Venkaiah to meet rebel MPs

The Rajya Sabha secretariat has issued showcause notices to two JDU rebel MPs, Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar, after taking cognisance of the petition filed by the Nitish Kumar-headed faction of the JDU for their disqualification from the Upper House.
Amit Bhelari Oct 21, 2017 00:00 IST

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 banks offering loans on zero per cent interest and zero processing fees, the footfall went up on Dhanteras. The decision of the Centre to abolis mandatory PAN card requirment for gold purchase up to Rs 2 lakh too has helped increase the number of customers at jewellery shops. Traders account that though the footfall has gone up, business is down this year as compared to last Diwali. Roshan Kumar of The Telegraph digs deeper.
Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST

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 concerned.
Ramashankar Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST

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.
Dev Raj Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST

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 diyas of different shapes and sizes to mark the festival.
Samiksha Mishra Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST

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' relationship - from friend to foe to ally again.
Alok Kumar Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST

Chhath ghat order

Collectorate Ghat now stretches for 4km and is the biggest ghat in the state capital where devotees can observe Chhath rituals.
Amit Bhelari Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST

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.
Dipak Mishra Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST

NAAC test for varsity

Patna University (PU) is gearing up to apply for grading by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Roshan Kumar Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST

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.
Amit Bhelari Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST

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 private that Sushil is not way off the mark.
Dipak Mishra Oct 19, 2017 00:00 IST


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