In shocking news, a journalist of Dainik Jagran, Vimak Kumar Yadav is shot dead in the Araria district of Bihar, on August 18. Four assailants came riding on a bike and called him out of his house and shot him. Notably, in 2019, Vimal's brother was also murdered, and he was the witness. The murder has created an uproar in the district, and an investigation has been launched into it.
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Under construction, in Bihar's Bhagalpur, the bridge fell for a second time in 14 months. The visuals of the bridge collapsing dramatically, went viral on social media platforms. According to sources, at least 30 slabs of several pillars collapsed close to a 100 ft bridge. The four-lane Sultanganj-Aguani Ghat Bridge was estimated to be constructed for Rs 1,710 crores, and was under construction, connecting Sultanganj and Khagaria.
In Bihar's Motihari region, six people died whereas 10 fell ill after they consumed spurious drink. As per sources, the ill people are admitted to hospital after drinking spurious liquor in Motihari, Bihar. In the incident, the Bihar Police have arrested seven people and an investigation has been launched. Jayant Kant, DIG, Champaran Range confirmed the updates and launched an investigation.
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The governor of Bihar, Phagu Chauhan granted an additional charge of the 'Education Department' to the Building Minister Ashok Chaudhary on November 19. The decision came after the sworn Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary resigned due to the recent allegations. Chaudhary is one among of the 14 ministers who took an oath on November 16. Mewalal was earlier suspended from JD(U) in 2017 for his irregularities as Vice-chancellor of Bhagalpur's… read-more
For 8,415 constable vacancies in Bihar Police, the Central Selection Board of Constables (CSCB) has opened online applications. The aspirants can apply at the official website from November 13 till December 14. The candidates should be between the age of 18 to 25 years and have passed class 12 from a recognized board. Reportedly, the candidates will also be eligible for relaxation in application fee with… read-more
For a consecutive third time, the total vote turnout of women (59.7%) was more than that of men (54.6%) in recently concluded Bihar Assembly polls. However, the male participation was recorded as highest since 2010. Even in the 2019 General elections, the total female voter turnout in Bihar was more than men at 59.5% and 54.9% respectively. The ongoing pandemic has however resulted in decreased female voter turnout than the 2015 elections (60… read-more
The recently concluded Bihar Assembly Elections witnessed a record high deployment of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) for conducting the elections smoothly. Around 1.62 Lakh personnel from 1200 companies were deployed in the state. The force comprised of ITBP, BSF, CRPF, SSB, CISF, and armed police forces from 17 different states including some north eastern states. The earlier record for largest security deployment was held by last… read-more
The Jharkhand High Court has postponed the hearing of Lalu Prasad's bail plea to November 27 in the Dumka Treasury Fodder Scam Case. Prasad, who was convicted in four cases, has received bail in three. His counsel, Kapil Sibal, claimed a bail citing his health and informed that Prasad has already served more than half of the sentence. However, the investigative agency sought more time to file a report on Prasad's health.
In the final phase of Bihar elections, around 55.22% voters cast their votes on November 7. Deciding the destiny of 1,204 candidates in 78 constituencies, around 2.34 crore voters were expected to participate in this phase. The voting percentage was comparatively lower than that of 2015 (56.66%). Voting was also held for the Valmiki Nagar constituency, which fell vacant after the death of JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahato in February 2020.
Tejashwi Yadav during his party's 'Naukri Samwad' on October 28 slammed the Central Government for privatising various sectors and pledged to end privatisation in Bihar, if he is elected. Further, pointing out the irregularities in Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC), he promised to increase the upper age limit for BPSC. While stressing the importance of education, he announced that his government will spend 22% of the state budget on… read-more