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Banker held for sexually exploiting daughter

Banker held for sexually exploiting daughter

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

PATNA: A bank manager has been arrested for allegedly sexually exploiting his daughter. The matter came to light when the 13-year-old girl managed to reach the Gardanibagh police station and narrated her ordeal. Police arrested Raju Kumar Singh (42) from his residence at Rajputana Colony near Kali Bari under Gardanibagh police station area in Patna. […]

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Flesh trade racket busted, eight held

Flesh trade racket busted, eight held

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

PATNA: Police busted a sex racket and arrested eight youths from Pharmaceutical Colony at Bhagwat Nagar under Agamkuan police station on Sunday. Police also rescued four women from a private residential building from which the racket was being operated for the past three months. Several objectionable items were recovered during the raid. The arrested persons […]

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Policy makers to keep off tobacco industry

Policy makers to keep off tobacco industry

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

PATNA: The state government has issued a notification prohibiting representatives of tobacco industry from accessing its officials engaged in making the policy framework and rules regarding the implementation of tobacco control laws in Bihar. Instead, they would have to now approach only the eight-member empowered committee if they have anything to say on the matter, […]

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar greets devotees on Eid, joins devotees in prayer

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar greets devotees on Eid, joins devotees in prayer

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday joined devotees in offering prayer at Gandhi maidan on the occasion of Eid festival and prayed for peace and prosperity of the state. Kumar mingled with the devotees and embraced many of them to extend greetings. Later talking to reporters, he said that Eid symbolises love and […]

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Bihar boards: Scandal-hit BSEB flew down toppers to Patna for physical verification

Bihar boards: Scandal-hit BSEB flew down toppers to Patna for physical verification

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Patna: The focus of attention this year after the Bihar Board exam Class 10 results, declared on June 22, was not talent but ‘physical verification’ of toppers. The recent merit list scandals, involving students who aced state board exams but fudged their age and could not come up with answers to even the most basic […]

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JD (U)-RJD spat casts a long shadow on Bihar’s ruling grand alliance

JD (U)-RJD spat casts a long shadow on Bihar’s ruling grand alliance

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The divergent stand on ‘support’ to opposing presidential candidates by two major partners of the Grand Alliance —RJD and JD (U)—has not only threatened the future of the government but also put a question mark on the prospects of a united challenge to the NDA at the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The confrontation between the two […]

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Bihar drags feet on Central varsity in Bhagalpur; district identifies three chunks of land

Bihar drags feet on Central varsity in Bhagalpur; district identifies three chunks of land

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two years after the Centre proposed setting up the Vikramshila central university in Bhagalpur, and earmarked Rs 500 crore for it, the institution has been a non-starter. For, the Bihar government has not been able to identify land, which it had to. After two years of wait and a gentle reminder by President Pranab Mukherjee […]

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Bihar varsity panel to be modelled on state service commission

Bihar varsity panel to be modelled on state service commission

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Bihar government is closer than ever before to the creation of the proposed Bihar state university service commission to fill up large-scale vacancies of teachers and officials in state universities. The commission will be modelled on the lines of the Bihar public service commission (BPSC), following a suggestion from chief minister Nitish Kumar. Earlier, […]

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Dalai Lama mulls annual sojourn in Bodh Gaya

Dalai Lama mulls annual sojourn in Bodh Gaya

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

GAYA: Buddhist spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dalai Lama has sought permission from Gaya district administration to construct an auditorium and install elevator in the prohibited zone near Mahabodhi temple, the seat of Buddha’s enlightenment. The permission has been sought by Tenzin Taklha, secretary of the spiritual leader, who also heads the Tibetan […]

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Naugachia boy, city girl excel in innovation

Naugachia boy, city girl excel in innovation

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

PATNA: Bihar is known for its brilliant students. Two such students are Gopal Jee from Naugachia town in Bhagalpur district and Shalini Kumari from Digha in Patna. Gopal Jee, a Class XII student of Model High School Tulsipur, has invented an eco-friendly means of producing electricity from banana stems. “I got the idea when I […]

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