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  • PM Modi says contact-tracing, surveillance most effective weapons against coronavirus pandemic Aug 11, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    PM Modi says contact-tracing, surveillance most effective weapons against coronavirus pandemic

    The Centre and states have been able to work as a team in the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

  • Nepal not cooperating in flood relief work: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tells Prime Minister Modi Aug 11, 2020 02:19 PM IST

    Nepal not cooperating in flood relief work: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tells Prime Minister Modi

    More than 74.20 lakh people of 16 districts in Bihar have been affected by the calamity, Nitish Kumar told Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Bihar flood situation remains grim, 74.40 lakh people affected in 16 districts Aug 10, 2020 09:57 PM IST

    Bihar flood situation remains grim, 74.40 lakh people affected in 16 districts

    Darbhanga reported the highest number of flood-related deaths at 10, followed by Muzaffarpur at six, West Champaran at four and two each in Saran and Siwan, the bulletin said.

  • PM Modi for extensive use of innovative tech to improve flood forecast and warning system Aug 10, 2020 09:23 PM IST

    PM Modi for extensive use of innovative tech to improve flood forecast and warning system

    The prime minister made these remarks at a virtual meeting with the chief ministers and representatives of six states to review the flood situation in various parts of the country.

  • Bihar flood situation remains grim; 74 lakh affected in 16 districts Aug 09, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    Bihar flood situation remains grim; 74 lakh affected in 16 districts

    Darbhanga reported the highest number of flood-related fatalities at nine, followed by six in Muzaffarpur, four in West Champaran and two each in Saran and Siwan districts.

  • Bihar Police's probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's case had made good progress, says IPS officer Vinay Tiwari Aug 08, 2020 11:50 AM IST

    Bihar Police's probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's case had made good progress, says IPS officer Vinay Tiwari

    Upon his return to Patna late Friday night, Tiwari, who is posted as the SP City (East), however, declined to spill the beans on the findings of the investigation carried out by his team asserting that doing so would be "inappropriate".

  • Bihar govt decides to recommend CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case Aug 04, 2020 01:48 PM IST

    Bihar govt decides to recommend CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case

    "Bihar DGP (Gupteshwar Pandey) had a talk with the late actors father K K Singh today. DGP has informed me that the father has asked for a CBI probe into the case," Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput death case | Rhea not missing, hasn't got summons from Bihar cops: Lawyer Aug 03, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Sushant Singh Rajput death case | Rhea not missing, hasn't got summons from Bihar cops: Lawyer

    The Bihar Police last week lodged an FIR against Chakraborty for allegedly abetting Rajput's suicide. The complaint was filed by Sushant Singh Rajput's father K K Singh against Chakraborty and other members of her family.

  • Nitin Gadkari inaugurates upstream lane of Bihar's Gandhi Setu renovated at a cost of Rs 1,742 crore Jul 31, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari inaugurates upstream lane of Bihar's Gandhi Setu renovated at a cost of Rs 1,742 crore

    He also said that multiple steps are being taken to promote economic growth and create employment opportunities in Bihar.

  • Unlock 3.0 rules for Bihar: What is allowed, what is not Jul 31, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    Unlock 3.0 rules for Bihar: What is allowed, what is not

    Let us take a look at what will be allowed and not allowed in Bihar starting from August 1

  • Bihar government, Sushant Singh Rajput's father move SC to oppose Rhea Chakraborty's plea in actor's death case Jul 30, 2020 09:26 PM IST

    Bihar government, Sushant Singh Rajput's father move SC to oppose Rhea Chakraborty's plea in actor's death case

    The caveats were filed by the state government and Krishna Kishore Singh, father of the late actor, a day after Chakraborty, the rumoured girlfriend of Rajput, had moved the top court seeking transfer of the FIR lodged at Patna to Mumbai for the offence of abetment of suicide.

  • Coronavirus India update: Bihar 16-day lockdown extension order withdrawn, decision likely today evening Jul 29, 2020 03:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus India update: Bihar 16-day lockdown extension order withdrawn, decision likely today evening

    "The requirement of a lockdown is inevitable and urgent to contain the further spread of COVID-19 in the state," the government order stated.

  • Rain in catchment areas of Gandak causes flood in north Bihar Jul 21, 2020 09:48 PM IST

    Rain in catchment areas of Gandak causes flood in north Bihar

    Several rivers except the Ganges continued to flow above the danger mark and flood waters have hit nearly 4 lakh people in eight districts, a disaster management department bulletin said.

  • COVID-19 crisis | Central team flags possible surge in cases in Bihar in days to come Jul 21, 2020 09:13 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis | Central team flags possible surge in cases in Bihar in days to come

    During a meeting with state officials, delegates of the Central team reportedly said that there is a need for hospitals to implement a strict policy to control the transmission of infection.

  • Bihar heading towards becoming global COVID-19 hotspot: Tejashwi Yadav Jul 19, 2020 07:10 AM IST

    Bihar heading towards becoming global COVID-19 hotspot: Tejashwi Yadav

    Yadav, the leader of opposition in the state legislative assembly, said the government was testing around 10,000 samples per day against the required 30,000-35,000 tests a day given the size and population of Bihar.

  • Election Commission writes to political parties, seeks suggestions for poll campaign during COVID-19 Jul 17, 2020 09:27 PM IST

    Election Commission writes to political parties, seeks suggestions for poll campaign during COVID-19

    In its one-page letter, the poll body sought their replies by July 31 and said that bypolls in some states and the Bihar assembly elections are due this year.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Districts in MP, Bihar, Telangana most vulnerable: Lancet study Jul 17, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Districts in MP, Bihar, Telangana most vulnerable: Lancet study

    According to scientists, including Rajib Acharya from the Population Council, New Delhi, vulnerability in the research means the risk of consequences of infection, including spread, morbidity, mortality, and social and economic effects of the pandemic.

  • Election Commission not to extend facility of postal ballot to voters above 65 in Bihar polls, bypolls Jul 16, 2020 08:16 PM IST

    Election Commission not to extend facility of postal ballot to voters above 65 in Bihar polls, bypolls

    In October last year, the Law Ministry amended the Conduct of Election Rules to allow people with disabilities and those who are 80 years of age or above to opt for postal ballot during the Lok Sabha and assembly elections.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Bihar govt instructs medical colleges to prepare 100 beds for treatment of COVID-19 patients Jul 11, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Bihar govt instructs medical colleges to prepare 100 beds for treatment of COVID-19 patients

    This includes making sure that each bed has an oxygen cylinder and adequate space between each other

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Complete lockdown in Patna from July 10-16 as COVID-19 cases surge Jul 08, 2020 07:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Complete lockdown in Patna from July 10-16 as COVID-19 cases surge

    Except for the essential services, markets, offices and other commercial activities will be prohibited during the lockdown period in the state capital, the order said.

  • Bihar court rejects case filed against Bollywood bigwigs in Sushant Singh Rajput's death Jul 08, 2020 05:19 PM IST

    Bihar court rejects case filed against Bollywood bigwigs in Sushant Singh Rajput's death

    Chief Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar dismissed the petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, pointing out that the matter lay outside the court's jurisdiction.

  • Nitish Kumar, 14 Bihar CMO staffers test negative for COVID-19 Jul 05, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    Nitish Kumar, 14 Bihar CMO staffers test negative for COVID-19

    According to the sources, one of the 15 staffers in the Chief Minister's Office who had undergone the test was found positive for the infection.

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sends swab sample for COVID-19 test Jul 04, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sends swab sample for COVID-19 test

    Besides the chief minister, samples of 15 staffers of the Chief Minister's Office have been collected for COVID-19 test, the sources said, adding results are expected Sunday.

  • 22 people die of lightning strikes in Bihar, third incident in a week Jul 02, 2020 08:17 PM IST

    22 people die of lightning strikes in Bihar, third incident in a week

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family of the 22 people who lost their lives due to lightning strikes on July 2

  • Be more sensitive to poor; implement PMGKAY proactively: Ram Vilas Paswan to laggard states Jul 01, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Be more sensitive to poor; implement PMGKAY proactively: Ram Vilas Paswan to laggard states

    The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), announced as part of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to help those affected due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, was earlier valid for a three-month period from April to June. The same has been extended for five months till November.

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