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CBI raids jailed Bihar legislator's residence
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) A CBI team raided the official residence of Bihar's jailed ruling Janata Dal-United legislator Anant Singh here on Saturday, police said.

Lalu's 1,000 horse carts procession runs into PETA trouble
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad's grand plan to take out a procession with 1,000 horse carts ahead of the assembly polls has been challenged by an animal rights group.

Bihar's development has been derailed: BJP
Patna, July 31 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had "betrayed" the BJP and that Bihar's development had been derailed after his party was ousted from the state government.

HC quashes govt order on reservation in promotion
Patna,(BiharTimes): A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Justice Sudhir Singh of Patna High Court on Thursday upheld the May 4, 2015 decision of a single bench of Justice Vijayendra Nath which had quashed the order of state government on reservation to its Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes employees in promotion.

Bihar cricket secretary writes to CMs to raise BCCI affiliation issue
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) Aditya Verma on Friday wrote to the chief ministers and heads of 15 states and union territories who are yet to get the BCCI's affiliation, to raise the matter with the Indian cricket board.

Punish tipplers with brooms, says Bihar women's panchayat
Patna, July 31 (IANS) A women's panchayat in a Bihar village has ordered women to punish with brooms people found consuming and selling liquor, while imposing a ban on liquor consumption, an official said on Friday.

Nepal-India vehicular permits to go online
Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) The movement of personal vehicles between India and Nepal is set to be facilitated under a protocol to be put in place shortly with the entire process of applying and getting permit for the journey available online, it was announced here on Friday.

SP leader seeks RS nomination for Memon's widow, sacked
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader M.F. Ghosi demanded that Raheen, the widow of hanged terrorist Yakub Memon, be nominated to the Rajya Sabha - leading to his being sacked as the Mumbai unit's vice president.

People's President, Missile Man Kalam laid to rest
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), July 30 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was laid to rest on Thursday here with full military honours in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders who paid tributes to the man who strengthened India's missile programme and played a key role in country's 1998 nuclear test -- making him a national hero.

Memon hanged in Nagpur, buried in Mumbai
Nagpur/Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 30 (IANS) Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, the lone death row convict in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was hanged in the Nagpur Central Jail early Thursday, after a prolonged legal battle that continued till barely a couple of hours before his execution.

Political war of words erupts over Memon's execution
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon and the issue of terrorism, with a section of opposition leaders speaking against the death sentence and the government hitting back.

Cabinet approves pay-scale based salary for para-teachers, doctors now to retire at 67
Patna,(BiharTimes): In a significant pre-election move the Bihar cabinet on Thursday declared pay-scale based salary for its over four lakh contractual teachers and librarians and raised the retirement age of doctors working in the state from 65 to 67 years.

Dharna, demonstration site shifted from R-Block after Patna high court directive
Patna,(BiharTimes): A division bench of Chief Justice L. Narasimha Reddy and Justice Anjana Mishra of Patna High Court on Wednesday issued a directive to shift the designated place of protest, dharna (sit-in) and demonstration from R-Block to Sanjay Gandhi Stadium, Gardanibagh, for two months as temporary arrangement. After this Kargil Chowk or a dumping yard at Gardanibagh would be made the permanent site.

JD(U) flays Centre moves to provide Y category security to Pappu Yadav
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Janata Dal (United) on Thursday strongly criticized the Union home ministry’s decision to provide Y-category security to controversial expelled RJD MP, Pappu Yadav.

Rope made in Bihar jail used to hang Memon
Patna, July 30 (IANS) A rope supplied by a Bihar jail was used to hang 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday, an official said.

'Manjhi - The Mountain Man' made tax free in Bihar
Patna, July 30 (IANS) The Bihar government on Thursday announced that "Manjhi - The Mountain Man", an upcoming Indian biopic based on the life of 'Mountain Man' Dashrath Manjhi, will be exempted from tax in the state. The idea is to get the maximum number of people to watch it, officials said.

Bihar to name college, science city after Kalam
Patna, July 30 (IANS) The Bihar cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to name Kishanganj Agriculture College and the proposed science city in Patna after late former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, officials said.

Patna High Court bans photos of Bihar CM, ministers from ‘Badh Chala’ campaign
Patna,(BiharTimes): A two-member bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Anjana Mishra of the Patna High Court on Tuesday ordered an interim ban on use of photos of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his ministers from the state government’s “Badh Chala Bihar” campaign.

Nitish refuses to comment on HC order on Badh Chala Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday refused to comment on the Patna high court order banning the use of photos of chief minister and his ministerial colleagues from the state government’s Badh Chala Bihar campaign.

Rectify 1.4 crore errors in caste particulars, states told
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Amid demands by some opposition parties for releasing the data of the caste census, the government on Tuesday said there were over 1.4 crore errors and called upon the states to rectify them.

Modi to address three rallies in Bihar in August
Patna, July 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three rallies in Bihar next month to bolster BJP prospects in the coming assembly elections, a party leader said here on Wednesday.

Top poll official to visit Bihar on August 7
Patna, July 29 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi, along with his team, will visit Bihar on August 7 to review preparations for the upcoming assembly polls, an official said here on Wednesdsay.

Manjhi no more in race for CM candidate of NDA
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former chief minister and leader of Hindustani Awam Morcha, Jitan Ram Manjhi, on Tuesday gave up his claim for the chief ministerial candidate of the NDA.

Lovely Anand joins HAM as party gets EC recognition
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former MP Lovely Anand on Wednesday joined Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) in the presence of its president Jitan Ram Manjhi and state party chief Shakuni Chaudhary. She may even get the party ticket for the coming Assembly election.

Manjhi's HAM recognised by poll panel
Patna, July 29 (IANS) The Election Commission has recognised the Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) of former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi as a political party, the party said on Wednesday.

Bihar to introduce Grievance Redressal Bill in the Monsoon Session: Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): Four years after the Bihar government enacted Right to Services Act in 2011 to ensure timely disposal of applications the state government would introduce the Grievance Redressal Bill in the Monsoon Session of the state Assembly and enact a law that would further strengthen the rule of law. 

Nitish, Shatrughan meet again, this time at Patna airport
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Nitish Kumar and Patna Saheb MP of the BJP, Shatrughan Sinha, once again met at the Patna airporton Wednesday

Ketan Mehta to donate share of profits to Manjhi's village
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Director Ketan Mehta has stated that he is overwhelmed with the response to the trailer of his upcoming venture "Manjhi- The Mountain Man" and plans to donate a share of the film's profits to Dashrath Manjhi's village in Bihar.

Mob kills rape accused in Bihar village
Patna, July 29 (IANS) A youngster, accused of raping a teenage girl, was beaten to death by a mob in a village in Bihar's Samastipur district on Wednesday, police said.

MBA held for duping people by promising railway jobs
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A 27-year-old has been arrested for cheating youths of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of providing them jobs in the Indian Railways, police said on Wednesday.

Nalanda University fakes Kalam’s unstinted support

With Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam no longer alive to corroborate or contradict it, the Nalanda University has claimed on its website that the institution received ‘unwavering support’ from him.

Kalam's last rites to take place in Rameswaram
New Delhi/Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The last rites of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will be held in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu following his family's wish, it was announced on Tuesday.

Bihar schools closed as mark of respect for Kalam
Patna, July 28 (IANS) Most Bihar schools, including government and private, remained closed on Tuesday as mark of respect to former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday, an official said.

Bihar to name college after Kalam
Patna, July 28 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Kishanganj Agriculture College will be named after former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Two more cases against Modi over DNA remark
Patna, July 28 (IANS) Two more cases have been filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for questioning the "DNA" of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a lawyer said here on Tuesday.

Kayasthas apart: A matter of concern for BJP?
Patna,(BiharTimes): Shatrughan Sinha may dismiss late Saturday night meeting with chief minister Nitish Kumar a courtesy call to a personal friend and that no political meaning should be attached to it.

3,000 Bihar teachers quit fearing action over fake degrees
Patna, July 28 (IANS) About 3,000 school teachers in Bihar, who allegedly used fake degree certificates to get jobs, have resigned till date apprehending legal action.

Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam dead Shillong, July 27 (IANS) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who won popular acclaim as India's president in 2002-07, died here on Monday evening after collapsing during a lecture at the IIM-Shillong, officials said.

RJD's Bihar shutdown halts rail services
Patna, July 27 (IANS) Rail services were on Monday hit hard after RJD workers halted several trains to enforce a state-wide shutdown to protest against the central government's failure to make public the caste-based census.

PM may revisit Bihar in August
Patna, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Bihar again next month to address a rally ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said on Sunday.

BJP red-faced over Shatrughan's praise of Nitish
Patna, July 26 (IANS) The BJP appears to be shell-shocked after its actor-turned-MP Shatrughan Sinha called Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar the country's best chief minister.

RJD fasts against withholding of caste data
Patna, July 26 (IANS)RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his supporters fasted here on Sunday to protest against the central government's failure to make public the caste-based census.

Modi attacks Nitish & Co, hints at Bihar special package
Muzaffarpur/Patna, July 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday denounced Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, only hours after sharing a stage with him, and RJD leader Lalu Prasad as he formally kickstarted the NDA's campaign for the Bihar assembly polls.

Modi insulted Biharis by questioning my DNA: Nitish Kumar
Patna, July 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of insulting nearly 11 crore Biharis by saying there was some problem with his "DNA".

Shatrughan Sinha meets Nitish, praises CM, flays PM
Patna,(BiharTimes): In a major development Patna Saheb MP of the BJP, Shatrughan Sinha, virtually crossed over to the rival JD(U)-RJD camp. Not only he skipped Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public meeting in Muzaffarpur, but went on to meet chief minister Nitish Kumar.

Work hard for second Green Revolution: PM to scientists
Patna, July 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the country's agriculture scientists to work hard for ensuring India's second Green Revolution.

Modi attempting Lalu-Nitish divide: Lalu
Patna, July 25 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to create differences between him and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

AAP to campaign against BJP in Bihar
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Paty (AAP) will campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Bihar assembly polls.

Former Kerala, Bihar governor R.S. Gavai dead
Nagpur, July 25 (IANS) Former Kerala and Bihar governor Ramkrishnan Suryabhan Gavai passed away here on Saturday after prolonged illness. He was 86.

Nitish asks seven questions from Narendra Modi
Patna,(BiharTimes): Just before prime minister Narendra Modi’s day-long visit to Patna and Muzaffarpur Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar asked seven questions from him.

Development answer to all ills: Modi
Patna, July 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that development is the answer to all ills including poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.

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