Mausoleum clean-up chokes on sewage row

Efforts to clean and repair the inlet and outlet water channels of the artificial lake that surrounds Sher Shah Suri's famous mausoleum in Sasaram in Rohtas district, around 160km southwest from Patna, have been stalled following resistance from residents for whom the channels served as a drainage system.
Dev Raj Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Rights body at girl shelterFor inquiry

A two-member team of the Bihar state commission for protection of child rights (BSCPCR) visited the Hajipur-based short stay for girls on Saturday to inquire into allegations of sexual exploitation of the residents.
Ramashankar Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Tourism gets Malik's push

Governor Satya Pal Malik chaired a high-level joint meeting of central and state government officials on historical sites in Bihar on Thursday and said their conservation, as well as, development could expand the state's tourism potential and lead to economic prosperity.
Dev Raj Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

2 flats burgled in Danapur

Two flats in Lakhan Enclave on Shagya Sharma Path, under the jurisdiction of Rupaspur police station in Danapur, were broken into on Saturday when its inmates were away.
Ramashankar Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Medico flags lifestyle choices in obesity rise

Obesity cases are on an alarming rise in the city and many patients need surgery, Delhi bariatric surgeon Randeep Wadhawan said here on Saturday.
Shuchismita Chakraborty Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Two new bus services started

Two new bus services - from Patna to Hajipur and Saguna Mor to Manersharif - were launched on Saturday to provide residents better connectivity. (See Page 10)
Our correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Children safer with kin

Children are safer in foster and community care than in government shelter homes, experts said on Saturday at a conference on the perspective of non-institutional child care.
Shuchismita Chakraborty Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Clean station top priority

Danapur divisional railway manager (DRM) Rajan Prakash Thakur made a repeat inspection of Patna Junction on Saturday to ensure that the station is kept clean.
Our Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

App check on health system

Health minister Mangal Pandey on Saturday launched an Android-based mobile application, Swashthya Seva Darpan, that would allow the health department keep track of government health facilities, including drug availability, functional and non-functional equipment at the facilities and ambulance availability among other things.
Our Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Maidan entry bar on all from August 13

Only morning walkers will be allowed entry into Gandhi Maidan from August 10-13, and then no one till August 15, divisional commissioner Anand Kishor said on Saturday.
Our Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Girl accuses tutor of rape

A 15-year-old girl has accused her tutor of drugging and raping her after winning her trust.
Salil Shankar Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST


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