In Bihar's Buxaur district, a North East Superfast Express derailed, killing 4 people, and left over 80 injured. The incident happened on October 11, at 9:45 pm, confirmed Railways. Getting into details, six bogies of the train derailed, leaving a chaos at Raghunathpur station. Assam CM Himanta Biswas expressed grief and said, they are monitoring the situation closely. Furthermore, rescue team is also at spot for restoration works.
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The Nitish Kumar-led Bihar Government released the Caste Survey Census data on October 2. As per the released survey, over 60% population belong to other castes, backward, SC/ST, whereas close to 15.54% are general category. "Today, on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the data of caste-based census conducted in Bihar has been published. Many congratulations to the entire team engaged in the work of caste-based enumeration!" said… read-more
The Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) and its alliance Rashtriya Janata Dal, expanded its cabinet and inducted 30 ministers. On August 16, the newly elected ministers, including 15 legislators of the RJD took the oath of office as berth ministers. JD(U) MLAs Leshi Singh, Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Bijendra Yadav, Madan Sahni, Sheela Kumari Mandal, and others took oath in the first batch at Rajendra Mandal, at Raj Bhavan, Patna.
A close aide of politician Lalu Prasad Yadav has been arrested in a scam case. On July 27, the CBI arrested Bhola Yadav in connection with the land for job scam during Lalu Prasad Yadav's tenure as Railway Minister (2004-2009.) Furthermore, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation, about 1,05,292 Sq. feet land, immovable properties were acquired by Yadav through five sales deeds and two gift deeds.
In Bihar, a young man Ankit Jha (23) was stabbed by people of another community, as he was watching a video of suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma. The incident gained attention after recent attacks due to Nupur Sharma's remark, but police denied Nupur Sharma's angle and communal attack. Furthermore, police said, Jha was using WhatsApp when bystanders attacked him and stabbed him several times, following which he sustained injuries.
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Disappointed with the new "Agnipath Recruitment Scheme" in Army, aspirants staged a violent protests erupted in Bihar and Utarakhand. On June 16, they intensified their protests, torched trains and public properties. They also started stone-pelting at Ara railway station. The protestors demanded the withdrawal of the scheme, which limits service years and age limit for training from 17.5 year to 21 year with an early exit from army services… read-more
In order to promote 'Organic Farming' scheme of the Central Government, the BJP Kisan Morcha will launch "Jan Abhiyan Padyatra". Launched on April 28 from Patna's Bhaktipura region, the 5 km yatra with 2,000 farmers would be led by BJPKM Chief Rajkumar Chahar. The campaign will be in phases, starting from Bihar and covering West Bengal and Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand in the first phase, educating farmers to adopt 'Organic Farming'.… read-more
Mohan Paswan, father of Bihar's famous 'bicycle girl' Jyoti Paswan, has died due to cardiac arrest in Darbhanga on May 31. Jyoti and her father had hit the headlines in May 2020, when she cycled 1,200 km (from Gurugram to their native Darbhanga in Bihar) in seven days, carrying her incapacitated father during the lockdown. The 15-year-old's efforts were even praised by ex-US President Donald Trump.
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Bihar has become another state to declare Mucormycosis (black fungus) as an epidemic. The decision has been taken as the Mucarmycosis cases reached 117 in the state by May 21. State Health Minister Mangal Pandey stated private hospitals will now be obligated to inform about the cases to the health department and patients will be treated free-of-cost. The government has… read-more
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To ensure continuous learning during the pandemic, Bihar's education department has equipped its app named e-Library of Teachers and Students (e-LoTS) and web portal with study materials. Both the platforms now consist of syllabus for class1-12 students in the form of video content and e-books. This has been done in collaboration with the UNICEF Bihar. Besides, steps are being taken to provide the benefit to students currently deprived of… read-more
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