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Couple commits suicide at rehab centre in Patna

PATNA, April 20 -- A newly married couple, in their twenties, committed suicide by hanging themselves from a ceiling fan at a rehabilitation centre at Ashiana Phase-1 late on Thursday. Centre proprie... Read More


Govt to fix minimum performance benchmark for health workers

PATNA, April 20 -- The Centre has decided not to renew contracts of laggard health staff who fail to perform under the national health mission (NHM). In keeping with its decision, the Centre has deci... Read More


Dismissed cop acquitted in gangrape case

PATNA, April 20 -- In a setback to the Bihar police, the special Madhubani POCSO court has acquitted the dismissed policeman in a gang rape case of a minor, on grounds of poor investigation and lack o... Read More


HC upholds Bihar govt's rule for 50 % women quota in district CWCS

PATNA, April 20 -- In a significant judgment, the Patna high court upheld the validity of a Bihar government rule stipulating two women members in the district Child Welfare Committees (CWC) out of fo... Read More


JD (U) asks EC to cancel nomination of RJD candidates

PATNA, April 20 -- The JD(U) on Friday urged the Election Commission of India to cancel the nomination of all RJD candidates for the Lok Sabha polls fighting on party's election symbol signed by party... Read More


BJP woos dissident Bhumihar leaders ahead of polls

PATNA, April 20 -- In a knee-jerk reaction and amidst going resentment in the party from the dominant Bhumihar community, the BJP on Friday tried to assuage the hurt sentiments of community by assurin... Read More


Parties count their losses as labourers board train to Punjab

MADHEPURA/SUPAUL, April 20 -- Last week, on April 13 night, when 200 people of Madhuban village of Udakishunganj sub-division left the village to catch Saharsa-amritsar Jan Sewa Express, a daily train... Read More


Supaul exposes Grand Alliance cracks, Cong wages a lonely battle

SUPAUL, April 20 -- Sitting outside an election meeting venue of chief minister Nitish Kumar at Simrahi High School ground, 35 kms north of district headquarters, on Wednesday evening, septuagenarian ... Read More


RJD Munger youth prez held in AK-47S recovery case

PATNA, April 20 -- Munger police arrested one Mohammad Parvej Chand alias Bholu Mian, the district president of youth RJD, on the charges of supplying AK47 assault rifles to white collar people. He w... Read More


Scuttled Paswan's plan to join Grand Alliance, says Manjhi

PATNA, April 20 -- Even as the political storm triggered by Lalu Prasad's autobiography and claims that chief minister Nitish Kumar has proposed to merge his party with the Lalu Prasad's RJD shows no ... Read More