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HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014

Patna

Dutch ambassador given ride on autorickshaw driven by woman

Autorickshaws and taxis
The members of a delegation from the Netherlands led by its Ambassador to India Alhonsus Stoelinga today took ride in autorickshaw driven by women in the state capital here to take firsthand account of the Nitish Kumar government's performance for empowerment of women in Bihar.

Bihar leader writes to Badal for dera head's body

Ashutosh Maharaj, head of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan sect dead
Janata Dal (United) member of legislative council (MLC) Vinod Kumar Singh has sought help from Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal to bring the body of Ashutosh Maharaj, Nurmahal dera head in a dead-or-alive controversy, to his native village, Lakhnaur in Bihar's Madhubani ditrict.

UPA 'betrayed' by giving Seemandhra special status: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday gave a call for a statewide bandh on March 2, terming as "betrayal" the UPA government's decision to grant special category status to Seemandhra while "ignoring" a similar demand made by his government.

Bihar: 57 school kids taken ill after consuming jatropha seeds

children
At least 57 school children, aged between 10 and 13 years, were taken ill on Thursday after consuming poisonous jatropha seeds outside a school at Surajpura in Bihar's Rohtas district.

Bihar floods: Toll rises to 540

The death toll in the current spell of floods in 19 districts of Bihar rose to 540 after 83 more deaths were reported from four flood-hit districts of north Bihar.

Death toll rises to 540 in Bihar

The death toll in current spell of floods in 19 districts rose to 540 after 83 more deaths were reported from four districts of north Bihar.

Bihar flood death toll mounts to 675

With 20 more deaths, the toll rose to 675 even as the relief operations by the Army was halted with an improvement in overall situation.

At least 40 doctors suspended in flood-hit Bihar

State chief secretary KAH Subramanian has confirmed that 40 Govt doctors were suspended for dereliction of duty in flood-hit districts.

NITISH KUMAR
Lalu is against development

The Janata Dal(U) leader expressed serious concern over the abduction of two National Hydel Power Corporation engineers.

Lone LJP MLA in Bihar resigns over BJP alliance

Ram Vilas Paswan
Zakir Anwar, the Lok Janshakti Party's lone legislator in Bihar, Wednesday resigned from the party to protest  the LJP's likely alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Lok Sabha polls.

Lalu competes with NaMo chai, tops it up with a biscuit

Lalu Prasad
Just days after RJD chief Lalu Prasad made a startling revelation that he was a tea seller in his struggler days of childhood, to counter BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi’s humble beginnings, Prasad’s party cadres have set in motion a new plan to run ‘Lalu tea stalls’ across the state.

Bihar doc gunned down while returning from clinic

Get some guns

A doctor was gunned down in Patna on Saturday night while returning home from his clinic. Unidentified men opened fire on Rajnish Ranjan, 45, around 9:45pm in the Rajendra Nagar area of the Bihar capital.

BSNL to distribute 5,000 SIM cards by lottery in Bihar

BSNL has begun booking in Bihar for its pre-paid Excel connection that will then be distributed through a computerised lottery system.

Bihar Government seeks Rs. 7,000 crore package

The PM assured all aid to Bihar, but remained non-committal on the state Govt's demand for Rs. 7000 crore package.

Flood situation improves in Bihar, toll mounts to 605

With 10 more deaths, the toll in the current spell of floods in Bihar on Thursday mounted to 605.
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