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Tag Archives: Gopalganj

To prevent girls from ‘straying’, Bihar panchayat bans jeans, mobiles

Gopalganj: A village panchayat in Bihar has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones claiming that they increase the chances of girls “going astray”. Confirming that such a diktat has been issued in Singha panchayat in Hathua block of the district, Hathua Block Development Officer Jitendra Kumar said the decision was taken at a general meeting of panchayat ...

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Sugarcane growers in profit but industry losses mount

Muzaffarpur: It is an irony of fact that whereas sugarcane growing has become one of the most profitable ventures for farmers in north Bihar region, sugar industry is facing a bleak prospect with increasing gap between the price of sugar in the market and the cost of production in factories. A sugarcane grower of West Champaran is presently earning a ...

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5 IAS, 10 IPS officers transferred in Bihar

In a minor bureaucratic exercise, the Bihar government today transferred five IAS and 10 IPS officers belonging to various ranks and posts. Among the IAS officers, Ravi Mittal (1986 batch) who was waiting for posting has been made Principal Secretary of the Sugarcane Industries Department, an official release said. He will hold the additional charge of Special Executive Officer (SEO) ...

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Flood situation worsens in Bihar, death toll climbs to 36

The flood situation in Bihar worsened on Sunday with two more people losing their lives, taking the death toll to 36, while flood waters entered fresh areas, pushing up the number of affected districts to 17. “One death each has been reported from Patna and Gopalganj district today taking the flood toll to 20. However, if deaths caused by house ...

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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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Drought shadow looms in 22 districts of Bihar

Patna: All is not well with the agriculture scenario in the state as the rainfall this monsoon season is deficient to the extent of 17%. While the state should have received 376.8mm rainfall by now, it has got only 323mm. Though the state IMD had earlier predicted a normal monsoon in Bihar and Jharkhand despite the El Nino effect, the ...

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Poor law and order finds echo in Bihar council

Patna: The deteriorating law and order situation in the state prominently figured in the council during zero hour on Friday. As soon as the house assembled for the day’s scheduled business, BJP member Lal Babu Prasad moved an adjournment notice demanding special debate on the law and order situation in the state.Prasad said there has been sharp rise in cases ...

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FIR against Dhankar for ‘Bihari brides’ remark

Patna: A JD(U) MLA Tuesday lodged an FIR here demanding the arrest of Haryana BJP leader O P Dhankar for his controversial ‘Bihari bride for Haryana boys’ remark. Manjit Kumar Singh, JD(U) MLA from Baikunthpur in Gopalganj district, lodged the FIR against Dhankar under various sections of the IPC with the Sachivalay Police Station. Singh registered the FIR under sections 153A (promoting ...

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232 kg ganja seized in East Champaran

Sleuths of the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police today seized 232 kilograms of ganja from a truck on the outskirts of the state capital. Truck driver Mannu Kumar Dubey, a resident of Bankatwa village under Paharpur police station in East Champaran district was arrested in this connection, the police said. EOU officers said the narcotic weed was concealed ...

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Circle officer killed in road accident in East Champaran

The Circle Officer (CO) of Pipra-Piprati in East Champaran district, Manoj Kumar, died in a road accident near Bankat village on National Highway 28 in Gopalganj today. Police officials said the 50-year-old CO, a resident of Patna, was traveling in a SUV from East Champaran towards Gopalganj when a bus rammed his vehicle from the opposite direction. He was killed on the ...

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