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  • CM Blames BJP for Magadh Mahila College Protest

    Magadh Mahila College students stage protest rally in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Hundreds of students of Magadh Mahila College in Patna on Monday marched through the streets of the state capital to protest against the proposed construction of a convention center right in front of the college entrance that would eclipse the entire campus from the street and the Gandhi Maidan.

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  • Paswan Announces Change in Party Plan

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: The previously announced rally by the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) scheduled to be held at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on November 28 has been postponed for a future date.

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  • Former JD-U Leader Joins BJP; Accuses Nitish of becoming an Autocrat

    Former JD-U leader Sachchidanand Rai joins BJP in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Another disgruntled Janata Dal – U leader, Sachchidanand Rai, along with dozens of his supporters, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Patna on Tuesday in the presence of party state president Mangal Pandey, former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, and former Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav.

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  • Nitish Not a Man of Principles; Says RJD Leader

    RJD leaders Abdul Bari Siddiqui and other leaders of the minority community in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui in Patna on Thursday said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was trying to create confusion among the Muslims of Bihar by breaking his 17-year old ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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  • East and West Fusion at Sufi Music Festival

    Artists from many countries performing at Sufisutra festival in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Sufi singers from various countries who have gathered in Patna to participate in the first-ever International Sufi cultural meet in the state, at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall on Friday, captivated the audience with their soul-stirring songs and music while emanating the message of love and unity of the mankind.

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  • Students' Suspension Triggers Protest

    JD Women's College students protesting against the suspension of five students.

    Patna: Dozens of students of J. D. Women's College and Magadh Mahila College in Patna on Friday protested outside their respective colleges after five students of J. D. Women's College were suspended for 15 days following a clash between two student groups on January 29.

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  • BJP Activists Block Railway Tracks

    BJP activists blocking train at Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists in Patna on Friday blocked the railway traffic on Rajendra Nagar Terminal in protest against the alleged anti-farmers policies of the Nitish government.

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  • JD-U Sankalp Rally Rath Flagged off

    JD-U leaders flagging off Sankalp Rally Rath in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leaders in Patna on Friday flagged off the 'Sankalp Yatra Rath' to propagate Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ongoing 'Sankalp Rally' designed to drum up public support for special economic status to Bihar.

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  • Defeat for JD-U would be Devastating for Bihar: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking at Sankalp Rally in Saharsa on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at his ongoing 'Sankalp Rally' in Saharsa on Thursday, appealed to the people to vote for the Janata Dal – U in Bihar in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections saying only a victory for the party would ensure special economic status for the state.

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  • Nitish Mishra to Manage Social Welfare Dept Vacated by Amanullah

    Nitish Mishra entrusted with additional responsibility of managing Social Welfare Dept.

    Patna: Bihar's Rural Works Minister Nitish Mishra, following the resignation of Janata Dal – U leader Parveen Amanullah from the Nitish cabinet, was entrusted with the additional charge of the Social Welfare department that was earlier held by Amanullah.

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  • CM Mourns the Death of Party Leader Damodar Singh

    CM paying tribute to party legislator Damodar Singh who passed away on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Thursday expressed his grief over the sudden death of party legislator from Maharajganj Damodar Singh who earlier passed away following a massive heart attack during his visit to his home in Jhumri Tilaiya.

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  • Parveen Amanullah joins AAP

    Former Bihar Minister Parveen Amanullah joins AAP.

    New Delhi: Well, that didn't take too long! Former Janata Dal – U leader and Bihar's Social Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah, a day after refusing to reconsider her decision to resign from her post as well as the party, on Thursday joined Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in New Delhi.

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  • BJP Suspends Rogue MLAs in Bihar

    Bihar BJP President Mangal Pandey (file photo).

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar on Thursday suspended party legislators Awanish Kumar Singh and Rana Gangeshwar Singh for engaging in anti-party activities.

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  • CM Inaugurates World Peace Prayer in Bodh Gaya

    Nitish at all-religion peace prayer at Bodh Gaya.

    Bodh Gaya: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while inaugurating the International Buddha Festival in Bodh Gaya on Wednesday, praised both national and international visitors for not cowering down before the terrorists who exploded bombs in the premises of the Mahabodhi Temple on the morning of July 7, 2013.

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  • Amanullah Turns Down Request to Stay by Nitish

    Parveen Amanullah says her decision to quit JD-U is final.

    Patna: Parveen Amanullah, a day after announcing her decision to step down from the Nitish cabinet and also to resign from the Janata Dal – U membership, on Wednesday, met with the Chief Minister and handed over her resignation to him while refusing to change her mind despite Nitish Kumar's attempt to persuade her to reconsider her decision.

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  • Nitish was Aware of Amanullah's Decision: Report

    Parveen Amanullah speaking to reporters in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: With the Janata Dal – U still reeling with the sudden resignation of Social Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah from the Nitish cabinet and her decision to quit the party as well, the state capital was buzzing with speculations of her intention to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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  • Joining Hand with Nitish would be Suicidal: Bhattacharya

    CPI-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, urged other left parties, mainly the CPI and CPI-M, to refrain from joining hands with Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal – U and instead consider forming alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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  • Chaurasia Wows Audience with his Flute Magic

    Flute maestro Hari Prasad Chaurasia performing in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: World renowned flutist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, at a function jointly sponsored by the Arcade Business College and Spic Macay in Patna on Tuesday, enthralled the audience at Premchand Rangshala with his amazing performance that lasted for over two hours.

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  • CM Lays Foundation Stone of Shatabdi Bhawan at Patna HC

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Patna High Court Chief Justice Rekha Doshit laying the foundation stone of 'Shatabdi Bhawan' at Patna High Court on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish, while laying the foundation stone of the 'Shatabdi Bhawan' at the Patna High Court premises in Patna on Tuesday, said his government would help build more civil courts in the state to lessen the burden on the existing ones.

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  • JD-U Minister Parveen Amanullah Resigns; Quits Party

    Bihar Social Welfare Minister and JD-U leader Parveen Amanullah resigns from Nitish cabinet on Tuesday.

    Patna: In what is being seen as a major setback for the Nitish government in Bihar, Social Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah, unhappy with the state of affairs within the Janata Dal – U, resigned from the Cabinet and the party in a letter written to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday.

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  • We have seen this Movie Before: BJP on Nitish

    BJP general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national General Secretary Dharmendra Pradhan, in Patna on Monday went on a limb saying Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's attempt to forge a third front for the coming Lok Sabha elections was an exercise in futility that would not materialize due to ideological differences of many parties.

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  • Sufi Songfest to begin this Friday in Patna

    Art, Culture, and Youth Secretary Chanchal Kumar holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Art, Culture, and Youth Affairs' Secretary Chanchal Kumar, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, gave out details of the upcoming 'Sufisutra', a cultural event featuring Sufi singers from many countries.

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  • No Need for a Unified Leader: Nitish Kumar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is finding it increasingly difficult to sell his idea of forming a 'federal front' to take on the big, bad wolves in the garb of Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, on Monday, downplayed the need of an unified leader for the non-BJP, non-Congress front saying the choice of a single leader was really not that important.

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  • Bihar Cheated by Congress on Special Status: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing at Sankalp Rally.

    Lakhisarai: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at his 'Sankalp Rally' at Lakhisarai on Sunday, once again harped on his decision to split with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar saying the latter betrayed the trust of the Janata Dal – U by fielding a communal leader, read Narendra Modi, for the Prime Minister's post.

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  • Minus Modi, Nitish still Supports BJP: Tejaswi Yadav

    RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav.

    Patna: Time certainly has changed in the last eight years or so when Subhash Yadav and Sadhu Yadav used to be the mouthpieces of their sister Rabri Devi and brother-in-law Lalu Prasad Yadav.

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  • JD-U working on Forging an Alliance: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who dumped Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last year to strengthen his secular credential, after being jilted by the Congress, said that the Janata Dal – U was in the process of forming an alliance of 'like-minded' parties that would go directly against Congress and the BJP candidates in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

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  • We're Positioned Just Right; Says JD-U State President

    JD-U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh (file photo).

    Patna: Continue to mock some recent opinion polls that predicted a not so bright picture for the Janata Dal – U in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, party state president Vashisht Narayan Singh rubbished such sky-gazing saying JD-U was poised to shock the pollsters who had been wrong on many occasion in the past.

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  • Techies can also have Fun!

    'Anweshan 2014' kicks off at IIT Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna, on Friday kicked off their annual 'Anweshan 2014', an amalgamation of technology, art, and culture that featured items like cat walk by aspiring Miss India candidates, Odissi dance, and other shows that kept the audience both amused and engaged for hours.

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  • Some People Trashing Gandhian Principles: Sonia

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Nitish Kumar in Kishanganj in Bihar on Thursday.

    Kishanganj: Though it was supposed to be an apolitical event, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, while laying of the foundation stone of the proposed Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Kishanganj on Thursday, used the opportunity to take potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying some parties were too eager to dump the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi in the dustbin in order to grab power at the Center.

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  • N. K. Singh not to Contest Lok Sabha Election from Banka

    JD-U MP N. K. Singh.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U MP N. K. Singh, in a letter to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, turned down the offer to contest Lok Sabha elections from Banka saying there was not enough time to prepare for the poll.

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  • Elderly Man Found Dead at Home

    A crowd gathers outside the home of an elderly man found dead in Dariapur Gola in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Thursday discovered the rotting body of an elderly man who apparently died a few days ago at his home in Dariapur Gola under Kadam Kuan police station.

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  • Reality TV Stars at Magadh Mahila College

    Reality TV stars Debina Bonnerjee and Gurmeet Chaudhary at Magadh Mahila College in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Television serial 'Punarvivah' star Debina Bonnerjee and 'Ramayan' actor Gurmeet Chaudhary regaled the students of Magadh Mahila College in Patna on Wednesday with their dancing skills.

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  • CM'S Attack on Congress, BJP Reeks of Desperation: Modi

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi (file photo).

    Patna: A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar raked up the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, the Bhagalpur carnage of 1989 and the Gujarat riots of 2002, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi called Kumar's tirade a political charade saying if the Congress was so bad, why did he have to take support of four of the Congress legislators to retain his power.

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  • Shivanand Tiwari not Pleased with Nitish

    RJD MP Shivanand Tiwari (file photo).

    Patna: Janata Dal – U MP Shivanand Tiwari, who has a long history of switching his political affiliations, may soon be shopping for another party after being snubbed by Nitish Kumar who denied tickets to the three sitting MPs in favor of three new candidates.

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  • AMU VC Denies Ignoring Bihar CM

    Bihar Education Minister P. K. Shahi (left).

    Patna: After throwing a hissy fit for a day over not being invited to the laying of foundation stone for the proposed Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Kishanganj, the Nitish camp on Wednesday acknowledged that it indeed has received the invitation letter from the Vice Chancellor of the AMU both in fax and snail-mail formats.

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  • PU Convocation: Girls Bag more Gold Medal than Boys

    PU graduates celebrating after convocation in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Patna University girl students outdid their male counterparts when they bagged 44 of the 69 gold medals given to successful students at the university's convocation at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall on Wednesday where 1,495 students, wearing graduation regalia, received their degrees.

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  • Vigilance Raid at Khagaria BDO's House in Patna

    Vigilance at the home of Khagaria BDO Ram Pravesh Prasad in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The Economic Offense Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Vigilance on Wednesday raided the house of Parbatta BDO in Khagaria district Ram Pravesh Prasad in Friend's Colony in Patna in connection with charges of amassing wealth in excess of his known sources of income.

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  • Nitish Sheds all Pretensions to Like Congress

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurating a power sub-station in Belchi in Patna district on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after failing to get in the good book of the Congress Party in the aftermath of split in the NDA, on Tuesday removed all doubts from anyone's mind of any likelihood of a tie-up with the Congress when he, without holding back anything, slammed its leaders on a number of issues that he usually reserves for his arch nemesis and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

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  • No more Mr. Nice Guy for Congress

    Congress party in-charge for Bihar Premchand Mishra (file photo).

    Patna: Not too happy over Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's full frontal, no holds barred assault on the Congress Party in which the Janata Dal – U leader dug up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the riot in Bhagalpur in 1989, Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee Vice President and media in-charge Premchand Mishra reacted angrily by saying that Kumar was frustrated and was possibly trying to get back with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since that was the party he was with for the last 17 years.

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  • Governor Patil Unfurls Tricolor on Republic Day

    Republic Day celebration at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday.

    Patna: Bihar Governor Dr. D. Y. Patil at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday, unfurled the national flag to mark the 65th Republic Day of the nation in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, other cabinet ministers and senior government officials.

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  • Thakur, Sinha file Rajya Sabha Nomination Papers

    BJP leader C. P. Thakur filing his Rajya Sabha nomination papers in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Sitting Rajya Sabha MP and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dr. C. P. Thakur, along with party colleague R. K. Sinha in Patna on Monday, filed his nomination papers for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections.

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  • Shatrughan Sinha Urges Youths to Register for Vote

    Shatrughan Sinha at a youth membership drive in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Member of the Parliament Shatrughan Sinha in Patna on Monday gave a pep talk to the young members of the party at a function held in Gardanibagh.

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  • CM Sticks to Modi, Lalu, Special Status Talking Points

    Nitish Kumar speaking in Mohania in Kaimur district on Saturday.

    Kaimur: Speaking at his 'Sankalp Rally' at Mohania in Kaimur district on Saturday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stuck to his tried and tested formula of bashing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ripping Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, and reiterating his demand for special economic status for Bihar to rally the base.

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  • JD-U Prospect Looking Bleak in Bihar: Polls

    Janata Dal - United's office in Patna.

    Patna: Despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's making light of opinion polls, major national opinion polls painted a grim picture of Janata Dal – U in Bihar predicting its win on anywhere between four and 13 seats with majority of the seats going to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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  • JD-U Observes Karpoori Thakur's Birth Anniversary

    Nitish Kumar speaking on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Karpoori Thakur in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: In the ongoing competition of who were the bigger supporter and follower of socialists like Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narayan or Jan-nayak Karpoori Thakur, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function to mark the 90th birth anniversary of Karpoori Thakur, said had he still been alive, he would be the Prime Minister of India.

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  • UPA Government Generous with Bihar: Jairam Ramesh

    Central Minister Jairam Ramesh in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Union Rural Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, gave Congress the credit for any development in Bihar saying said the Center was very generous with the state in terms of funding for various rural projects.

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  • CM Hails the Launch of 'Road Ambulances'

    Nitish Kumar inspecting 'Road Ambulance' on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday gifted the people of Bihar with 'Road Ambulances' designed to be used in the upkeep of state roads and highways on the fly.

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  • Sonia Gandhi to be in Kishanganj on January 30

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

    Patna: Congress leader and UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi would be visiting Kishanganj in Bihar on January 30 to lay the foundation stone of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) branch, Congress leaders in Patna said on Thursday.

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  • BJP Leaders Equate Narendra Modi to Karpoori Thakur

    BJP leaders paying tribute to late Bihar CM Karpoori Thakur.

    Patna: Politicians using another politician's birth or death anniversary to advance their political agenda is nothing new in the Indian political landscape and Wednesday was no exception when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Rajnath Singh and other party leaders left no stone unturned in comparing party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to the late Chief Minister of Bihar Karpoori Thakur.

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  • Got an Issue with MDM? Use this Toll-free Number

    Education Minister P. K. Shahi releases a new toll-free number to complain about irregularities in mid-day meal scheme.

    Patna: Bihar Education Minister P. K. Shahi in Patna on Wednesday inaugurated a toll-free number for people to register their grievances against any shortcoming in the implementation of Mid-Day Meal scheme in Bihar.

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  • Three-hour Strike by PMCH Nurses Paralyzes Functioning

    PMCH nurses on strike on Wednesday.

    Patna: Patients of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) had a harrowing time for nearly three hours on Wednesday when the nurses, who have reportedly not been given their salaries for the last three months, went on a lightning strike crippling the functioning of Bihar's so-called premier health care facility.

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  • CPI-ML Exhorts Youths to Join Fight against Injustice

    CPI-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya addressing a rally in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, while talking to his base at a rally at R-Block in Patna on Wednesday, urged the youths of Bihar to step up on their efforts to defeat 'corporatism' and fight for better education, health, electricity and other issues currently being faced by the ordinary people.

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  • Kejriwal an Agitator; not an Administrator: Sushil Modi

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press meet on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) president was unfit to govern and was looking for an excuse to get out of the business of governing.

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  • RBI Governor Meets with Nitish Kumar

    RBI Governor Raghunath Rajan meeting with Nitish Kumar at his residence in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram G. Rajan on Tuesday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and told him Bihar needed some major investment in the power sector if it expected to attract large industries in the state.

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  • PU Students Demand Repeal of NSA against Students

    Students protest outside PU office on Tuesday.

    Patna: Some things never change in Patna and students protest resulting in class cancellation continues to remain the strongest weapon for dozens of students' organizations against the 'corrupt, inept' system.

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  • Earthquake Awareness Rally in Patna

    Earthquake awareness rally in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Hundreds of schoolchildren in Patna on Tuesday took part in the Earthquake awareness rally jointly organized by the Indian Red Cross Society and Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA).

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  • After Lalu and the Jungle Raj; Nitish Brings up Gujarat Riots

    Nitish Kumar talking to media on Monday.

    Patna: In his relentless assault on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, following his weekly Janata Durbar at his residence in Patna on Monday, once again raked the issue of Gujarat riots saying the people of India would neither forget the massacre nor would they ever forgive the perpetrators of the riots.

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  • Patna Set to Host National Kabaddi Tourney

    Pataliputra Sports Complex readies for national Kabaddi tournament.

    Patna: Patna is all set to host the 61st Senior National Kabaddi Championship that opens on Tuesday at the spruced up Pataliputra Sports Complex stadium.

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  • Carbon Monoxide believed Responsible for Three Deaths

    Family members agonize over the deaths of three Baidyanath Ayurved employees in Patna.

    Patna: Three employees of the Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan under Jakkanpur police station in Patna on Saturday were found dead apparently after inhaling carbon monoxide gas caused by fire using cow-dung to keep themselves warm.

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  • Nitish Reminds People of the old Jungle Raj

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing at Sankalp Rally in Gaya on Sunday.

    Gaya: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, during his 'Sankalp Rally' in Gaya on Sunday, reminded people of the 'jungle raj' in Bihar during the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) regime asking the voters not to allow the same people to return to power in the state.

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  • CM Inaugurates World Class Dairy Plant in Biharsharif

    Nitish Kumar inaugurating dairy projects in Nalanda district on Thursday.

    Biharsharif: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in his home district of Nalanda on Thursday, inaugurated a fully automatic, state-of-the-art dairy and tetra-packaging project that would be able to process four lakh liters of milk per day and package 6,600 liters of milk per hour.

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  • CPI-ML up in arms against Rising Cost of Electricity, Corruption

    CPI protest against rising cost of electricity.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) workers in Patna on Friday took out a rally to protest against the alleged large scale corruption in the electricity companies in Bihar.

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  • Number of Students Qualifying in Scholarship Program Up

    Education Minister P. K. Shahi releasing the result of the National Income-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme on Friday.

    Patna: Bihar Education Minister P. K. Shahi, while releasing the result of the National Income-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme in Patna on Friday, said that the state saw a growth of nearly 70 percent in the number of students qualifying in the national scholarship test.

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  • Salman Khan is a Traitor; Says LJP

    LJP activists burn effigy of actor Salman Khan in Patna.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) activists in Patna on Wednesday burnt the effigy of Bollywood actor Salman Khan for being chummy with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is considered 'untouchable' by a number of 'secular parties including the Janata Dal – U, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and the LJP.

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  • Former RJD Leader Anil Kumar 'Sheru' Joins JD-U

    Former RJD leader Anil Kumar 'Sheru' joins JD-U.

    Patna: In what is being considered as one of the biggest catches for the Janata Dal – U in the post-NDA administration led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP and a legislator Anil Kumar, on Wednesday joined the JD-U with much fanfare in the presence of Kumar, party state chief Vashisht Narayan Singh. and others.

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  • Protest against Liquor Consumption, Pornography

    Protest rally in Patna against alcohol consumption and pornography on Tuesday.

    Patna: Several women's organizations on Tuesday marched on the streets of the state capital to protest against the consumption of alcohol and unfettered use of pornographic books and CDs saying until the government put an end it, women of Bihar would never feel safe.

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  • CM Observes Makar Sankranti at BJP Leader's House

    CM celebrating Makar Sankranti at the home of BJP leader Vijay Kumar Mishra in Patna.

    Patna: Raising speculation of possible switching of the party by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday observed Makar Sankranti at the official residence of BJP legislator from Darbhanga district Vijay Kumar Mishra in the presence of a number of Janata Dal – U leaders sans any BJP face.

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  • Makar Sankranti Celebrated

    Makar Sankranti at Patna ghats on Tuesday.

    Patna: Patna'ites on Saturday celebrated Makar Sankranti, or Til Sankranti as it is more popularly known in Bihar, by taking early shower, performing puja, eating chura and curd along with 'laduas' made of til, or sesame seeds, and flying kites at Gandhi Maidan, other parks, and the diara area.

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  • Nitish Takes Credit for Inventing Janata Durbar

    CM paying tribute to Sir Ganesh Dutt in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, talking to reporters after his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, shrugged off suggestions in the media that his upcoming meet on corruption in the government was the by-product of the anti-corruption crusade by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal saying he had been fighting corruption since the day he assumed power in the state in 2005.

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  • Baba Ramdev Asks Nitish to Support Narendra Modi

    Baba Ramdev in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: While praising Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of doing a good job in Bihar, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, in Patna on Monday appealed to him to shed his personal differences with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and back him for the Prime Minister's post in this year's Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Any Party but the JD-U: Kushwaha

    Upendra Kushwaha holding a press conference in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Confirming his disgust for his former ally and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) president Upendra Kushwaha, on Monday, said he was willing to reach out to any party as long as it was not the Janata Dal – U.

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  • Thanks, but No Thanks: Shatru to JD-U

    BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha (file photo).

    New Delhi: Nitish-led Janata Dal – U that was hoping to capitalize on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha's exclusion from the party's state election campaign committee, got a polite no in answer after JD-U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh made an open offer to the actor-turned-politician to ditch BJP and join the JD-U.

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  • Sharad Pawar not Running for PM's Post: Tariq Anwar

    NCP leader and Union Minister Tariq Anwar (file photo).

    Patna: Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary Tariq Anwar in Patna on Sunday denied party President Sharad Yadav was in the running for the Prime Minister's post saying there was no truth in such rumors though no one could predict what could happen in the future.

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  • CPI Demands Cut in Power Tariff; Threatens Bandh

    CPI leader Rajendra Prasad Singh holding a press meet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI) state secretary Rajendra Prasad Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, asked the Chief Minister to lower power tariff in Bihar on the line of actions taken by Delhi's Chief Minister-elect Arvind Kejriwal who ordered subsidization of power consumers using up to 400 units of electricity.

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  • Education Principal Secretary Face Girls' Wrath at MMC

    Education Principal Secretary surrounded by AISA activists at MMC in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Students of Magadh Mahila College belonging to the All India Students' Association (AISA) on Saturday ambushed Education Principal Secretary Amarjeet Sinha demanding answers about the proposed construction of an international convention center to be built adjacent to the college campus.

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  • Cold, Rain Paralyzes Life in Patna

    Rain in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: People in Patna on Saturday spent their day battling the dipping temperature along with torrential rain that threw life out of gear due to water-logging in many areas.

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  • AISF Activists Burn Nitish' Effigy; Force Class Cancellation

    AISF activists burn effigy of Nitish Kumar in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Two days after being showered with batons during a protest rally in Patna, members of the All India Students' Federation (AISF) on Friday forced Patna and Magadh University classes to be cancelled while burning the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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  • Paswan Tight-lipped on Ties with RJD

    Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, while attending the birth anniversary celebration of Ghulam Sarwar in Patna on Friday declined to make any comment on the reported crack between the LJP-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance saying the fate of the union rested in the hands of party state president and his brother Pashupati Kumar Paras.

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  • IIT-Patna Students Showcase their Tadpole Tricycle

    IIT-Patna students showcasing prototype of their their tricycle.

    Patna: Nine students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna, hope to ace the Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to be held at IIT, Delhi between January 17 and 19 with the invention of their tadpole tricycle that, they claim, makes driving comfortable and safe.

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  • Love Guru Required to Pay Rs. 15,000 per month in Alimony

    Prof. Matuknath Chowdhary (left) with his girlfriend Julie (third from right) - File Photo

    Patna: The self-styled 'Love Guru' Prof. Matuknath Chowdhary who left his wife for his live-in girlfriend less than half his age nearly eight years ago was ordered by a Patna court to pay Rs. 15,000 per month in alimony to his estranged wife.

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  • Police-AISF Clash in Patna; Many Injured

    Police resorts to lathi charge on AISF activists in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday resorted to lathi charge after activists belonging to the All India Students' Federation (AISF) clashed with them during a protest rally taken out in support of successful candidates of IBPS tests who are still waiting to receive their appointment letters.

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  • Chirag Paswan doing his bit to Help LJP

    Chirag Paswan at S. K. Memorial Hall in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) heir-apparent Chirag Paswan, speaking at a state-level students meeting organized by the party's youth wing at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Wednesday, said that the party would set up a commission to safeguard the interests of the young people if his party came into power in Bihar.

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  • Drug Racket Busted; 500 gram of Heroin Seized

    Three arrested with heroin worth over Rs. 1 crore.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday arrested three persons and seized 500 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of Rs. 1 crore from their possession, officials said.

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  • Man Arrested for Conning Thousands

    Man arrested for defrauding thousands.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Tuesday arrested one Rajesh Kumar Gupta who conned thousands of people to the tune of several lakh rupees by promising to get them admitted in B.Ed, M.Ed, and other professional courses.

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  • Gaya Deputy Mayor Arrested from Patna Hotel

    Gaya Deputy Mayor Mohan Srivastava arrested with call girls from a Patna hotel on late Monday night.

    Patna: Mohan Srivastava, the Deputy Mayor of Gaya, was arrested late Monday night after he was caught staying with two call girls at a hotel on Frazer Road in Patna.

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  • Rival Sikh Groups Clash outside Patna Sahib Gurdwara

    Security tight in Patna City following clash between rival Sikh groups on Tuesday.

    Patna: In what was supposed to be a time for communal peace and harmony as the entire Sikh community celebrates Prakash Utsav to mark the 347th birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh, the Sikh's 10th guru, two rival Sikh groups at Patna Saheb on Tuesday clashed with each other sending at least three people to the hospital.

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  • Shatru Calls Manmohan Singh Administration a Disaster

    BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha (file photo).

    PatnaBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan in Patna slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for disparaging Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying Singh's administration was a complete disaster and for him to praise the leadership of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was far from being convincing.

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  • AAP Wave a Creation of the Media: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar holding his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, talking to reporters after his Monday Janata Durbar in Patna, made light of the so-called Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wave saying it was a media hype that would fizzle away like many such waves in the past.

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  • UPA Committed to the Development of Bihar: Fernandes

    Central Minister Oscar Fernandes at Sadaqat Ashram in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Central Minister Oscar Fernandes, during his day-long visit to Patna on Monday, said that UPA was committed for the development of Bihar and this was evident by the fact that Bihar, under the UPA government, was the largest recipient of central funding than any other state in the nation.

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  • AIPWA Demands Apology from Mamata Banerjee

    AIPWA press conference on Monday.

    Patna: Members of the All India Progressive Women's Association (AIPWA) who conducted a probe of their own in the gang-rape and subsequent murder of the 16-year old girl in West Bengal, at a press meet in Patna on Monday, demanded strict action against the six accused and an apology from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for trying to use the tragedy to gain political advantage.

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  • Prakash Mahotsav Celebration at Patna Saheb Gurudwara

    Prakash Utsav at Patna Saheb Gurudwara on Monday.

    Patna: Thousands of Sikhs from all across the nation, at Patna Saheb on Monday, participated in the 'Prakash Utsav' to mark the 347th birth anniversary of Sikh's 10th guru Sri Guru Govind Ji Maharaj.

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  • Nationwide Protest Needed in Kolkata Gang-rape, Murder Case: BJP

    BJP leaders Kiran Ghai and other women's BJP leaders holding a press meet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Ghai, who was part of a four-member team to interview the parents of the 16-year old girl who was gang-raped twice and later burnt to death, called for a nationwide protest to demand justice for the victim's family and seek death penalty for all four accused in the case.

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  • Anti-Encroachment Drive at PMCH

    Anti-encroachment drive at PMCH on Sunday.

    Patna: The district administration in Patna on Sunday, following a Patna High Court directive, launched a massive anti-encroachment drive at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) demolishing three one-room flats of class 3 and class 4 employees that had been allegedly built illegally.

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  • Railway Engine Derails at Patna Junction

    Train engine derails at Patna Junction on Sunday.

    Patna: A locomotive pilot engine at Patna Junction on Sunday jumped off its track sending a wave of panic among passengers waiting at the platforms and railway officials on duty.

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  • India can do well without English Language: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurating two-day Jashn-e-Urdu program in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: After years of stressing the importance of English language in the emerging global economy in the 21st century, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function in Patna on Saturday, changed his stance saying India could do equally well even without the knowledge of English.

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  • Raids at Mining Officials Houses Nets Assets over Rs. 9 crore

    Raid at the apartment of Mining Inspector Devendra Prasad Yadav in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: The state's Economic Offence Wing (EOW) in Patna, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, and Vaishali conducted simultaneous raids on Friday at the houses and offices of two mining officials and recovered cash and assets in excess of Rs. nine crore.

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  • Bihar Demands Justice for the Gang-rape Victim in Kolkata

    Protest burn effigies of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday.

    Patna: Several activist groups in Patna on Friday took to the streets demanding death sentence to the accused in the rape and subsequent murder of a 16-year old girl in Kolkata.

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  • Governor Honors National Rifle Shooting Champion

    Governor Patil welcomes National Rifle Shooting contest champion Arti Kumari and her family at Raj Bhawan on Friday.

    Patna: Bihar Governor Dr. D. Y. Patil honored the gold medal winner in the National Rifle Shooting Competition Arti Kumari at a function held at the Raj Bhawan in Patna on Friday.

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  • Nitish Gives Rs. 1 lakh to Kolkata Gang Rape Victim's Family

    Protest in Patna over the rape and subsequent death of a 16-year old girl from Bihar in Kolkata.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs. one lakh for the family of the Kolkata gang rape victim who succumbed to her burn injuries on Tuesday.

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  • Sangh Pariwar Responsible for Muzaffarnagar Riots: Bhattacharya

    CPI-ML General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, speaking at a party function in Patna on Thursday, took the UPA government to task for its failure to apprehend those responsible for inciting Muzaffarnagar riots that left many people dead.

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  • IIT Graduate Commits Suicide

    Family members mourning the suicide by a young man in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: A young man believed to be suffering from depression killed himself by hanging from the ceiling under Gandhi Maidan Police Station in Patna on Wednesday.

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  • Vacations Over; Students back in Campus

    Life returns to Patna University campus on Thursday.

    Patna: After a 10-day hiatus for Christmas and New Year, students of Patna University returned to the campus on Thursday to join their friends and attend their classes with more vigor and enthusiasm in the New Year.

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  • Patna'ites Welcome 2014

    New Year's crowd at Patna's Botanical Garden.

    Patna: People in Patna, taking full advantage of the mild weather condition on Wednesday, celebrated the New Year's Day with usual zeal and fervor by gathering at the city's top picnic spots including the Patna Zoo and Botanical Garden, Kumharar, Eco Park, Water Park, and the diara areas.

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  • Patna Science College has a New Principal

    Prof. U. Sinha takes charge of Patna Science College as its Principal on Tuesday.

    Patna: Prof. Upendra Kishore Sinha on Tuesday afternoon took charge of Patna Science College as its new Principal. He succeeds Dr. Arun Kumar Sinha who retired on Tuesday.

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  • New-born Baby Abducted from PMCH

    Mother and grandmother of the abducted child at the PMCH.

    Patna: In an yet another case of utter mismanagement and lack of even basic security arrangement at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), a new-born baby was stolen from the Post-delivery ward in broad daylight leaving the mother in a state of shock and grief.

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  • Governor Inaugurates Cardiac Health Check-up Program

    Governor Patil inaugurating a Cardiac Health check-up program in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bihar Governor D.Y. Patil, Governor in Patna on Monday inaugurated a Cardiac Health check-up program 'Heart Bihar' organized by The Heart Foundation under the aegis of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. George’s Hospital in London.

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  • Four Members of the Reetlal Yadav Gang Arrested

    Police nab four members of the notorious Reetlal Yadav gang.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday arrested four members of the notorious gangster Reetlal Yadav from under an area under Shahpur police station and recovered two country-made pistols, four cartridges, and a stolen motorcycle and a cell phone from their possession.

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  • JD-U MLA Anant Singh's Business Associate Gunned Down

    Notorious criminal Rajiv Singh shot dead in his apartment building on Sunday night.

    Patna: In what appears to be the result of an ongoing war between rival gangs, criminals under Sri Krishna Puri police station in Patna on Sunday night gunned down notorious criminal Rajiv Singh and escaped in the cover of darkness.

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  • Women's Gang Targeting Auto-Rickshaw Passengers Busted

    Gang of women robbers busted in Patna.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Monday busted a gang of women involved in robbing cash and other valuables from people moving in auto-rickshaws.

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  • Notorious Criminal Punit Bind, Associates Caught

    Notorious criminal Punit Bind and his associates arrested on Sunday night.

    Patna: Patna police on late Sunday night arrested Punit Bind, a criminal wanted by the police in a number of cases in Patna, Gaya, Rohtas, Bhojpur, Vaishali, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj said.

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  • Youths Arrested from Fake Cyber Cafes

    Cops bust cyber cafes running flesh trade in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Continuing their crackdown on cyber cafes in Patna, police on Monday raided two such facilities on Ashok Rajpath under Pirbahore police station and arrested 22 persons, including 10 girls, who were found to be engaging in sex acts.

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  • BJP Promises to Get Bhojpuri Included in 8th Schedule

    Bhojpuri actor Kishore Kunal being honored by BJP leaders at the conclusion of Bhojpuri convention in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Sunday promised to seek for the inclusion of Bhojpuri language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution when the BJP came into power at the Center.

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  • Voting Tepid at Ward Councilor By-election

    Councilor by-election in Ward No. 35 in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Despite being a weekend, the turnout at the polling booths for the by-election at the 35 Ward Council in Patna on Sunday was dismal with only a little over 26 percent voters showing up to cast their ballot.

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  • AAP Supporters Celebrate Kejriwal becoming Delhi CM

    Aam Aadmi Party supporters celebrate in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Patna on Saturday celebrated the induction of party president Arvind Kejriwal as the new Chief Minister of Delhi at a public function held at Ramlila Maidan in the nation's capital.

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  • CM Frustrated with Congress over its U-turn on Special Status

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking in Darbhanga on Saturday.

    Darbhanga: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who has staked the legacy of his regime on the promise of getting special economic status for Bihar and in the process kicking out his 17-year old ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Darbhanga on Saturday, hit out at the Congress Party saying he was taken aback by the sudden change in its positions but he was not the one to rest until Bihar was accorded special status that it so deserves.

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  • Nitish Trying to Hide from his Failures; Says BPCC Chief

    Congress leaders in Patna celebrating the 129th anniversary of party foundation.

    Patna: Congress leaders in Patna on Saturday observed the 129th Foundation Day of the Congress Party by paying tributes to past leaders while expressing their utmost trust in the party leadership led by Sonia Gandhi and her son and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

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  • R. K. Singh is an Opportunist; Say JD-U Leaders

    JD-U leaders call retired bureaucrat R. K. Singh opportunist.

    Patna: After failing to woo former Union Home Secretary Raj Kumar Singh into the Janata Dal - U following his retirement, JD–U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday slammed the retired bureaucrat saying the man was without principles who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to fulfill his political aspirations.

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  • Nitish Inaugurates Rajgir Mahotsav

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurates Rajgir Mahotsav on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday inaugurated the three-day cultural jamboree 'Rajgir Mahotsav' at the Qila Maidan in Rajgir with an impressive marquee that bears the names of some prominent artists and performers from other states as well as some from foreign countries like Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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  • CM Owes Apologies to Narendra Modi and Bihar: Sushil Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: A day after a magistrate court in Gujarat upheld a clean chit given to Chief Minister Narendra Modi by a Supreme Court-appointed probe panel in the killing of 68 people in Gulberg Housing Society in 2002, former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press meet in Patna on Friday, said the judgment was a slap on the face of Modi's critics like Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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  • Nitish Irks the Sikh Community

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Bal Leela Gurudwara in Patna Saheb on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who has worked very hard for the past six years to strengthen his secular credentials vis-à-vis his relentless attacks on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi who he sees as an epitome of communalism, found himself in hot soup on Friday when he faced the ire of the Patna Saheb Gurudwara Management Committee after, during his visit to the Sikh shrine on Thursday, he refused to put a handkerchief on his head as demanded by the Sikh tradition and protocol.

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  • Congress Corrupt and Clueless; Says RK Singh

    Former Union Home Secretary R. K. Singh arrives at Patna Airport on Friday.

    Patna: Former Union Home Secretary R. K. Singh, who arrived in Patna from New Delhi on Friday amidst warm reception by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists, joined the saffron party with much fanfare in the presence of top party leaders from Bihar including Sushil Kumar Modi.

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  • Builders Association Demand Scrapping of By-laws

    Builders of Bihar protest in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Members of the National Builders' Association (NBA) in Patna on Thursday clashed with the authorities as police resorted to mild lathi charge to disperse the gathering that was blocking the traffic near R-Block.

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  • Woman Dies after being Hit by a City Bus

    Family members crying after the death of a woman in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: A city rider bus in Patna on Thursday slammed into a motorcycle killing the woman rider on it while injuring a little boy.

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  • Rally against Traffic Jam in Patna

    Candle march against traffic jam in Patna.

    Patna: Fed up with the constant traffic jam in the state capital, hundreds of youths in Patna on Thursday took out a candle march demanding regulation of traffic and implementation of traffic rules to rid the city from this perpetual hell.

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  • Christmas Celebrated across Patna

    Christmas celebration in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Patna'ites celebrated Christmas on Wednesday by attending midnight masses held at various churches across the state capital and by going to parties and picnics throughout the day to mark the birth of Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • Prostitution Ring Busted in Kankarbagh

    Flesh trade arrests from Kankarbagh on Wednesday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday raided a house in Kankarbagh and busted a prostitution ring run by a woman.

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  • Senior National Table Tennis Tournament from January 7

    Bihar Table Tennis Association Member Mukesh Rai with JD-U leaders Shyam Rajak and Sanjay Singh in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Patna would be hosting the 75th Senior National Table Tennis Tournament at the Pataliputra Sports Complex starting January 7, tournament organizing committee secretary Mukesh Rai said on Wednesday.

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  • Bihar BJP Celebrates Vajpayee's Birthday

    BJP leaders celebrate the 89th birthday of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Wednesday celebrated the 89th birthday of former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee by holding a public meeting and cutting a cake in honor of the party patriarch.

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  • 'Twas the Night before Christmas

    Christmas decoration in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: On the Christmas eve, people in Patna immersed themselves in the spirit of the festival as churches rang bells and missionary schools in the city organized cultural events signifying the birth of Jesus Christ.

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  • No Hand-shaking with RJD, LJP: Dipankar

    CPI-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, ruled out any truck with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) saying as long as these two parties kept supporting an alliance led by the Congress, the CPI-Ml would not touch them under current condition.

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  • Online Booking Facility for Railway Retiring Rooms Inaugurated

    ECR GM Madhuresh Kumar inaugurating the online booking facility for the retiring rooms at Patna Junction.

    Patna: East Central Railway (ECR) General Manager Madhuresh Kumar, in Patna on Tuesday, inaugurated the online booking facility for the retiring rooms at Patna Junction. He also inaugurated a community hall for the railway employees near Chiraiyantand over-bridge.

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  • We were Treated as Second Class Citizens: Nand Kishore

    BJP leaders Nand Kishore Yadav and Mangal Pandey in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nand Kishore Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, said that after playing second fiddle to the Janata Dal - U in Bihar for seventeen long years, the party was ready to take the opponents entirely on its own.

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  • Congress to Contest on all 40 Seats in Bihar: BPCC Chief

    Congress workers cleaning Boring Canal Road in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Ashok Chowdhary, on Sunday, said that the Congress is gearing up to contest at all 40 seats in Bihar despite reports of a possible alliance with Lalu-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Nitish Government will Wilt just like JD-U's Plants: BJP

    BJP state chief Mangal Pandey holding a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, said that the party would launch a state-wide campaign to plant 89,000 tree saplings in Bihar to mark the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who turns 89 on December 25.

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  • RJD Natural Ally of Congress: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (file photo).

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking to reporters in Patna on Friday, said he will not be surprised if the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar forms political alliance with the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Lalu Prasad Yadav Admitted in AIIMS

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav admitted in AIIMS in Delhi on Friday (file photo).

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Friday after he complained about uneasiness a day after arriving in the nation's capital to hold talks with senior Congress leaders.

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  • Tourism Growth Continues in Bihar: Official

    Principal Secretar of Tourism Department B. Pradhan holding a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Principal Secretary of the state tourism department B. Pradhan, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, said that tourism in the state was on rise as 68.95 lakh tourists visited Bihar till August this year.

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  • Workshop on HIV/AIDS

    Speaker Uday Narayan Chowdhary and Shyam Rajak participating in a workshop on AIDS/HIV in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chowdhary, at a workshop on HIV patients organized by the Plan India Institute at Hotel Pataliputra Ashok in Patna on Thursday, stressed on the need for bringing HIV/AIDS victims into the mainstream where they could function normally without any fear of discrimination.

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  • Lalu Arrives in Patna after being Released from Ranchi Jail

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is greeted by his wife Rabri Devi in Patna on Tuesday night.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, who spent the last two months in a Ranchi prison after being convicted in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, returned to Patna on Tuesday night amidst grand homecoming welcome by his wife, party leaders, and supporters.

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  • Lalu not Amused by Launda Naach

    Launda naach organized by Tejaswi fan club upon arrival of Lalu Prasad in Patna.

    Patna: Keeping the party tradition alive, the members of the 'Tejaswi Fan Club' in Patna on Tuesday night, arranged for a 'Launda Naach' to celebrate the release of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who spent his last two months in a Ranchi jail after being convicted in the fodder scam.

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  • Bank Strike Paralyzes Business in Patna

    Bank strike cripples financial dealings in Patna.

    Patna: Businessmen and ordinary folks in Patna were a harrowed lot on Wednesday due to the one day nation-wide strike by all banks to put pressure on the government to give in to their demands that includes early wage settlement and the scrapping of suggested reforms in the banking sector.

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  • CM Inagurates Barrage Project in Dhanarua

    Nitish Kumar at the inaugural of Lawaich-Rampur barrage project on Dardha River in Dhanarua block on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Tuesday, inaugurated the ambitious Lawaich-Rampur barrage project on Dardha River in Dhanarua block in Patna district.

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  • Girl with Roots in Bihar wins Classical Solo Competition

    Bhargavi Thakur performing classical song in New Delhi competition.

    New Delhi: Bhargavi Thakur, a Class X student of Somerville School, Vasundhara Enclave in Delhi was declared Runners Up in the Delhi State Senior Indian Classical solo competition held on Monday for all the schools in Delhi state.

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  • Modi all Talk but no Substance: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar talking to reporters in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, talking to press reporters in Patna on Monday, repeated his usual talking points that included a heavy dose of BJP and Narendra Modi bashing while also slamming the Central government for targeting him on Naxalism and terrorism in Bihar.

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  • Govt. Gives in to Students' Demand; MMC Entrance to be Preserved

    Nitish announces change in plan to preserve Magadh Mahila College.

    Patna: The students and teachers of Magadh Mahila College scored a major moral victory over the state government after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Monday, announced his decision to reconsider his plan for a state-of-the-art convention center in front of the 67-year old college that was expected to block the main entrance to the institute thus making the access tougher for students.

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  • Newly Inducted Criminal Thrown out of JD-U

    Chunnu Thakur being inducted in JD-U on Dec. 1.

    Patna: Just two weeks after the key accused in the highly-publicized Kislay abduction case Chunnu Thakur was welcomed into the Janata Dal – U amidst much fanfare, the party on Monday terminated his membership following outcry from many quarters, including party workers and activists.

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  • Protesting Students near Raj Bhawan Arrested

    Students arrested while protesting near Raj Bhawan in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Monday arrested dozens of students outside Raj Bhawan where they had gathered to protest against the construction of the proposed convention center in front of Magadh Mahila College.

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  • BJP Embraces Communal Leader over Bihar: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Purnia on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at public rally in Purnia on Sunday, continued to take shots at his former friends and ministers saying for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Gujarat, and Gujarat's development, was more important than the positive changes taking place in Bihar.

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  • Fodder Scam: RJD Gets Ready to Welcome Lalu

    RJD president Lalu Prasad (file photo).

    Ranchi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna are gearing up to give a hero's welcome to party president Lalu Prasad Yadav who was granted a bail by the Supreme Court in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam.

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  • Aam Aadmi, BSP Leaders Join BJP

    Leaders from other parties join BJP in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: A number of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and Communist Party of India (CPI) leaders joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Patna on Sunday even as the chances of any alliance between the Congress and the Janata Dal – U continues to fade away following the humiliating defeat of the Congress in the recently-held Assembly elections in four states, and the Supreme Court granting bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam case.

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  • Conjoined Twins Admitted into Hospital

    Conjoined twins Farah and Saba admitted into hospital on Sunday.

    Patna: The conjoined twins Farah and Saba, were rushed to a local hospital in Patna on Sunday after the bleeding from Farah's nose would not stop even after five days since starting.

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  • Rallies, Rallies, Rallies! Massive Traffic Jam in Patna

    Massive road jams in Patna due to many rallies on Tuesday.

    Patna: It was one of those days in Patna when you would have been better off staying in the bed for the entire day thanks to nearly half a dozen protest rallies in the state capital by different groups and unions making it almost impossible to go from point A to point B without having been stuck in the traffic for hours.

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  • Nitish Extends Moral Support to Andhra's Jagan Reddy

    Jagan Reddy with Nitish Kumar in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: YSR Congress President Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to seek his support on a unified Andhra Pradesh saying it was an abuse of Article 3 of the Indian Constitution to split the state without first consulting the state government in question.

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  • The Man who Arrested Advani Joins BJP

    Former Union Home Secretary R. K. Singh joins BJP.

    Patna: Former Union Home Secretary R. K. Singh, the man who dared to arrest Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L. K. Advani during the latter's 'Rath Yatra' in Samastipur in 1990, joined the BJP in the presence of party president Rajnath Singh and other senior party leaders in Patna on Friday.

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  • Lalu Gets Bail in Fodder Scam Case; RJD Celebrates

    Celebration at Rabri Devi's residence following the Supreme Court bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam case.

    Patna: The Supreme Court of India on Friday granted bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam. The news send a wave of jubilation across Bihar as party leaders, workers, and supporters hugged each other while distributing sweets and cracking firecrackers outside party headquarters on Birchand Patel Marg.

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  • Governor Patil Suffers Heart Attack in Bangalore

    Bihar Governor D. Y. Patil (file photo).

    Bangalore: Bihar Governor D. Y. Patil was rushed to a hospital on Friday morning after suffering a heart attack, officials in Patna said.

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  • JD-U Leaders Demand ouster of Central Home Minister

    Central Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, taking strong exception to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's statement that the Center was extremely concerned about the sharp rise of Naxalism in Bihar under the Janata Dal – U administration, fired back at the Home Minister saying Shinde's comment was devoid of facts and he would soon send a detailed letter to him giving befitting reply to each of his concerns.

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  • CM an Expert in putting together Number: Nand Kishore Yadav

    BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav with Mangal Pandey (L) and Sanjay Mayukh (R).

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav, speaking to reporters in Patna on Thursday, said that the BJP did not have the required number in the Assembly to bring a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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  • BJP Demands CBI Probe in Patna Serial Bomb Blasts

    BJP leaders protesting against Nitish administration outside Bihar Assembly on Thursday.

    Patna: Former Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav, protesting with other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders at Bihar Assembly on Thursday, accused the Nitish administration of deliberately creating an unsafe atmosphere to promote terrorism during the party's Hunkar Rally in Patna on October 27.

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  • Government Donates Rs. 13 crore to Mahavir Cancer Institute

    Nitish Kumar inaugurating the 15th Foundation Day of Mahavir Cancer Institute on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the 15th Foundation Day of the Mahavir Cancer Institute in Phulwari Sharif on Thursday, said that with the recent advancement in medicine and technology, cancer was no more a 'untreatable' disease.

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  • Build Convention Center on 1 Anne Marg: Sushil Modi

    RJD leaders protesting against the government's move to build a convention center in front of Magadh Mahila College.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, taking a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday, asked him to vacate the sprawling bungalow on Anne Marg to make room for the modern convention center that is to be built near Magadh Mahila College on Ashok Rajpath.

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  • Ruckus in Assembly; Speaker Agrees to have Debate on Terrorism

    BJP leaders protesting outside Bihar Assembly on Tuesday.

    Patna: It was yet another day at Bihar Assembly on Tuesday that was marred with chaos, allegations, counter-allegations, denials, and disruptions that has become the hallmark of governance in Bihar since time immemorial.

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  • Delhi Poll Result Exposes BJP's Weaknesses: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar talking to reporters in Patna.

    Patna: Refusing to acknowledge any effect of the so-called 'Modi Wave' on the Bharatiya Janata Party's spectacular victories in four states, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while talking to reporters in Patna on Monday, said the less than desirable result in Delhi showed that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had no impact on election results.

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  • Nitish in a Deep State of Denial: Sushil Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi at a press conference in Patna.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, reacting to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's negative comment on the BJP's stellar victories in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh Assembly polls, said that Kumar was like an ostrich who would rather stick his neck in the ground than face the obvious reality.

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  • Rabri Devi Placates Congress

    Rabri Devi comes out in support of Congress after its crushing defeat in four Assembly polls.

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi, at a press conference in Patna on Monday came to the support of Congress Party that was humiliated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in four state elections saying win-lose were part of politics and there was no need to get demoralized by it.

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  • Election Results a Rejection of Nitish Kumar, Congress: BJP

    Women of BJP celebrating the party victory in Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Sunday celebrated the party victory in Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh by sharing sweets and lighting firecrackers calling the victories a warning shot against the UPA government and Nitish-led Janata Dal – U government in Bihar.

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  • AAP Supporters in Patna Jubilant over Party's Success in Delhi

    AAP supporters in Patna celebrate the party victory in Delhi Assembly elections.

    Patna: Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Patna on Sunday celebrated the outstanding victory of its candidates in Delhi elections by taking out a victory rally from Kargil Chowk to Dak Bungalow Crossing.

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  • MMC Students Protest against Proposed Convention Center

    Magadh Mahila College students protest in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Frustrated by the state government's decision to build a multi-crore convention center in front of Magadh Mahila College in Patna, students on Saturday took out a rally to protest the government's move saying the convention center, when completed, would completely eclipse the historical college building, particularly its entrance essentially turning the college into non-entity.

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  • Patna Women's College Organizes 19th Business Fete

    Principal Secretary of Planning and Development Department Vijay Prakash with Patna Women's College Principal Doris DeSouza at 'Pesos 2014' on Saturday.

    Patna: A two day fete dubbed 'Pesos 2014' opened at Patna Women's College campus on Friday to promote business and sale aptitude among the students of Advertisement, Sales Promotion, and Sales Management Department.

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  • Allegations against Shyam Rajak Baseless; Says JD-U leader

    JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh at a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U spokesperson Sanjay Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, came to the defense of party leader and Excise and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak saying as a minister, Rajak gets to talk to a lot of people but that did not mean he somehow conducted himself in an improper or unprofessional manner.

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  • Shyam Rajak accused of Threatening DD Official

    Ratna Purkayastha's attorney Shruti Singh showing her client's charges against JD-U leader Shyam Rajak.

    Patna: A senior official of Patna Doordarshan, in her police report, has accused Janata Dal – U leader and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak of making threats against her for not complying with his demands.

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  • Modi's Stand on Communal Violence Bill not Surprising: Paswan

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Ram Vilas Paswan, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, said that while he was in favor of passing the Communal Violence Bill as proposed by the UPA government, he was not surprised that Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was opposed to it given his abhorrent record on Gujarat riots of the 2002.

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  • RJD Leader Gets Life Term in Transporter's Killing

    RJD general secretary Vijay Krishna (file photo).

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal General Secretary and former Member of the Parliament Vijay Krishna, along with three others, were given life in prison by the court of Additional District Judge Nand Kishore Srivastava in Patna on Wednesday. The case relates to the murder of Patna transporter Satyendra Singh in 2009.

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  • French Envoy Sees Investment Prospect in Bihar

    A French delegation in Patna on Wednedsay.

    Patna: A French delegation led by France's Ambassador to India Francois Richier, in Patna on Wednesday, assured the state government of possible investment in a host of areas including power, auto manufacturing, education, cosmetics, mechanical engineering, and other manufacturing sectors.

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  • Nitish Inaugurates Projects in Health Sector

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurating health projects on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while inaugurating a number of schemes in the health care sector on Wednesday, took credit for vastly improving health care in Bihar since his government came into power in 2005.

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  • Naxals Kill Seven Policemen in Aurangabad

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Aurangabad: Three days after Maoist ultras killed three railway police jawans and injured three others in a running train near Munger, the Naxal terror once again returned to Bihar on Tuesday evening when seven policemen were blown away after their vehicle struck a landmine under Tandwa police station in Aurangabad district.

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  • Nitish Stresses Need for Registering Births, Deaths

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: In an attempt to encourage parents to ensure registration of the birth of their children, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function in Patna on Tuesday, inaugurated a phased-wise program that would register school children in both private and government schools.

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  • RJD Leader Found Guilty in Transporter's Murder Case

    RJD leader Vijay Krishna (right) found guilty in four-year old murder case of transporter Satyendra Singh (file photo).

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former MP Vijay Krishna, along with three others, were found guilty in the 2009 murder of Janata Dal – U leader Satyendra Singh.

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  • CM Defends Law and Order Situation in Bihar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday pushed back at the opposition's allegation that Bihar was fast returning to the 'Jungle Raj' of the '90s saying while the government was committed to reduce crime in Bihar, no state in India was hundred percent crime free.

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  • Kislay Abduction Key Accused Chunnu Thakur Joins JD-U

    Key accused in Kislay abduction case, Chunnu Thakur joins JD-U in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chunnu Thakur, the key accused in the highly-publicized Kislay abduction case that gained nationwide notoriety in 2005, joined the Janata Dal – U amidst much fanfare by senior party leaders.

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  • Statue of Unity Construction Committee Members in Patna

    Statue of Unity Construction Committee in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from five states in Patna on Sunday participated in a workshop to strategize on collecting iron from their respective states for the construction of the proposed 'Statue of Unity', a mega structure of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel to be built in Gujarat.

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  • Doctor Shot Dead; Medical Fraternity Concerned

    The clinic of murdered doctor Rajnish Ranjan in Patna.

    Patna: In a stark reminder of the much-dreaded 'jungle raj' of the '90s in Bihar, unidentified criminals in Patna on Saturday night shot and killed a 45-year old physician in Bahadurpur area under Kadam Kuan police station.

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  • BJP, JD-U Split Phony, Lalu Innocent; Claims Rabri Devi

    RJD leader Rabri Devi with her sons in Lakhisarai on Saturday.

    Lakhisarai: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi, speaking at a public rally in Lakhisarai on Saturday, dubbed the recent Janata Dal – U and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) split a phony one saying the so-called divorce between the two parties was carefully managed to coincide with the 2014 Parliamentary elections.

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  • Ultras Kill Three Railway Police Jawans near Munger

    Naxals in Bihar (file photo).Munger: In the latest example of Maoists once again raising their ugly heads in Bihar, three railway police jawans were gunned down by Naxalites in a running train in Munger district on Saturday.

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  • Stand-off between Tax Dept and Business Owners Continue

    Commercial Tax Principal Secretary N. K. Sinha at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: With protests by small business owners in Patna over the alleged high-handedness by the Commercial Tax department entering into its second day, department Principal Secretary N. K. Sinha, at a press conference on Saturday tried to diffuse the situation by saying that he was willing to unseal the sealed business establishments if their owners cooperated with the department.

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  • Generic Drugs need to be Promoted: Speaker

    Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chowdhary at the AIDCOC convention in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chowdhary, at the 15th national convention of the All India Drugs Control Officers' Confederation (AIDCOC) in Patna on Saturday, stressed the need for popularizing the use of generic drugs so even poor could afford quality medicines for low prices.

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  • CM Opens Three New Facilities in his Ancestral Village

    Nitish Kumar inaugurating a new health care facility in Kalyanbigha in Nalanda district on Friday.

    Nalanda: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in his home district of Nalanda on Friday, inaugurated three new projects including a school, a new building for the Indian Technological Institute (ITI), and a health care center.

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  • Small Business Owners up in Arms against Tax Dept.

    Business owners in Patna on protest against Commercial Tax dept on Friday.

    Patna: Irked by the Commercial Tax department's high-handedness in dealing with small business operators in Patna, a number of business owners and trade organizations in Patna on Friday announced their decision to keep shops and markets closed for the next 72 hours to press for their demands.

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  • RJD Releases its own Report Card on Nitish Administration

    RJD releases its report card on Nitish government on Thursday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Thursday released their own 20-page report card on Bihar government's performance in the last eight years giving it F-grade in everything from law and order to development.

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  • Paswan Perturbed by RJD Leader's Statement

    LJP leaders at party's foundation day in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Alarmed by gloomy poll predictions for his party by some Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, urged leaders from both parties to refrain from making 'irresponsible' statements that could damage the chances of both the LJP and the RJD in the next national and state elections.

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  • Pappu Yadav an Illiterate Criminal: Nagmani

    NCP leader Nagmani threatens to slap Pappu Yadav with a lawsuit.

    Patna: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state president Nagmani in Patna on Thursday said he was considering taking legal actions against former MP Pappu Yadav for dragging his name in his so-called expose accusing him of accepting bribe from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders during the no-confidence vote against former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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  • Choubey Slams Nitish for taking Credit for Telemedicine

    BJP leader and former Bihar Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey holding a press meet on Wednesday.

    Patna: Former Health Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, said that while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was being given credit for starting telemedicine services at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), it was in fact he who had launched the program on April 28 this year.

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  • Politicians Continue to take shot at Nitish' Report Card

    Upendra Kushwaha holding a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), it was the turn of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) to trash the Nitish administration on its annual report card that it released on Monday.

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  • CM Inaugurates Telemedicine Service at PMCH

    Nitish Kumar launching telemedicine services at PMCH on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday inaugurated the telemedicine services at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) that connects it with other hospitals in Patna, including the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (IGIMS), Indira Gandhi Heart Institute, 22 district hospitals, and 82 primary health centers in the state.

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  • One-fourth of All Contractual Teachers Fail Competency Test

    Education Principal Secretary Amarjeet Sinha releasing the results of teachers' competency test in Patna.

    Patna: Less than three months after the state government observed Teachers' Day in Bihar with much fanfare to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, officials in Patna on Tuesday said over 10,000 contractual school teachers in the state failed to clear the competency test held last month to review their ability to teach.

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  • CM wishes to see an Alcohol-free Bihar

    Nitish Kumar at the 'Prohibition Day' program in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at a function to mark the Prohibition Day on Tuesday, offered cash reward of Rs. one lakh to any group that would eradicate the problem of alcoholism in any village.

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  • Tibet Group unhappy with Indo-China Agreement

    Bharatiya Tibet Sahyog Manch (BTSM) press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: The national President of the Bharatiya Tibet Sahyog Manch (BTSM) Kuldeep Chandra Agnihotri, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for signing an agreement with China involving border issues.

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  • Nitish Government Fractured and Weak; Says Sushil Modi

    BJP in Bihar releases its own 'report card' on Nitish government's performance on Tuesday.

    Patna: The incessant back and forth insults between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal – U leaders in Bihar that has hogged the headlines since the highly-politicized split in the NDA last June, continued unabated on Tuesday when the BJP leaders released a 'report card' of their own detailing the failure of the Nitish Kumar, especially since the NDA came apart at its seams.

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  • Chirag Paswan Rebukes Nitish for Ignoring BJP Leaders

    LJP leader Chirag Paswan holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Parliamentary Board member and son of Ram Vilas Paswan, Chirag Paswan, in Patna on Tuesday, criticized Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for taking all credits for any positive changes in Bihar while completely ignoring the roles of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers who were part of the administration until the split in the NDA last June.

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  • Nitish Touts his Accomplishments in 8th Report Card

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar releases his administration's 8th annual report card in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, first time without his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi by his side since coming into power in 2005, released the 8th 'Report Card' of his administration highlighting achievements on various fronts while also taking sporadic shots at his former allies turned foes.

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  • Despite Poor Record, We will keep Supporting Nitish: BPCC Chief

    Bihar Congress releases its own report card on Nitish administration in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) President Ashok Kumar Chowdhary, in Patna on Monday, slammed the 8th Annual Report Card released by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while at the same time pledging to continue to support the Chief Minister 'to keep the communal forces at bay' in Bihar.

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  • NCP-JDU Partnership Likely: Tariq Anwar

    NCP leader Tariq Anwar in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary Tariq Anwar, in the hope of gaining some political ground in Bihar, said that he was hopeful of an alliance with Nitish-led Janata Dal – U that had much more in common with the NCP than other parties.

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  • Attitude, not Laws, could Change the Society: Meira Kumar

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar at Mahavir Temple in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, at a book launching event at Mahavir Temple in Patna on Sunday, stressed the need for a change in the mindset of the people if one expected revolutionary changes in the society.

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  • Nitish Very Scared of Narendra Modi: Giriraj Singh

    BJP leader Giriraj Singh at a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former minister in the Nitish administration Giriraj Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was obsessed with his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and lived in constant state of fear of the rising popularity of the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate.

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  • Four Arrested for Planning Elaborate Cheating Scheme

    Cell phones, Bluetooth devices and other items seized from railways entrance test candidates.

    Patna: Can't pass a simple recruitment test? No problem; cheat! Or at least that's what four men appearing in the Railway Recruitment Test thought.

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  • Jungle Raj Fast Returning to Bihar: Modi

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi accuses JD-U of fast becoming a party of criminals.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, accused the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal – U party of transforming into the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of the nineties that, he said, was overtaken by hard-core criminals causing rapid decline in the law and order situation in the state.

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  • Congress in Bihar Prepares to take on Nitish

    BPCC president Ashok Kumar Chowdhary at a press meet in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: In view of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress Party in Bihar on Saturday announced the formation of a 326-member committee that also includes nearly four dozen members of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and the youth wing of the party.

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  • Seventh Person Dies in Oct. 27 Patna Blasts

    Bomb blasts at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on October 27 during BJP's 'Hunkar Rally'.

    Patna: Nearly a month after a series of bomb blasts rocked Patna claiming six lives, a seventh person has now died of his injuries.

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  • Nitish Inaugurates 3-day Railways Function in Patna

    Nitish Kumar inaugurates three-day All India Railway Men's Federation at Rajendra Nagar Terminal.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Friday, inaugurated the three-day All India Railway Men's Federation at Rajendra Nagar Terminal.

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  • Nitish is Seeing the Writing on the Wall, Says RJD

    RJD leaders holding a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state president Ram Chandra Purvey, party general secretary Ram Kripal Yadav, and chief spokesperson Vijay Krishna, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was fast losing ground in Bihar and that is why he was inducting politicians with criminal antecedents into the Janata Dal – U.

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  • We are the Number One in Bihar; Says JD-U Leader

    JD-U leaders welcome forme BSP leader Ishrar Ahmed Khan into the party on Thursday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U MP and national secretary R. C. P. Singh, on Thursday, dismissing recent polls that predict dismal prospect for the JD-U in the national and state elections, said that his party, despite polling doom and gloom, would retain the top stop in the state beating out parties like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

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  • Today's Films are full of Filth: Muzaffar Ali

    Film-maker Muzaffar Ali holding a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Muzaffar Ali, the famed director of blockbuster Bollywood movie 'Umrao Jaan' starring Rekha and Farook Shaikh, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, rued the current plight of the Hindi film industry saying today's movies were uninspiring and were full of blood, gore, and cuss words.

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  • Nitish Needs to Clarify his Stand on SIMI: BJP

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi demands explanation from Nitish Kumar on SIMI.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press meet in Patna on Thursday, berated Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for not taking the matter of terrorism seriously by failing to respond to the Center that is seeking his opinion before deciding if the current ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) should remain in place or not.

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  • Anupam Kher Inspires Youths in Patna

    Film actor Anupam Kher with Super-30 founder Anand Kumar in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Noted actor and critically-acclaimed international thespian Anupam Kher, at the book fair in Patna on Thursday, released his book 'Aap Khud hi Best Hain' in the presence of Super-30 founder Anand Kumar and a number of his fans.

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  • Magadh University Student on Hunger Strike

    Students of JD Women's College in Patna protesting on Thursday.

    Patna: Students of Magadh University in Patna, for the third day in a row, took to the street to protest against the university administration demanding uninterrupted functioning of the university's Patna office that, they claimed, remained non-functional for most of the time due to administrative failure.

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  • BJP Responsible for High Crime Rate: Rajak

    JD-U leader Shyam Rajak blames BJP for crime in BJP-government states.

    Patna: After calling its former ally's Prime Ministerial candidate 'the biggest terrorist in the world' and accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of engaging in 'Hitlerian' propaganda warfare, the Janata Dal – U in Bihar on Tuesday mounted its attack on the saffron party insinuating crime rate went up wherever the BJP came into power.

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  • Don't have Toilet at Home? Can't Run for Elected Seats: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar speaking at the World Toilet Day in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday inaugurated the 'World Toilet Day' at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna to promote hygienic toilet for all living in the rural parts of Bihar.

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  • Reasonable Drought-relief Package for Bihar: Tariq Anwar

    Central Minister Tariq Anwar in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Central Agriculture Minister for state and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, said that the Center was considering giving "reasonable" financial aid to Bihar to combat drought in the state.

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  • Prove the Allegations or Resign: Sushil Modi to Nitish

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi demands resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for accusing the BJP of starting the rumor of salt shortage in Bihar.

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  • BJP Leaders Scrambling to Remain in News: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar's Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, following his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, once again took it upon himself to criticize his former ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the BJP leaders were obsessed with remaining relevant by hogging the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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  • BJP and JD-U are the parties of Ravan and Kans: Rabri Devi

    Rabri Devi at a party rally in Sherghati in Gaya on Monday.

    Gaya: Former Chief Minister of Bihar Mrs. Rabri Devi, carrying the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) baton in the absence of her husband and party president Lalu Prasad Yadav, at a rally in Gaya on Monday, took shot at her political opponents calling the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the party of 'Ravan' and the Janata Dal – U the party of 'Kans'.

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  • JD-U Leader Accuses Sushil Modi of Spreading Rumor

    JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U spokesperson Sanjay Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for criticizing the Nitish administration on the recent salt and onion scarcity in Bihar.

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  • Angry Nitish Threatens to Pull Plug on Voluntary Organizations

    CM inaugurating upgraded unit of thermal power in Kanti on Sunday.

    Muzaffarpur: Infuriated by being heckled by activists representing various groups at the inaugural of the 110 megawatt power unit at Kanti Thermal Plant in Muzaffarpur, an usually calm Chief Minister lost his cool and threatened to scrap a couple of voluntary groups saying those organizations did not serve much purpose any way and there was no need for their existence.

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  • Trade Group Advocates Special Category for Bihar

    ASSOCHAM favors special status for Bihar.

    Patna: Despite the Special Status fever considerably subsiding after months of brouhaha particularly, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), on Sunday, declared accelerated growth of Bihar was not possible without the special category status.

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  • Thousands take Dip in Ganges on Kartik Purnima

    Kartik Purnima celebrated at Patna's Ghats on Sunday.

    Patna: Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees in Bihar on Sunday observed Kartik Purnima by taking a dip in the holy river of Ganges and other rivers in the state.

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  • Nitish Indulging in Cheap Politics: Rabri Devi

    Rabri Devi participating in Muharram Tazia in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Mrs. Rabri Devi, along with her son Tej Pratap, in Patna on Friday, participated in the Muharram Tazia procession despite what she claimed a desperate attempt by the Nitish administration to prevent her from being a part of the Muslim tradition.

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  • Shivanand Tiwari Praises, Criticizes Narendra Modi

    JD-U spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari at a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leader Shivanand Tiwari ruffled some feathers within his party leadership when he once again gave credit to Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his meteoric rise in the national politics despite his humble background as a child tea vendor on running trains.

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  • Paswan Befuddled by Congress' Attitude

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, talking to reporters in Patna on Friday, expressed his inability to understand why Congress was hesitant in joining hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and LJP alliance despite each party believing in maintaining and promoting secularism in the nation.

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  • Shahnawaz Predicts Landslide Victory for BJP in Bihar

    BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain (file photo).

    Kishanganj: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain, speaking in Kishanganj on Thursday, predicted a landslide win for his party in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls saying a '74-like anti-Congress wave was sweeping the nation that would put the BJP back in power.

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  • CPI-ML Launches Drive to Collect One Crore Signature

    CPI-ML leaders at the launch of signature drive in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) in Bihar on Thursday launched a state-wide drive to collect one crore signature to protest the recent acquittal of 26 men accused in the 1997 Laxmanpur Bathe massacre in Bihar that left 60 dalits, mostly women and children.

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  • Nitish Unveils the Model of World's Largest Hindu Temple

    Nitish Kumar unveils the model of the proposed Ramayan Temple in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday, unveiled the model of what is being touted as the world's largest Hindu temple to be built at the cost of Rs. 500 crore in Janaki Nagar in West Champaran district.

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  • Narendra Modi may come to Bihar Again; Say BJP Leaders

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Continuing to poke fingers in the eyes of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar, on Wednesday, announced the third visit of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to though stopped short of announcing the date or venue for the party's Prime Ministerial candidate's next visit.

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  • CM Demands Apology from BJP for Questioning his Sanity

    Nitish Kumar speaking at a function to mark the foundation of the Bihar State Building Construction Corporation Limited in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Just a day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar described Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as the ' Peddler of Lies' while also repeatedly comparing him to Hitler and Goebbels in the past few weeks, he advised his opponents to be substantive and to stop 'being so hollow'.

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  • BJP Hits Back at Nitish; Calls him a Liar

    BJP leaders at a press meet in Patna.

    Patna: Political demagoguery and hyperbole hit a new high on Tuesday as two former partners-turned-mortal enemies exchanged harsh words with both parties refusing to be voiced down by the other.

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  • Nitish acting Less like CM and more like Spokesperson: Dipankar

    CPI-ML general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Fed up with the back and forth accusations and counter allegations between the Janata Dal – U and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar, Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday said both parties were making 'irresponsible' statements to avoid talking about real issues that plague Bihar.

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  • Drawing Contest to Promote Energy Conservation

    Students participating in a drawing contest in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Over a hundred students representing a number of schools in Bihar on Tuesday participated in the 9th state drawing competition the theme of which was energy conservation.

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  • BJP Leaders Want Nitish to Resign; Apology from Ag Minister

    BJP leaders in Patna holding a press conference on Monday.

    Patna: Clearly irked by the latest remarks of Janata Dal – U leader Narendra Singh who described Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the 'biggest terrorist ever'; Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar, on Monday, demanded an unconditional apology from the minister and resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who, they said, was 'criminally negligent' of keeping Patna secure during the party's 'Hunkar Rally' on October 27.

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  • CM Inaugurates 3-day Education Fete in Patna

    Nitish Kumar speaking at the inauguration of Education Day in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while inaugurating the three-day Shiksha Diwas, or Education Day, an annual event to mark the birth anniversary of India's first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, in Patna on Monday, reiterated the need for education for girls saying it was essential in eradicating a number of social ills that currently plague the Indian society.

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  • BJP a Party of Liars: Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar at his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, unfazed by the ongoing verbal assaults by his former colleagues and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, slammed his former ally saying the BJP was a party full of 'peddlers of lies and deceit'.

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  • Protest in Patna following Bidupur Rape and Murder

    Students in Patna on Monday protest against rising crime in Bihar.

    Patna: Activists belonging to the All India Democratic Students' Organization (AIDSO) and other students' outfits in Patna on Monday took out a rally to protest against the latest case of rape and murder involving a minor girl in Vaishali district.

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  • Biharis and Jharkhandis in Singapore Celebrate Chhath

    Biharis and Jharkhandis in Singapore celebrating Chhath.

    Singapore: About 20 families from Bihar and Jharkhand in Singapore participated in the Chhath festival at the Changi Beach by offering 'arghya' to both setting and rising sun last Friday and Saturday.

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  • No one Suggested Cancellation of Hunkar Rally: ADG

    Bihar ADG Ravindra Kumar holding press meet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Ravindra Kumar, Additional Director General of Bihar (Headquarters), at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, denied the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) allegation that a senior police officer in Bihar had asked the BJP leaders to cancel Narendra Modi's speech during the 'Hunkar Rally' in Patna on October 27 in the aftermath of bomb blasts in the state capital that left six persons dead and over 80 injured.

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  • Govt. Soft on Terrorism in the Name of Secularism: Prasad

    Dr. Sachchidanand Sinha's birth anniversary observed in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, at a function to mark the 142nd birth anniversary of noted educationist Dr. Sachchidanand Sinha, said that due to the Bihar administration's soft stand on terrorism, the state police refused to interrogate Indian Mujahideen terrorist Yasin Bhatkal in spite of being arrested from Bihar.

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  • Education Minister Inaugurates Patna Book Fair

    Education Minister P. K. Shahi inaugurating Patna Book Fair on Sunday.

    Patna: Education Minister P. K. Shahi, amidst much fanfare, inaugurated the 20th Patna Book Fair sponsored by Center for Readership Development (CRD) at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday.

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  • Patna Book Fair Just Hours away from Opening

    Gandhi Maidan in Patna prepares for the opening of book fair on Sunday.

    Patna: The two-week long 20th Patna Book Fair organized under the banner of Center for Readership Development (CRD) opens at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday, H. L. Gulati, fair chairperson, said at a press conference on Saturday.

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  • Chhath Passes off Peacefully in Bihar

    Morning 'arghya' being offered in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chhath in Bihar came to a peaceful end with the offering of the morning 'arghya' on Saturday as millions of devotees prayed to the rising sun by standing waist-deep in the Ganges, other rivers, lakes, ponds, and makeshift water tanks across the state.

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  • Chhath Day 2: Devotees Observe 'Kharna'

    Day 2 of Chhath in Patna: Women carrying water from Ganga to observe 'Kharna' on Thursday.

    Patna: Chhath devotees in Patna, on the second day of the festival on Thursday, observed Kharna by taking the customary dip in the Ganges and observing day-long 'nirjala' fast.

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  • Millions Take Dip in Ganges to Begin Chhath Festival in Bihar

    Women in Patna praying to the sun to mark the beginning of the Chhath festival on Wednesday.

    Patna: Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees in Patna on Wednesday observed 'Nahai-Khai' to mark the beginning of the 4-day festival of Chhath.

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  • Box of Firecrackers at Patna Junction Causes Panic

    Bomb scare at Patna Junction on Tuesday.

    Patna: Still reeling with the series of explosions near Gandhi Maidan on October 27, the railway police in Patna on Tuesday sprung into action as some people reported a suspicious looking cardboard box on Platform Number 3 with no one around it.

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  • Lalu Sorely Missed during Chhath Festival: Rabri

    RJD leader Rabri Devi drying wheat in sun for Chhath Puja.

    Patna: Former Chief Minister of Bihar Mrs. Rabri Devi, known for observing Chhath festival like millions of other women in Bihar, on Tuesday said that while she was preparing for the state's most revered festival, it would not be same without her husband Lalu Prasad Yadav who was sent to jail last month for his involvement in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam.

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  • Terrorism Victims' Ashes Immersed in the Ganges

    BJP takes out Asthi Kalash Yatra in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sponsored 'Asthi Kalash Yatra' containing the ashes of six victims of the bombings that occurred during the party's 'Hunkar Rally' in Patna on October 27, was paraded throughout the state capital in the presence of senior leaders from Bihar.

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  • Pappu Yadav's Book to Expose Many Politicians

    Former RJD MP Pappu Yadav holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: In what is being seen as a 'rehabilitation tour' by former jail bird Pappu Yadav in view of the upcoming general elections, the ex-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, pledged to 'reveal a number of secrets' involving many politicians in a book written by him to be released later this month.

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  • All Schoolgirls to Get Stipend from now on

    Education Principal Secretary Amarjeet Sinha at a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Besides providing stipends to Class I through Class X schoolgirls from the reservation category, the Bihar government, from now on, will also dole out similar stipends to schoolgirls from the general category.

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  • Dead Terrorist Given Burial by NGO

    Burial preparation for the Patna blast suspect Ainul in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Four days after the Patna blast suspect Ainul, a.k.a. Tarique died of his injuries he received when the bomb he was planting at Patna Junction on October 27 exploded, was given a burial by a local NGO after his family members declined to claim his body saying Ainul had violated the principle of Islam that did not believe in violence to achieve an end.

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  • Narendra Modi was in Bihar to Disrupt Peace: JD-U Leader

    JD-U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh at a press conference in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to disrupt peace and communal harmony in Bihar saying the two visits of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was organized to achieve this goal.

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  • Nitish Surveys Patna Ghats for Chhath Preparedness

    CM visiting Patna ghats to review Chhath preparedness on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday, still reeling with the last year's Chhath tragedy in Patna when 17 people, mostly women and children, perished after a makeshift bamboo bridge at the Adalatganj Ghat caved in, surveyed the safety and general preparedness of the ghats where millions of Hindu devotees would gather on November 6 to mark the beginning of the 4-day festival.

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  • Gandhi Maidan Reopens for Public

    Children play cricket at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Monday after the facility opened after a week of closure due to bomb blasts on Nov. 27.

    Patna: Exactly a week after Patna's Gandhi Maidan was closed to the general public in the aftermath of serial bomb blasts on October 27 in which six people died, the sprawling ground reopened to the public on Monday after the district administration declared it safe for people.

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  • Sweep Garbage from Bihar; Says Nitish

    Nitish Kumar speaking at the first foundation day of the Bihar State Power Holding Co. Ltd. in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while attending a function in Patna to mark the first anniversary of the foundation of the Bihar State Power Holding Co. Ltd (BSTPHCL) in Patna on Saturday, lauded the power projects undertaken by the company to the tune of Rs. 152 crore.

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  • Nitish Turned Bihar into Soft Terrorist Zone: Sushil Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi with Narendra Modi at Patna Airport on Saturday.

    Patna: The war of words between the former two allies in Bihar continued to escalate on Saturday as former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, on Saturday, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of turning Bihar into a 'safe haven for terrorists' and failing to check Naxalism in the state.

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  • Aamir Khan Gets Relief from Patna High Court

    Omkar Das and Aamir Khan at the show of 'Peepli Live'.

    Patna: A single bench of Justice Hemant Kumar Srivastava of Patna high court on Friday stayed the proceedings of the lower court against actor and producer Aamir Khan in a matter related to copyright of his film, 'Peepli Live'. Khan had earlier been summoned by the Patna district court.

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  • Narendra Modi Meets with Blast Victims

    BJP leader Narendra Modi meeting with the family members of Raj Narain Singh in Gaurichak in Patna district on Saturday.

    Patna: Nearly a week after six persons were killed when a series of blasts rocked Patna during the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate, on Saturday, visited the home of one of the victims in Gaurichak in Patna district and expressed his grief over the death of one of their family members.

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  • Nitish Inaugurates Work on Elevated Corridor

    Nitish inaugurates work on elevated corridor in Digha on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday inaugurated the construction work of the nearly 12 kilometer long elevated road corridor between the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) and Digha Ghat to be built at the cost of Rs. 1,289 crore.

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  • JD-U MP in Hot Soup over Fake Travel Documents

    JD-U MP Anil Kumar Sawhney.

    Muzaffarpur: Two days after a JD-U leader from Samastipur district revealed his family ties with one of the terrorists involved in October 27 serial bomb blasts in Patna, the party of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar received yet another setback on Friday when the CBI conducted raids at the Muzaffarpur home of Anil Kumar Sawhney, a JD-U Rajya Sabha MP, for submitting fake travel vouchers to the tune of Rs. 1.35 lakh for reimbursement.

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  • Brisk Sale of Cars, Gold, Appliances on Dhanteras

    Dhanteras shopping in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: People in Bihar on Friday, to celebrate Dhanteras, opened up their wallets in their rush to buy new cars, motorcycles, gold jewelries, pots and pans, and, of course, electronic household appliances.

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  • Patna Blast Terrorist Ainul Dies of his Injuries

    Terrorist blast suspect Ainul dies of his injuries at a hospital in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: The man, who was critically injured when a bomb he was trying to plant near Patna Junction on November 27 went off, succumbed to his injuries on Friday at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (IGIMS) in Patna.

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  • Pataliputra Station Inauguration Postponed amidst Protest

    Railways inaugural dais at Pataliputra Station empty after program was cancelled on Thursday.

    Patna: The East-Central Railways on Thursday, for the third time in last few weeks, postponed the inauguration of the new Pataliputra station due to protest from the nearby villagers.

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  • Say No to Firecrackers: Kids to Patna'ites

    Students of Tender Hearts International School in Patna build 'gharondas' for Diwali.

    Patna: Young students of the Tender Hearts International School in Patna on Thursday appealed to everyone to avoid using firecrackers during the Diwali festival and instead, urged them to enjoy sweets for which Patna is known for.

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  • Maurya Kala Parisar in Kuwait Bids Farewell to Pathaks

    Group photo of the members of the Maurya Kala Parisar in Kuwait.

    Kuwait: Maurya Kala Parisar, Kuwait, arranged a sentimental but musical evening to bid farewell to one of its founding member families.

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  • Lalu's Bail Plea Rejected by Jharkhand High Court

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea rejected (file photo).

    Ranchi: In a setback to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Jharkhand High Court in Ranchi on Thursday rejected his bail petition saying it lacked any new evidence that merited granting of bail to the former Chief Minister of Bihar.

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  • Bhattacharya Accuses Gujarat CM of Trying to Disturb Peace in Bihar

    CPI-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: A day after the Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) held its 'Khabardar Rally' in Patna, party General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, on Thursday, criticized Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for trying to disturb peace in Bihar.

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  • BJP Leader Questions if Nitish has Conspired with IM

    BJP leader Giriraj Singh (file photo).

    Patna: Firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and an ex-Minister in the Nitish cabinet Giriraj Singh on Thursday attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's patriotism towards India saying the people of Bihar wanted to know what was his role in the October 27 bomb blasts in Patna during which six persons were killed and scores injured.

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  • JD-U comes to the Defense of Suspected Terrorist's Uncle

    JD-U leader Taki Akhtar (left) being defended by Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chowdhary in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U in Bihar, realizing that one of the key suspects in the October 27 serial bomb blasts in Patna was none other than the nephew of a party leader from Samastipur, went on a damage control mode attempting to play down the proximity between the suspect and the JD-U leader saying the revelation that the two were related was not new though the two haven't had any contact with each other for years.

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  • Fascism, Communalism will not be Tolerated: CPI-ML Leader

    CPI-ML's 'Khabardar Rally' in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) in Patna on Wednesday held its 'Khabardar Rally' to issue warnings to both the state administration in Bihar and the Central government to get their acts together or get ready for a revolution.

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  • BJP Leader Tears into Nitish Kumar

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad (file photo).

    Patna: A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ripped the speech of Narendra Modi made during the Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Hunkar Rally' in Patna last Sunday, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday countered Kumar saying his attempt to form a 'third front' before the next Lok Sabha election was nothing than a smokescreen to hide his failure at many different levels.

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  • Chintan Shivir: Nitish Hits back at Narendra Modi

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking at JD-U 'Chintan Shivir' in Rajgir on Tuesday.

    Patna: Continuing to underestimate the popularity of Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) presidential candidate Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday brushed off the 'Modi Mania' invoking the Godwin's Law saying the BJP was like the Nazis in Germany who believed repeating a lie hundred times would somehow make the lie true.

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  • Third Suspect in Patna Bombing Case Arrested from Motihari

    Scene at Patna's Gandhi Maidan after serial bomb blasts prior to Narendra Modi's speech on October. 27.

    Patna: The Bihar police on Wednesday arrested a third suspect in the October 27 serial blasts in Patna that led to the death of six persons and injuries to dozen others.

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  • Narendra Modi to Re-visit Bihar to Meet with Bombing Victims' Families

    Gujarat CM Narendra Modi at Hunkar Rally in Patna on October 27.

    Patna: Just three days after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi made a scathing attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar amidst chaos caused by serial bomb blasts that killed six persons and left dozens injured in Patna, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate is likely to revisit Bihar on November 2 to personally meet with the family members of the six victims and offer his condolence to them.

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  • Gandhi Maidan off Limit to Public; Three more Bombs Found

    Three more bombs found at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Tuesday. Combing operation continues.

    Patna: National Security Guard commandos in Patna, during an elaborate combing operation of the Gandhi Maidan on Tuesday, found three more bombs that were placed by domestic terrorists with allegiance to the Indian Mujahideen, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Manoj Tiwari said.

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  • Key Suspect in Patna Blasts Sent to Jail under Judicial Custody

    Patna SSP Manu Maharaj talking to media on Tuesday.

    Patna: Mohammad Imtiaz Ansari, the key suspect in the serial bomb blasts last Sunday in Patna that left six persons dead and over 80 injured was sent to seven day judicial custody after being presented before a court on Tuesday.

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  • Last Minute Change in Venue of CPI-ML's Rally

    CPI-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya at a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: In view of the safety of its workers and supporters, the Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) on Tuesday announced its decision of change the venue of its 'Khabardar Rally' scheduled to be held in Patna on Wednesday.

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  • Rabri Devi Slams Nitish, Narendra Modi

    RJD leader Rabri Devi meets with Muslim women in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Dozens of Muslim women in Patna on Monday met with former Chief Minister Rabri Devi and expressed their loyalty towards the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) while praying for the quick release of party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who remains incarcerated at a Ranchi jail after being convicted in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam.

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  • JD-U Begins it 'Chintan Shivir' in Rajgir

    JD-U 'Chintan Shivir' opens in Rajgir on Monday.

    Rajgir: A day after serial bomb blasts in Patna in which six persons were killed and scores injured, Janata Dal – U leaders in Bihar congregated at the party retreat in Rajgir on Monday to discuss ways to strengthen the party in the aftermath of the split in the NDA.

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  • Diwali Celebrated by Biharis and Jharkhandis in Singapore

    Fashion show at Diwali festival organized by BIJHAR in Singhapore.Singapore: BIJHAR Singapore, the registered community of people with roots in Bihar and Singapore, celebrated the Deepavali festivities with usual enthusiasm and bonhomie.

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  • Nitish Criminally Negligent; Say BJP Leaders

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan meeting with yesterday's bombing victims at PMCH on Monday.

    Patna: Leaders of various opposition parties in Bihar accused the state government of gross security failure during the BJP's 'Hunkar Rally' at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday where Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was to speak.

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  • Bombing Suspect Dies; Indian Mujahideen behind Patna Blasts

    Raids being conducted in Patna hotels to gather clues about yesterday's bombing at BJP's Hunkar Rally in Patna.

    Patna: A sixth person who succumbed to his injuries caused by serial blasts in Patna during Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state capital on Sunday was identified as one of the suspects who allegedly planted at least one of the bombs in the city, police in Patna said on Monday.

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  • NIA Team Arrives in Patna to Investigate Blasts

    NIA team investigating bomb blasts at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: The Home Ministry, in the wake of Sunday blasts in Patna in which five people were killed over six dozen injured, dispatched a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths to probe the incident.

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  • CM Cut Shorts his Trip following Blasts in Patna

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding a meeting following bomb blasts in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who left Patna for Rajgir ahead of the BJP's Hunkar Rally in Patna, cut short his 3-day tour of the region in the wake of serial bomb blasts in the state capital during BJP's 'Hunkar Rally' on Sunday.

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  • Hunkar Rally Marred by Serial Bomb Blasts; Five Dead

    Bomb blasts in Patna leaves five dead and dozens injured during BJP's Hunkar Rally on Sunday.

    Patna: At least five persons were killed and over 60 injured when a series of bomb blasts took place in the state capital just minutes ahead of the speech by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who was in Patna to attend the party's 'Hunkar Rally' in which he gave a call for the removal of Congress-led UPA government at the Center.

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  • Patna Braces for BJP's Hunkar Rally

    BJP leaders Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajiv Pratap Rudy reviewing preparation for tomorrow's 'Hunkar Rally' at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Saturday.

    Patna: For the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar, the moment of truth is just hours away when the party's so-called 'Hunkar Rally' kicks off at Patna's Gandhi Maidan where, stung by the betrayal of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the saffron party will attempt to revive its prominence with the help of none other than the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

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  • Bihar Congress Unimpressed by Gujarat Model of Development

    Congress state chief Ashok Chowdhary holding a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Congress state president Ashok Chowdhary, a day before the much-hyped 'Hunkar Rally' in Patna, tried to throw a wrench in the BJP wheel of euphoria saying the so-called Gujarat model of development was more of the creation of a careful media management than a definitive guide to development.

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  • President Pranab Mukherjee at IIT Graduation in Patna

    President Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi at Patna Airport on Saturday.

    Patna: President of India Pranab Mukherjee, speaking at the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna, on Saturday, said that it was a matter of great disappointment that since Dr. C. V. Raman was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 over 83 years ago, not one single Indian graduating from one of the top institutes in India was ever bestowed with that honor again.

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  • CM Participates in Shanti Stupa Celebration in Rajgir

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Rajgir on Friday.

    Rajgir: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while attending a function to mark the 44th anniversary of the opening of Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Rajgir on Friday, in what appeared to be a veiled attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, said that some people in the world did not appreciate the value of peace and preferred to spread chaos in the society, country, and the world.

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  • Rahul Gandhi's Statement must be Investigated: Shahnawaz

    BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, along with other party leaders, at a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain in Patna on Friday slammed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his disparaging remarks against Indian Muslim youths saying Gandhi's comment was extremely insulting to the Indian minorities and his statement should be investigated by the Central Home Minister.

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  • CPI's 'Jan Akrosh' Rally Draws Large Crowd in Patna

    CPI 'Jan Akrosh Rally' at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Hoping to form a viable third front to take on political juggernauts like Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Communist Party of India (CPI) leaders, at the party's 'Jan Akrosh' rally in Patna on Friday, supported Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's demand of special status for Bihar saying without it, it was extremely difficult to pull the state from its economic abyss.

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  • 5000 Sacks of Rice Seized following Raid in Digha

    5000 sacks of rice seized from a warehouse in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Police in Patna under Digha police station on Thursday raided a warehouse on Polson road and recovered 5,000 sacks containing 50 kilogram of rice each meant for distribution among poor.

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  • LJP Hopes to Solidify Muslim Votes

    LJP holds meeting of its minority cell in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, who is seeking to make his presence felt in the media in the absence of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, at the party's state-level conference of the minority cell in Patna on Thursday, once again pitched the idea for a Congress-LJP-RJD alliance saying together it could take on the 'communal forces' who posed great threat to secular fiber of the nation.

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  • BJP Seeks to Differentiate itself from Nitish on Special Status

    BJP press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, said that his party would demand a special package of Rs. 50,000 crore for Bihar during the October 27 'Hunkar Rally' in Patna.

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  • BJP Leader Slams Rahul Gandhi for Invoking Assassination

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad holding a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Wednesday slammed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for saying like his grandmother Indira Gandhi and his father Rajiv Gandhi, both former Prime Ministers of India; he may also be assassinated for his involvement in the Indian politics.

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  • Modi Poses a Great Threat to the Nation; Says Activist

    Social activist Shabnam Hashmi releasing an anti-Narendra Modi CD in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Civil activist Shabnam Hashmi, at a press conference at Patna's IMA Hall on Wednesday, released a CD called the 'Kachcha Chittha of Scams under Narendra Modi's Administration' in an obvious attempt to discredit the Gujarat Chief Minister and his Prime Ministerial candidacy.

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  • CPI Leader Asks Rahul Gandhi to Lay out his Plan for India

    CPI leader A. B. Bardhan in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A. B. Bardhan, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, rebuked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for 'harping on emotional issues' to muster votes for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Modi Rally in Patna would be 'Historical': Dharmendra Pradhan

    BJP leaders at a roadside 'chaupal' in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Dharmendra Pradhan , the party in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar, on Wednesday, flagged off the 'Hunkar Rath' of the party's RTI cell from Birchand Patel Marg to gather support for the upcoming 'Hunkar Rally' in Patna.

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  • Javed Akhtar Supports Nitish Model of Development

    Javed Akhtar, N. K. Singh, and Nitish Kumar at the release of a book in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Noted poet, lyricist, and screenplay writer Javed Akhtar, while releasing a book 'The New Bihar' at a media event in Patna on Wednesday, took a veiled shot at the administrative style of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying managing a corporation was different from running a nation because too much power in the hand of an individual was not in the interest of any nation.

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  • Paswan Visits Rabri Devi; Discusses Future Alliance

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag visit Rabri Devi in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, along with his son and budding politician Chirag Paswan, on Tuesday met with former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi at her residence and enquired about her welfare in the absence of her husband and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who is currently doing time at Ranchi jail for his involvement in the fodder scam.

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  • Lalu Yadav, JD-U MP Stripped off their MP Status

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (file photo).

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav doesn't seem to be catching any break lately. First he gets convicted by a special CBI court in Ranchi for his involvement in the multi-million rupees fodder scam. Then he is sent to prison for five years besides being fined Rs. 25 lakh.

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  • BJP MLA Alleges Harassment by Traffic Cop

    BJP legislator Asha Devi having a row with a traffic cop on Tuesday.

    Patna: Traffic came to a grinding halt near Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday when a traffic police stopped the vehicle of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Asha Devi on some minor traffic infraction.

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  • Nitish Kumar Ridicules Media Polls

    Nitish Kumar at Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, talking to media on Monday, dismissed the value of polling surveys describing them as nothing more than 'entertainment programs' that had no connection with facts or the ground realities.

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  • Shatrughan commits himself to Narendra Modi's Candidacy

    BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha flags off motorcycles for Hunkar Rally from Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and MP Shatrughan Sinha, on Monday, flagged off a motorcycle rally from Patna to drum up support for the party's 'Hunkar Rally' in Patna on October 27 in which Gujarat Chief Minister and party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is expected to give a call for the ouster of Congress-led UPA government at the Center.

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  • Congress Leaders turn Anniversary into a Political Event

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and other Congress leaders at the S. K. Sinha anniversary program in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: It was supposed to be an occasion to share the life and ideologies of Bihar's first Chief Minister Sri Krishna Sinha and how they remain relevant today even after over a century, instead it turned out to be yet another political event with politicians taking shots at other fellow politicians for political gains!

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  • Aurangabad Blast Maoist Suspects Arrested

    Five Maoists arrested from Aurangabad on Monday.

    Patna: Merely four days after the Maoist assault in Aurangabad, authorities on Monday arrested five persons who, police suspects, had triggered the landmine blast that led to the death of eight persons, including the husband of a local district council member, on October 17.

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  • Former Mukhia Arrested for Keeping Deer at Home

    Ex-mukhia arrested for keeping a deer at home.Patna: Authorities in Patna on Monday arrested a former mukhia on charges of violating the Wildlife Protection Act after they found a deer at his home in Bajipur under Bihta police station.

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  • Big Business Houses Assure CM of Investment in Bihar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (file photo).

    Mumbai: Large industrialists of the nation, at a meeting in Mumbai on Saturday, assured Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of setting up industries in Bihar while also promising the CM of talking to other industrialists in an attempt to persuade them to set up manufacturing plants in the state.

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  • Thakur Warns Government of Naxal Resurgence in Bihar

    BJP leader Dr. C. P. Thakur warns Bihar government of sudden rise in Naxal activities.

    Patna: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press meet in Patna on Sunday, expressed his concerns over the resurgence of caste-based killings in Bihar saying if the government did not take immediate actions to rein in extremism, it would have devastating impact in the state.

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  • Grab your Wallet; here comes a Bicycle to Drool on

    Hero bicycle company launches its Rs. 69,000 bike in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Bicycle manufacturer Hero Cycles, at a media event at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Saturday, rolled out its 'Rolls Royce' among its current line of production by showcasing the 'Jaguar 3.0' amidst oohs and aahs of the visitors.

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  • Landmine Kills Eight in Aurangabad

    Naxals in Bihar.Aurangabad: In a still developing story, at least eight persons were killed when a landmine installed by Maoist extremists went off in Aurangabad district on Thursday evening.

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  • "Why are Nitish and Shivanand not in Jail?" Asks Rabri Devi

    Rabri Devi (file photo).

    Patna: A day after a designated CBI court in Ranchi convicted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav in the multi-million rupees fodder scam, his wife and former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi, while maintaining the innocence of her husband, questioned the motive of the CBI court saying why it spared current Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his party member Shivanand Tiwari when their names also surfaced in the same scandal.

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  • BJP Vijay Rath Flagged off ahead of 'Hunkar Rally'

    BJP in Patna flags off 'NaMo Rath' on Friday.

    Patna: Ahead of the October 27 'Hunkar Rally in Patna, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers flagged off the so-called 'NaMo Vijay Rath' from the party office on Birchand Patel Marg amidst much fanfare on Friday.

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  • Rupam Pathak's Bail Cancelled by Supreme Court

    Rupam Pathak (file photo).

    Purnia: In a setback to Rupam Pathak, the school teacher who was convicted in the January 4, 2011 killing of Purnia Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Raj Kishore Kesari, the Supreme Court, on Friday, cancelled her bail earlier granted by the Patna High Court.

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  • Patna Book Fair Opens on November 10

    Patna Book Fair organizers holding a press meet on Friday.

    Patna: Once again it's the time for Patna Book Fair that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, with a large proportion of them being young students, to the sprawling Gandhi Maidan in Patna each year.

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  • BPCC Chief would not Confirm or Deny Priyanka's Candidacy

    Congress state president Ashok Chowdhary holding a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: With rumors of Priyanka Gandhi possibly being presented as the party's next Prime Ministerial candidate swirling in the media, Congress state president Ashok Chowdhary, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, while not denying the rumor, said that both Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi occupied the same status in the Congress and their contributions to the party was invaluable.

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  • CM Directs Officials to Evaluate Damage Caused by Phailin

    CM holds meeting with Disaster Management officials in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Thursday held a high-level meeting of senior officials to formulate a policy to compensate the victims of the cyclone Phailin that, just days ago, left a trail of destruction in some parts of the state due to heavy rainfall.

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  • Lalu Reaches out to High Court to Overturn his Conviction

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (file photo).

    Ranchi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav who remains incarcerated at a Ranchi jail after he was convicted in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, on Thursday, move Jharkhand High Court to overturn his conviction.

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  • Rats Jumping Ship during Election Time is nothing New: Vashisht

    JD-U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh (file photo).

    Patna: Dismissing any crisis in the party, Janata Dal – U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, slammed party leader Mangni Lal Mandal saying some leaders were in the habit of trashing their own party whenever the time of election approached.

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  • Manoj Tiwari to Canvass for Hunkar Rally

    Manoj Tiwari to help BJP make 'Hunkar Rally' a success.

    Patna: Noted Bhojpuri actor and the star of many television shows Manoj Tiwari would soon join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar in their efforts to make the party's upcoming 'Hunkar Rally' in Patna a huge success, sources in BJP said.

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  • Train Derails near Patna Saheb; Passengers Unhurt

    Train derails near Patna Saheb on Tuesday night.

    Patna: What could have been a major disaster ending with loss of lives, passengers of the Danapur-Kamakhya Capital Expressed walked away unscathed when eleven coaches of the train headed for Assam jumped track near Patna Sahib station late Tuesday night.

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  • Bakr-Id Celebrated in Bihar

    Bakr-Id celebrated at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Wednesday.

    Patna: Muslims in Bihar on Wednesday celebrated Bakr-Id with much fervor and enthusiasm by offering namaz and embracing their friends and relatives at their homes and various places of worship throughout the state.

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  • Dr. Diwkar Tejaswi Selected for National Award

    diwakar tejaswiPatna: Medical Director of PAHAL and noted physician Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi has been selected for prestigious "Lord Beden Powell National Award 2014."

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  • LJP Seeks CBI Probe in the Laxmanpur Bathe Massacre Acquittal

    LJP Dalit Sena rally in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: The Dalit Sena of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Patna on Tuesday took out a rally against the recent acquittals of 26 men accused in the 1997 Laxmanpur Bathe massacre in Bihar that had left 60 dalits, including many women and children, dead.

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  • Builders, Hoteliers, Coaching Institute Owners mostly among Tax Evaders

    Press conference by Central Excise and Service Tax officials in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Central Excise and Service Tax Commissioner Shashank Priya, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday said that during a recent investigation, officials found 80 business houses in Bihar that have evaded service tax to the tune of Rs. 35 crore in the current fiscal year alone.

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  • Phailin Dampens Ravan Vadh Spirit in Patna

    Durga Puja ends with Ravan Vadh in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: The much anticipated 'Ravan Vadh' to mark the end of Dussehra a was marred by constant rain and high wind caused by cyclone Phailin on Sunday even as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did his best to inject some enthusiasm in it by releasing balloons and lighting the inaugural lamp at Patna's Gandhi Maidan in the presence of a relatively smaller crowd than previous years.

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  • Change in Ravan Vadh Schedule; to be held on Sunday

    Patna Dussehra Committee Trust members holding a press conference on Saturday.

    Patna: Anticipating gusting wind and possible heavy rain due to the Phailin cyclone that has caused widespread devastation on the east coast including Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, the Dussehra Committee Trust in Patna on Saturday shifted the date for 'Ravan Vadh' from Monday, October 14 to Sunday, October 13.

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  • Muslims Pray for the Success of 'Hunkar Rally'

    BJP Muslim leaders offer chadar at High Court Mazar to pray for the success of 'Hunkar Rally'

    Patna: Giving a boost to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the candidacy of Narendra Modi for the Prime Ministerial post, a group of Muslims in Patna on Saturday offered 'chadar' on the tomb of Hazrat Shaheed Sayed Ghulam Safdar Peer Murad Shah adjacent to Patna High Court Shah to pray for the success of the BJP's October 27 'Hunkar Rally' where the Gujarat Chief Minister is expected to address a large rally.

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  • Nitish Offers Prayer to Ma Durga at Dak Bungalow Pandal

    CM visits Dak Bungalow Road Durga Pandal in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday paid a visit to various temples in the state capital to offer prayers on the occasion of Saptami Puja.

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  • Update on the Status of Cyclone Phailin

    Bay of Bengal

    Patna: Secretary, India Meteorological Society, Bihar, Dr. Pradhan Parth Sarthi, on Saturday issued an updated status of the cyclone 'Phailin' saying it was currently around 200 km away from Orissa and Andhra Pradesh coast.

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  • CM Lays Foundation Stone of Patna's 'Marine Drive'

    Nitish Kumar lays the foundation stone of Loknayak Ganga Drive in Digha on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday laid the foundation stone of the ambitious 21.5 kilometer, four-lane driveway along the Ganges, dubbed as 'Patna's Marine Drive', at a function held in Digha in the presence of party leaders and executives of the Bihar State Road Development Corporation (BSRDC) and the Navayuga Engineering Company (NEC).

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  • Leaders Remember JP on his 110th Birth Anniversary

    Nitish Kumar paying homage to Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narayan at Charkha Samiti in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Politicians in Bihar on Friday observed the 110th birth anniversary of freedom fighter and socialist Jaya Prakash Narayan at a number of functions held in Patna and across the state.

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  • Nitish Looking for Excuse to Send me to Jail: Sushil Modi

    Sushil Modi with other BJP leaders at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of fishing for opportunity to implicate him in some cooked-up case following his demand for the prosecution of the Chief Minister and two other Janata Dal – U leaders for their involvement in the fodder scam case.

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  • Bihar Sounds Red Alert for Hurricane 'Phailin'

    Nitish Kumar holds meeting of experts to prepare for 'Phailin' hurricane that may hit Bihar in next few days.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Thursday held an emergency meeting with the Indian Meteorological Department and state disaster management officials to review preparation for the impending 'Phailin' hurricane that has been predicted to make a landing in Bihar on October 12 coinciding with the celebration of Durga Puja.

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  • CPI-ML Rallies against Acquittals of Laxmanpur Bathe Massacre

    CPI-ML march against the aquittal of Laxmanpur Bathe massacre accused by the Patna High Court.

    Patna: The Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) in Patna on Thursday took out a rally to protest the acquittal of all 26 people accused in the 1997 Laxmanpur Bathe massacre in which 58 dalits were brutally killed by the alleged Ranvir Sena activists.

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  • Bhojpuri Film Dulhe Raja to be Released Oct. 11

    Bhojpuri film 'Dulhe Raja' promotion in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bhojpuri film star Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua, in Patna on Thursday, held a media event to promote his latest film 'Dulhe Raja' with actress Madhu Sharma, and producers Abhay Sinha and Nishant Ujjwal.

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  • President's Visit to Bihar Cut Short to Accommodate 'Hunkar Rally'

    Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's Palace) in New Delhi.

    Patna: After nearly a month-long war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his party members over the scheduled visit of President Pranab Mukherjee that coincided with the BJP's much-hyped 'Hunkar Rally' in Patna on October 27, the President, on Thursday, announced his decision to cut short the trip to Bihar by one day so as to not clash with the BJP program.

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  • CM Flags off Ambulance Services in Bihar

    Nitish Kumar flagging off modern ambulances in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, from the Raj Bhawan roundabout in Patna on Wednesday, flagged off 44 state-of-the-art 'Advance Life Support' ambulances that would be operating under sadar hospitals in all districts.

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  • Government to offer New Facilities to Reporters

    Brishan Patel meeting with journalists on Wednesday.

    Patna: Information and Public Relations Minister Brishan Patel, in Patna on Wednesday, held a meeting with the members of the Journalists Welfare Front to discuss problems being faced by them.

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  • Laxmanpur Bathe Massacre Accused Acquitted by HC

    Ranvir Sena chief late Brahmeshwar Mukhia (file photo).

    Patna: Much to the anger and frustration of the family members of the victims of the horrifying Laxmanpur Bathe massacre in which nearly 60 dalits were butchered allegedly by the members of the Ranvir Sena, an upper caste militia group led by its late founder Brahmeshwar Mukhia, the Patna High Court on Wednesday, overturned a previous lower court decision and acquitted all 26 persons named in the 1997 carnage in the 'lack of credible evidence'.

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  • Roadside Play Puts Corrupt Politicians in Light

    A roadside play by AISF and IPTA at College of Commerce in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Members of the All India Students' Federation (ASIF), in a joint effort with the Indian People's Theater Association (IPTA) on Wednesday, staged a roadside play to highlight the corrupt ways of the Indian politicians and how their actions affect the lives of millions of ordinary citizens.

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  • Arbaaz, Huma Charm Patna'ites during Gillette Promotion

    Actress Huma Qureshi promoting shaving razor for men in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Actor-Director Arbaaz Khan and the star of 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and a number of other films Huma Qureshi were in Patna on Tuesday to promote Gillette shaving razor for men.

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  • Case Lodged against JD-U MLA Anant Singh

    JD-U MLA Anant Singh (file photo).

    Patna: Despite claims of good governance in Bihar, much to the embarrassment of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the police in Patna on Tuesday filed a case of extortion against Janata Dal – U legislator Anant Singh following a complaint filed by a local builder.

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  • CM Denies his Involvement in President's Visit to Bihar

    Nitish Kumar at his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, following his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, denied having played any role in scheduling the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Bihar on October 27 to coincide with the Bharatiya Janata Party's much publicized 'Hunkar Rally' in which Gujarat Chief Minister and party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is scheduled to speak.

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  • ASSOCHAM Expresses Faith in Nitish's Leadership

    ASSOCHAM meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), at a function held in Patna on Monday, hailed Bihar Chief Minister for changing the perception of a 'BIMARU' state like Bihar and expressed its solidarity with Nitish Kumar in his demand for Special Economic Status for the state.

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  • Ailing Jagannath Mishra Referred to AIIMS

    JD-U leader and former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra (file photo).

    Ranchi: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, who was rushed to a hospital in Ranchi just hours after being sent to a jail following his conviction by a CBI court in the fodder scam case, was referred to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by a medical board in Ranchi.

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  • CM Trying to Sabotage Narendra Modi's Visit: Sushil Modi

    Sushil Modi holding a press conference in Patna.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of trying to sabotage Narendra Modi's visit to Patna on October 27 by scheduling President Pranab Mukherjee's trip to Bihar on the same day.

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  • Sushil Modi a Professional Liar: Shivanand

    RDJ leader Shivanand Tiwari holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U General Secretary Shivanand Tiwari, on Sunday, slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi saying the former Deputy Chief Minister was an out and out liar when he said either he or Chief Minister had anything to do with the multi-crore rupees fodder scam.

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  • It's a Fight between Congress and RSS: Jairam Ramesh

    Central Minister Jairam Ramesh in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Congress leader and Central Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, speaking at a party function in Patna on Sunday, said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was firmly in clutch of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that was pulling the strings of the saffron party for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Raghuvansh Avoids RJD Meeting; Stirs Speculation

    RJD meeting in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: With Lalu Prasad Yadav now making Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi his home after being convicted in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, the first sign of crack within the party surfaced on Sunday when senior party leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh stayed away from the party's high-level meeting that took place under the leadership of Yadav's wife Rabri Devi at her house in Patna.

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  • Sushil Modi Demands Prosecution of Nitish, Shivanand in Fodder Scam

    Sushil Kumar Modi demands prosecution of Nitish Kumar and Shivanand Tiwari for their alleged involvement in fodder scam.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, wondered why the CBI had not acted against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his party leader Shivanand Tiwari when their names had appeared in the original statement of late Shyam Bihari Sinha, a key accused in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam.

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  • CM Blames Farakka Barrage for Decline in Dolphin Pollution

    Nitish Kumar at Dolphin Day program in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while attending the 'Dolphin Day' function at Rabindra Bhawan in Patna on Saturday put the blame for Ganga pollution in the Farakka Barrage saying due to low flowing of the water caused by the structure resulted in the accumulation of huge amount of silt in the river giving rise to patches of lands in the river while reducing the depth of the watercourse.

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  • Modi Reviews Preparation for Hunkar Rally

    BJP leaders at Patna's Gandhi Maidan to review preparation for the upcoming Hunkar Rally.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar, including Sushil Kumar Modi, Nand Kishore Yadav, and Mangal Pandey, visited Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Saturday to review preparation for the upcoming 'Hunkar Rally' on October 27 during which Gujarat Chief Minister and party's 2014 Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the people of Bihar.

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  • CM's Excuse for Breaking away from NDA Baseless: Naidu

    Former BJP national President M. Venkaiya Naidu launching a party website in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) former national president M. Venkaiyah Naidu, in Patna on Friday, launched the website of the Bihar unit of the party ahead of the arrival of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to address at Patna's Gandhi Maidan where the party is holding its so-called 'Hunkar Rally' on October 27.

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  • Bihar to become a Power Surplus State by 2015: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar inaugurating the 'Energy Park' in Karbigahia in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Friday inaugurated a number of power projects, including an 'Energy Park' in Karbigahia and a power training center in Gaurichak, while reiterating his vow to turn Bihar into an 'energy surplus' state by the end of 2015.

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  • British Parliamentarians Talk Agriculture with CM

    British MPs meeting with Speaker Uday Narayan Chowdhary in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: A delegation of British Parliamentarians in Patna on Thursday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discuss progress made in the agriculture sector in Bihar.

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  • Five-Year Jail Term for Lalu; Four Years for Mishra

    A crowd gathers outside Rabri Devi's home after a CBI court sent Lalu Prasad Yadav to jail for five years.

    Ranchi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was earlier convicted by a special CBI court in the 17-year old fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 37.7 crore from Chaibasa Treasury was awarded five years in jail and a fine of Rs. 25 lakh.

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  • ECR Opens Exhibition to Mark 160 Years of Indian Railways

    Photo exhibition on Indian Railways opens at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir in Patna.

    Patna: To mark the 160th anniversary of the Indian Railways and the 11th anniversary of the setting up of the East-Central railway zone in Hajipur, the East-Central Railways (ECR) opened a weeklong exhibition of the history of the Indian Railways at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir in Patna on Tuesday.

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  • Crush Troublemakers: Nitish to Top Cops

    Nitish holding meeting with Bihar cops on Tuesday.

    Patna: In view of the upcoming Hindu and Muslim festivals, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, apprehending trouble instigated by certain 'communal forces', in Patna on Tuesday, summoned a high-level meeting of top Bihar brass instructing them to go tough on trouble-makers and deploy adequate force to crush any attempt by anyone to disturb peace and harmony in the state.

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  • Shatrughan Sinha Extends Moral Support to Lalu

    BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha (file photo).

    Patna: While other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including Sushil Kumar Modi, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, and Ravi Shankar Prasad were cheering the special CBI court in Ranchi that convicted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav and many others in the fodder scam, one leader from the saffron party refused to toe the party line coming out in support of the beleaguered RJD chief.

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  • 'Heart Bihar' Announced on World Heart Day

    World Heart DayPatna: India’s first of its kind heart screening program called ‘Heart Bihar’ will be launched in Patna in December this year. This was announced by Dr Rajay Narain, Research Cardiologist at St George’s University Hospital, London on the occasion of World Heart Day.

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  • Lalu, Mishra Convicted in Fodder Scam; Sent to Ranchi Jail

    Lalu Prasad Yadav's house wears a deserted look after the RJD chief was convicted in fodder scam by a CBI court in Ranchi on Monday.

    Ranchi: Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, along with 44 others including former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, was convicted on Monday by a designated Central Bureau of India (CBI) court in Ranchi in connection with the multi-crore rupees fodder scam going back nearly 17 years.

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  • Kalam Exhorts Students to Develop Water Resources in Bihar

    Former President Abdul Kalam at the convocation of NIT in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, speaking at the third convocation of the National Institute of Technology in Patna on Sunday, challenged the graduates to come up with a plan to harness available water resources in Bihar.

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  • Ranbir Kapoor in Patna to Promote 'Besharam'

    Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor promoting his new film 'Besharam' in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Ranbir Kapoor, the star of films like 'Sanwariya', 'Barfi', Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani' and many others movies, was in Patna on Sunday to promote his latest film 'Besharam' that opens internationally on October 2.

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  • Lalu Prays before Leaving for Ranchi

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav leaving for Ranchi on Sunday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday left for Ranchi to appear in a special court in connection with the Rs. 37.70 fraudulent withdrawal of money from the Chaibasa treasury during his tenure as Bihar Chief Minister over 17 years ago.

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  • JD-U Expels Chhedi Paswan for Meeting with Narendra Modi

    Chhedi Paswan talking to media in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leader Chhedi Paswan who, much to the chagrin of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, met with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Minister candidate in Gujarat on Saturday, was expelled from the party for a period of six years for 'going against the core principles' of the party.

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  • After Boys and Girls, Nitish to Give Bikes to Workers

    Nitish Kumar at a program organized by Labor Department in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at a function organized by the state Labor Department in Patna on Saturday, proposed working men and women to take up bicycles to commute between their homes and workplaces.

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  • RJD Youths Upset over Poor Education Standard in Bihar

    RJD students march to Raj Bhawan in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Youths affiliated with the student wing of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Patna on Saturday took out a march to the Raj Bhawan to file a protest with the Governor against dwindling education scenario in the state.

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  • Rotary Mid-Town Annual Dandiya Contest

    Rotary Mid Town Patna organizes Dandiya competition in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Members of the Rotary Mid Town, Patna, on Saturday organized Dandiya Dhamal 2013 at Agrasen Bhawan featuring children and youths between the age of 12 and 22 ahead of the much-anticipated nine-day festival of Navratra that commences on October 5.

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  • Seven Contract Killers Arrested in Patna

    Seven criminals arrested in Patna.

    Patna: Police in Patna under Shastri Nagar police station on Friday arrested seven criminals who had been wanted in a number of murders and armed robbery cases in the state capital and areas around it, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj said.

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  • CM's Celebratory Tone is Puzzling: Sushil Modi

    Sushil Modi holding a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for merry-making after the Raghuram Rajan panel report essentially ruled out special economic status to Bihar and put the state on the second position in the list of most backward states in India.

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  • Nitish Asks Bihar Police to Remain Vigil during Festivals

    Nitish Kumar inaugurating police buildings on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Friday electronically inaugurated 75 newly-built police buildings and laid foundation stones of 50 others spread across the state. On the occasion, he also launched a website of the CID's Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Protection Cell.

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  • Puri Shankaracharya has some Advices for Politicians

    Puri Shankaracharya in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Nishchalanandji Saraswati of Puri held a press conference in Patna on Friday during which he criticized all political parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for putting politics ahead of the national interest.

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  • BJP/RSS Instigating Communal Violence to Regain Power: Lalu

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad holding a party meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, at the party's legislators' and workers' meet in Patna on Wednesday, went back to bashing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for unleashing communal violence on the minorities saying the moment Amit Shah became the BJP party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, communal atrocities against the Muslims increased in the neighboring state.

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  • Raghuram Rajan Panel Report a Victory for Bihar: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar holding a press conference after the release of Raghuram Rajan Panel Report on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday took a victory lap after a panel headed by Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan released its report putting Bihar in one of the most backward states thus increasing its chance of getting special economic status.

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  • Lalu Unimpressed by Nitish's So-Called Victory

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav plays down Raghuram Rajan panel report on Thursday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna on Thursday mocked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for doing the victory dance over special status that he said was nothing but eyewash to pacify the Chief Minister who had been throwing tantrum over it for years.

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  • Four Members of a Family Electrocuted in Danapur

    Family members grieve after four persons of the same family died of electrocution near Danapur on Thursday.

    Patna: In a tragic incident, four members of a family on Thursday were electrocuted when they stepped on a high-tension electric wire that had fallen in a field in Lodhipur village under Shahpur police station near Danapur.

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  • Vice President Delivers Keynote Speech at CUB Convocation

    Vice President of India Hamid Ansari speaking at the convocation of Central University of Bihar in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Vice President of India Hamid Ansari, speaking at the first convocation of the Central University of Bihar (CUB) in Patna on Thursday, dwelled on the violation of human rights in India urging graduating students to use their education and knowledge to remove disparity between different sections of the society.

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  • Nitish Helped Strengthen RSS in Bihar: Paswan

    Ram Vilas Paswan, his son and brothers, at the Dalit Sena meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president, while inaugurating the party's 'Dalit Sena' convention in Patna on Wednesday, blamed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of promoting and strengthening Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activities in the state during his eight years of rule in Bihar.

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  • Vice President Hamid Ansari Arrives in Patna

    Vice President Hamid Ansari being greeted by Governor and Chief Minister at Patna Airport on Wednesday.

    Patna: Vice President of India Hamid Ansari arrived in Patna on Wednesday on a two-day trip to Bihar during which he would participate in the first-ever convocation of the Central University of Bihar.

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  • RTI Activists Demand Security for RTI Workers

    RTI activist Sandeep Pandey at IMA Hall in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Magsaysay award recipient Sandeep Pandey, while speaking at the state convention of the National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) in Patna on Wednesday, expressed his concerns over recent attacks on Right to Information (RTI) workers said the government was responsible for providing them security and a safe working environment.

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  • Rs. 107 cr worth Fake Stamps Seized; Seven Arrested

    Patna police bust gang of fake stamp printers. Seven arrested.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Wednesday busted a gang of counterfeit government stamp paper printer and seized fake stamps valued at Rs. 107 crore while also arresting seven members of the gang.

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  • Retired Army Officials Join BJP

    Retired army officials join BJP on Tuesday.

    Patna: Retired Major General S. P. Sinha, at a function at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Patna on Tuesday, joined the saffron party in the presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Nand Kishore Yadav, and party state president Mangal Pandey, among others.

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  • Prajapita University In-charge Denies Claims of Sexual Abuse

    The Center in-charge of the Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishwariya University Rani Didi.

    Patna: The Center in-charge of the Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishwariya University in Fatuha, Rani Didi, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday denied charges of sexual abuse of students saying the woman making such allegations was lying and had been expelled from the institute nearly six months ago.

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  • Three Criminals Arrested; Arms Recovered

    Patna police holding a press meet after the arrest of three robbers.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Tuesday apprehended three criminals from near Congress Maidan under Kadam Kuan police station where they had gathered to plan to pull off their next criminal act.

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  • Patna City Burn Victims Get Compensation Checks

    Energy Minister Bijendra Yadav at a Greenpeace seminar in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bihar Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav, at a function at Urja Bhawan in Patna on Tuesday, handed out checks of Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 25,000 to the three girls who were severely burnt when a high-tension electrical wire snapped and landed on them at Bakshi Park in Patna City earlier last month.

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  • Australian Prajapati Brahmakumari Meets with Governor

    Governor and his wife welcome Maureen Chen of Prajapati Brahmakumari Ishwariya University at Raj Bhawan on Tuesday.

    Patna: Australia's Maureen Chen associated with the Prajapati Brahmakumari Ishwariya University, on Tuesday, met with Bihar Governor D. Y. Patil to invite him at an international convention to be held in Patna on December 14.

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  • Nitish Delivers Speech on Communalism

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in New Delhi on Monday.

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the National Integration Council meet in New Delhi on Monday, expressed his concerns over communal polarization in the nation saying the trend was not encouraging and, in fact, was harmful to the peaceful growth of the country.

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  • Consumers Unable to Make Power Bill Payment Online

    While power workers clash with police in Patna, consumers struggle to pay bills online.

    Patna: Despite claims of effective e-governance by the Nitish administration, several government websites in Bihar are now either non-functional due to lack of timely update or have simply disappeared in the last few months.

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  • Special Status Could Reduce Fund for Bihar: Modi

    BJP leaders at a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, argued that even if the Center accorded the Special Economic Status to Bihar as demanded by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, it would only get a much reduced share under the Normal Central Assistance (NCA) act.

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  • CM Inaugurates Work on 500 Panchayat Bhawans

    CM inaugurating construction work of Panchayat Bhawans in Bihar.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday inaugurated work on the construction of the Panchayat Bhawan in the presence of Rural Development Minister Bhim Singh and Planning and Development Minister Narendra Narayan Yadav.

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  • Shahi Paints Rosy Future of Education in Bihar

    Education Minister P. K. Shahi at a conference on education in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: With reports of poor state of education in Bihar coming out in the recent days, Education Minister P. K. Shahi, on the second and final day of the conference on "Higher Education: Exploring New Trends" at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Sunday, said that despite loss of valuable times due to controversies related to the appointments of Vice Chancellors, the future of education in Bihar was bright and the government had a number of plans to raise the standard of education in the state.

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  • Book Fair Opens at Patna's Gandhi Maidan

    Book fair opens at Gandhi Maidan.

    Patna: The much-anticipated book fair in Patna organized by the Indian Regional Journalists Association opened at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Friday.

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  • Five Injured in Students' Clash at Patna College

    Security tight at Patna College after clash in the campus on Saturday.

    Patna: Once known for its high standard of education, Patna College, now in the grip of criminals posing as students, on Saturday, witnessed clash between two rival gangs that left at least five students injured and resulted in the loss of thousands of rupees in property damage.

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  • Muzaffarnagar Violence Cause of Concern: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar at Patna Airport on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, talking to reporters at Patna Airport after his return from New Delhi on Saturday, expressed his concerns over the recent communal violence in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh saying he was afraid such violence could spread in other parts of the nation if not dealt with iron hand.

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  • Chirag Paswan Suggests Formation of Youth Commission

    Chirag Paswan in Jamui on Friday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Parliamentary Board member Chirag Paswan, continuing his tour of Bihar under the banner of 'Chali Gaon ki Ore', in Jamui on Friday, asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to form an 'Youth Commission' to deal with problems being faced by the young men and women of Bihar.

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  • Nitish Seeks Central Assistance to Deal with Drought

    Bihar CM holding a meeting with Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi on Thursday.

    Patna: Though a little too late in the game, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met with Central Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi seeking Rs. 12,000 crore to deal with drought in 33 districts in Bihar.

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  • Modi Stoking Fear to become PM; Says Congress Leader

    Congress spokesperson Bhakt Charan Das at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Congress national spokesperson Bhakt Charan Das, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, took aim at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying how could a man who was denied visas to visit foreign nations, dream of ever becoming the Prime Minister of India.

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  • Water-logging in Patna after an Hour of Rain

    Water-logging near Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

    Patna: Defying the government's claims of improvement in the quality of life of Patna'ites, the state capital, after a little over an hour of rain on Thursday, turned into a hell-hole with many areas overcome with water-logging and garbage flowing thanks to the antiquated underground drainage system that never fails to disappoint each time it rains.

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  • BJP Leader Amit Shah's Saturday Visit to Patna Cancelled

    BJP leaders in Patna at a press conference on Thursday.

    Patna: The much-touted scheduled trip of Amit Shah, the right-hand man of Narendra Modi, to Patna ahead of the October 27 visit of the Gujarat Chief Minister, was scrapped on Thursday due to a mix-up in the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders' schedule.

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  • CM Lays Foundation Stone of Medical College in IGIMS

    Nitish lays foundation stone of a medical college within IGIMS in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while laying the foundation of a medical college within the premises of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna on Wednesday, said the government was planning to set up a super-specialty cancer hospital at the IGIMS that would be comparable to similar hospitals set up in other developed cities like New Delhi and Bangalore.

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  • BJP Leaders Celebrate Narendra Modi's Birthday

    BJP leaders conducting a hawan for Gujarat CM Narendra Modi on his birthday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Wednesday celebrated the 63rd birthday of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by organizing a hawan and cutting a cake while wishing him success in the next year's Lok Sabha elections.

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  • BJP Allowing 'Ironman' Advani to Rust: Nitish

    CM at Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, as each Monday after his weekly Janata Durbar, took shots at his newest political enemy - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - saying the BJP leaders' obsession with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had effectively allowed the 'Ironman of the Party' L. K. Advani to 'rust in his obscurity' after the party named Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate for the next year's Lok Sabha elections.

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  • BJP Slams Nitish for his Comments on Advani

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey at a press meet in Patna.

    Patna: Reacting to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's comment on senior party leader L. K. Advani that the BJP had left the party patriarch in the pasture to rust, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, fired back at the Chief Minister saying before indulging in BJP's internal politics, it would be advisable for Kumar to look within his own party and explain its mistreatment to JD-U founder member George Fernandes.

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  • BJP Wrong on the Choice of Narendra Modi: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar paying respect to former President of India V. V. Giri on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at an event to mark the birth anniversary of former Indian President V. V. Giri on Saturday, reacted at the Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to name Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party's Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls by saying Modi was the wrong choice for the nation and showed the BJP had lost its mind.

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  • Congress Lacks Confidence in Rahul Gandhi: Shahnawaz

    Shahnawaz Hussain presenting flower bouquet to Nitin Navin on Saturday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, during a party event to welcome the return of legislator Nitin Navin from the USA, said that the Congress itself not assured about the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and that is why it was hesitant to declare his name as the party's Prime Ministerial candidate for the next Parliamentary polls.

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  • RJD Leaders Protest by Standing in Ganga

    RJD leaders stand in Ganga to protest against Nitish administration on Saturday.

    Patna: Though political grandstanding to make a point is nothing new, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Saturday took it to a whole new level when they stood chest-deep in the Ganges at a Digha Ghat to demand justice for the victims of flood in Bihar.

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  • Nitish Inaugurates Buddha Museum in Patna

    Nitish Kumar with guests during the inaugural of the new Buddhist Museum in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday inaugurated the Buddhist Museum located within the Buddha Memorial Park in Patna in the presence of a number of international dignitaries, including the Princess of Bhutan Ashi Resang Wengmo Wangchuck.

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  • Power Workers Clash with Cops; Several Injured

    Power workers in Patna on Friday clash with police. Many injured.

    Patna: Dozens of protestors and several cops were injured when the police in Patna resorted to lathi charge after Patna electricity workers and union leaders clashed with the law enforcement officials in front of Vidyut Bhawan on Bailey Road near Income Tax Roundabout on Friday.

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  • Narendra Modi is the BJP candidate for PM's Post

    Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is the BJP candidate for next year's Lok Sabha polls

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), despite strong opposition from its patriarch Lal Krishna Advani, announced the name of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party's candidate for the Prime Minister's post the election of which would be held in 2014.

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  • I did not Insult Advani: Sushil Modi

    Former Congress leader Ramai Ram joins BJP on Thursday.

    Patna: A day after he created a political storm of sort after posting a message on Twitter supporting the candidacy of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the Prime Minister's post, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday backpedaled his statements saying he did not mean to insult party veteran L. K. Advani and his message was 'taken out of context'.

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  • Anil Kapoor in Patna to Promote his TV Serial

    Film star Anil Kapoor promoting his TV serial '24' in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Well-known Hindi film star Anil Kapoor was in Patna on Thursday to promote his latest television serial 24 in which he will reprise the role of Jack Bauer, a counter-terrorist expert, played by Kiefer Sutherland who races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save the nation from major disasters.

    Interestingly, Kapoor appeared as Omar Hassan, the President of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan, in 15 episodes of the original 24 that ran for nine strong seasons between 2001 and 2010 in the United States.

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  • JD-U Goes on Offensive against Sushil Modi

    JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh at a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U spokesperson Sanjay Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, took former Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi to task calling him on his pro-special economic status for Bihar while being a part of the Nitish government and then changing his stance on the issue after being kicked out of the power.

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  • Economist Indicts Nitish Administration on Implementing Social Schemes

    Noted economist Jean Dreze at A. N. Sinha Institute in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Noted economist Jean Dreze, while attending the two-day seminar on Food Security Bill of 2013 at A. N. Sinha Institute in Patna on Thursday delivered a big moral blow to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar when he said that though the state had made some development in the past few years, Bihar continued to remain the 'citadel of hunger and bad governance' despite tall claims by the current administration.

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  • CM Presses for Speedy Work on Metro Rail

    "Nitish Kumar holding a meeting of the Urban Development department on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday held a meeting with the Urban Development department officials to review progress in a host of projects in the state.

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  • No Time to Engage in Nonsense: Nitish

    CM in Jehanabad on Wednesday.

    Jehanabad: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while inaugurating a new block office of the party and a residential building in Hulaspur in Jehanabad district, once again took shot at his former allies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leaders, saying some people were now unemployed and had too much time in their hand to utter nonsense that had nothing to do with the reality.

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  • One Dead, Two Injured as Roof Collapses at Catholic Church

    Debris from the roof collapse at Catholic Church in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: One person died and two others received serious injuries when the roof of a car portico being built at the 150-year old Catholic Church on Ashok Rajpath in Patna collapsed on Wednesday evening dumping tons of concrete on the labors working under it.

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  • Japanese University to offer Scholarship to Super-30 Students

    University of Tokyo representatives meeting with Anand Kumar of Super-30 in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Representatives of the University of Tokyo in Japan on Wednesday visited the acclaimed Super-30 institute run by its founder Anand Kumar and announced their decision to grant scholarships to its students.

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  • Bihar Youth Congress Leader Appointed Member of the Censor Board

    Bihar Congress youth leader Lalan Kumar.

    Patna: Bihar Youth Congress leader and former president Lalan Kumar has been appointed member of the Central Film Censor Board advisory committee by the Government of India.

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  • Patna Airport once again under DCGA Radar

    Patna Airport faces the possibility of being downgraded.

    New Delhi: Failing to pay attention to several such warnings in the past, the Patna Airport is once again faced with the possibility of its wings clipped as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued yet another notice to the state government to upgrade the airport or be satisfied with the landing and taking off of airplanes much smaller in size.

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  • World Bank may Double Loan to Bihar One Billion Dollar

    World Bank India Director Onno Ruhl in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: World Bank India Director Onno Ruhl, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, lauded Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for registering double-digit growth in the state while saying that the World Bank may consider doubling soft loan to Bihar to roughly one billion dollar.

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  • Abandoned Children Refuse to Go with Father

    Abandoned girls Rimjhim and Anjali meet their father, uncle, and aunt in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: A day after two girls Anjali (11) and Rimjhim (12) appeared before Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during his weekly Janata Durbar to seek help eight years after being abandoned by their parents, the father of the girls, an uncle and an aunt suddenly appeared in Patna on Tuesday seeking custody of the children.

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  • CM Envisions Vocational Training to 100 lakh Youths in Bihar

    CM holding a meeting in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a meeting of high officials in Patna on Tuesday, said that his government will provide vocational training to 100 lakh youths in the state in the next four years so they are better prepared to obtain high-paying jobs in the future.

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  • CM Non-committal on Alliance, Cabinet Expansion

    Nitish Kumar at his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, talking to reporters in Patna on Monday, refrained from giving straight answers to the questions that included next year's Parliamentary polls, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, possible alliance with other parties, or Rahul Gandhi as the possible Congress candidate for the post of Prime Minister.

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  • RJD Attempts to Woo Back Muslims from JD-U

    RJD announces committees to attract Muslim voters in Bihar.

    Patna: Alarmed by the Janata Dal – U's growing grip on minority votes in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has announced the formation of five committees of its party members that would 'expose the real face' of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the coming days.

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  • No Party is Untouchable: Upendra Kushwaha

    Upendra Kushwaha holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) president Upendra Kushwaha, at a press meet in Patna on Monday, said that he was not averse to any political party and was willing to join hands with anyone that gave more 'respect' to his party.

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  • Nitish Rues State of Higher Education in Bihar

    Nitish Kumar unveiling a statue of Sardar Patel at a school in Biharsharif on Saturday.

    Biharsharif: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had a busy day in Nalanda district on Saturday when he unveiled a life-size statue of India's 'Ironman' Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Sardar Patel Memorial College campus while also inaugurating a girls' hostel in the college.

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  • Accused in 2-year old Rape Case Arrested

    Vikas Kumar arrested in a 2-year old rape case in Patna.

    Patna: A man wanted in a rape case going back over two years was arrested by Patna police on Friday after the alleged rapist was located hiding in West Bengal, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj said.

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  • Nitish a One-Man Cabinet; Says Dipankar Bhattacharya

    Dipankar Bhattacharya at a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Dipankar Bhattacharya, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (ML), at a press conference in Patna on Friday, slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for failing to expand his cabinet nearly three months after the split in the NDA.

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  • Aman Raj Seventh in Southern India Amateur Tourney

    Patna golfer Aman Raj.

    Bangalore: Aman Raj, the budding golfer from Patna, who recently won the Tata Steel South Zone Qualifier Golf Tournament held at Cosmo-TNGF Golf Course in Chennai and coming at third place in the Tamil Nadu Open Amateur Golf Championship in Coimbatore, finished seventh in the Tata Steel Southern India Amateur Golf Tournament held between September 3 and 6 at Karnataka Golf Association course in Bangalore.

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  • Education Key Ingredient in Growth Process: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar participating in Teachers' Day program in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function in Patna to mark the Teachers' Day on Thursday, said that his administration was taking all necessary steps to strengthen education system in the state adding education was one of the most important key ingredients in the development of a state and nation.

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  • Hajipur Farmer Killed by Naxals for not Paying Extortion Money

    Authorities investigate the murder of a Hajipur farmer on Thursday morning.

    Hajipur: Maoist terrorists on Thursday morning shot and killed a farmer allegedly after the victim refused to give in to their repeated extortion demands, police in Patna said.

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  • Illegal Buildings at Ganga Diara will be Demolished; Says CS

    Building construction along the bank of Ganga in Patna.

    Patna: Chief Secretary A. K. Sinha, after conducting a survey of the flood situation in Patna district on Wednesday, said the government would soon issue an order to demolish all houses built on the land once under the Ganges water for the safety of the people as well as for wellness of the river.

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  • Man Arrested on Charges of Defrauding People

    Vijendu Prakash arrested for running fake businesses.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna, acting on a tip-off, arrested a man for running several fraud businesses with fancy names like Easy Gain Marketing Private Ltd and Easy Financial Services conning several people to the tune of several lakh rupees.

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  • Bihar BJP to Use Social Media to Promote Party

    BJP leaders at a workshop on using social media in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Trying to keep up with the time and technology in an attempt to gain edge over their political opponents, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Thursday conducted a daylong workshop to train its workers to use email and online social networking to promote its agenda and support for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who could be the Prime Ministerial candidate of the party in the next Parliamentary election.

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  • Nitish Misleading on Special Status Issue: Modi

    Sushil Modi holding a press meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The war of words between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar continued to escalate on Wednesday when the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar once again challenged Kumar to come clean on his demand for special status saying the Chief Minister was only trying to create a smokescreen to hide his abysmal record.

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  • Danapur School Teacher Shot by Criminals

    Danapur school teacher shot on Tuesday night.

    Patna: Motorcycle-borne criminals in Patna under Secretariat police station on Tuesday night shot Vidyanand Singh, a teacher at Danapur Middle School, and escaped in the cover of darkness.

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  • Raid at PHED Engineer's House

    Raid at Junior Engineer Sanjay Kumar Singh's house in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The Economic Offense Unit (EOU) sleuths in Patna on Wednesday searched the houses of PHED Junior Engineer Sanjay Kumar Singh and recovered cash and assets worth over several crore rupees.

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  • 'IT-YT' Ghost Resurfaces in Bihar; This Time it's Nitish Kumar

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi.

    Patna: Equating Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, on Tuesday, said that like Yadav, Nitish Kumar had also become arrogant and drunk with power who lived in his own bubble surrounded by only those who agreed with him.

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  • SAP Jawans to Lay Down their Firearms in Protest

    SAP jawans fighting Naxal menace in Bihar.

    Patna: Both frustrated and angry with the attitude and policies of the Bihar government and the police headquarters, the entire Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) force consisting of roughly 7,000 jawans is expected to turn in their firearms at the offices of Superintendent of Police (SP) across the state in a sign of protest on September 11.

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  • Water-logging in Many Areas in Patna; Court Seeks Answer

    Water-logging near Khaitan Market in Patna.

    Patna: Monsoon, the annual curse on the state capital, has once again turned many areas in Patna into lakes as several prominent roads on Tuesday experienced major water-logging due to faulty drainage system and the administration's inability to deal with it.

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  • Mini Cylinder Manufacturing Factories Busted in Patna

    Police in Patna busts two factories making gas cylinders illegally.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Tuesday busted two factories manufacturing small gas cylinders weighing five kilograms each and seized more than 2,000 cylinders while also arresting 14 persons in the case.

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  • Horrifying! Five Dead after Family Dispute

    The bodies of Dr. Priyanka, her daughter, and parents arrive from Indore to Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: In what appears to be a family dispute gone horribly wrong, a doctor in Indore, enraged by the death of his five-month old daughter, bludgeoned his wife, also a doctor and a native of Patna, and her parents to death before committing suicide by hanging.

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  • Nitish Justifies Silence on Bhatkal's Arrest; Slams BJP

    Nitish Kumar at his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Facing criticism from the opposition leaders, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Monday, sought to clarify his stand on the arrest of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his associate from Raxaul in Bihar saying the state police acted in a very professional manner and he did not see any need to make any political comment on it.

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  • BJP Demands White Paper on Government Bungalow Allocation

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey speaking at a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey on Monday accused the Nitish government of massive irregularity in the allocation of government houses saying dozens of Janata Dal – U leaders and officials who were given government bungalows were not eligible for such facility.

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  • 160 Confirmed Dead in Bihar Flood; Says Official

    Ganga overflowing in Patna.

    Patna: Emergency Management (EM) officials on Monday said that the flood in Bihar this year had claimed at least 160 lives while affecting over 54 lakh people.

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  • Youth Congress Burns Effigy of Asaram Bapu

    Youth Congress rally against Asaram Bapu in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Youth Congress activists and members of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) in Patna on Sunday took out a rally against Asaram Bapu, the so-called godman who was earlier arrested in Rajasthan on charges of raping a young girl.

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  • In this Car Rally; Visually-impaired Lead the Way

    Auto Rally for Visually-impaired being flagged off from Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: N. P. Chawla, the East Zone Manager of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), along with NCC Brigadier K. P. Chand and National Commissioner of the Scout organization R. K. P. Sinha, on Sunday, flagged off the Patna-Bodh Gaya Blind Auto Rally consisting of 15 teams with the navigator being a blind person using Braille map to guide the driver.

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  • Alliance with JD-U a Political Death Knell: CPI-M

    CPI-M leaders holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Hannan Maula, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, ruled out any truck with Janata Dal – U saying any proximity with Nitish Kumar's party was a certain death knell for the other party.

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  • AISF Protestors Clash with Police; to Observe 'Black Monday'

    AISF protest rally in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: The story keeps getting repeated after every so many months when a student group organizes a protest, authorities try to contain them, the student organization claims police brutality and then announces a 'Black Day' to protest against police high-handedness. On the so-called 'Black Day', they again clash with police and the cycle continues much to frustration of ordinary citizens of Patna.

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  • PMC to Crackdown on Unlicensed Meat Vendors

    PMC meeting in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), at a meeting on Saturday, announced its decision to crackdown on unlicensed vendors selling chicken, mutton, and fish by the roadside in the state capital and take stern actions against those who violate the rules.

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  • RJD Women's Cell Blames Nitish Govt. for Rise in Crime against Women

    RJD leaders in Patna holding a meeting on Saturday.

    Patna: The women wing of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Patna on Saturday asked the state government to open girls' hostels in all districts to promote education among the girls and to provide them a safe place where they could live and study without worrying about their safety.

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  • Patna Golfer Aman Raj Secures Third Place in Coimbatore

    Aman Raj receiving award in Coimbatore on Friday.

    Coimbatore: Patna golfer Aman Raj who just over a week ago dominated the field in the Tata Steel South Zone Qualifier Golf Tournament held at Cosmo-TNGF Golf Course in Chennai by beating his nearest rival by a margin of six strokes, once again made an impression by securing third place in the Tamil Nadu Open Amateur Golf Championship held between August 27 and 30 at Coimbatore.

    For a total score of 284, Aman shot 70, 72, 70, and 72 to secure the second runner's up in a field that was shrunk to 54 players after the final cut out of 81 participants.

    The title, however, was clinched by Delhi's Manu Gandas who trumped over Syed Saqib Ahmed of Bangalore in a playoff after both shot 280, or eight under, at the end of the fourth and final day of the tournament.

    Aman, the 18-year old who recently joined B. N. College in Patna after finishing his high school from Kendriya Vidyalaya, was also honored with the Khel Samman Award on Thursday for representing India in international golf tournaments.

    His father and coach Shashi Raj Sinha was at hand in Coimbatore to offer him some last-minute tips to prove his mettle.

    With this tournament, Aman now moves on to the next challenge – the Tata Steel Southern India Amateur Golf Championship to be held between September 3 and 6 in Bangalore.

  • DGP Justifies Police Inaction in Bhatkal Arrest Case

    Bihar DGP Abhayanand holding a press meet in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Denying accusations by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders that the state Government failed to interrogate Indian Mujahideen (IM) founder and known terrorist Yasin Bhatkal following his arrest by Bihar police in Raxaul, state Director General of Police (DGP) Abhayanand on Saturday said that the police did not take him and his cohort Asadullah Akhtar, also known as Haddi, into custody because no case against them were registered in Bihar.

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  • Bureaucrats Conduct Aerial Survey of Flooding in Patna District

    Flood in Patna district.

    Patna: Flood situation in Patna and elsewhere in Bihar continued to worsen on Friday as several flood water entered in several villages in north Bihar forcing people to seek shelter in dry areas.

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  • Rabri Devi Misses Court Appearance due to Sickness

    Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi (file photo).

    Chhapra: Former Chief Minister and wife of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi, failed to appear before a Chhapra court on Friday citing health issues.

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  • Bhatkal, Haddi Flown to Delhi under Heavy Security

    A special aircraft carrying two IM terrorists take off from Patna Airport on Friday morning.

    Patna: After taking Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, real name Mohammed Ahmed Zarar Siddibapa, and his associate Asadullah Akhtar, a.k.a. Haddi, into custody from the hands of Bihar police, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Friday, took the two terrorists to New Delhi by a special flight from Patna Airport under extreme security measures.

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  • Nitish not being Truthful on Special Status: Modi

    Sushil Modi calls out Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on special status issue.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of trying to mislead the people on the issue of special status category saying even if Bihar got the special status, it would not be a panacea for all of the state's financial woes.

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  • Handicap Athlete Attempts Self-immolation at State Function

    Man attempts sucide at at a function in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: What was supposed to be a day for Bihar sportsmen to celebrate and feel good about themselves turned into a high drama when a handicapped athlete, when called on the stage to receive an award, tried to self-immolate in full view of Sports Minister Renu Kushwaha and other senior officials.

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  • Nitish Gives out 'Shravan Award' to Six Persons

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar giving 'Shravan Award' at Mahavir Temple in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function at Mahavir Temple in Patna on Thursday, honored six persons with the annual 'Shravan Kumar' award for their dedication to their aging and ailing parents and in-laws without any selfish motive.

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  • Former Union Minister to get State Funeral

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other JD-U leaders paying homage to Hari Kishore Singh on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other Janata Dal – U leaders in Patna on Thursday paid tribute to former Central Minister Hari Kishore Singh who died of heart attack at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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  • Bihar Govt. Treating Gujarat as Enemy Nation; Says BJP Leader

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey (right) excoriates Nitish government on Gujarat Agricultural Summit.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey, in Patna on Wednesday, slammed the Nitish-led Janata Dal – U government in Bihar saying the way its leaders were treating Gujarat as if Gujarat was not a part of India but an enemy of the nation.

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  • Ganga Swollen; CM Conducts Aerial Survey

    Darbhanga House ghat in Patna inundated with flood water on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey of the areas in Patna district that are being threatened by the rising level of water in the Ganges.

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  • Patna'ites Celebrate Janmashtami with Zeal and Passion

    Janmashtmi celebrated at Maharana Pratap Bhawan in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: People in Patna on Wednesday celebrated Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, by holding a number of religious events at homes, temples, schools, and private organizations.

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  • Bihar Gets Failing Grade in Education Sector

    Education Minister P. K. Shahi at the release of a report on education in Bihar on Tuesday.

    Patna: State Education Minister P. K. Shahi, undaunted by the damning report on education in Bihar jointly released by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and UNICEF in Patna on Tuesday, touted numerous steps taken by the Nitish administration saying situation was likely to improve in the next few years after the effect of these measures started to bear fruits.

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  • Truck Driver Lynched after Boy Killed in Road Accident

    Mob torches a bus in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: An angry mob in Chhoti Pahari area under Agam Kuan police station on Sunday afternoon beat the driver of a truck to death after he ran over a 12-year old boy killing him on the spot.

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  • Congress to go Solo in Lok Sabha Polls: Mishra

    Congress spokesperson Premchand Mishra in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) spokesperson Premchand Mishra, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, denied having entered into any alliance with any political party in the state saying the party intended to contest on all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar on its own.

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  • Ban on Night Plying of Boats in Ganga

    Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chowdhary reviewing flood situation at Gandhi Ghat in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Two days after two women drowned after their boat collided with another boat in Ganga near Digha, Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chowdhary on Tuesday inspected Patna's Gandhi Ghat to review the flood situation threatening the state capital.

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  • CPI may Support JD-U in Next Elections; Says Bardhan

    CPI leader A. B. Bardhan (right) in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A. B. Bardhan, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, hinted joining hands with Janata Dal – U in Bihar provided it stayed away from supporting the Congress Party.

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  • Chirag Paswan to be the Face of LJP: Paswan

    Chirag and his father Ram Vilas Paswan at S. K. Memorial Hall in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Continuing to push his son in the political arena after a rather disappointing career in the film world, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, at a function in Patna on Monday, announced the name of Chirag Paswan as the chief campaigner of the party.

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  • Boatman Arrested; Two Confirmed Dead in Boat Accident

    Family members grieving after the drowning death of two women in Digha on Sunday.

    Patna: A day after a passenger boat collided with a sand-carrying boat near Digha in Patna resulting in the drowning of at least two persons, authorities on Monday arrested the boatman of the ferry boat on charges of sailing his boat too fast and ignoring the safety of others in the area.

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  • I Want Peace and Prosperity for All: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar addressing party MLAs and workers at his residence on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while addressing the legislators and party workers of the Janata Dal – U in Patna on Monday, without mentioning any names, said that some parties in Bihar were trying to disrupt communal harmony in the state but he would not let it happen no matter how hard they tried.

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  • Three Women Missing after Boat Accident in Patna

    Victims of a boat accident being brought to Digha Ghat in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: At least three women were reported missing when a country boat carrying passengers from Pataliputra Ghat under Digha police station to the Diara collided with a sand-ferrying boat midstream throwing all occupants in the water.

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  • Dr. Birbal Jha’s Play puts Spotlight on English

    Dr. Birbal Jha releasing a play based on the importance of English language.

    Patna: A comic play, ‘Englishia Boli’ presenting the current scenario of and need for spoken English skills in today’s India was released at a function in Patna on August 24 (Saturday).

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  • Children take Part in Rangoli Making Contest

    Rangoli contest at Rabindra Bhawan in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Hundreds of young students representing various schools and college in Patna on Sunday participated in a painting contest at Rabindra Bhawan sponsored by the Rabindra Council to mark the 152nd birth anniversary of poet Rabindra Nath Tagore.

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  • CM Weighing Options on Flood, Drought

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding a meeting to review flood and drought situation in Bihar.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday held a high-level meeting of top officials to review flood and drought situation in Bihar.

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  • Rise in Dengue Fever Cases; 14 Admitted in PMCH

    Dengue patients at PMCH on Saturday.

    Patna: Alarmed by the rising cases of dengue fever in Bihar, the state government, on Friday, issued an alert in all districts directing health officials to take actions to minimize the spread of the fever and provide full medical help to those inflicted by it.

    At Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), several women from Sasaram and Rohtas district remain under the care of medical professionals after being diagnosed as suffering from dengue.

    PMCH Superintendent Amarkant Jha said that a special ward has been opened in the hospital to deal with dengue patients only.

    Currently, there are 14 patients, mostly women, have been admitted in the hospital but the number is expected to rise as more and more cases of dengue fever are being reported from Patna, Vaishali, Nalanda, Gaya, and other districts, he said adding Civil Surgeons from ten districts will soon hold a meeting at the PMCH to develop a strategy to check the spread of fever.

  • Protest in Patna over Rape Case in Mumbai

    Members of AIPWA protest in Patna on Saturday over Mumbai rape of a photojournalist.

    Patna: All India Progressive Women Association (AIPWA) activists in Patna on Saturday took out a rally condemning the latest case of rape involving a photojournalist in Mumbai and the arrest of Asaram Bapu who, they said, had a hand in the crime.

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  • We will not Compromise with Quality: JD-U Minister

    Rural Works Minister Bhim Singh holding a press conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: In the aftermath of widespread criticism against the ruling Janata Dal – U over the lack of 'pucca' road in Dhamara Ghat in Sasaram district where 28 persons died while standing on a railroad track to catch a train, Rural Works Minister Bhim Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, said the government would not compromise with the quality of roads being constructed in Bihar and stern actions were being taken against contractors and engineers for doing shoddy works.

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  • Six and Five-year old Children Rescued from Kidnapper

    Children recovered from kidnapper's clutch on Friday.

    Patna: With cases of kidnappings once again on rise in Bihar, the city police on Friday recovered brother and sister duo Shishir, age 5, and Mahima, age 6, from their abductor from a house in Madhepura.

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  • This Rally, That Rally; Now 'Khabardar Rally' in Bihar

    CPI-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya is once again threatening to launch a statewide rally in Bihar to protest against the state and central government's failure to check prices and the growing incidents of crime against the poor and dalits.

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  • Four Arrested in the Abduction of a Patna Youth

    Kidnappers arrested from Munger.

    Patna: Two weeks after 18-year old Suraj Kumar was reported kidnapped from Frazer Road in Patna, authorities, based on criminals' cell phone records, succeeded in freeing the youth from the clutches of his abductors from a forest in Munger on Wednesday night while also arresting four persons in the case.

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  • Young Golfer from Patna Clinches Chennai Tourney

    Patna golfer Aman Raj receiving award after winning golf tournament in Chennai.

    Chennai: Aman Raj who recently turned 18 and finished his school, won the prestigious Tata Steel South Zone Qualifier golf tournament held at Cosmo-TNGF Golf Course in Chennai.

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  • Modi Slams Nitish; Calls him Insensitive

    Sushil Kumar Modi calls Nitish Kumar 'Insensitive' at a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of being 'insensitive' in view of his refusal to visit the Mid-Day Meal victims and then ignoring the family members of the victims of the railway tragedy in Sasaram.

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  • In-laws Force Daughter-in-Law to Drink Acid

    Ruby Devi being treated of acid poisoning at a private nursing home in Patna.

    Patna: In one of the most gruesome cases of torture involving in-laws, 26-year old Ruby Devi of Nawada district was forced to drink acid, then acid injected in her ears by her in-laws after her father could not meet their constant demand of more money in the form of dowry in spite of the fact that the wedding took place nearly three years ago.

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  • Over a Dozen Criminals Arrested in Patna

    Six criminals in police custody in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday, acting on a tip-off, arrested six criminals from Baba Chowk under Shastri Nagar police station and seized two pistols, 21 bullets, two motorcycles, and six cell phones from their possession.

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  • Railway Minister for State is Making a Fool of Himself: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar slams State Minister for Railways for his recent comment on Dhamara Ghat train tragedy.

    Patna: A day after the State Minister of Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary blamed the state government for the train accident at Dhamara Ghat last Monday that led to the death of at least 28 Kanwarias, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday, slammed the minister calling his statement highly 'irresponsible' and 'foolish'.

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  • At least Six Dead as Boat Capsizes in Ganga

    An overloaded boat in Ganga at Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Six persons, including four children, drowned when a boat capsized in Ganga in Begusarai district on Wednesday evening.

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  • CM Celebrates Rakhi with Schoolgirls

    CM tying Rakhi to a tree in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday celebrated Rakhi with schoolgirls and the female members of the Janata Dal – U.

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  • Bihar Government Responsible for the Train Tragedy: Minister

    LJP activists burn the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar following the train tragedy in Saharsa district.

    Patna: The Indian Railway Ministry, in a strong indictment of the Nitish administration, blamed the state government for the railway tragedy in Dhamara Ghat in Saharsa district on Monday saying the Bihar government did not coordinate with the Railway ministry knowing full well there would be massive crowd at railway stations in view of the Shravani festival.

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  • Bihar BJP Defends Resolution on Modi's Candidacy

    Press conference by BJP leaders in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Tuesday justified the resolution of proposing the candidacy of Narendra Modi for the Prime Minister's post saying the decision was taken in view of the growing pressure from the BJP workers and activists in Bihar.

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  • Sadhu Yadav Expelled from Congress for not Toeing the Party Line

    Sadhu Yadav (right) with former Congress state president Anil Kumar Sharma (file photo).

    Patna: Just two days after he showered praise at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi calling him a better leader than Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, the Congress in Bihar on Tuesday kicked out Sadhu Yadav from the party for indulging in anti-party activities.

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  • Motivational Session at St. Karen's School

    Motivational session by Milan Sinha at St. Karen's School in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: As part of a unique initiative by the management of St. Karen's School in Patna, a regular session to motivate students was put in place that was conducted by Milan K Sinha, noted motivational speaker, Stress Management and Wellness consultant.

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  • Train Runs over Kanwarias in Saharsa; at least 37 Dead

    Mob assaults passing trains in Saharsa.

    Saharsa: At least 37 people were reportedly dead and over three dozen injured after the speeding Saharsa-Patna Rajyarani Express ran over them as they crossed the railway tracks at Dhamara Halt in Saharsa district, about 160 kilometer north of Patna, on Monday morning.

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  • Malini Awasthi Turns Down Position as Bhojpuri Brand Ambassador

    Fol singer Malini Awasthi.

    Patna: Popular folk singer Malini Awasthi, amidst controversy of her being appointed the brand ambassador by the Bihar Bhojpuri Academy, turned down her position saying the Academy should find another Bhojpuri star to represent it.

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  • Congress Pleas Nitish for Rajiv Gandhi's Statue

    Congress state president Ashok Chowdhary holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Ashok Chowdhary in Patna on Sunday demanded the erection of a statue of former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi to mark his birth anniversary on August 20.

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  • Lok Sabha Speaker Meets with Victims of Caste Violence

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar visiting victims of violence at a hospital in Rohtas on Sunday.

    Rohtas: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, on Sunday, visited a hospital in Sasaram where over three dozen victims of a caste-based violence were admitted following a clash during the unfurling of the national flag on Independence Day last Thursday.

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  • Women Auto-Rickshaw Drivers Hit the Road from Today

    Women auto-rickshaw drivers pose for cameras before hitting the streets of Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: After a training of over three months, nine women would now be seen driving auto-rickshaws on the streets of Patna in a sign of women empowerment that the state had been striving to achieve under the Nitish administration.

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  • High Court CJ has Advises for Judges, Prosecutors

    Patna High Court Chief Justice Rekha Doshit at a seminar in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Patna High Court Chief Justice Rekha M Doshit, speaking at a seminar/workshop on 'Criminal Justice System: Problems and Solutions' at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Saturday, expressed disappointment on the performance of both judges and prosecutors for not giving their all in settling legal cases.

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  • CM Lays Foundation Stone of State's First Private Medical College

    CM lays foundation stone of a private medical college in Patna.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the proposed Lord Buddha International Institute of Medical Sciences (LBIIMS) at Beldari Chak at the fringe of the state capital.

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  • Digvijay Singh Desperate for Attention: Shahnawaz Hussain

    BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain in Patna.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain at a press conference in Patna on Friday slammed Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh saying he was dying to get some attention in the media as the Congress Party was not giving him any importance anymore.

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  • Manoj Tiwari Returns his Bhojpuri Award

    Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari (file photo).

    Patna: Popular Bhojpuri film star Manoj Tiwari, disappointed by the Bihar Bhojpuri Academy's decision to make folk singer Malini Awasthi its brand ambassador, on Friday, returned his award that was conferred on him during the recently-held International Bhojpuri Convention in Patna.

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  • Modi more Qualified than Rahul Gandhi: Sadhu Yadav

    Former RJD MP Sadhu Yadav (file photo).

    Patna: Poking finger in the eyes of his current political abode Congress Party and his brother-in-law and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, Sadhu Yadav, on Friday, met with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar and expressed his support to him in the event he became the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Prime Minister's post.

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  • CM Delivers Independence Day Speech at Gandhi Maidan

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar delivering Independence Day speech at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Thursday.

    Patna: People in Patna and elsewhere in Bihar celebrated the nation's 67th Independence Day on Thursday as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar delivered the ceremonial speech at Gandhi Maidan after unfurling the Indian flag in the presence of a host of eminent citizens, students, members of the armed forces, and senior officials.

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  • Nitish Reiterates his Pledge to Turn Bihar Green

    Nitish Kumar attending a function of environment and forestry on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function organized by the state Environment and Forestry Department in Patna on Wednesday, said that the government was planning to increase the total forest area in the state by 15 percent in the next four years.

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  • BJP Leaders Urge Governor to Declare Bihar 'Drought-hit'

    BJP leaders in Patna hand out memo to Governor D. Y. Patil on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Wednesday met with Governor D. Y. Patil and handed him a memo urging him to direct the state government to declare Bihar 'drought-hit' in view of the current deficit in the rainfall.

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  • RJD Leader Suspended after Praising Narendra Modi

    RJD state president Ramchandra Purvey announces the expulsion of party MLC Nawal Kishore Yadav.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday expelled legislator Nawal Kishore Yadav from the party for six years for speaking out in favor of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • Raid at Government Engineer's House

    Raid at Bharat Purvey's house in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) sleuths in Patna and Muzaffarpur on Wednesday raided the houses of Bharat Purvey, a Superintending Engineer in the Irrigation Department, and seized cash, jewelries, and properties worth over Rs. 2 crore.

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  • Fire at Patna Planetarium; No Injury

    Firefighters extinguishing flame in the battery room of Patna Planetarium on Wednesday.

    Patna: A major disaster was averted when firefighters on Wednesday managed to douse flames coming out of Indira Gandhi Science Complex, commonly known as Patna Planetarium.

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  • Nawada Tense; National Security Act Invoked

    Shops in Nawada closed due to threat of violence.

    Nawada: Nitish government on Tuesday ordered invoking of the National Security Act (NSA) in Nawada following four days of unabated violence that has left at least three persons dead even as the district remains under indefinite curfew to stop communal unrest from spreading.

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  • Bihar Returning to Pre-NDA Days: Modi

    Sushil Modi and other BJP leaders in Patna.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, ripped the Nitish-led Janata Dal – U government saying within two months of the split in the NDA administration, Bihar had slipped into the same anarchy that was the hallmark of Lalu-Rabri government.

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  • BJP Leaders Join JD-U; CM Blames BJP for Split

    BJP leaders joining JD-U in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: In a much-needed shot in the arm for the post-NDA split Janata Dal – U, two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, along with dozens of their supporters, joined the JD-U on Monday in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other party leaders.

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  • Opposition Trying to Create Anarchy in Bihar: Nitish

    CM at Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking to reporters after his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of creating tension in Bihar to make the state government look bad and weak on law and order situation.

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  • Students, Teachers Hurt in Clash at DAV School

    Students showing sign of injuries after clash with school officials at DAV Public School in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Three students and a teacher were injured when a clash broke out between the students and the security guards at the DAV Public School in BSEB Colony on Monday after the school reportedly refused to return their enrollment fee following the cancellation of their admission in the school.

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  • Our Model of Development Best Suited for Bihar: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a convention of the JD-U students' wing in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at a function organized by the students' wing of the Janata Dal – U at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Sunday, touted the 'Nitish Model' of development saying Bihar could develop only with this model and any other as practiced by other states just won't work in the state.

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  • Yet another JD-U Leader Shoots Himself in the Foot

    JD-U leader and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh (file photo)

    Patna: Even with Chief Minister's frantic effort to damage control in the wake of one of his minister's controversial remark about Indian soldiers, yet another minister in the Nitish Kumar's cabinet dug himself into a hole when, at a function in Jamui on Saturday, Bihar Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh said that Pakistan was not responsible for the latest attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which five Indian soldiers, including four from Bihar, were killed.

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  • Martyr's Family Members Break Fast after 33 Hours

    Family members of slain army soldier Vijay Kumar Rai breaking their 33-hour long hunger fast in Bihta on Saturday.

    Patna: More than 30 hours since they went on a hunger strike, family members of slain army jawan Vijay Kumar Rai, at their village near Bihta on Saturday, broke their fast after Bihar and Jharkhand Commanding Officer Major General B. S. Negi met with them and assured them of all help in future.

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  • Lalu Demands Resignation of Bhim Singh

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav criticizes Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna on Friday demanded the removal of Panchayati Raj Minister Bhim Singh saying he had insulted the entire armed forces by making disparaging comments against Indian soldiers.

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  • Man Mauled by Tiger at Patna Zoo

    Man being treated at the PMCH after being mauled by a tiger at Patna Zoo on Saturday.

    Patna: Imran Khan, a native of Aurangabad district, was being treated at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) after he was rescued from the tiger's lair at the Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Garden in Patna on Saturday afternoon.

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  • Bodies of Slain Soldiers arrive in Patna

    Bodies of four army jawans killed at the LoC by Pakistani infiltrators arrive in Patna on Wednesday night.

    Patna: The mortal remains of four army jawans who were killed on Tuesday morning by Pakistani army infiltrators at the Line of Control in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir arrived in Patna on Wednesday night in the presence of several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders though the ruling Janata Dal – U leaders, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, refrained from showing up at the airport.

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  • Backlash after Cop Shows up on Duty in Civil Clothes

    DSP Manish Kumar in civilian clothes while on duty at Patna Airport on Wednesday night.

    Patna: Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Manish Kumar (Secretariat) landed himself in hot soup when he was found wearing civilian clothes at Patna Airport on Wednesday night when the bodies of four Army jawans were scheduled to arrive from New Delhi.

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  • Kapil Dev Promotes TMT Iron Bars in Patna

    Former Test cricketer Kapil Dev promoting SRMB iron products in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Legendary Indian Test cricketer Kapil Dev was in Patna on Friday to promote TMT iron bars and grill manufactured by the SRMB Steels and Bars.

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  • ITI Students Clash with Patna Police

    ITI students clash with police in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Students of the Industrial Technical Institute (ITI) clashed with the police officials in Patna on Thursday while taking out a rally to force the government to give in to their three-point demands.

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  • Thousands Participate in the Cremation of Slain Jawans

    Cremation of slain army soldier Vijay Kumar Rai in Bihta on Thursday.

    Patna: Four Army jawans from Bihar, who were killed in an ambush by Pakistani soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning, were cremated at their respective villages with full state honors on Thursday.

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  • Really? A Minister Said This?

    Panchayati Raj minister and JD-U leader Bhim Singh (file photo).

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leader and Panchayati Raj Minister Bhim Singh, after reportedly being rebuked by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, issued a non-apology apology after saying people join army or police for martyrdom.

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  • Nitish Holds Meeting with Chidambaram

    Nitish Kumar holding meeting with Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi on Wednesday.

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday met with Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to discuss a number of issues related to Bihar, including the Food Protection Act and the devastating drought situation in the state.

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  • Officer Learns the Hard Way it doesn't Pay to Clash with a Minister

    Anganbari workers protesting against Parveen Amanullah in Patna (file photo).

    Patna: In a retaliatory move after a Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) filed an FIR against Social Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah accusing her of verbally and physically abusing her during the minister's visit to Bidupur block in Vaishali district, the state government on Tuesday ordered the CDPO's suspension on charges of 'misbehaving' with the minister.

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  • Fishermen of Bihar would be Insured for Rs. One Lakh

    Insurance for Bihar fishermen launched in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Santosh Kumar Mall, Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry and Fishery Department, at a seminar of the Fish Cooperative Federation (FISHCOFED) in Patna on Wednesday, said that soon the fishermen of Bihar will join a collective scheme wherein they would part of a group insurance with the state and central government paying Rs. 29 towards their monthly premium.

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  • Pay your Electricity Bill through your Cell Phone

    Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav launching mobile payment scheme in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Power consumers in North Bihar would now be able to take advantage of the mobile payment service launched jointly by the North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited and AirTel, state Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said at a function in Patna on Tuesday.

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  • State Funeral for Slain Army Soldiers from Bihar: CM

    Family members of slain soldier Vijay Kumar Rai mourn his death on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday condemned the killing of five Indian Army jawans, four of them from Bihar, by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

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  • Mid-Day Meal Poisoning Victims Leave PMCH

    Children, the victims of mid-day meal poisoning, leave PMCH after three weeks.

    Patna: Twenty-two children who somehow beat the odds after consuming poisoned-laced mid-day meal at a Chhapra primary school nearly three weeks ago were discharged from the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Tuesday amidst celebration and parting gifts from the state administration.

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  • BJP Insulting Sardar Patel; Says JD-U Leader

    JD-U leaders Shyam Rajak, Sanjay Singh and others at a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leaders, more than a month and a half after showing the door to their partner of 17 years Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), continued to harp on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying Modi had outsourced the construction of an iron statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Bihar to an Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) operative close to Lalu Prasad Yadav.

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  • Voters will School Nitish Kumar: Mangal Pandey

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey and other party leaders at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey on Tuesday predicted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra would be the next Prime Minister of India and his detractors would be forced to apologize to him for making disparaging and insulting remarks against him.

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  • Mid-Day Meal Poisoning: PMCH to Discharge16 Children

    Some victims of mid-day-meal poisoning to be released from the PMCH on Tuesday.

    Patna: Officials at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Monday gave clean bill of health to 16 out of 24 children who had been brought in from Saran district on July 16 after being taken ill following the consumption of poisoned mid-day meal at a government-run primary school saying the children had completely recovered and would be released from the hospital sometime this Tuesday.

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  • Shatrughan Sinha is a man of Principles: Nitish

    File photo of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha.

    Patna: Continuing to drive wedge between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its star MP Shatrughan Sinha, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, following his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, praised the actor-turned-politician saying Sinha's independent views and candid statements were healthy for the democracy and he appreciated him for his ability to speak his mind despite opposition from within his own party.

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  • CM Soft on Extremists: Sushil Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, blamed the Nitish administration for 'surrendering before the Maoists' saying the extremists, due to the lackadaisical attitude of the government, were feeling emboldened even as the morale of the state police and the Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) had hit a new low in the last six weeks or so.

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  • CM Conducts Aerial Surveys of Flood-hit Districts

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar conducting aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Bihar on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday conducted aerial survey of the flood-hit areas in Bihar where several districts including Bhojpur, Gopalganj, and Bhagalpur face serious threat with most major rivers flowing several inches above the red danger mark.

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  • Maoists Blow up Police Station in Aurangabad

    Damages sustained by bomb blasts inside an under-construction police station in Aurangabad on Sunday morning.

    Patna: Maoist extremists in Aurangabad on Sunday morning exploded bombs inside an under-construction building meant to be the future home of the Aurangabad police in retaliation of the recent killing of two Naxal leaders by a rival ultra group.

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  • Modi's RSS Support Causing Rift in BJP: Tariq Anwar

    NCP leader Tariq Anwar in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Central state minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwar, at a party function of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Patna on Sunday said that because Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) candidate for the Prime Minister's post and not a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), other leaders like Shatrughan Sinha and L. K. Advani were opposed to his ascension in the party.

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  • Media Twisted my Words: Shatrughan Sinha

    BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha (file photo).

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha who earlier created controversy within the party after praising Nitish Kumar and holding a nearly two hour meeting with him, on Friday, blamed the media for taking his comments out of context saying he never said a word against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who he respected a lot.

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  • Assembly Monsoon Session Ends with Opposition Walkout

    BJP leaders walk out of Bihar Assembly on Friday.

    Patna: With walk outs and jumping into the well in the state Assembly becoming the standard operating procedure for members of the opposition parties in the last couple of decades or so, Friday was no exception when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders once again staged a walk out – this time over the government's failure to check crime in the state.

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  • FIR against Nitin Navin; Stages Dharna outside Police Station

    BJP MLA Nitin Navin talking with other party leaders in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Nitin Navin, after being named in an FIR for coming out in support of shopkeepers in the Boring Road area, sat on a dharna outside the Sri Krishna Puri police station saying the Nitish government was selectively targeting the BJP leaders in order to further marginalize them in the state politics.

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  • Three Arrested for Defrauding Job Seekers

    Three persons (only two showed in the picture) arrested for defrauding job-seekers in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday arrested three persons, including a woman, from near Biscomaun Building under Gandhi Maidan police station and charged them of conning several lakh rupees from job-seeking youths in the district.

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  • Patna Youth Brings Laurels to Bihar

    Shubham Sinha (center) with his brother and sister.

    Patna: Shubham Sinha has made India proud again by bringing Silver Medal for India at the 54th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO-2013) that was held in Santa Marta, Colombia from July 18 to 28.

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  • Choubey Slams Government over Relief to Uttarakhand Flood Victims

    Former Health Minister and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey (center) with his supporters (file photo).

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar Assembly on Thursday cornered the ruling party members on the issue of providing relief to Biharis stranded in the historical flood in Uttarakhand saying the government did nothing to save them or send relief in timely manner as other states had managed to do.

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  • Mid-Day Meal Tragedy: Principal Undergoes Lie-Detection Test

    Mid-day meal poisoning victims at PMCH (file photo).

    Saran: A team of forensic experts from Patna and Delhi, on Thursday, conducted lie-detection test on Meena Devi, the Principal of the primary school in Saran where 23 children died after consuming poisoned mid-day meal last month.

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  • Bihar to become Energy Sufficient by 2017, Says Power Minister

    State Power Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav (file photo).

    Patna: A day after former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi hit the government accusing it of selling 500 megawatt of power to other states even as the power situation in Bihar continues to remain grim, Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav told the Assembly on Thursday that the state would have 5500 megawatt of power by 2015 that would essentially end the power crunch in the state for ever.

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  • BJP Demands Government Declare 24 Districts Drought-affected

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey, while sitting at a dharna at Kargil Chowk in Patna on Thursday, demanded from the government to identify 24 districts in Bihar drought-affected due to scanty rain in the region this monsoon season.

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  • PMC Commissioner Faces Arrest over Water-logging

    Water-logging caused by rain in Patna.

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Thursday threatened to issue an arrest warrant against Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner if he did not take care of the water-logging in the city caused by rain within the next 48 hours.

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  • Shatrughan's Pro-Nitish Statements Cause Flutter in BJP

    BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna and New Delhi, taking umbrage of party leader Shatrughan Sinha's latest act of cozying up with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday reminded him to maintain party discipline and if had anything to say, he could say it on the party platform.

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  • Nitish in for the Lesson of his Life: Sushil Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi predicts loss for JD-U in next state and national elections.

    Patna: Verbal bomb throwing between the ruling Janata Dal – U and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued on Wednesday when former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for forgetting why he was elected by the people of Bihar in the first place and engaging in low down, cheap politics to further his personal and political agenda.

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  • Opposition has Adopted Hit and Run Attitude: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while participating in a debate on Bodh Gaya Temple (Amendment) Bill 2013 in the Legislative Council on Wednesday, condemned the opposition's repeated walk out from the ongoing monsoon session of the state Assembly equating it to 'Hit and Run' on roads and highways.

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  • Sushil Modi Accuses Government of Selling Power to other States

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi talking to reporters in Patna.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, talking to media in Patna on Wednesday, accused the state government of selling power to other states while starving Bihar where many areas remain in dark more than 20 hours each day.

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  • Nitish has Failed the People of Bihar: BJP

    Opposition leaders outside Bihar Assembly.

    Patna: The second full day of the Bihar Assembly was no different from the first day as leaders from the opposition parties tried to corner the state government by raising the issue of Uttarakhand flooding where several pilgrims from Bihar, along with hundreds others from different states, perished in the lack of timely help to the victims.

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  • Shatrughan Dumps BJP Talking Points; Praises Nitish Kumar

    Shatrughan Sinha with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (file photo).

    Patna: Shatrughan Sinha, the actor-turned-politician known for his flair for drama, on Tuesday kicked off yet another controversy when he, going against his own party leaders, praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying Kumar was built of the Prime Ministerial timber and would make a good PM if elected by the people of India.

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  • Congress Seizes Opportunity on Shatrughan's Praise for Nitish

    Congress media in-charge in Bihar Prem Chandra Mishra.

    Patna: Congress spokesperson in Bihar Prem Chandra Mishra, reacting to the recent statement of BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha who came out in praise of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, said that if someone of Sinha's stature was not able to accept Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party's de-facto leader then it was evident that there was massive dissatisfaction within the party over Modi's leadership ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Bihar Artist Pramod Kumar's Work on Exhibition in New York

    One of the several masterpieces of Pramod Kumar whose artworks are currently on display at an exhibition in New York.

    New York City: Chelsea's Agora Gallery is running an exhibition on the original art work of Pramod Kumar, an artist from Bihar, between July 16 and August 13, 2013 at the Interpretive Realms New York, USA.

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  • Mayhem in Bihar Assembly; Charges Fly

    Bihar Assembly.

    Patna: Bihar Assembly on Monday witnessed a noisy scene as leaders from the ruling Janata Dal – U and opposition leaders from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) traded charges over the Mid-Day Meal tragedy in Saran and bomb blasts at Mahabodhi Temple causing the BJP leaders to walk out of the House in protest.

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  • Nitish Still Justifying Split in NDA

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar talking to the media.

    Patna: Nearly a month after he decided to break away from the NDA, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Monday continued to justify his actions saying it were the BJP's actions that led to the collapse of the 17-year old relationship.

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  • Sushil Modi Calls Nitish a 'Weakened' Leader

    Sushil Modi calls Nitish a 'weak' leader.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of 'weakening' Bihar saying with the split; he was not left with any competent leader as a result of which the state was paying heavy price in terms of development and rising cases of crime.

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  • Ban on Rallies, Dharnas on Seven VVIP Roads

    Ban imposed on holding political rallies in VVIP areas in Patna.

    Patna: District administration in Patna, in order to maintain smooth movement of traffic while also allowing the city's most VVIP areas free from troublemakers, issued a ban on seven important roads in the state capital from taking out processions and rallies or stage political dharnas.

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  • Nitish Model Better than Modi Model: Amartya Sen

    Dr. Amartya Sen (file photo).

    Patna: Noted economist and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Amartya Sen, in a televised interview on Sunday, came out strongly in support for the so-called Nitish model of development as opposed to Narendra Modi's formula of economic success saying the given political and economic background, the Nitish model was more suitable for the state than the Modi's script for success.

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  • BJP Mahila Morcha Blames JD-U for Violence against Women

    Sushil Modi joins the protest by BJP Mahila Morcha in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Activists belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha in Patna on Friday held a day-long dharna to protest against rising crimes against women in Bihar blaming Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who, they said, was 'obsessed with Narendra Modi more than safety and security of women and overall development of the state.

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  • JD-U Insensitive towards Mid-Day Meal Victims: BJP

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives at the opening of the Monsoon session of state Assembly on Friday.

    Patna: As expected, the week-long monsoon session of the state Assembly began amidst protest by the new face of the opposition, namely the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), whose leaders accused the Janata Dal – U of blatantly ignoring the deaths of 23 young victims of Mid-Day Meal tragedy when the Speaker read from the obituary list – a custom reserved for the opening day of the session.

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  • Grandpa Arrested; Child Recovered in Fake Abduction Case

    Grandfather arrested and child recovered in fake abduction scheme.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday cracked the case of the 'abduction' of a six-year old boy just two-days after his parents filed a report with the Rajiv Nagar police station of the boy being kidnapped by criminals from his home on July 24.

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  • Ghai Slams Government for Rising Crimes against Women

    BJP leader Kiran Ghai holding a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive member Kiran Ghai, at a press meet in Patna on Thursday, held the Nitish administration responsible for the increasing cases of gang-rapes in the state saying the government had utterly failed to protect the women and children in Bihar and it must explain what it was planning to do to make them feel secured.

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  • Highway Robbers Nabbed; Stolen Cell Phones Recovered

    Criminals involved in hijacking a truck carrying mobile phones arrested on Wednesday night.

    Patna: Police in Pandarak at the outskirts of state capital, just hours after a truck loaded with new cell phones of various brands was hijacked on Wednesday evening, caught up with the criminals and recovered the truck while also arresting two men involved in pulling the heist.

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  • Patna Women's College Observes Freshers' Day

    Freshers' Day at Patna Women's College on Thursday.

    Patna: Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) and vocational students at Patna Women's College on Thursday celebrated the Freshers' Day with songs and dances that kept students, teachers, and family members entertained for hours.

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  • Girl Students Get Training in Martial Art

    Students of Bankipore Girls High School learn martial art techniques.

    Patna: Students of Bankipore Girls High School in Patna on Thursday took part in a free martial art training organized by Indian Martial Art Academy.

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  • Nitish Breaks his Silence over Mid-Day Meal Tragedy

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, eight days after the Mid-Day Meal tragedy in Bihar, on Wednesday, broke his silence on the issue saying it was a gut-wrenching incident and the government was working to punish the culprits in the harshest possible manner while ensuring no such tragedy occurred ever again in the state.

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  • Accused School Principal in Chhapra Surrenders

    Children affected by Mid-day Meal poisoning in Saran remain hospitalized at PMCH.

    Patna: Meena Devi, the Principal of the Dharmasati Gandaman Primary School and the chief accused in the Mid-Day Meal tragedy in which 23 children died after consuming the school lunch on July 16, after remaining on the lam for eight days, surrendered before the Saran police on Wednesday thus ending one of the largest search efforts involving an individual in the recent history of the state.

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  • Shivanand Tiwari Loses his Spokesperson's Status in JD-U

    JD-U leader Shivanand Tiwari (file photo).

    Patna: In a move that has political pundits in Bihar buzzing with speculations, the Janata Dal – U on Wednesday, ousted party national spokesperson and attack hound Shivanand Tiwari from his position replacing him with K. C. Tyagi while also taking his name out from the JD-U Central office bearers list.

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  • Seminar on Time and Stress Management for Bank Employees

    Seminar on time and stress management at Allahabad Bank Staff Training College in Patna.

    Patna: A two and half hour special session on Time and Stress Management was organized at the Allahabad Bank Staff Training College in Patna for its senior managers. The program was conducted by Milan K Sinha, Stress Management & Motivational Trainer, and a regular contributor of PatnaDaily.Com.

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  • JD-U Leader Denies Attempts to Lure BJP Legislators

    JD-U leader Narendra Singh holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: While continuing to insist that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar were hand in glove in their attempt to form a joint opposition against the ruling Janata Dal – U in the state, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, denied the allegations that the JD-U was trying to lure BJP leaders into the party.

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  • No Conspiracy in Mid-Day Meal Tragedy: Sharad Yadav

    JD-U president Sharad Yadav (file photo).

    Patna: Janata Dal – U president Sharad Yadav, under growing pressure from several quarters for spreading rumors about a possible conspiracy by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in the Mid-Day Meal tragedy, made an U-turn on Tuesday admitting as far as he could tell, there was no high-level conspiracy in the poisoning incident and until a formal report by the investigative committee was released, nothing could be stated as fact.

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  • Chirag Paswan Assumes Bigger Responsibilities in LJP

    LJP workers in Patna celebrate the leadership of Chirag Paswan in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Dynastic politics in India took yet another step forward on Tuesday when Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan announced the appointment of his son Chirag Paswan as the chairperson of Parliamentary Board of the LJP.

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  • IBPS Gives in to Students' Demands

    ABVP activists protesting against IBPS in Patna a few days ago.

    Patna: After days of high drama involving dharnas, rallies, road blocks, and effigy burning by various student organizations in Bihar, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) relented on Monday and announced its decision to raise the maximum age to appear in banking tests from 28 to 30.

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  • Nitish Engineering Split in BJP in Bihar: Mangal Pandey

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey with newly-inducted party members in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey, at a function to induct Patna University professor Suheli Mehta and A.S. A Ansari into the party on Monday, lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for declaring open season on BJP MLAs in order to cause damage to the saffron party.

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  • NSUI Protests outside Education Minister's House

    NSUI activists protesting outside Education Minister P. K. Shahi's house in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Belligerent activists with allegiance to National Students Union of India (NSUI) in Patna on Monday ransacked the front of Education Minister Prashant Kumar Shahi in protest against the Mid-Day Meal tragedy in Saran that left 23 schoolchildren dead in one of the worst ever cases of poisoning in the history of the state.

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  • Anganbari Workers Stage Rally; Demand Minister's Resignation

    Anganbari workers protesting against Parveen Amanullah in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Hundreds of Anganbari workers in Patna on Monday took out a rally demanding the resignation of Social Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah on charges of misbehaving with a Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) in Hajipur last week and demanding a 'donation' of Rs. 10 lakh from her.

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  • RSS Chief Encourages People to Donate Body after Death

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat attending a function in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: At a function organized by Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti to mark Guru Purnima on Monday, 68 members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Patna pledged to donate their bodies after their death for research and advancement in medical science.

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  • JD-U Demands Probe of RJD Leader's Cell Phone Record

    JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U spokesperson Sanjay Singh, in Patna on Sunday, demanded an investigation into the cell phone records of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Prabhunath Singh insisting it was the MP from Maharajganj who was protecting the three key accused in the Saran Mid-Day Meal tragedy and had held a meeting with the three the same day the poison-laced lunch was served to the students in Mashrakh village.

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  • RSS Leader Seeks True Leader for India

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaking in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, speaking at a pre-Guru Purnima meet in Patna on Sunday, said that the nation was in need of 'the one leader' who was capable of leading the nation with diverse culture and religion and turn India into a real superpower.

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  • Kushwaha Readies for Lok Sabha Polls

    Upendra Kushwaha at a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) president Upendra Kushwaha, who has made it a life mission to 'rid Bihar from the autocratic government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar', at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, chalked out his campaign program for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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  • JDU State President Belittles Gujarat, Narendra Modi

    JD-U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leaders at a meeting in Munger on Saturday, took a stab at Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi saying his followers had turned him into 'special tea', the kind one sees on running trains, in order to sell him to gullible voters.

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  • Nitish Cannot Escape Responsibility in Mid-Day Meal Tragedy: Modi

    BJP leaders Mangal Pandey, Sushil Kumar Modi, and Sanjay Mayukh.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, talking to reporters in Patna on Saturday, said that if Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was taking credit for all the good things in Bihar, he should also assume full responsibility for everything that was not going well under his administration.

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  • FIR against JD-U Minister

    Bihar Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah.

    Patna: A Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) in Vaishali district has filed an FIR against Social Welfare Minister of Bihar Parveen Amanullah for demanding Rs. 10 lakh in donation money from her and treating her poorly before Anganbari workers.

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  • Govt. Issues Verdict on Mid-Day Meal Tragedy

    Children victims of the Mid-Day Meal poisoning case at PMCH.

    Patna: Even as officials await the much-anticipated forensic lab report in the Mid-Day Meal poisoning case in Bihar that killed 23 young children in Saran, the state government, on Friday, concluded that the deaths were caused by highly contaminated cooking oil that was used to cook the meal and the rice that had large quantity of pesticide in it.

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  • Smoke; Rumor of Leaking Gas Causes Panic at PMCH

    Poison-victim children being taken out of the hospital after a fire scare on Friday.

    Patna: Panic prevailed at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Friday when smoke started to come out of the pediatric ward where nearly two dozen children of a Chhapra school are being treated for food poisoning that has so far caused 23 fatalities since it was first reported four days ago.

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  • Mid-Day Meal Poisoning – Politicians Step in

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav arriving at PMCH on Wednesday.

    Patna: Politicians of all stripes in Patna on Wednesday made a beeline at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) to enquire about the welfare of young schoolchildren who remain hospitalized after consuming poisoned mid-day meal at a school in Chhapra on Tuesday.

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  • Mid-Day Meal Poisoning: 23 and Counting

    Sick children under doctors' care at PMCH.

    Patna: The death toll in the Mid-Day Meal tragedy in Saran rose to 23 on Thursday as the state government launched a massive damage control operation including denying any responsibility in one of the worst tragedies involving children in the state and taking out full page ads in state newspapers dictating the school principals and cooks to first taste the meal before serving them to young children.

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  • Government Denies Receiving Alert on Mid-Day Meal

    Education Principal Secretary Amarjeet Sinha (right) holding a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Continuing to fight accusations of negligence in the death of 23 children who died after consuming contaminated mid-day meal at a school in Chhapra district, Principal Secretary (Education) Amarjeet Sinha, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, denied having ever receiving an alert from the Central government as to the poor implementation of the program as being reported in some sections of the media.

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  • Mahila Brigade Activists Assaulted in Patna

    Mahila Brigade activists being treated at PMCH after being assaulted by a group of men and women in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Local goons in Patna on Thursday assaulted a group of women belonging to the Mahila Brigade as they passed through Kamla Nehru Nagar under Kotwali police station. Nineteen of the injured were rushed to local hospitals where they were given stitches and other medical care for their injuries.

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  • Raids against Corrupt Officials in Bihar Continue

    Raid at Amarnath Mahto's house in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Raids against corrupt officials in Bihar continued on Thursday when the Economic Offense Unit (EOU) sleuths searched the houses of two government employees in Patna and recovered cash and assets worth over Rs. 3.46 crore.

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  • Free Bone Mineral Density Test Camp by PAHAL

    Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi holding a bone testing camp in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Over 80 persons in Patna on Wednesday took advantage of the free Bone Mineral Density test camp organized by the Public Awareness for Healthful Approach for Living (PAHAL).

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  • Death Toll in Mid-Day Meal Poisoning Rises to 20

    Victims of food poisoning being treated at PMCH.

    Patna: The death toll in the mid-day meal poisoning case in Chhapra rose to 20 after nine more children died of food poisoning since it was first reported on Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Mid-Day Meal Poisoning a Conspiracy: Shahi

    Bihar Education Minister P. K. Shahi blames others for Chhapra food poisoning.

    Patna: Stung by criticism from all political corners in the wake of the 22 deaths of young children as a result of food poisoning at a Chhapra school, Janata Dal – U leader and Education Minister P. K. Shahi, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, played the 'conspiracy card' to avoid owning up any responsibility in the tragedy that has garnered the attention of the entire nation.

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  • Restaurant Busted for Running Flesh Trade

    Ten girls arrested from a restaurant in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday raided the Gulmohar restaurant located on the third floor of the Hem Plaza on Frazer Road and arrested 10 girls for engaging in sex trade and three men who were there to receive sexual favors from them.

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  • Sushil Modi being Hypocritical on Teachers' Salary Issue: JDU

    JD-U leader Vijay Kumar Chowdhary holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leader and state Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chowdhary, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, slammed former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on his statement about doubling the salary of contract teachers saying it was hypocritical for the BJP leader to blame the JD-U government when, as the Deputy Chief Minister, it was Modi who helped formulate the policies about the teachers' salary.

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  • Nitish Relying on Congress for Survival: BJP

    BJP leaders Mangal Pandey and Nand Kishore Yadav with former Congress leader Ram Lakhan Singh (left) in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, said that Nitish Kumar, since breaking ties with the BJP, had learnt to speak the language of the Congress Party.

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  • Four Children Dead after Consuming Poison Pills in Barh

    Sujit Kumar, father of five, at PMCH after consuming poison pills on Tuesday morning.

    Patna: Police in Patna are investigating the suspicious deaths of four children of a family who died after consuming sulpha tablets used in keeping grains fresh and worm-free.

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  • 1000 New High Schools Each Year; Nine Kids Die of Food Poisoning

    Nitish Kumar attending the 3rd Foundation Day celebration of the BSEIDC in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while participating in the third Foundation Day of the Bihar State Educational Infrastructure Development Corporation (BSEIDC) in Patna on Tuesday, said that the government would build 1000 high secondary schools in the state each year to increase literacy among youths and therefore, raise their job marketability once out of school.

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  • NIA Releases Sketch of Possible Suspect in Bodh Gaya Blasts

    NIA-released composite picture of Bodh Gaya blasts suspect.

    Gaya: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday, based on eyewitness accounts and surveillance video footages, released two composite sketches of a man suspected of placing bombs in the Bodh Gaya Mahabodhi Temple that exploded on the morning of July 7 causing extensive structural damages and injury to two Buddhist monks.

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  • Protest Rallies to Demand Change in IBPS Policies

    AISA activists blocking railway tracks in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Activists belonging to various students' organizations, including the All India Students' Association (AISA), All India Students' Federation (AISF), and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Tuesday took out protest rallies and disrupted train traffic at Patna Junction to press for their demand for the withdrawal of new rules imposed by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

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  • CM Needs to Listen to his Own Advice: Modi

    BJP leaders holding a press meet in Patna on MOnday.

    Patna: Reacting to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's latest advice to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to mind his language in the wake of the latter's statement that the 'Congress was hiding behind the burqa of secularism', former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday said that the Chief Minister should pay heed to his own advice after what he said about him following the split in the NDA.

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  • Fire in Community Hall in Kankarbagh; All Safe

    Fire at a community hall in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: A major tragedy was averted when over 300 people safely made their way out of a community hall after a fire broke out in the building on Monday afternoon.

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  • Sushil Modi Demands Raise in Teachers' Salary

    Sushil Kumar Modi receiving a check for Rs. 4.31 lakh by the Yuva BJP Morcha on Monday.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, in Patna on Monday, argued on behalf of the primary and middle school teachers hired under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) saying their salary needed to be doubled as their currently salary did not allow them to afford even a half way decent lifestyle.

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  • Bank Official Ambushed by Protestors in Patna

    AISF activists protesting at Bank of Baroda in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Activists belonging to the All India Students' Federation (AISF) ambushed the Chief Managing Director (CMD) of the Bank of Baroda S. S. Mundra in Patna on Monday to press for their demand for repeal of the new criteria for the recruitment of bank probationary officers.

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  • Nitish Stings Narendra Modi on his 'Burqa' Comment

    Nitish Kumar talking to reporters in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Now that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is no more sharing power with the Janata Dal – U in Bihar, it's open season for verbal jousting between the two former friends who are wasting no time in countering each others' jabs by devising even more stinging criticisms meant to fire up the base.

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  • High-tech Cheating Gang Busted, 11 Arrested

    Eleven men arrested for running high-tech cheating gang.

    Patna: In perhaps a first of its kind, authorities in Patna on Sunday arrested eleven persons, including an IIT (Guwahati) and three National Institute of Technology (NIT-Patna) students for helping examinees cheat in Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) exam.

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  • Bihar Doctors Stage Rally to Press for Demands

    Doctors protest in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Private and government doctors in Patna on Sunday took out a rally to demand adequate security and comparable pay that is given to physicians working for the central government.

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  • Don't Politicize Mahabodhi Temple Blasts: Rajiv Shukla

    Congress leader Rajiv Shukla meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday.

    Patna: Congress Party leader and the Parliamentary Working Minister for State Rajiv Shukla, during his meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Friday, lashed out at the critics for trying to score political points on the last week's bomb blasts in Mahabodhi Temple saying negative criticism only lowered the image of India in the eyes of the international community.

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  • Lathi Charge on Protestors; AISA to Launch Stir

    Protesters block Dak Bungalow Crossing in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday resorted to mild lathi charge when hundreds of protestors demanding scrapping of the new policy for appearing in the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) test blocked the busy Dak Bungalow Crossing causing massive road jam for over three hours.

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  • Former Chief Minister S. N. Sinha Remembered

    Leaders paying tribute to former CM S. N. Sinha in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: A galaxy of politicians and artists gathered at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Friday to celebrate the 97th birth anniversary of former Chief Minister and noted educationist Satyendra Narayan Sinha.

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  • CM Seeks Special Security for Mahabodhi Temple

    CM seeks center's help in protecting Mahabodhi Temple.

    Patna: Stung by criticism from all sides for his failure to avert terrorist assault on Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya despite having been warned by the intelligence of possible such attack, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday appealed to the Central government to provide 'Special Protection' to the temple.

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  • Patna Police Escalates Crackdown on Dangerous Bikers

    Patna police to crackdown on dangerous motorcyclists.

    Patna: In a move to curb rash driving by motorcyclists in Patna, the city police is launching a scheme to embarrass the drivers by publishing their names in newspapers and public places.

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  • Sonia Gandhi, Shinde Visit Mahabodhi Temple

    Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Sushil Kumar Shinde, and Ambika Soni at Mahabodhi Temple on Wednesday.

    Patna: After Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Rajnath Singh, it was the turn of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to visit the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya where ten bombs exploded on the morning of July 7 injuring two Buddhist monks.

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  • NIA Releases Wanted Poster of Indian Mujahideens

    Wanted poster of Indian Mujahideen terrorists issued by the NIA on Wednesday.

    Patna: The National Investigation Agency (NIA), in the wake of the terrorist attack on Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, on Wednesday, released a poster of 12 members of the Indian Mujahideen, an India-based terrorist cell with connection to Pakistani terrorist organizations.

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  • Nitish Inaugurates Bike Factory in Aurangabad

    Nitish Kumar speaking at the inaugural of a bike factory in Aurangabad on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday inaugurated a bicycle factory in Aurangabad district and took a tour of the facility taking keen interest in the manufacturing process.

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  • Nitish, Modi Participate in Separate Fishermen's Day Events

    Nitish Kumar inaugurating the Fishery Day in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while attending a seminar to mark the 'Machhuara Diwas' (Fishermen's Day) in Patna on Wednesday, said the state would soon constitute a fishermen association and implement policies for the general welfare of the community.

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  • ISKCON Organizes Jagannath Rath Yatra in Patna

    Jagannath Rath Yatra in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Patna on Wednesday took out a 'rath yatra' of Lord Jagannath to coincide with the Jagannath Rath Yatra of Puri.

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  • Nitish Making Things Up: RJD Leaders

    RJD leaders holding a press conference in Patna.

    Patna: Reacting to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's allegations that the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) was in talk with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar to decide seat-sharing arrangement for the next Lok Sabha polls, RJD leaders in Patna on Wednesday dismissed Kumar's claims calling it absurd and laughable.

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  • Rajnath Singh, Jaitley Visit Mahabodhi Temple

    BJP national president Rajnath Singh and other party leaders seeing the impact of bomb blasts at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, two days after ten bombs exploded within the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, arrived at the holy Buddhist site and reviewed the damages caused by the blasts that also left two Buddhist monks injured.

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  • Modi Breaks Fast; BJP Chief Slams Nitish Government

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi being fed fruit juice by party president Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Rajnath Singh, in the presence of Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad and other party leaders, fed fruit juice to former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi who had been on a fast since yesterday to protest against Bagaha firing and terrorist assault on Mahabodhi Temple last Sunday.

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  • CM Inaugurates Work on Archaeological Museum in Patna

    CM Nitish Kumar inaugurates work on a new museum in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Tuesday, inaugurated the work on the proposed archaeological museum at the Jawaharlal Nehru Road off Bailey Road that is expected to built at an estimated cost of Rs. 530 crore.

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  • Raids at Corrupt Officials' Home Continue

    EOU raid at the home of Radha Krishna Singh Yadav, Deputy Director, Education Department, in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: The Economic Offense Unit (EOU) in Patna on Tuesday raided the house and three other premises of Radha Krishna Singh Yadav, Deputy Director, Education Department, and seized properties and cash to the tune of Rs. 2.29 crore.

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  • Philately Exhibition on Tagore, Gandhi Opens in Patna

    Visitors at philately exhibition in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rabindra Parishad, a local organization dedicated to promote the life and works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, in cooperation with the Indian Postal Department, on Tuesday opened a two-day philately exhibition showcasing rare postage stamps of the Gurudev, as Tagore was fondly addressed, and Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • Nitish Tries to Turn Table on BJP, RJD

    Nitish Kumar talking to reporters in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Talking to reporters in Patna on Monday a day after a series of bomb blasts that rocked Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for trying to politicize an 'unfortunate' incident and joining hands in a desperate attempt to corner the ruling Janata Dal – U in Bihar.

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  • Sushil Modi Begins 24-hour Fasts against Nitish Govt.

    BJP leaders sit on a 24-hour fast in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar, led by former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, on Monday, began their 24-hour fast in Patna to protest against the recent police firing in Bagaha and the terroristic assault on Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya on Sunday.

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  • Ex-Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra Suffers Brain Stroke

    Jagannath Mishra being felicitated on his 77th birthday on June 24, 2013.

    Patna: Senior Janata Dal – U leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra suffered brain stroke on Monday at a hospital in Patna where he was brought after developing some ailments four days ago.

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  • First International Heart Fest Held at PMCH

    Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH)Patna: The first international 'Heart Fest' was held at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Sunday. The event was organized by cardiologist from different parts of the globe under the banner of Bihar International Medical Association and with the support of the PMCH.

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  • Mahabodhi Temple Blasts despite Warnings from the IB

    Damages caused by bomb explosions at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya on Sunday morning.

    Patna: In a damning revelation that is only going to hurt the reputation of the Nitish administration, senior police officials in Patna said that the Intelligence Bureau (IB), just days before the Monday morning bomb blasts at the Mahabodhi Temple, had alerted the Bihar police of an assault of this nature that led the authorities to issue red alert to all districts to remain extra vigil to ward off any such threat.

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  • JD-U President Chalks out Plan to Counter BJP Propaganda

    JD-U state president Vashishth Narayan Singh at a press meet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: On a day when the entire nation was talking about the serial bomb blasts within the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Janata Dal – U president Vashisht Narayan Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, was explaining how the party planned to tackle the anti-JDU propaganda unleashed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the wake of the ugly split within the NDA in Bihar.

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  • Surveillance Cameras Installed after IB Report: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar in Bodh Gaya on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who visited Bodh Gaya on Sunday to see the devastation caused by a series of bomb blasts at the revered Mahabodhi Temple, touted installing video surveillance cameras within the temple premises as a measure to counter any terror assault on the Buddhists' most sacred land.

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  • Security at Patna's Mahavir Temple Beefed Up

    Patna's Hanuman Temple (file photo).

    Patna: District administration in Patna, in the aftermath of serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya on Sunday that caused extensive property damages and injury to two Buddhist visitors, beefed up security around Mahavir Temple outside Patna Junction that has also been reported to be under the terrorists' radar.

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  • Mahabodhi Temple Rocked by Bomb Blasts

    Bomb blasts at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya on Sunday morning.

    Bodh Gaya: At least two persons were reported injured in a series of terror blasts inside the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya with the first blast taking place within the temple premises at around 5:30 am Sunday followed by eight or nine successive explosions within the next 30 minutes, officials in Patna said.

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  • Narendra Modi Addresses Bihar BJP Workers

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi (file photo).

    Patna: Still shell-shocked by what the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and supporters describe as 'one of the biggest acts of betrayal by a political party in the recent Indian history, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, teleconferenced with the Bihar BJP workers urging them not to be disheartened by the act of betrayal by the Janata Dal – U and tighten the belt for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Center Grants Rs. 4,130 crore to Bihar under PMGSY

    Central Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (file photo).

    Patna: Continuing its attempt to win the heart of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Congress-led UPA government on Saturday approved Rs. 4,130 crore for the construction of 5,700 kilometer of rural roads under the Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

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  • Lalu Prepares Party Leaders to Carry on Even Without Him

    Lalu Prasad Yadav at the 17th Foundation Day of the RJD in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, on a function to mark the 17th anniversary of the foundation of his party, in Patna on Friday, prepared his lieutenants not to be discouraged 'in case something happens to him' and continue to carry the party torch for the good of those who were yet to find their voice in Bihar.

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  • Narendra Modi to Talk to Bihar BJP Workers via Video-conferencing

    BJP leaders Mangal Pandey, Sushil Kumar Modi, and Sanjay Mayukh at a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, through teleconferencing, would address party leaders in Bihar on Saturday to formulate poll strategy for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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  • BJP Leader Accuses CM of being Indifferent to Hindus

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad holding a press meet in Patna on Thursday

    Patna: Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Thursday, questioned the secular credentials of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar insinuating that while the Chief Minister had been quick on his feet when it came to protect Muslims, he had shown hardly any compassion for the Hindus who have been the victims of terrorism or communal riots.

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  • Dr. P. L. Joshi Selected for Rajiv Gandhi Education Award

    Dr. P. L. JoshiNew Delhi: NRI Professor Dr. Prem Lal Joshi has been selected for "Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award 2013" by the Indian Solidarity Council New Delhi, a national body, for his outstanding achievements and remarkable role in the field of education.

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  • Bihar Assembly Monsoon Session to begin from July 26

    Bihar Assembly

    Patna: The monsoon session of the Bihar Assembly would commence on July 26 and will remain in session until August 7, a notification issued by the Assembly secretariat informed on Wednesday.

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  • 'Mother of Madhubani Painting' Mahasundari Devi Passes Away

    Mahasundari Devi (file photo).

    Patna: The woman credited for popularizing the art of Madhubani painting and taking it across the world, Mahasundari Devi, passed away at her ancestral village in Madhubani district at the age of 92.

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  • BJP Crying like Satan Reciting Ramayan: JDU

    JD-U leader Neeraj Kumar at a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leader Neeraj Kumar and Devesh Chandra Thakur, in an attempt to counter incessant attack by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders following the split in the NDA early June, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, compared BJP's whining to 'Satan reciting Ramayan'.

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  • Patna to have Modern Bus Terminal

    Nitish Kumar attending a meeting of the Urban Development department in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: The Urban Development department has been given a go-ahead signal to build a modern, state-of-the-art interstate bus terminal in the state capital on the pattern of Delhi and Chennai terminals.

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  • Two Arrested in Tuesday Morning Robbery

    Two arrested in connection with the Tuesday morning robbery in Patna.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday arrested two men, including an employee of the Maruti Meditech Private Limited, in connection with the daring loot of Rs. 17.5 lakh that took place on Tuesday morning under Kotwali police station.

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  • Kapil Sibal Lays Foundation Stone of NIEIT in Patna

    Union Minister lays the foundation stone of the NIEIT at Bihta on Wednesday.

    Patna: Central Law and IT Minister Kapil Sibal, along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Wednesday, laid the foundation stone for the future home of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIEIT) in Bihta to groom students for the burgeoning high-tech sector in the country.

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  • Teenage Maid Allegedly Tortured by IAS Officer, Wife

    15-year maid tortured by retired IAS officer in Patna. Face of the victim intentionally blurred by PD to maintain her privacy.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday lodged an FIR against retired IAS officer Lallan Singh and his doctor wife Prabha Singh on charges of physical and sexual assault on their 14-year old maid.

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  • JD-U Spokesperson Slams Modi, Rudy, and Giriraj

    JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: The battle of words between the Janata Dal – U and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not appear to be simmering down as leaders from both sides, following the bitter divorce between the two parties nearly two weeks ago, engaged in mud-slinging at their former allies, this time JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh taking direct aim at BJP leaders Sushil Kumar Modi, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, and Giriraj Singh.

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  • Victim of Police Brutality in Jamui Dies at PMCH

    The father of the police brutality victim following the death of his son at PMCH on Monday evening.

    Patna: A man brutally beaten by the Jamui police on June 20 died of his injuries at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Tuesday.

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  • Narendra Modi Fit to become PM; Says Baba Ramdev

    Baba Ramdev during his last visit to Patna (file photo).

    Patna: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, unhappy with the political turmoil in Bihar, had some words of advice for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying instead of being jealous of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Kumar should be proud of him for becoming the top-most leader in the nation despite is extreme-backward background.

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  • First Robin Hood, then Rambo: Nitish Admits He is No Superhero

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Just after Janata Dal – U spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari invoked folklore hero Robin Hood in context of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alleged failure to provide adequate help to Biharis stranded in Uttarakhand, Kumar, speaking after his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, said while he was no Rambo, he took a number of measures for the Bihari victims in the affected state.

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  • Rudy Apologizes to JD-U Workers for CM's Behavior

    BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy at a press conference in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy, picking up on Janata Dal – U leader Puranmasi Ram's statement that Nitish Kumar had abandoned the party workers and legislators of his own party, in an obvious attempt to ruffle some feathers within the Chief Minister's party, apologized to the JD-U workers saying Kumar's behavior were shameful and not becoming of a senior leader of a party.

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  • EBC Merely Vote Bank for Non-Congress Party: Chowdhary

    Congress leaders at the meeting of Extreme Backward Mahasangh in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Ashok Chowdhary, at a meeting of the 'Most Backward Mahasangh' in Patna on Monday, said that Congress was the only party in the nation that cared about the Extremely Backward Caste (EBC) and that could provide them what was their rights.

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  • Mother of the Girl whose Hand was Chopped Seeks Justice

    Bihar DGP Abhayanand listening to the mother of the girl whose hand was allegedly chopped by criminals in Patna.

    Patna: The mother of Uzma Ara, the eight-year old girl whose one hand was allegedly chopped off by criminals near Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Patna last Friday, met with Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Abhayanand on Monday and sought justice for her daughter.

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  • Modi Gives an F-Grade to Nitish on Uttaranchal Issue

    BJP press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Maintaining his relentless attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, on Sunday, slammed his former boss for failing to do enough for the Bihari pilgrims stranded in Uttarakhand.

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  • Chirag Paswan Demands Nitish Kumar's Resignation

    Chirag Paswan, son of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, holding a press meet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the aftermath of the Bagaha police firing last week that resulted in the death of eight persons.

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  • Sangma Seeks More Seats for Tribals in Lok Sabha, State Assemblies

    Former Lok Sabha Speaker P. A. Sangma and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi at an Adivasi convention in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Former Lok Sabha Speaker P. A. Sangma, at a conference of the Scheduled Tribes Adhikar Manch in Patna on Sunday, demanded more seats in Lok Sabha and state Assemblies for the tribals saying the current allocation was not true representative of the tribal population.

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  • Shivanand Tiwari 'Shocked' by Modi's Language

    JD-U spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari (file photo).

    Patna: Janata Dal – U spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, expressed bewilderment at former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's relentless attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Bagaha police firing saying usually Modi was a calm and collected leader but his recent statements and actions go against his personality.

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  • BJP Leader Giriraj Singh on a Mission to Expose Nitish

    BJP leader Giriraj Singh (file photo).

    Biharsharif: Former Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh, known for his no-nonsense, firebrand political style, on Saturday launched a 'Pol Khol' campaign to 'unmask' Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who, he said, abandoned NDA after realizing he would no longer be considered for the Prime Minister's post after BJP promoted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • Nitish should apologize to Tharu Community: Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi and other BJP leaders holding a dharna at Kargil Chowk in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, along with other party members on Friday, sat on a day-long dharna at the Kargil Chowk to demand justice for the family members of the eight people who were shot dead by cops in Bagaha district last Monday.

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  • Narendra Modi is not Lord Shankar: Renu Kushwaha

    JD-U leader Renu Kushwaha holding a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leader and Emergency Management Minister Renu Kumari Kushwaha, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, criticized Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for politicizing relief work in Uttarakhand to advance his own political agenda.

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  • Nitish Orders Judicial Probe in Bagaha Police Firing

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar orders probe in Bagaha police firing (file photo).

    Patna: Under intense heat from the left parties and his former ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday ordered a judicial probe into the Bagaha police firing that left eight persons dead.

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  • Raids at Two Government Officials Net over Rs. Six Crore

    Raid at the home of Satyendra Kumar Singh, Executive Engineer, in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: A police team of the Economic Offense Unit (EOU) in Patna on Friday raided the house of Satyendra Kumar Singh, a Khagaria-based Executive Engineer in the Road Construction Department, and seized properties and cash in excess of Rs. 3.2 crore, officials in Patna said.

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  • Sushil Modi Goes Full Negative on Nitish Kumar

    Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who is on a roll criticizing his former boss Nitish Kumar after the latter dumped him and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in his administration, spilled the bean on the Chief Minister saying while he favored compensation for police atrocities victims in Bihar, Kumar was dead against it from the very get-go.

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  • Paswan to Stay away from Parties that Ally with JD-U

    Ram Vilas Paswan with his son Chirag Paswan in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, ruled out supporting Congress in future elections saying any party that joins hands with the Janata Dal – U in Bihar would not have his party's support.

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  • Central Minister Reviews Minority Welfare Schemes

    Central Minister for Minority Welfare K. Rahman Khan holds meeting with Nitish Kumar in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Central Minister for Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan, in Patna on Thursday, met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and reviewed progress made in a host of center-sponsored schemes in the state directed towards uplifting the condition of Muslims and other minorities in Bihar.

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  • Left Parties Observe Bihar Bandh

    Left-sponsored Bihar bandh on Thursday.

    Patna: Various shades of Communist Party in Bihar on Thursday observed a day-long bandh to protest the police firing in Bagaha that left eight persons dead and nearly three dozen injured.

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  • Bagaha Firing a Result of Misgovernance: Modi

    Former Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi in Bagaha on Wednesday.

    Bagaha, West Champaran: Sushil Kumar Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, on Wednesday, met with the family members of the victims of police firing last Monday that left eight persons dead and over three dozen injured.

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  • Emotional Choubey Recounts Tragedy in Uttarakhand

    BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey wiping off tears at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Bihar Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, upon his return to Patna from his tragic trip to Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand, could not hold back his emotions when asked about his nightmarish experience that left several of his family members dead.

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  • Builder Shot Dead in Patna City

    Patna SSP talking to the family members of the murder victim on Wednesday.

    Patna: Unidentified assailants in Patna City under Agam Kuan police station on Wednesday shot and killed a builder who was standing at a construction site, police in Patna said.

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  • Congress Leaders Continue to Shower Praise at Nitish Kumar

    Union Minister for Minority Welfare K Rahman Khan at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Congress leaders, seizing political opportunity in the wake of the ugly divorce between the Janata Dal – U and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar, continued to take full advantage of the changed political landscape, this time Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan giving certificate of secularism to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during his visit to Patna on Wednesday.

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  • Rahmani-30 Honors it Successful Students

    Students of Rahmani Super-30 coaching institute being honored at Anjuman Islamia Hall in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rahmani Super-30, a coaching institute for students with limited financial means aspiring to compete in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance test, celebrated the success of its students at a function in Patna on Tuesday.

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  • Nitish Kumar is a Good Man; Says Union Minister Shinde

    Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde leaving for Supaul with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

    Patna: Central Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde arrived in Patna on Tuesday where he was welcomed by Bihar Governor D. Y. Patil and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the Governor's mansion sending a wave of speculations among political analysts about the steadily cozying relationship between the Congress and the Janata Dal – U.

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  • Lalu, Congress Responsible for Bihar's Poor Condition: BJP

    BJP leaders in Patna observe the anniversary of the imposition of Emergency in 1975.

    Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, to mark the 38th anniversary of the imposition of Emergency in the nation by the then Indira Gandhi government, said that the Congress, despite all these years, had failed to change and was as much responsible for giving birth to the 'jungle raj' in Bihar as much as Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was.

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  • Leftists Demand Actions in Bagaha Police Firing

    Leftist rally in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Leftist parties in Bihar on Tuesday took out a rally to protest police firing in Bagaha that left seven persons dead on Monday.

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  • Nitish Touts Bihar Model of Growth

    Nitish Kumar at a seminar on special status in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Nitish Kumar, at a seminar titled 'Bihar Mange Insaaf', or 'Bihar Demands Justice', sponsored by the Bihar Economic Studies Center to mark the 77th birthday of former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, in a veiled attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, said that the Bihar model of development as initiated by him was the best way for other states to emulate as it was based on 'inclusive growth'.

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  • BJP Moves on to Next Phase; Woos Dalits in Bihar

    BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad, Sushil Modi, and Rajnath Singh in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: With its 17-year old relationship with Janata Dal – U crashing down like house of cards last week, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar wasted no time in launching new efforts to cultivate new alliances as party national president Rajnath Singh, at a meeting to honor Sant Kabir in Patna on Monday, urged the backwards and Dalits to stop being misled by politicians who paid lip services to them while failing to bring any substantial change to their lives.

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  • CM Seeks Info on Missing Biharis in Uttarakhand

    Nitish Kumar holding a meeting on flood situation at Patna Secretariat on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Monday, held a meeting of his ministers and senior officials to review preparation to combat flood in the Kosi region as Monsoon neared the state promising to bring the annual misery with it.

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  • Bardhan Pleased with NDA Split in Bihar

    CPI leader A. B. Bardhan in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Veteran Communist leader A. B. Bardhan, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, congratulated Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for dumping Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying it was long overdue as the alliance was 'marriage made in hell'.

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  • Tariq Dreams of Uniting Congress, RJD, and JD-U

    NCP leader Tariq Anwar talking to reporters in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary and Central Agriculture Minister for State Tariq Anwar, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for breaking away from the shackles of BJP-led NDA saying it was a move in the right direction for the secular health of the nation.

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  • Abhayanand's Super-30 to Open Centers in J&K

    Bihar DGP Abhayanand with his students in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Director General of Police (DGP) Abhayanand, who is also the founder of Rahmani Super-30, an organization dedicated to grooming poor students for admission in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), in Patna on Sunday, honored students for successfully cracking the IIT entrance test the results of which were declared last week.

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  • Nitish Owes Explanations to the People of Bihar: Rajnath Singh

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Rajnath Singh arrived in Patna on Sunday to assess the situation in Bihar following the split of the NDA engineered by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Janata Dal – U president Sharad Yadav following the BJP's attempt to thrust Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on the national political scene.

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  • Six Days since Split, BJP's Whimpering Continues

    BJP leaders Mangal Pandey, Nand Kishore Yadav, and Sanjay Mayukh at a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Whining in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) camp in Patna, since its break up from the 17-year old alliance with the Janata Dal – U, continued on Friday as party state president Mangal Pandey, on Friday, described the JD-U cabinet made up of the 'B-level' team' because of the inclusion of several former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders.

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  • State-wide Red Rally to Expose Nitish Government

    CPI-ML general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) leader Dipankar Bhattacharya, during a press conference in Patna on Friday, said that his party would contest at 25 of the 40 seats in Bihar in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Brahmeshwar Mukhia's Son on Fast-unto-Death to Press for CBI Probe

    Fast-unto-death by Brahmeshwar Mukhia's son Indu Bhushan Singh.

    Patna: Members of the Nationalist Farmers Organization (NFO) at Kargil Chowk in Patna on Friday launched a fast-unto-death protest to press for a CBI probe into the slaying of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Mukhia.

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  • Shivanand Tiwari Defends Split; Calls Narendra Modi 'Fascist

    JD-U spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari holding a press conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U leader Shivanand Tiwari who speaks on behalf of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the split between the two parties was the direct result of the BJP's 'fascist and dictatorial' approach that could threaten the peace and unity of the society.

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  • Twenty-eight of 30 Students of Super-30 Crack IIT Entrance Test

    Students of Super-30 celebrate with their mentor Anand Kumar after showing outstanding result in the IIT entrance test.

    Patna: As for several years in the past, Friday was a day of celebration at the Super-30, the coaching institute that provides free training to students from economically-challenged background, as 28 of its 30 candidates cleared the rigorous IIT entrance test the results of which were announced today.

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  • Rudy Advises Nitish to Seek Medical Help for his 'NaMonia'

    BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy holding a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: The war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal – U continued to escalate as the BJP national general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy, at a press meeting in Patna on Thursday, taunted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of suffering from acute case of 'NaMonia', a play on the word 'pneumonia', in reference to NaMo, or Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • Nand Kishore Yadav Gives it all to Nitish Kumar

    BJP leaders Nand Kishore Yadav and Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Nand Kishore Yadav, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the new leader of the opposition in the state Assembly, on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of violating the 'coalition dharma' and using the BJP to fulfill his personal and political ambitions.

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  • You are a Failed Leader; Siddiqui to Nitish

    RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui talking to media outside Bihar Assembly on Wednesday.

    Patna: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui, on the day when Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal – U attained simple majority in the state Assembly with the support of four Independents, four Congress, and one CPI legislator, fired salvo at the JD-U saying it had perpetuated corruption in Bihar like never before and failed to protect the women, poor, and the minorities.

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  • Nitish Wins Vote of Confidence

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar thanks his supporters after winning vote of confidence at Bihar Assembly on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal – U in Bihar easily survived the vote of confidence in the state Assembly changing the state's political landscape once again where besides the JD-U, Congress appeared to have come out on top after spending years in oblivion.

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  • Nitish Adopted by Congress; Says Sushil Modi

    BJP leaders in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: After a day of protest rally and clash with Janata Dal – U activists, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar took time to slam Chief Minister Nitish Kumar questioning his claim of secularism and his 'shameless' attempt to hobnob with the Congress Party to project himself as the leader of the mass.

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  • Lalu Ridicules Nitish on Secularism

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, known for his political acumen and a black belt in verbal jiu-jitsu, hoping to gain some political grounds in the aftermath of the collapse of Janata Dal (U)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Bihar, on Tuesday, twisted the knife in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's heart by mocking his secular claims saying just few years ago he was singing paeans of Narendra Modi but now he was running away from him as fast as possible.

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  • CM Expected to Win No-Confidence Motion

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to seek no-confidence vote in Bihar assembly on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is expected to survive the vote of confidence that is to be held in a special session of the state Assembly on Wednesday, political analysts agreed.

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  • From Friend to Foe in Four Days; BJP Observes 'Vishwasghat Diwas'

    Former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and other BJP leaders arrested during 'Vishwasghat Rally' in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: In a matter of a virtual eye-blink, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar went from occupying posh offices and riding in red-beaconed vehicles surrounded by armed guards to marching on the streets of Patna like any ordinary political rally slamming the same government that it championed for the past eight years.

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  • Sushil Modi Goes on Road Show to Berate JDU

    Sushil Kumar Modi and other BJP leaders moving across Patna to protest JD-U pullout from the NDA.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, after occupying the second most-powerful position in the state government for the last eight years, in Patna on Monday, rode on an open truck as part of his road show to highlight the 'act of betrayal' by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar when he announced the withdrawal from the 17-year old National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

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  • Nitish, Sharad Guilty of Showing Disrespect to Fernandes: Sushil Modi

    BJP leaders holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, reiterated the party's stand on the NDA split saying what Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did was to betray the trust of the people of Bihar who had voted for the NDA and not the Janata Dal – U or the BJP.

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  • JD-U Resolves to Counter BJP Allegations Vigorously

    JD-U leaders holding a meeting in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Nitish-led Janata Dal – U, at a meeting of party leaders in Patna on Monday, decided to counter all BJP assaults with full strength to 'get the truth out' about the real reason for the collapse of NDA in the state.

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  • BJP Actions Led to Split in NDA: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar holding a press conference in Patna a day after the split in NDA.

    Patna: Trying to appear unshaken by the events that led to the end of the Janata Dal – U-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s 17-year old alliance in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, following his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, shifted the blame for the NDA break-up on BJP saying the era of Vajpayee and Advani was over and the JD-U simply could not continue with leaders at the helm of the BJP affairs.

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  • An Act of Betrayal; Sushil Modi on NDA Split

    BJP leaders Sushil Kumar Modi, along with other BJP leaders, holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday to announce the split in the NDA.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar until yesterday, Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, called the decision of the Janata Dal – U to break away from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) an 'act of betrayal' and a 'breach of the people's trust' saying the party would observe a 'Vishwasghat Diwas', or the 'Betrayal Day', on June 18 in Patna to condemn the actions of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD-U president Sharad Yadav.

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  • Divorce Final between JDU-BJP; Nitish Seeks BJP Ministers' Removal

    JD-U president Sharad Yadav and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announcing the split in the NDA in Bihar.

    Patna: Concerned with the political rise of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his almost pathological obsession with projecting himself as the most secular politician of the nation, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in a joint statement in Patna on Sunday, announced the much-anticipated split in the National Democratic Alliance asking all Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers to resign from the Cabinet immediately.

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  • Sushil Modi, Nand Kishore Yadav Refuse to Meet Nitish

    BJP leaders Nand Kishore Yadav and Sushil Kumar Modi.

    Patna: Refusing to be bullied by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi and state Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav on Saturday declined the Chief Minister's request for a meeting with him in a last minute ditch to save the NDA in Bihar.

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  • Shivanand Tiwari Blames BJP for Impending Split in NDA

    JD-U spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari.

    Patna: With the marriage between the Janata Dal – U and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) just hours away from being annulled despite last minutes efforts to save it by some counselors, JD-U leader Shivanand Tiwari, in Patna on Saturday, said that the split between the two NDA partners was imminent and an announcement to that effect was merely a formality.

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  • Nitish Hints of Breaking away from NDA

    Nitish Kumar at Patna Airport on Friday.

    Patna: With the marriage between the Janata Dal – U and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), by most estimates, all but over in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, upon his arrival in Patna following his 'Seva Yatra' in the northern parts of the state on Friday, did the NDA coalition no favor when he said that the relationship between the two parties had soured over the Narendra Modi issue and it was 'time to take a decision'.

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  • BJP Accuses JD-U of Attempting to Lure its Legislators

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey talking to media following a meeting of party leaders in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: With the entire government structure in a limbo due to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's tantrum over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi recent ascension in the party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Friday huddled up at Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's residence to brace for possible split within the NDA.

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  • Four Under-trial Prisoners Escape from Patna City Court

    Cops gather outside Behavioral Court in Patna City following the escape of four under-trial prisoners on Friday morning.

    Patna: In a major embarrassment for the Patna police, four under-trial prisoners escaped from the Patna City Behavioral Court lock-up on Friday morning despite the presence of dozens of cops in the premises.

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  • Three Dead following Naxal Assault on Dhanbad-Patna Train

    Maoists assault on Dhanbad Patna Intercity Express on Thursday.

    Patna: Suspected Maoist extremists in Jamui district on Thursday stopped a train and killed three passengers while injuring several others in an attempt to terrorize innocent travelers and make their presence felt in the state.

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  • Sushil Modi Suspends Activities; Refuses to Sign Govt. Files

    Tension mounts between JD-U and BJP in Bihar.

    Patna: The fact that the NDA in Bihar is almost at the end of the rope with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar all but certain to sever ties with the saffron party, it was no surprise then when Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader with RSS background, on Thursday, refused to look at or sign official papers while also cancelling all of his previously-scheduled engagements.

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  • JD-U Leader Joins Congress

    Former JD-U leader Shambhu Nath Singh joins Congress Party on Thursday.

    Patna: With the NDA in Bihar on the brink of a likely split over the issue of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, some leaders from Janata Dal – U in Patna on Thursday joined Congress Party in the hope of remaining relevant in the next Lok Sabha elections.

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  • BJP Braces to Break Ties with JD-U

    BJP leaders in Patna huddle to prepare for life after divorce from JD-U.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, in the wake of the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's elevation to the party's national campaign chief position, said that the Janata Dal – U in Bihar was free to sever its ties with the BJP but it should be prepared to face the wrath of the voters in the next state and Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Nalanda University to be Eco-Friendly

    Architect's vision of the proposed Nalanda University in Rajgir.

    Patna: The architect of the master plan of the proposed Nalanda University in Rajgir, Dr. B. V. Doshi, while talking to students at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Patna on Wednesday, said the new campus would be extremely 'eco-friendly' that would exploit natural resources like solar energy and rain water to power the entire facility.

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  • Progress in Agricultural Road Map ahead of Deadline

    Nitish attends agriculture cabinet meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in a meeting of the Agricultural Cabinet of his administration in Patna on Wednesday, announced the state's decision to raise the capital subsidy for the food and agricultural sector by making amendments in the current agricultural policies.

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  • Raids at Two Government Officials' Residences

    Raid at the house of Motor Vehicle Inspector Bhubaneshwar Prasad Singh in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Economic Offences Unit (EOU) officials in Patna on Tuesday raided the house of Motihari district Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI) Bhubaneshwar Prasad Singh on Road Number 8 in Hanuman Nagar and found properties in excess of Rs. 82 lakh, much higher than his known sources of Income.

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  • Exhibition on Future Campus of Nalanda University

    Architect's rendition of the proposed Nalanda University in Rajgir.

    Patna: Vastu Shilpa Consultants, chosen out of dozens of prominent architectural companies to build the much-anticipated Nalanda University in Rajgir, is holding an exhibition of its drawings that offer a glimpse of the campus as it would appear after its completion in 2014.

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  • RJD Leaders Celebrate Lalu's 66th Birthday in his Absence

    RJD leaders in Patna celebrate Lalu Prasad Yadav's 66th birthday on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) operatives in Patna on Tuesday celebrated the 66th birthday of party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav by cutting a cake said to weigh 66 pounds.

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  • Shatru Blames Party Leaders for Overreaching

    BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha slams party leaders for sidelining L. K. Advani.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and MP from Patna Saheb, Shatrughan Sinha, speaking to reporters in Patna on Monday, said that over-reaching on part of some leaders within the BJP led to the resignation of party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani from all party positions.

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  • Five Women, including Two Girls, Crushed by Speeding Car

    Police seizes the abandoned car that killed five women in a road accident on Monday.

    Patna, June 10: In what appears to be a frequent occurrence in Bihar, an out of control driver of a speeding car mowed over a group of daily wage workers near Azimchak under Gaurichak police station in Patna on Monday killing five women on the spot and sending three others to a local hospital battling for their lives.

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  • JD-U to Make its Stand Clear on BJP Soon: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar talking to reporters in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, talking to reporters after his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, said that the Janata Dal – U would soon make its stand clear on the sudden development within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an ally of the JD-U in Bihar, that led to the selection of Narendra Modi as the party's campaign chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and the dramatic resignation of senior party leader Lal Krishna Advani from all party posts.

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  • Muzaffarpur Native gets Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award 2013

    Pankhuri Sinha of Muzaffarpur to receive high honors.

    Patna: Pankhuri Sinha has been selected for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award for the year 2013.

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  • Patna Youth to represent India at IMO 2013 in Colombia

    Shubham Sinha of Patna headed to Math Olympiad in Colombia.

    Patna: Shubham Sinha - a rising Patna boy is representing India at the 54th International Mathematics Olympiad in Santa Marta, Colombia. He is also representing India at the 37th Prof. Harry Messel International Science School at University of Sydney, Australia in which students from all over the world would be participating and competing.

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  • Husband Hires Goons to Kill Wife; Five Arrested

    SSP Manu Maharaj holding a press conference following the arrest of five contract killers in Patna on Friday night.

    Patna: In a shocking event, authorities in Patna on Friday night arrested five contract killers who had been hired by a Supreme Court lawyer to kill his estranged wife in Patna, Dr. Sarita Sinha.

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  • Shrugging off Poll Setback; Nitish Continues his Seva Yatra

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD-U president Sharad Yadav and other JD-U leaders in Madhepura on Friday.

    Madhepura: Stung by the recent loss of the party at the Maharajganj by-poll, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wasted no time in assuring the people that not everything was wrong in the state and he was fully committed to the cause of Bihar despite the poll result that went in favor of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Prabhunath Singh.

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  • Gauhar Khan Promotes Rocky S. Apparel at Fashion Show

    Model-actress Gauhar Khan talking to reporters in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Model, actor, and reality show star Gauhar Khan was in Patna on Friday to inaugurate the 'Magical Nights Fashion Tour 2013.

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  • Loss in Maharajganj No Big Deal: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives at Madhepura on Thursday to launch various projects.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, upon his return from New Delhi on Thursday, played down the party's loss in Maharajganj saying the seat was previously held by an Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and hence, it did not mean a huge loss for the Janata Dal – U.

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  • CM's Reaction a Case of Sour Grapes: Lalu

    RJD leader Prabhunath Singh being honored by Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Gloating among the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders over the victory of party candidate Prabhunath Singh at the Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat continued on Thursday as party president Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna felicitated the former Janata Dal – U leader while taking direct shots at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his 'failed' leadership.

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  • Bihar Needs Narendra Modi; Says Rudy

    BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Giriraj Singh and others at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar, in the aftermath of the Maharajganj Lok Sabha by-poll result, blamed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the loss saying his relentless, over the top anti-Narendra Modi rhetoric kept BJP supporters at home resulting in the victory of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Prabhunath Singh.

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  • 'Aam Aadmi' a Huge Hit with the Audience

    "Aam Aadmi", the play, being staged at Kalidas Rangalaya in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: To mark the 52nd anniversary of the foundation of Bihar Art Theater, artists in Patna under the auspicious of Indian People's Theater Association (IPTA) on Wednesday, staged the ever-popular 'Aam Aadmi' drama that was viewed by hundreds of play lovers in Patna.

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  • JD-U Stunned, RJD Scores Easy Victory in Maharajganj

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav holding a press meet in Patna following the victory of his party candidate Prabhunath Singh in Maharajganj by-poll.

    Patna: In a major setback for the NDA in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Prabhunath Singh scored a convincing victory over his nearest rival and Janata Dal – U candidate P. K. Shahi by defeating him in the Maharajganj Lok Sabha by-poll by a margin of nearly 1.37 lakh.

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  • Nitish opposes NCTC, Suggests Strengthening NIA

    Bihar DGP Abhayanand, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Home Secretary Amir Subhani at Chief Minister's meet in New Delhi on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at a conclave of Chief Ministers on issue of internal security in Delhi on Wednesday, expressed his reservation with the power vested in officials of the proposed National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) saying the earlier draft was riddled with flaws that were not conducive to the national interest.

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  • Anti-Alcohol Rally by Dai-Naukar Sangh

    Members of the Dai-Naukar Sangh break liquor bottles at Dak Bungalow Crossing in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Members of the All India Naukar-Dai Sangh in Patna on Wednesday took out a rally to oppose consumption of liquor in Bihar saying alcoholism was destroying family in the state at a faster speed and cases of domestic violence were at an all-time high.

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  • Ara's Abhishek Kumar Tops BSEB Matric Exam

    Ara's Abbhishek Kumar tops in Bihar's Matriculation exams.

    Patna: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Wednesday announced the results of the Matriculation exams that were taken by over 13 lakh students across the state a few months ago.

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  • Pappu Yadav Ready to Re-launch his Political Career

    Pappu Yadav holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Wasting no time in his attempt to rehabilitate himself and revive his political career after remaining nearly eight years in prison in the case involving the murder of Communist Party of India (CPI) legislator Ajit Sarkar, former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP from Purnia Pappu Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, said he would let the voters of Bihar to determine his political future in the state.

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  • CM Inaugurates Training Instt. For Women in Digha

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the inaugural of Women's Industrial Training Institute at Digha in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday inaugurated the newly-built campus of the Women's Industrial Training Institute (WITI) in Digha that aims to raise the number of trained workers in Bihar.

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  • BJP Prepares to Strengthen Party in Bihar

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: A beleaguered Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to remain a viable political force in Bihar where it plays second fiddle to the Nitish-led Janata Dal – U, will hold a number of meetings of its workers across the state between June 29 and July 2 this year.

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  • Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan Reportedly Commits Suicide

    Actress Jiah Khan in Patna last November.

    Mumbai: Seven months after she won the hearts of Patna'ites by her charm and grace, Bollywood actress Jiah Khan reportedly committed suicide at her Juhu apartment in Mumbai on Monday night.

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  • Nitish Wants Center to Tackle Naxalism at Panchayat Level

    CM talking to reporters after his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: "The Center should open up its treasury to those states affected by Maoist activities if it was serious about dealing with the Naxalites." This was said by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while talking to reporters after his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

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  • Possible Murder-Suicide Rocks Digha Area

    Children of dead parents being consoled by relatives and neighbors.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Sunday were busy trying to figure out whether the double killing of husband and wife Ranjan John and Anju John was a case of murder or was, in fact, murder-suicide, following the recovery of their bloody bodies from their flat in Fairfield Colony in Digha.

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  • Factory Making Fake Medicines Busted

    Raid at fake drug manufacturing unit in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: In a joint operation carried out by the state Drug Control Department and Ram Krishna Nagar police station, authorities in Patna on Sunday busted a factory engaged in manufacturing fake medicines of national brand names and seized fake medicines and machines to make such drugs to the tune of several lakh rupees.

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  • Maharajganj By-poll Underway amidst Tight Security

    Voters stand in line to cast their ballots at Maharajganj by-poll on Sunday.

    Chhapra: The battle royale in Maharajganj where both the Janata Dal – U and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders are hoping to score a major victory, began amidst tight security on Sunday with voters' turnout reported to be around 43% by 3:00 pm.

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  • Congress Looking for Forming New Alliance in Bihar

    Congress leaders Rajiv Shukla and Sachin Pilot holding a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Congress Party, determined to score a victory at the Maharajganj Lok Sabha constituency, continued its parade of top party leaders as Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla and Union Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot arrived in Patna on Thursday to campaign for party candidate Jitendra Swamy for the June 2 by-poll necessitated due to the death of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Uma Shankar Singh.

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  • Sweeping Vigilance Raids in Patna, Nalanda

    Raid at Ramchandra Sharma's residence in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: State Vigilance Bureau in Patna and Nalanda districts on Thursday raided several houses and offices of four government officials and recovered unaccounted assets worth over several crores of rupees.

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  • Failure in Intelligence Cause of Rise in Naxal Activities: Bitta

    Mahendra Singh Bitta in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) Chairperson Mahendra Singh Bitta, in Patna on Thursday, said the steps taken to tackle terrorism in Punjab and Jammu were the need of the hour in dealing with the growing menace of Naxalism across the nation.

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  • Girls Maintain Edge in CBSE 10th Exam

    Girls in Patna celebrating success in the CBSE 10th exams on Thursday.

    Patna: Girls in Bihar continued to maintain their supremacy over their male counterparts in various state exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) as on Thursday, the girls topped the boys in the CBSE 10th exam by registering a 99.46% success rate among them as opposed to boys' 99.34%.

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  • Raj Babbar Bats for Congress Candidate in Maharajganj

    Film star and Congress leader Raj Babbar in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: After unleashing a galaxy of high-profile politicians to campaign for the party candidate Jitendra Swamy for the Lok Sabha seat in Maharajganj, the Congress Party on Wednesday dispatched former film star and MP from Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh) Raj Babbar to rile up supporters for the June 2 poll that is widely being seen as an indicator of what may be in the store for parties like the JD-U, Congress, and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar.

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  • Girls Secure 19 of 20 top Positions in IA Exam

    Girls in Patna celebrate success in IA exam.

    Patna: Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairperson Rajmani Prasad Singh in Patna on Wednesday released the final results of the Intermediate Arts 2013 exams with Rima Kumari of R. N. Sah Sarvoday College, Rohtas, topping the list with an aggregate total of 402 (80.4%).

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  • Trouble for Prabhunath Singh; FIR Lodged for Threatening Official

    JD-U leader Prabhunath Singh campaigning with Lalu Prasad Yadav in Maharajganj.

    Siwan: Long, arduous, non-stop campaigning in Maharajganj coupled with the fear of losing to his Janata Dal – U rival P. K. Shahi in the upcoming Lok Sabha by-poll appeared to have taken its toll on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Prabhunath Singh who, on Monday, lost his cool and allegedly threatened an election official of bodily damage by pouring acid in his eyes.

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  • Shekhar Suman Comes out in Support of Narendra Modi

    Actor Shekhar Suman (file photo).

    Patna: Noted television and film star Shekhar Suman, while talking to reporters in Patna on Tuesday came out in support of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader would make a great Prime Minister and he would be more than willing to offer his support to him if Modi decided to run for the PM's post.

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  • Congress Leader Accuses NDA of Abusing Power in Maharajganj

    Congress leader Gulchain Singh Charak holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Congress General Secretary and party's Bihar in-charge Gulchain Singh Charak, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, accused the ruling NDA leaders of abusing the government machinery to influence the result of Maharajganj Lok Sabha by-poll that is to be held on June 2.

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  • IPL Betting Operation Busted; Six Arrested

    Six arrested in IPL betting racket in Patna.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Sunday night busted a betting ring involving Indian Premier League (IPL) and arrested two bookies and four students who were wagering between Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 on the outcome of the final match of the 6th season being played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Kolkata's historical Eden Gardens.

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  • CBSE Class XII Results Declared

    Patna students celebrate success in CBSE exam.

    Patna: Girls in Bihar once again outshone boys in the state in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) the results of which were announced on Monday.

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  • Pleasant Weather in Patna following Rain on Monday

    Morning rain in Patna brings relief on Monday.

    Patna: People of Patna on Monday morning heaved a collective sigh of relief when, after several days of scorching heat, the state capital experienced heavy rain causing sharp drop in temperature bring much-needed relief to the residents.

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  • Union Minister Blames NDA for Lack of Development in Bihar

    Central Sports Minister Jitendra Singh at Patna Airport on Sunday.

    Patna: Central Sports Minister Jitender Singh, who was in Bihar on Sunday to campaign for the Congress candidate for the Maharajganj Lok Sabha by-poll, slammed the state government for failing to utilize central funding for various projects calling the government's attitude 'callous' and 'incompetent'.

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  • World Bank Reps Meet with Nitish Kumar

    World Bank representatives meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Representatives of the World Bank on Sunday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna to review progress made in a number of schemes sponsored and funded by the international financial institution.

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  • Fire Destroys Electronic Goods at Boring Road Show Room

    Fire at an electronic appliance show room on Boring Road on Sunday.

    Patna: A massive fire, possibly caused by faulty electrical wiring, damaged goods worth several lakh rupees at a shopping center on Boring Road under Sri Krishna Puri police station on Sunday.

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  • Tourism Potential Limitless in Bihar: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a tourism conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a conference on tourism in Patna on Friday, appealed to the private entrepreneurs to invest in the tourism and hospitality sector in the state saying it was not possible for the government to do everything in this regard.

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  • LJP, Congress Leaders Join JD-U

    LJP and Congress leaders join JD-U on Friday.

    Patna: Seeing writing on the wall for the not-so-bright prospect for the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in the state elections, party spokesperson Shailendra Pratap Singh, along with a number of his supporters on Friday jumped the ship and joined the Janata Dal – U in the presence of senior party leaders on Friday.

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  • Rudy Presses for Stronger Unity between JD-U, BJP

    BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy at a press conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and national general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, appealed for stronger unity among the NDA constituents saying since a mid-term Lok Sabha election now within the realm of possibility, it would be appropriate for the NDA to send out a strong message of unity to counter any misinformation spread by the UPA.

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  • Inter Science Results Out; Girls Best Boys Again

    Ankita Singh of College of Commerce tops Inter Commerce exam held earlier by BSEB.

    Patna: After making their marks in the Inter Science exams, girls in Bihar once again topped their male counterparts in the Inter Commerce exams the results of which were announced by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) in Patna on Thursday.

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  • Newborn Abducted from PMCH Recovered; Two Arrested

    Mother of kidnapped new-born baby reunited with her child at PMCH on Wednesday.

    Patna: Four days after a baby boy was abducted from the Intensive Care Unit of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), police in Patna, recovered the infant from a house in Neura village at the border of Danapur and Phulwari Sharif and reunited him with his mother still receiving treatment at the hospital.

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  • Lallan Singh back in JD-U, Differences Resolved, Says Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with rebel JD-U leader Lallan Singh (right) in Lakhisarai on Wednesday.

    Patna: After walking out of the party and joining hands with the Congress while bad-mouthing his former friend and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the 2010 Bihar Assembly elections, Janata Dal – U rebel Lallan Singh, formally known as Rajiv Ranjan, appeared alongside Kumar on Wednesday during the inaugural of bridges in Lakhisarai and Begusarai indicating the return of Singh back to the JD-U.

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  • Child Hit by Tractor Dies; Riot Ensues

    Police vehicle burnt by an angry mob following the death of a boy in road accident in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Following the tragic death of a 12-year old boy in a road accident near Police Colony intersection under Gardanibagh police station in Patna on Wednesday, an angry mob torched two vehicles, damaged many others, while also assaulting the police station in-charge causing some injuries to him.

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  • BJP Celebrates UPA's Fourth Anniversary with Mock 'Baraat'

    BJP youth leaders take out 'baraat' of UPA-II in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha in Patna on Wednesday, to mark the fourth anniversary of the UPA-II, took out a mock 'baraat' of the Congress leaders calling it the 'Choron ki Baraat', or the wedding procession of the thieves.

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  • After Eight Years in Prison, Pappu Yadav is a Free Man

    Former RJD MP from Purnia Pappu Yadav coming out of Beur Jail in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Just days after the Patna High Court acquitted former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Pappu Yadav in the murder of Communist Party of India (ML) legislator Ajit Sarkar, the former don of Purnia walked out of Patna's Beur Jail on Tuesday a free man amidst the presence of dozens of his acolytes, RJD, and Congress leaders.

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  • Center should Bear Food Security Bill: Modi

    Sushil Modi wants the Center to bear the cost of food security bill.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, talking to reporters in Patna on Tuesday, slammed the Central government on the issue of food security bill saying the Center came up with the policy without taking the state governments into confidence creating huge burdens on states like Bihar.

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  • Bangladesh Educationist Meets Nitish Kumar

    CM meeting with Kamal Ahmed, the CEO of Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, on Tuesday.

    Patna: Kamal Ahmed, the chairperson and CEO of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, on Tuesday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and held discussions on various topics related to education in both Bihar and Bangladesh.

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  • JD-U Legislator Files Defamation Case against Lalu

    JD-U leader Sanjay Singh files defamation case against Lalu at the lower court in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U legislator Sanjay Singh made good on his promise to sue Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav when, on Monday, he said that he had filed a case of defamation against the former Chief Minister for calling him and another JD-U leader Sanjay Jha the 'kutta', or the dogs, of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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  • Lalu Frustrated with the Rally Turnout: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Janata Durbar in Patna.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking to reporters in Patna on Monday, shrugged off Lalu Prasad Yadav's sponsored 'Parivartan Rally' in Patna on May 15 saying he was not interested in it as it did not bother him one way or the other.

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  • BJP would like to Continue Alliance with JD-U in Bihar: Jha

    BJP leader Prabhat Jha in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and national Vice President Prabhat Jha, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, said he was in favor of the continuation of alliance between the Janata Dal – U and the BJP but the burden of maintaining this relationship was squarely on the shoulders of the JD-U leaders.

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  • Patna HC Criticized in Pappu Yadav Acquittal Case

    CPI-ML activists protest in Patna following the acquittal of Pappu Yadav in Ajit Sarkar murder case.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (ML) activists in Patna on Sunday took out a rally against the Patna High Court justices for acquitting former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Pappu Yadav for his role in the murder of CPI-ML legislator Ajit Sarkar who was gunned down in Purnia on June 14, 1998.

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  • Protest at PMCH following the Abduction of New-born

    Protest outside PMCH following the abduction of a new-born baby.

    Patna: Hundreds of people on Sunday chanted anti-hospital management slogans outside Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) after a new-born baby boy went missing shortly after the birth.

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  • Police Seizes Fake Medicines from Auto-Rickshaw

    Fake medicines seized during a raid in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Sunday, acting on a tip off, raided the area near Mithapur bus station and recovered large quantity of fake medicines from an auto-rickshaw being ready to be transported to Supaul district.

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  • RJD Youth Leaders Protest Hike in Petrol Surcharge

    RJD youth leaders burn the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Members of the Youth Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Patna on Sunday took out a rally and burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to protest the rise in the price of petrol in the name of charging surcharge on petroleum products.

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  • RJD Leaders Defend Lalu on his 'Kutta' Comment

    RJD leaders holding a press conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Friday doubled down on party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's comment he made during the 'Parivartan Rally' last Tuesday when he described two Janata Dal – U leaders, Sanjay Singh and Sanjay Jha, as 'dogs of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar'.

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  • Special Status to Bihar will help Entire Nation: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Darbhanga on Friday.

    Darbhanga: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, during his visit to Darbhanga on Friday as part of his ongoing 'Seva Yatra', continued to harp on his demand for special status for Bihar saying it would put the process of development in the state on fast track that would also accelerate economic growth in the nation.

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  • Eighteen Touts outside Patna Passport Office Arrested

    Touts arrested outside Patna passport office on Friday.
    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Friday conducted raids near the regional passport office and arrested 18 touts on charges of getting passports for their clients based on fake documents for a hefty sum of fee.

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  • Patna HC Acquits Pappu Yadav in Ajit Sarkar Murder Case

    Former RJD MP Pappu Yadav. (File photo).Patna: In a major setback to the family members of slain Communist Party of India (ML) leader Ajit Sarkar, a division bench of the Patna High Court on Friday acquitted the key accused and the former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Pappu Yadav in the case on grounds of insufficient evidence against him.

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  • Lalu Insulted Rajputs and Brahmans Again; Says JD-U Leader

    JD-U leader Sanjay Singh at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U spokesperson Sanjay Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, said he was seeking legal advices from his lawyers to file a case of defamation against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who, using Singh's name in the 'Parivartan Rally' at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Wednesday, called him a 'kutta', or a dog of a certain breed.

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  • Patna's Juhi Tops in Inter Science Exams

    CM congratulating Juhi for topping the Inter Science exam in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Juhi, a student of Sir Ganesh Dutt Memorial College on New West Bailey Road in Patna, has topped the Inter Science exam held by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) the results of which were announced on Thursday.

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  • Diamonds are Forever; Processing Unit Opens in Patna

    Nitish Kumar inaugurating the Shrenuj Diamond Processing Center in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday inaugurated the state's first diamond processing unit at the Pataliputra Industrial Area in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Industry Minister Renu Kushwaha, Labor Minister Janardan Singh Sigriwal and the officials of the leading diamond processing firm Shrenuj & Co.

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  • 12-year old with Roots in Bihar Headed to National Spelling Bee in US

    Swati Sharma receiving trophy for coming first in the regional spelling bee contest in Texas. Photo: Marvin Pfeiffer, San Antonio Express-News

    San Antonio, TX, USA: Swati Sharma, age 12, the daughter of Dr. Sanjay Kumar, a Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) alumnus, and Dr. Nishi Thakur, a graduate of Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), living in San Antonio, Texas, USA for the last 14 years, has won the regional Spelling Bee contest and is headed to the National Spelling Bee to be held in Washington DC between May 28 and 30.

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  • Center Approves Rs. 34,000 Crore Annual Plan for Bihar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi meeting with Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Rajiv Shukla in New Delhi on Wednesday.

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission on Wednesday gave its seal on an annual plan of Rs. 34,000 Crore for Bihar for the fiscal year 2013-14 reflecting an increase by 34.4% over the previous year.

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  • Parivartan Rally: Lalu Slams Nitish; Calls him a Dictator

    RJD's 'Parivartan Rally' at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Wednesday.

    Patna: After weeks of publicity and verbal jab with his political nemesis Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, at the 'Parivartan Rally' in Patna on Wednesday, blasted the NDA government in Bihar saying people of the state had enough of the 'dictator' whose days in power were numbered.

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  • Lalu Itching to Restore Jungle Raj in Bihar: Modi

    Sushil Modi at a press meet on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, talking to the reporters on Tuesday, pooh-poohed the highly-anticipated 'Parivartan Rally' by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) saying Lalu Prasad Yadav was too keen to bring back 'jungle raj' in Bihar as the state was infamously known during the Lalu-Rabri regimes.

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  • RJD, Congress Candidates File Papers for Maharajganj By-poll

    RJD leader Prabhunath Singh with Lalu Yadav and Chirag Paswan in Maharajganj on Tuesday.

    Chhapra: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Prabhunath Singh on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Maharajganj Parliamentary seat in the presence of party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Chirag Paswan, the son of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan; and other party leaders.

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  • Chirag Paswan, Misa Bharti Warming up to Career in Politics

    Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan sharing platform with RJD leaders Lalu Prasad Yadav and Prabhunath Singh in Maharajganj.

    Patna: When you fail to make your mark in your desired profession, there's always the world of politics to lean to.

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  • Nitish Pays Tribute to his Wife, Parents

    CM paying tribute to his late wife Manju Devi at a park in Kankarbagh in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, to mark the seventh death anniversary of his wife Manju Devi, paid floral tribute to her at her statue at a park in Kankarbagh on Tuesday.

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  • Lalu Defends Bringing his Sons into Politics

    RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav on a bus tour of Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lalu Prasad Yadav, on the eve of the launching of his 'Parivartan Yatra' aimed at 'exposing' Chief Minister Nitish Kumar so his party could reclaim power in the state, on Monday, embarked on a road show in Patna urging people to uproot the NDA administration in Bihar and come out in large numbers in support of his party in the next Assembly elections.

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  • US Ambassador Nancy Powell in Patna

    US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell at Chamber of Commerce office in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: US Ambassador Nancy J. Powell, during her visit to Patna on Monday, hailed the economic ties between India and America in the recent years but expressed her frustration with the slow pace of work in government departments due to extreme red tape.

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  • Special Status could become Electoral Issue in 2014: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar at his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking to reporters after his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, once again hammered the Central government on the special economic status for Bihar, said that if the Center failed to do so, it would become the main electoral issue for the NDA in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Rudy Warns Nitish to be Wary of Congress

    BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, admonished Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of Congress' 'bait and switch' tactic on the issue of special economic status saying Kumar must not be fooled by P. Chidambaram's assurance as Congress was the master of deceit and its words did not mean much in today's political context.

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  • Chidambaram's Words Favorable to Special Status for Bihar

    Finance Minister P. Chidambaram being greeted at Patna Airport by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday.

    Patna: Central Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, during his visit to Bihar on Saturday, expressed optimism for Bihar getting the special category status once the criteria for special status were adjusted to account for factors not currently included in the provision.

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  • Pharmacy Strike Leaves Patients in the Lurch

    Pharmacy strike affects life in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Hundreds of thousands of drug shop owners across the state on Friday observed a day-long bandh to press for their five-point demand that includes amendments in various federal and state laws that, they say, eat away their profit margin leaving hardly anything for them.

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  • Most Wanted Criminals Arrested

    Three criminals arrested on late Thursday night in Patna.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna, acting on a tip-off on Thursday night, arrested three much sought-after criminals from Pahalwan Ghat under Buddha Colony police station who had been wanted in dozens of cases of murder and kidnapping in both Bihar and Jharkhand states.

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  • CM Wants Koteshwarnath Temple to be Developed

    Nitish Kumar offering prayer at the Koteshwarnath Temple in Gaya on Friday.

    Gaya: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while visiting the Koteshwarnath Temple in Gaya on Friday, asked the Director of the Archaeology Department to study the historical relevance of the ancient temple and develop the site as a tourist destination for devotees.

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  • Congress Celebrates Karnataka Victory in Patna

    Congress workers in Patna celebrate party's victory in Karnataka on Wednesday.

    Patna: Congress leaders and activists in Patna on Wednesday celebrated the party's convincing win in Karnataka Assembly elections by taking out a victory rally, distributing sweets, and launching firecrackers.

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  • Cricket Star Chris Gayle in Patna to Promote Real Estate Firm

    Cricket star Chris Gayle at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: West Indies test cricket star Chris Gayle, the man who eviscerated Pune Warriors with his lightening fast T20 century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) just a couple of weeks ago, took Patna by storm on Wednesday when he arrived at the state capital to promote a local real estate company of which he has become the brand ambassador.

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  • Red Cross Founder's Birth Anniversary Celebrated

    Children and adults in Patna participate in a march to mark the birth anniversary of Red Cross founder on Wednesday.

    Patna: More than 200 children in Patna on Wednesday released hundreds of balloons at the Kargil Chowk to mark the birth anniversary of Red Cross founder Henry Dunant.

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  • Bihar Tops in Selling Gold Coins at Post Offices

    Post office employees being honored for selling most gold coins in the nation.

    Patna: Bihar Post Master General Brigadier G. Bhuyan, at a function at Meghdoot Bhawan in Patna on Tuesday to honor the postal workers of Patna for selling the most amounts of gold coins in the nation, said Bihar topped the list in the nation in the sale of gold coins totaling 41 kilograms in the last fiscal year.

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  • World AIDS Orphan Day Celebrated

    World AIDS Orphan Day celebrated by PAHAL.

    Patna: Bihar Vidyapeeth, Eficor, and PAHAL jointly organized a program to mark “World AIDS Orphan Day” at Bihar Vidyapeeth, Kurji, in Patna on Tuesday.

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  • Lalu Accepted Narendra Modi's Call by Mistake: Sushil Modi

    Sushi Kumar Modi talking to reporters in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, talking to media reporters following his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Tuesday, said that had the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav known that the caller was Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, he would have never taken the call.

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  • New NDA MLCs take Oath of Office

    Newly-elected MLCs sworn-in at Bihar Legislative Council in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bihar Legislative Council Chairperson Awadhesh Narayan Singh on Tuesday administered the oath of ceremony to the three newly-elected MLCs at a function held at the Council Annexe in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other NDA leaders.

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  • Dipankar Calls for the Defeat of NDA in Next State Elections

    CPI-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya addressing a rally in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI-ML) national general secretary, speaking at a rally sponsored by the Khet Mazdoor Sangh (KMS) in Patna on Tuesday, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of destroying the unity among the poor people by dividing them between 'dalit' and 'mahadalit' categories.

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  • Patna'ites Get Respite from Scorching Heat

    People enjoying water fountain at Patna Zoo lake.

    Patna: After a week of sweltering temperature in the state capital, Patna'ites finally got a break on Tuesday when the mercury dipped by nearly nine degrees allowing people to get out of the house and enjoy the mild weather at popular spots like Patna Zoo, Eco Park, and Kumharar.

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  • Lalu's Injuries did not Warrant any Reaction from me: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar talking to media on Monday.

    Patna: Not seeing the injuries of Lalu Prasad Yadav caused during a freak auto accident as serious or life threatening, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, following his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, said that he did not see any need to make a comment on it and instead offered Yadav advice to wear seat belt whenever he sat on the front seat of the vehicle.

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  • Lalu Sees Conspiracy in his Auto Accident

    RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Two days after being involved in a car accident that resulted in minor cuts and bruises, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, alluded to some sort of conspiracy to sabotage his scheduled 'Parivartan Yatra' for the removal of the NDA government in Bihar.

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  • Lalu Sees Conspiracy in his Auto Accident

    RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav, still bandaged after his accident, holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Two days after being involved in a car accident that resulted in minor cuts and bruises, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, alluded to some sort of conspiracy to sabotage his scheduled 'Parivartan Yatra' for the removal of the NDA government in Bihar.

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  • Shatrughan Sinha Hoping to Bring Ambani Hospital in Bihar

    BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha along with Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and representatives of Ambani Groups in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha, at a function to welcome the representatives of the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Patna on Sunday, lamented the shortage of modern health care facilities in Bihar saying though the state had some of the top notch physicians and surgeons in the nation, their talent was being wasted in the lack of high-tech medical tools and equipment.

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  • Prominent Neurosurgeons Gather in Patna

    Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey inaugurating neurosurgeon meet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bihar Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, speaking at the inauguration of the Indian Epilepsy Association (Neurology) update in Patna on Sunday, said that while neurological ailments were on rise, shortage of specialists to deal with the ailment was taking its toll on the Indians.

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  • Lalu Yadav Sustains Injuries in Freak Auto Accident

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (file photo) receives injury in auto accident on Friday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav suffered minor injuries when the windshield of the car he was travelling in on his way to Raghopur in Vaishali district suddenly exploded causing cuts and bruises to Yadav and the driver of the vehicle.

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  • Protest against Pakistan Continues for the Second Day

    Protest against Pakistan following the death of Sarabjit Singh continues in Patna.

    Patna: For the second day in a row, political outfits in the state capital held a number of rallies and meetings to condemn the Pakistani government for allowing Indian national Sarabjit Singh to be murdered in a prison where he had been locked up for 22 years on fake charges of terrorism.

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  • Lady Drivers Coming to Auto-Rickshaws Near You

    Girls getting trained in driving auto-rickshaws in Patna.

    Patna: Get ready to see women and girls now driving auto-rickshaws in Patna if a new program to train them for an occupation hitherto exclusive to men only succeeds.

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  • Rudy Slams Rahul Gandhi for 'Fake Tears' on the Death of Sarabjit

    BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy takes aim at the UPA government for Sarabjit Singh's death in Pakistan.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, slammed Congress Party and its General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on the murder of Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail saying Gandhi was shedding crocodile tears before Singh's family when it was his party that failed to bring him home safely.

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  • Rallies, Protests in Patna over Sarabjit Singh's Killing

    Protest in Patna over the death of Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan.

    Patna: Hundreds of people in Patna on Thursday took out a number of rallies in protest against the killing of Indian national Sarabjit Singh who had been rotting in a Pakistani jail for over two decades on false charges of terrorism.

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  • JD-U State President Lectures on Coalition Dharma

    Former RJD leader Ajay Paswan inducted into JD-U on Thursday.

    Patna: Janata Dal – U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, reacting to the ongoing verbal back and forth between the JD-U and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the issue of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, said that it was imperative to follow the 'coalition dharma' if the parties in question were to remain political allies.

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  • Modi Seeks CBI Probe in Financial Sector

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi holding Janata Durbar in Patna.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, during his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Tuesday, urged the Center to initiate a CBI probe into the functioning of more than 70 chit fund companies currently under the Center's scanner for suspected financial irregularities.

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  • Court Summons PMC Commissioner on Garbage Accumulation

    Garbage accumulation in Patna.

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Tuesday ordered the Commissioner of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to appear before it on May 10 and clarify under oath measures taken by it to remove piles of garbage accumulated across the state capital.

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  • Primary Schools Timing Changed for Summer

    Students battle heat in Patna.

    Patna: The state government, alarmed by the steadily rising temperature in Bihar, ordered a change in primary school hours effective immediately that would impact over 71,000 such schools across the state.

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  • Paswan Admitted into Hospital following Chest Complaints

    File photo of LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan.

    New Delhi: Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday night was admitted to a private hospital in New Delhi following complaints of congestion and pain in his chest.

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  • BJP Students Burn Effigy of Pakistani President

    BJP students burning the effigy of Pakistani president in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Students under the banner of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) University Body in Patna on Sunday burnt the effigy of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari for the brutal attack on Indian national Sarabjit Singh who had been languishing in a Pakistani jail since 1990 on trumped up charges of terrorism.

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  • BJP Hopeful of Good Results in Karnataka Elections

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing the media in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Ravi Shankar Prasad, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, predicted victory for the party in the Karnataka Assembly elections scheduled to be held on May 5.

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  • Literacy among Girls would Help Eliminate Social Evils: Nitish

    Nitish Kumar at a seminar on education for girls in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at a seminar at a madarsa in Samanpura in Patna on Sunday, stressed on the importance of education for girls saying while Bihar had had moderate success in improving education for them, there was still much to be done in this regard.

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  • CPI to contest 10 to 12 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar: A B Bardhan

    CPI leader A. B. Bardhan (left) at a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI) former General Secretary A. B. Bardhan, speaking at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said that the party would contest on 10 to 12 seats in Bihar in the next Lok Sabha election and the CPI was open to the idea of forming alliance with parties other than the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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  • NDA Coalition in Bihar Strong and to Remain So: Nitish

    Two JD-U and one BJP leaders file their nomination papers for the vacant legislative council seats in Bihar.

    Patna: Following the nomination of two Janata Dal – U and one Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates for the three vacant seats in the state Legislative Council, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told the media that the JDU-BJP coalition was alive and well in Bihar and would continue to remain so in future.

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  • Nitish Kumar's Sins Unforgivable: Lalu

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav talking to media in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Former Janata Dal – U legislator Sudhansu Shekhar Bhaskar and Bilat Paswan, along with dozens of their supporters, joined Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in the presence of party president Lalu Prasad Yadav and other party leaders.

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  • Seven Counterfeiters Arrested from Patna

    Patna SSP Manu Maharaj holds press conference following the arrest of seven members of a counterfeiting ring.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Friday arrested seven members of an international gang of counterfeiters who were flooding Indian markets with fake Indian currencies printed in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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  • Governor Appoints Interim VCs, Pro-VCs for Bihar Universities

    New interim VCs and Pro-VCs appointed for universities in Bihar.

    Patna: Bihar Governor D. Y. Patil, following a Supreme Court directive, on Friday announced the names of new Vice Chancellors and pro-Vice Chancellors for ten universities in Bihar.

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  • CM Holds Meeting with Top Bihar Cops

    Nitish Kumar holding of meeting of top police officials in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Wednesday held a high level meeting of Bihar's top brass to review law and order situation in the state and to offer some practical advices to the law enforcement officials that, he said, would go a long way in winning the trust of the people.

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  • Govt. Committed to Improve Farmers' Condition: Nitish

    Chief Minister inaugurating Sri Vidhi Maha Abhiyan at S. K. Memorial Hall in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function held at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Wednesday, inaugurated the 'Sri Vidhi Maha Abhiyan 2013' to promote agriculture in the state by offering a number of schemes designed to favor Bihar farmers.

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  • Reports on MNREGA Untrue: Rural Development Minister

    Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra defends government spending on social schemes.

    Patna: Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra, at a press meeting in Patna on Wednesday, lashed out at the media for misleading the public on a report on MNREGA presented by the CAG in the Parliament last Tuesday.

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  • European Union sees Opportunity in Energy Sector in Bihar

    European Union (EU) Ambassador Dr. Joao Cravinho in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: European Union (EU) Ambassador Dr. Joao Cravinho, in Patna on Tuesday, met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and congratulated him for adopting economic policies that, he said, were conducive to the growth of Bihar.

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  • Beauty Parlors in Patna Busted for Running Flesh Trade

    Patna police conducts raids at beauty parlors under Gandhi Maidan police station on Tuesday.

    Patna: Authorities on Tuesday sealed eight 'beauty parlors' in Patna and charged them for running flesh trade in the state capital.

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  • BJP State President Blames Center for Farmers' Plight

    BJP state president Mangal Pandey at the party's farmers' cell meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey, speaking at a meeting of the working committee of the party farmers' cell in Patna on Tuesday, blamed the Congress-led UPA government for the pathetic condition of the farmers in India.

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  • Shatrughan Sinha Favors Advani as Prime Ministerial Candidate

    Shatrughan Sinha at Veer Kunwar Singh birth anniversary celebration in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha, while attending a function to mark the birth anniversary of Veer Kunwar Singh in Patna on Monday came out in favor of octogenarian party patriarch L. K. Advani for the Prime Minister's post saying one couldn't shrug off the importance of experience in a candidate who is expected to lead the entire nation and not a small segment of the society if elected to the nation's most powerful position.

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  • Bomb Scare outside Patna Airport

    Bomb expert at Patna Airport opening a suitcase believed to have bombs on Monday.

    Patna: Reckless behavior by a man believed to be mentally unstable caused a bomb scare at Patna's Jaya Prakash Narayan International Airport causing a panic while delaying a plane for few minutes as security officials searched for explosives in a red suitcase.

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  • AIPWA Protest against Rising Cases of Rape

    AIPWA protest against rape in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Women under the aegis of All India Progressive Women's Association (AIPWA) in Patna on Monday took out a rally and made a human chain in protest against the brutal rape of a five-year old girl in Delhi and purported rise in rape cases in the country, in general.

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  • Nitish Urges for Unity among Backward Castes

    CM speaking at a meeting of the Backward Cell of the party, in Rajgir on Sunday.

    Rajgir: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the concluding day of the two-day Janata Dal - U state level workers' training camp of the most backward cell, took aim at his predecessor Lalu Prasad Yadav saying the former Chief Minister used castes to divide Bihar to remain in power but under his administration, people were united and that would lead to the party's victory in the next year's Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Doctors Perform Hip Surgery on Woman, Age 106

    106 years old Basana Ghosh recovering after a successful operation of her hip on Sunday.

    Patna: Doctors in Patna on Sunday successfully operated on Basana Ghosh, presumably Patna's oldest woman at age 106, who had been suffering from hip ailments for the last several years.

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  • Retired IAS Officials Felicitated

    Retired IAS officials honored in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Ten retired officials over the age of 80 were honored at a function held at Bankipore Club in Patna on Sunday.

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  • Patna Gears up to Celebrate Mahavir Jayanti

    Jain society in Patna gears up to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti.

    Patna: The Jain Sangh in Patna at a press conference on Sunday said that the association would celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir on April 23 and 24.

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  • Sports Bill Opposed; Delegates Meet Governor Patil

    Sports delegation led by Abdul Bari Siddiqui meets with Governor D. Y. Patil on Friday.

    Patna: Representatives of a number of sports association in Bihar on Friday met with Governor D. Y. Patil urging him to pull the controversial Bihar Sports (Registration, Recognition & Regulation of Sports Association) Bill, 2013 that was earlier passed by the Nitish government during the Budget session of the State Assembly.

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  • Rain brings Relief to Patna'ites

    Rain brings relief in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: After a couple of weeks of scorching heat, Patna'ites experienced some relief on Friday when suddenly the sky, in the afternoon, turned grey and rain started to pour in bringing some coolness with it.

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  • UPA Clears Rs. 12,000 crore Financial Package for Bihar

    File photo of Adhikar Rally in Patna.

    New Delhi: In what is being perceived by many a clear attempt to drive a wedge between the Janata Dal – U and its NDA ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the issue of Narendra Modi's possible candidature for the Prime Minister's post, the UPA government at the Center on Thursday cleared a package of Rs. 12,000 crore for Bihar under the Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF).

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  • Criminal Gunned Down in Police Encounter

    Criminal killed in police encounter near Gulzarbagh in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday, in an encounter, shot dead a criminal wanted in a number of murder and robbery cases and arrested one of his associates even as a third gang-member managed to escape.

    The encounter occurred near Gulzarbagh railway station under Alamganj police station.

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  • Kilkari Children Impress Audience with their Acting, Dancing Skills

    Children of Kilkari performing 'Topi Wala' in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Children of Kilkari in Patna on the 3rd Theater Festival for Children on Thursday enthralled the audience with their superb acting and dancing skills in a play 'Topi Wala' directed by Mumbai director Vinod Rai.

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  • Nitish Cannot Escape his Role in Gujarat Riots: Lalu

    RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav holding a press conference at his residence in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav, at a press meet in Patna on Wednesday, tried to tie Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to the infamous Godhra riots in Gujarat saying Kumar may try hard to separate himself from Narendra Modi, his complicity in the riots as the Railway Minister could not be denied.

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  • Raid at Food Inspector's House Nets Properties worth Several Crores

    Vigilance SP Parwez Akhtar holding a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The Vigilance Bureau in Patna on Wednesday raided the house of Food Inspector Dr. Surendra Kumar on Road Number 8 in Ashok Nagar and found assets to the tune of several crore rupees in excess of his known sources of income.

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  • RJD Demands Removal of Senior Power Holding Company Official

    RJD leaders protest outside Vidyut Bhawan in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP and party General Secretary Ram Kripal Yadav in Patna on Wednesday led a protest rally demanding the sacking of Bihar State Power Holding Company Chief Managing Director P. K. Rai accusing him of failing to keep electricity rate affordable while also failing to provide power to the city in a consistent manner.

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  • Patna's Very Own Bonnie and Clyde Arrested

    Girl, her two associates, arrested and charged with committing armed robbery at a local Domino's Pizza outlet in Patna.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna, less than 18 hours after a gang of criminals committed armed robbery at a Domino's Pizza on Exhibition Road, nabbed the gangsters on Tuesday only to learn that the gang was led by none other than a girl who, during her interrogation, said that she was inspired by Indian movies.

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  • Bihar Self-dependent in Milk Products: Nitish

    30th Foundation Day of COMFED observed on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the 30th Foundation Day of the Bihar State Cooperative Milk Federation (COMFED) in Patna on Tuesday, said that another dairy plant would be opening in Dehri-on-Sone on April 25 essentially making Bihar self-dependent in cheese production.

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  • Nitish Refrains from Adding Fuel to the Fire

    CM at his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: A day after causing quite a flutter within the NDA fold over the issue of Narendra Modi's possible candidacy for the Prime Minister's seat, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after his weekly Janata Durbar on Monday, refused to take any question from the reporters saying he had nothing new to say to what they were apparently going to ask.

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  • AISA Protest Privatization in Education

    AISA protest march in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Activists belonging to the All India Students' Association (AISA) in Patna on Monday took out a march to the Raj Bhawan though their journey was cut short when they ran into a wall of law enforcement officials determined to keep them at a safe distance from the high security VIP zone.

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  • Nitish Issues Veiled Threat to BJP

    Nitish Kumar speaking in New Delhi on Sunday.

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the open session of the Janata Dal – U's National Council meet in New Delhi on Sunday, dropped a number of hints that if its NDA ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) projected Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate, his party would have nothing to do with the saffron party in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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  • BJP Leader Fires Back at Nitish Kumar

    BJP leader Giriraj Singh.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh, reacting to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's threat to pull out of the NDA fold if Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was projected as the Prime Minister candidate, said that Kumar's statement was not based on realities but based on emotions only.

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  • Nitish's Claim to Secularism a 'Nautanki': Paswan

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on his way to Raj Bhawan in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, still searching to regain his mojo in Bihar, took out a march in Patna on Sunday following the conclusion of his 'Bihar Bachao' rally insisting the days of the Nitish government in the state were numbered as people of Bihar were extremely disappointed and frustrated with its performance.

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  • Sexual Predator Charged in the Murder of Two Boys

    Serial killer and child molestor arrested on Thursday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday arrested the killer of at least two children who were brutally murdered after being sexually exploited under Digha police station.

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  • Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Tusshar in Patna to Promote Film

    Bollywood stars John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, and Tusshar in Patna on Thursday to promote their latest film.

    Patna: Patna'ites got a glimpse of three major stars of the Bollywood as veteran actor Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Tusshar Kapoor arrived in Patna on Thursday to promote their upcoming action film 'Shootout at Wadala' that is slated for release, both nationally and internationally, on May 1.

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  • NCP the only Party that Cares about Muslims: Nagmani

    NCP state president Nagmani holding a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state president Nagmani, hoping to make inroad in the Muslim vote bank, at a press meet in Patna on Thursday, said that both Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar had duped the Muslims of Bihar for much too long and the NCP was the only party that truly cared about their welfare.

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  • Kiran Bedi Cautions Youth to Vote Carefully

    Kiran Bedi in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Former IPS officer and civil right activist Kiran Bedi who was in town on Wednesday to launch a scholarship program, urged the youngsters to exercise their right to vote carefully and not be influenced by gimmicks like sari or bike distribution by some politicians.

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  • Conjoined Twins Get Relief from Supreme Court

    Conjoined twins Saba and Farah get help from the Supreme Court.

    Patna: The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, issued a directive to the Bihar government to pay Rs. 5,000 a month to the family members of the conjoined twins for their ongoing medical expenses.

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  • Injured CRPF Jawan Dies on his Birthday

    Slain CRPF jawan's son Sonu paying respect to his father who died after a landmine exploded in Gaya on Monday.

    Patna: In a tragic turn of events, Rajeshwar Prasad, the CRPF jawan of the elite Cobra force who was seriously injured in Monday's landmine blast in Gaya, succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital in Patna on late Monday night.

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  • Modi Proud of Bihar's Achievements; Touts Progress

    Sushil Kumar Modi at Janata Durbar in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, speaking to reporters following his Janata Durbar in Patna on Tuesday, said that in spite of a sluggish economy and the absence of any substantial financial help from the Center, Bihar, in the 2012-13 fiscal years, led the nation in spending from the planning fund.

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  • Ram Kripal Yadav Questions CM's Secular Credentials