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47 foreigners from 12 countries arrested in Bihar in 2023 so far

Published on Sep 22, 2023 09:00 PM IST

India has an open border with Nepal and it is not mandatory for citizens of either country to have passports or visa to cross borders.

The Indo-Nepal border in Sitamarhi district. (ANI)
By, Patna

Will suspend 10 students for ragging, says Patna medical college principal

Patna Medical College Hospital principal Dr Vidya Pati Choudhary said the decision to suspend the students for 10 days was taken at a meeting of heads of depts

PMCH principal said they will ask guardians of students found guilty of ragging and ask them to caution their wards. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 04:41 PM IST

“Nothing new”, says Tejashwi Yadav on court summon in land-for-jobs case

The special judge took cognizance of a fresh chargesheet filed by the CBI and issued summons

This is the first time that Tejashwi’s name figures in the chargesheet. (HT Photo | Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 03:06 PM IST

Bihar IPS officer Anusuya Ransingh Sahu shifted out after tussle with DG

Anusuya Ransingh Sahu, a 2006 batch IPS officer has been shifted as DIG-cum-deputy director of civil defence

Anusuya Ransingh Sahu is the second IPS officer to be shifted out of the home guard and fire services department this year
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 05:53 PM IST

In black buck poaching FIR at Bihar police station, SHO is among the accused

The FIR was registered on a complaint by forest officer Amit Kumar Prasad against the SHO and seven others under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972

Black buck is an endangered species listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 01:56 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

Bihar: Shahabad DIG recommends suspension of DySP over sexual harassment charges

The female SI in her complaint to the SP had alleged that the officer used to send obscene messages on her mobile phone and asked for sexual favours in return for making her an SHO

The DIG has also recommended departmental action and transfer of the officer. (Representative file image)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 01:45 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

PM to flag off Patna-Howrah Vande Bharat on Sept 24

This will be Bihar’s second Vande Bharat train, the first being the Patna-Ranchi service, which began on June 27 this year.

The new rake at Patna Junction . (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 09:11 PM IST
By, Patna

RJD’s ‘Ambedkar pe Charcha’ on importance of Constitution reaches village level

The programme was launched on April 14 as part of its drive to reach out to the people to highlight the party’s ideological fight against the BJP and alleged attempts to dilute the tenets of the Constitution, party leaders aware of the matter said

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav (File Photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 02:54 PM IST

Nitish Kumar’s JD-U to support women’s quota bill, ally RJD says it will oppose

The JD-U and RJD questioned the delay in conducting the decadal headcount, saying the 33% quota will kick in only after the census and delimitation is done

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav at an event in Patna on Monday (PTI)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 08:09 PM IST

BJP MP injured in road accident in Bihar

Satish Chandra Dubey, a Rajya Sabha member, was coming to the state capital Patna from his ancestral village in Vaishali district when his SUV rammed a container from behind on the bridge over Ganga river, injuring him, his brother-in-law, one of his bodyguards and the driver.

The mangled remains of BJP MP Satish Chandra Dubey’s vehicle after the accident. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 08:59 PM IST
By, Patna

Lightning strike kills ten people in five Bihar districts

Six persons were killed in Aurangabad while four persons including a woman were critically injured while one died in Rohtas

In Gaya, two minors along with a 55-year-old man were killed while grazing buffaloes at Pratappur village. (Representative file image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 01:43 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

BJP MP Satish Chandra Dubey injured in road accident in Bihar

The MP was coming to the state Capital from his ancestral villages and his brother-in-law, one of the bodyguards and the driver were also injured in the mishap

Police said the MP was being treated in a private hospital where his condition is said to be out of danger. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 01:23 PM IST

Baba Bageshwar denied nod to hold event in Gaya

Permission was sought to organise “Hanuman Katha” and “Divya Darbar” on the premises of Magadh University campus or Bodh Gaya auditorium between September 29 and October 5.

Pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri in Patna in May this year. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 08:39 PM IST
By, Patna

Two contract killers arrested from Ranchi in Samastipur shooting case: Police

The shooting reportedly took place at the behest of former Mukhia and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) block president Ram Babu Rai and his associates

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 03:53 PM IST

Democracy not new to Bharat: Kovind

The former President was speaking as the chief guest at the “Vaishali Festival of Democracy” at Nalanda University.

BJP national secretary Rituraj Sinha welcomes Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sharma on his visit to Bihar, where he attended the function at Nalanda University. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 09:27 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar minister takes aim at Ramcharitmanas again: It’s ‘potassium cyanide’

The minister made his latest remark at a function to mark Hindi Diwas in Patna on Thursday evening, a video clip of which has been circulating on the social media.

Bihar education minister Chandra Shekhar in Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 09:23 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar chief secy suffers brain stroke, in ICU

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visited the Paras-HMRI hospital in Patna to check on chief secretary Amir Subhani, who suffered a brain stroke after a fall.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visits chief secretary Amir Suhani at Paras hospital in Patna on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 09:14 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar chief secretary admitted due to brain stroke, CM Nitish Kumar pays visit

Amir Subhani was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the neurosurgery department of the Paras-HMRI Hospital late Thursday evening due to a minor brain haemorrhage

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar visited the Paras-HMRI hospital on Friday (Agency Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 08:23 PM IST

Muzaffarpur boat mishap: Three bodies fished out, say officials

Of the 30, 18 people were rescued till Thursday by the NDRF and the State Disaster Response Team (SDRF), while the rescuers are still searching for nine more after the recovery of three bodies

A boat carrying 30 people, including 15 school children, capsized in Bihar’s Bagmati river on Thursday morning (File Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 06:30 PM IST

Six school girls among 12 missing as boat capsizes in Muzaffarpur

The boat was carrying over 30 people, many of whom were students headed for their school across the Bagmati river, of which 18 were rescued by locals.

At the accident site on Bagmati river. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 09:42 PM IST
By, Patna

Kovind, Assam CM to attend ‘democracy fest’ at Nalanda University

‘Vaishali Festival of Democracy’ will be held at the Nalanda University on Friday (September 15), which is also the International Day of Democracy.

Bihar Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar welcomes former President Ramnath Kovind at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Thursday. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 09:39 PM IST
By, Patna

Muzaffarpur boat mishap: A long-demanded bridge could have averted tragedy

The tragedy was waiting to happen, locals said, because of the risk involved in operating rickety boats across the Bagmati river near the stretch where the boat sank on Thursday

Updated on Sep 14, 2023 08:29 PM IST

17-yr-old student dies by suicide in Bihar district, probe underway: Police

The boy, who was to appear for the Bihar Board Examination next year, was found dead inside his house in Bariyarpur village

The deceased was a student in a government school in Bariyarpur village. (Representative file image)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 03:40 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Boat capsizes in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur; 17 rescued, many children still missing

DSP (East) Shahriyar Akhtar said the boat, which was used by locals to cross the river, was said to be overloaded when the accident took place

Police said 17 people have been rescued so far (X/@manishA20058305/Screengrab)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 02:29 PM IST

ICCR to organise ‘Vaishali Festival of Democracy’ at Bihar’s Nalanda University

Nalanda University acting vice-chancellor (VC) Abhay Singh said that the ICCR chose the university as the venue due to its great significance for Bihar, the democratic ethos of the country, and the presence of an international audience

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (Twitter/@iccr_hq)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 12:44 PM IST

Draft bye-laws released for three monuments in Bihar

The three centrally protected sites and monuments are “Vapiyaka cave” and “Vada Thika cave” (Nagarjuni hill, Jehanabad), “Buddhist Stupa” (Kesariya, East Champaran) and “excavated remains of the stupa on 18 plots in two villages Harpur Basant and Chakramdas” (Vaishali).

Remains of a stupa found at Ghosikund mound of Lakhisarai district of Bihar. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 09:34 PM IST
By, Patna

JDU’s Bihar legislator Radha Charan Shah arrested by Enforcement Directorate

An ED official familiar with the matter said that Shah Radha Charan Shah was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act

Janata Dal United MLC Radha Charan Shah. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 09:01 PM IST

Bihar: Forest teams seize smuggled parts of endangered animals from PACS godown

The Black Buck, Sambar and Porcupine are endangered species listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Hunting them invites a punishment of up to seven years in jail

DFO Chanchal Prakasham and forest team with recovered horns. (Sourced photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 02:01 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

Nalanda backdrop at G-20: JD-U attacks centre for hiding its revival under Nitish, drift under BJP

“When PM Modi was showing the ruins, he should have simultaneously also showed the new campus of the revived Nalanda University, which has been developed at the behest of Nitish Kumar, and spoken about the revival. This should have made it more meaningful,” JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said.

JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar addresses a press conference in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 09:13 PM IST
By, Patna

Teachers’ recruitment: After Nitish’s nudge to end public spat, chiefs of BPSC, edu dept meet for a chat

The two top officials held talks to work out the modalities for publication of results of the teachers’ recruitment test held last month for recruitment of 1.70 lakh teachers in the primary, secondary and senior secondary schools in the state.

Aspirants at an examination centre in Patna to appear for the Bihar Public Service Commission Teacher Recruitment 2023 exam on August 24, 2023. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 09:09 PM IST
By, Patna
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