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Sushil Modi takes on Nitish Kumar

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday hailed the recommendations of 14th Finance Commission as "a big gift for states like Bihar" and tore into Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's claims that the state would financially suffer due to it.

Two Patna blast suspects being brought to Bengaluru for questioning

Two suspects in the Patna blast case are being brought from that city to Bangalore for questioning in connection with the December 28, 2014 blast here, a top police official said here on Thursday.

RJD MP Pappu Yadav meets PM Modi, sparks speculation

Upset over RJD's support to Nitish Kumar's bid to become Bihar Chief Minister, party MP Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav, on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, setting off speculation about his future course of action.

Class I girl dies after fight with classmates

 A six-year-old girl died and her elder sister was critically injured in a fight with two classmates of a government-run primary school in East Champaran district, the police said.

Seven-year-old raped, murdered in Bihar; accused arrested

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a man in Bania village here and her mutilated body was today recovered from railway tracks, police said.

Woman beheaded, family members injured by relatives in Bihar

A 45-year-old woman's head was chopped off and three of her family members seriously injured allegedly by her relatives in Dakshini Daulatpur village in the district on Thursday, police said.

Railway Budget full of lofty ideas but no action plan: Nitish Kumar

Unimpressed with the Railway Budget presented in Parliament on Thursday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it was full of "lofty ideas but without any action plan."

Nitish Kumar to seek trust vote on March 11

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will seek confidence vote on March 11 at the onset of the 179th session of the Legislative Assembly and his government will table the state budget next day.

Nitish Kumar unhappy with 14th Finance Commission recommendations

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over the 14th Finance Commission's recommendations accepted by the Narendra Modi government with reference to states, particularly Bihar.

BJP slams Nitish Kumar for restoring Amir Subhani to PS's post

The BJP on Wednesday took exception to restoration of Amir Subhani to the post of Principal Secretary (Home), alleging that he had failed to deal with law and order situation during Nitish Kumar's earlier five-year stint as CM which was marred by serial blasts in Bodh Gaya and Patna among a host of other major incidents.

Patna HC lawyers continue to boycott work

 Over 10,000 lawyers of Patna High Court abstained from work for the second day on Wednesday to protest against new rules pertaining to filing of cases and demand construction of new building for better sitting arrangements for advocates.

Sugar, kerosene, tea leaves for poor in ration shops in Bihar

 Chief Minister Nitish Kumar government on Wednesday announced bonanza for the poor by including sugar, tea leaves and kerosene in the list of items to be provided through ration shops.

Pappu Yadav lashes out at Nitish, says ready to quit RJD

RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan on Wednesday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, accusing the JD(U) leader and his aides of working to "finish off" RJD and said he would quit the party if Lalu Prasad wishes so.

Miscreants hold up and rob vehicles in Nawada

Armed miscreants waylaid vehicles on a busy route in Nawada district of Bihar and looted cash and valuables worth several lakhs from passengers, the police said.

CRPF gives emotional tributes to its two slain personnel

In a wreath laying ceremony attended by the top brass, the CRPF on Wednesday bid adieu to its two jawans killed in a landmine blast by Maoists in Gaya district of Bihar.

One jawan killed, nine injured in landmine blast in Bihar's Gaya

At least one was killed and nine others injured in the landmine blast in the Dumaria block of the Gaya district in Bihar on Tuesday.

Nitish Kumar rejigs administrative setup in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday reshuffled the administrative setup bringing his trusted officials back to key posts who were shunted by Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Maoists blow up CRPF vehicle in Bihar; 2 dead, 10 injured

One CRPF jawan was killed and 13 others were injured when Maoists blew up a mini-bus carrying them in Gaya district on Tuesday evening.

Senior Bihar minister Ramai Ram miffed at not becoming Dy CM

While all ministers of Nitish Kumar Cabinet took charge of their portfolios, a senior minister Ramai Ram, miffed at not getting the post of Deputy Chief Minister, reluctantly joined work in Transport Ministry on Tuesday and announced that he would take some "decision" after confidence vote.

Over 10,000 Patna HC lawyers abstain from work

Over 10,000 lawyers of Patna High Court abstained from work on Tuesday demanding the new rules pertaining to filling of cases be withdrawn.

Two women among four injured in acid attack in Bihar village

Four persons, including two women, were seriously injured when a group of people threw acid on them over a land-related dispute at a village in Samastipur district on Tuesday.

Bodies of two children recovered in Bihar

Bodies of two children were recovered on Tuesday from a river in Lakhisarai district of Bihar, a senior police officer said.

A day after swearing-in, Nitish settles down to work

A day after being sworn-in again, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar settled down to work as he held a series of meetings since morning.

BJP smells JD(U)-RJD discord in Bihar CM Nitish Kumar trust vote delay
BJP smells JD(U)-RJD discord in Bihar CM Nitish Kumar trust vote delay

BJP on Monday claimed that all is not well between JD(U) and RJD and that is the reason behind new Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar taking 'so much time' to face confidence vote.

Day after swearing-in, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar settles down to work

A day after being sworn-in again, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar settled down to work as he held a series of meetings since Monday morning.

Ex-MLA Chamaria dies, Nitish announces state funeral

Social worker and former Congress Legislator Sitaram Chamaria died on Monday after prolonged illness.

Two killed, five others hurt in road accident in Bihar

Two persons were killed and five others injured Monday in a collision between three vehicles near a village on Bhagalpur-Dumka road in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, a police officer said.

Will work with PM Modi for Bihar's development, says Nitish Kumar
Will work with PM Modi for Bihar's development, says Nitish Kumar

Ending days of political drama, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar on Sunday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth time saying that he had once again assumed office with full earnestness and would work for the development of the state with sincerity.

Posters ridicule Manjhi, BJP outside Nitish residence

With senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar all set to take charge on Sunday as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth time and party workers in a festive mood, several posters and hoardings ridiculing former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and rival BJP have surfaced around his residence.