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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”
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.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 10:00 PM IST
Vijay Swaroop, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:09 PM IST
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
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
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
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.
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.
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:51 PM IST
Reena Sopam, 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
Published on Mar 29, 2023 05:18 PM IST
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.
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
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.
Subhash Pathak, 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.
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.
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.
Published on Mar 28, 2023 10:38 PM IST
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
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
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.
Published on Mar 27, 2023 10:09 PM IST
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.
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 10:09 PM IST
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.
Published on Mar 27, 2023 10:09 PM IST
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
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
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 02:24 PM IST
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.
Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:14 PM IST