Bihar News

Vande Mataram should not be imposed: Upendra Kushwaha

 Union minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said Sunday that singing 'Vande Mataram' should not be forced on any one in the country.

Two killed over land dispute in Bihar

Two people were killed Sunday in a village in Bihar's Banka district over a land dispute, police said.

TMC MLA's son found dead on rail track in Bihar

Debasish Das, son of Trinamool Congress MLA Kasturi Das and brother-in-law of the Kolkata Mayor, was on Sunday found dead under mysterious circumstances at Barsoi railway station here, an official said.

Ara blast: Bihar Police picks up two women from UP

 Bihar police here on Saturday picked up two women, said to be family members of the woman suspected to have carried out the bomb blast at the civil court in Ara in that state yesterday.

Bihar CM Manjhi refutes differences with Nitish Kumar

With JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav holding a closed door meeting with Bihar chief minister and state party chief to stem the deepening crisis in the party, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday denied speculations about 'differences' with senior party leader Nitish Kumar.

Nitish launches counter-attack against BJP

"I had no prime ministerial ambition," senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said while countering BJP's argument that he broke the alliance to occupy the top post and accused the saffron party of "spreading lies".

Sharad Yadav holds meeting with Manjhi

With crisis deepening in JD(U) in the wake of war of words between supporters of Nitish Kumar and Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, party president Sharad Yadav on Saturday held a closed door meeting to douse the fire.

Woman behind Ara blast hailed from UP

The woman, who carried the bomb which exploded in Ara civil court premises, has been identified as a native of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday.

Parliamentary board to decide on naming CM candidate for Bihar polls: Amit Shah

The BJP parliamentary board will decide on whether to name the chief ministerial candidate for the Bihar Assembly polls later this year, party president Amit Shah said here Saturday.

Man held for trying to write to Barack Obama

 Ahead of the three-day visit to India by the US President, police on Friday took a 49-year-old man into custody from a cyber cafe in temple town of Bodh Gaya for allegedly trying to send an e-mail to Barack Obama seeking 130 crore dollars as fund for national relief.

JD(U) questions BJP's love for Karpoori Thakur

Ruling JD(U) on Friday attacked BJP for "trying to get political gain" in the upcoming Assembly elections by using the name of great socialist leader Karpoori Thakur.

Nitish Kumar aligned with Congress to fulfill his ambition to be PM: Shah
Nitish Kumar aligned with Congress to fulfill his ambition to be PM: Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday hit out at former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar accusing him joining hands with Congress to pursue his personal ambitions to become the Prime Minister and said he was going against the principles of socialist leader Karpoori Thakur.

Man lynched in Bihar, case filed

A man was lynched by a mob here after he allegedly shot at and injured a person in a village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district today, police said.

Biha woman killed for practising witchcraft

Patna: A 55-year-old Muslim woman was killed by her neighbours in Bihar's Khagaria district, for allegedly practising witchcraft, police said Friday.

Ara bomb blast: 3 dead, several injured; Centre seeks report
Ara bomb blast: 3 dead, several injured; Centre seeks report

A bomb blast took place inside the premises of a civil court in Bihar's Ara district killing at least three people and injuring several others on Friday.

Amit Shah to kick off 'Mission Bihar' to woo EBCs

BJP president Amit Shah is set to kick-start `Mission Bihar` here Friday to woo the extremely backward castes (EBCs) on the birth anniversary of former chief minister Karpoori Thakur.

BJP president Amit Shah on two-day Bihar visit from Friday

With Assembly election in Bihar scheduled later this year, BJP president Amit Shah is arriving here on Friday to rejuvenate the party workers to take on the combined might of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar.

Waqf Boards' property to be registered for minority welfare: Heptullah

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah on Thursday said that the property belonging to Muslim Sunni and Shia Waqf boards in the country will be registered and developed to fund minority welfare activities.

Those who wore caps, did not respect it: Najma Heptullah

Taking a dig at the "show-off measures" adopted by various political parties to appease the Muslims in Bihar, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah on Thursday said the leaders "just wore caps but did not keep the respect of those caps".

Dinner diplomacy by pro-Nitish camp fuels speculation

The 'dinner diplomacy' by pro-Nitish Kumar ministers at the residence of a senior minister Wednesday night fuelled speculation of attempts to replace Jitan Ram Manjhi by another Dalit in the Chief Minister's post.

Pro-Nitish ministers meet to signal message to Manjhi

Amid reports of power tussle between Nitish Kumar and Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, over a dozen pro-Nitish ministers met at the residence of a senior minister here on Wednesday night signalling all was not well in the party government.

Nitish asks JD(U) workers to use social media to counter BJP

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday advised party workers to go for greater use of social media to counter BJP "propaganda" in the coming Assembly poll in Bihar.

Jitan Ram Manjhi visits riot-hit areas of Muzaffarpur

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday visited violence-hit areas of the Muzaffarpur district in the state, where three people had died in communal clashes earlier this week.

Bihar CM asks people to refrain from politics over Ajizpur clash

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday visited arson-hit Ajizpur village in Muzaffarpur district and asked people to "refrain from politics" over it.

Hindu widow saved 10 Muslims in Bihar riots

A Hindu woman who saved lives of 10 Muslims in this village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district during the recent clashes in which five people died is being hailed as a hero, officials said.

Maoists seek Rs 1 crore, firearms as levy from Railways

Suspected Maoists have sought Rs 1 crore, firearms and ammunition as levy from the Railways and have threatened to blow up railway tracks between Motihari and Paniahwa railway stations in Bihar if their demands are not met.

Naxals set two trucks on fire in Gaya

 Naxals set two trucks on fire in a village near Gayalate on Tuesday evening.

Disaster management the priority of state govt: Manjhi

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday said disaster management was the priority of the state government and promised all assistance to the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA).

15 boys and girls rescued from orchestra company in Bihar

The Bihar police in a joint operation with the West Bengal police today rescued eight girls and seven boys from a village in East Champaran district where they worked for an orchestra company.

Manjhi govt asked to expedite drinking water schemes

 The Centre on Tuesday asked the Bihar government to expedite the tardy progress in implementation of the drinking water schemes in the state particularly in villages dominated by SC, ST and minorities population.