Bihar News

Assembly Elections 2015: BJP seeks youth support for change of guard in Bihar

Asserting that youths were the harbinger of change in the society, the BJP on Sunday sought their support in its quest to claim power in the forthcoming Assembly Elections in Bihar.

Jharkhand CM for ''Nitish-Lalu mukht Bihar''

Targeting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ally RJD leader Lalu Prasad, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Sunday urged the people to vote for a "Nitish-Lalu mukht Bihar".

Bihar Assembly polls: CEC, EC to visit Patna; review poll preparations

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and Election Commissioner Achal Kumar are likely to visit Patna next week to review the preparations for the upcoming Assembly poll elections in the state.

Three women Kanwariya pilgrims killed in road accident

Three women Kanwariya pilgrims were killed and another injured when they were run over by a speeding truck here, police said today.

Nitish to make denial of special status a major poll plank
Nitish to make denial of special status a major poll plank

Crying "betrayal", Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)-RJD alliance will flag in a big way in the upcoming Bihar assembly elections the denial by the Centre of special category status to the state.

Bihar: Three women Kanwariya pilgrims killed in road accident

 Three women Kanwariya pilgrims were killed and another injured when they were run over by a speeding truck here, police said on Sunday.

What is PETA, asks Lalu Yadav

Mocking animal rights group PETA for challenging his plan to take out a procession with 1,000 horse carts ahead of the Assembly polls in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday said he will take out 50, 000 such processions.

Immunisation rate in Bihar has improved in past decade, claims Nitish

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the immunisation rate in the state had witnessed a jump from a measly 18 percent to 78 percent since he took over the reins of the state.

JD(U) attacks BJP over denial of special status

The JD(U) on Saturday attacked the BJP as its government at the Centre has ruled out granting special category status to Bihar and provided only a special package instead.

Major reshuffle of IAS, IPS officers in poll-bound Bihar

In a major administrative reshuffle ahead of crucial Assembly polls in Bihar, the state government on Saturday transferred 36 IAS officers - across 28 districts, and 41 IPS officers.

Bihar transfers 44 IPS officers ahead of polls

The Bihar government on Saturday transferred 44 IPS officers ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls.

Bihar is India's most flood-prone state, says institute

Bihar is the country's most flood-prone state with 73 percent of its 94,163-sq.Km area getting flooded annually, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) said here on Saturday.

Why should Suvidha Express run on demand only, Nitish Kumar asks PM Modi

Mocking Narendra Modi over the launch of the Suvidha Express, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said earlier people had to queue up for trains, but now, they would have to queue up to get all trains to run.

Lalu Prasad's 1,000 horse carts procession runs into PETA trouble

RJD chief Lalu Prasad`s grand plan to take out a procession with 1,000 horse carts ahead of the Assembly polls has been challenged by an animal rights group.

JD(U) slams govt for refusing special status to Bihar

The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for refusing special status to Bihar and said that the Prime Minister had promised the same to the people of the state to get votes during the Lok Sabha elections.

EC publishes final voters list for Bihar

A total of 6,68,26,658 voters, which includes male, female and also third gender, would be eligible to exercise their franchise in the coming election to Bihar Assembly, according to the final voters list published by Election Commission on Friday.

Woman levels sexual assault charge against IPS father-in-law

 A woman has filed a case of sexual assault against her IPS father-in-law and lodged complaints of domestic violence and torture for dowry against her husband and in-laws family.

BJP slams Nitish over sole credit for achievements in Bihar

Slamming Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for taking sole credit for Bihar government's performance over the past decade, its former ally BJP on Friday dared him to contest the coming Assembly polls on his standalone achievements over the past 25 months.

Jitan Ram Manjhi continues to be recognised as unattached member: Speaker

Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi would continue to be regarded as unattached member notwithstanding Election Commission recognising his fledgling Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly Uday Narayan Choudhary said on Friday.

Huge cache of explosives recovered in Bihar

A huge cache of explosives, suspected to be belonging to Maoists, was today recovered by the Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar police from the district, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled rally here on August 9.

No special status to Bihar, says Centre in Lok Sabha

The government on Friday ruled out granting special category status to Bihar for increased central assistance, though there was a proposal to provide the state a special package.

Punish tipplers with brooms, says Bihar women's panchayat

A women's panchayat in a Bihar village has ordered women to punish with brooms people found consuming and selling liquor, while imposing a ban on liquor consumption, an official said on Friday.

Patna HC allows rebel JD(U) MLAs to attend Bihar assembly

The Patna High Court on Friday allowed four rebel JD-U legislators, who were disqualified by the Bihar assembly speaker, to attend the monsoon session next month.

Bihar to name college, science city after Kalam

The Bihar cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to name Kishanganj Agriculture College and the proposed science city in Patna after late former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, officials said.

Additional sub-inspector held on graft charge in Bihar

 An additional sub-inspector of police was caught red-handed by a vigilance team today in Patna district while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.

Bihar govt announces sops for teachers, doctors before polls

 The Bihar government today declared pay-scale based salary for its over 4 lakh contractual teachers and raised the retirement age of doctors working in the poll-bound state from 65 to 67 years.

Bihar govt names college, science city after APJ Abdul Kalam

Paying rich tributes to 'People's president' APJ Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his last rites, the Bihar government today named Agriculture College at Kishanganj and the proposed science city after him.

Rope made in Bihar jail used to hang Yakub Memon

A rope supplied by a Bihar jail was used to hang 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday, an official said.

Now Pappu Yadav gets 'Y' category security

 Former RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has been given 'Y' category security, over a week after former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was accorded the top 'Z-plus' security cover by the Centre.

BJP feels vindicated by Patna HC verdict on BCB: Sushil Modi

 A day after the Patna High Court banned use of pictures of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar or ministers in the 'Badh Chala Bihar' campaign, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today said his party's stance, that the JD(U) was engaged in self-publicity, stands vindicated with the judicial order.