Shelter home probe to focus on sorry plight of women

Police have taken Manisha Dayal (treasurer) and Chirantan Kumar (secretary) of Aasra shelter home on remand for further interrogation in connection with the death of two of its residents on Friday night.
Roshan Kumar Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Tracks to be removed from railway land

The road construction department's next move after receiving the R-Block-Digha plot is to remove the railway tracks. Road construction department minister Nand Kishore Yadav said removal of tracks would start from next month and a detail project report is being prepared.
Amit Bhelari Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Shelter case action taken report in SC

The Bihar government on Monday filed its "action taken report" (ATR) and reply in the Supreme Court on the findings related to various categories of shelter homes, including the Muzaffarpur Balika Grih (short stay homes for girls), in the state in a social audit conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
Dev Raj Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

BEd hopeful protest on seat denial

More than 500 BEd-qualified candidates on Monday protested at Nalanda Open University against seat allotment at government and private BEd colleges.
Roshan Kumar Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Driving licences show 9447 organ donors

Altogether 9,447 people have opted for organ/body donation in the state while applying for their driving licence.
Shuchismita Chakraborty Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Corneal transplant feat for PMCH

Deputy chief minister Sushil Modi inaugurated an eye bank and a new emergency block with a 100-bed (40 bed intensive care unit and 60 beds in emergency) capacity at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Monday.
Shuchismita Chakraborty Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Photographs that speak a thousand words

The death of two inmates of Aasra shelter home, another short stay facility funded by the social welfare department and subsequent arrest of its director Manisha Dayal, has brought into focus several photographs featuring her with prominent Bihar politicians.
Dipak Mishra Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Rajdharma snipe at CM

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Monday slammed Nitish Kumar over the deaths at Aasra in Patna, alleging that the chief minister has forgotten his "rajdharma" for the sake of power.
Amit Bhelari Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Backroom talks on, say allies

The BJP and the JDU camps have indicated that they have started backdoor negotiations over seat-sharing for the next general elections.
Sanjeev Kumar Verma Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Constables get axe for jail phones

District magistrate (DM) Mohammad Sohail has put three jail constables under suspension for facilitating cellphones to prisoners.
Najmus Shear Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Central role for power boss

The Bihar government has given a no-objection certificate for releasing 2004 batch IAS officer R. Lakshmanan on central deputation.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST


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