Patna: Former Congress legislator Sunita Devi, along with a number of her supporters on Wednesday, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party state President Nityanand Rai.
Patna: Torrential rain on Wednesday brought much-needed relief to the Patna'ites as the temperature dipped from a sweltering 40 plus degree for the last several days to a moderate 27.4 degree Celsius though bringing with it the usual misery like water-logging in many areas for which Patna is known for.
Patna: Upendra Kushwaha, Union Minister and the leader of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), at a press conference in Patna on Monday, slammed the state government for destroying education in Bihar for many generations to come.
Patna: It was yet another day of protest by the students of Bihar who are not letting go of their anger over what they call a deliberate manipulation of the Intermediate results by the Bihar Board to spread a false narrative that cheatings in school and college exams have finally come to an end thanks to the hard work of the state government.
Patna: Police in Patna, acting on a tip-off, pulled over a truck on By Pass Road on Monday and seized 492 cartons of Royal Stag whisky meant to be sold in the state capital.
Patna: Dozens of candidates for the post of Assistant Principals in various state engineering colleges and poly-technical institutes protested outside the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) building in Patna on Monday for the government's failure to fill in nearly a thousand posts lying vacant across the state.
Patna: Despite soaring temperature, around 46% people in Patna on Sunday cast their votes in the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) election sealing the fate of over 1000 candidates for 75 posts in the electronic voting machines.
Patna: While Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was trying hard to convince his counterpart in Tamil Nadu on Saturday to impose prohibition in the state, education in Bihar refused to take respite from taking a nosedive as hundreds of angry students in the state capital, for the fourth consecutive day, protested outside the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) demanding a high-level probe in the Inter results and the resignation of Bihar Education Minister only to be roughed up and chased away by the lathi-twirling cops.
Patna: Ganesh Ram, the fake topper in Inter Arts, who was arrested from his home in Musallahpur Hat in Patna on Friday, was presented before a court on Saturday and was taken away to the Beur Jail for a 14-days incarceration under judicial custody.
Patna: Amidst growing controversy over yet another 'topper scam' in Bihar, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday declared the results for Class X with Patna Zone consisting of Bihar and Jharkhand faring better than the national pass percentage average of 90.95.
Patna: The administration's early story that the low rate of success in the BSEB in which only around 35% of the students passed was the direct result of the government's ongoing attempt to curb cheating in the test centers and eliminate corruption in the education department came crumbling down on Wednesday when an alarmed Chief Minister directed officials to hold 'compartmental' exams without much delay so more students could pass the test in their second attempt.
Patna: Trouble continued to mount on the Lalu clan when Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) issued a show-cause notice to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son and Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav about his ownership of a petrol pump on Patna-Anisabad By-pass and how he managed to acquire it.
Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday night arrested two men belonging to an interstate gang involved in duping unsuspecting people to the tune of several crore rupees by telling them they were the winners of a mega sweepstake with prizes including luxury cars and other high-priced items.