The Telegraph
Friday, October 20, 2017


Festive sale silver lining for shops

Shop owners enjoyed a festive jump in sales on Tuesday after suffering slow business for the past several months first due to demonetisation and then implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. The traders claimed that with various ......   | Read..

Undertrial shift bar

A Gopalganj judge has ruled that the inspector-general (prisons) is not empowered to transfer any undertrial prisoner from one jail to another and that too without prior permission of the court con......   | Read..

Diwali DA hike cheer

The government on Wednesday hiked the dearness allowance of its employees and pensioners by 1 per cent under the seventh pay scale....   | Read..

Rush to buy diya and puja material

Shopkeepers are busy selling clay diyas, terracotta idols, showpieces and Puja material for Diwali. Patna is bursting at its seams in the huge rush of buyers. Potters have used blazing colours on d......   | Read..

Nitish & Manjhi warm up in Gaya

Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday travelled to former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's native village here and announced development projects, completing a circle in the two leaders' relati......   | Read..

Chhath ghat order

Collectorate Ghat now stretches for 4km and is the biggest ghat in the state capital where devotees can observe Chhath rituals....   | Read..

Nod for 49 roads in Maoist areas

Road construction minister Nand Kishore Yadav said the Centre has approved construction of 49 roads in five Maoist-hit districts of Bihar....   | Read..

NAAC test for varsity

Patna University (PU) is gearing up to apply for grading by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)....   | Read..

Lalu ' beta bachao' jab at PM

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of shielding BJP president Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, whose firm's turnover allegedly jumped 16,000 times in a year....   | Read..

Chirpy Tejas in Twitter fire

RJD leaders have denounced deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi's statement that Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Tejashwi Yadav's politics is confined to two tweets a day but admit in p......   | Read..

Nawada teen raped & filmed

A 13-year-old girl was gang-raped and filmed in Nawada district while another minor girl, who had been sexually assaulted, gave birth at a government hospital in Purnea district....   | Read..

Home truths for dry state

Police catching huge catchments of liquor in places such as Patna City, Muzaffarpur and Begusarai iun the run-up to Diwali points to Bihar's open secret: Easy availability of alcohol in a dry state....   | Read..

Govt plea to vacate house

Housing and building construction minister Maheshwar Hazari appealed to former RJD ministers to shift out of their present government accommodation....   | Read..

1 trader freed, other waits

The mood was upbeat at the Nasariganj residence of Rohtas businessman Dudheshwar Prasad Sah on Wednesday, a day after his release after six days in captivity....   | Read..

Stick on cops for assault

The Bhagalpur senior superintendent of police (SSP) has suspended six policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector for entering the district bar association (DBA) in Bhagalpur on Tuesday and ass......   | Read..

Cops, firemen on festival alert

The Patna fire services and police have braced up for Diwali....   | Read..

Streets to get LEDs

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) will brighten up streets in municipal areas as the urban development and housing department (UDHD) is all set to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Energy Effi......   | Read..

Return to Chhath rituals for Rabri

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi will celebrate Chhath, the state's signature festival, this year after skipping it last year because of her health....   | Read..

Diwali in slum for Tej

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has decided to celebrate Diwali in the slums of Patna this year to share "happiness with the poor"....   | Read..

Rs 1898-cr for power

The state cabinet on Wednesday approved a whopping Rs 1,898 crore for implementation and fulfilment of chief minister Nitish Kumar's "electricity for all" resolve....   | Read..

Hunt for rebels in Odisha's forests

Combing operations have been launched in the Satkosia reserve forests in Odisha following reports of movement of suspected Maoists in the area....   | Read..

Sushil's special snub for CM

This must be a season of denials for chief minister Nitish Kumar. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned down his plea to accord special category status to Patna University, deputy CM Sushil Kum......   | Read..

Centre lens on girl death

Union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said a central team would be sent to Jharkhand to probe the alleged hunger death of a 11-year-old Simdega girl on a day state food and civil suppli......   | Read..

Engineer released

Devendra Kumar Sinha, an engineer who was abducted on October 8 by suspected militants from Bordumsa in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district, was released on Sunday night....   | Read..

Eye, skin alert for crackers

Skin and eye injuries are most common while bursting Diwali firecrackers, city doctors have warned....   | Read..

Ministers distress call over missing TV

The officials said they would have to give an explanation for the missing TV and almirah, including asking their former boss — the RJD leader — about it. The minister was left wondering......   | Read..
People hold earthen lamps to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali in the memory of martyred jawans, in Patna on Wednesday. (PTI)