a few documents were recovered from the site of the encounter. (File image)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 03:06 PM IST

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to dedicate Ganga water supply scheme to people on Nov 27

The Ganga water supply scheme at Rajgir will be inaugurated on November 27 while the one in Gaya and Bodh Gaya will be inaugurated on November 28

The Ganga water supply scheme will pump surplus floodwater of river Ganga to the water-stressed cities for drinking purposes. (File Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
The Ganga water supply scheme will pump surplus floodwater of river Ganga to the water-stressed cities for drinking purposes. (File Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 01:36 PM IST

Bihar truck tragedy: President, PM, CM condole deaths; compensation announced

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in a road accident in Vaishali. Kumar also gave instructions to give ex-gratia grants to family members as per standard procedure and gave instructions for treatment of the injured.

At least eight people, including seven children, were killed and four others were grievously injured when a speeding truck lost control and rammed into a religious procession on a National highway at Nayagoan in Bihar’s Vaishali district late on Sunday.
At least eight people, including seven children, were killed and four others were grievously injured when a speeding truck lost control and rammed into a religious procession on a National highway at Nayagoan in Bihar’s Vaishali district late on Sunday.
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 09:36 AM IST
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