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Nitish Kumar demands special category status for Bihar


September 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) In a rare political show, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took to the streets Wednesday to demand a special category status for the state to hasten ... Read more...

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Basu plans film on Bihar’s ‘Super 30′


September 18th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Basking in the glory of Ranbir Kapoor-starrer "Barfi!", based on a strong narrative, Bollywood director Anurag Basu is now said to be set to helm an ... Read more...

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Man beaten to death in Bihar for eloping


September 12th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) In an incident of honour killing in Bihar, a 35-year-old man was lynched in Araria district after a village kangaroo court found him guilty of eloping ... Read more...

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Bihar boat capsize toll rises to 21


September 11th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 11 (IANS) With 10 more bodies, mostly of children and women, recovered Tuesday, the toll in a boat capsize in Bihar's Bhojpur district has risen to 21, police ... Read more...

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Six killed, 20 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar


September 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) At least six people, including two children and two women, drowned and nearly 20 people were missing after an overcrowded boat capsized in the Sone river ... Read more...

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Maoists kill CRPF trooper in Bihar


September 9th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 9 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was killed and five security personnel were injured in a gun-battle with the Maoists Sunday in Bihar's Aurangabad district, police said.Police officials in ... Read more...

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Bihar politicians slam Uddhav Thackeray


September 4th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) Bihar's political leaders, cutting across party lines, Tuesday slammed Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray for his remarks that a permit system should be implemented for ... Read more...

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Another tiger cub dies in Bihar


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) The death of another tiger cub in the Patna Zoological Park here has shocked zoo officials and wildlife lovers as only last month one of the ... Read more...

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Bihar’s potatoes to be exported to Russia


August 31st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Farmers in Bihar's Nalanda district are happy that potatoes grown by them through organic farming will be exported to Russia, an official said Friday.R.K. Sohane, director, ... Read more...

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Teenaged girl helps nab traffickers on tip from TV serial


August 31st, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) A teenaged girl saved herself and another girl from the clutches of human traffickers in the Bihar capital after she sensed trouble, thanks to scenes she ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha passes bill for AIIMS-like institutes


August 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Amid slogans demanding the prime minister's resignation over coal block allocations, the Lok Sabha Thursday passed a bill to set up more AIIMS-like institutes ... Read more...

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Bihar to get Indo-Israel agriculture centres


August 30th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Two Indo-Israel Agriculture Centre of Excellence may come up in Bihar.This follows hour-long discussions Israeli ambassador Alon Ushpiz had with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ... Read more...

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President to visit Bihar early October


August 30th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bihar in the first week of October to launch a road map on agriculture prepared by the state government, an ... Read more...

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Police acting only against Muslims, Yadavs: RJD


August 28th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) The RJD Tuesday accused the Bihar government of confiscating the property of only Muslims and Yadavs charged with crime.The allegation was made by RJD leader Abdul ... Read more...

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Sons, daughters-in-law arrested for parading widowed mother half naked


August 24th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) Police arrested five people, including two sons and daughters-in-law of a middle-aged Dalit widow who was publicly beaten and paraded half naked in a village in Bihar's ... Read more...

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KBC hot seat coming to your town!


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The celebrated 'hot seat' of popular game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)" is set to travel across towns like Raipur, Patna and Nagpur, giving the ... Read more...

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Dalit boy beaten to death for collecting wood from orchard


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) A 14-year-old Dalit boy was beaten to death in Bihar's Samastipur district by an orchard owner who saw him collecting dry wood from his orchard without permission, ... Read more...

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No electricity, no vote: Nitish Kumar


August 15th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) In a piece of good news for the millions of power-starved in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday announced that he will not ask for votes ... Read more...

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I can’t defy any command from my daughter: Shatrughan Sinha


August 15th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who is back home from hospital after bypass surgery, is now under his daughter's observation.The 66-year-old has been asked by his ... Read more...

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Maoists hoist black flags in Bihar


August 15th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Maoists hoisted black flags in eight districts of Bihar Wednesday to protest India's Independence Day, police said.The black flags were seen atop schools and some buildings ... Read more...

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Bihar needs special status: Nitish Kumar


August 15th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hoisted the national flag here on Independence Day Wednesday and demanded a special category status for Bihar for its development."Bihar is developing ... Read more...

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Four killed, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar


August 10th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 10 (IANS) At least four women drowned and 10 people were missing after a boat ferrying over 30 people capsized in Kosi river in Bihar's Madhubani district early Friday, ... Read more...

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Bihar acts to clean the Ganges


August 9th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) In a bid to check pollution in the Ganges, the Bihar pollution control board has directed 21 urban local bodies to build sewage treatment plants along ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate rail workshop in Bihar


August 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a railway coach maintenance workshop in Bihar's Nalanda district this month, an official said Thursday."The workshop at Harnaut is ready ... Read more...

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Bihar youth’s death: Friends to seek justice


August 9th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) After family, now friends of 34-year-old Satnam Singh Mann, who died in mysterious circumstances in Kerala, wish to seek justice for him.Mann, from Bihar's Gaya district, ... Read more...

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Rail official killed in Bihar


August 8th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) A railway official was beaten to death on a train in Bihar by a group of people who thought he was a thief, police said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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CBI asked to probe Bihar youth’s death in Kerala


August 7th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 7 (IANS) The family of 34-year-old Satnam Singh Mann, who died in mysterious circumstances in Kerala, want a CBI probe into his death.Mann, from Bihar's Gaya district, was ... Read more...

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Bihar Opposition demands CBI probe into gangrape of minor


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) The Opposition in both houses of the state legislature Friday raised the issue of the alleged gangrape of a Class 11 student in Patna and demanded ... Read more...

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ABVP for CBI probe into killing of Assam youth


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ANVP) Thursday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killing of a youth from Assam in Bihar.The body ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar opposes FDI in retail


July 31st, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said that he was not in favour of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail in the state and virtually ... Read more...

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Poor rain hits paddy transplantation in Bihar


July 30th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Inadequate rains have hit paddy cultivation in Bihar as less than 50 percent transplantation of the target area had taken place till date this Kharif season, leaving ... Read more...

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Abducted woman untraced, husband still in hospital


July 29th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 29 (IANS) An upper caste woman abducted in Bihar 12 days ago allegedly for marrying a Dalit against her family's wishes remains untraced, police said Sunday.The husband, Krishna ... Read more...

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CBI arrests two PNB officials accepting bribe


July 29th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested two senior officials of Punjab National Bank (PNB) while accepting a nearly Rs.2 crore bribe, an official said Saturday."Manibhushan, who ... Read more...

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Muslims help in temple construction in Ramadan in Bihar


July 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna July 28 (IANS) In an example of communal harmony in India, Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan have helped in the construction of a Jain temple in Bhagalpur ... Read more...

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Three Bihar school boys detained for gangrape


July 27th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Patna/Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Three Bihar school students, named as accused in the alleged gangrape of a teenaged Class 11 colleague, have been detained, police said Thursday.The accused, sons of ... Read more...

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