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Congress supporters stage a protest over various demands on Kisan Adhikar Diwas, in Patna on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Bihar Congress vows not to let farm laws take effect; march to support farmers

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:18 AM IST
  • Congress workers raised slogan against the Central government over its reluctance to repeal the farm laws, which protesting farmers fear would make them vulnerable to exploitation by big corporates.
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“Please do not mix up the issues of development and crime,” Nitish Kumar said and then snapped when reporters persisted.(ANI)
“Please do not mix up the issues of development and crime,” Nitish Kumar said and then snapped when reporters persisted.(ANI)

Nitish Fumes as journalists question him on murder case

By HT Correspondent, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:35 AM IST
Nitish Kumar was talking about the improvement in infrastructure since he assumed power when he was interrupted by journalists who insisted that law and order has deteriorated, citing the murder of Rupesh Kumar Singh, an official of a private airlines, outside his residence in Patna.
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A medic fills a syringe with Covaxin, a government-backed experimental Covid-19 vaccine.(Reuters )
A medic fills a syringe with Covaxin, a government-backed experimental Covid-19 vaccine.(Reuters )

Sanitation worker, driver to be first in Bihar to get Covid-19 vaccine

By Ruchir Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:37 PM IST
  • Amit Kumar, an ambulance driver at the IGIMS, would be the second to be vaccinated.
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Nitish said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI Photo/File/Representational )
Nitish said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI Photo/File/Representational )

Upset with questions on Indigo manager murder case, Nitish tears into Opposition

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:46 PM IST
  • Kumar attacked the Opposition led by RJD and suggested that they should look at the crime record when they were in power in Bihar.
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The survivor was currently undergoing treatment in the eye ward of Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital(Reuters File Photo/Representational use)
The survivor was currently undergoing treatment in the eye ward of Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital(Reuters File Photo/Representational use)

3 held in Bihar for gang raping minor, damaging her eyes, survivor critical

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:36 PM IST
  • The survivor was gang raped and her eyes were damaged by the accused so that she is not able to identify the culprits
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the event on January 16(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the event on January 16(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

1st bird festival at Nagi- Nakti bird sanctuaries in Bihar to start from Jan 15

By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:10 PM IST
  • Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuary has been selected for this event because of its uniqueness. Apart from the dense deciduous forests, moram land and variety of birds and animals, there’s unique rock formation in the area.
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Bihar police found over 500 cartons of branded liquor being smuggled in a truck to Muzaffarpur. (PTI)
Bihar police found over 500 cartons of branded liquor being smuggled in a truck to Muzaffarpur. (PTI)

Branded liquor worth 90 lakh, smuggled to Bihar as mustard oil, seized

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 01:40 PM IST
  • The police searched the truck and were shocked to see that over 500 cartons of branded liquor were being smuggled under the name of mustard oil brands.
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Speaking about the role of Governor, Jha said, "Just think about how people are living in different parts of Bihar in such a situation. Governors are very active in different states, a message should be sent to the Center by the Governor about Bihar."(HT PHOTO)
Speaking about the role of Governor, Jha said, "Just think about how people are living in different parts of Bihar in such a situation. Governors are very active in different states, a message should be sent to the Center by the Governor about Bihar."(HT PHOTO)

Nothing like a government in Bihar, no expectations from the administration: RJD

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 10:22 PM IST
Talking to ANI, RJD MP Manoj Jha said that the Government has no shame and this is the real state of affairs in Bihar.
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IndiGo's airport manager in Patna was shot dead on Tuesday evening.(GETTY IMAGES.)
IndiGo's airport manager in Patna was shot dead on Tuesday evening.(GETTY IMAGES.)

IndiGo's Patna airport manager shot dead

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 06:21 AM IST
The airline confirmed the incident and said it is "extremely saddened by the demise of our Patna airport manager".
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Image for representation. (AFP)
Image for representation. (AFP)

Covid-19 vaccination centres in Bihar to have webcast facility

By Ruchir Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 12:08 AM IST
  • The arrangement has to be done for monitoring purpose at government session sites which are vaccination centres.
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Tejashwi Yadav accused the government of running away from dealing with burning issues, claiming that this was the reason why there was talk of the budget session being curtailed. (HT Photo)
Tejashwi Yadav accused the government of running away from dealing with burning issues, claiming that this was the reason why there was talk of the budget session being curtailed. (HT Photo)

Bihar GA to boycott assembly if budget session is curtailed, says Tejashwi Yadav

PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Tejashwi Yadav said the very fact that the House sat for only four days last year was an indicator of how the government is shying away from discussing core issues related to common people.
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Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Patna, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000051B)(PTI)
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Patna, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000051B)(PTI)

We will boycott assembly session if it is truncated: Tejashwi Yadav

PTI, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 08:48 PM IST
The RJD leader also took potshots at Nitish Kumar over his failure to come out "with even a small statement or a tweet" condoling the death of dozens of protesting farmers in the national capital.
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Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) National President RCP Singh (R) greet newly elected party state President Umesh Kushwaha (C) during the second day of party state council meeting, in Patna.(PTI)
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) National President RCP Singh (R) greet newly elected party state President Umesh Kushwaha (C) during the second day of party state council meeting, in Patna.(PTI)

Umesh Kushwaha appointed as new Bihar chief of JDU

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 08:13 PM IST
After being appointed as Bihar JDU chief Kushwaha said, "I will try to successfully fulfill my duty which I have received as State President. We will follow the basic mantra of our party, 'Development of all with justice."
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The BJP, an ally of the JD(U), bagged 74 seats and the opposition RJD emerged as the single-largest party in the 243-member assembly with 75 seats.(HT Photo)
The BJP, an ally of the JD(U), bagged 74 seats and the opposition RJD emerged as the single-largest party in the 243-member assembly with 75 seats.(HT Photo)

Delay in deciding distribution of seats cost JD(U) in polls: Nitish Kumar

By Vijay Swaroop, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 01:18 AM IST
Nitish’s comments come against the backdrop of six JD(U) legislators joining the BJP in Arunachal in December, leaving the party with just one MLA in the 60-member state assembly.
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Data of more than 190,000 health workers - belonging to both government and private sectors - has been uploaded on the CoWIN portal, which was formed by the central government for monitoring the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines.(Reuters file photo)
Data of more than 190,000 health workers - belonging to both government and private sectors - has been uploaded on the CoWIN portal, which was formed by the central government for monitoring the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines.(Reuters file photo)

4.62 lakh healthcare professionals registered on CoWIN portal in Bihar: official

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:31 PM IST
The coronavirus inoculation drive will be launched in the country on January 16 and priority will be given to nearly three crore healthcare and frontline workers, the Centre said earlier in the day.
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Prime facie examination indicates that the lioness died due to cardiac arrest(Twitter/@ANI)
Prime facie examination indicates that the lioness died due to cardiac arrest(Twitter/@ANI)

Oldest lioness dies of cardiac arrest in Patna zoo

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 02:24 PM IST
  • Urvashi was brought to Patna zoo in 2004 from Bokaro. Authorities said she had almost completed her life span and had turned toothless and inactive about two years back.
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Measures are being taken at the Patna zoo to prevent Bird Flu.(HT Photo)
Measures are being taken at the Patna zoo to prevent Bird Flu.(HT Photo)

Random bird deaths trigger Bird Flu concerns in Patna, authorities cautious

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 09:53 AM IST
  • Meanwhile, the Patna zoo has intensified safety measures to prevent infection among birds.
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File photo.(Bloomberg)
File photo.(Bloomberg)

Bihar ready to vaccinate over 4 lakh healthcare workers against Covid-19

By Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:00 PM IST
The dry-run on Friday, to assess the state’s preparedness, was successfully carried out across 114 locations.
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One of the suspect has accepted to knowing the rape survivor very well. Locals said the two of the accused youth stayed alone since their parents had died.(Hindustan Times/representational photo)
One of the suspect has accepted to knowing the rape survivor very well. Locals said the two of the accused youth stayed alone since their parents had died.(Hindustan Times/representational photo)

Muzaffarpur minor gang rape accused arrested after multiple raids

By Ajay Kr Pandey | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:37 PM IST
The statement of the rape survivor has been recorded in the court after conducting her medical examination.
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Pictures of Shivam, in a nuptial knot with a woman, went viral on social media within a few hours of his alleged abduction.(HT Photp)
Pictures of Shivam, in a nuptial knot with a woman, went viral on social media within a few hours of his alleged abduction.(HT Photp)

Bihar man abducted at gunpoint and married forcefully in instance of ‘Pakadua Vivah’

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:53 PM IST
‘Pakadua Vivah’ or forced marriage is a regular occurrence reported mainly from Munger, Nawada, Khagaria and Begusarai districts of the state.
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Police is hunting for the criminals who were involved in two daylight killings in Purnea district.(HT Photo/Representational)
Police is hunting for the criminals who were involved in two daylight killings in Purnea district.(HT Photo/Representational)

2 killed in broad daylight within 30 minutes in a case of old enmity in Purnia

By Aditya Nath Jha | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Purnea
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Rukesh Kumar Yadav was shot dead in front of his wife who was feeding her 9-month-old infant.
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Kiran Devi’s agricultural company is now procuring crops from farmers without any middlemen involvement.(HT photo)
Kiran Devi’s agricultural company is now procuring crops from farmers without any middlemen involvement.(HT photo)

Bihar rural women entrepreneurs remove middlemen, change lives

By Aditya Nath Jha | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Purnea
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:18 PM IST
The Aranayak Agri Producers Company Limited (AAPCL) has 5,753 members including 122 producers’ groups (PGs) made up of women farmers in Bihar’s Purnea district.
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Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha has been the Bihar unit president for nearly three years and may not get an extension, say party leaders.(HT Photo)
Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha has been the Bihar unit president for nearly three years and may not get an extension, say party leaders.(HT Photo)

Talk of new chief for Bihar Congress after appointment of party in-charge

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Former Union minister Subodh Kant Sahai, who campaigned intensively in Bihar during the elections, said a new team was needed to rejuvenate the organisation in the politically significant state.
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All the 38 districts in Bihar will carry out a dry run for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine on January 8.(PTI Photo/Representational)
All the 38 districts in Bihar will carry out a dry run for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine on January 8.(PTI Photo/Representational)

Covid-19 vaccination: Bihar prepares for state-wide dry run on January 8

By Ruchir Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:58 AM IST
Vaccinators are required to verify each beneficiary’s identity, approve the vaccination before completing the vaccination process using the CoWIN mobile app, which is updated on a real-time basis.
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RCP Singh.(Sourced)
RCP Singh.(Sourced)

No threat to NDA govt in Bihar, all matters being sorted out: RCP Singh

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:43 PM IST
The newly appointed national president of ruling Janata Dal (United) said that the party was nalysing the reasons for the “below par” results
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Representational image.
Representational image.

Man found dead in Bihar, family accuses neighbour of murder

By Ajay Kr Pandey | Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:10 PM IST
The man’s sister said they were away with her mother to see a doctor when her brother was killed
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Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)

BJP lawmaker takes part in Covaxin trial in Patna

By Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:35 AM IST
Sanjiv Chaurasia will be administered the second trial dose after 28 days; he said he hoped his action will dispel the doubts over the reliability of the indigenous vaccine
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Several important decisions were taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.(HT Photo)
Several important decisions were taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.(HT Photo)

Bihar govt to pay for treatment of congenital heart defect in newborns

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Around two-three newborns per 1000 suffer from the ASD in the state, where private hospitals charge around Rs 1-1.50 lakh for its treatment.
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File photo: School girls appear for an examination.(PTI)
File photo: School girls appear for an examination.(PTI)

After horror tales, Bihar child care homes focus on making girls self-reliant

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:49 PM IST
14 girls have been sent on a pilot basis but now the need to do more for the girls has been felt.
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Earlier, the chief minister asked health officials to keep up the high rate of testing in the state.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)
Earlier, the chief minister asked health officials to keep up the high rate of testing in the state.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)

Bihar prepared for Covid-19 vaccination drive, says CM Nitish Kumar

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 05:27 PM IST
“We’re prepared for Covid-19 vaccination in Bihar. It will be given to the healthcare workers, frontline workers and people above 50 years on priority. We will be following the central guideline & will conduct the vaccination effectively,” Kumar said while speaking to reporters.
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