Patna

  • 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.

  •  Tibetan monk in exile
    Mar 21, 2015 18:02 IST

    Thai army men turn Buddhist monks for 13 days at Bodh Gaya

    From the battle hardened routine of the army to 13 days of penance in absolute Buddhist monkhood, it has turned out to be quite a journey of self discovery for a group of men from Thailand.

  • Electricity
    Mar 17, 2015 10:25 IST

    Power to cost more in Bihar from April

    Power would be costlier in Bihar from April 1 as the state's power regulator on Monday announced a 2.5% increase in the tariff. The consumers in urban areas would have to pay more than their rural counterparts.

  • 12-year-old shot dead
    Mar 17, 2015 10:31 IST

    Undertrial prisoner shot in Bihar court

    An undertrial prisioner was shot and seriously injured by some unidentified men inside the civil court in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. The injured prisoner was admitted in a government hospital for treatment. The injured prisoner was admitted in a government hospital for treatment.

  • NIA
    Mar 16, 2015 12:39 IST

    Bihar ATS to be trained at Gujarat Forensic Science University

    Officials of the first batch of Bihar ATS, which came into being after the 2013 Patna bomb blasts, will be trained in explosives and post-blast investigation at the Gujarat Forensic Science University, based at Gandhinagar.

  • Manjhi
    Mar 13, 2015 10:46 IST

    JD(U) likely to act against Manjhi

    JD(U) has informed ex-CM Jitan Ram Manjhi that it has the right to initiate action against him for violating the party whip by not attending the House during confidence vote. In his reply to Manjhi, the chief whip said, "The relation of an unattached member without party affiliation cannot be severed with the parent party and whip is applicable on an unattached member."

  • Nitish Kumar
    Mar 13, 2015 10:35 IST

    Discussion on cabinet expansion after Budget session: Nitish

    A day after winning confidence vote comfortably with the help of allies RJD, Congress and CPI, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said discussion on expansion of cabinet would take place after completion of the ongoing Budget session.

  • annual budget
    Mar 13, 2015 10:41 IST

    Priority: eduction, energy and social welfare in Bihar budget

    Presenting budget with a revenue surplus of Rs. 11,980.95 crore, Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said: "We too have been affected from economic slowdown at global and national level over the past couple of years as a result of which our receipts from diverse sources have come down in the current fiscal."

  • Illustration
    Mar 12, 2015 11:10 IST

    Bihar's economy grew 9.92% in financial year 2013-14

    The figures were revealed by the Bihar Economic Survey 2014-15 laid by state Finance Minister Bijendra Yadav in the Bihar Legislative Assembly today soon after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the trust vote on the floor of the House.

  • Jitanram Manjhi
    Mar 12, 2015 11:17 IST

    Manjhi absents himself from Bihar Assembly as Nitish takes trust vote

    Jitan Ram Manjhi, who had resigned as Bihar Chief minister just hours before a crucial trust vote last month, today absented himself from the inaugural sitting of the joint session of Bihar Legislature after which Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will take the trust vote.

  • A man with a protective mask inside the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Srinagar.
    Mar 12, 2015 11:20 IST

    District magistrate among 126 swine flu patients in Bihar

    The district magistrate of Aurangabad is among the 126 people who have so far tested positive for swine flu in Bihar, officials said on Wednesday. Navin Chandra Jha, an IAS officer, tested positive after returning from a visit to Pune, Mumbai and Varanasi.

  • Nitish Kumar
    Mar 11, 2015 10:47 IST

    JD-U, RJD issue whips to vote for Nitish

    The ruling JD-U and its ally RJD on Tuesday issued whips to their legislators to vote on Wednesday in support of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to help him prove his majority in the Bihar legislative assembly. "Any legislator found voting against the whip will loss membership of the state assembly," Sharavan told the media.