Bihar News

Nitish, Manjhi share dais to dispel reports of difference

Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar shared dais after more than two months on Tuesday to dispel reports of differences between them and launched a blistering attack on BJP.

Alliance to decide future CM after 2015 polls: Bihar CM

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday said he has no lust for power and the future person to take up office would be decided by the leadership of JD(U) and its alliance partners if the combine wins the 2015 Assembly polls in the state.

Manjhi terms no entry remark on central ministers 'sweet joke'

Under attack from BJP for his comment that seven union ministers from Bihar would not be allowed entry into state, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday retracted and termed the comment as 'sweet joke'.

Manjhi says he'll remain CM till next Bihar Assembly polls

Undeterred by a section of JD(U) leadership expressing displeasure over his recent controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said he would continue in his post till the Assembly polls in November next year.

Complaint against Manjhi for 'upper caste' remark

A complaint was on Monday filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in a court in Saran district, charging him with sowing discord in society by questioning the origin of upper caste people.

Rape-accused in Bihar dumped by wife

A woman in the Bihar capital has refused to live with her husband, arrested for alleged rape of a minor girl, police Monday said.

Maoists torch property of a company in Bihar

 Armed Maoists torched eight machines and a vehicle of a road construction company for not getting extortion money at Bagara Ghat in Muzaffarpur district, a police officer said on Monday.

JD(U) to remove Jitan Manjhi as Bihar's chief minister?
JD(U) to remove Jitan Manjhi as Bihar's chief minister?

Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered.

BJP leader shot dead in Bihar, violent protests follow

Patna: A senior state BJP leader, Srikant Bharti was shot dead in Bihar's Siwan district, triggering violent protests Monday by his supporters, police said.

Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi rebels against restrictions by party, say “won't take advice”

Rebelling against suggestions by JD(U) leadership to rein in his speech, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said he will do what he wants and "will not take anybody's advice".

Eight suspected Maoists arrested in Bihar

Eight suspected Maoists have been arrested allegedly with a haul of arms and explosives here, a police official said on Sunday.

No regrets over debacle in general elections, says Nitish Kumar

Asserting that he had given primacy to principle over coalition government while severing alliance with the BJP last year, former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that he has no regrets over debacle in the general elections.

Will continue to speak my mind, says Bihar CM Manjhi

 Ignoring warnings and advice of his party JD-U over his controversial remarks in recent days, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday said that he will not bow before anyone and he would continue to speak as usual.

Bihar launches ops as Maoists shift base due Jharkhand polls

Bihar Police has launched anti-Naxal operation amid intelligence inputs that Maoists from Jharkhand were shifting base to the state to escape the security dragnet in the wake of impending state assembly polls there.

Rahul Gandhi to educate Patna youth about Congress' legacy, policies today
Rahul Gandhi to educate Patna youth about Congress' legacy, policies today

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will spearhead the Samajik Sadbhav (social harmony) march here on Sunday with an aim to educate youth about the decades old legacy and policies of his party.

Nitish Kumar asks JD(U) workers to foil BJP 'divide and rule' policy

Accusing the BJP of being an expert in "misinformation campaign", senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday asked party workers to give a befitting reply to the saffron party's "divide and rule" policy in the coming Assembly elections.

Union Ministers hit out at Manjhi for remarks of barring them from Bihar

 Union Ministers from Bihar today took exception to Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's remarks that they will not be allowed entry if they failed to bring in desired assistance for the state.

Mob attacks NTPC guest house after death of student in Bihar

A school student died and his brother got seriously injured on Saturday when a bus belonging to NTPC hit them after which an angry mob attacked the PSU's guest house and torched 10 vehicles, besides damaging other goods at Dalmianagar in Rohtas district.

LS defeat due to lack of coordination between Govt, party

 Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday admitted that lack of coordination and distance between government and the party was an important reason for defeat of JD(U) in the recent general election saying it would not be repeated.

Manjhi orders speedy disposal of cases involving SC/ST

 The Bihar government on Friday issued direction that chargesheet should be filed in cases of atrocities against SC/ST within 30 days and the matter should be solved within 60 to 65 days.

Student gang-raped by six persons, four arrested in Bihar

 A higher secondary student was allegedly gangraped by six persons at Bihta, about 38 km from here, police said today.

Two top Maoists arrested in Bihar

Jamui: In a joint operation with CRPF, Bihar Police today arrested two Maoists in Jamui district of Bihar.

15 injured in bus accident in Hajipur

Hajipur: Fifteen persons belonging to a wedding party were injured today when the bus in which they were traveling overturned in Vaishali district of Bihar.

Man accuses wife, in-laws of harassment, forcing to convert

 A man has filed a complaint against his wife and in-laws accusing them of harassing him and forcing to convert to another religion.

Cong factionalism comes to fore at Indira anniversary function

 Factionalism within the Bihar Congress on Wednesday came to the fore at a function to mark the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi with warring groups organising separate shows here on the occasion.

I may become prime minister one day: Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi
I may become prime minister one day: Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday said he could become the prime minister one day.

Map row: Govt employee suspended, show-cause notice on engineer

Patna: In a damage control exercise, the urban development department of Bihar has suspended an employee and served a show-cause notice on an engineer in connection with a row over a map of India on its website showing Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh not as parts of the country.

Won't let you in if you fail to help Bihar's development: CM Manjhi to union ministers

Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday said the seven union ministers hailing from Bihar would not be allowed to enter the state if they fail to help in the state's development.

Quota for disabled persons: SC seeks response from Bihar, BPSC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from Bihar government and the BPSC on a plea seeking quashing of an advertisement for filling up 3,364 posts of Assistant Professors in various universities on the ground that it denied 3 per cent mandatory quota to disabled persons.

Nitish dismisses reports of efforts for RJD, JD(U) merger

Amid talks of chance of merger of JD(U) and RJD to take on BJP, former chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday dismissed any such efforts and said instead attempts were being made for wider unity among parties of old Janata Parivar.