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Campaigning set to pick up post puja for high-stake battle in Bihar’s Kusheshwarsthan

Cars, SUVs, auto-rickshaws, hand carts, all been moving around announcing the claims of their candidates
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Updated on Oct 17, 2021 04:09 PM IST
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Bihar’s Purnia and Saharsa divisions fighting losing battle against drugs

On September 13, Sunny Sinha, a 22-year-old employee of a private bank, was knifed to death near his house at Barihat locality under Purnia town area of Bihar
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Published on Oct 17, 2021 12:31 PM IST
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By Aditya Nath Jha

Juvenile kills self in Bihar correction home, 10 inmates escape: Police

Following the incident, at least 10 inmates managed to escape from the facility. The custodial death brought district officials on their toes and Bhojpur district magistrate Roshan Kushwaha ordered a probe into the matter.
The deceased is a resident of a village under the town police station of Buxar district. He was brought to the facility located at Dhanpura under the jurisdiction of the town police station on October 6.
The deceased is a resident of a village under the town police station of Buxar district. He was brought to the facility located at Dhanpura under the jurisdiction of the town police station on October 6.
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 01:58 AM IST
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By Avinash Kumar, Prashant Ranjan, Hindustan Times, Patna

Principals’ retirement age flip-flop: Patna HC sets it right, orders all consequential benefits

The move will immediately benefit 20 principals spread across several state universities who fought the legal battle through 15 separate petitions and have an impact on over 300 principals who were made to retire during the five years
The HC order now means that the principals who retired between 2012 and 2017 would be deemed to have been in service till they attained the age of 65 years. (HT PHOTO)
The HC order now means that the principals who retired between 2012 and 2017 would be deemed to have been in service till they attained the age of 65 years. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 10:05 PM IST
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By Arun Kumar, Patna

One killed, over 12 cops injured in Dussehra clashes

In Sitamarhi, six policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), were injured in a conflict between police and the public at Raipur village under the Nanpur police station area on Friday night. The incident took place when police refused them to take out the procession with DJ due to the Covid guidelines
Effigy of demon king Ravan burns during Dussehra celebration at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (HT PHOTO)
Effigy of demon king Ravan burns during Dussehra celebration at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 10:04 PM IST
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By Avinash Kumar, Patna

Ensure Covid testing of those coming to Bihar for Diwali, Chhath: CM

He also asked officials to publicise for the sake of Biharis living in other states that they also need to keep their vaccination certificate and RT-PCR report with them
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar holds a review meeting of health department in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar holds a review meeting of health department in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 10:04 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Patna

JEE Advanced result: Bihar boy secures third rank in Guwahati zone

Vishal had scored the perfect 100 percentile in JEE Main exam, results of which were declared on September 15 and jointly shared AIR 1 with 17 toppers in the country
Vaibhav Vishal has scored 267 marks out of 360 in JEE Advanced exam. (ANI PHOTO)
Vaibhav Vishal has scored 267 marks out of 360 in JEE Advanced exam. (ANI PHOTO)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 10:04 PM IST
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By Megha, Patna

‘People of Bihar will celebrate Vijayadashami after…’: Tejashwi Yadav

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has decided to field its candidates from both Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur in the bypolls.
The RJD announced its candidates for bypolls to Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan, in what was being observed as a snub to the Congress. (File photo)
The RJD announced its candidates for bypolls to Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan, in what was being observed as a snub to the Congress. (File photo)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Juvenile dies by suicide at Bhojpur’s correction home; family members allege murder

A 16-year-old boy, accused of abducting a girl, allegedly killed himself at a correction home in Bihar’s Bhojpur district late on Friday evening under mysterious circumstances, officials said
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Updated on Oct 16, 2021 02:44 PM IST
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By Avinash Kumar, Prashant Ranjan

Darbhanga priest gunned down inside Kankali temple; public lynch 1 suspect

Four men came to Kankali temple in Bihar’s Darbhanga district in a black car, pulled out a pistol and shot dead the priest, Rakesh Kumar Jha, police said
The Darbhanga police said Kankali temple priest, Rajiv Kumar Jha was shot dead on Thursday morning at about 4am (HT Photo/Bishnu K Jha )
The Darbhanga police said Kankali temple priest, Rajiv Kumar Jha was shot dead on Thursday morning at about 4am (HT Photo/Bishnu K Jha )
Published on Oct 14, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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By Bishnu K Jha

Patna: Man shot dead, woman injured

A man was shot dead while a woman was injured after two criminals opened fire at her in two separate incidents in Patna on Tuesday night
A man was shot dead while a woman was injured after two criminals opened fire at her in two separate incidents in Patna on Tuesday night. (AFP)
A man was shot dead while a woman was injured after two criminals opened fire at her in two separate incidents in Patna on Tuesday night. (AFP)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 09:39 PM IST
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By Mukesh Kumar Mishra, Patna

Delhi arrest turns lens on Bihar terror links again

The arrest of Pakistani national Mohammad Ashraf alias Ali, who was nabbed from Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar, has again turned the spotlight on Bihar after it was found that he managed to get an Indian identity through a village in the state’s eastern region.
Delhi Police Special Cell arrested Mohammad Ashraf , a Pakistani national from Laxmi Nagar in New Delhi Tuesday. (ANI)
Delhi Police Special Cell arrested Mohammad Ashraf , a Pakistani national from Laxmi Nagar in New Delhi Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 09:39 PM IST
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By Avinash Kumar, Patna

IIT-P signs MoU with UK varsity for research work

The Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (IIT-P) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom-based University of Newcastle for carrying out research projects, said officials aware of the matter on Wednesday
The Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (IIT-P) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom-based University of Newcastle for carrying out research projects (Sukhdev200 via Wikimedia Commons)
The Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (IIT-P) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom-based University of Newcastle for carrying out research projects (Sukhdev200 via Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 09:39 PM IST
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By Megha, Patna

Bihar bypolls: Kanhaiya, Hardik, Jignesh to join Cong campaign from Oct 22

Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, who recently switched to Congress from Communist Party of India (CPI), will campaign for his party from October 22 for the bypolls in Bihar for two assembly seats to be held on October 30, party leaders said
Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani will campaign for Congress party from October 22 for the upcoming bypolls in Bihar. (HT Photo)
Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani will campaign for Congress party from October 22 for the upcoming bypolls in Bihar. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 09:38 PM IST
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By Subhash Pathak, Patna

Bihar to have smart, prepaid electricity metres by 2025

The state government on Monday gave its nod to two power distribution companies to avail of 3,330-crore financial assistance for the execution of the project estimated to cost 11,100 crore
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Updated on Oct 13, 2021 01:38 PM IST
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Will expose many in party once my father returns to Patna: Tej Pratap

The RJD chief, who has been recuperating from several ailments in New Delhi since his release on bail in fodder scam cases in April this year, is expected to visit Bihar later this month to campaign for his party for bypolls in two assembly seats due to be held on October 30.
RJD MLA Tej Pratap Yadav (ANI)
RJD MLA Tej Pratap Yadav (ANI)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 12:32 AM IST
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By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna

Bihar panchayat polls: Migrants visiting home in festive season set to boost turnout

As per data compiled by the SEC, voting percentage has varied from 50 to 55% in the first three phases in districts in Kosi and parts of north Bihar where migrant population from villages go to western states for work.
During panahcyat polls at Naubatpur in Patna on October 08. (Santosh Kumar/HT FIle)
During panahcyat polls at Naubatpur in Patna on October 08. (Santosh Kumar/HT FIle)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna

Bihar by-polls: All eyes on Nitish, Lalu, Kanahiya

The bypolls for the two assembly seats in Bihar, though not crucial to the survival of the NDA government in the state, has nevertheless become a battle of prestige for the ruling Janata Dal (United) and the main opposition party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (HT File)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (HT File)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 09:40 PM IST
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By Vijay Swaroop, Patna

13-year-old boy dies as bullet hits him amid celebratory firing in Bihar 

A show-cause notice against the local police station in charge has been served asking him to explain why the procession was taken out under his jurisdiction despite the ban
Celebratory firing during a procession in Bihar’s Gaya district to mark the re-election of a village head led to the death of a 13-year-old boy (AP Photo/Representative)
Celebratory firing during a procession in Bihar’s Gaya district to mark the re-election of a village head led to the death of a 13-year-old boy (AP Photo/Representative)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 11:35 AM IST
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Bihar Cong stages silent protest against Lakhimpur Kheri killings

The leaders sought immediate dismissal of Central minister Ajay Kumar Teni whose son Ashish Mishra allegedly mowed down at least four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh last week.
Bihar Congress leaders and party workers stage a silent protest over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in Patna on Monday. (PTI)
Bihar Congress leaders and party workers stage a silent protest over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in Patna on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 10:29 PM IST
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By Subhash Pathak, Patna

Twelve cops among 32 injured in mob attack, lathicharge at Muz village

The police have arrested seven persons, while a case has been registered against over a dozen people in this connection
Atleast 12 policemen were injured when an irate mob allegedly attacked them with stones, weapons and sticks following an alleged liquor raid at Muzaffarpur’s Jhitkahiatola village on Sunday midnight. (Hindustan Times)
Atleast 12 policemen were injured when an irate mob allegedly attacked them with stones, weapons and sticks following an alleged liquor raid at Muzaffarpur’s Jhitkahiatola village on Sunday midnight. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 09:47 PM IST
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By Avinash Kumar, Patna

Bihar Cabinet okays input subsidy for crop damage due to floods, rains

The Cabinet also gave its nod for payment of 50,000 to the nearest kin of those who died due to Covid-19 pandemic
The Bihar Cabinet has approved farm compensation worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>550 crore to be paid to the affected farmers as agriculture input subsidy. (Bloomberg)
The Bihar Cabinet has approved farm compensation worth 550 crore to be paid to the affected farmers as agriculture input subsidy. (Bloomberg)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 09:47 PM IST
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By Subhash Pathak, Patna

DoT gives radiation clean chit to mobile towers in Bihar

Of the 34% (34,082) mobile towers the DoT had inspected, all conformed to the government’s radiation norms, said Girijesh Kumar Mishra, senior deputy director general, department of telecom, Bihar Licensed Service Area.
The DoT prescribed maximum limit of power density is 1 Watt per meter square. (Representational image)
The DoT prescribed maximum limit of power density is 1 Watt per meter square. (Representational image)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 09:46 PM IST
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By Ruchir Kumar, Patna

Cong leader seeks SC-monitored inquiry in Amazon’s kickback allegations

The e-retail giants like Amazon and Walmart’s owned Flipkart managed to have a seamless business in India despite legal restraints,” alleged the Congress leader
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahai (PTI)
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahai (PTI)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 09:35 PM IST
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By Subhash Pathak, Patna

Muzaffarpur: 3 smugglers held with gold worth 3 crore

The action came after officials of DRI Muzaffarpur unit got a tip-off that three persons will be travelling with huge quantity of smuggled gold in a luxury car. The car was intercepted at Gaighat Maithi Toll plaza in the district, said officials, adding that it was also seized.
The police seized 35 gold bars. (Representational image)
The police seized 35 gold bars. (Representational image)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 09:34 PM IST
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By Avinash Kumar, Patna

Power issue is there but Bihar ready to meet crisis: Nitish

The chief minister said that for the reduction in power generation, the state government has decided to buy power from other states at expensive prices.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar during Janata Ka Darbar programme in Patna on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar during Janata Ka Darbar programme in Patna on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 09:31 PM IST
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By Vijay Swaroop, Patna

State enhances pension for JP Senanis

chief minister Nitish Kumar said that the state government has decided to increase the pension amount of JP Senanis, who spent one to six months in jail from 5000 to 7500 and for those who spent more than six months in jail to 15,000 from the existing 10,000.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar pay tribute to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his 119th birth anniversary at JP residence in Patna on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar pay tribute to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his 119th birth anniversary at JP residence in Patna on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 09:24 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Patna

Saran molestation case prime accused arrested

Saran SP said no complaint was filed by the victims, yet the police took suo motu cognisance of the matter and lodged an FIR against six persons
Main accused in the Saran molestation case, Guddu Rai was arrested from his hideout late on Sunday night and the mobile he used in the crime was also recovered. (REUTERS/File Photo)
Main accused in the Saran molestation case, Guddu Rai was arrested from his hideout late on Sunday night and the mobile he used in the crime was also recovered. (REUTERS/File Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 01:10 PM IST
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Bihar plans census of Gangetic dolphins in Araria

Zoological Survey of India, Wildlife Trust of India, and Tilka Majhi University (Bhagalpur) experts conducted a census three years back and found there were 1,150 dolphins in the Ganga, Gandak, and Ghaghra rivers in Bihar
Bihar government has decided to conduct a census and survey of endangered Gangetic dolphins in Araria district. (HT Photo)
Bihar government has decided to conduct a census and survey of endangered Gangetic dolphins in Araria district. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 08:42 AM IST
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By Aditya Nath Jha
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