Tag Archives: Ara

Plenty of groundwater, not enough to drink

Patna: Even as Bihar is endowed with substantial groundwater resources, a vast section of its population has no easy access to potable water. The government claims to have sunk more than 10 lakh shallow and 2000 deep tubewells in different parts of the state, but they fail to cope up with the ever-increasing demand of the people for domestic and ...

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

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. Excerpts:Why is Muzaffarpur facing arguably ...

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

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 in Dhanauti of Bihar’s Bhojpur ...

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Can Nitish Kumar save himself?

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 the harvest and the earnings. ...

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BJP changes poll strategy in Bihar

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 to cash in on his ...

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Sitting Ara MP finds the going tough

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, Brahmins and Kushwahas. BJP represents ...

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Tycoons funding BJP campaign, says Nitish Kumar

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 become larger than life and ...

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

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 these, Nalanda, which is better ...

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All polling stations in Bihar to be no smoking zones

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 be mentioned, bans smoking at ...

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