Bihar

Bihar: Empty liquor bottles found in Assembly premises

Patna: Empty bottles of liquor were found on the premises of Bihar Assembly, prompting the Opposition to launch an attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Tejashwi Yadav, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, demanded Nitish Kumar’s resignation as well as implementation of total ban on liquor in the state “If liquor is present in the...

Congress-RJD alliance in Bihar collapses; Congress to fight on all LS seats in 2024

Development comes after RJD’s decision to contest on Kusheswar Asthan in Bihar bypolls on October 30 Patna: In a major development in Bihar, the alliance between Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has ended. The reason for this fallout is said to be RJD’s decision to field its candidate from Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly seat in...

School students expecting money for uniform under govt scheme get over Rs 900 cr

In a major goof-up, two schoolchildren in Bihar’s Katihar discovered that their account has been credited crores of rupees overnight. Notably, the school students were expecting money under a government scheme for school uniforms and related expenses. Following the development, a long queue of residents was witnessed outside banks and ATMs in the area hoping...

Months after complaint, LJP MP Prince Paswan booked for rape

FIR mentions LJP leader Chirag Paswan too, accuses him of delaying action against Prince New Delhi: The Delhi police have lodged an FIR in a rape complaint against Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP Prince Paswan. The FIR came after an order on September 9 by the Delhi court. The complaint of the alleged rape was...

JDU MLA Gopal Mandal moves in undergarments on train; invites public ire

This is not the first time that Gopal Mandal has been in news for controversy Patna: JDU MLA of Bihar Gopal Mandal has once again made it to the headlines, this time for his attire on a train. In a major embarrassment to the JDU government, Gopal Mandal was spotted travelling to New Delhi in...

PM Modi to decide on caste-based Census, says Nitish Kumar after meeting

New Delhi: An 11-member delegation, led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue of caste-based Census. Besides Nitish, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, too, strongly called for the exercise. After the meeting on Monday morning, Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi addressed the media. According to the leaders, the caste-based...

730 doctors died during second wave of COVID-19 pandemic: IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Wednesday said 730 medical practitioners have died across India during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, the second wave of the pandemic wreaked havoc across the country, with longer queues outside hospitals and crematoriums and authorities struggling to manage the massive surge in cases and deaths. IMA...

Jyoti Kumari, who shot to international fame for cycling 1,200 km amid lockdown, loses father

Jyoti Kumari, the 15-year-old girl who cycled 1,200 km from Gurgaon to Bihar’s Darbhanga last year amid the COVID-19 induced lockdown, has lost her father to heart attack. The girl shot to fame for cycling with her injured father as pillion amid the scorching summer for seven days and went on to garner international attention...

Uttar Pradesh: Video of COVID patient’s body being dumped in river goes viral

Days after the bodies of COVID patients were seen floating in Ganga, Uttar Pradesh is once again in news after a video showing a COVID patient’s body being dumped in a river went viral. In the video, a man wearing a PPE suit is seen throwing a body into the Rapti river from a bridge...

Floating Corpses in Ganga: NHRC seeks Centre, UP & Bihar’s response on action taken

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sought a reply from the Union government as well as from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar regarding dead bodies found floating in Ganga.  The commission issued notice to the Centre and the states directing them to file their action taken report on the issue within four weeks. The...

Bihar govt installs net in Ganga to prevent dead bodies floating in from UP

The Bihar government has installed a net in Ganga at Ranighat on the border with Uttar Pradesh and increased vigil along the river after several bloated and decomposed bodies of suspected COVID-19 patients washed up on the banks of the river in Buxar district’s Chausa. This was revealed by Bihar’s water resources development minister Sanjay...

After Bihar, bodies found floating in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh

After dead bodies of suspected COVID patients piled up on the banks of Ganga in Bihar’s Chausa, dead bodies washed up on the riverbank in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur located at a distance of 55 km from Chausa. Ghazipur collector MP Singh said, “We have got the information. Our officers are present on the spot and...