updated 1:27 AM UTC, Sep 8, 2016

Newborns in flood-hit Bihar named after river Ganga

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:55
Patna: Parents of newborns in the relief camps of flood-swamped Bihar are naming their children after the river Ganga or even the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) that has come to their help.In the last few days, several babies were…

No vacancy for PM's post in 2019: Prasad

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:53
Patna, Aug 28 : Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad on Sunday said there will be no vacancy for Prime Minister in 2019 as the BJP-led NDA will win the next Lok Sabha polls under the leadership of Narendra Modi."There is no…

Extortionists demand Rs.5 lakh from woman doctor in Patna

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 10:44
Patna: A woman doctor in the Bihar capital has been asked to pay Rs.5 lakh by unidentified extortionists, police said on Tuesday.Hena Rani Devnath was also threatened on her phone with dire consequences if she does not pay the amount,…

15-year-old diesel vehicles banned from Patna roads

Thursday, 24 December 2015 16:29
Patna: The Bihar government has banned 15-year-old diesel vehicles from this capital's road in a bid to control air pollution.The decision follows an advisory issued by the Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) that said air quality in Patna was…

Nitish Kumar approves Patna Metro Rail project

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:05
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar approved the long awaited Patna Metro Rail project's proposal on Tuesday while directing that it be sent for the central government's clearance, officials said.He approved the proposal for the metro rail project at a…

NRI helps widow in mid-day meal row

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 16:04
Patna: Moved by her plight, an NRI has financially helped a widow who was barred by villagers from cooking mid-day meals at a school in Bihar's Gopalganj district, a senior official said on Tuesday.Satpal Sharma, the NRI based in Canada,…

Patna Metro detailed plan for cabinet approval soon: Minister

Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:59
Patna: The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the long-awaited Patna Metro Rail project would be presented in the state cabinet for approval soon, Bihar Urban Development Minister Maheshwar Hazari said on Thursday."The Metro project is our priority. The state government…

Lalu's son is Deputy CM

Friday, 20 November 2015 19:56
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday allocated ministries to his new ministers, making RJD chief Lalu Prasad's younger son Tejaswi Yadav the deputy chief minister.Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap is the new health minister, official sources said.…

Nitish is Bihar CM again, 28 ministers take oath

Friday, 20 November 2015 16:08
Patna: Cheered by over one lakh supporters, JD-U leader Nitish Kumar, who led the Grand Alliance to victory in assembly elections, on Friday took oath as the chief minister of Bihar at the head of a 28-member ministry of his…

Nitish resigns, Bihar assembly to be dissolved

Saturday, 14 November 2015 12:24
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday submitted his resignation to Governor Ramnath Kovind after the cabinet decided to recommend the dissolution of the outgoing assembly."Nitish Kumar met the governor and submitted his resignation to him and informed about…