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Bihar docs on strike, 2 die

Healthcare services at government hospitals across Bihar came to a standstill on Monday as over 4,000 doctors began a two-day strike to protest against the state government’s alleged aversion to their

Hooch deaths: Opp. for CBI probe

The death of nine people in Patna on Friday allegedly after consuming hooch prompted Bihar’s Oppo-sition parties on Saturday to call for a CBI probe into all the five recent incidents that have caused

Bihar govt stalls protest against Op Green Hunt

Leading civil rights activists and Maoist sympathisers on Thursday condemned the Bihar government’s withdrawal of permission for a major rally in Muzaffarpur scheduled for Friday to protest against th

Spurious liquor kills 12 in Bihar

Consumption of illegally fermented and spurious liquor is believed to have caused the death of 12 people in a Bihar village early on Friday morning, though authorities are yet to confirm either the ex

Lalu boasts of ‘Pak popularity’

The race between Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his arch rival Lalu Prasad Yadav for greater public support within the state openly encompassed the unlikely territory of Pakistan on Sunday afte

Patna University hostels raided, 3 held

Alarmed by the students’ agitations showing increasingly violent trends before the December 11 student union polls at Patna University, the police on Sunday raided several hostels on the campus and fo

War of words over Bihar high growth

Bihar’s latest high economic growth figures cited by the Planning Commission brought cheers to the state’s Nitish Kumar-led NDA government on Thursday, but it sparked off a fresh war of words as the O

Bihar initiates probe into `6K cr scam

Rattled by an NGO’s survey claiming to have found that funds as high as nearly `6,000 crore were swindled in MNREGS in Bihar in the past six years, the state government has initiated a probe into the

RJD equates Bihar CM to Idi Amin

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of today’s top 100 global thinkers, was on Tuesday likened by the state Opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal to the likes of

Plan to link all villages by road

Improved road connectivity in Bihar, a major reason behind the Nitish Kumar-led government’s return to power for a second term with a thumping majority two years ago, is now set to penetrate deeper to

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