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Bihar: YouTuber arrested for allegedly disrupting harmony through channel

Updated on Aug 08, 2023 09:57 AM IST

The police examined the content of the alleged news channels and found that the videos showcased hostility and attempts to disrupt harmony between two communities

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ByBishnu K Jha

Bihar: YouTuber Manish Kashyap produced before courts in Bettiah

YouTuber Manish Kashyap has been lodged in Madurai jail for allegedly spreading fake news about purported attacks on migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu

YouTuber Manish Kashyap was brought to Bettiah in Bihar on transit remand by the Tamil Nadu police. (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 06:48 PM IST

‘She has first claim’: Chirag Paswan floats his mother’s name for Hajipur seat

Ram Vilas Paswan, who founded the Lok Janshakti Party, represented Hajipur Lok Sabha seat nine times. In 2019, the party fielded Chirag Paswan’s uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras from the seat

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) chief Chirag Paswan speaks to the media at Parliament House during the Monsoon Session, in New Delhi on July 31 (ANI FILE)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 06:12 PM IST

Bihar: Mob assaults youth over alleged theft in Gaya

Police said a case has been registered against unidentified assailants and a team has been formed to identity and arrest the accused

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon and a video went viral on social media platforms on Sunday. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 01:18 PM IST
ByPrasun K Mishra

Bihar: Efforts on to reintroduce rhinos in Valmiki Tiger Reserve

The process of the reintroduction of rhinos in VTR will start on the basis of recommendations of the task force, Bihar’s chief wildlife warden PK Gupta said

One-horned rhinoceros. (AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 01:12 PM IST

Bihar: 3 dead as bike rams into truck; cops say riders weren’t wearing helmets

The riders were not wearing helmets and died from the heavy blow they sustained on their heads, the police said

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Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:11 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

New rule for registration renewal of older vehicles

Earlier, older vehicles were offered re-registration facility after vehicle’s inspection and verification of documents by the MVI only. The DTO was the final authority to accept or deny re-registration

According to the new norms, the district transport officer and the motor vehicle inspector will carry out joint inspection of the vehicle concerned, verify the documents in front of the owner and send the application to the department for final approval. (HT Archives)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 08:02 AM IST
By, Patna

ICMR Patna gets nod for kala-azar drug trial

LXE408 is a tablet, believed to have better patient compliance due to a shorter regimen than the only available oral drug, Miltefosine, which is currently not being recommended as monotherapy

Muzaffarpur and Patna are the two locations in India where the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a Geneva-based organisation, has chosen to conduct the phase II trials for new kala-azar drug. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 08:01 AM IST
By, Patna

Docs warn of boycotting OPD duty on Aug 18, 19

The Bihar Health Services Association has asked doctors to wear black badge to work on August 16 and 17 over its demands

Patients outside OPD counters at Patna Medical College and Hospital. The Bihar Health Services Association has given an ultimatum to the government to boycott OPD duty on August 18 and 19 if the state health department did not heed its seven-point charter of demands by August 12. (HT Archives)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 08:02 AM IST
By, Patna

Trial on new Kala Azar drug to begin at ICMR’s Patna research centre

Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and Patna are the two locations in India the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a Geneva-based organisation, has chosen to conduct the phase II trial of the drug

Kala Aazar is a disease caused by an infection with protozoan parasite that enter the body through the bite of an infected female sand fly or ‘balu makhi’, as it is called in local parlance. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 05:21 PM IST

31-year-old ITC employee shot dead in Bihar’s Munger

The man was on his way to office on his bike when bike-borne criminals shot him from behind, hardly 200 metres from his house

The victim was rushed to a private hospital where he died during treatment. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 03:20 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Bihar govt mulls separate screening for working teachers beyond BPSC exam

The teachers working for years would not have to go through the BPSC exam, but a new mechanism would be evolved for them to ensure that there was no discrimination against the deserving ones in the old system

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 02:42 PM IST

Teachers recruitment: CM holds ‘positive’ talks with allies, decision awaited

The teachers have been demanding government employee status without any exam rider and requisite changes in the Bihar state school teachers (appointment, transfer, disciplinary action, and service condition) rules, 2023, under which the government plans to carry out future appointments under a new cadre.

CM Nitish Kumar with his deputy Tejashwi Yadav. (HT file)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 09:41 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar bridge collapse: Will rebuild and foot the bill, firm in dock tells HC

On June 4, the spans on pier 10-12 of the extra-dosed cable-stayed bridge had collapsed. A purported video clip of the incident, made by locals, was widely circulated on the social media.

The bridge, a day after its collapse. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 09:29 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: NIA arrests two PFI activists from East Champaran

Police said they were arrested based on information received from PFI’s master trainer Yakub alias Sultan Usman Khan, who is currently in jail. Yakun was arrested from the district’s Gawandra village on July 19

National Investigation Agency (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 04:28 PM IST

Bihar: Appointment of financial advisor sparks ‘outrage’ at LNMU

The reappointment of the financial advisor was made when a writ petition filed by him against his dismissal remained sub judice

Lalit Narayan Mithila University in Darbhanga. (File)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 03:16 PM IST
ByBishnu K Jha

Nitish to meet ruling alliance leaders today to discuss teachers’ issues

State’s parliamentary affairs minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary, during the monsoon session of the state legislature last month, had promised in the House that the CM would review the new rules and talk to leaders of alliance parties.

Bihar ministers Vijay Choudhary and Vijendra Prasad Yadav and others released a book, ‘Sansad Mein Nitish Kumar’ in Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:26 PM IST
By, Patna

Nitish Kumar to discuss teachers’ issues with GA leaders on Saturday

The meeting is significant as it will take place in keeping with the promise made by parliamentary affairs minister Vijay Kunar Choudhary. The minister had last month promised the chief minister will meet the agitating teachers, discuss and fulfil the justified demands of contractual teachers

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 03:04 PM IST

Bihar: Ex-MLC’s 14-year-old son kills self with licenced firearm; probe on

He was rushed to a hospital with a gunshot wound to his skull, but doctors declared him dead after a few minutes

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Updated on Aug 04, 2023 02:40 PM IST

NIA files charge sheet against 4 PFI members in Bihar conspiracy case

The accused were operating, along with other accused in planning of violent criminal acts by arranging arms and ammunition and in propagating the PFIs ideology and agenda

At least 15 accused have been arrested in the case so far for promoting the unlawful activities of the PFI. (Representative file image)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 12:10 PM IST

Patna-Delhi IndiGo flight makes emergency landing minutes after take-off; all safe

According to information received from IndiGo, the airline accommodated all passengers on a separate flight

For representational purposes only. (Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 12:05 PM IST

Bihar: One person arrested with live cartridges at Darbhanga airport

Pawan Kumar Singh, SHO of Sadar police station, confirmed the arrest and said the passanger had booked a ticket for Delhi

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Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:38 AM IST
ByBishnu K Jha

July 21 Muzaffarpur murders: STF nabs kingpin, aide from Rameswaram in TN

The accused have been identified as Pradyuman Kumar Sharma alias Mantu Sharma, and his accomplice Govind Kumar Sharma (shooter), both history sheeters

Additional director general (ADG) of police (operation) Sushil M Khopde confirmed their arrest from Rameswaram. (HT Archives)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 10:02 PM IST
By, Patna

Patna’s AN College gets highest NAAC grade in Bihar

AN college has improved its CGPA score from 3.26 to 3.36 to move into the A+ grade from A grade earlier

Among the universities in the state, Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) has the top ranking of A++. (HT Archives)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 10:00 PM IST
By, Patna

2024 Lok Sabha polls: Buzz gets louder of Nitish picking Phulpur to fight

JD(U) chief spokesperson K C Tyagi said it would be matter of pride if Nitish Kumar contests from Phulpur seat.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 09:52 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar promotes maize cultivation in paddy-growing districts due to rainfall deficit

The districts include Gaya, Nalanda, Nawada, Munger, Jamui, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura and Banka where the paddy coverage is around 20%

A farmer irrigates a maize crop field. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Teacher bodies lament caste survey duty

Despite protests, the Bihar government has also used teachers for its various campaigns, to the visible detriment of education sector.

Patna CM Chandrashekhar Singh looks on as an enumerator collects information from residents as part of caste survey at Phulwari Sharif in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 09:16 PM IST
By, Patna

Rabri Devi seen worshipping Tazia in viral video, BJP MP calls it ‘appeasement’

Tazia worship is a traditional ritual observed during the Islamic month of Muharram, particularly by Shia Muslims.

Rabri Devi performs Tazia worship on Muharram.
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 05:58 PM IST

Bihar teachers upset mid-session deployment for caste survey

Patna district magistrate Chandrashekhar said around 4 lakh families out of 13.69 lakh families were not covered when the process was stopped

An enumerator collects informations for a caste survey in Bihar after Patna High Court rejects petitions against Bihar government's move (ANI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 05:11 PM IST

Salaries, pensions stuck in Bihar varsities amid education department standoff

Last year, even during important festivals such as Dussehra, Diwali and Chhath, teachers and employees of even constituent colleges and universities had to go without salaries

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Updated on Aug 02, 2023 02:41 PM IST
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