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Boat Carrying 40 drowns in Ganga river in Patna

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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23 people have reportedly died while divers are searching for the missing after a boat ferrying 40 people capsized in River Ganga in Patna. 10 people have been rescued of which six are admitted in the Patna Medical College and Hospital. The vessel, which had taken people for a free ride from the Ganga Ghat, …

Prakash Parv: PM Modi praises prohibition, Nitish lauds demonetisation

Thursday, January 05, 2017

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered fulsome praise on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday for launching a movement against liquor and appealed to all to make prohibition a grand success, weeks after he lauded the JD(U) chief for supporting demonetisation. “I greet Nitish Kumar from the core of my heart for launching a campaign …

326 cartons of liquor seized in Bihar

Monday, December 26, 2016

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Amid liquor ban in the state, the police have seized 326 cartons liquor from a truck near a village in Bihar’s Samastipur district, a police officer said on Monday. During patrolling late last night, the police intercepted a truck near Bashi Bhidni village and recovered 326 cartons liquor consisting of 8208 bottles, Tajpur police station …

Government approves Rs 1,955 Crore road link project

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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New Delhi: A highway project worth Rs 1,955 crore for construction of a road link between Sahibganj in Jharkhand to Manihari in Bihar, including a bridge on the Ganges, received Cabinet clearance on Thursday. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of a new link …

Bihar Topper Scam: Ruby Rai’s Answer Sheet full of Movie Names, Poetry, Tulsidas

Monday, October 10, 2016

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Patna: In a major disclosure in Bihar’s infamous topper scam, prime accused, Ruby Rai wrote the names of movies in one answer sheet, the name of poet Tulsidas more than a hundred times in another and some poetry in some others, which were then displaced by papers written by ‘experts’, Bihar police said. According to a report, a forensic examination …

Patna High Court quashes notification banning liquor

Friday, September 30, 2016

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In a setback to the Bihar government, the Patna High Court on Friday quashed the government notification completing banning liquor in the state, saying it is ultra vires to the Constitution. ALSO READ: ‘Modi has my full support; the Congress party is standing by him,’ says RaGa A division bench of the court comprising Chief Justice …

Bihar govt transfers 9 IAS officers, including K K Pathak

Monday, September 12, 2016

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Bihar government today transferred nine IAS officers, including Excise and Prohibition Department’s Principal Secretary K K Pathak, who has gone on long leave reportedly in protest against the arrest of an official of his department who acted against a block-level JD(U) leader. Home Department’s Principal Secretary Amir Subhani has been given additional charge of Registration, …

Raghuvansh backs Shahabuddin, bares divide in Bihar’s ruling

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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“Lalu Prasad is our leader and there cannot be a debate on this,” senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said today, a day after controversial former MP of the party Mohammed Shahabuddin termed Nitish Kumar a “CM of circumstances”, laying bare the divide in Bihar’s ruling alliance. Singh went on to say he had disfavoured …

GST bill passed in Bihar legislature in special one-day session

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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After Assam passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill on Friday becoming the first state to do so, Bihar held a special one-day session on Tuesday and unanimously passed the bill in its legislative assembly. Bihar thus became the first non-BJP ruled state to convene the session to give its consent to GST Bill. …

lightning takes toll on 4 lives

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Four persons were killed by lightning in separate incidents in Chatra district today, a district official said. A 25-year-old woman, M Tuti, died at Sheregada village under Chatra Sadar police station while Krishna Paswan (40) and Butali Bhuiyan were killed in Bulalri village under Huntergunj police station when a thundersquall hit the area today, Deputy …

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