News in Brief
Eye on girl learning
Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said promoting education for girls would check female foeticide.
residing over a meeting of human development mission, he said the government had taken steps to empower women.
Patna: Economic offence unit on Friday produced five persons in court in connection with the seized drugs valued at Rs 100 crore in the international market. They were remanded in judicial custody till September 12.Late on Thursday night, Special Task Force personnel arrested one more person, Rana Saumitra Dev, representative of a courier agency, from Kankerbagh area.
Patna: Asian Development Research Institute director Saibal Gupta spoke on backward states and Bihar at the 14th finance commission terms of reference meet in New Delhi on Thursday.
Patna: The high court on Friday directed the state government and Patna Municipal Corporation to file replies within six weeks on a petition filed by Bihar LPG Distributors’ Association seeking direction to the authorities concerned to provide them space for opening LPG godown.
Patna: At a meeting of the VS Dubey committee, constituted by the state education department to check financial irregularities at universities, principal secretary Amarjeet Sinha asked the members to check university audits and accounts.
Patna: Ashok Kumar Sinha, a 1976-batch IAS officer, assumed charge as the chief secretary of Bihar on Friday.
Patna: RJD women’s cell will take out a march from the party office to Raj Bhavan on Saturday.