Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Patna

Outrage as police search bridal rooms at Patna wedding venues for liquor, Nitish defends action

Days after Bihar CM decided to penalise officers for not implementing Prohibition, Patna police teams raided over 50 marriage halls. No confirmation of any seizures or arrests.

IIT Kharagpur student spoofed IDs, faked profiles, morphed nudes to harass Delhi minors, arrested

The accused, Mahavir Kumar, stalked and blackmailed 50 students and teachers of a prominent school in Delhi. He was arrested from his Patna residence after a 2-month probe.

‘My city is fully open’ say users in Patna and Surat on Bharat Bandh, but post image from 2016

New Delhi: National highways, link roads and railway tracks were blocked by protesting farmers during the nationwide Bharat Bandh Monday, resulting in highway blockages...

‘Bulldozing heritage’: Bihar plan to partly raze 130-yr-old Khuda Bakhsh library sparks outrage

Khuda Bakhsh library is an ‘Institution of National Importance’ according to Parliament. Now, Nitish govt's plan for elevated road suggests knocking down its historic Curzon Reading Hall.

Patna school principal gets death penalty for raping Class 5 student

A POCSO judge also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the convict. A co-accused was sentenced to life imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs 50,000.

Ex-World Bank official, journalist, cop-turned-professor — Bihar’s new crop of candidates

In a state used to seeing political dynasts and people with criminal backgrounds contest elections, a small group of candidates is trying to offer an alternative. Here’s a look at them.

Badlaav the buzzword for Shatrughan Sinha’s son & others in Bankipur, against BJP heavyweight

ThePrint gets on the campaign trail in Bihar's Bankipur where 3 debutants — Luv Sinha, Manish Barriarr & Pushpam Priya Choudhury — are taking on BJP's Nitin Nabin.

Who’s challenging BJP in Bihar fortress? Oxford, LSE-educated Independents & ‘Shotgun’s’ son

BJP’s Nitin Nabin has won 3 times from Bankipur. But Manish Barriarr, Pushpam Priya Choudhary & Congress’ Luv Sinha are out to change that.

For Patna being the dirtiest in India, the blame is on all—from Lalu Yadav to Nitish Kumar

Beyond political blame and jibes, the news of Patna’s ranking has more or less sunk without much of an informed debate among policy makers or the media in Bihar.

Groom dead, over 100 test positive: Wedding in Bihar sets off Covid infection chain

The groom was running high fever & wanted the ceremony deferred, but family members made him swallow paracetamol and go through the wedding rituals.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.