Bihar News

NDA will get maximum seats in Bihar polls, says Paswan

Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday exuded confidence that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will get maximum seats in the ensuing Bihar Assembly elections.

JD(U), RJD tie-up an "unholy" alliance: Venkaiah Naidu

Amid talk of JD(U) and RJD coming together ahead of the Bihar assembly elections, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday described the proposed tie-up as an "unholy and unworkable" alliance.

Three TMC workers injured in factional fight

Three Trinamool Congress workers were on Sunday injured when a clash broke between two groups of the party at Jamuria during which bombs were hurled, police said.

Castiesm is in the DNA of Modi, says JD(U) spokesperson

 Bihar`s ruling Janata Dal-United spokesperson Neeraj Kumar on Sunday said `castiesm` is in the DNA of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his call for an end to caste-based politics in Bihar is full of contradictions.

Bihar: Two killed in road mishap

 Two persons, including a child, were killed and 10 others seriously injured when a speeding auto-rickshaw rammed into a stationary truck on state highway- 59 near Son Bihat village in Darbhanga district of Bihar on Sunday.

Bihar Assembly polls: Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikar Morcha announces candidates
Bihar Assembly polls: Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikar Morcha announces candidates

Pappu Yadav-led Jan Adhikar Morcha on Sunday declared the names of three candidates contesting upcoming polls in the state.

No alliance with JD-U in Bihar: BJP

The BJP would not join hands with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the state assembly polls, former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said here on Saturday.

1500 detonators recovered from a house in Bihar

As many as 1,500 detonators were recovered on Saturday from a house in Takia locality of Bihar's Rohtas district and one person has been arrested, a senior police official said.

Nitish meets Mulayam on differences over Manjhi

 After keeping away from a crucial meeting yesterday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and raised objections to RJD head Lalu Prasad's idea of bringing Jitan Ram Manjhi in their alliance, an issue that threatens to derail the grouping.

Gadkari, union minsters to tour Bihar to spread Modi govt's good work

 Bracing for crucial Bihar poll later this year, BJP on Saturday announced tours of several Union ministers including Nitin Gadkari next week to "spread among people good works" of Narendra Modi government in the past one year.

BJP leaders attending caste meetings in Bihar

 A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised people of Bihar to rise above caste politics, his party leaders were seen busy attending caste meetings in their preparation for upcoming Assembly poll.

Bihar polls: BJP will 'favourably consider' proposal for tie-up with Manjhi
Bihar polls: BJP will 'favourably consider' proposal for tie-up with Manjhi

 A day after ousted Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi sought time from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP on Saturday said the party would "favourably consider" any proposal from his side for a tie-up in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls.

Minor girl gang-raped by hospital ward boys in Bihar

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two ward boys of a private hospital in Bansdeeh area here, police said on Saturday.

Crude bomb explodes in Bihar, 7 kids injured

Seven children were injured when a crude bomb went off in Bihar's Bhagalpur district on Saturday.

Doctors sweep Patna roads

Hundreds of doctors on Saturday took brooms in their hands and swept roads as part of a cleanniess drive in the city.

BJP will face crushing defeat in Bihar, worse than Delhi: Congress

Congress on Saturday said that the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will face a crushing defeat in poll-bound Bihar, which will be "worse than what it faced in Delhi Assembly polls".

BJP's opponents have turned desperate in Bihar: Arun Jaitley

"Desperate" rivals of BJP are cobbling together an "impracticable coalition" in Bihar to stop the saffron party from winning the Assembly polls due there later this year, key party strategist Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

Pappu Yadav pitches for Third Front in Bihar

Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav on Friday rejected speculation of a tie-up with BJP and pitched for a Third Front against NDA as well as Lalu Prasad-led RJD in poll-bound Bihar.

Question mark on RJD-JD(U) merger as Nitish Kumar skips meet
Question mark on RJD-JD(U) merger as Nitish Kumar skips meet

Putting a question mark on the 'Janata Parivar' merger, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday skipped a crucial meeting called to iron out the differences with RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who mooted the idea of roping in Jitan Ram Manjhi, a known Kumar detractor, in the anti-BJP alliance.

Fourth farmer dies in Bihar

Agrarian distress deepened in Bihar with the state recording its fourth farmer death here on Friday sparking angry protests from villagers who demanded intervention of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

No Assembly polls duty for striking Bihar home guards

The Bihar government has decided not to deploy the Home Guards, who are on strike for the past one week, on duty for Assembly polls due later this year, an official said on Friday.

PM Narendra Modi asks Biharis to shed casteism, says committed to Bihar's development
PM Narendra Modi asks Biharis to shed casteism, says committed to Bihar's development

Reaching out to the voters of Bihar ahead of the Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the people of the state to rise above caste considerations and support the most virtuous.

Low-intensity blast near passport office in Patna: Report

A low-intensity blast took place near the passport office in Bihar's capital Patna, a report said on Friday.

Mulayam to sort out seat sharing issue with Lalu, Nitish: Tyagi

Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi on Friday said Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav`s meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convened to sort out the seat sharing issue ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections.

Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav to hold merger talks today
Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav to hold merger talks today

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad will hold talks with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav here on Friday amid continuing differences over formalising a merger before the state Assembly polls.

Chargesheet filed against BJP MP Satish Chandra Dubey in murder case

A chargesheet was filed against BJP`s MP from Bihar Satish Chandra Dubey and five others in a 15-year-old murder case, police said on Thursday.

Bihar polls will drive third nail in BJP's coffin: Jairam Ramesh

 Asserting that the Bihar Assembly polls will be the "third nail" in BJP's coffin, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh exuded confidence on the prospect of all "secular forces" joining hands to defeat the saffron party in the politically crucial battle.

Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav to hold merger talks on Friday

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad will hold talks with Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav here tomorrow amid continuing differences over formalising a merger before the state Assembly polls.

NDA will get two-thirds majority in Bihar: Paswan

Dismissing the Janata Parivar as having no future, Lok Janshakti Party President and Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday claimed that the National Democratic Alliance will get two-thirds majority in elections to the Bihar Assembly later this year.

Secular forces will join hands to defeat BJP in Bihar: Jairam Ramesh

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has expressed confidence that all "secular forces" would join hands to defeat the BJP in forthcoming elections in Bihar.