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Bihar Reports 6,393 Fresh COVID-19 Infections, Seven Fatalities

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

This is the second consecutive day when Bihar witnessed a rise of over 6,000 fresh cases.

Bihar Reports 5,908 Fresh Covid Cases, Highest Tally Since Jan 1

Jan 12, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

On Monday, the state capital had logged 2,566 fresh cases. The state's overall active coronavirus count jumped to 25,051 on Tuesday. Among other prominent personalities, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.


4,737 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Bihar, 6-Yr-Old Among 5 Dead

With the fresh cases, the state’s overall active coronavirus count jumped to 20,938, while the toll increased to 12,106, the bulletin said. The number of infections on Monday was less than 5022 cases reported in the state on Sunday, the bulletin said.

Bihar: 20-Year-Old Dalit Girl Found Dead Six Days After Upper-Caste Men Kidnapped Her

Jan 01, 2022 Asad Ashraf

According to the Superintendent of Police, Shree Manish, the two accused, Anurag and Anshul, have been arrested by the police under the charges of IPC 302, 34 and SC/ST Act, etc.


Bihar Chief Minister Gets Flustered Over Speech Getting Disrupted

According to the police, some local level elected representatives had come to submit a memorandum to the chief minister and picked up a quarrel when they were stopped at a distance from the dais.

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28 December, 2021

Odisha Government Run By Patnaik's Friends: Kanhaiya

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Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJD alleging that the Odisha government is being run by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's "friends", and not elected representatives.


22 December, 2021

Former Bihar Chief Minister Faces Severe Backlash After His Distasteful Remarks On Brahmins

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Manjhi's use of swear word came to light on Sunday when a video went viral on social media where the 77-year-old leader was shown holding forth on the pitfalls of growing ritualism among Dalits at a function.


21 December, 2021

Union Minister Giriraj Singh Expresses His Anguish Over Increased Job Related Migration Of People From Bihar To Other States

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"Why Niti Aayog is calling Bihar a backward state?" BJP's Rajiv Pratap Rudy asked in the questioning hour of Lok Sabha


12 December, 2021

'Invite Elected Representatives To State Govt Functions, Or Else...' Bihar RWD Instructs

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According to a recent circular by Bihar Rural Works Department (RWD) if executive engineers and related officials fail to invite elected representatives to state government functions, the RWD will take actions against them.


12 December, 2021

Nitish Govt Writes To NITI Aayog, Seeks Spl Status For Bihar

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The minister also complained of "lack of initiative" on part of the Centre for setting up public sector units in Bihar which could give a fillip to "industrial growth and technical education" in the state.


01 December, 2021

RJD Leader Tejashwi Yadav Demands For State Specific Caste Census

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Union minister Nityanand Rai reiterated in the Rajya Sabha session that the census schedule will not include castes other than the SCs and STs.


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30 November, 2021

Bihar Legislators Engage In Vile Verbal Spat Outside Assembly

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BJP MLA Sanjay Saraogi and RJD legislator Bhai Virendra were engaged in a debate in front of cameras outside Bihar Assembly but as one addressed the other as 'tum' the verbal spat unfolded into, 'Patak ke maarenge'.


26 November, 2021

NITI Aayog's Report Declares Bihar, Jharkhand and UP As The Poorest States Of India

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India's national MPI measure uses the globally accepted and robust methodology developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


25 November, 2021

RJD Asks BJP To Withdraw Support From Nitish Govt Over Liquor Ban Failure

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While the BJP MLAs are blaming the Nitish Kumar government for the failure in liquor ban implementation in Bihar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) National General Secretary Alok Mehta has asked the BJP to withdraw support from the state government if its leaders are unhappy with it.


22 November, 2021

Over 500 Industrial Units Set Up In Bihar Under Nitish Kumar, More In The Pipeline

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Speaking at a press conference here after inaugurating Bihar Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair in Pragati Maidan, the minister said the State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) has received investment proposals worth Rs 36,694 crore.


19 November, 2021

In The Aftermath Of PM's Announcement Of The Repealing Of Farm Laws, Lalu Accuses Modi Govt For Creating An Environment Of Mistrust, While Nitish Refuses To Comment

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"The PM in his announcement elaborated that the Acts were for the benefit of the farmers but the Centre could not convince a section of them": Nitish Kumar


03 November, 2021

Bypoll Results A Big Shot In Nitish Kumar’s Arm; Lalu And Congress Cut A Sorry Figure In Bihar

Giridhar Jha

In Kusheshwar Ashtan, JD-U candidate Aman Kumar Hazari defeated his nearest RJD rival Ganesh Bharti by a margin of 12,685 votes while Arun Kumar of RJD lost to Rajeev Kumar Singh of the ruling party by 1,722 votes in Tarapur.


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02 November, 2021

Counting Of Votes Begins For Bypolls To 3 LS, 29 Assembly Seats Amid Tight Security

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Bypolls Results: INLD leader Abhay Chautala, Wife of late chief minister Virbhadra Singh and former national footballer Eugeneson Lyngdoh are among the prominent candidates whose fate will be decided.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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