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.

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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.

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Patna: After a couple of years of one educational scandal after another that led to the arrests of several senior officials in the education department along with the arrests of fake topper Ruby Rai and a college Principal in Vaishali district, the reality set in on the students in Bihar on Tuesday when the result of the 2017 Class XII revealed only 35 percent of the students passing in the test while a solid 65 percent flunking the exams.

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Patna: If it's not the junior doctors' strike then there has to be another way to inconvenience patients in Bihar, often times with dire consequences, medicine dealers in Bihar under the aegis of Bihar Chemists and Druggists Association (BCDA), took part in a day-long nationwide bandh to protest against the Central government's attempt to put all medical information on a national web portal to check corrupt practices involved in the industry.

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Patna: The ongoing live drama of catching bootleggers and illegal alcohol vendors and crushing the bottles with a steam roller amidst much pomp and show continued in Patna on Monday when the district administration, under the vigil eyes of the Patna District Magistrate Sanjay Agrawal, destroyed nearly 30,000 bottles of Indian made foreign liquors with a retail value of over Rs. 1 crore.

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Patna: Heads were exploding on both sides of the aisle in Bihar when Chief Minister Nitish Kumar chose to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was hosting the Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth in Delhi, over a luncheon invitation from the Congress Party, a partner in the Grand Alliance in Bihar, sending all sorts of signals to people who now feel uncertain about the future of the Mahagathbandhan in the state.

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Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leaders in Patna on Sunday mourned the death of Rajiv Pratap Singh, the son of Vaishali MP Rama Singh who died in a road accident near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday afternoon after the vehicle he was driving rammed into a stationary truck from behind.

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