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CBI registers case in murder of Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan

CBI registers case in murder of Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan

Bihar government had issued a notification requesting the CBI to take over the investigation of the murder case of Siwan journalist.

Hope Nitish govt will take decision in challenging Shahabuddin's bail plea in SC: Cong

Congress on Wednesday hoped the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government will take a considered decision in challenging controversial RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin's bail plea in Supreme Court and will follow previous guidelines and established practices to decide on it.

Nitish govt 'totally failed' in giving flood relief: BJP

BJP on Thursday accused the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar of "total failure" in providing relief to flood victims, alleging that they were not getting food and medicine leading to a rise in death toll.

Liquor ban fallout! Bihar police officers refuse promotions, reject SHO postings

The district administration of Nalanda on Tuesday said it has initiated the process to impose a fine of Rs 5,000 on every household of Kailashpuri village as collective penalty for violating the prohibition law in Bihar.
 

Nitish Kumar asks women groups to help Bihar govt ensure quality education

Nitish Kumar asks women groups to help Bihar govt ensure quality education

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday asked women self-help groups to report to the government if teachers in schools are punctual and students attending classes.

Bihar govt, Board form committees to probe irregularities in results

Bihar government and Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Sunday constituted two separate committees to probe the alleged irregularities in evaluation of marks in this year's 10+2 examination.

No coercive steps against liquor manufacturers in Bihar: Patna HC

In a relief to liquor manufacturers in Bihar, Patna High Court on Wednesday directed the state government not to take any coercive action against them for keeping a stock of liquor.

Bihar liquor ban comes into effect from today

Bihar liquor ban comes into effect from today

The ban on country-made and spiced liquor in Bihar will come into effect from Friday onwards.

Nitish Kumar's govt gifts microwaves costing Rs 30 lakhs to 243 Bihar MLAs

Nitish Kumar's govt gifts microwaves costing Rs 30 lakhs to 243 Bihar MLAs

In what may have put extra burden on state exchequer, Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government has gifted microwaves costing Rs 30 lakhs to 243 legislatures, stating it's a gesture to thank them for doing their job.

Free and fair matric exam is govt's priority: Bihar Education Minister

Free and fair matric exam is govt's priority: Bihar Education Minister

In view of photographs showing mass scale copying in last year's matriculation examination, the Bihar government on Wednesday resolved to conduct the test in a "free and fair" manner this year.

NDA leaders take out 'Aakrosh March', slam Nitish govt

Top leaders of NDA constituents on Tuesday took out an 'Aakrosh March' here to protest against the "deteriorating law and order situation" in Bihar before prevented by police who used water cannons to disperse them.

Nitish govt to impose 13.5% tax on luxury items; sweets, samosa to get costlier

The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday decided to impose 13.5 per cent tax on luxury items.

Govt notifies tax rebate for 21 backward districts in Bihar

Ahead of the assembly polls, the Centre has notified 21 districts of Bihar, including capital Patna, as "backward" areas for conferring income tax rebate of 15 per cent on setting up of new manufacturing plants and buildings.

Nitish govt to provide clothes to landless, poor

The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday approved a programme to provide clothes like dhoti, sari, blankets and sheets to landless and helpless sections of the society.

NHRC issues notice to Bihar govt over midday meal poisoning

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Bihar government over reports that at least 72 children fell ill after having their midday meal in two government schools in the state.

Nitish Kumar govt hikes DA for employees, pensioners

The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar on Tuesday announced a pre-election sop for government employees and pensioners by hiking Dearness Allowance by six to 11 per cent.

Bihar govt rubbishes BJP's claim of irregularities in RMGVY

The Bihar government on Wednesday rubbished BJP leader Sushil Modi's allegations of financial irregularities in replacing transformers under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RMGVY) and charged him with "deliberately putting spanner in development work."

Patna blasts were meant to terrorise people: Bihar govt

Bihar government on Wednesday said that the bomb blast and subsequent recovery of high power Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) here were part of a conspiracy to terrorize the city and extort money from the people.

Nitish Kumar launches energy projects worth Rs 3,241 crore in Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday laid foundation stones and launched work of power projects worth Rs 3,241 crore on the occasion of 103rd 'Bihar Diwas' and asserted that the state government was "determined" to improve the power scenario in the state.

Tariq Anwar asks Bihar govt to hold exam in fair manner

Observing that reports of mass copying in matriculation examination has brought disrepute to Bihar, senior NCP leader Tariq Anwar on Sunday asked the state government to conduct the ongoing examination in fair manner to safeguard future of lakhs of examinees.