Tag: Banka

Congress to stake claim on 5 seats in Bhagalpur, Banka dists

Congress to stake claim on 5 seats in Bhagalpur, Banka dists

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bhagalpur: Dissatisfied with seat-sharing between the JD(U)-RJD-Congress, Bhagalpur district unit of the Congress Party has stepped up its claim to contest from at least five out of 11 seats in Bhagalpur and Banka districts. The five assembly constituencies from where Congress wants to contest are – Bihpur and Nathnagar in Bhagalpur district and Amarpur in […]

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Bihar poll is ‘do or die’ for BJP as party faces anti-Saffron front

Bihar poll is ‘do or die’ for BJP as party faces anti-Saffron front

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The BJP will face its first litmus test in the Bihar Assembly by-elections, following its landslide victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls. Ten Assembly seats are slated to go to the polls in the state in August. The party is likely to battle a united front of anti-BJP parties – Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Rashtriya […]

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Aug 21 bypolls to be acid test for JD(U), RJD ties

Aug 21 bypolls to be acid test for JD(U), RJD ties

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: With the Election Commission (EC) announcing on Saturday that the by-election for 10 Bihar assembly seats will be held on August 21, stage is set for the first major test of ties between the RJD and JD(U). With Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar becoming strong advocates of alliance of secular and social justice forces […]

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Bihar CM inaugurates famous ‘Shravani Mela’ in Sultanganj

Bihar CM inaugurates famous ‘Shravani Mela’ in Sultanganj

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on July 13 inaugurated the famous Shravani Mela (fair) of Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district. Lakhs of ‘kanwariyas’ or devotes of Lord Shiva collect the holy water of the Ganga from here during the Hindu calendar month of ‘Sawan’ and trek 96 kilometres through three districts of Bihar – Bhagalpur, […]

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BJP attacks Nitish Kumar over purchase of ‘sub standard’ medicines

BJP attacks Nitish Kumar over purchase of ‘sub standard’ medicines

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday tried to corner former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by raising the issue of purchase of “substandard” medicines from “blacklisted” companies and supplied to hospitals which resulted in death of a person recently and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. BJP members entered into Well in both Houses of Bihar legislature […]

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Substandard drugs supplied to govt hospitals in Bihar

Substandard drugs supplied to govt hospitals in Bihar

| July 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Medicines that failed quality tests were supplied by Bihar Medical Services and Infrastructure Corporation Limited (BMSICL), the nodal agency to supply drugs and equipment to government hospitals in Bihar. BMSICL was established last year as part of second generation health reforms to remove bottlenecks in purchase and supply of drugs.Sample this: Cefixime oral suspension […]

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Women in Bihar outnumbered men in third phase

Women in Bihar outnumbered men in third phase

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The data of women voters’ turnout in the third phase of election released by state Election Commission shows that women have left their male counterparts behind in casting votes. The figures reveal that out of the seven parliamentary constituencies — Supaul, Araria, Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalpur and Banka, Katihar women stood at the top […]

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Muslim voters may decide course in Kishanganj, Bhagalpur

Muslim voters may decide course in Kishanganj, Bhagalpur

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Muslim voters may prove to be the catalyst in the seven seats that are going for polls in Bihar on Thursday. As per available records the seats of Supaul, Araria, Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalpur and Banka in Bihar have a sizable presence of the minority community. All the seats are located in the Seemanchal area […]

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In Bihar, the battle for Muslim votes intensifies

In Bihar, the battle for Muslim votes intensifies

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A heightened battle for Bihar’s Muslim votes has seized the state’s seven Lok Sabha constituencies going to the polls on April 24 as the minority community has a sizeable presence in these parts and will play a decisive role in the poll outcome. In an atmosphere polarised due to hard-hitting campaigns by all the parties […]

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Bihar polling percentage is 51.39 per cent, says EC

Bihar polling percentage is 51.39 per cent, says EC

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Election Commission today came out with the final polling figures for the seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar that had gone to polls on Thursday, revising the voting percentage downward to 51.39 per cent from 54.04 per cent declared provisionally. Jehanabad witnessed the maximum voting at 56.58 per cent followed by Patliputra with 56.34 per cent. Buxar saw 54.46 per cent […]

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