JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar
    Mar 01, 2015 12:02 IST

    Bhagalpur riots' probe panel submits report to Nitish

    Soon after coming to power in November 2005, Nitish Kumar had set up an inquiry commission under Justice (retired) N N Singh to probe the 1989 communal Bhagalpur riots, which claimed over 1,000 lives and left in its wake a trail of devastation.

  • Amartya Sen
    Feb 27, 2015 22:58 IST

    Govt must guarantee academic autonomy of Nalanda University: Amartya Sen

    Chancellor of Nalanda University, Prof Amartya Sen, has withdrawn his candidature for a second term as head of the transnational Nalanda University in Bihar citing political interference. Here he speaks to ARUN KUMAR in an exclusive interview about the need to restrain political interference and greater academic autonomy. He has also cleared the mist over university spendings

  • Feb 19, 2015 13:34 IST

    BSEB inter paper leaked on WhatsApp in Gopalganj

    Even before the start of intermediate examinations on Wednesday, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) hit its first roadblock when reports came in regarding answers of the first paper, biology, being leaked on Whatsapp in Gopalganj.

  • Feb 19, 2015 13:41 IST

    Powermen’s statewide strike affects many towns in state

    Intermediate examinees of the Bihar school examination board were left fretting as over three dozen towns and a sizeable population across the state, barring the state capital, were affected after 10,000-odd contractual workers, associated with the Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPHCL), struck work on Wednesday.

  • Jan 24, 2015 14:46 IST

    Nitish responsible for Bihar mess, says Amit Shah

    The Kumar-Sushil Modi NDA duo was doing well, but it was solely because of Kumar’s soaring ambition and personal ego to become prime minister that the symphony was disturbed, putting Bihar in such a mess says Amit Shah, BJP national president

  • Jitanram Manjhi
    Jan 24, 2015 14:38 IST

    When monkeys destroy nests, birds don’t know where to fly: CM

    Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, facing attacks from his own party colleagues over his assertive style of functioning, hit out at his detractors on Friday, stating that he never feared calling a spade a spade and would congtinue to do so whether he remained on the hot seat or not.

  • A Kashmiri woman
    Jan 24, 2015 14:49 IST

    State to have new child policy soon

    The state will soon formulate its own child policy, the guidelines for which have already been drafted. Once this draft plan gets cabinet approval, Bihar will be the first state to have its own child policy.

  • Muzaffarpur
    Jan 20, 2015 15:05 IST

    FIR against 2,000 people for Muz violence

    An FIR was registered at Saraiya police station of Muzaffarpur on Monday against 2,000 persons, including 50 who were named, in connection with the killings and large scale arson at Ajizpur village, the epicenter of the violence.

  • A team of doctors
    Jan 20, 2015 15:09 IST

    MCI quizzes 300 docs, scrutiny of documents underway

    After the completion of quizzing of about 300 doctors, including 20 from Bihar, by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the process for scrutiny of their documents by the council is now underway.

  • Jan 20, 2015 15:13 IST

    Poor left to fend for themselves in biting cold

    With only a cloth wrapped around his thin frame, 17-year-old Ramswaroop Paswan was wandering in the streets of the state capital for dry woods to save himself and his three siblings from the cold weather. Like Ramswaroop, more than 1 lakh people in Patna, Danapur and Patna City live in slums.

  • Jan 19, 2015 14:20 IST

    Petroleum ministry to spend Rs. 25,000cr on Bihar projects

    The ministry of petroleum and natural gas will be spending over Rs. 25,000 crore on various projects in Bihar in the next five years. This includes enhancement of the Barauni oil refinery’s capacity from the existing six million tonnes to nine million tonnes.

  • Jan 19, 2015 14:24 IST

    Sharad rebukes JD(U) ‘juniors’ for remarks against Bihar ministers

    The ongoing power tussle in the ruling Janata Dal (U) aggravated on Sunday when party president Sharad Yadav took serious exception to the remarks of ‘junior party leaders’ against senior ministers and reprimanded them.

  • Charles Ssekyaaya
    Jan 19, 2015 14:29 IST

    All-round cheer & hope as IOA lifts ban on Bihar teams

    Bihar Olympic Association (BOA) and different sports association expressed happiness over the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decision to lift ban on state teams from participating in the National Games beginning January 31 in Kerala.

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    Dec 10, 2014 21:54 IST

    Janata Parivar merger talks run into assets hurdle

    The proposed merger of former Janata Parivar parties into one entity has run into its first major hurdle with parties debating on how to manage their financial assets and disgruntled members who risk losing their seat of choice in the negotiations, senior leaders told HT on Monday.

  • Pakistani babies
    Dec 08, 2014 16:51 IST

    Patna: Call for community involvement to reduce neonatal mortality

    The four-day annual conference of National Neonatology Forum (NNF) concluded here on Sunday with the call to strengthen newborn care facilities in rural India.