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Official in Bihar’s Madhubani goes missing, kidnapping case registered: Police

Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:26 PM IST

Rajesh Kumar Mishra, a DPO posted in Madhubani, mysteriously disappeared from Ahiyapur in Muzaffarpur

A case under section 363 and 365 of IPC was launched and an investigation is underway. (Representative file image)
A case under section 363 and 365 of IPC was launched and an investigation is underway. (Representative file image)
ByBishnu K Jha

‘Speaking on someone else’s behalf’: Nitish Kumar on Upendra Kushwaha’s barbs

Chief minister Nitish Kumar was responding to Upendra Kushwaha’s open letter that called party leaders to meetings on February 19 and 20 to discuss what he has called a special deal between the JD-U and RJD

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at a function on Sunday during his 'Samadhan Yatra' in Katihar (HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at a function on Sunday during his 'Samadhan Yatra' in Katihar (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:19 PM IST

Section 144 imposed in Saran district after protests over youth’s murder: Police

Talking to HT, Saran SP Dr Gaurav Mangla said police have lodged three separate FIRs in connection with murder, arson and spreading rumours

Sadar SDO admitted that tension gripped in the village after the alleged incident. (Representative file image)
Sadar SDO admitted that tension gripped in the village after the alleged incident. (Representative file image)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:01 PM IST

Upset Kushwaha calls JD(U) workers’ meet

Janata Dal (United) leader Rajiv Ranjan rubbished Upendra Kushwaha’s claims as a figment of his imagination

Janata Dal (United) leader Upendra Kushwaha. (HT PHOTO)
Janata Dal (United) leader Upendra Kushwaha. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 08:18 AM IST

Cabinet expansion is CM’s prerogative: State Cong chief

Deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Thursday had dismissed the Congress’s claim that it would be getting additional berths in the cabinet, saying that there were no talks about chief minister Nitish Kumar going for any cabinet expansion.

Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh. (HT Photo)
Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 10:47 PM IST

Two more PFI activists held for conspiring to carry out targeted killings in Bihar

The duo was arrested during raids conducted at eight locations in a bid to disrupt a conspiracy hatched by PFI cadres to carry out targeted killing in East Champaran on Saturday.

During the searches conducted on Saturday, multiple digital devices were seized, NIA officials said. (Picture for representation)
During the searches conducted on Saturday, multiple digital devices were seized, NIA officials said. (Picture for representation)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 10:47 PM IST

Fraud allegations against Adani should be looked into: Nitish Kumar

Hindenburg Research in its report alleged that Adani Group engaged in brazen stock manipulation and accounting fraud over the course of decades

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (PTI Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (PTI Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 04:28 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

3 Vande Bharat Express trains to run via Bihar from April

Bihar has got a record allocation of ?8,505 crore in the railway budget for the fiscal 2023-24 and 87 stations will be redeveloped in the state, besides construction of new rail bridge parallel to Rajendra bridge between Mokama and Begusarai, an East Central Railway (ECR) official said, citing a statement by railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vande Bharat Express. (HT FILE)
Vande Bharat Express. (HT FILE)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 10:38 PM IST
By, Patna

Chakradhari Sharan Singh is new chief justice of Patna High Court

Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah have been appointed judges of the Supreme Court.

Patna high court (HT FILE)
Patna high court (HT FILE)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 10:32 PM IST
By, Patna

57-yr-old case disposed after Aurangabad court finds all accused died long ago

The case had been pending due to non-appearance of the accused persons for 46 years and they were declared as absconders by police all these years

In the light of long pendency of the case and failure of police in producing the accused, the court deputed a Para Legal Volunteer (PLV) who found that all the four accused persons had died long ago. (Representative Image)
In the light of long pendency of the case and failure of police in producing the accused, the court deputed a Para Legal Volunteer (PLV) who found that all the four accused persons had died long ago. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 05:27 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

Bihar: Three PFI suspects detained in Phulwari Sharif related case

An official familiar with the matter said that two of the three suspected PFI activists, including one Riyaz Marif alias Babloo and Mohammad Yaqoob, were said to be active members of the banned outfit

NIA teams carried out searches after receiving information about alleged PFI activities (Representative Photo)
NIA teams carried out searches after receiving information about alleged PFI activities (Representative Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 01:16 PM IST

Chief secy probing IAS officer’s ‘abusive’ video

The IAS officer in question, additional chief secretary (excise & registration) KK Pathak, had expressed his “regret” on Thursday, a day after the video clip began circulating on social media.

BASA members sporting black badges at work in Patna on Friday in protest against KK Pathak’s ’conduct’. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
BASA members sporting black badges at work in Patna on Friday in protest against KK Pathak’s ’conduct’. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 10:29 PM IST
By, Patna

Actor Riya murder case: Man arrested from rural Patna

Patna SSP M S Dhillon said Sandip Singh, a resident of Ranchi, was arrested Thursday night from Fatehpur village in rural Patna, where he was attending last rites of a deceased relative.

The man provided firearms to the accused involved in the murder of Riya Kumari, police said. (Photo for representation)
The man provided firearms to the accused involved in the murder of Riya Kumari, police said. (Photo for representation)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 10:29 PM IST
By, Patna

49 trains passing through Bihar cancelled from Feb 4-11 for maintenance works

These trains have been cancelled from February 4 till February 11 for maintenance work and the demolition of an old rail overbridge at Burdwan station in West Bengal, railway officials said.

On February 4, at least nine trains will not run (PTI)
On February 4, at least nine trains will not run (PTI)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 10:29 PM IST
By, Patna

‘Never demanded’: Tejashwi rules out speculations about Bihar Cabinet expansion

Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav said his party RJD has never demanded more cabinet berths and added that he is not aware if the Congress has done so

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav said there is no discussion on Cabinet expansion in the Grand Alliance in Bihar. (Photo by Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Tejashwi Prasad Yadav said there is no discussion on Cabinet expansion in the Grand Alliance in Bihar. (Photo by Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 03:24 PM IST

Top Bihar IAS officer faces police case after ‘abusive’ video clip surfaces

A purported video clip of the incident, which some officials dated to November last year, has been circulating on social media since Wednesday.

IAS officer K.K. Pathak. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
IAS officer K.K. Pathak. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:07 PM IST
By, Patna

Revised central devolution estimates lend room for Bihar budget to swell

The budget size could increase by 5-7% compared to the current budget size of ?2.37 lakh crore, they said, adding that education, rural development, health and agriculture would be the focus areas.

The union budget, tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, revised estimates of central devolutions to Bihar for the current fiscal at <span class='webrupee'>?</span>95,509 crore from the previous <span class='webrupee'>?</span>91,000 crore while the devolutions (state’s share in central taxes) for the next fiscal have been estimated at <span class='webrupee'>?</span>1.03 lakh crore. (HT PHOTO)
The union budget, tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, revised estimates of central devolutions to Bihar for the current fiscal at ?95,509 crore from the previous ?91,000 crore while the devolutions (state’s share in central taxes) for the next fiscal have been estimated at ?1.03 lakh crore. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 10:06 PM IST
By, Patna

Top Bihar IAS officer faces police case as ‘abusive’ video clip surfaces

The Bihar Administrative Services Association (BASA) has demanded top IAS officer K K Pathak’s removal from his posts and announced that its members will wear black badges at work on Friday

A purported video clip of top IAS officer K K Pathak has been circulating on social media since Wednesday. (Video grab)
A purported video clip of top IAS officer K K Pathak has been circulating on social media since Wednesday. (Video grab)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 08:15 PM IST

Village headman shot 6 times in Bihar’s Begusarai, killed: Police

The villagers in Begusarai district kept the Mukhiya’s body on the National Highway and blocked vehicular traffic, demanding arrest of the criminals

The Bihar police said they are investigating the cases from all angles. (Representative Image)
The Bihar police said they are investigating the cases from all angles. (Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 05:38 PM IST

BSCRPC to recommend action against exploiting minor girls for shows, processions

The Bihar State Child Rights Protection Commission (BSCRPC) said it had particularly noticed several reports of exploitation of young girls during weddings in and around the state Capital Patna

BSCRPC chairperson Pramila Kumari said it is important to ensure school-going children are within the campus during school time. (File Photo/Twitter)
BSCRPC chairperson Pramila Kumari said it is important to ensure school-going children are within the campus during school time. (File Photo/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 01:36 PM IST

BSEB intermediate exams begin amid tight security, 68 examinees expelled on Day 1

Despite tight security arrangements, as many as 68 examinees were expelled in the state for using unfair means during the exam while two impersonators were caught in Bihar’s Supaul district.

BSEB chairman Anand Kishor inspects an examinee at an examination centre in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
BSEB chairman Anand Kishor inspects an examinee at an examination centre in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 10:32 PM IST
ByMegha

Two labourers injured after under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar’s Purnia

Executive engineer Ramu Ramu Prasad, who reached the site late Tuesday evening, alleged that the contractor violated the guidelines being issued to him regarding the construction of the bridge

Locals alleged that the contractor, despite their objections carried on building the bridge by using substandard materials (HT Photo)
Locals alleged that the contractor, despite their objections carried on building the bridge by using substandard materials (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:31 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Enrollment of differently-abled children increased in Bihar govt schools: Report

The BEPC report mentioned that among the districts, Gaya witnessed the highest number of enrollment of children with special needs. 8,311 special children in Gaya district joined schools under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, while in Patna, 7,820 such children were enrolled, according to the report

The survey was conducted in September last year in all 38 districts of Bihar (Representative Photo)
The survey was conducted in September last year in all 38 districts of Bihar (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 01:35 PM IST

Gaya: Four police personnel including SHO injured in alleged liquor mafia attack

According to police sources, the attack was engineered by people allegedly involved in making spurious liquor

A case for attack on police force, infringement in duty and releasing the accused was registered. (Representative file image)
A case for attack on police force, infringement in duty and releasing the accused was registered. (Representative file image)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:04 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

Chirag Paswan mocks Nitish Kumar over ‘won’t join hands with BJP' remark

Speaking to reporters in Parliament complex, Paswan said Kumar can't be trusted as he has repeatedly "used" parties and people in pursuit of power and had dumped the RJD, his current ally, and the BJP earlier too by making similar assertion of never tying up with them again.

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) leader Chirag Paswan.
Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) leader Chirag Paswan.
Published on Jan 31, 2023 10:49 PM IST
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Nitish unable to act on his own, I want my share: Kushwaha

The former union minister said it was true that Nitish Kumar made him the parliamentary board chairman and amended the party constitution to make such a provision, but it was made meaningless and reduced to a mere “jhunjhuna (a child’s rattle)” by the way he was treated

JD(U) leader Upendra Kushwaha addresses a press conference in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
JD(U) leader Upendra Kushwaha addresses a press conference in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 10:02 PM IST
By, Patna

Five ‘sadhus’ from UP town held in Nawada, herbal ‘remedies’ seized

SP Ambrish Rahul told HT that the locals saw six men, all dressed in saffron robes, alighting from a passenger train at Chatar railway halt and asking people for alms

During their questioning, they were found to be Muslims, as per their Aadhaar cards, the SP said. (Picture for representation)
During their questioning, they were found to be Muslims, as per their Aadhaar cards, the SP said. (Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 10:02 PM IST
By, Patna

Kushwaha says Nitish Kumar gave him position without power, ignored suggestions

He said he also respects Kumar and therefore wanted the chief minister to be alert and handle things well or else the party will be damaged

Janata Dal (United) leader Upendra Kushwaha. (PTI)
Janata Dal (United) leader Upendra Kushwaha. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 04:28 PM IST

Bihar university ex-professor, wife found dead at their residence in Arrah

Police said that they found CCTV footage of three persons going towards the professor’s house on Monday evening and suspect them to be behind the alleged murder as two of them had their faces covered

Mahendra Prasad Singh (right) and his wife Pushpa Singh (left) were found dead at their residence (HT Photo)
Mahendra Prasad Singh (right) and his wife Pushpa Singh (left) were found dead at their residence (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 01:17 PM IST
ByPrashant Ranjan

Youth allegedly shot dead by three bike-borne men in Patna

The 18-year-old victim was rushed to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) where he succumbed to his injuries, police said

The youth was sitting in his shop when three masked assailants on a bike shot him multiple times. (Representative file image)
The youth was sitting in his shop when three masked assailants on a bike shot him multiple times. (Representative file image)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 10:33 AM IST
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