Tag: West Champaran

Four days ahead of Rahul’s Bihar visit, Congress opens 24X7 war room to intensify its election campaign

Four days ahead of Rahul’s Bihar visit, Congress opens 24X7 war room to intensify its election campaign

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: Four days ahead of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to West Champaran to open his campaign trail for Bihar assembly polls with a public rally at Ramnagar on September 19, Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) on Tuesday opened a 24X7 war room at its headquarters Sadaqat Ashram here to intensify its election campaign […]

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EC zeroes in on ‘black money’ seats, identifies 62 constituencies in Bihar

EC zeroes in on ‘black money’ seats, identifies 62 constituencies in Bihar

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: More than 25 per cent of Bihar’s 243 constituencies are vulnerable to the use of black money by candidates and their supporters for wooing voters. Additional chief electoral officer R Lakshmanan on Thursday said EC has identified 62 such constituencies which are spread over 25 districts. “We are keeping a close watch on movement […]

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Charas worth Rs 37 lakh seized, two held in West Champaran

Charas worth Rs 37 lakh seized, two held in West Champaran

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A man and his son were today arrested with charas worth Rs 37 lakh in the international market from a village in Bihar’s West Champaran district, Directorate of Intelligence Revenue (DRI) officials said. Acting on a tip off, a DRI team with the help of Sasashtra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel raided Vasantpur village in Sathi […]

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Police arrest four people with fake currency notes in Bihar

Police arrest four people with fake currency notes in Bihar

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Police arrested four people, including a woman, with fake currency notes worth more than one million rupees in Bihar’s Champaran district. Superintendent of Police, Saurav Kumar Shah, said that security forces raided a house of a suspected smuggler in West Champaran district and recovered bundles of currency notes in denomination of Rs. 500 and 1,000. […]

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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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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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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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Forest cover increases to 12.86 per cent in Bihar

Forest cover increases to 12.86 per cent in Bihar

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Forest cover in Bihar has increased to 12.86 per cent even as extensive afforestation campaign was on to achieve the target of 15 per cent by 2017, state forest and environment minister P K Shahi said today. “We are on course to achieve forest cover target of 15 per cent of land area in Bihar […]

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23,850km of rural roads under construction

23,850km of rural roads under construction

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Bihar government has planned to construct 37,908km of rural roads under Mukhyamantri Gram Sampark Yojna (MMGSY) to link all the habitats having a population of over 250 with all-weather road in the next five years. This was announced by rural works department (RWD) minister Shrawan Kumar in the state assembly on Wednesday while replying […]

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Centre slammed for poor maintenance of 4321-km NH in Bihar

Centre slammed for poor maintenance of 4321-km NH in Bihar

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Slamming the Centre for poor maintenance of national highways in the state, Bihar Road Construction Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh today demanded refund of Rs 970 crore spent on their upkeep between 2005-06 to 2009-10. Claiming that the maintenance of 4321 km of national highways in the state was the responsibility of the Centre, Singh said that the National Highway Authority […]

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