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Bihar to remove 784 mobile phone towers
Patna, March 20 : Bihar has ordered the removal of 784 mobile phone towers installed in residential areas, and near schools and hospitals here, a minister said Wednesday.
Police looking for bodies missing from Bihar graves
Patna, March 20 : Police have announced a cash reward of Rs.1,000 each for information about the bodies found missing from graves in Bihar's Araria district, an official said.
Police's free coaching offer a hit in Maoist zone
By Imran Khan, Patna, March 20 : In Bihar's troubled Maoist zone, police are coaching for free over 2,000 students to help them crack competitive exams. Wards of jailed extremists too have joined the classes, said a police officer.
Nearly 1,600 caught cheating in Bihar board exams
Patna, March 18 : Nearly 1,600 students, caught cheating in Bihar's Class 10 boards, were expelled from the exams and over 100 parents who helped them use unfair means were arrested, an official said Monday.
Goa CM quotes Vajpayee's poem, presents budget
Panaji, March 18 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday quoted a poem by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to open his budget speech in the state assembly.
Nitish meets Chidambaram, Montek
New Delhi, Mar 18 : A day after addressing a massive rally of the Janata Dal (United) in New Delhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday met Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia in the national capital.
Harvard graduate treating Bihar leprosy patients honoured
Raxaul, Bihar, Mar 18 : Commemorating ordinary women with extraordinary achievements everywhere, TV network CNN IBN awarded its 'Real Hero' honour to Kabita Bhattarai who battles leprosy in a remote corner of Bihar near the border with Nepal.
Bihar not the only backward state in country: Congress
New Delhi, March 17 : The Congress Sunday said the central government "goes out of the way" to support all backward states and Bihar is not the only one, which Chief Minister Nitish Kumar claimed to have been neglected.
How people were mobilized for Nitish Kumar\'s Delhi rally
New Delhi, March 17 : Over a 100 legislators and local leaders of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) from Bihar camped in Delhi and its neighbouring areas for nearly a month to mobilize people for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's rally to press for a special status to the state.
Nitish seeks special status for Bihar, eyes national role
New Delhi, March 17 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday brought his political fight to the national capital and demanded special status for his backward state, while laying bare his ambitions for a national role.
Change criteria to give special status to Bihar: Nitish Kumar
New Delhi, March 17 : Stating that Bihar has been "ignored" by the government at the centre, Chief Minister, and Janata Dal-United leader, Nitish Kumar Sunday reiterated the demand for according special status to the state.
Nitish to address rally in Delhi for special status to Bihar
New Delhi, March 16 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will address a rallyhere to press for special status category for Bihar.
Delhi-bound trains, flights full of JD-U workers
Patna, March 16 : All the trains and flights from here to Delhi Saturday were full of thousands of JD-U workers and leaders going to the national capital for the party's 'Adhikar rally' seeking special economic status for Bihar.
Section of BJP leaders boycott party executive meet
Patna, March 16 : Infighting in Bihar's BJP Saturday surfaced again with half a dozen senior party leaders, including three ministers, boycotting the executive meeting of the party here - the first after Mangal Pandey became the state party chief.
Only special status can wipe out Bihar backwardness: Nitish
Patna, Mar 15 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the backwardness could be wiped out only after the Centre accepted the demand of special status to the state.
Uttar Pradesh CM announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for Srinagar attack ...
Lucknow, Mar 15 : The mortal remains of Awadh Bihari Singh, the CRPF jawan who was killed in a fidayeen attack in Srinagar recently, was today consigned to flames at his native Karaut Buzurg village in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh.
Car rams into roadside house, six injured in Nalanda
Biharsharif, Mar 15 : A speeding car rammed into a roadside house, injuring six people including an infant at Govindpur Beldaria village under Nursarai police station area in Nalanda district of Bihar today.
Power tariff to be increased by 6.9 per cent from April 1
Patna, Mar 15 : Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has approved the increase of power tariff by 6.9 per cent from April 1, 2013 which would fetch additional revenue of Rs 241.18 Crores.
Safe drinking water in fluoride, arsenic affected areas in 3 Yrs: Rai
Patna, Mar 14 : Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister Chandramohan Rai today said the state government would ensure availability of safe drinking water to fluoride and arsenic affected areas in Bihar in the next three years.
BSF jawan shot dead in Sitamarhi
Sitamarhi, Mar 14 : Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was shot dead by unidentified criminals at Madhuban village under Pupari police station area in this district of Bihar late last night.
Bihar to train one million schoolgirls in martial arts
Patna, March 15 : The Bihar government has decided to train one million schoolgirls in karate so that they can use the martial art to protect themselves from sexual harassment, an official said Friday.
6,000 chickens culled in Bihar after bird flu outbreak
Patna, March 14 : Nearly 6,000 chickens were culled and a large quantity of eggs destroyed in Bihar's Purnea district in the last five days following an outbreak of bird flu and officials asked to take all preventive measures to check the spread of the virus, an official said Thursday.
Chemical fertilizers cost Bihar's farmers heavy
Patna, March 14 : Millions of impoverished farmers in Bihar are paying a heavy price for using chemical fertilizers, which are not only costly but are also contaminating the drinking water and affecting the soil, said a study by Greenpeace India released here Thursday.
22 Bihar districts hit by arsenic
Patna, March 14 : High levels of arsenic and fluoride have been found in the groundwater of 22 Bihar districts, posing environmental and health hazards, Public Health and Engineering Department Minister Chandra Mohan Rai said Thursday.
Bihar to become model state after getting special status:Nitish
Patna, Mar 12 : Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said Bihar would become a model state in the country once granted special status by the Centre.
3000 lecturers to be appointed through BPSC:HRD Minister
Patna, Mar 12 : More than 3,000 vacant posts of lecturers would be filled up through the Bihar Public Service Commission and Bihar University Act would be amended for the purpose.
Fair inquiry in Madhubani police firing: Nitish
Patna, Mar 14: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today assured that a fair inquiry into Madhubani police firing and other related violent activities, which erupted over rumour of murder of a youth few months back, was on.
Safe drinking water in fluoride, arsenic affected areas in 3 Yrs: Rai
Patna, Mar 14: Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister Chandramohan Rai today said the state government would ensure availability of safe drinking water to fluoride and arsenic affected areas in Bihar in the next three years.
Gangetic river dolphin population stable in Bihar
Patna, March 13 : The endangered Gangetic river dolphin population has been stable in Bihar over the last six years, despite accidental and intentional killing of the mammal in the rivers, an official said here.
BJP walks out of Himachal assembly over renaming of schemes
Shimla, March 13 : The BJP Wednesday walked out from the Himachal Pradesh assembly over the state government's move to change names of schemes and projects named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.