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SSB nabs two people from Bihar with 2 jars of snake venom worth Rs 70 Cr

SSB nabs two people from Bihar with 2 jars of snake venom worth Rs 70 Cr

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The SSB along with Customs sleuths have arrested two people from Bihar carrying two jars of snake venom worth Rs 70 crore, according to SSB Commandant of 41st Battalion,Ranidanga. He said following inputs the SSB laid traps between Batasi and Panitani along the Indo-Nepal border and arrested the two while they were fleeing ona motorbike […]

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Asaduddin Owaisi’s decision to contest from Seemanchal region in Bihar may upset JD(U)-RJD plans

Asaduddin Owaisi’s decision to contest from Seemanchal region in Bihar may upset JD(U)-RJD plans

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: Putting speculations to rest, All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi announced his decision to contest Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 giving a fresh twist to the keenly contested elections. Owaisi will contest 25 assembly seats in the Seemanchal region of Bihar which has significant Muslim population. AIMIM chief had addressed a rally organised by the Samaji Insaaf […]

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EC transfers Bihar Home Secy, 7 DMs, 9 district police chiefs ahead of polls

EC transfers Bihar Home Secy, 7 DMs, 9 district police chiefs ahead of polls

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The EC further ordered the Bihar Chief Secretary to ensure the transferred officials are “not posted to any election-related post”.  In a major reshuffle in the run-up to the Bihar assembly polls, the Election Commission on Friday transferred the state’s Home Secretary, nine District Magistrates and seven district police heads from their posts. The EC […]

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Cong ‘imports’ two JD(U) sitting MLCs

Cong ‘imports’ two JD(U) sitting MLCs

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congress which has got three seats in the seat-sharing for coming Legislative Council poll in early July for the second day today “imported” JD(U) sitting member to field them from their alloted quota. Sitting JD(U) MLC Mohammad Israel Raen today joined Congress and is all set to contest the July 7 poll for 24 Legislative […]

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Teenage girl who lit father’s pyre boycotted

Teenage girl who lit father’s pyre boycotted

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 17-year-old girl and her family have been boycotted by residents of a village in Bihar’s Purnea district after she went against prevalent custom and lit her father’s funeral pyre. Traditionally the last rites are performed by a male member of the family. On Saturday, Shalini undertook the same duties in the presence of the police and […]

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Japanese encephalitis deaths in Bihar raised in Lok Sabha

Japanese encephalitis deaths in Bihar raised in Lok Sabha

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The death of a large number of children due to suspected Japanese encephalitis in Muzaffarpur in Bihar was raised in Lok Sabha today, with an RJD member asking the government to get doctors from abroad to treat them. “Though the disease is being called Japanese encephalitis, its exact nature has not yet been ascertained and neither its treatment,” RJD member Jay […]

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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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Bihar govt seeks data on girls sent to Haryana for marriage

Bihar govt seeks data on girls sent to Haryana for marriage

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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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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Neta-voter disconnect in Bihar poll priorities

Neta-voter disconnect in Bihar poll priorities

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nitish Kumar has just finished his speech at a public meeting in Garhbanaili in Purnea. Some people linger on after he leaves in a chopper, and among them are two first time voters—18-year-olds Mohammed Taqeer Alam and Mohammed Ishtiaq of the nearby Deodha village. Alam, a science student, wants to study engineering in Bangalore but […]

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