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Bihar prepared for Covid-19 vaccination drive, says CM Nitish Kumar – patna

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday the state is prepared for the coronavirus vaccination and doses would be administered to healthcare, frontline workers and those above 50 years of age on a priority basis. He added that the state government would abide by the Centre’s guidelines and conduct the vaccination effectively. “We’re prepared for Covid-19 vaccination in Bihar. ...

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Schools, colleges reopen in Bihar after over 9 months, attendance thin as parents concerned – india news

Schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Bihar welcomed students as they reopened after a gap of more than nine months. These institutes were closed on March 14 last year due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Physical classes were held for students of Classes 9-12 in schools and final year students in colleges. “I am happy that schools have ...

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Bihar health dept seeks police aid to locate missing UK returnees to check new Covid-19 strain – india news

The Bihar health department has sought police help to track down some “missing” returnees from the United Kingdom to test them for the new strain of coronavirus. The decision to seek police help was taken after state health officials could not trace 45 passengers, who could not be reached on the contact numbers and addresses provided through the ministry of ...

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Bihar govt plans Didi Ki Rasoi canteens in all district hospitals – india news

Buoyed by the success of the canteen called ‘Didi Ki Rasoi (DKR)’ run by women SHGs popularly known by the name of Jeevika didis along with the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) at seven district hospitals of the state, chief minister Nitish Kumar had asked authorities to ensure that all canteens in the remaining districts should all be handed ...

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Bihar government ends subsidy on 63 farm implements – india news

Farmers in Bihar will have to refresh their list of farm implements to purchase under the government’s subsidy programme as the state government has delisted as many as 63 equipment for this fiscal. A senior officer of the agriculture department, familiar with the matter, said that the state government has approved 17 farm implements, against 81 last year, on which ...

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Bihar cop sent to judicial custody on rape charges – india news

A police constable, who was arrested on Monday on charges of sexually assaulting a lady constable in a hotel in the state capital, was sent to judicial custody for 14 days on Wednesday. Saharsa SP Rakesh Kumar has suspended the policeman after he was sent to judicial remand as the policeman is currently posted at Saharsa. According to the police, ...

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Shaktisinh Gohil wants Cong to relieve him of duties in Bihar, Delhi – india news

All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Bihar and Delhi Shaktisinh Gohil has requested the party leadership to relieve him of all organisational responsibilities on health grounds, people familiar with the development said. Gohil, 60, had tested positive for Covid-19 on November 6 in the midst of Bihar assembly elections. On December 3, the senior Congress leader announced on social ...

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RJD to stage dharna to support agitating farmers, urges Bihar cultivators to join in – india news

The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Friday announced its support to the farmers agitating in and around Delhi seeking the repeal of three recent farm laws and decided to stage a dharna in the state capital on Saturday. RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who will lead the dharna near Mahatma Gandhi statue at Gandhi Maidan, also urged the farmers ...

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Curbs back in Bihar as Covid case positivity rate goes up – india news

Bihar re-introduced curbs, limiting guests at marriage functions to 100 and those at “shradh” (death) ceremony to 25, while allowing offices to function at only 50% of their manpower strength in six districts, including Patna, as its worst fears of a spike in coronavirus cases post festival season seemed to be coming true, with the case positivity rate going up ...

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NDA’s Sinha defeats RJD’s Choudhary in tight race for Bihar speaker – india news

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Vijay Kumar Sinha was on Wednesday elected speaker of the 17th Bihar assembly through a majority vote amid a furore caused by a viral audio tape in which Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad is purportedly trying to influence a BJP member to abstain from the vote. Sinha, the candidate of the ruling National ...

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