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Bihar cancels nursing home licences after uterus scam


September 13th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Licenses of eight private nursing homes were cancelled in Bihar's Samastipur district for unnecessary removal of uteruses of hundreds of poor women to claim insurance money ... Read more...

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Babus’ interference in health sector angers Bihar’s doctors


September 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Government doctors in Bihar are fed up of bureaucratic interference in the state's health sector and are blaming 'babus' (officials) for the failure to provide healthcare ... Read more...

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Uterus removal case: Notice to hospitals, nursing homes


August 29th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) The Bihar State Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to private hospitals and nursing homes, where uteruses of hundreds of poor women were removed to claim ... Read more...

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Bihar to bring IT to madrassas


June 26th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 26 (IANS) The Bihar government plans soon to bring information technology (IT) to the state's madrassas for modern education, Minority Welfare Minister Shahid Ali Khan has said."It'll help ... Read more...

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Patna’s own Marine Drive project set to take off


May 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 20 (IANS) Eight construction companies, including Gammon, Nagarjun and Reliance, have shown keenness to construct the proposed 40-km driveway along the banks of the Ganga river in Patna ... Read more...

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Bihar’s hydel project gets Central Water Commission’s nod


April 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Power-starved Bihar's 126 MW capacity Dagmara hydro power project in Supaul district has got clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC), and the state government is ... Read more...

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‘Compensate youth whose hands were chopped off’


March 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 4 (IANS) The Bihar government has been directed to pay compensation to a 22-year-old whose hands were chopped off after he failed to repay a loan of Rs.300, ... Read more...

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Two government officials shot dead in Bihar


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 2 (IANS) Two government officials were shot dead and another was seriously injured Friday by unidentified assailants in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, police said.The victims were identified as officials ... Read more...

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New grasslands to boost Bihar tigers (With Images)


January 8th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Valmiki Nagar (Bihar), Jan 8 (IANS) Bihar is planning to create more grasslands in its only tiger reserve to help support more prey animals for the big cats that currently ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to CBI in minister’s killing


December 15th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the CBI on a plea seeking quashing of charges and criminal proceedings against accused Ranjan Dwivedi in ... Read more...

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Bihar’s visually impaired to get RTI Act copy in Braille


November 10th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 10 (IANS) The Bihar government will provide a copy of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in Braille for the benefit of visually impaired people in the state, ... Read more...

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Indian tourists duped, assaulted in Nepal


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 2 (IANS) When Sunil Gautam, a resident of Patna in India's Bihar state, went on a visit to Nepal's pilgrim city Janakpur across the border, he had no ... Read more...

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Kala azar now part of Bihar school text book


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) The tiny sand fly that causes the deadly kala azar, a parasitic disease that affects hundreds every year and can cause death, is now to be ... Read more...

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Now, RTI complaint hearings through video conferencing (Lead)


July 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 28 (IANS) The Bihar State Information Commission Thursday launched a video conferencing system for quicker hearing and disposal of complaints related to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, ... Read more...

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Now, RTI complaint hearings through video conferencing


July 28th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 28 (IANS) The Bihar State Information Commission (SIC) Thursday launched a video conferencing system for quicker hearing and disposal of complaints related to the Right To Information (RTI) ... Read more...

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Girls sweep Bihar madrassa board results


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Girls have created history by securing top ranks in Class 10 examination conducted by the Bihar Madrassa Education Board, officials here said. Nasra Khatoon, of ... Read more...

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Bihar doctors go on a day’s strike to protest lynching


May 31st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 31 (IANS) All the government doctors in Bihar are observing a day-long token strike Tuesday to protest the death of a doctor who was lynched by prisoners inside ... Read more...

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Seven prisoners booked for lynching doctor in Bihar


May 30th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 30 (IANS) A case was lodged Monday against seven inmates of Bihar's Gopalganj district jail for beating to death a doctor inside the prison premises, police said. The ... Read more...

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Bihar medicos divided on private practice by government staff


May 24th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 24 (IANS) Medicos in Bihar are divided over the issue of a ban on private practice by government doctors.The Bihar branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the ... Read more...

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Poll panel warns against influencing vote counting in Bihar


May 21st, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 21 (IANS) The Bihar state election commission has warned ministers, legislators and MPs not to influence the ongoing counting of votes in the panchayat (local bodies) polls, officials ... Read more...

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Now, a survey on status of Bihar’s upper castes


May 6th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 6 (IANS) In a state divided on caste lines, surveys of Dalits, Other Backward Classes and Muslims have been conducted in the past. But in a first of ... Read more...

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Coming up in Bihar, thermal, biomass power plants


April 14th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 14 (IANS) Electricity-starved Bihar is setting up five thermal power plants of 7,000 MW capacity and others based on gas and biomass, say officials adding the ... Read more...

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Bihar not to deposit government money in private banks


March 7th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 7 (IANS) Unhappy over the apathy of private banks to increase the credit deposit ratio in Bihar, state Finance Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who is also deputy ... Read more...

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Bihar farmer becomes Nepal’s leading arms dealer


March 4th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 4 (IANS) A 34-year-old farmer from India's Bihar state who found that guns were the best "cash crop" and became Nepal's leading illegal individual arms dealer has been ... Read more...

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Bihar broke energy promises: Greenpeace India


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 3 (IANS) Greenpeace India, the environment protection organisation, has charged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led coalition government in Bihar with going back on its promises, especially on renewable ... Read more...

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Milk in Bihar dearer from February


January 30th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 30 (IANS) Denizens of Bihar will have to pay Rs.1.50 more for a kg of milk from February, an official said Sunday.The Bihar State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation (COMPFED), which ... Read more...

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Bihar cops rescue abducted doctor


January 12th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) A doctor abducted by five people posing as relatives of a patient has been rescued and one of his captors arrested in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, police said Wednesday.Police ... Read more...

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Doctor abducted in Bihar, police clueless (Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 11 (IANS) The spate of kidnappings continued unabated in Bihar as a doctor was abducted in Sitamarhi district by an unidentified group. Police have failed to make any breakthrough in ... Read more...

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Milk prices up by Rs.2 in Bihar


December 30th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 30 (IANS) Millions of people in Bihar will have to pay Rs.2 more for a kg of milk from Friday, officials Thursday said.Bihar State Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation (COMPFED), which ... Read more...

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Pakistan trip lands Nepali in Indian jail as 26/11 suspect


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 2 (IANS) A Nepali family is hoping it will see justice done to their son, being held in a prison in India's Bihar state for eight months for suspected involvement ... Read more...

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Kanki Mosehri in Bihar now boasts of a School


November 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Shafia Shahab Patna, Nov 18 (ANI): The campaigning for Bihar elections by the ruling party projected the Development plank to justify the term which has just ended and seek a fresh ... Read more...

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36 percent voting in Bihar polls (Third Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) Around 36 percent votes were cast by Tuesday afternoon in the fifth phase of the Bihar assembly elections to pick a new 243-member house. However, minor incidents of ... Read more...

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India asks Nepal about clandestine Maoist training


November 6th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 6 (IANS) The Indian government has taken up with the Nepal government the issue of Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas providing arms and political training to India's Maoists and ... Read more...

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Sporadic trouble in round four of Bihar polls (Roundup)


November 1st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Millions in 42 constituencies voted Monday in the fourth phase of the Bihar elections that were marred by a landmine blast in Jamui and homemade bombs exploding ... Read more...

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33 percent voting in Bihar polls, FIR against Lalu (Afternoon Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Nearly 33 percent of the electorate cast votes by Monday afternoon in the generally peaceful fourth phase of the Bihar assembly elections being held in 42 constituencies. ... Read more...

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