- Mar 01, 2015 12:02 IST
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.
- Feb 27, 2015 22:58 IST
Chancellor of Nalanda University, Prof Amartya Sen, has withdrawn his candidature for a second term as head of the transnational Nalanda University in Bihar citing political interference.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
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
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
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
- Jan 24, 2015 14:38 IST
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.
- Jan 24, 2015 14:49 IST
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.
- Jan 20, 2015 15:05 IST
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.
- Jan 20, 2015 15:09 IST
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
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
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
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.
- Jan 19, 2015 14:29 IST
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.
- Dec 10, 2014 21:54 IST
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.
- Dec 08, 2014 16:51 IST
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.