Patna

  • Muslim Population
    May 20, 2015 10:42 IST

    Muslims donate land for world's largest temple in Bihar

    Muslims in Bihar, in a demonstration of communal harmony, have donated land to build the world's largest Hindu temple that will have the capacity to seat 20,000 people.

  • Acid attack
    May 19, 2015 14:21 IST

    Acid attack victim in HT award winning series threatened again

    An acid attack survivor in Bihar has allegedly come under attack again from the accused ahead of a court hearing, two years after her case prompted the Supreme Court to bring in stringent measures against perpetrators of such crimes.

  • Doctor and wife who were kidnapped
    May 06, 2015 18:04 IST

    Mystery shrouds return of abducted Bihar doctor, wife

    Dr Pankaj Kumar Gupta, also a member of the central Bihar chamber of commerce, and his wife Shubhra were returning from a wedding ceremony at Giridih, Jharkhand, in an Audi car when they went missing near Barachatti last Friday.

  • child marriage
    May 06, 2015 00:05 IST

    MBBS student helps stop child marriage in Bihar

    A student’s intervention saved a seven-year-old girl who was set to be given away in marriage to a man old enough to be her father.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi
    Apr 30, 2015 14:49 IST

    Former Bihar CM Manjhi to float new party on May 10

    Just over two months after his resigned as Bihar chief minister amid acrimony with the leadership of the ruling JD (U), Jitan Ram Manjhi announced here Wednesday he was ready to launch a new political party.

  • Storm
    Apr 24, 2015 22:57 IST

    Nitish praises Centre over Bihar storm relief

    The Narendra Modi government on Friday got a rare praise from its bitterest rival, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, for the Centre’s prompt help to the storm-ravaged state.

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
    Apr 23, 2015 00:38 IST

    Nitish announces pre-poll bonanza for upper caste students

    With an eye on the forthcoming assembly polls in Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced a Rs 10,000 incentive for upper caste students who passed their matriculation examination with a first division, and regularisation of contractual employees.

  • Crime
    Apr 17, 2015 10:50 IST

    Girl raped, nose chopped off by ex-fiance

    The victim, in her early 20s, was alone at her home late Wednesday night when her former fiance Mohd. Azharuddin forcibly entered and asked her to agree to the marriage. When she refused, he raped her and later chopped off a part of her nose to prevent her getting married to anyone else

  • Electricity
    Apr 17, 2015 10:46 IST

    Bihar government seeks uniformity in power tariff

    Voicing strong disapproval of the prevalence of regional tariff forcing states to purchase power at differential rates, the JD(U) government on Thursday urged the Centre to remove discrepancy by putting in place an uniform tariff policy.

  • Amit Shah
    Apr 15, 2015 09:53 IST

    Zero plus zero is zero: Shah on Nitish, Lalu coming together

    Taking the battle to Nitish Kumar's home turf, BJP President Amit Shah today ridiculed the Janata Parivar alliance with Lalu Prasad saying "zero plus zero remains a zero" and claimed that nobody can stop the saffron party from coming to power in Bihar.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Apr 15, 2015 09:45 IST

    Rs. 5000 monthly pension for aged farmers: Rajnath Singh

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced a monthly pension of Rs.5,000 for farmers aged 60 or above for their social and financial security. Rajnath Singh said the Narendra Modi government was probably the first government that actually cared for farmers and was keen to help farmers.

  • BPO
    Apr 15, 2015 09:57 IST

    Centre to set up 44 BPOs in Bihar

    Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday that the central government will set up 44 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centres in Bihar.

  • Bangalore Metro
    Apr 09, 2015 09:37 IST

    RITES to submit draft DPR for Patna metro rail project by May

    The Patna metro rail project may see the light of the day soon as RITES, the Railways' PSU, is likely to submit its final draft DPR in this regard by next month, a minister said on Wednesday.

  • Lalu Prasad
    Apr 09, 2015 09:43 IST

    Only son succeeds father, Lalu tells Pappu Yadav

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad declared on Wednesday that only a son can succeed his father in Indian culture, after party colleague Pappu Yadav claimed he was Lalu's real successor.

  • Pollution
    Apr 09, 2015 09:48 IST

    CAG report slams Bihar State Pollution Control Board

    The CAG has slammed the Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) for neither conducting any survey to identify the polluting industries in the state, nor maintaining any such inventory for planning purposes.