It's official: Heatwave grips city, and the rains are five days away

Gaya and the state capital experienced heatwave conditions on Sunday, even though the maximum temperature was a shade lower than what it was on Saturday in Patna.
SANJEEV KUMAR VERMA Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Rooftop solar power plan shows promise

The grid connected rooftop project, which entails production of solar energy on rooftops of individual households and institutions, looks set for a promising start in the state.
SANJEEV KUMAR VERMA Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Start-ups on wish list of fresh techies

Around 700 BTech and MTech passouts received their degrees at the annual convocation of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna on Sunday. Most had been placed in companies with hefty pay packages, while others planned to pursue higher education from premier institutions.
Roshan Kumar Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Repay alma mater: Malik to NIT students

Governor-cum-chancellor of state universities Satya Pal Malik on Sunday exhorted fresh graduates from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna to repay their alma mater.
Roshan Kumar Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Elderly abuse finger at gadgets

A new survey urges people to avoid gadget obsession to end the disconnect between the aged and the youth, revealing the impact of technology and social media on the elderly.
S.M. SHAHBAZ Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Demolition drive to fight water woes

The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Sunday started demolishing structures that have encroached upon drains in the city.
Shuchismita Chakraborty Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Marxism in the time of social media

An enhanced flow of information with the advent of radio, television, and now social media, has raised the aspirations of the working class who want to acquire modern gadgets and so crave higher wages. This has led to regimes being more repressive rather than sympathetic to the demands of the wage-earning work force.
Sanjeev Kumar Verma Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Centre health cover by Sept

The benefits of Ayushman Bharat, that entails health insurance cover worth Rs 5 lakh for poor families would start reaching people in Bihar by September this year.
Our special correspondent Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Nitish amnesty pitch

Chief minister Nitish Kumar, while attending the 4th governing council meeting of Niti Aayog on Sunday, suggested a general amnesty for people jailed for petty crimes, women prisoners or prisoners above 60 years of age, to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi next year.
Dev Raj Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Stick for ASI

Bagaha police on Sunday shunted ASI Santosh Kumar Singh, posted at Piprasi police station, for allegedly using foul language and misbehaving with a girl during the routine check of the area.
Sandeep Bhaskar Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Besa cry for more engineers

Bihar Engineering Services Association (Besa) on Sunday demanded regular appointment of engineers, citing that more than half the posts had been lying vacant. The group rejected the state government's flood preparations, labelling them "unrealistic till the manpower crunch was addressed in various departments".
S.M. SHAHBAZ Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST


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