Tag: Bihar news

Bihar: Punia accuses Centre of diverting SC/ST housing funds for ‘others’

Congress leader P L Punia, the former chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), has accused the Centre of diverting funds from the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), pointing to Bihar across three fiscals as an example of the same. Punia […]

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Turmoil inside Bihar Vidhan Sabha, streets of Patna over Police Bill

A bill seeking to arm Bihar police with alleged draconian powers on Tuesday left the assembly virtually paralysed and the state capitals streets in turmoil as RJD workers, led by Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, clashed with security forces upon being thwarted from reaching the Vidhan Sabha premises in a huge procession. Yadav had, at a press […]

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Factors in fudge — a target, a profit motive and some reason to worry

PRESENTED WITH examples found by The Indian Express, senior Health officials in Bihar said there will be a probe into the glaring discrepancies in Covid testing charts but sources said that, at first glance, a set of factors could be behind the fake entries: from corruption to cutting corners in a scramble to meet targets. […]

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In Bihar, four booked for rape, murder of 12-yr-old

East Champaran police in Bihar have booked four people for alleged rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, and seven others for alleged destruction of evidence. Two of them have been arrested, the police said Saturday. On Saturday, the local police station in-charge was suspended for purportedly delaying lodging an FIR and for not conducting […]

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Asked about law and order, Nitish tells media not to demoralise police

Facing criticism over the state’s law and order situation, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday urged the media not to “demoralise the police” and added that Bihar is still at the 23rd position in the country in terms of crime. Referring to the murder of IndiGo airlines station manager Rupesh Kumar Singh two days […]

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