Tag: Purnia

Govt likely to declare state disaster-hit

Govt likely to declare state disaster-hit

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: Bihar is likely to be declared disaster-hit as the state disaster management department (DMD) has already sent a proposal to the state government in this regard. The DMD has taken this decision in the light of the RBI directive, which says that loans given to farmers by various banks can be rescheduled only when […]

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Bihar govt proposes airports in Darbhanga, Purnia districts

Bihar govt proposes airports in Darbhanga, Purnia districts

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: The state government on Saturday decided to send a proposal to the Union civil aviation ministry for constructing airports at Darbhanga and Purnia besides expanding Patna airport. Chairing a review meeting on the big ticket infrastructure projects in the state, CM Nitish Kumar said the state government provided land for expansion of Patna airport […]

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One killed, 17 injured in road accidents

One killed, 17 injured in road accidents

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Purnia: One person were killed and 17 others injured in two road accidents in Kehat and Sarsi areas of Purnia district, police said on Sunday. A biker was killed and five others injured in a collision between two motorcycles near Astha temple under Kehat police station late last night. The deceased was identified as Nandkumar […]

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Asad Imam is Congress candidate for Purnia

Asad Imam is Congress candidate for Purnia

| June 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: Asad Imam, who runs a series of educational institutions including engineering, polytechnic and teachers` training colleges in Purnia region, was on Friday declared Congress`s official candidate from Purnia-Araria-Kishanganj constituency for Bihar legislative council election for local body seats scheduled for July 7. The Congress has already announced candidatures of Rajesh Ram and Isarail Rain […]

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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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14 IAS officers transferred in Bihar

14 IAS officers transferred in Bihar

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: In a reshuffle, the Bihar government transferred 14 IAS officers including five District Magistrates. Revenue Council additional member Rajesh Gupta, who was also holding the charge of additional departmental enquiry commissioner in the General Administration Department (GAD), has been made Principal Secretary of Cooperative Department replacing Atul Prasad. Prasad will hold the charges earlier […]

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5 DMs among IAS officials shifted

5 DMs among IAS officials shifted

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The state government on Wednesday shifted over a dozen IAS officials, including the DMs of Patna, Nalanda, Bhagalpur, Purnia and Kaimur districts.Purnia DM Manish Kumar Verma has been appointed new Patna DM replacing N Saravana Kumar. Kumar has been relieved to become personal secretary to Union law and telecommunication minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.Kaimur DM […]

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Due to weak monsoon, sowing of paddy is yet to begin in seven districts

Due to weak monsoon, sowing of paddy is yet to begin in seven districts

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delayed on set of monsoon and scant rains has dashed hopes of a normal paddy production in Bihar. Almost half of the districts in the state are yet to receive normal rainfall.The plantation of paddy has been particularly affected by scanty rains this year. Due to weak monsoon, sowing of paddy is yet to begin in seven districts. […]

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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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