Tag Archives: Katihar

Tariq Anwar moots time-bound, impartial probe in medical scam

Patna: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) General Secretary and Katihar MP Tariq Anwar on Sunday said that the Bihar government should conduct an “impartial, time-bound probe,” into the Rs 25 crore medical scam. “Since there is financial involvement in the issue, it will be better for the state to go for an impartial,time-bound probe preferably by a retired High Court judge ...

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12 prisoners injured in Katihar jail clash

Katihar: Twelve prisoners were injured in a group clash inside Katihar jail in Bihar yesterday.Condition of four of the injured is stated to be serious and they have been admitted to district hospital for treatment.Katihar jail Superintendent B Kumar said the clash was a result of rivalry.“The groups of prisoners led by convicts Kundan Mishra and Rakesh Yadav had been at ...

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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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Bihar spends 105% of annual plan

Patna: The state government on Friday said no money was surrendered in 2013-14 and the state spent 105.20% of the revised annual expenditure.In a written reply to a starred question of Achyutananad, BJP, in the assembly, the government said the annual plan size of Bihar last year was Rs 34,000 crore. The government got Rs 29,850.51 crore after the revised ...

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Pregnant woman beaten to death for dowry

Katihar: A pregnant woman was beaten to death, allegedly for dowry by her husband in Katihar district of Bihar. Police officials said the deceased has been identified as Manju Devi (24), who was married to one Pankaj Mandal around two years ago at Baretakbalsia village under Phalka police station in the district. Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Rakesh Kumar said according ...

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One killed, 20 injured as SUV rams into a tractor

Katihar : A 70-year-old man of a marriage party was killed and 20 others were injured when a Special Utility Vehicle (SUV) traveling at high speed rammed into a tractor on the National Highway (NH)-31 in Katihar district today. Police said the deceased, identified as Bhagwan Mandal, was part of a marriage party moving by a tractor from Sameli to a ...

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Bihar govt seeks data on girls sent to Haryana for marriage

In the wake of the controversy over BJP leader O P Dhankar’s remark ‘Bihari brides for Haryana boys’, Bihar government has ordered a survey to find out the number of girls sent to Haryana for marriage and their plight. Instructions have been given to Superintendents of Police of 12 districts to make a survey on girls taken to Haryana for ...

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Petrol pump employees robbed Rs 4.31 lakh

Katihar: Armed miscreants today looted Rs 4.31 lakh from two petrol pump employees near Kursela chowk on NH-31 in Bihar’s Katihar district, police officer said. The jubilee petrol pump employees Rajan Singh and AjayKumar were riding on a bike with Rs 4.31 lakh to deposit it in the SBI‘s Kursela branch when four miscreants on two bikes intercepted them and looted the bag ...

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Substandard drugs supplied to govt hospitals in Bihar

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 (batch QA/239/2014) was declared substandard ...

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