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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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Police say they have identified the culprits and will soon arrest them. (HT Photo)
Police say they have identified the culprits and will soon arrest them. (HT Photo)

In Bihar, man lynched over cattle theft suspicion, 2 others badly injured

By Aditya Nath Jha | Hindustan Times, Purnia
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Locals said that the three drunk persons were caught trying to steal two buffaloes that led to the lynching.
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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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Whether it is Chief Minister Nitish Kumar or the Bharatiya Janata Party in power, both do not seem to have any special concern with this ground reality, the Shiv Sena mouthpiece said.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Whether it is Chief Minister Nitish Kumar or the Bharatiya Janata Party in power, both do not seem to have any special concern with this ground reality, the Shiv Sena mouthpiece said.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Shiv Sena criticises Bihar govt over rising crime rate, lawlessness

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:32 PM IST
In Bihar, the figures of murders, gangrape, rape, extortion, kidnapping, abducted marriage, molestation and bullying are competing with Uttar Pradesh, if the public starts to feel like this, then there are facts in it, the editorial alleged.
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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav with party MLA and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav arrives at party office to attend a review meeting on Bihar Assembly elections.(PTI file photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav with party MLA and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav arrives at party office to attend a review meeting on Bihar Assembly elections.(PTI file photo)

‘PM Modi should take first shot of Covid-19 vaccine’: Tej Pratap Yadav

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:18 PM IST
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take first shot of Covid-19 vaccine, then, we will also take it,” said the Bihar politician, reported news agency ANI.
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BJP national president JP Nadda, who won high praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the party’s performance in the Bihar assembly election, has been leading the West Bengal poll strategy as well.(PTI PHOTO.)
BJP national president JP Nadda, who won high praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the party’s performance in the Bihar assembly election, has been leading the West Bengal poll strategy as well.(PTI PHOTO.)

BJP national chief JP Nadda to visit poll-bound Bengal, launch new campaign

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Nadda will launch the campaign in Burdwan district of the election bound state and the process will be carried forward by party workers who will visit farming households across 48,000 villages to collect rice.
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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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Representational image.(REUTERS file)

Gaya school closed after headmaster tests Covid positive

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:41 PM IST
The schools and colleges in Bihar, which remained closed since March 2020 due to pandemic, opened from January 4 by the government order.
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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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The two men were shot dead with half an hour of each other.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
The two men were shot dead with half an hour of each other.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

Two men shot dead in gang war in Bihar’s Purnia

By Aditya Nath Jha | Hindustan Times, Purnia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Police said the killings were due to old personal rivalry.
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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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Bihar BCECE counselling 2020 schedule.(PTI file)
Bihar BCECE counselling 2020 schedule.(PTI file)

Bihar BCECE counselling 2020 schedule released, registration to begin from Jan 8

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:16 PM IST
Bihar BCECE counselling 2020: According to the schedule, the online registration for BCECE counselling 2020 will begin on January 8, 2021.
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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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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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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is scheduled to being his yatra in mid-January after Makar Sankranti.(HT PHOTO)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is scheduled to being his yatra in mid-January after Makar Sankranti.(HT PHOTO)

Tejashwi Yadav, Chirag Paswan to set off on stock-taking yatras in Bihar

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 05:24 PM IST
While Tejashwi Yadav is expected to visit districts both in north and central Bihar in the first leg, Chirag Paswan is scheduled to visit most of the districts in the state including the Seemanchal belt.
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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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Police said that Jitendra, who used to run a canteen at the Patna-Gaya national highway was gunned down near Lodipur village barely 500 metres from the Jehanabad SP’s residence on December 23. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
Police said that Jitendra, who used to run a canteen at the Patna-Gaya national highway was gunned down near Lodipur village barely 500 metres from the Jehanabad SP’s residence on December 23. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)

CRPF jawan, 3 contract killers held for murder of former colleague in Bihar

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:22 PM IST
According to reports, the police arrested four people including CRPF jawan Dayanand Paswan, currently posted in Latehar (Jharkhand), shooters—Santosh Nutt, Dhananjay Nutt—besides Fantush, who was also involved in the crime. One of the shooters, Manoj Sapera of Nawada and the deceased’s cousin Lavkush, who were also part of the plot are still at large.
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A man registers his name for vaccination against Covid, at a health centre in Ahmedabad.(Reuters)
A man registers his name for vaccination against Covid, at a health centre in Ahmedabad.(Reuters)

States gear up for 1st phase of vaccination, await Centre nod

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:21 AM IST
Here’s a quick look at the level of preparedness ahead of the vaccination drive across states
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Two men were killed when a truck toppled on a bike while two others lost their lives when another truck rammed into an autorickshaw.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
Two men were killed when a truck toppled on a bike while two others lost their lives when another truck rammed into an autorickshaw.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

4 killed, BJP MLA among 4 injured in separate road accidents in Bihar

By Avinash Kumar | HIndustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 08:55 PM IST
The BJP MLA’s two bodyguards and driver were also injured in the accident when a truck collided with the lawmaker’s SUV.
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Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bihar: Man hacked to death for being in a relationship with neighbour’s wife

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:04 PM IST
Police said that late Sunday, the victim came to the neighbour’s house to meet his wife. The neighbour’s family caught him and hacked him to death
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Students gather at a school which reopened after nine months in Patna, on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Students gather at a school which reopened after nine months in Patna, on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Schools, colleges reopen in Bihar after over 9 months, attendance thin as parents concerned

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Students, teachers and other non-teaching staff have been asked to take all Covid-19 precautions and adhere to the guidelines issued by the government while attending school.
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PM Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)
PM Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)

PM Modi should take first shot of Covid-19 vaccine, says Bihar Congress leader

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:54 PM IST
“This will help in winning the trust of the people as there is doubt among them about the vaccine,” said Ajit Sharma of the Bihar Congress.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Educational institutions in Bihar evoke lukewarm response on Day 1 of reopening

By Megha | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:05 PM IST
City-based private and government schools welcomed students of Class 9 to 12 for regular classes after facing closure for 306 days.
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, appeared before the Special NIA Court in Mumbai on Monday.(PTI)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, appeared before the Special NIA Court in Mumbai on Monday.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Malegaon blast case accused Pragya Thakur appears before special NIA court and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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A worker sanitizing class room at Christ Church Diocesan School in Patna after Bihar government announce schools and coaching institutes to open from 4 January 2021.( Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A worker sanitizing class room at Christ Church Diocesan School in Patna after Bihar government announce schools and coaching institutes to open from 4 January 2021.( Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Educational institutions in Bihar ready to welcome students from January 4

By Megha | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:55 AM IST
Association of Independent Schools, Bihar, which coordinates with 890 private schools affiliated with CBSE and CISCE, assured that all private schools will rigorously follow Covid-19 safety guidelines after reopening.
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Educational institutions are going to reopen in Bihar after almost 300 days of being shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Educational institutions are going to reopen in Bihar after almost 300 days of being shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Schools, colleges reopen in Bihar today. Read guidelines here

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:05 AM IST
Students of Classes 9 to 12, teachers and other non-teaching staff have been asked to take all Covid-19 precautions and adhere to the guidelines issued by the government while attending school.
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