Patna: At least three passengers were confirmed dead when a broken high-tension overhead electric cable came in contact with the Patna-Gaya Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train number 63255 causing severe electrical shock thus throwing off careless travelers who were sitting on the roof of the train when the incident occurred.
Patna: Having exhausted all legal recourse to save what had been their homes for the last two and a half decades, the residents of the top three floors of the Santosha Apartments started to move their belongings to other places as the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) geared up to tear down the 6th, 7th, and 8th floor of the building allegedly built illegally against the original plan of the structure.
Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, talking to reporters after his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Tuesday, mocked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his decision to field his party candidates in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls saying the Janata Dal – U leader's goal was to split the votes in an attempt to deny the BJP from winning more seats in the state.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, taking some time off from his ongoing 'Prohibition Yatra', held a meeting with the senior officials to review the preparedness for the 350th anniversary of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh and the centennial celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha to be celebrated next year.
Patna: In yet another example of political highhandedness in Bihar, Tej Pratap Yadav, the Health Minister and the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, threatened to sue news reporters for slander after one cameraman tried to take a picture of the minister looking at a digital camera of another photographer.
Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday slammed the Nitish government for ignoring farmers in Bihar saying agriculture did not find even passing mention in the Chief Minister's priority list of seven agendas despite the fact that 80% of Bihar's population depended on agriculture.
Patna: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been camping in Bihar for the last few days, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for gutting education in the state saying he failed to improve the image of the academia by allowing large scale corruption to prevail in the system.