Bihar government has sent samples taken from two children to Lucknow for laboratory tests amid suspicion of poliomyelitis, better known as polio, a viral disease that induces crippling paralysis among children.
The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday alleged that the script of the ongoing political turmoil in Bihar has been written in Delhi, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah do not want Nitish Kumar to take over as the Chief Minister.
A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Wednesday said Bihar government suffered a revenue loss of Rs 1,403.8 crore in 2013-14 due to various reasons including under-assessment and non-levy or short levy of taxes.
In a major decision by the Bihar government on Tuesday all Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) families in the state were brought under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), with the exception of those who pay income tax or are government employees.
Accusing the Centre of discriminating Bihar in fund allocation for construction of rural roads, state government Tuesday threatened to put up boards of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the proposed roads to highlight that work could not be taken up due to absence of central funds.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from Bihar government and the BPSC on a plea seeking quashing of an advertisement for filling up 3,364 posts of Assistant Professors in various universities on the ground that it denied 3 per cent mandatory quota to disabled persons.
BJP on Monday demanded slapping of murder case against the transferred civil and police officers following the October 3 stampede that claimed 33 lives, while the Bihar government said the main opposition party was trying to politicising the incident.
The Bihar government on Tuesday said it will table the Walia Commission report on the causes of embankment breach in Kosi River that had resulted in massive inundation 6 years ago in which over 250 people lost their lives, during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Assembly.
A Bihar government team which had gone to West Bengal in connection with the gangrape and alleged murder of a minor girl hailing from the state is believed to have pointed out that lack of security coverage to the family had led to the crime.
The Bihar government on Friday claimed that there was no panic buying of salt in the state after the state government launched crackdown on hoarders, rumour mongers by arresting 15 people and also a publicity campaign about abundant availability of salt.