Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Man who sent Shahabuddin to jail, dies in Siwan

PATNA: Chandrakeshwar Prasad alias Chanda Babu, who was instrumental in eventually sending RJD strongman and former Bihar MP Mohamad Shahabuddin behind bars, has died in Siwan.

Opposition should accept the mandate: Bihar Dy CM Tarkishore 

PATNA: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarkishore Prasad said the opposition should accept the mandate and support the government in the state with a positive state of mind as its role is important in a democracy.

MANUU joins hands with UNFPA to empower Bihar madrasa students

HYDERABAD:Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has joined hands with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to empower madrasa students in Bihar.

Bihar 3rd Phase: 7.69% voting in first 2 hours 

PATNA:The third and the final phase of the Bihar Assembly polls got underway on Saturday morning and long queues of men and women covered in shawls and jackets were seen outside polling booths maintaining social distancing. Despite EVM malfunction in several areas over 7 per cent polling was registered in two hours.

Security agencies keep close watch on 13 Naxal-affected seats

PATNA: Polling in the third and final phase of the Bihar Assembly elections was underway amid tight security on Saturday, with the security agencies keeping a close watch on 13 of the 78 constituencies as these are situated in Naxal-affected areas.

Polling for third phase in Bihar begins amid tight security

PATNA: Polling for the third and final phase of Bihar Assembly elections began at 7 a.m. on Saturday amid tight security arrangements in 78 Assembly constituencies in 15 districts of the state.

Cong terms Owaisi 'B Team' of BJP ahead of final phase in Bihar

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the final phase of polling in Bihar on November 7, the Congress has targeted AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi and termed him the B team of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

People of Bihar have made up their minds for change: Rahul

KATIHAR(Bihar): Even as polling is underway for 94 seats in the second phase of assembly elections, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrived in Bihar for campaigning on Tuesday and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Nitish Kumar, saying the two had together looted Bihar, which is why the people of the state had made up their minds on ushering in change.

AgustaWestland case: Christian Michel paid Euro 22,000 for typing report, contracts

NEW DELHI: British National Christian James Michel, who is one of the alleged middlemen in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland case, had hired a typist for Euro 22,000 to type the AW contracts.

RJD slams Nitish on Bihar's backward districts in Niti Aayog list

PATNA: RJD vice president Shivanand Tiwari on Tuesday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and raised a question mark on the kind of progress taking place in the Janata Dal (United) regime in which the development parameters don't impress the Niti Aayog.

Cops seize over Rs 6 crore cash in run up to Bihar polls

PATNA: Large amounts of unaccounted cash have been seized by the Bihar police during checking of vehicles. According to the state Election Commission more than Rs six crore has been seized till now.

Cops seize over Rs 6 crore cash in run up to Bihar polls

PATNA: Large amounts of unaccounted cash have been seized by the Bihar police during checking of vehicles. According to the state Election Commission more than Rs six crore has been seized till now.

DDCA suffered Rs 1.72 crore loss in FY 2018-19: Forensic audit report

NEW DELHI: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) suffered a loss of Rs 1.72 crore in financial year 2018-19, a forensic audit report of the balance sheet has revealed. The DDCA's total income was Rs 36.93 crores, but the books show that it spent Rs 38.66 crores.

NIA arrests key accused in FICN racket case

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said it has arrested one of the key accused, a resident of Malda in West Bengal, involved in the high quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) racket case.

An NIA spokesperson said that it arrested Tausif Alam alias Bulu Seikh in connection with FICN case of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, it registered in April this year. 

CBI files supplementary charge sheet in AgustaWestland case, names 15 accused

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday filed a supplementary charge sheet against 15 accused, including alleged middleman Christian Michel and accused-turned-approver Rajiv Saxena, in connection with the alleged corruption in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.

Prime Minister dedicates the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation and inaugurated new Rail Lines and Electrification Projects in Bihar for the benefit of passengers through video conference.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a new history has been created in the field of rail connectivity in Bihar. 

Prime Minister to dedicate the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall dedicate to the nation the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu (mega bridge) to the Nation through video-conference at 12 Noon on the 18th of September 2020.

Apart from this the Prime Minister shall also inaugurate 12 rail projects related to passenger facilities for the benefit of the Bihar State. These include a new railway bridge on the Kiul River, two new railway lines, 5 Electrification projects, one Electric Locomotive Shed and 3rd Line Project between Barh-Bakhtiyarpur.

18 persons killed in lightning strikes in Bihar

PATNA: At least 18 persons were killed in lightning strikes in 10 districts of Bihar on Tuesday, even as the Meteorological Department cautioned people not to move about in open places due to fear of lightning and heavy rain in the next 24 hours.

Lightning detection centres have been established in Madhubani, Katihar, and Gaya. Teams from the state disaster management authority have been asked to remain on standby.

Ministry of Tourism is promoting rural tourism through various initiatives-Tourism Minister

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Tourism has launched the Swadesh Darshan Scheme for Integrated Development of theme-based Tourist Circuits for development of tourism infrastructure including last mile connectivity in the country. Recognizing the potential of rural tourism in the country, the Ministry has identified Rural Circuit as one of fifteen thematic circuits identified for development under this scheme.

Promotion of Agricultural Research

NEW DELHI: To promote agricultural research and education, and to make the country self- reliant in the agriculture sector, DARE/ICAR has developed a country wide network of 103 Agricultural Research Institutes, 75 Agricultural Universities including 3 Central Agricultural Universities and 11 Agriculture Technology Application Research Institutes ably supported by a network of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) at the district level mandated with technology assessment and demonstration for wider application and capacity development. The institutes are developing and promoting high yielding varieties and technologies for higher production, reducing farm input (manpower, seed, fertilizer and water) and improving the income of farmers.

DDCA spent around Rs.9 crore on litigation in 2 years: Key official

NEW DELHI: The perennially controversial Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) spent close to Rs.9 crore on litigation in the last two years alone. This was discussed at an Apex Council meeting on Sunday night, at which it was decided to disengage Counsels Ankur Chawla and Gautam Dutta with immediate effect, apparently with an aim to check the expenditure.

PM to dedicate to the nation three key projects related to the Petroleum sector in Bihar on 13th September

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation three key projects related to the Petroleum sector in Bihar on 13th September, via video conferencing. The projects include the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and two LPG Bottling Plants. They have been commissioned by IndianOil and HPCL, PSUs under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Prime Minister launches PM Matsya Sampada Yojana, e-Gopala App & several initiatives in Bihar

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister  Narendra Modi launched PM Matsya Sampada Yojana, e-Gopala App & several initiatives linked to studies and research in fisheries production, dairy, animal husbandry and agriculture in Bihar through video conferencing.

Speaking on the occasion, PM said the motive behind all these schemes launched today is to empower our villages and make India Self-Reliant (AatmaNirbhar Bharat) in the 21st Century.

Delhi Police rescue 14 children, arrest 10 traffickers

NEW DEHLI: The railway unit of the Delhi Police has rescued 14 children trafficked from different districts of Bihar to Delhi and arrested 10 people, officials said on Wednesday.

The rescued children, who are in the age group of 12-14 years, have been taken to a quarantine centre in south Delhi's Lajpat Nagar.

Online Registration For Admission For The Session 2020-2021 In Engineering And Non-Engineering Trade Courses In All State And Private Industrial Training

CHANDIGARH: Online registration for admission for the session 2020-2021 in engineering and non-engineering trade courses in all state and private industrial training institutes in Haryana will start on the website from September 7, 2020.

Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson of the Department said that the details of the guidelines related to admission, list of district-wise institutes, information related to the seats available trade-wise and institute-wise is present on this website. The online admission forms can be filled from September 7 to September 22, 2020.

Install portrait of Dilawar Singh in Sikh Central Museum : Sikh hardliners to SGPC

AMRITSAR: Prayers and samagam was organised today at Akal Takht, the top Sikh temporal seat, in memory of Dilawar Singh, the assassin of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.

Delhi riots: ED arrests Tahir Hussain

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said that it has arrested suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain in a money laundering case in relation to the northeast Delhi riots in February this year.

ED questions suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain in Delhi riots case

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday brought suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain for questioning from Tihar jail in connection with its probe into the northeast Delhi riots and the Tablighi Jamaat case, officials said.

Over 100 academicians write to Modi backing NEET-JEE, in time

NEW DELHI: In what can definitely be termed as a shot in the arm for the government facing Opposition flak, a long list of academicians including professors from Delhi University, JNU, Central University of Kerala, California University among others have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi supporting the conduct of JEE-NEET exams in the hope that students will not lose a year.

India, Nepal to expand energy cooperation, explore new pipeline

NEW DELHI: The atmosphere of mistrust between India and Nepal over border issues has not impacted energy sector cooperation between the two countries as both have decided to explore the possibility of another petroleum pipeline to feed the growing fuel demand in the Himalayan nation.

ISIS operative held in Bengaluru: NIA

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said it has arrested an Islamic State operative from Bengaluru in connection with the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) case for conspiring with Syria-based operatives of the outfit to further terror activities in India.

HC asks DSLSA to conduct special workshops for senior jail officials

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) to organise workshops for senior jail officials apprising them of their duties and obligations in law towards the prisoners.

'Zero tolerance' for graft in defence procurement: Court puts Jaya Jaitley behind bars

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Thursday sentenced former Samata Party President Jaya Jaitly to four years in jail in a corruption case related to a defence deal, asserting that "there should be zero tolerance towards corruption in defence procurement deals".

Delhi court dismisses plea of riot accused on life threat

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed a plea filed by February riots' accused Shahrukh Pathan regarding threat to his life after Tihar Central Jail's authorities told the court that he will not be shifted to the cell meant for general prisoners.

UP MLA fears threat to life by mining mafia lord

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Yogesh Dhama has written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Director-General of state Police claiming he has been facing a threat to his life from notorious gangster Sunil Rathi, who is lodged in Delhi's Tihar jail in connection with the murder of another gangster Munna Bajrangi.

Sonu Punjaban hospitalised after having overdose of pills

NEW DELHI: Geeta Arora, known as Sonu Punjaban, who is serving a jail term in connection with a case of kidnapping, human trafficking, and flesh trade, was admitted in hospital after she consumed an overdose of medicines, jail officials said on Saturday.

Bihar: 3 FIRs filed in Ramjanaki Road damage case

GOPALGANJ: The issue of the damage to the Ramjanaki Road has now aggravated as three different FIRs have been lodged in the Baikunthpur police station.

The Ramjanaki Road which was inaugurated just a month ago could not withstand the pressure of the Gandak river in Gopalganj district of Bihar and collapsed, affecting traffic on this route. The incident also triggered a political controversy as former state Deputy Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the damage.

Citizens have right to know: Police tell HC on Pinjra Tod's gag plea (Ld)

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has filed a status report in response to a petition filed by Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita, seeking the courts direction to the Delhi Police to not leak any allegations to the media pertaining to the petitioner, pending investigation and thereafter during trial.

SC sets aside Delhi HC order for Navlakha transfer record

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court order, directing the NIA investigating officer to produce the entire set of records in connection with the production warrant and extension of social activist Gautam Navlakha's judicial remand in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Amid show of strength, INLD splits; Ajay Chautala to float new party

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