Tag: Khagaria

Rs 1.65 crore cash, liquor seized in poll-bound Bihar

Rs 1.65 crore cash, liquor seized in poll-bound Bihar

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

10,386 litres unlicensed liquor was seized from across the State, in addition to 100 kg of ganja seized in Khagaria district. As part of an intensive drive to check the use of money and violations of Model Code of Conduct, Rs. 1.65 crore unaccountable cash, 10,386 litres of liquor and 100 kg ganja were seized […]

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Drought shadow looms in 22 districts of Bihar

Drought shadow looms in 22 districts of Bihar

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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CAG report detects inflated enrolment in Bihar school

CAG report detects inflated enrolment in Bihar school

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: A CAG report has revealed that the number of children enrolled in schools in four Bihar districts were inflated by the education department and surpassed the child population of the area. The report for 2012-13 tabled in Bihar assembly said ‘test-check’ of records of four district programme officers (DPOs) revealed that enrolment figure was […]

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FCI starts maize procurement in Bihar to ensure MSP to farmers

FCI starts maize procurement in Bihar to ensure MSP to farmers

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Concerned over farmers in Bihar selling maize below the MSP,Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said Food Corporation of India (FCI) has been asked to procure the cereal crop at the support price in the state.Currently, FCI is procuring maize in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh.“Against the maize MSP of Rs 1,310 per quintal, farmers in […]

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Lightning kills couple in Khagaria

Lightning kills couple in Khagaria

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

A couple was killed today after lightning struck them in a village in Bihar’s Khagaria district, police said. Lightning struck Vimal Mandal (48) and his wife while they were returning home with fodder for their cattle in Giribasa village, police said. The couple died on the spot, they said, adding the bodies have been sent for post-mortem […]

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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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Over 60 per cent polling in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar

Over 60 per cent polling in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Voters came out in large numbers in the seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar where polling is taking place today. Over 60 per cent voters exercised their franchise. The voting percentage at 5 pm in Madhubani was 51, Jhanjharpur 52, Madhepura 57, Darbhanga 53, Samastipur(SC) 52, Begusarai 57 and Khagaria 54 per cent. In […]

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Blast injures three in Madhubani

Blast injures three in Madhubani

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three persons were critically injured when a bomb exploded at Katma village in Bihar’s Madhubani district on Tuesday, a day before the fourth phase of polling in Bihar. A woman named Shanti Devi was injured when she picked up from the ground the crude bomb mistakenly as an interesting object and it exploded in her […]

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AAP’s Swami Vivekanand fights Bihar big guns with probity

AAP’s Swami Vivekanand fights Bihar big guns with probity

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

His idealistic father named him after Swami Vivekananda, the 19th century monk who founded the Ramakrishna Mission and introduced Hinduism to the western world at the parliament of world religions at Chicago, US in 1893. So impressed was his high school teacher with his ‘service above self’ spirit that he insisted on prefixing ‘Swami’ to […]

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Bihar’s gangsters, their wives in the fray in Lok Sabha elections

Bihar’s gangsters, their wives in the fray in Lok Sabha elections

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even as the Election Commission tries its best to clean up the electoral system, the reality remains that contesting elections involve a lot of money and manpower. With winnnability being the main criteria, all parties give probity a go bye and go for candidates who are not only flush with funds but can be useful […]

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