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Bridge collapse: Bihar moves to scrap contract with construction firm, blacklist it

Updated on Jun 05, 2023 10:01 PM IST

The bridge, sixth on the Ganga to connect northern Bihar with the southern, was to link Khagaria and Bhagalpur districts in Bihar and significantly reduce travel time in the larger region.

Portion of under-construction Aguanighat-Sultanganj bridge collapses on Sunday. (HT Photo)
By, Patna

Odisha train tragedy: Bihar toll rises to 21 as 13 more die

Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, secretary, disaster management, said that so far 66 passengers have been brought to Bihar from the place of accident by two buses.

Passengers wait for trains at Patna Junction on Saturday after several trains got cancelled following the Balasore train accident. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 10:01 PM IST

Opposition unity meet postponed as party chiefs weren’t available: Nitish Kumar

Due to prior engagements of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Rahul Gandhi along with Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin were unable to mark their presence for the June 12 meeting

Speaking to media person on the sidelines of an event, Kumar said a new date will be decided soon. (Nitish Kumar | Twitter)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 05:26 PM IST

Unit 2 of stage I NTPC Barh power plant may begin op this month: Official

NTPC Barh Super Thermal Power Plant unit 2 is set to achieve full load and undergo a 72-hour trial run before commercial operation, with Bihar set to receive an additional 383 MW of power. The plant's first unit began generation in November 2021, with the third unit expected to complete commercial generation by the end of the financial year. The NTPC Barh STPP has a combined installed capacity of 3,300 MW.

The NTPC Barh power plant. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 11:12 PM IST

Eight dead, 42 missing from Bihar in Odisha train accident

According to the officials, 48 passengers from Bihar are injured and are undergoing treatment in different hospitals in Odisha.

Passengers wait for trains at Patna Junction after several trains got cancelled following the Odhisa train accident, on Sunday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 11:12 PM IST

On camera: Under-construction bridge in Bihar collapses in seconds

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has ordered probe and has asked to identify those responsible for the incident.

The under-construction bridge between Aguvanighat and Sultanganj collapsed(Live Hindustan)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 10:36 PM IST

35 awarded lifer in 10-year-old double murder case in Bihar’s Purnia

There were 40 accused in the 2013 Purnia double murder case; one of them was a minor while four others died during the trial

Sixteen witnesses were examined during the trial. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 01:12 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Arrest warrant out against BJP legislator in abduction case

The order of the special MP-MLA court of Muzaffarpur came on Friday after the investigation officer (IO) of the case filed a petition and sought arrest warrant against the six accused who had allegedly abducted and threatened one Tulsi Rai of RJD last month.

BJP MLA Raju Singh (left). (HT FILE)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 10:11 PM IST
By, Patna

Cong picks ex-JNUSU president as its leader in Bihar assembly

However, of the total 19 Congress MLAs in Bihar, 11, including Sharma, skipped the meeting, which was attended by AICC general secretary Tariq Anwar, AICC in-charge for Bihar, Bhakta Charan Das, AICC observer Shaktisinh Gohil and state Congress president Akhilesh Prasad Singh.

Bihar Congress president Akhilesh Prasad Singh (left) felicitates party leader Shakil Ahmad Khan after the latter was elected as Congress legislature party leader at the party office in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 10:08 PM IST
By, Patna

Shakeel Ahmad Khan elected as Bihar Congress Legislature Party leader

The meeting that elected Shakeel Ahmad Khan as the new CLP leader was reportedly skipped by several legislators including incumbent Ajeet Sharma

AICC general secretary Tariq Ahwar, AICC in-charge for Bihar Bhakta Charan Das, AICC observer Shaktisinh Gohil and BPCC president Akhilesh Prasad Singh were present in the meeting. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 06:32 PM IST

Ahead of June 12 meet, Manjhi demands five LS seats for party

Manjhi’s statement comes days ahead of a meeting scheduled in Patna on June 12 of leaders of various political parties from across the country who are keen on forming a united front to challenge BJP in the 2024 parliamentary polls.

HAM (S) founder Jitan Ram Manjhi addresses a press conference in Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 09:43 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar plans to set up 28 traffic police stations

In 2022, the then inspector general (IG), traffic, M R Nayak, had sent a proposal to set up traffic police stations in 23 towns that have a population of over 2 lakh, besides five small towns.

At present, traffic outposts only direct vehicular movement on streets and penalise traffic offenders. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 09:43 PM IST
By, Patna

15-year-old girl gang-raped in Bihar’s Vaishali; 4 held

Police said that the four arrested persons are in the age group of 18 and 19, and raids are on to nab the fifth accused

The girl was immediately rushed to a hospital in an unconscious condition. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 06:47 PM IST

7 arrested over mob attack on police in Bihar’s Madhepura

Four policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, were injured in a mob attack in Bihar’s Madhepura district on Wednesday

Police said that the accused were arrested after a massive raid. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 03:16 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Bengaluru contractor stabbed to death in his native village in Bihar’s Jamui

Tension prevailed in the village and police forces have been asked to remain alert to prevent any retaliatory violence

The contractor had come to his village from Bengaluru five days ago and his body was recovered from a pond near his house on Friday morning. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 01:14 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

In making, anti-BJP front agrees to press mute on Savarkar

Leaders of 18 political parties, among them three chief ministers, are scheduled to meet in Patna on June 12.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with Shiv Sena (UBT) party chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on May 11. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 09:59 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar issues final show cause to 62 absentee doctors in Patna division

Among the 62 doctors put on notice are three who have been absent since August 2016, one from October 2017, two from 2018, six from 2019, 21 from 2020, 19 from 2021 and 10 from last year.

Bihar’s deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who also holds the health portfolio, had said last October that there were around 700 doctors in the state who were absent for long and were still drawing their salary. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 09:58 PM IST

Bihar: 146 schoolchildren hospitalised after eating mid-day meal

Bagaha’s sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Dr Anupama Singh said as many as 146 schoolchildren of Rajkiya Madhya Vidyalaya at Barwal village were brought to the subdivision hospital in Bagaha

 (Representative/File Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 05:19 PM IST

2 fake Ayushman cards used in Bihar were issued in UP, Haryana: Official

Bihar Swasthya Suraksha Samiti CEO Alankrita Pandey said the National Health Authority has confirmed that the two fake cards were issued from UP and Haryana

Dr Gopal Krushna Pal, executive director of Patna’s AIIMS, said the hospital will recover the cost of the surgery from the authorities handling the Ayushman Bharat scheme. (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 03:27 PM IST

Bihar slashes penalty for liquor transportation

The new provision will come in to effect after the amendment in the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2022, as approved by the cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday, is notified in the gazette, additional chief secretary S Siddharth said on Wednesday.

Currently, owners of the vehicles found transporting liquor through Bihar, where liquor is banned since 2016, face a penalty equal to 50% of the insured value of the vehicle for its release with the court’s permission. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:12 PM IST
By, Patna

BPSC announces recruitment schedule, teachers’ bodies vow to intensify stir

Nearly a dozen petitions have already been filed in the Patna High Court against the new rules and the matter will come up for hearing later in June after the summer vacation.

Teachers stage a demonstration in Patna on May, 20. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:12 PM IST
By, Patna

Past midnight, 2 crude bombs hurled at BJP activist’s house in Gaya

The Gaya police said BJP activist Santosh Kumar and his family were at home at the time of the attack in Gaya district’s Karmauni village

BJP activist Santosh Kumar said the bomb attack was an attempt to “create fear and terror” (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 31, 2023 05:10 PM IST

2 teens killed after being hit by truck in Bihar’s Jehanabad, driver flees

Following the accident, an irate mob of students and locals set ablaze the truck which allegedly killed the two students, said police

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 03:59 PM IST

Milk tanker carrying 1,182 litres of liquor seized in Bihar’s Purnia

During a meeting on Tuesday chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar, the cabinet approved a change in the Bihar Prohibition and Excise (Amendment) Act, 2022

 (Representative/File Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 02:06 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

10 from Bihar die in Jammu road mishap

Most of the travellers were from Lakhisarai and were members of an extended family. They were on pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi for a religious function (mundan) of a child in the family.

At the accident site in Jammu on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on May 30, 2023 09:46 PM IST
ByHTC, Jammu/patna

As Oppn gears up for unity meet, BJP plans PM visit to Bihar

A little less than a year left for the parliamentary elections, BJP has organised a month-long mass contact programme ending on June 30 in Bihar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI/PIB)
Updated on May 30, 2023 09:45 PM IST
By, Patna

Stalker stabs woman 12 times in Bihar’s Sitamarhi

The woman was returning home from a market when the accused, Chandan Kumar, 22, first got into an argument with her for avoiding him and then stabbed her

The woman sustained injuries in her stomach, chest, thigh, and neck. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 30, 2023 03:24 PM IST

As Nitish Kumar gears up for Opposition unity meet, BJP plans big in Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are scheduled to visit Bihar in June.

The BJP will hold mass contact programmes in Bihar to mark the Modi government’s completion of nine years in office. (File)
Updated on May 30, 2023 05:47 PM IST

Bihar police constable allegedly shoots self to death

At least 20 policemen were staying at Barrack Number 300 at Bihar’s Sitamarhi when the constable shot himself to death

Police said that they will probe the matter thoroughly. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 30, 2023 01:23 PM IST

JD(U) attacks Rajya Sabha deputy chairman for attending Parliament inauguration

JD(U) leader Lalan Singh said Harivansh has forgotten that the JD(U) and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar sent him to the Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 30, 2023 11:16 AM IST
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