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  • Would have given books to students to cheat if RJD would have been in power: Lalu Prasad 5 days ago

    Patna: Known for his tongue in cheek comments, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has stirred a controversy by supporting the large scale cheating during class 10 board exams in Bihar recently. Backing cheating in exams, Lalu said he would have given students books to cheat openly. "People were climbing...
  • Bihar: Over 900 held in anti-cheating operation in matriculation exam 1 week ago

    Patna: A day after being reprimanded by the Patna High Court, the Bihar government on Saturday enforced a crackdown and apprehended over 900 people, including students and parents, from different exam centres in the state for cheating in the ongoing matriculation examination. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar admitted that reports of rampant...
  • Nitish government swings into action to stop cheating in matric exam March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taken to task by the Patna High Court over large-scale copying in ongoing matriculation examination and widespread criticism, the Bihar government today swung into action and cancelled examination at four centres and took seven policemen into custody for aiding in cheating. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy...
  • Patna High Court takes government to task on cheating in matric examination March 20, 2015

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Friday criticised the Bihar government over the issue of large-scale copying by students in the ongoing matriculation examination in the state and instructed it to forthwith stop the use of unfair means. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Justice Vikash Jain...
  • Patna HC criticises Bihar minister PK Shahi's comments that cheating can't be stopped March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taking a strong view on Bihar HRD Minister PK Shahi's statement that the government cannot stop cheating in exams, the Patna High Court on Friday criticised the comments as "irresponsible". Shahi had put the onus on parents to stop cheating saying the administration alone cannot ensure 100 per cent...
  • Court lifts stay on release of 'Dirty Politics' March 4, 2015

    Patna: A day after it stayed the release of Bollywood film 'Dirty Politics' in cinema halls, the Patna High Court Wednesday lifted the order, a government lawyer said. After K.C. Bokadia, the director and producer of the film, submitted a written petition informing the court that there was no objectionable scene...
  • Patna High Court bans 'Dirty Politics' release March 3, 2015

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Tuesday banned the release of Bollywood film "Dirty Politics" over some objectionable scenes, a government lawyer said. After hearing a petition seeking a ban on the release of "Dirty Politics", a division bench of the court ordered the concerned authorities not to release the film...
  • Bihar: Big blow to Manjhi, HC bars 4 rebel JDU MLAs from voting on confidence motion on Friday February 19, 2015

    Patna: In a big blow to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, the Patna High Court on Thursday barred four rebel Janata Dal United MLAs from voting during the confidence motion on Friday. The order of a HC double bench is likely to have a substantial effect on Manjhi's support...
  • Bihar political crisis: HC lifts ban, but with rider, on CM Manjhi's policy decisions February 18, 2015

    Patna: In a partial relief to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Patna High Court on Wednesday lifted ban on his taking Cabinet decisions but with the rider that he can only implement them only if he wins vote of trust. The trust vote will take place on February 20. Hearing the...
  • Bihar CM Manjhi receives setback as Patna HC stays decisions of last three Cabinet meets February 16, 2015

    New Delhi/ Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi suffered a major setback on Monday after Patna High Court stayed all the decisions taken by his government in the last three Cabinet meetings. In its decision, the High Court said Manjhi government can take decisions only after proving majority on floor...
  • Relief for Nitish Kumar as Patna HC upholds his election as JDU Legislative Party leader February 12, 2015

    Patna: In a major boost to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, the Patna High Court on Thursday ordered that he can continue as the leader of Janata Dal United Legislative Party. The order came on a review petition filed by JDU against the court's order that had stayed Nitish's...
  • India among most at risk of climate change: Global Commission February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: India is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change and global action is needed to address that challenge, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Future growth in both Indian cities as well as in the agricultural sector is at risk from climate change,...
  • Appoint as DMs, SPs officers with 'zeal' to fight Maoists: Rajnath Singh to states January 16, 2015

    Patna: Describing the Naxal problem as the gravest challenge facing India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all states which are grappling with the menace to appoint as district magistrates and superintendents of police such officers who have the "zeal" to fight the rebels. Addressing the Eastern Zonal Council (EZC)...
  • Modi rally serial blasts: NIA frames charges against 11 January 6, 2015

    Patna: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court on Tuesday framed charges against 11 accused, all suspected to be members of banned IM and SIMI, for the serial blasts at Prime Minister (then Gujarat Chief Minister) Narendra Modi's 'Hunkar Rally' at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on October 27, 2013. Six...
  • Enraged Patna Rajdhani Express passengers loot pantry car, create ruckus December 26, 2014

    Visual of passengers looting and vandalizing pantry car of Patna-New Delhi Rajdhani Express after they were not served food on board the train. ...
  • Two trains collide near Patna; no casualty reported December 12, 2014

    Patna: In a tragic incident, Anand Bihar-Guwahati Express and Bhojpur-Mokama shuttle train collided near Patna in Bihar on Friday morning. The accident took place at Barh railway station. Two bogies have been derailed in the collision. However, no loss of life has been reported yet. ...
  • When Aamir Khan had litti-chokha at a roadside shop in Patna during 'PK' promotions December 7, 2014

    Patna: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who was in the Bihar capital Saturday to promote his upcoming film 'PK', visited a roadside shop and enjoyed Bihari delicacy litti-chokha. Aamir told the media he enjoys the special taste of litti-chokha. "It is known for its unique taste. I love to eat litti-chokha." As news...
  • Government probe team holds district administration responsible for Patna stampede November 29, 2014

    Patna: Lack of a detailed crowd management plan, poor civic amenities besides absence of district magistrates from duty were some reasons cited by the Bihar government probe panel for the October 3 stampede in the state capital in which 33 people were killed. "During our probe we found several deficiencies in...
  • Bihar: 25 children fell ill after eating mid-day meal at government school in Gaya November 15, 2014

    Patna: At least 25 children fell ill on Saturday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, while 15 fell ill on the same day after consuming wild fruit in a village, officials said. The 25 children complained of uneasiness after consuming their meal of khichri and chokha...
  • Delhi court to pronounce verdict in former railway minister LN Mishra's murder case on December 8 November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has fixed December 8 as the date to pronounce its judgement in the murder case of former railway minister LN Mishra on Monday. The case relates to the bomb blast at the function attended by Mishra at Samastipur Railway Station on January 2, 1975. He...
  • Judgement in former railway minister LN Mishra murder case likely today November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Kadkadooma Court in Delhi is likely to pronounce its judgement in the murder case of former railway minister LN Mishra on Monday. The case relates to the bomb blast at the function attended by Mishra at Samastipur Railway Station on January 2, 1975. He had succumbed to...
  • Be on guard against politics of communal frenzy: Nitish Kumar November 2, 2014

    Patna: Saying that the country is "passing through a dangerous phase of politics", senior JD (U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday asked party workers to be "on guard against politics of communal frenzy". "The country is passing through a dangerous phase of politics in which efforts...
  • Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from October 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna on Friday, said officials. "In view of the burgeoning crowds waiting to head home to...
  • Over 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar October 24, 2014

    Patna: With more than 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar till Friday, the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here has set up a separate ward for dengue patients and the state government has sounded an alert, officials said. "Nearly half of the dengue patients detected so far are from Patna...
  • Patna stampede: Rs 68 lakh released from PM's relief fund October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office has released over Rs 68 lakh from the PM's National Relief Fund to the Bihar government as ex-gratia to be paid to the relatives of those killed in the Patna stampede and those grievously injured. "The total involved amount of Rs 68.50 lakh for 33...
  • Patna stampede: Bihar government seeks report on defective lights October 8, 2014

    Patna: Bihar government has sought a report from the Patna Municipal Corporation on defective high mast lights suspected to be one of the reasons behind the stampede here that claimed 33 lives on Dusshera day. "I have directed Commissioner, Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to give a report to me on...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 7, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle October 7, 2014

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  • News 360: India withdraws flag meet proposal as Pak continues firing across border October 7, 2014

    India on Tuesday toughened its stand on the border situation, after 24 hours of incessant firing and shelling by Pakistan troops across the Line of Control (LoC) that resulted in several casualties. India on Tuesday put withdraw the flag meeting with the Pakistan Army, deciding instead to wait for Islamabad...
  • Patna stampede: Action against 8 doctors for absence when victims were brought to hospital October 7, 2014

    Patna: Days after 33 people were killed in a stampede in Patna, the Bihar government has acted against doctors for allegedly not being available when the victims were brought to the hospital. The Bihar government has suspended the Superintendent of the Patna Medical College and Hospital. It has also taken...