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K K Pathak seeks Delhi deputation, nod likely

Updated on Feb 29, 2024 10:00 PM IST

Pathak, who was only recently praised by chief minister Nitish Kumar as an “honest officer”, has courted numerous controversies in his less than a year of his stint in the education department.

IAS officer K K Pathak. (HT)
By, Patna

In Bihar, V-Cs issued show cause notices for skipping bureaucrat’s meeting

The meeting notice from Bihar’s Raj Bhavan was sent hours after the education department criticised top university officials for skipping a meeting

A Raj Bhavan official said the education department could not take any action against vice chancellors without the governor’s concurrence (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 06:03 PM IST

Bihar to have stricter laws to check crime, graft; bills tabled in Assembly

The drafts of two new Bills- Bihar Control of Crime Bill and Public Security Enforcement Bill-- were passed by the state cabinet on Tuesday

After the new laws come into effect, corruption will be categorised as a serious offence and stricter action will be taken against the culprits and those indulging in instigating criminal activities. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 07:17 PM IST

Setback for Opposition after 3 Congress, RJD MLAs sit with NDA in Bihar assembly

The three MLAs, two of the Congress and one of the RJD, who shifted to the treasury side have not made a formal announcement about changing their party

An RJD leader said it would be naive to expect the six lawmakers to vote with the RJD and the Congress (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 09:24 PM IST
ByArun Kumar

ED conducts searches at three locations of former RJD MLA in PMLA case

Separate teams of the central agency first arrived at the ex-RJD MLA’s house located at Agiaon village in Bhojpur and then later at his wife’s official residence

This is the third time when the central agency arrived at the former lawmaker’s residence. (Representative file photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 05:31 PM IST

Bihar: 1 killed after Tejashwi Yadav’s escort convoy collides with car in accident

The homeguard jawan, a resident of Madhubani locality in Purnea town area, who was driving the escort Jeep died on the spot

According to an eyewitness, the accident was a head on collision. (HT photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 11:16 AM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Bihar: 9 dead in multiple collisions on national highway

The bodies were sent to Bhabua district hospital for postmortem examination, Mohania SHO Awadhesh Kumar said

Bihar: 9 dead in multiple collisions on national highway
Published on Feb 26, 2024 11:42 AM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

In a first for Bihar, CUSB in UGC’s Category 1 list

For the CUSB, which was set up in 2009 and received the highest ‘A++’ rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in June 2023, it is another feather in the cap in a state where state universities are mostly unaccredited and struggling with late sessions and poor performance.

The CUSB in Gaya. (HT file)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 09:35 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Bike-borne criminals loot 12 lakh from bank employees, one arrested

Villagers rushed to the site of the incident and saw an injured robber hiding in a maize farm. They nabbed him and handed him over to the police

Representational image.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 02:03 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Bihar woman ASI suspended for allegedly taking bribe from rape survivor

District superintendent of police (SP) Upendranath Verma said that Kumari was suspended based on the probe report submitted by the sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), adding that further investigation is underway

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 01:26 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Bihar dusts off 2007 policy, no more +2 in colleges

Intermediate education will now be imparted only in higher secondary schools from the new session starting April 1, 2024.

Students come out after taking their Bihar Board Class 10th exam at DAV High School in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 09:36 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Nine killed, six injured in road accident in Lakhisarai

Police suspect the incident occurred when the truck driver lost control and rammed into the auto-rickshaw, carrying 14 passengers, that was coming from the opposite direction

Representative image.
Published on Feb 21, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Six candidates unanimously elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar

Two seats have gone to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) each, while one each went to the Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) and the Congress after scrutiny of applications

JD-U candidate Sanjay Jha was the first to get his certificate from the returning officer. (ANI photo)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 05:35 PM IST

Ex-Bihar minister who flagged corruption in department in 2022 throws a challenge

As Bihar’s agriculture minister, Sudhakar Singh in 2022 described officials in the agriculture department as thieves and flagged poor implementation of plans as a key concern

RJD leader and ex-Bihar minister Sudhakar Singh said he was forced to resign as minister about two weeks after he sought a probe into the implementation of agriculture road maps (X/ @_Sudhaker_singh)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 03:12 PM IST

Over 40 injured in communal clashes across Bihar during Saraswati idol immersion

Officials said that internet services were suspended in Darbhanga district on Saturday for 48 hours following violence and continuing tension between the two communities since Wednesday

Clashes were reported from Bhagalpur, Saharsa, Sitamarhi, Sheikhpura, Siwan and Jamui during the idol immersion after Saraswati puja since Wednesday (Twitter/screengrab)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:16 PM IST

3 Bihar teens hire cab driver, kill him in Madhubani after watching video; caught

The three students of classes 8, 9 and 11, told the police that the murder was inspired by a YouTube video clip of a crime that they had seen and were trying to replicate

A (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 16, 2024 04:41 PM IST
ByBishnu K Jha

Bihar govt agrees to agitating teachers’ demand for offline competency tests

A delegation of teachers also met deputy chief minister Samrat Choudhary for a discussion on their broader issues and said the BJP leader assured them he would speak to the CM

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 16, 2024 01:57 PM IST

Illegal liquor seized from bullock cart in Bihar; smugglers flee, oxen detained

Excise officials in Gopalganj district were in for a surprise when they recovered huge quantities of liquor bottles being ferried past them on a bullock cart.

For representational purposes only. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 06:32 PM IST

BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav elected Speaker of Bihar Assembly

Yadav started his political journey in 1978 when he became the councillor of the Patna Municipal Corporation and deputy mayor of Patna in 1982

The election was announced after voice vote in which there was no opposition. (HT photo | Santosh Kumar)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Nitish meets Union health secretary, reiterates demand for AIIMS at Shobhan

Chandra, a civil engineer from IIT-Delhi, reached Darbhanga on Monday, where he inspected the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), a super speciality hospital

All Indian Medical Science (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 02:59 PM IST
By, Bishnu K Jha

No decision on competency test yet; Bihar deputy CM to meet teachers on Feb 15

Teachers across the state have been holding protests against the riders of termination and transfer attached with the competency test

The government will decide on the committee’s recommendation regarding termination of service of teachers soon. (HT file photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Tejashwi Yadav to attend Rahul Gandhi’s public meeting in Kaimur on February 16

This will be the first time in many years when a prominent RJD leader will be seen sharing the stage with a Gandhi in Bihar

Former Bihar deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 10:04 AM IST

NDA will win more than 200 seats in next assembly elections: Nitish Kumar

The Bihar CM said the NDA coalition will win more than 200 assembly seats and bag all 40 Lok Sabha seats under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with his deputies Vijay Kumar Sinha and Samrat Choudhary of the BJP in Patna. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 08:55 AM IST

JD (U) to nominate former Bihar minister Sanjay Jha for Feb 27 Rajya Sabha polls

A member of the Bihar legislative council since 2019, Sanjay Jha served as the minister of water resource from 2019 till Jan 28, 2024, when the JD (U) walked out of the Grand Alliance

Sanjay Jha with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File Photo/Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 01:20 PM IST

BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav files nomination for Bihar assembly Speaker’s post

Yadav was accompanied by chief minister Nitish Kumar, deputy CM Vijay Kumar Sinha, parliamentary affairs minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary and other leaders

The election of the new Speaker of the Bihar Vidhan Sabha will take place on February 15. (HT Photo | Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 12:45 PM IST

Nitish govt wins trust vote

In the 243-strong assembly, a total of 129 members voted in favour of the motion of confidence in the new government.

Nitish Kumar after winning the trust vote in Bihar assembly on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 09:42 PM IST
By, Patna

CM Nitish Kumar-led NDA government wins trust vote in Bihar assembly

Speaking on the trust vote, the Janata Dal (United) chief said he could not continue when he found out there was corruption taking place

Nitish Kumar led NDA govt wins trust vote in Bihar assembly. (PTI photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 05:15 PM IST

Bihar floor test: 3 MLAs skip JD(U) meeting, Nitish says will prove majority

The NDA has 128 MLAs in the Bihar Assembly against 115 of the Grand Alliance. To achieve the majority mark, an alliance needs 122 MLAs

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar arriving at the residence of his cabinet colleague Vijay Choudhary in Patna on Sunday.
Published on Feb 11, 2024 09:14 PM IST

WATCH | At Tejashwi house, RJD MLAs bond over Nusrat's song ahead of floor test

The floor test has been necessitated after Nitish Kumar ditched the grand alliance to form a new government with the BJP, which he had dumped in 2022.

RJD MLAs at Tejashwi Yadav's residence in Patna ahead of the crucial floor test of Nitish Kumar government.
Published on Feb 11, 2024 12:30 PM IST

RJD herd to stay at Tejashwi’s house till floor test

The party has decided to keep all its 79 members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) and eight members of legislative council (MLCs) together amid alleged bid by CM Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) to “woo” them for an easy win during the trust vote.

Former minister Chandrashekhar arrives at the residence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 10, 2024 10:13 PM IST
By, Patna
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