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Father of 3 arrested for marrying minor in Bihar

Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) Days ahead of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's human chain against child marriage event, police on Thursday said they have arrested a man in Samastipur district for marrying a minor girl. Mohd Saddam who lives in Haripur village is already a father of three. Child marriage is not only illegal, it is a punishable crime and police have arrested one such offe...

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Notice to Bihar teacher for urinating at public place

Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) In a first of its kind action, a schoolteacher in Bihar's Darbhanga district has been issued a notice for urinating at a public place, an official said on Wednesday. Vijay Prakash Meena, an IAS probationar posted as the Block Development-cum-Sub Divisional Officer of Benipur block, has asked panchayat schoolteacher Serena Kumar to explain his act of urinating at a pu...

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Lalu's son-in-law evades ED summons in money laundering case

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Rahul Yadav, son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, on Wednesday evaded the Enforcement Directorate summons for questioning over a Rs 1 crore loan he had given to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi in connection with an ongoing probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case, officials said. An ED official told IANS that Rahul Yadav did not depose before the a...

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BJP ally JD-U favours simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls

Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ally Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Wednesday said the party is in favour of holding simultaneous elections to parliament and state assemblies in 2019. JD-U state President Bashistha Narain Singh said his party was ready for mid-term assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Our party has been a supporter of ho...

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NABARD estimates Odisha's credit potential at over Rs 71 cr for 2018-19

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said NABARD has projected an overall credit potential for the state under priority sector at Rs 71,419 crore for the year 2018-19. Participating in the state credit seminar organised by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) here, the Chief Minister said under the agriculture sector, the st...

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Odisha seeks Rs 6,500 cr for railway projects in Budget

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought Rs 6,500 crore for railway projects in the state in the Union Budget for 2018-19. In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Patnaik said such a package will help both Odisha and Indian Railways in furthering their goals of economic and social justice. This packages includes detailed proposals ...

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Odisha government announces incentives for doctors doing PG

Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to provide monthly financial incentives of Rs 18,000 to doctors doing their post graduation in pre and para clinical subjects. In order to attract more doctors in these sectors, the incentives would be provided on and above their monthly stipend. The decision has been taken after the approval of Chief Minister Naveen Pat...

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Rail commuters vote Kozhikode station 'cleanest': Survey

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kozhikode railway station in Kerala has been declared the cleanest in the country by railway commuters while the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi is at the lowest rung, said a survey by an app-based travel portal on Tuesday. Kozhikode was ranked the best railway station with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 while Hazrat Nizamuddin was rated the lowest by our users in t...

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ED summons Lalu's son-in-law in money laundering case

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In connection with its ongoing probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son-in-law Rahul Yadav for questioning on Wednesday over a Rs 1 crore loan he had given to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi. The ED wants to know the source of the money given to Rabri Devi, suspecting that it may...

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RLSP chief and Union Minister Kushwaha has sympathy for Lalu and family

Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, chief of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, an ally of the BJP, has been openly voicing sympathy for jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, triggering speculation that he is likely to jump onto the RJD bandwagon. Kushwaha, a soft spoken politician, has repeatedly expressed his sympathy for Lalu Prasad and his family in the last two ...

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Children with guardians may participate in human chain: Patna HC

Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) In a setback to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's much hyped human chain against child marriage and dowry to be organised on January 21, the Patna High Court on Tuesday has directed the state government that children, including students will not participate in it without guardians. The court, while hearing a petition filed by the Nagrik Adhikar Manch, said parents'...

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ED summons Lalu's son-in-law in money laundering case

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday said Rahul Yadav, son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, will be questioned over Rs 1 crore loan he had given to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi. The questioning pertains to ED's ongoing probe into a money laundering case against Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti, a Rajya Sabha MP. The ED wants to know the source of the ...

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50,000 artistes to get pension in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a monthly pension of Rs 1,200 for 50,000 artistes in the state. Currently, 4,000 artistes are getting Rs 1,000 pension under Mukhya Mantri Kalakara Sahayata Yojana. The state government has now enhanced the monthly pension to Rs 1,200. The state government has also relaxed the age limit of both th...

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26 villagers held for stone-pelting on Bihar CM's convoy

Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) As many as 26 persons, including 10 women, have been arrested in connection with stone-pelting on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's convoy in Buxar district and a high-level probe is underway, an official said on Sunday. In the last two days, 26 persons have been arrested, the district official said in Buxar. Upset over lack of development, a group of villa...

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Fly AirAsia at Rs 99 to 7 cities in India

Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) Low-cost airline AirAsia India on Sunday said it would fly passengers from Monday to seven cities across the country at a promotional base fare from Rs 99 upwards. The promotional fares start from Rs 99 under the dynamic pricing to cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune and Ranchi, it said in a statement here. The budget carrier...

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Pradhan urges Odisha to reconsider aspirational districts proposal

Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to reconsider the state's decision to not include eight backward districts in the Centre's 'aspirational districts' list. In a letter released to the media on Sunday, Pradhan said an unwarranted controversy should not be created over inclusion of Rayagada, Kalahandi, ...

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Lalu's supporters visit Ranchi jail with dahi-chura, return empty-handed

Ranchi, Jan 14 (IANS) Scores of supporters of RJD supremo Lalu Yadav thronged the jail here on Sunday with 'dahi-chura' and 'tilkut' on the occasion of Makar Sankranti but failed to meet him -- and unable to offer him the traditional goodies they returned dejected. The former Chief Minister is currently lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail after his conviction by a Ranchi court in a fo...

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Gere in Bodh Gaya for Dalai Lama's discourse

Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) Hollywood star Richard Gere on Sunday joined a three-day course on Buddhism by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, the holiest Buddhist site. Gere was spotted along with several foreigners and monks at the Mahabodhi temple when the Dalai Lama offered prayers on Saturday. Gere met the Dalai Lama on Saturday, an official at the Tibetan...

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Centre interfering systematically in judicial system: BJD

Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP and Supreme Court lawyer Pinaki Mishra on Saturday said the entral government is trying to choke the judiciary to ensure it ceased to function. In last three years, there is a systematic interference by the union government in the judicial system. They are trying to choke it, said Mishra at the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBL...

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Engineer with Bengaluru firm shot dead in Bihar

Patna, Jan 13 (IANS) An engineer working in a private construction company in Bengaluru was on Saturday shot dead by unidentified criminals in Bihar's Saran district, police said. According to a district police official, Krishnmohan Tiwari, 40, a resident of Kolhua village in Saran, was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne criminals near Devri village under Taraiya Police Station on Saturda...

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