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Bihar

Rajnath pat for rebel fight

Union home minister Rajnath Singh was all praise for chief minister Nitish Kumar and his government for ensuring fast economic growth of Bihar, prohibition and tackling Maoists in the state, which has led to a sharp fall in incidents related with Left-wing extremism.
Dev Raj Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Hamlet without power? Here's help

Power distribution companies in Bihar have urged people to provide information about hamlets that might have inadvertently been left out during in the ongoing drive to electrify all hamlets of the state by April 30 this year.
Sanjeev Kumar Verma Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Two children 'raped & killed'

Two children were allegedly raped and murdered in north Bihar on Saturday, hours after the Centre approved an ordinance for death penalty to rapists of girls below 12 years old.
Ramashankar Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Sign of the times

A State Bank of India ATM near Patna Museum displays the dreaded "no cash" sign on Sunday. Despite the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) denying any shortage of currency, people continue to return empty-handed from ATMs. 
Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Biker shot dead for not giving way

A 27-year-old Dalit youth was shot dead and another seriously injured by three armed youths riding on a motorbike who were enraged at not being able to overtake the two in Gopalganj district, around 210km northwest of Patna, on Friday evening.
Ramashankar Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Officer had declared just Rs 5000

Suspended IPS officer Vivek Kumar has only Rs 5,000 in cash while his spouse and son have Rs 30,000 and Rs 12,000 cash respectively in their bank accounts, according to a declaration made by him about his assets for financial year 2017.
Ramashankar Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Heritage park dons new look

The historic Shaheed Veer Kunwar Singh Azadi Park in the city has been given an aesthetic makeover.
Shuchismita Chakraborty Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Sprinkler, posters & performances for green cause

Patna mayor Sita Sahu inaugurated a sprinkler system at the Tarumitra organic farm on the eve of World Earth Day celebrations on Saturday.
OUR PRINCIPAL CORRESPONDENT Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Rape cuffs on youth

An eight-year-old girl was raped by a youth at a house falling under the jurisdiction of Sasaram town police station in Rohtas on Saturday.
Our special correspondent Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Renuka's Sholay jibe at rapes

Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rapes in the country, saying these days police ask " kitne aadmi thhe (how many men were there?)" when any such case is reported.
Amit Bhelari Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Shatru barb at BJP tax tweak

Actor-turned-politician and rebel BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday made a harsh remark on the BJP-led NDA government over cash crunch saying " Ali Baba aur challis choron ki yeh sarkar hai".
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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