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Airlines expect lockdown relief, to resume services from April 15

PATNA, April 9 -- Amid uncertainty over the fate of lockdown, private airlines on Tuesday resumed booking of tickets for flights starting April 15. The 21-day lockdown, announced to check spread of co... Read More


PMC installs disinfection tunnel

PATNA, April 8 -- The Patna municipal corporation (PMC) has started setting up a string of disinfection tunnels in public places that would spray sodium hypochlorite on passers-by in a bid to kill the... Read More


Govt alerts Air India on +ve passenger

PATNA, April 6 -- All passengers who travelled on two Air India (AI) fights, AI 101 (from Mumbai to Delhi) and AI 415 (from Delhi to Patna) on March 22 and March 23 respectively, have been advised to ... Read More


Bihar legislative council polls deferred

PATNA, April 5 -- The election on as many as 17 seats of the legislative council, slated to be filled up by May 7, has been put off, owing to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown The Election Commissi... Read More


A week on, free grains yet to reach ration card holders

PATNA, April 4 -- It's more than a week since chief minister Nitish Kumar announced the first relief package for the people facing hardships due to coronavirus lockdown, but the food and civil supplie... Read More


No cut in salary, pension for Bihar govt officials

PATNA, April 2 -- The state's finance department has written to all the government offices to draw salary of their staff and pension for retired personnel without any deferment after April 3 putting a... Read More


Legislators' bid to offer support faces bureaucratic delays

PATNA, April 1 -- Bihar's legislators' bid to offer monetary support to the state government's drive to fight coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has got mired in bureaucratic wrangles. Chief minister Ni... Read More


Caravans of jobless workers 'home' in through lockdown, on foot, cycles

PATNA, March 31 -- Mohammad Murtaza, a 45-year-old mason, is on a long journey with his two children sitting on a bundle of cloths on his bicycle. He has to cover a distance of 150 km from here to rea... Read More


Poll preparedness on in Bihar amid lockdown

PATNA, March 27 -- Preparation for the state assembly, due in October this year, appears to be high on the state government's agenda amid coronavirus lockdown. Prompted by the order issued from the o... Read More


BCI seeks financial aid for needy lawyers

PATNA, March 25 -- The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Tuesday urged the Prime Minister and the chief ministers of all the states to dole out financial assistance to needy lawyers owing to suspension of... Read More