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BJP lawmaker takes part in Covaxin trial in Patna

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
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
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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
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.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
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.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
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.
Of the total incoming passengers, 101 of the 181 passengers traced till December 30 had tested negative for the virus in Bihar, officials said.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)
Of the total incoming passengers, 101 of the 181 passengers traced till December 30 had tested negative for the virus in Bihar, officials said.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)

Bihar health dept seeks police aid to locate missing UK returnees to check new Covid-19 strain

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:39 PM IST
The decision to seek police help was taken after state health officials could not trace 45 passengers, who could not be reached on the contact numbers and addresses provided through the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA). In some cases, they had left their destinations and either returned or travelled to other locations, said health officials.
The objective of the dry run is to assess operational feasibility in the use of the Co-WIN application in a field environment, to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges and guide the way forward to actual implementation.(PTI)
The objective of the dry run is to assess operational feasibility in the use of the Co-WIN application in a field environment, to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges and guide the way forward to actual implementation.(PTI)

3 sites in Bihar identified for Covid-19 vaccination dry run

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Text messages will be sent out on mobile phones of the beneficiaries, which would guide them about the vaccination process and also remind them of the second shot after the first has been administered to them.
Representational photo.(AP)
Representational photo.(AP)

Patna administration identifies all 96 UK returnees, conducts tests

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Samples that test positive for Covid-19 would be sent to National Institute of Virology, Pune, for genome sequencing
Image for representation.
Image for representation.

Minor girls head out for walk, didn’t return; were held captive at tailor’s shop

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Mukesh Kumar Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 05:37 PM IST
The police sent the girls to the hospital for the medical examination to know whether they had been physically assaulted.
The farmers lathicharged by the police in Patna. (HT Photo)
The farmers lathicharged by the police in Patna. (HT Photo)

Thousands march to Governor’s house in Patna against farm laws, lathicharged

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Rakesh Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Eyewitnesses said thousands of farmers, under the banner of Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti and other Left parties, had assembled in Patna since early morning and began their march from the historic Gandhi Maidan.
Party sources said that Sunday’s meeting would be crucial as the party’s performance in Bihar assembly polls and Arunachal Pradesh developments are likely to overshadow other discussions.(ANI PHOTO.)
Party sources said that Sunday’s meeting would be crucial as the party’s performance in Bihar assembly polls and Arunachal Pradesh developments are likely to overshadow other discussions.(ANI PHOTO.)

JD(U) national executive begins, Arunachal defections, Bihar results on agenda

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Party sources said that Saturday’s meeting broadly decided to discuss the party’s performance in Bihar polls, forthcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, the developments in Arunachal Pradesh where six of the party MLAs defected to the BJP.
At the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar, the government gave its approval for the upgradation of Nagar Parishads of Motihari, Sasaram, Bettiah, Madhubani and Samastipur as municipal corporations.(HT PHOTO.)
At the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar, the government gave its approval for the upgradation of Nagar Parishads of Motihari, Sasaram, Bettiah, Madhubani and Samastipur as municipal corporations.(HT PHOTO.)

Bihar cabinet approves 111 new urban bodies, 5 more municipal corporations

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 06:07 PM IST
The exercise would also lead to creation of five more municipal corporations in the state. Currently, there are 12 municipal corporations in Bihar, which includes Chapra that was accorded the status of a municipal corporation in 2016.
Around 1,000 junior doctors from nine government medical colleges in the state went on an indefinite strike from December 23 in support of their demand of a raise in their monthly stipend.(PTI PHOTO.)
Around 1,000 junior doctors from nine government medical colleges in the state went on an indefinite strike from December 23 in support of their demand of a raise in their monthly stipend.(PTI PHOTO.)

Ashwini Kumar Choubey seeks CM Nitish Kumar’s help to end strike of Bihar’s junior doctors

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:19 AM IST
The Union minister appealed to the junior doctors to call off the strike for the sake of embattled humanity, as he would soon talk to the CM and resolve their demands for hike in their stipend.
The Patna high court further said that the allegations in this case of not reporting their stay to the local police station is “misconceived”.(File photo)
The Patna high court further said that the allegations in this case of not reporting their stay to the local police station is “misconceived”.(File photo)

Tablighi Jamaat: Patna high court quashes case against 18 foreigners

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:32 PM IST
The order came on a petition filed by 11 foreign nationals who came to West Bengal from Bangladesh by road on tourist visa.
An illuminated Christchurch near Kargil Chowk ahead of Christmas in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
An illuminated Christchurch near Kargil Chowk ahead of Christmas in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Low-key Christmas in Patna; churches to offer prayer service in shifts

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:51 AM IST
A maximum of 350 devotees will be allowed to attend mass prayers in each shift. One mass prayer will be kept for elderly people
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a mural of frontline workers amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a mural of frontline workers amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Road to safety: On the vaccine trail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Patna/ Muzaffarpur | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:58 AM IST
It’s not just Bihar — across India, large cities, nondescript towns, districts big and small, are all scrambling to add critical infrastructure to meet the challenge of vaccinating 300 million people by July 2021, and, if all goes well, hundreds of millions more by the end of the year.
Icy winds coming from the northern hilly regions made the mercury dip by 5 to 6 degrees in the state.(HT PHOTO.)
Icy winds coming from the northern hilly regions made the mercury dip by 5 to 6 degrees in the state.(HT PHOTO.)

Gaya shivers at 3.6 degrees Celsius, cold wave alert for 2 days in parts of Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:54 PM IST
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a cold wave is declared in the plains when the minimum temperature is 10°C or below and/or is 4.5 notches lower than the season’s normal for two consecutive days. Another parameter to ascertain cold wave conditions is when the minimum temperature is less than 4°C in the plains.
Image for representation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Image for representation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

IIT-Patna student bags Rs 47 lakh annual package

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:16 PM IST
A BTech student received Rs 47 lakh annual package from DE Shaw Indian Software Private Limited, the highest domestic offer in the ongoing placement drive.

Shubham S. Rajpoot, the successful digital entrepreneur and social media influencer known for his knowledge and experience

UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:39 PM IST
The young entrepreneur had started working at a very young age, since then he has gained enough experience to attract brands and influencers from every corner of the world.
A medic administers Covaxin to a health worker during its trials, at the Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society in Ahmedabad, on November 26.(File photo)
A medic administers Covaxin to a health worker during its trials, at the Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society in Ahmedabad, on November 26.(File photo)

Covid-19: Patna AIIMS to enrol 1,000 volunteers for Covaxin phase 3 trial

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The trial is a randomised double-blind placebo control trial, in which half the volunteers will be administered the vaccine and the other half will be given a placebo
File photo: A healthcare worker takes swab samples of people.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
File photo: A healthcare worker takes swab samples of people.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

Bihar revises Covid-19 guidelines, guests at weddings limited to 150

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 09:38 PM IST
As per the latest order issued by the home department on Sunday, the guest limit of marriage parties has been raised to 150 from the previous limit of 100.
The government limited attendance in offices — both government and private —to half their manpower strength in Patna, Begusarai, Jamui, Vaishali, West Champaran and Saran. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
The government limited attendance in offices — both government and private —to half their manpower strength in Patna, Begusarai, Jamui, Vaishali, West Champaran and Saran. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)

Curbs back in Bihar as Covid case positivity rate goes up

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 09:47 PM IST
The curbs, which came into effect with immediate effect Thursday, will be effective till December 3.
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

As temperature drops, Patna’s air quality also deteriorates

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:18 AM IST
According to the CPCB bulletin, the overall AQI of Patna, based on six monitoring stations across the city, stood at 292 which was classified as poor.
The daily testing of samples had gone down from the month’s high of 1,43,642 on November 3 to a low of 85,174 on November 21 during the Chhath festival.(HT PHOTO.)
The daily testing of samples had gone down from the month’s high of 1,43,642 on November 3 to a low of 85,174 on November 21 during the Chhath festival.(HT PHOTO.)

Bihar to ramp up Covid-19 testing, intensify checking for masks, penalize defaulters

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 12:46 AM IST
Bihar chief secretary Deepak Kumar on Monday asked the district magistrates and the superintendents of police to ramp up testing of samples and undertake special drives in their respective districts to check for masks at public places.
Six new flights have been added to the schedule, taking the number of average daily departures from 44 to 50. As many as 15 flights will not operate daily.(HT Archive)
Six new flights have been added to the schedule, taking the number of average daily departures from 44 to 50. As many as 15 flights will not operate daily.(HT Archive)

50 flights to operate from Patna airport this winter

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 05:40 PM IST
As many as 57 flights departed from Patna around this time last year
People watching exit polls of the Bihar Assembly election, in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
People watching exit polls of the Bihar Assembly election, in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Five JD(U) ministers lose assembly elections

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 02:23 AM IST
Bihar Assembly Election 2020: For, with the BJP winning 58 seats and leading in 15, and the JD(U) 33 and 10, respectively, the traditional roles have changed and the latter has now become the junior partner.
Top BJP leaders including Sushil Kumar Modi, state president Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, RCP Singh and Sanjay Jha of JD (U), were holding parleys in Patna.(HT PHOTO.)
Top BJP leaders including Sushil Kumar Modi, state president Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, RCP Singh and Sanjay Jha of JD (U), were holding parleys in Patna.(HT PHOTO.)

With votes still being counted, BJP, JD (U) leaders hold parleys at CM’s official residence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 12:09 AM IST
Shah and BJP president J P Nadda have already announced that Kumar will be the chief minister irrespective of the seats won by the two allies.
JD(U) party workers raised “Nitish Kumar Zindabad” slogans, as soon as trends of the Bihar assembly election results began to throw up a lead for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on counting day Tuesday.(PTI PHOTO.)
JD(U) party workers raised “Nitish Kumar Zindabad” slogans, as soon as trends of the Bihar assembly election results began to throw up a lead for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on counting day Tuesday.(PTI PHOTO.)

Bihar Election results: Celebrations erupt at JD(U), BJP party offices as NDA holds on to lead

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Party workers at the JD (U) office burst firecrackers and broke into a jig, raising pro-Nitish slogans in anticipation of his returning as the chief minister. The fact that the JD (U) was losing ground as compared to the last assembly elections in 2015, when it won 71 seats, did not dampen the spirit of its party workers.
The battle in Bihar is not just about who will become the chief minister or which formation will win. It is as much about the coronavirus pandemic and how citizens have perceived the response of the State; the political discourse that is resonating with voters; and the future architecture of power not just in the state but beyond.(PTI)
The battle in Bihar is not just about who will become the chief minister or which formation will win. It is as much about the coronavirus pandemic and how citizens have perceived the response of the State; the political discourse that is resonating with voters; and the future architecture of power not just in the state but beyond.(PTI)

Why the Bihar outcome matters

UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The first poll in the pandemic will shape power structures in Patna and beyond
Polling officials seen at election strong room in Anugrah Narayan College campus, Patna, Bihar.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Polling officials seen at election strong room in Anugrah Narayan College campus, Patna, Bihar.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Bihar elections: Polling for 2nd phase largely peaceful, provisional turnout at 54.44%

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 11:36 PM IST
The provisional voter turnout was 1.73 percent less than the last assembly polls (56.17 percent) in these constituencies in 2015.
In Patna, a team of eight set out to collect the waste and delivered it to the incinerator near the polling station.(HT photo)
In Patna, a team of eight set out to collect the waste and delivered it to the incinerator near the polling station.(HT photo)

Bihar polls amid Covid-19: An election of many firsts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Bio-medical waste, discarded masks and gloves were collected by PPE-clad waste management teams. The first team started off in Baghalpur and made their way to their designated polling stations.
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