Tag: Bihar

Bihar has made extensive use of technology to combat  pandemic: Jibesh Kumar

NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the worst times in many decades, but one silver lining is that the COVID-19 crisis pushed companies and governments over the technology tipping point—and forever changed business. It has brought about 5 years of change in digitization in just over a year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, technology […]

Bihar-born Pankaj Kumar appointed as new chief secretary of Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: Odisha-born senior IAS officer Pankaj Kumar has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary to the Gujarat government, an official from the state General Administration department said on Friday. A 1986-batch IAS officer, Kumar (59) will replace Anil Mukim, who is retiring from service on August 31, and will take charge on the same […]

Five more states get additional borrowing of Rs. 2,094 crore

NEW DELHI: Reform linked additional borrowing permissions are stimulating reforms in Power Sector in the states. As a part of reform process, five more states namely, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand have successfully met the target set by the Ministry of Power for reduction in Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses or achieved the […]

Patna Medical College Hospital to get Rs 5540 crore ‘world class’ makeover

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday launched an ambitious project that aims to upgrade the Patna Medical College Hospital and make the largest public health care centre in the state “world class”. At a function held inside the historical PMCH campus, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of the 5462-bed hospital coming […]

Indian Air Force to buy 83 Tejas Light Combat aircrafts from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for Rs 45,696 crore

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet met under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today and has approved procurement of 73 LCA Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircrafts and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-1 Trainer aircrafts at the cost of Rs. 45,696 Crore along with Design and Development of Infrastructure sanctions worth Rs.1,202 crore. “The CCS […]

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Koilwar Bridge over Sone river in Bihar worth Rs 266 crore

NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport and Highways  Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the three lane 1.5 km long Koilwar bridge over Sone river in Bihar through Video Conferencing today. A sum of Rs 266 crore has been spent on the bridge. The existing two lane bridge for both rail and road traffic is 138 years […]

Bihar develops cold storage in Nalanda Medical College

PATNA: In order to store Covid vaccines, the health department of Bihar has developed a cold storage in Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), an official said. Health department special secretary Manoj Kumar said, “The ministry has acquired three storeys building of NMCH and waiting for the vaccines from the Centre. We have adequate infrastructure […]

ECL official dies during CBI raid at his residence in coal-smuggling racket case

KOLKATA: Even as the CBI raided 45 locations across West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand on Saturday in connection with a coal-smuggling racket, a security official of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) died during a search operation at his residence. Deceased Dhananjay Roy was posted as a Security Inspector at the state-run firm in Kunustoria […]

Bihar lacking basic infrastructures to attract investors

NEW DELHI: Despite the NDA government claiming significant development in the state, the Bihar Chamber of Commerce (BCC) feels the eastern state lacks basic infrastructure to attract investors. Speaking to IANS, Amit Mukherjee, Secretary General of BCC, said: “The overall industrial environment is not impressive in Bihar. Developing industrial corridors requires wide roads not less […]

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar distributes portfolios to cabinet, retains home and vigilance

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday formed the cabinet of his new NDA-backed government and distributed portfolios among the ministers. Kumar retained the key portfolios of home, general administration and vigilance while giving away the crucial finance and commercial taxes portfolio to his deputy, Sushil Kumar Modi, said a senior official of the […]

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Chief Minister of Bihar for seventh time

NEW DELHI: Nitish Kumar was on Monday sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar for his fourth successive term. Governor Phagu Chauhan administered the oath to Kumar at the ceremony at Raj Bhavan. Those who were administered oath of office included two Deputy Chief Minister designates Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, both from the BJP, […]

Bihar records 53.54% vote in 1st phase of assembly polls

NEW DELHI: A total 53.54 per cent voters exercised their franchise as polling was conducted peacefully on Wednesday in 71 assembly constituencies in Bihar for the first phase of assembly elections. H.R. Srinivas, Chief electoral officer of Bihar said elections for the first phase were held across 16 districts including the four Naxal-affected districts of […]

If GST has failed, revert to the old tax system: Uddhav Thackeray

By QUAID NAJMI MUMBAI:In a significant statement, Shiv Sena President and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that if the system of GST has failed, then the Centre should honestly admit it and revert to the old system of taxation in the country. Addressing the party’s annual Dassehra Rally online with only 50 […]

New regional parties set to enter political fray ahead of Bihar assembly polls

NEW DELHI: As the Election Commission announced the dates for the Bihar assembly elections, it seems to be a direct fight between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the RJD-led Opposition Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan). However, in these elections, several rookie parties and groupings will also be in the political fray. […]

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