Patna: News

22 Jun 2024

Bihar Police

5 arrested in Jharkhand in NEET paper leak case

Five individuals were arrested by the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police in Deoghar, Jharkhand, on Friday, as part of the ongoing investigation into the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) paper leak case.

21 Jun 2024


Who are the men behind NEET-UG paper leak 

The Bihar Police's Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) arrested 13 people, including four National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) aspirants, on the eve of the exam last month after receiving a tip-off about a potential paper leak.

20 Jun 2024


Bihar deputy CM links Tejashwi Yadav to NEET paper leak

Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister, Vijay Sharma, has accused his predecessor, Tejashwi Yadav, in the alleged National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) paper leak.

19 Jun 2024


Aviation regulator considers flying ban for hoax callers

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is planning to propose a stringent action against hoax callers, potentially including a five-year ban from flying on any airline.

06 Jun 2024


What happened during Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav's in-flight meeting

A picture of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his former deputy Tejashwi Yadav seated together on a Vistara Patna-Delhi flight on the vote-counting day (June 4) of the Lok Sabha elections took the internet by storm.

17 May 2024


Patna: Mob burns school after 3-year-old's body found on premises 

An angry mob set parts of a private school on fire after the body of a three-year-old student was found concealed within a drainage gutter at the school in Patna, Bihar, on Friday.

05 May 2024


Gangster-turned-politician Anant Singh granted parole ahead of Munger LS polls

Notorious gangster-turned-politician Anant Singh was released on 15-day parole from Beur central jail in Patna, Bihar, on Sunday.

23 Apr 2024


Indian Railways records highest-ever passenger numbers in April

The Indian Railways (IR) has reported a record-breaking 411 million passengers traveling by train across the country within the first three weeks of April, a report in the Hindustan Times said.

12 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Nitish Kumar's government to face trust vote today

A floor test of the new Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be held on Monday.

11 Jan 2024


Bihar school uses benches as fuel for cooking, probe ordered

The Bihar Education Department is investigating claims that wooden benches for students were used as fuel for cooking mid-day meals at a government school in Patna district.

29 Oct 2023


Bihar: Man found dead at Congress MLA's house, probe underway

The body of a man was discovered on Saturday at the house of Congress MLA Neetu Singh in the Nawada district of Bihar, reported India Today.

03 Oct 2023


Exploring India's ancient towns and their timeless charm

Ancient civilizations have left behind signs of their presence in the shape of towns and communities that have withstood the test of time, weaving their threads into India's rich tapestry of history.

25 Sep 2023


Bihar: Dalit woman stripped, urinated upon over Rs. 1,500 loan

A Dalit woman in Bihar's Patna district was allegedly stripped, beaten, and urinated upon by a moneylender and his associates after she reported his unjust demands to the police, PTI reported.

31 Jul 2023

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Land-for-jobs scam: Lalu Yadav, family's assets worth Rs. 6cr seized

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday seized properties worth Rs. 6 crore linked to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, and their son and Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in the alleged land-for-jobs scam, NDTV reported.

16 Jul 2023


Centre slashes tomato prices to Rs. 80/kg in select cities

The central government on Sunday announced a cut in the prices of tomatoes from Rs. 90/kg to Rs. 80/kg retailed through two cooperatives—the National Cooperative Consumers Federation (NCCF) and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED).

13 Jul 2023


Patna: BJP workers clash with police over teacher recruitment policy

The Bihar Police reportedly used water cannons, tear gas, and batons on Thursday to stop Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, protesting against a reported scam in the recruitment of teachers, from marching toward the Bihar Assembly.

13 Jul 2023


Bihar: BJP leader reportedly killed in lathi charge during protest

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Kumar Singh allegedly succumbed to injuries after a lathi charge in Patna, Bihar, the party said on Thursday.

27 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Goa, Bihar, Jharkhand get their first Vande Bharat trains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off five Vande Bharat Express trains from Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

23 Jun 2023

Nitish Kumar

Decided to fight 2024 together, next meeting in Shimla: Nitish

After a meeting of around 16 opposition parties in Patna on Friday, Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar called the meeting positive and said that the parties have decided to fight the 2024 Lok Sabha polls together.

23 Jun 2023

Rahul Gandhi

BJP-RSS believe in 'Bharat todo': Rahul Gandhi 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS), saying they believe in "Bharat todo" (dividing India), whereas his party believes in "Bharat jodo" (uniting India).

What to expect from mega opposition meet in Patna tomorrow

The top leaders of 20 opposition parties from across the country will meet in Bihar's Patna on Friday to forge a joint opposition front to defeat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Heatwave kills nearly 100 in UP and Bihar; warning issued 

Nearly 100 people have reportedly died in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from heat-related causes in the past three days as an unprecedented heatwave persists in North India.

13 Jun 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: HAM chief Santosh Suman resigns, says 'party in danger' 

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's efforts to unite the opposition ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections suffered a setback after Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Santosh Kumar Suman resigned from his cabinet on Tuesday.

24 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Modi surname defamation: Patna HC grants Rahul Gandhi interim relief

Congress leader and disqualified MP Rahul Gandhi on Monday got interim relief from the Patna High Court, which quashed the summons issued to him by a lower court in the 2019 criminal defamation case related to the Modi surname.

18 Apr 2023


Bihar: Woman inspector thrashed during raid on mining mafia

Three mining officers, including a woman inspector, were allegedly attacked and assaulted by goons in the Bihta block of Patna, Bihar, on Monday, reported ANI.

20 Mar 2023


Bihar: Porn clip plays at Patna railway station TV screens

In what can only be described as an absolutely bizarre incident in Bihar, hundreds of passengers were left baffled after an adult film started playing on the TV screens installed at the Patna railway station for three minutes instead of advertisements.

10 Mar 2023


Bihar: 56-year-old Muslim man lynched on suspicion of carrying beef

A 56-year-old Muslim man from Hasanpur village of Bihar's Siwan succumbed to injuries in a hospital on Tuesday after allegedly being thrashed by a mob on suspicion of carrying beef, NDTV reported.

21 Jan 2023


Woman dies after quack conducts illegal abortion in Bihar's Hajipur 

Bihar Police have launched a search for a quack who reportedly conducted an illegal abortion at his clinic in Hajipur and fed the fetus to a dog.

09 Jan 2023


2 IndiGo passengers arrested for drinking onboard Delhi-Patna flight

Patna's Airport Police arrested two passengers of a Delhi-Patna IndiGo flight on Sunday night with the help of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for consuming alcohol on the domestic flight violating rules, NDTV reported.

28 Nov 2022

Bharti Airtel

Airtel introduces 5G service in Patna: How to enable

Airtel has finally launched its 5G service in Patna. The telecom company is rolling out the high-speed network in a phased manner and will gradually cover the whole city.

21 Nov 2022


Bihar: 12 killed as truck rams into religious procession

At least 12 people, including several children and women, were killed and many others were injured in the Vaishali district of Bihar, when a truck rammed into a religious procession.

22 Aug 2022


Air traffic controller in Delhi tests positive for psychoactive substance

An air traffic controller (ATCO) posted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi was taken off duty after he failed a drug test.

22 Aug 2022


Stones pelted on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's convoy, 13 arrested

The police arrested 13 people in connection with the stone-pelting at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's convoy in Patna on Sunday, India Today reported quoting Patna's senior superintendent of police (SSP).

25 Jul 2022

Varun Gandhi

Patna: Girl abandoned by father scores 99.4% in Class 10

BJP MP Varun Gandhi has brought to light the inspiring story of Patna girl Sreeja, who scored 99.4% in the recently announced CBSE Class 10 board exam results, on Twitter.

22 Jul 2022


Best planetariums in India to introduce your kids to astronomy

If you are inclined toward space exploration and astronomy, then planetariums or taramandals are a must-visit for you.

19 Jun 2022

Shiv Sena

SpiceJet plane makes emergency landing after wing catches fire

A SpiceJet plane, which was a Boeing 737-800, was forced to make an emergency landing at Patna's Bihta Airforce Station on Sunday after its left wing caught fire, India Today reported.

27 Jan 2022


Bihar: Protesters set train on fire over Railways exam

The protests against a Railways job exam turned violent in Bihar's Gaya after the protesters set ablaze four coaches of a train on Wednesday.

10 Sep 2021


Patna Metro receives over 7.5K entries for its logo contest

Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC) has received more than 7,500 entries for its logo contest from people across the country, spanning small towns and big cities, a senior official said on Friday.

08 Sep 2021


Bihar's political temperature rises as Chirag Paswan meets Tejashwi Yadav

Bihar's political temperature rose by a few notches on Wednesday as Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan met RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna to invite the latter to an event marking his father Ram Vilas Paswan's first death anniversary a few days later.

20 May 2021


Complaint against Patna hospital where COVID-19 patient was 'sexually assaulted'

A police complaint has been filed in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 45-year-old woman COVID-19 patient at the Paras-HMRI hospital in Patna, Bihar.

20 May 2021


After black fungus, 4 'white fungus' cases emerge in Patna

In the past few days, four cases of a "white fungus" have been detected in Bihar's Patna, leading to fresh worries.

22 Apr 2021


Bihar: 500 doctors, health workers infected in second wave

More than 500 doctors and health workers of the two leading hospitals in Patna, AIIMS and Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), have been infected with coronavirus during the ongoing second wave, sources said.

12 Apr 2021


In grave error, Patna hospital wrongly declares man dead

A state-run hospital in Bihar's capital has courted controversy by declaring an alive patient dead and even handing out a death certificate to the family, prompting an inquiry into the incident.

16 Feb 2021


Patna: School principal sentenced to death for raping 11-year-old student

A private school principal in Patna has been given death sentence by a court for raping an 11-year-old student of the institute, while another teacher of that school and a co-accused in the case was awarded life imprisonment for conniving with him.

29 Dec 2020


Patna: Hundreds march toward Governor's house against three farm laws

To lodge a protest against three farm laws passed by the Centre in September, hundreds of people participated in a march in Patna. The terminal point of the march is the house of Governor Phagu Chauhan, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

24 Aug 2020


PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

In a development that has taken political undertones in poll-bound Bihar, Prime Minister's Office on Monday tweeted that the PM-CARES Fund, short for Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, will finance two dedicated coronavirus hospitals in the state.

28 Jul 2020


Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely

The Patna Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall till August 1 in Bihar, confirming that the state won't get relief from the floods anytime soon.

14 Jul 2020


Bihar: 75 BJP leaders, HQ staff test positive for COVID-19

In a shocking development, the headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Bihar's Patna emerged as the latest COVID-19 hotspot after as many as 75 leaders and office staff members reportedly tested coronavirus positive.

08 Jul 2020


Lockdown in Patna from Friday; here's what will remain closed

In light of the rising number of coronavirus cases in Bihar's Patna, the district administration has decided to impose a week-long lockdown starting Thursday.

27 Jun 2020


Sushant's family to set up a foundation in his honor

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's family will set up a foundation called Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF), to support individuals aspiring to work in the fields of cinema, science, and sports - three subjects that were extremely close to his heart.

09 Jan 2020

Mumbai Police

Ex-Dawood Ibrahim aide gangster Ejaz Lakdawala arrested in Mumbai

In a major breakthrough, Mumbai Police arrested Ejaz Lakdawala, a wanted underworld don who was on the run for 20 long years.

02 Oct 2019


Why Patna suffered acute crisis? Blame the old drainage system

The visuals from Bihar's capital Patna have been worrisome, to say the least. Millions of residents were stranded on rooftops, without food, water, and electricity, as their houses remained submerged.

02 Oct 2019


Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar

For the last couple of days, Bihar has been reeling under devastating floods. The situation in capital Patna served as a grim reminder that nothing is fine in the state.

30 Sep 2019


Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

In what has been termed a delayed withdrawal of the monsoon, the death toll climbed to 29 in flooded Bihar on Sunday.