Patna

  • 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.

  • SP Shivdeep Waman Lande
    Apr 06, 2015 11:21 IST

    Narrow escape for Rohtas SP Shivdeep Lande as mining mafia fire at him

    Lande had launched the operation after the district magistrate's letter on April 3, confirming that there was no legal stone-crusher unit in Rohtas district and all the crushers were illegal. Subdivisional magistrate, Sasaram, Nalin Kumar had been deputed as magistrate for the operation.

  • 5
    Apr 05, 2015 23:01 IST

    Next RJD chief may be one of Lalu's sons

    Speculation as to who will succeed him at the helm of RJD affairs appeared to be set to rest on Sunday when party chief Lalu Prasad declared that “a son is the natural heir to his father.”

  • Nitish Kumar
    Mar 28, 2015 11:40 IST

    Nitish seeks assistance of Rs. 1.07 lakh crore from PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sought special developmental assistance of over Rs 1 lakh crore from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pointing to an estimated 'loss' of Rs. 50,000 crore to the state due to the recommendations of 14th Finance Commission.

  • Mar 28, 2015 11:31 IST

    Bihar govt slams NHAI for poor condition of NH roads

    Expressing helplessness to undertake repair of NH roads in Bihar, the state government was aware of miseries of road users, but can not do maintenance works as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) will raise objections to use of state funds under this head.

  • Class 10 exams
    Mar 21, 2015 22:56 IST

    Bihar exam mess continues, police fire in air

    Incidents of cheating in the Class 10 exam continued in Bihar on Saturday with police even having to fire in the air and carry out a baton charge to disperse a large number of people helping students to copy, an official said.

  • Bihar mass cheating
    Mar 22, 2015 17:20 IST

    Mass cheating in Bihar: Rs 15 lakh fine in a day from offenders

    The pictures of rampant cheating in matriculation examinations in Bihar that went viral over the internet forced the police into action. Officials collected as much as Rs 15 lakh in fines from offenders in just one day- the highest in the state.