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Power corp on job to improve infrastructure, electricity woes of Muzaffarpur residents to end soon

Power corp on job to improve infrastructure, electricity woes of Muzaffarpur residents to end soon

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Electricity woes of Muzaffarpur residents will end within five to six days once new conductors are installed between the Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Station (MTPS) and Bhikhanapura grid substation. “People will have to bear with us till then,” Bihar State Power Transmission Company Limited (BSPTCL) managing director Sanjay Kumar Singh told Vithika Salomi in an interview. […]

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2 students killed, 8 critical as train engine hits school van

2 students killed, 8 critical as train engine hits school van

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The engine, on its way to Ara from Sasaram, hit the school van carrying 11 children when it was crossing the tracks at the unmanned crossing. Two students were killed and eight others, including the driver of a school van, were seriously injured when a rail engine rammed the vehicle at an unmanned railway crossing […]

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East Central Railway expects funds for pending projects in Bihar

East Central Railway expects funds for pending projects in Bihar

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The East Central Railway (ECR) pins high hopes on the railway budget to give an impetus to various ongoing and pending railway projects in Bihar. The ECR has projects worth over Rs 35,000 crore, out of which a few of them are yet to kick off for want of either land or funds. The […]

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Can Nitish Kumar save himself?

Can Nitish Kumar save himself?

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Maharajganj village on the border of Ara and Buxar districts, some adults, their cattle and their half-naked infants rest under the shade of an ancient tree after a long day of work in the fields in the peak harvest season. They seem reluctant to talk about politics — agricultural labourers, they are pre-occupied with […]

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BJP changes poll strategy in Bihar

BJP changes poll strategy in Bihar

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The BJP’s objective is not to push Nitish Kumar to the periphery as it might benefit the RJD-Cong. combine In his bid to keep the BJP in the reckoning in the remaining four phases in Bihar, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has apparently changed his strategy. Pulling out all stops, Mr. Modi is seeking […]

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Sitting Ara MP finds the going tough

Sitting Ara MP finds the going tough

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ara: There are 12 candidates in the fray for Ara parliamentary seat which is going to the polls on April 17, but it’s a triangular contest among BJP, RJD and JD(U) nominees. The constituency comprises seven assembly segments of Sandesh, Shahpur, Agiaon, Ara, Tarari, Jagdishpur and Barahara which are dominated mostly by Rajputs, Yadavas, Bhumihars, […]

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Tycoons funding BJP campaign, says Nitish Kumar

Tycoons funding BJP campaign, says Nitish Kumar

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ara/Buxar: CM Nitish Kumar on Sunday said those who had once joined the chorus with him in his struggle for special category status for Bihar are now full of praise for BJP’s prime minister pick Narendra Modi. Addressing an election meeting at Bihia, Nitish berated his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and said his image had […]

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117 candidates in fray for Bihar’s second phase of LS elections

117 candidates in fray for Bihar’s second phase of LS elections

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Altogether 117 candidates remained in fray for the seven of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, which will go into the second phase, after the deadline for withdrawing nominations got over on Saturday. The seven seats Munger, Nalanda, Patna Sahib, Patliputra, Ara, Buxar and Jehanabad will go to polls on April 17. Among […]

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All polling stations in Bihar to be no smoking zones

All polling stations in Bihar to be no smoking zones

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Bihar has become second state after Jammu & Kashmir to have ordered that all the polling booths be made smokeless zones. Additional chief electoral officer (CEO) R Lakshmanan on Saturday instructed all district electoral officers-cum-district magistrates to ensure prohibition of smoking at booths since they are public places. Section 4 of COTPA, it may […]

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Murdered Bihar teacher was popular, taught both Hindus, Muslims for free

Murdered Bihar teacher was popular, taught both Hindus, Muslims for free

| March 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Twenty-four hours after a young Muslim teacher was shot dead in Piro town of Bihar’s Bhojpur district, the police had made no breakthrough, and election-season politics hung darkly over the case. The family and relatives of 28-year-old Mohammed Akbar Khan said he had no enemies. He was a popular man with significant goodwill, who taught […]

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