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First hilltop Buddhist monastery found in Bihar’s Lakhisarai

The state government has made elaborate conservation plans to preserve the monastic structure.
Excavated during a joint collaboration of the Bihar Heritage Development Society, a part of the department of art, culture and youth affairs and the Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, this finding is believed to be a great centre of Mahayana Buddhism. (HT Photo)
Excavated during a joint collaboration of the Bihar Heritage Development Society, a part of the department of art, culture and youth affairs and the Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, this finding is believed to be a great centre of Mahayana Buddhism. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 12:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByReena Sopam

Bihar Election 2020: Result updates for Munger, Jamalpur, Suryagarha, Lakhisarai, Mokama, Barh seats

Bihar Assembly Election 2020 results: Get round-wise updates on vote counting, latest trends, trailing, leading candidates for Munger, Jamalpur, Suryagarha, Lakhisarai, Mokama, Barh seats under Munger Lok Sabha constituency.
Polling officers collect Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other materials before leaving for their election duty for Bihar assembly elections. The counting of the votes will be done today and the results will be announced.(PTI)
Polling officers collect Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other materials before leaving for their election duty for Bihar assembly elections. The counting of the votes will be done today and the results will be announced.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 10:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: All you need to know about Suryagarha Vidhan Sabha constituency

Current MLA, RJD’s Prahlad Yadav had won two consecutive terms in 2000 and 2005; the first time as an independent candidate.
Security personnel stand in a queue to receive their weapons for election duty ahead of the first phase of Bihar assembly polls.(PTI)
Security personnel stand in a queue to receive their weapons for election duty ahead of the first phase of Bihar assembly polls.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 08:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: BJP looks to win Lakhisarai with winning candidate minister Vijay Kumar Sinha

There was dissatisfaction inside the party over repeating Vijay Kumar Sinha, who is the labour resources department minister. A section of BJP workers rooted for lawyer Babita Kumari.
Election officers demonstrate the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme ahead of the assembly poll, at S.K.M hall in Patna.(PTI)
Election officers demonstrate the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme ahead of the assembly poll, at S.K.M hall in Patna.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 07:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

300 companies of security personnel to be deployed initially in Bihar in run-up to polls

People familiar with the developments in the Bihar home department said that altogether 300 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) would soon reach Bihar for initiating area domination and confidence-building measures before the three-phase assembly elections in the state.
The CAPF battalions would reach the state before October 10 and would remain deployed across the 243 parliamentary constituencies till seven days before the polling dates.(HT PHOTO.)
The CAPF battalions would reach the state before October 10 and would remain deployed across the 243 parliamentary constituencies till seven days before the polling dates.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

Bihar’s Covid-19 recovery rate inches closer to 92% as state logs 1,527 new cases

Patna topped with a cumulative case burden of 27,256 and 203 deaths, followed by Muzaffarpur 8,127 cases and 32 deaths, Bhagalpur 7,277 cases and 62 deaths, East Champaran 6,439 cases and 36 deaths, Begusarai 6,249 cases and 25 deaths among others.
Of the 1,527 new infections, Patna accounted for 259 cases, followed by Purnia 116, Muzaffarpur 96, Bhagalpur 63, Madhepura 57, Gopalganj 53, East Champaran, Saran and Nalanda 51 each among others.(HT PHOTO.)
Of the 1,527 new infections, Patna accounted for 259 cases, followed by Purnia 116, Muzaffarpur 96, Bhagalpur 63, Madhepura 57, Gopalganj 53, East Champaran, Saran and Nalanda 51 each among others.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 09:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Prominent trader in Bihar’s Lakhisarai shot dead by bike-borne attackers

The attackers hurled crude bombs to terrorise locals before fleeing from the crime scene.
Police suspect the killers followed the trader from his home before shooting him.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Police suspect the killers followed the trader from his home before shooting him.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Published on Aug 25, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

Maoists kill two tribal in Bihar branding them police informers

In August 19, two people were gunned down by a group of heavily-armed Maoists under similar suspicion at a crowded market in Mananpur area of Lakhisarai district.
Lakhisarai is one of the four districts in Bihar that are most affected by Left-wing extremism.(AP Photo/File)
Lakhisarai is one of the four districts in Bihar that are most affected by Left-wing extremism.(AP Photo/File)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 12:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

1 dead, 14 injured after stampede in Bihar temple

According to the locals and eyewitnesses’ claims it was a major stampede caused by lack of crowd management and that the man suffocated during the rush of people.
Police said those who fainted were taken to the nearby medical camp but there was chaos due to the lack of a proper medical team.(Getty Images/ File Photo)
Police said those who fainted were taken to the nearby medical camp but there was chaos due to the lack of a proper medical team.(Getty Images/ File Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 05:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

8 killed, many injured after truck rams into Bihar wedding party

The accident happened at Halsi Bazar on the Bihar highway when the truck, going to Sikandra in Jamui from Lakhisarai, hit an electric pole and then the roadside marquee during Nakta Manjhi’s grand-daughter wedding, police said.
At least eight people were killed and more than six suffered grievous injuries after a speeding truck rammed into a wedding marquee in Bihar’s Lakhisarai.(Representative Image/HT File PHOTO)
At least eight people were killed and more than six suffered grievous injuries after a speeding truck rammed into a wedding marquee in Bihar’s Lakhisarai.(Representative Image/HT File PHOTO)
Published on Jul 11, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Time, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

Two killed, three hurt after boat capsizes in Bihar’s Kiul River

Police said that the injured were undergoing treatment at Sadar Hospital and were in a state of shock and were unable to speak too much. He said that the police were waiting for improvement in their condition to record their statements
Of the 50-60 people who were in the boat, five are missing and three others have been rescued by the locals.(HT PHOTO.)
Of the 50-60 people who were in the boat, five are missing and three others have been rescued by the locals.(HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 10, 2019 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

Lok Sabha elections 2019: 10 poll officials suspended for lapses during Munger polling

These officials have been placed on immediate suspension under Section 13 CC of the RP Act, 1950, and Section 28 A of the RP Act, for also being involved in abetting booth capturing and promoting corrupt practices in election.
These officials have been placed on immediate suspension under Section 13 CC of the RP Act, 1950, and Section 28 A of the RP Act, for also being involved in abetting booth capturing and promoting corrupt practices in election.(HT Photo)
These officials have been placed on immediate suspension under Section 13 CC of the RP Act, 1950, and Section 28 A of the RP Act, for also being involved in abetting booth capturing and promoting corrupt practices in election.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2019 01:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

Mid-day meal sends 51 children to hospital in Bihar’s Lakhisarai

Lakhisarai district’s civil surgeon said water contamination or improper hygiene in food chain could have caused food poisoning.
Students at a government school eating their mid-day meal.(Representative Photo/HT)
Students at a government school eating their mid-day meal.(Representative Photo/HT)
Updated on May 01, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Elaborate security arrangements in Bihar to counter Maoist threats in fourth phase

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In the fourth phase of polling in Bihar, 17,000 central armed police force and 22,000 state police force personnel have been deployed to conduct free and fair elections in Maoist-infested areas of Munger and Lakhisarai districts.
Security arrangements have been put in place in Bihar’s Darbhanga and Begusarai for 4th phase of polling on April 29, 2019, as both these constituencies has had a history of violence during elections.(PTI File Photo / Representative Photo)
Security arrangements have been put in place in Bihar’s Darbhanga and Begusarai for 4th phase of polling on April 29, 2019, as both these constituencies has had a history of violence during elections.(PTI File Photo / Representative Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2020 07:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Munger constituency in Bihar

The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats will take place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase will be held on May 19.
People queue outside a polling station to cast their vote during the first phase of the Chhatisgarh assembly elections at Sukma district on Monday, November 12, 2018. The first phase of elections for 18 seats are spread across eight Maoist-affected districts with nearly one lakh security personnel deployed amid threats from Maoist who have called for boycott of the elections.(HT Photo)
People queue outside a polling station to cast their vote during the first phase of the Chhatisgarh assembly elections at Sukma district on Monday, November 12, 2018. The first phase of elections for 18 seats are spread across eight Maoist-affected districts with nearly one lakh security personnel deployed amid threats from Maoist who have called for boycott of the elections.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 02:35 PM IST
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Two girl children get gift of hearing by cochlear implant surgery in Patna

The girls, aged 2 and 4 years, who belong to Patna City and Lakhisarai district, respectively, will register the first sound when the device implanted on Wednesday, is switched on after three weeks. However, it will take three years for speech and language development in the children
Each cochlear implant surgery cost under Rs 5 lakh. This includes the cost of cochlear implant (Rs 4.07 lakh), three-year speech therapy programme (Rs 10,000), operation charge (Rs 10,000)(File Photo)
Each cochlear implant surgery cost under Rs 5 lakh. This includes the cost of cochlear implant (Rs 4.07 lakh), three-year speech therapy programme (Rs 10,000), operation charge (Rs 10,000)(File Photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2018 07:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByRuchir Kumar, Patna

125 children fall sick after consuming food at school hostel in Bihar

The students at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Barahaiya area of Lakhisarai district complained of nausea and stomach ache on Thursday evening after consuming dinner at the school hostel.
The students were served rice and paneer curry for dinner. Soon after taking their food, they started feeling uneasy and sick.(Reuters/File Photo)
The students were served rice and paneer curry for dinner. Soon after taking their food, they started feeling uneasy and sick.(Reuters/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 09:45 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Lakhisarai (Bihar) | ByPress Trust of India

One killed, 2 injured after being hit by 10-metre-long rail track in Bihar

The Railway has ordered an inquiry into the incident which took place at about 3:30 am on Saturday.
The Railway has not ruled out ‘sabotage’ in the incident.(Reuters File/Representative image)
The Railway has not ruled out ‘sabotage’ in the incident.(Reuters File/Representative image)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 02:41 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Patna | ByPress Trust of India

Porter’s death sparked off Raniganj riots in Bengal

The death of Mondal sparked off a series of communal clashes in the two industrial towns of Raniganj and Asansol that has so far claimed at least three other lives according to official records.
Police personnel patrol after a clashes and incidents of arson over Ram Navami procession at Raniganj in Burdwan district on March 26.(PTI File)
Police personnel patrol after a clashes and incidents of arson over Ram Navami procession at Raniganj in Burdwan district on March 26.(PTI File)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 10:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raniganj | BySumanta Ray Choudhuri
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