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Bihar: 6 injured in alleged attack by sand mafia; FIR lodged against 21 people

Published on Dec 08, 2023 02:35 PM IST

The incident took place at around 3 pm when a team led by the mining inspector reached the site after receiving a complaint about illegal sand lifting

Sand mining in Bihar. (File Photo)
ByAditya Nath Jha

Bihar: BMIMS doctors booked for seeking sexual favour from students to pass exams

According to the FIR, the accused, identified as Dr Bijendra Prasad, Dr Nirmal Kumar, Dr Ritesh, Dr Ajay and one other, demanded sexual favours from para-medical students during practical exams held on Wednesday

An FIR was lodged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including assaulting a woman to outrage her modesty (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 02:20 PM IST

Drunk man caught by police allegedly dies by suicide in custody in Bihar’s Munger

The family members of the deceased accused the police of torture in custody, which led to the alleged suicide, however, the authorities refuted the charges and claimed that the cops did not even touch Mandal

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 12:20 PM IST

Brewers, sellers urge Bihar govt to lift liquor ban on Manipur lines, minister says no

In 2021 too, the CIABC had written to the Bihar government and leaders from all constituents of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state to end prohibition in the state.

Liquor prohibition was imposed in Bihar in April 2016. (HT file)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 08:46 PM IST
By, Patna

19-yr-old Bihar prisoner arrested for child’s rape in July dies by suicide

PURNEA: A 19-year-old man arrested in July for the rape of a relative’s young daughter died by suicide in eastern Bihar’s Purnea central jail, district officials said on Thursday

Central jail superintendent Rajeev Jha said there were lapses on part of the security guards inside the jail and a show cause notice has been issued (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:26 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

CIABC writes to Bihar govt to lift ‘complete ban’ on liquor, minister refuses

Bihar prohibition and excise minister Sunil Kumar has said that prohibition was a policy decision of the state government after being unanimously passed by both Houses of the state legislature and there was no chance of it being withdrawn

Bihar imposed total prohibition in 2016 (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 04:11 PM IST

Bihar Police set to go digital from January 1, 2024: Official

Additional director general of police (ADGP) Jitendra Singh Gangwar said maintenance of manual registers, including entry of station diaries, will go online at various police stations across the state from January 2024

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 12:58 PM IST

Close shave for agitators on tracks as train comes running

A purported video clip of the incident shows a man lying flat on the track, frozen, underneath a running train, which screeches to a halt shortly after. The man, apparently unscathed, is then pulled out by a few people, who can be heard shouting expletives.

The protester who was pulled out others, unscathed, after the train screeched to a halt, according to eyewitnesses. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 09:25 PM IST
By, Patna

Nitish Kumar clarifies on skipping INDIA meeting, says will attend next meeting

Nitish Kumar’s statement on attending the INDIA meeting came a day after senior Bihar minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary blamed the Congress for ignoring regional parties

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 07:09 PM IST

Bihar: Miscreants loot 16.5 lakh from bank in Ara

Bhojpur SP Pramod Kumar said five miscreants entered into the bank at 10.15am and escaped with looted cash within four minutes

For representational purposes only. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 04:53 PM IST
ByPrashant Ranjan

ED attaches former Magadh University VC's assets in money laundering case

The money laundering case stems from an FIR by the special vigilance unit of Bihar, alleging that while working as the vice-chancellor of Magadh University,

The action was taken against Dr Rajendra Prasad, the former vice-chancellor of the Bodh Gaya-based university.
Published on Dec 06, 2023 03:19 PM IST

Congress hits back at JD-U for party bashing over states’ poll outcome

JD-U spokesperson K C Tyagi had attacked the Congress leadership, saying the results of assembly polls are a defeat of the Congress as the party never invited or consulted any of its allies in the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) alliance (INDIA) bloc

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 03:09 PM IST

Bihar: JD-U leader shot at in West Champaran; three arrested

Police have identified the victim as Manoj Kushwaha– JD-U’s district (West Champaran) president of Shiksha Prakash (educational wing). He is also the representative of Valmiki Nagar MP and JD-U leader Sunil Mahto, said police

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 01:50 PM IST

Cong must heed Nitish call for fair deal to all: JD(U)

Nitish Kumar was the prime mover behind the formation of the anti-BJP bloc INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) earlier this year.

Bihar finance minister Vijay Choudhary during Janata Darbar programme at JD-U office in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 09:21 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar offers mega incentives in new EV policy

The policy also aims at raising the share EVs to 15% of the total vehicles sold and registered in the state by 2028

Bihar is also offering incentives for setting up charging stations. (Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 09:18 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar man killed in acid attack days after release from jail

Dinesh Ram was rushed to the local government hospital which was not equipped to treat him. He was referred to a hospital in Varanasi 130km away

A police contingent has been deployed in the area to maintain peace (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 02:51 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

Bihar: 1 dead, 4 injured after Bihar minister’s escort vehicle meets with accident

Eyewitnesses said that the police escort jeep was trying to match the minister’s high-speed SUV when the driver lost balance and the vehicle turned turtle

For representational purposes only.
Published on Dec 05, 2023 11:13 AM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

Will Nitish meet Shah in Patna on Dec 10? JD-U isn’t sure

JD spokesman trashes the demand for release of Nitish Kumar’s health bulletin by former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi and Union minister Giriraj Singh.

CM Nitish Kumar is down with seasonal flu, JD-U spokesperson said. (HT file)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 09:12 PM IST
By, Patna

Shots fired, bombs hurled as students clash on PU campus, one injured

A student was injured in a clash at Patna University in India, where gunshots were fired and crude bombs were used. Other students sustained minor injuries. Police have detained four suspects for questioning and are examining CCTV footage to identify the culprits. The governor has ordered a detailed report and strict action against those involved.

Police on the Patna University campus after the incident. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 09:06 PM IST
By, Patna

After Rajgir and Gaya, Ganga water set to reach Nawada

The project is a a part of the Nitish Kumar government’s ambitious Ganga Water Lift Scheme (GWLS), conceived under “Jal Jivan Haryali Abhiyaan” to supply clean and safe drinking water to the water deficient places like Rajgir (Nalanda), Gaya and Nawada through pipelines from Hathidah at Mokama in Patna district.

Ganga water treatment plant was inaugurated in Gaya in November last year. (PTI)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 09:06 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: 9 police officers suspended on charges of alleged extortion in Purnea

The press release issued from the office of Purnea superintendent of police (SP) Aamir Jawaid on Friday evening said that nine police officials were found involved in extortion from traders

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 02:50 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

HC seeks Bihar’s reply on plea against quota hike

On November 9, the Bihar legislature had unanimously passed the two bills, which later received gubernatorial assent.

Patna high court (HT file)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 09:19 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar government begins digital survey of crops

The digital survey was kicked off from the Badhshahpur in Sheikhpura in the presence of Sheikhpura district magistrate J Priyadarshini and senior district and state agriculture officials

Digital crop survey was launched from Sheikhpura (Twitter/@Agribih)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 02:32 PM IST

Bihar: Teachers fume after edu dept’s latest order, MLC threatens privilege motion

The matter escalated after the education department issued orders on Wednesday to stop the salary and pension of Federation of University Teachers’ Association of Bihar (FUTAB) working president Kanhaiya Bahadur and general secretary Sanjay Kumar, also an MLC (member of the Legislative Council), for their remarks against the order that college and university teachers should also mandatorily take five classes each day and strike off names of students remaining absent for more than three days.

K K Pathak, additional chief secretary, department of education, Bihar. (HT file)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 09:18 PM IST
By, Patna

Uttarkashi tunnel: 41 workers and 41 stories of true grit and human endurance

One of the labouers said there was around two-km space for the trapped miners to move around and that helped to keep them stress-free

One of the workers said there was concern in the beginning but together they braved the situation with the hope that there was someone fighting the battle for them. (ANI)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 07:33 PM IST

BJP accuses Bihar govt of cutting school holidays on Hindu festivals

BJP leaders said that holidays on Hindu religious festivals have decreased while Muslim holidays have been increased in the Bihar education department’s new calendar

The JD(U) said the calendar was prepared to conform to the Right to Education (RTE) guidelines to ensure minimum 220 teaching days in Schools. (Representative Image)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 07:08 PM IST

Nitish draws BJP's ire for 2024 holiday calendar: ‘Islamic Republic of Bihar’

BJP leaders accused the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government of reducing holidays for Hindu festivals and increasing holidays for Muslim festivals.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.(PTI)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 06:29 AM IST

Ban Halal certified products in Bihar, Giriraj tells Nitish

The BJP leader and union minister urged the Bihar CM to take a leaf out of the book of the Yogi Adityanath government in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, which has banned such products.

BJP leader Giriraj Singh (HT file)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 09:21 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar asks Centre to clear intent on constitutional shield for its new quota laws

Both the amendment bills on quota were passed by the state legislature during its winter session earlier this month.

Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and other ministers address a press conference in Patna on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 09:16 PM IST
By, Patna

Lakhisarai shootout: Cash reward announced against prime accused, FIR against 3

The incident unfolded in Punjabi Mohalla under the Kabaiya police station of Lakhisarai as the family was returning from a nearby ghat after performing Chhath pooja

The deceased have been identified as Chandan Kumar and Rajnandan Kumar. (Representative file image)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 03:56 PM IST
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