Patna: In what is being hailed as a major boost for the socio-economic structure of Bihar, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday announced its decision to extend a loan of $500 million (US) for a new bridge on the river Ganges connecting the northern parts of the state with the southern parts.
Patna: In the ongoing drama of the corruption in the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) involving crores of rupees changing hands between the top officials and the education mafia, the sacked chairperson of the BSEB Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, who remains in judicial custody, admitted of taking Rs. 20 lakh to secure top positions for students willing to pony up large sum of cash to them.
Patna: Irate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Thursday shot back at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav daring him to arrest Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia who arrived in the state capital on Wednesday to take part in a VHP convention.
Patna: After day-long drama in the media of a 21-year old woman having been gang-raped before her female parts being brutally mutilated by her tormentors, Bihar Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Sunil Kumar denied the news saying the woman was not raped though an attempt was made to rape her.
Patna: The disgraced ex-Chairperson of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife and now sacked Janata Dal – U legislator Usha Sinha, after being extradited from Varanasi on Tuesday, was produced before a judge in Patna and sent to 14 days of judicial custody for their involvement in what is now known as 'ToppersGate'.
Patna: Patna, being the hotbed of student agitations and protests against the establishment, saw the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union General Secretary Ram Naga and former General Secretary Chintu Kumari on Monday who arrived in Patna to extend solidarity to the students of Patna Arts and Craft College who had been on strike for nearly a month now to press for their demands.
Patna: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, speaking at a seminar organized by the Techno Herald Institute in Patna on Friday, slammed the Center for 'gutting' education in the nation while also taking potshots at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for putting education on the backburner over other social issues facing the state.