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  • Lucknow rape and murder case: Akhilesh Yadav recommends CBI probe 46 minutes ago

    Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the Mohanlalganj murder case of a 36-year-old woman. The victim's family members have been on a hunger strike demanding a CBI inquiry into the case. "Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered recommendation of the CBI probe into the Mohanlalganj incident as...
  • NDA leaders attend Iftar party by Ram Vilas Paswan 8 hours 30 minutes ago

    Several NDA leaders attended the Iftar party organised by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan at the state headquarters of the Lok Janshakti Party. Paswan greeted and welcomed everybody on the occasion and prayed for development and prosperity of the nation as well as Bihar. Rashtriya...
  • PM should intervene on UPSC CSAT issue: LJP Yesterday

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over falling success ratio of students from rural background in UPSC civil service examination, Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention into the matter. LJP Parliamentary Board Chairman and Paswan's son Chirag, in a letter to Modi, said the Prime Minister should...
  • Partial drought-like situation in Bihar, admits government 2 days ago

    Observing that a partial drought-like situation has gripped Bihar, the state government on Friday said a slew of measures have been taken to tackle the calamity, including provisioning for Rs 776 crore to provide diesel subsidy to farmers for irrigation. "We are of the view that a partial drought-like situation has...
  • OBC, EBC scholarship issue disrupts Assembly Zero Hour 2 days ago

    The non-availability of post-matric government scholarship to the students of Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) that had led to the now infamous clash between legislators in the Bihar Legislative Council yesterday, surfaced in Legislative Assembly on Friday leading to its adjournment. The issue raised by Leader of...
  • India to free up extra 10 million tonne wheat in open market 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India will free up another 10 million tonnes of wheat in the open market, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday after a Cabinet meeting, as part of efforts to keep a lid on food prices. The government buys rice and wheat from local farmers to build reserves...
  • Ending open defecation: Manjhi promises 1.2 crore toilets in 5 years 4 days ago

    Pledging to construct 1.21 crore toilets over next five years covering all households in Bihar, the state government today vowed to end the practice of defecation in open places by 2019 as a token of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. "As many as 40 lakh toilets have...
  • Bihar: Blast derails train's pilot engine, CM suspects Naxal hand 4 days ago

    A major accident was averted on the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. The presence of mind of the driver in the train ahead saved the lives of many passengers. ...
  • RJD MLA ends sit-in agitation for irrigation water 4 days ago

    After two days of protest over declaring Bihar as drought hit, an RJD legislator on Wednesday ended his fast, even as the Assembly decided to discuss in detail the issue through a special debate on Friday. RJD MLA from Jagdishpur in Bhojpur district, Dinesh Kumar Singh, who had been on dharna...
  • CM hints at Naxal hand in rail track blast, sets up a high-level probe committee 5 days ago

    Maoists blasted a portion of a railway track between Ismailpur and Rafiganj section in Bihar, leading to derailment of a pilot engine running ahead of the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. Chief Minister Jitam Ram Manjhi said the government has constituted a high level committee to inquire into the matter. He hinted...
  • Lucknow murder: Police come out with DNA proof 5 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday said that particles found in the nails of the woman, who was found murdered in Mohanlalganj area, matched with the arrested school guard in DNA test. DIG Lucknow Navneet Sikera told reporters these particles matched with the DNA of accused Ram Sewak Yadav and it has...
  • Lucknow murder: Officer challenges questions on police theory 5 days ago

    A senior police officer involved in the Mohanlalganj widow murder case probe has challenged questions being raised on the police theory by family members and opposition parties, saying he would never take up any other probe if investigations failed test of trial. "I will never take up any other investigation if...
  • Ram Naik sworn-in as UP Governor 5 days ago

    Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Ram Naik was on Tuesday sworn-in as the 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh at a ceremony held in Raj Bhawan in Lucknow. 80-year-old Naik was administered oath of office by Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud this evening. Chief Minister Akhilesh...
  • RJD MLA on dharna, BJP lends support 5 days ago

    An RJD legislator is on a indefinite sit in in Patna for the second day demanding release of water in the canal system for irrigation and declaration of the state as drought-hit and BJP has lent support to him on the issue. RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh is sitting on dharna...
  • Bihar Government to table Walia panel report on Kosi floods 5 days ago

    The Bihar government on Tuesday said it will table the Walia Commission report on the causes of embankment breach in Kosi River that had resulted in massive inundation 6 years ago in which over 250 people lost their lives, during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Assembly. The announcement was made...
  • Former MLA Jagdish Chaudhary passes away 6 days ago

    Ex-MLA Jagdish Chaudhary died on Monday due to heart attack at a private hospital in the state capital, his family sources said. He was 72. Chaudhary is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters. He had actively participated in the JP movement and later served as a member of the...
  • Paswan seeks punitive measures against hoarders 1 week ago

    Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday blamed hoarders for the "sudden" increase in prices of essential commodities and suggested framing of stern laws to deal with them. "It has been noticed that food and vegetable prices shoot as hoarders stockpile these commodities and make a kill...
  • AAP leaders sent to 14 days judicial custody for promoting enmity July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Dilip Pandey and two other party members were on Saturday sent to 14 days' judicial custody by a court on charges of promoting enmity between different communities. Metropolitan Magistrate Sheetal Chaudhary sent AAP members Pandey, Ram Kumar Jha and Javed Khan to judicial custody till...
  • Centre to help Bihar set up electronic goods manufacturing hub July 19, 2014

    The Centre wants Bihar to have manufacturing hubs for electronic goods in the state to improve employment and revenue opportunities, said Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday. "We are ready to provide all help for establishing electronic manufacturing hubs as they will increase employment and...
  • Woman stripped, thrashed in Bihar in the presence of policemen July 17, 2014

    Patna: A middle-aged woman was stripped and thrashed by unidentified men at a village in Bihar's Jehanabad district. The woman was assaulted in front of policemen who acted as mere onlookers. However, defending the policemen the IG said, "they did not have sufficient numbers to intervene but they made the...
  • RRB paper leak: UP Police arrest one more July 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested another person in connection with suspected case of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) question paper leak from Ashiyana area here. The Special Task Force of UP Police, which is probing the suspected case of RRB loco pilot examination paper leak on Sunday, nabbed Bedi Ram after...
  • News 360: Dry weather results in price rise of potatoes July 16, 2014

    Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi, hurting...
  • 'Bade Achche Lagte Hai' set new benchmark for Indian TV industry: Jai Kalra July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The curtains are down on 'Bade Achche Lagte Hain', which started as a unique mature love story of two distinct individuals, and looking back at the journey, actor Jai Kalra, who's now looking forward to 'Laut Aao Trisha', says it brought a whiff of freshness to the Indian...
  • Watch: All political reactions to Vaidik-Saeed meet July 15, 2014

    Reacting to the Ramdev aide Ved Prakash Vaidik's 'interview' with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Opposition party leaders demand his arrest. ...
  • Will act as a bridge between UP,Centre: Ram Naik July 14, 2014

    Describing his appointment as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh as a "turning point" in his social and political life, senior BJP leader Ram Naik on Monday said that he would try to serve as a bridge between the state and the Central governments while discharging the gubernatorial responsibility. "I began working...
  • Happy that leaders have recognised my work: UP Governor Ram Naik July 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Ram Naik who was recently appointed as the governor of Uttar Pradesh, expressed gratitude to the NDA government for showing confidence in him. Naik said that he will dutifully carry out all his responsibilities and was flattered that leaders have recognised his work. ...
  • I'm happy that what I've done so far has been recognised now, says Naik July 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Ram Naik was on Monday appointed as Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Sources in the BJP say that the Centre reportedly cleared Naik's name in a late night development. "I'm happy that whatever I've done so far, the leaders have recognised it now. I was doing...
  • VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies at age of 94 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was 94. "He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in RK Puram at 9:15 PM," VHP Delhi unit...
  • Jitan Ram Manji inaugurates 'Shravani Mela' in Sultanganj July 14, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on July 13 inaugurated the famous Shravani Mela (fair) of Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district. Lakhs of 'kanwariyas' or devotes of Lord Shiva collect the holy water of the Ganga from here during the Hindu calendar month of 'Sawan' and trek 96 kilometres through three districts...
  • Have accepted BJP's proposal for UP Governor's post: Ram Naik July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran BJP leader Ram Naik on Sunday said that the party leadership had approached him to accept the post of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, to which he agreed. "I was asked by my party to accept the position of the Governor of UP and I said yes. It is a...