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A total of 1,01,236 samples were tested in last 24 hours, while the total samples clinically examined in the state so far stand at 24,944,876.(Bloomberg )

Covid-19: Bihar reports 6133 new cases, 24 fatalities, active cases near 30,000

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Among districts Patna had maximum share of 66,913 cases out of total caseload of 3,01,304 in Bihar.
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)

Patna schools ready to start offline classes in new session from April 1st week

By Megha
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 10:14 AM IST
  • Many prominent schools in Patna said they have conducted final exams and announced results and were ready to start the new session on time.
“While six persons died on the spot, several others sustained serious injuries and are undergoing treatment. The condition of some of the injured is critical,” said Nalanda SP Hariprasath S.(File Photo)
“While six persons died on the spot, several others sustained serious injuries and are undergoing treatment. The condition of some of the injured is critical,” said Nalanda SP Hariprasath S.(File Photo)

6 killed as truck rams into 3 shops in Bihar

UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 04:50 AM IST
According to the police, the incident occurred on Sunday evening when the truck driver, who was reportedly sleepy, lost control over the vehicle at a sharp turn and rammed into three shops of sweets and fruit.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had started the vigilance unit with much fanfare in 2006. (HT photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had started the vigilance unit with much fanfare in 2006. (HT photo)

Nitish Kumar’s apex corruption fighting unit hit by staff crunch

UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 12:24 PM IST
The unit, now headed by a full-fledged additional director general (ADG) rank officer Sunil Kumar, once had seven IG rank officers, most of them holding additional charge of the unit.
Patna-March.14,2021-Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar felicitates to RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha after the party merged with JDU during Milan Samaroh at JDU office in Patna. Bihar India on Sunday March 14,2021.(Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
Patna-March.14,2021-Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar felicitates to RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha after the party merged with JDU during Milan Samaroh at JDU office in Patna. Bihar India on Sunday March 14,2021.(Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)

12 nominated to Bihar Upper House; BJP, JD(U) get equal share of seats

UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The nomination to 12 seats of the legislative council was stuck due to lack of agreement on its distribution among the NDA constituents.
Incriminating material including fake stamps and official seals were recovered from the accused. (REUTERS/Representative photo)
Incriminating material including fake stamps and official seals were recovered from the accused. (REUTERS/Representative photo)

Patna firm offering fake data operator’s job for 60,000 in cash, busted

By Prasun K Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 05:46 PM IST
  • The police team from Kaimur, on Thursday raided the Patna office of the company and arrested the director and coordinator of the fake jobs firm.
Pilgrims take holy dips early morning at Sangam, the sacred confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during Magh Mela festival, in Prayagraj, India Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.(AP)
Pilgrims take holy dips early morning at Sangam, the sacred confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during Magh Mela festival, in Prayagraj, India Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.(AP)

Atulya Ganga team reaches Bihar for river cleanliness

By Megha | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 12:19 PM IST
  • The mission is working towards synergising all efforts including those by the government, non-government organisations, corporates, volunteers and common public
In Bihar, there are a total of 8,386 gram panchayats, which are headed by Mukhiyas.
In Bihar, there are a total of 8,386 gram panchayats, which are headed by Mukhiyas.

Bihar granting taxation powers to gram panchayats from next fiscal

PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 11:24 AM IST
  • Officials said the tax rate for each category, where panchayats can collect tax was being finalised.
The CRPF regularly launches joint operations against Left wing extremism in the state.(PTI file photo)
The CRPF regularly launches joint operations against Left wing extremism in the state.(PTI file photo)

Bihar gets 3 more RAF companies, new headquarters to come up in Vaishali

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 01:17 PM IST
  • It will take at least three years to develop the required infrastructure to create RAF headquarters on the land allocated to the CRPF.
On March 3, a massive search operation was launched by the state police inside state's jails. (Representative image)
On March 3, a massive search operation was launched by the state police inside state's jails. (Representative image)

Bihar: Beur and Nawada jail superintendents among 6 officers to be suspended

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 11:58 AM IST
  • 36 cell phones, 17 chargers, seven SIM cards and contraband were recovered in the search operations inside jails in Bihar.
Foreign tourists from Buddhist countries throng Bodh Gaya.
Foreign tourists from Buddhist countries throng Bodh Gaya.

Bodh Gaya Tourism institute to get its own building at cost of 50 crores

By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 09:37 AM IST
  • Bodh Gaya was selected as the site for IITTM in the state, considering the need of trained tourism professionals there.
Delivery persons transporting LPG gas cylinders in a rickshaw cart in Patna (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Delivery persons transporting LPG gas cylinders in a rickshaw cart in Patna (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Patna has a hot day at 34.4°C, relief and light rains likely on Thursday

By Megha | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 09:08 AM IST
  • Humidity has increased in Bihar as winds carrying moisture entered Bihar 72 hours ago, said a weather department official.
The court said that the accused had brought the noble profession of teaching into disrepute..(Representative Photo)
The court said that the accused had brought the noble profession of teaching into disrepute..(Representative Photo)

Bihar school teacher jailed till death for raping a minor student

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 08:47 AM IST
  • The court held it to be a inhuman act and awarded a sentence of imprisonment for life to both the accused.
A Central team for expediting the spade work for proposed AIIMS in Darbhanga will arrive on March 13.(Courtesy- Railinfo.com)
A Central team for expediting the spade work for proposed AIIMS in Darbhanga will arrive on March 13.(Courtesy- Railinfo.com)

AIIMS Darbhanga: Technical team to assess pre investment preparedness

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 11:45 AM IST
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led union government had cleared the proposal to build an AIIMS at Darbhanga in September 2020.
Bihar health department is meeting with representatives of the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India to work out modalities on preparing a standard operating document for opening PMBJP outlets on campus of government hospitals. (HT/File Photo)
Bihar health department is meeting with representatives of the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India to work out modalities on preparing a standard operating document for opening PMBJP outlets on campus of government hospitals. (HT/File Photo)

Centre's push for generic drugs yet to gather pace in Bihar

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 11:15 AM IST
  • Patna AIIMS said no one had approached the hospital with request for opening a PMBJP outlet on the campus of the institute.
Workers install CCTV cameras at government flats, at Pandara Road, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Workers install CCTV cameras at government flats, at Pandara Road, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)

Over 16K CCTV cameras installed in Patna for strict surveillance

By Megha | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 09:33 AM IST
  • For future constructions in Patna, it is mandatory to indicate CCTV camera points while passing the construction map for apartments and commercial complexes.
The center will also provide professional counselling to women victims.(Pixabay)
The center will also provide professional counselling to women victims.(Pixabay)

Bihar: Counselling centre for women victims of crime in police headquarters

By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 03:57 PM IST
  • Official said that several cases involving women could be solved by addressing some misunderstandings or basic behavioural issue.
Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University at Muzaffarpur.(HT file photo)
Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University at Muzaffarpur.(HT file photo)

Admission irregularities in a Bihar university to be probed

By Ajay Kr Pandey | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 02:48 PM IST
  • The VC said that some of the varsity employees were involved in irregular admissions at non-affiliated colleges and its subsequent registration with the university's examination department.
In 2019, Khalid married another woman to look after the three children from his first wife.(Getty Images)
In 2019, Khalid married another woman to look after the three children from his first wife.(Getty Images)

Bihar woman ‘kidnapped and killed for dowry’ 4 years back, returns

By Prasun K Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 10:03 AM IST
  • The poor family said it faced many hardships in the process of getting bails and fighting the case, which was still pending in a Sasaram court.
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha is cosying up to the JD(U)(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha is cosying up to the JD(U)(PTI)

Bihar political churning: RLSP to decide on merger with JD (U) on March 13

PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 07:34 AM IST
  • Kushwaha did not say anything on merger but recalled his association with JD(U) MP Bashistha Narain Singh and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
The state had mobilised “Jeevika didis” and targeted to inoculate over 1 lakh women on Monday.(Bloomberg)
The state had mobilised “Jeevika didis” and targeted to inoculate over 1 lakh women on Monday.(Bloomberg)

Bihar records highest single-day Covid-19 vaccination

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 02:49 AM IST
  • State to rope in PRI representatives as vaccination mobilisers.
File photo: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.(ANI Photo)
File photo: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.(ANI Photo)

Bihar CM loses cool in council, asks RJD leader to 'follow rules'

UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 09:09 PM IST
  • RJD member Subodh Kumar asked for supplementary during the question hour in the legislative council on Monday.
Bihar assembly.(File photo)
Bihar assembly.(File photo)

Women take centre stage in Bihar Assembly, seek higher representation

UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:43 PM IST
  • Bihar was the first state to give a 50 per cent quota for women in the panchayats.
Jan Aushadhi stores sell more than 900 medicines and 150 surgical items at discounted prices, sometimes as cheap as 20-30% of the market rate, according to the government.(HT/File Photo)
Jan Aushadhi stores sell more than 900 medicines and 150 surgical items at discounted prices, sometimes as cheap as 20-30% of the market rate, according to the government.(HT/File Photo)

Bihar slow to push generic drugs using PM’s Janaushadhi project

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • In case of PMBJP, procurement is done directly through drug manufacturers by asking them to compete in tender.
The approaching end of Congress in-charge Bhakta Charan Das' yatra is likely to trigger a fresh churning in Bihar Congress.( (ANI Photo)/Representative)
The approaching end of Congress in-charge Bhakta Charan Das' yatra is likely to trigger a fresh churning in Bihar Congress.( (ANI Photo)/Representative)

Bihar Congress leaders in competitive show of strength to lead state unit

By Subash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:21 AM IST
  • Several party leaders are putting their best foot forward in order to stake a claim to lead the party in the state, said party leaders.
Bihar government has made special arrangement to vaccinate women on International Women's Day.(Reuters)
Bihar government has made special arrangement to vaccinate women on International Women's Day.(Reuters)

Bihar aims to vaccinate 1 lakh women on International Women's Day

By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:58 AM IST
  • A senior official said workers associated with the Jeevika scheme have been tasked with the job of ensuring high footfall of women for vaccination on March 8.
A Covid-19 vaccine shot being prepared. ((Pratik Chorge/HT Photo))
A Covid-19 vaccine shot being prepared. ((Pratik Chorge/HT Photo))

More staff, SOPs in line to get senior citizens to vaccination centres in Bihar

UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:21 AM IST
  • The low footfall has prompted the state to mobilise more technical manpower so that senior citizens do not have to wait for vaccination.
The money has allegedly been siphoned away from the drinking tap water scheme.(Representative Photo)
The money has allegedly been siphoned away from the drinking tap water scheme.(Representative Photo)

Bihar panchayat officials accused of withdrawing 70 lakh without doing work

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:41 PM IST
  • A BJP leader has urged chief minister Nitish Kumar to ensure that the money meant for welfare scheme is spent for its purpose.
Chairman, Bihar School Examination Board, Anand Kishore is inspecting examinee students at examination centre in Patna(HT File)
Chairman, Bihar School Examination Board, Anand Kishore is inspecting examinee students at examination centre in Patna(HT File)

Bihar: Evaluation of intermediate exam papers begin

By Megha | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:43 AM IST
  • Copy evaluation for Matric examination conducted by Bihar state education board will begin on March 12 and conclude on March 24.
Bihar schools, coaching institutions to reopen from January 4
Bihar schools, coaching institutions to reopen from January 4

Bihar minister promises focus on teaching in mother tongue and learning outcomes

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 03:06 PM IST
  • The minister was replying to the debate on his department’s budgetary demand of 38,035 crore, which was passed by the Bihar Vidhan Sabha
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